26 Sep '17, 8am

Yale University student says Raffles Institution is not the first school founded in S’pore https://t.co/UtJaI2EJic

History is full of stories that can be viewed and remembered from many perspectives. But some perspectives can be more dominant than others in our collective thinking, which results in certain aspects and details being forgotten. This was a point raised by student Eugene Lim in a Straits Times article on Sep. 24. Lim, who is a student at Yale University studying computer science and history, said that Singaporeans’ knowledge of history is incomplete because they only remember it by “past is often limited to key figures, events and places “. Advertisement First school in Singapore is not RI To illustrate his point, Lim brings up the interesting case of the first school to be set up in colonial Singapore. He explains that Raffles Institution is widely believed to be first school in Singapore, but it actually isn’t. According to him, there are records (although very few) show...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/09/yale-university-student-say...

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