100 Inspiring Rafflesians, 1823-2003

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World Scientific, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 273 pages
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This enlightening book describes the lives and achievements of eminent Rafflesians from Raffles Institution, Raffles Girls'; School and Raffles Junior College, many of whom have served in the Singapore public and community service in the highest positions. The biographies contain little known facts of interest, which have been embellished with personal anecdotes obtained from those interviewed.The book also represents a brave undertaking by a visually handicapped person, who is himself a Rafflesian.
 

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Contents

Abdul Jamil bin Haji Ahmad Malaysias LieutenantGeneral
1
Zaibedah Ahmad First Career Woman Ambassador
5
V Ambiavagar A Thoroughbred Rafflesian
9
Johnny Ang A Disabled Artist
11
Ang Swee Chai Doctor Defies Death to Save Lives
13
Edmund William Barker The Cambridge Blue Minister
17
Cham Tao Soon Of Rabbits and Fish Head Curry
21
Michael Chan Chew Koon Lord Chan of Oxton
23
Ernest Steven Monteiro Pioneer in Preventive Medicine
147
Mohamed Javad Namazie A Persian in Malacca Street
149
Noel Evelyn Norris Veteran Educator
153
George Oehlers Mr Speaker
155
Mae Noleen Oehlers A True Blue Rafflesian
157
Mohamed Taib bin Osman Pioneer of Pantai Valley
159
Indra Padmanathan World Bank Specialist
163
Pang Eng Fong Enigmatic Academic and Diplomat
165

Alan Chan Heng Loon The Best of Both Worlds
25
Kit Chan A Star is Born
27
Betty Chen Like Mother Like Daughter
31
Bertie Cheng Mr POSB
33
Chia Boon Leong Twinkletoes
35
Claire Chiang A Woman of Many Parts
37
Choor Singh From Charpoy to the Bench
41
Chua Kim Yeow Mr AccountantGeneral
43
Lionel Cresson Pioneering Industrialist
45
Ridzwan bin Haji Dzafir Of Trade and Diplomacy
47
Goh Chok Tong Second Prime Minister
51
Goh Choo San World Famous Dancer and Choreographer
55
Euleen Goh On Top of the Banking World
57
Han Fook Kwang Newspaper Editor
61
Albert Hong Hin Kay Of Bricks and Mortar
65
Yusof Ishak Singapores First President
67
S Jayakumar Judicious Deputy Prime Minister
71
Hijjas Kasturi The Architect in Nation Building
75
Khoo Kay Chai The Students Principal
79
Khoo Tee Chuan From Bukom to Lumut
83
Kiang Ai Kim Of Chemistry and Longevity
85
Kirpa Ram Vij Chief of Armed Forces
87
Koh Chai Hong The Skys the Limit
89
Stella Kon International Playwright
91
Kwan Sai Kheong The Westernised Oriental Gentleman
93
Kwek Siew Jin Chief of the Navy
95
Lee Kuan Yew Founding Father
97
Lee Siow Mong The Chinese Mandarin
101
Lee Suet Fern Of Mergers and Acquisitions
103
Leong Cheng Chit Paper Wizard
107
Lim Boon Keng Rags to Riches
109
Lim Bo Seng Nationalist and Patriot
111
Carmee Lim The Chatek Queen
115
Lim Chin Beng Reach for the Sky
117
Lim Hng Kiang A Nuts and Bolts Minister
121
Lim Hsiu Mei The Girl Who Guides
125
Lim Kim Choon Have Wings Will Fly
127
Lim Kok Ann Of Medicine and Chess
129
Lim Neo Chian An Extraordinary Soldier
131
Lim Pin Descending the Ivory Tower
135
Lim Soo Hoon First Woman Permanent Secretary
139
Lim Yew Hock From Clerk to Chief Minister
141
Low Boon Chye NCAR Astrophysicist
143
David Marshall First Chief Minister
145
Phay Seng Whatt Guardian of the Civil Service
167
Judith Prakash The Lady is a Judge
169
A P Rajah An Honourable Man
171
Quah Kim Song Deadly Striker
173
S Rajaratnam Author of National Pledge
175
Zainul Abidin Rasheed Mr Mayor
177
T Kanaga Sabapathy International Art Historian
181
V Sadasivan Television Personality
185
Rosie Seow Pioneering Stage Actress
189
Benjamin Henry Sheares Father of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
191
Shi Ming Yi The Monk Who Came in from the Cold
193
Siow Lee Chin WorldRenowned Violinist
195
Soh Ghee Soon Father of Amateur Football
197
Robert Solomon The Methodist Bishop
201
Song Ong Siang Queens Scholar
203
Su Guaning A Farewell to Arms
205
Leaena Tambyah The Plays the Thing
207
Tan Cheng Bock Taking the Nations Pulse
209
Tan Cheng Lock Father of the Malayan Chinese
213
Tan Eng Liang Scholar and Olympian
215
Tan Eng Yoon Fastest Man Wins
217
Tan Hwee Hock Water Polo Gold Medallist
219
Tan Lian Ann Chess Prodigy
223
William Tan Kian Meng Impacting Lives Beyond the Wheelchair
227
Margaret Leng Tan The Toy Piano
231
Tan Swan Beng PWD DirectorGeneral
233
Willie Tann Boon Guan Poker King of Europe
235
Abdullah Tarmugi The Speaker Speaks Out
239
Alice Tay Erh Soon Law Professor and Human Rights Champion
241
Tee Tua Ba Top Cop Held at Gunpoint
245
Teng Pei Wah First Woman Olympian
247
Teo Ah Hong First Woman Pilot
249
N Varaprasad National Library Chief
251
Wee Kim Wee The Peoples President
255
Othman Wok A Witness to End of Empire
259
Francis Wong Tze Kan The Consummate Journalist
261
Jackie YiRu Ying Pioneer in Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
263
Emma Yong Dim Sum Dolly
265
Diana Young High Flying Entrepreneur
267
Yu Chun Yee Straddling Two Cultures
271
Photo Credits
273
Disclaimer
274
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