I'm sure that most of us will be questioning or asking where is our current NM Edward Lee disappear to after he made his name by winning the National Closed last year by drawing with Leong Mun Wan in the last round. Besides that he made a storm by qualifying to the Dresden Olympiad 2008 as Malaysia reserve board during the selection process. His last appearance in the local chess scene was the 1st National Junior Chess Championship held at Pearl Point Shopping Mall where he obtained 4th place with 7 points from 9 rounds.
This year will be the new beginning year for NM Edward Lee in chess & study journey at Anglo-Chinese School Independent (ACSI) Singapore (Pic). In this school he will have to face the challenges from Singapore national junior squad like FM Daniel Howard Fernandez, CM Daniel Chan, CM Jordan Yap, Christer Jon Aplin, Benjamin Foo, & others if he wants to represent the school in the National Inter School in Singapore. One of the best thing was he can take personal coaching from Intchess Singapore to improve himself further. Let me share with the readers about the school.
The School & the school motto
The Anglo-Chinese School was founded on 1st March 1886 by Bishop William F Oldham. With a humble beginning of 13 pupils in a small shophouse at 70 Amoy Street, the school increased its population to 104 the following year and had to move to a building in Coleman Street, where the first Methodist Chapel had already been established. The Methodist Chapel served as the School Chapel while the school building housed the missionaries and young boarders. The Mission subsequently purchased “Bellevue” in Orchard Road and moved the boarders there in 1888. The boarding house was renamed “Oldham Hall” in 1896.
The school been relocated from Cairnhill to a new campus at Barker Road, a dream that became reality on 29 September 1950.
Between the end of 1987 and October 1989, plans were drawn up for the establishment of a new campus for ACS at Dover Road. Several fund-raising campaigns were organised for the School Building Fund and its Endowment Fund.
March 1st 1989 marked the ground-breaking ceremony at the new site at Dover Road. This event was held in conjunction with the annual March 1 Founder’s Day celebrations but this time, as in the 1986 Centennial Celebrations, the event was a joint celebration of all four units of the Anglo-Chinese School.
In January 1992 the Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) made its big move to its new campus at Dover Road. The site was officially opened by Dr Richard Hu, Minister of Finance of Singapore, on 1st March, 1993, the 107th anniversary of the school’s founding by Bishop Oldham, and today, the School continues to uphold its fine tradition.
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