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ACS old boys turn up in white & blue for reunion

DPM Tharman, legal luminaries and CEOs among 150 men who graduated in 1975

Published on Aug 31, 2014 6:35 AM

Half a century ago, they were schoolboys in white and blue uniforms running around the quadrangle, getting into fights and being sent out of classrooms.

Today, one is a deputy prime minister while others are chief executives, doctors, lawyers and businessmen.

But yesterday, their positions in society did not matter as they gathered with old friends at a reunion nearly 40 years since they left school.

Some 150 men who graduated from the Anglo-Chinese School (ACS) in 1975 returned there dressed in white and blue "uniforms" at a dinner last night.

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Background story

From boys to VIPs

"I could not have imagined how so many of our batchmates would go on to become very prominent people. We were all regular boys then. We rushed out every recess to the quadrangle to play games like sepak takraw, hantam bolah (Malay for hitting ball), chatek."

MR LEONARD TAN, a classmate of former attorney-general Steven Chong