|A Life More Raffles|
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A VIBRANT CAMPUS
Life is what we make it to be. Yet, life can be made more vibrant with the right ingredients. At Raffles, a life of exciting learning is as good as it gets. This is because we make sure that what goes on in the campus is as vital as where we base our business.
Situated at 51 Merchant Road, right in the central of a historical and vibrant part of Singapore, the Raffles Education Square is a 77,500 sq ft building which is built to resemble an art museum, just a stone-throw away from Clarke Quay MRT Station. The campus serves as the perfect location for Raffles students to learn from historically great leaders and innovators to create unlimited possibilities for their future.
The campus facilities include classrooms, workshops, studios, computer labs, students lounge, counseling room and library with the latest equipments and technological applications.
The Raffles Connexion
Our student lounge – the Raffles Connexion, is a place where students can find themselves relaxing and mingling in. A space which serves as an interactive area for students to connect great ideas while they work on group projects or study for their upcoming exams. Students can also find themselves establishing new networks with their school mates in this lounge from all over the world due to the diversified nationalities of the student’s profiles.
More than 5,000 Library Books and Magazines
The library contains books by world-renowned authors, groundbreaking published
materials by contemporary practitioners, as well as books and magazines featuring Raffles’ graduates. The library also subscribes to monthly magazines and journals on design, business, psychology, and infocomm security, to enable students to keep abreast of current industry developments.
Audio Visual Overload
The library has an extensive collection of audio-visual materials, such as multimedia CD-ROMs, audio CDs and movie DVDs. The collections are updated regularly to include the latest, from popular films to art-house productions, international fashion shows to Raffles’ own graduation shows.
Computer and Internet Access
Students have free access to computers and the internet. The entire campus is also plugged into a wireless network so students can access online resources anywhere on campus.
Students can photocopy library materials or print out assignments at the professional printing centre managed by Raffles Staff.
State-of-the-art Security System
To enhance the security of the campus, Raffles College of Higher Education deployed a security system which is not commonly used in the local education institutes. The new facial recognition system, ‘MYCAMPUS’, based on the biometrics technology is commonly used only in secured industrial or defense sectors. By implementing such security feature, Raffles College further ensures the safety of all students by denying unauthorized personnel’s entry into the school.
To make every student feels at home in Raffles, our Raffles Executive Committee organises various student activities for students to engage and interact with their school mates. Amongst the activities, there were movie nights where Raffles students enjoy an evening of movie entertainment in the Raffles Concierge, food culture days where they get to savour all types of delicacies from different cultures, Teacher’s Day celebration, Mid-Autumn Festival celebration, to name a few.
RAFFLES IN SINGAPORE
A Dynamic City
The Raffles brand is born and bred in Singapore, a city of possibilities known for being a beautiful garden city. From a small, humble fishing village, Singapore has transformed into a vibrant city of modern skyscrapers and cosmopolitan living. Similarly, Raffles has blossomed into a global concern, promising a life of learning that few others can match.
Despite being one of the smallest countries in the world, Singapore’s commitment to free trade and her well-educated, highly efficient workforce has made the country become a powerful force in the world economy. An exciting city with excellent technological infrastructure and efficient workforce, Singapore is one of the top choice destinations for a well-rounded education.
Not only is Singapore an efficient society, she is also known for being a food haven. Due to the unique culture where people of the four major races – namely the Chinese (majority), Malay, Indian and Eurasian live in harmony, Singapore boasts a blend of tasteful delights. Over the years, the positioning of Singapore as the Asia’s financial hub has also brought an increase of foreign talents to our country, boosting our economy and further widening the types of food we have available.
Melding the best of East and West, with an eye-opening cityscape, Singapore has much for visitors to discover beyond its history, culture, architecture, people, shopping and food. To us, this is how we complete a life more Raffles.
Below are some guidelines for the various types of accommodation available to international students. The prices quoted serve as a rough guide to the cost of living in Singapore. Actual living expenses are subject to the individual student’s expectations of living standards and personal lifestyle.
All international students are encouraged to stay in the students’ hostel when they first arrive in Singapore. The students’ hostel is conveniently close to the School and the rental rates are reasonable.
Some families in Singapore open up their homes to students and welcome them as part of their families.
Hotel or Service Apartment
Depending on location and size, the cost for these residences can range from S$5,000 to S$8,000 per month.
Shared Accommodation/Independent Residence
Three- to four-bedroom apartments are available for rent from S$1,500 per month. Students can choose to live alone or share an apartment with other students. Lease terms are usually for 1 year or more.
Singapore has a very efficient public transport system that is clean and easily accessible island-wide.
The roads are well served by public buses, which cover many routes all over the city. It is also a very convenient and affordable mode of transport. Most buses are air-conditioned and bus fares range between S$0.80 to S$2.
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)
MRT trains connect to all the major parts of Singapore and provide one of the most popular modes of transport. Pricing ranges depending on distance travelled, starting from S$1.10 for a standard single-trip ticket.
Many taxis ply the roads in Singapore. You can flag one down or wait at one of the taxi stands located at major buildings and shopping centres. The flag-down taxi fares range between $3 - $5 with surcharges during peak hours, weekends and public holidays.