Famous Raffles Institution Alumni People

Famous Raffles Institution Alumni

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List Criteria: People on this list must have gone to Raffles Institution and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Raffles Institution, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Raffles Institution include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Raffles Institution alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Raffles Institution are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Raffles Institution.

Alumni include Robert Kuok, Lee Kuan Yew and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Raffles Institution?” and “Which celebrities are Raffles Institution alumni?”



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    Robert Kuok Hock Nien, is a Malaysian Chinese billionaire businessman. According to Forbes his net worth is estimated at $10.5 billion on Feb 2012, making him the richest person in Malaysia and second richest in Southeast Asia after Dhanin Chearavanont of Thailand, according to Forbe's List of World ...more

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    • Profession: Businessperson
    • Age: age 92
    • Birthplace: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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    Prof. Shunmugam Jayakumar, often known as S. Jayakumar, is a former Singaporean politician, lawyer and diplomat. He is of Indian Tamil ancestry. A former member of the governing People's Action Party, he previously served as Singapore's Senior Minister in the Cabinet and the Co-ordinating Minister for ...more

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    • Profession: Politician, Professor, Lawyer
    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: Singapore
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    Lee Kuan Yew
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    Lee Kuan Yew, GCMG, CH, informally known by his initials LKY, was the first Prime Minister of Singapore, governing for more than three decades from 1959 to 1990, including through Singapore's independence from Malaysia in 1965. After Lee chose to step down as Prime Minister in 1990, Lee's successor, Goh ...more

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    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Lawyer
    • Age: age 92
    • Birthplace: Singapore
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    Goh Chok Tong
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    Goh Chok Tong is a Singaporean politician. A member of the People's Action Party, he became Singapore's second Prime Minister on 28 November 1990, succeeding Lee Kuan Yew, and served in the role until 12 August 2004, when he stepped down and was succeeded by Lee Hsien Loong. He subsequently served as ...more

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    • Profession: Politician
    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Singapore
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    Yusof bin Ishak was the first President of Singapore, serving from 1965 to 1970. His portrait appears on the Singapore Portrait Series currency notes introduced in 1999.more

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    • Profession: Politician, Journalist
    • Age: Died at 60 (1910-1970)
    • Birthplace: Perak, Malaysia
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    Lim Bo Seng

    Lim Bo Seng
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    Lim Bo Seng was a Chinese resistance fighter based in Singapore and Malaya during World War II. He is regarded as a war hero in Singapore.more

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    • Age: Died at 35 (1909-1944)
    • Birthplace: Nan'an^! Fujian, China
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    Choor Singh
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    Choor Singh Sidhu, known professionally as Choor Singh, was a judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore and, particularly after his retirement from the bench, a philanthropist and writer of books about Sikhism. Born to a family of modest means in Punjab, India, he came to Singapore at four years of age.more

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    • Age: Died at 98 (1911-2009)
    • Birthplace: Punjab, India, India
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    Abdullah bin Tarmugi is a former Singaporean politician. He was the Speaker of Parliament and a Member of Parliament for East Coast Group Representation Constituency from 1996 to 2011. Born to a Javanese father and a Chinese mother, Abdullah's father was a low salaried surveyor's assistant and his ...more

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    • Profession: Politician
    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Singapore
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    Edmund William Barker was a politician and lawyer from Singapore. A member of the People's Action Party, he served in the Cabinet from 1964 to 1988.more

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    • Profession: Politician
    • Age: Died at 81 (1920-2001)
    • Birthplace: Singapore
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    Susan Lim is a Singaporean surgeon who performed the first successful liver transplant in Singapore in 1990.more

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    • Profession: Entrepreneur, Scientist, Surgeon
    • Birthplace: Singapore
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    Koo Tsai Kee is a Singaporean associate professor and former politician. He was a Member of Parliament from 1991 to 2011, representing the Tiong Bahru division under the Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency.more

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    • Profession: Politician, Professor
    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Asia, Southeast Asia, Singapore
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    Heng Swee Keat

    Heng Swee Keat is a Singaporean politician. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party, he has served in the Cabinet as the Minister for Education since May 2011. He has been a Member of Parliament representing the Tampines Group Representation Constituency since the 2011 general ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Singapore
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    Ahmad Ibrahim

    Tan Sri Datuk Prof. Ahmad Mohamed Ibrahim was a Singaporean lawyer and law professor. He was the first Attorney-General of Singapore. Ahmad was educated in Victoria Bridge School, Raffles Institution, and Raffles College. In 1936, he received the Queen's Scholarship to study in St John's College, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1916-1999)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Asia, Southeast Asia, Singapore
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    Tan Kin Lian

    Tan Kin Lian
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    Tan Kin Lian is a Singaporean businessman and social activist, and former Chief Executive Officer of NTUC Income. Since stepping down as CEO in April 2007, his activities have included organising public rallies for people who lost their money due to investing in Lehman Brothers' Minibond products to ...more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Singapore
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    Peter Lim

    Peter Lim Eng Hock is a Singapore businessman and investor. In July 2010, Forbes magazine rated eighth amongst Singapore's 40 richest people with an estimated net worth of $2.5 billion. In March 2010, he was tied for #655 amongst the world's billionaires, with an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion.more

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    • Profession: Businessperson, Investor
    • Age: age 62
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