|A Life More Raffles|
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. At Raffles, students indulge in simple elegance that unfurls the sophistication of designer elements, where they can get to interact and establish networks with their peers of different nationalities.
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Raffles College of Higher Education (also known as Raffles Singapore in short) is situated in the historical riverside quay of Singapore along Merchant Road, known for its fusion of rich heritage and modern attractions. The Raffles Singapore campus presents a chic and contemporary design, with a spacious layout that aims to provide a creative and ideal learning environment for students.
Housed in a four-storey commercial Raffles Education Square building alongside two blocks of heritage shop houses, The Raffles Singapore campus occupies an area of over 7,000 square metres and consists of seminar rooms, classrooms, workshops, studios, library, student lounge, and laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and technological applications to create an engaging and interactive learning experience for students.
State-of-the-art Security System
To tighten the security of the campus and track students’ attendance accurately, Raffles Singapore deployed the latest facial recognition system based on the biometrics technology, typically used only in secured industrial or defence sectors, in our Singapore campus. By implementing such security feature, Raffles Singapore further ensures the safety of all students by denying unauthorised entry into the campus and also motivates our students to attain good attendance.
The implementation of this system in Raffles Singapore campus was recognised by the Business Initiative Directions (B.I.D.) for our commitment to Quality, Leadership, Technology and Innovation. Raffles was awarded the International Star Award for Quality (ISAQ) in the Gold Category at the International B.I.D. Quality Convention held at the InterContinental Geneva Convention Hall in Switzerland on 21 September 2014.
In summary, Raffles Singapore has:
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The Raffles Connexion
The Raffles Connexion is one of the key features in our campus where students mingle and establish networks with their peers from an international community. The student lounge was specially designed to be comfortable and stylish to facilitate exchanges and connections.
More than 5,000 Books, Magazines and Audio Visual Materials
The library brings in books by world-renowned authors and useful reference materials by contemporary practitioners, as well as publications featuring Raffles’ graduates. The library also subscribes to monthly magazines and journals on topics such as design, business, psychology, and infocomm security, to keep students’ abreast of current industry developments.
The library also has an extensive collection of audio-visual materials that are updated regularly so that students can have access to the latest popular films, art-house productions, international fashion shows and even graduation shows organised by their peers.
Computer and Internet Access
Students enjoy free access to computers and wireless internet which enables them to obtain resources online anytime and anywhere on campus.
Students can photocopy library materials or print their assignments at our professional printing centre managed by Raffles staff.
Exciting Activities For Raffles Students
To make every student feels at home in Raffles, our Raffles Executive Committee organises various activities for students to engage and interact with their school mates. Amongst the activities, there will be movie nights where Raffles students can enjoy an evening of entertainment at the Raffles Concierge, food culture days where they get to savour a variety of delicacies from different cultures, festive celebrations such as Teacher’s Day and Mid-Autumn Festival and many more.
STUDYING AND LIVING 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 estimated expenses shown below served as a rough guide for international students. 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 affordable.
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.