By Guan Heng Tan
“In tracing the careers of those diversified humans . . . tantalising snippets of nationwide heritage are mentioned in short prices from their lives. those on my own make the e-book a desirable learn . . . past background, a hundred Inspiring Rafflesians is an inspirational publication approximately making anything of your personal existence. no matter if your aspirations are humble or increased, no matter if you're from an easy or advantaged heritage, the message in every one of many tales inside is identical: you can also make your personal success.” Vita version This enlightening booklet describes the lives and achievements of eminent Rafflesians from Raffles establishment, Raffles women' university and Raffles Junior university, lots of whom have served within the Singapore public and neighborhood carrier within the optimum positions. The biographies include little recognized proof of curiosity, which were adorned with own anecdotes acquired from these interviewed. The e-book additionally represents a courageous venture by way of a visually handicapped individual, who's himself a Rafflesian.
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100 Inspiring Rafflesians, 1823-2003 by Guan Heng Tan