Raffles Institution

Malay Cultural Club / LDCS (Malay)

  • photo by Daniel Choo for Deck the Walls 2018, a project by the Raffles Photographic Society


    Year 1 - 4

    Raffles Institution Malay Cultural Club (MCC) was set up in 1964 to build integration among the Malay students in RI and with other Malay Cultural Clubs from other schools.

    We seek to encourage the Malay students in RI to be familiar with Malay culture through the many activities planned and implemented.

    We run our programmes based on these three Malay words: ITHAR, ILTIZAM and INTEGRASI. ITHAR: To sacrifice self for others ILTIZAM: To be committed enthusiastically and responsibly INTEGRASI: To promote unity among different races These values are inculcated into each members of the club so that it can benefit them in the future, in their careers and service for the community.

    Year 5 - 6

    The Malay Literary Drama Cultural Society, better known as MLDCS, is a tight community of Malays. United by kampong spirit, we provide a safe and supportive space for all Malays to fortify their Malay identity in an increasingly homogenous world. Although we do not hold regular meetings, we organise a wide array of activities to actualise the literary, drama and cultural aspects of our CCA. These activities are mostly centered around camps, cultural workshops and VIA projects.

    We also hold an annual Malay Youth Seminar, where we invite distinguished professionals to discuss hot-button issues in front of a large audience consisting of scholars, school teachers and students. In the past, we have confronted issues such as the stereotypes of being a Malay and the challenges of living in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world.

    In the month of Ramadan, we hold an Iftar session where members break fast over a hearty meal and bond with their peers through games, sing-along sessions and periods of, you guessed it, lepak.

    Whether you are a JAE or RP student, you will find a place or corner in this place we call home, or kampong.

    Find out more in Raffles Press' CCA Previews

    Achievements and Highlights

    Year 1 - 4

    Values-In-Action with Singapore Muslim Women’s Association (PPIS) Student Care Centre

    Students volunteered as befrienders to the children at PPIS’s student Care Centre. They also organised an ‘Amazing Race’ for the students, using Malay folklore as an underlying theme.


    Tinta Harapan

    We organised and hosted a Literary Writing Competition, Tinta Harapan, for selected secondary school Higher Malay Language students.


    Iftar at RI

    We organised and hosted iftar, or break fast session in school to provide insights on the fasting month of Ramadhan to the non-Muslim students in school.


    3T: Tatih, Terjemah, Tutur

    Two Year 3 and two Year 4 students participated in Translation Competition 3T: Tatih, Terjemah, Tutur and were awarded the Championship Trophy.


    Dikir Barat Workshop

    Students were introduced to Dikir Barat, Malay choral singing accompanied with moves, poetry, movement and music.


    Year 5 - 6

    RI Annual Malay Youth Seminar 2017

    The 6th Annual Malay Youth Seminar, themed “Preparing Youths for the VUCA world”, was attended by over 500 students from secondary schools, madrasahs and junior colleges across Singapore.


    National Malay Scrabble Competition



    RI MLDCS Orientation Camp

    Teachers in Charge

    Miss Naqiah Binte Muhd (Year 1-4)

    Ms Nurul Hannah (Year 1-4)

    Mr Mohamad Ali Hanifiah (Year 5-6)

    Mr Kamal Rizal (Year 5-6)