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Start of Term September 2014

The College opened for the Michaelmas term on Monday 1st September 2014 to welcome new members to the boarding community. Wills House, named after Reginald Francis Wills (OM B1 1935-39), a senior boys’ house, opened its doors for the first time, with Mr Scott Hawthorn as the Housemaster. There are now 186 boarders at the […]

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Prize Day 2014

The second Marlborough College Malaysia Prize Day took place on the final morning of term. The day started with an early morning thunder storm and torrential rain but, thankfully, had completely blown over by the time the seven hundred attendees arrived for the event in the sports hall. Mr John Manser, Chairman of Council, and […]

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Advent Beagle Hash

After a week of planning, it was time for the hares (Tim Wu-Murphy, Omar Mourad, Ary Hashim, Bryan Loo, Mr Nicholson, Mr Harkins and Mr Walters) to lead a group of students and beaks on an adventure in a jungle opposite Southampton University. The day before the Hash, the hares made a few adjustments and […]

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House Shout 2013

The Marlborough House Shout took place on the final evening of the half term before a full house in the drama theatre. Taylor House began the proceedings and performed ‘Demons’, a somewhat dark song by Indie Rock band Imagine Dragons. The tonal quality of the performance was most impressive and the piano playing of accompanist […]

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Junior Boarders’ Trip to Kota Tinggi Rainforest

On Saturday 7th September Taylor and Iskandar House set off for Kota Tinggi Rainforest Activity Centre. On arrival we went straight into the Rainforest, having attempted to prepare ourselves to be leech-proof. The afternoon was filled with wall-climbing and zip-wiring over the lake. Once the sun had set, we were treated to a boat trip […]

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Magellan Beagle Hash

After weeks of planning, the day prior to the event arrived and the hares (Adam Wright, Alec Hewison, Tim Wu-Murphy, Rory Tan, Mr Nicholson and Mr Harkins) set out on an adventure through the plantation, to set the trail for our fellow boarders to follow. We used both red and yellow tags and shredded paper […]

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Munawir Hill Open House

The Munawir Hill Open House took place on Sunday 30th July and consisted of a house assembly followed by parent/boarder sports and a meal in the dining hall. It was a great success and Amir Shukri gives us his account of the day’s events. L W G Walters, HM Munawir Hill

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The Pit & Picotin Trip

As the final stages of term began for Munawir Hill, we took the opportunity to do some team building before the new influx of boarders arrives in August. To do so, the boarding house, in its entirety, headed to ‘The Pit’ at Turf City, Singapore before going to eat at ‘Picotin’. Below is Hakim Faizal’s […]

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Honan House Boarders and Parents Day

On Sunday the Honan House boarders’ parents came to Marlborough College Malaysia for the day so they could witness for themselves the great amount of talent the girls possess. The day kicked off with the Boarders vs Parents tennis matches which were a lot of fun! All the girls got involved with some competitive rallies, […]

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1st MCM Beagle Hash

After weeks of careful planning and recces, the day prior to the day itself arrived, where the ‘hares’ (consisting of Mr Nicholson, Mr Harkins, Adam Wright and Tim Wu Murphy) set out on the final trip to mark out a path using a combination of red MCM Beagle Hash tags and shredded paper (also known as shreddies) in preparation for the […]

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Afternoon Tea at Honan House

I carry many fond memories with me from my time at Marlborough and most of those come from the time I spent in my boarding house, Mill Mead. Each boarding house develops it’s own quirks and traditions, these are things which make each house individual. Mill Mead had several events throughout the year which made it unique, like a ‘lazy […]

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Photography Day at MCM

On Saturday 18th May the boarders had the opportunity to demonstrate their creative skills through photography. The focus was on composition and six rules or guidelines were introduced to help them take more compelling photographs.  After viewing and discussing professional examples using the Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, Balancing Elements, Symmetry & Patterns, Framing and Different Viewpoints the boarders set off across […]

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Boarders’ Media Career Talk

On Sunday, Mr Mark Whitehead gave the boarders a talk on his career working for various companies in the media industry. He spoke primarily about BBC Worldwide and what it takes to create, manage and film various channels and programs. He told us about his job in the BBC and told us of personal experiences working […]

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MCM Welcomes our First Dame

  Ms DC, as Tessa De Cordova is better known to the children, joins the school with a wealth of experience working in boarding schools with girls and boys from Prep through to secondary level. The role of a Dame is vital in ensuring the smooth running of a busy boarding school. She helps ensure […]

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Boarders’ Flying Club

On Sunday 28th April we were thrilled to welcome members of Potong Pasir Community Centre Flying Club to MCM. The day started with a talk by HY Lau about the hobby of building and flying model aircraft and a brief introduction to aeronautics. The boarders were then treated to a display of various aircraft in […]

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Boarders’ Trip to the Ballet

The Esplanade Theatre is one of Singapore’s leading performing arts venues featuring local and international performances. On Sunday 17th of March, after the Sunday Service, the Senior Girls from Honan House travelled to the Esplanade Theatre to watch the amazing ballet, Coppelia. Most of us had never seen a ballet before and we were very […]

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Boarders’ Go-Karting Trip

A heavy sky greeted our arrival at the Permas Go-Karting track on the outskirts of Johor Bahru. We were given a safety briefing and split into two groups. To ensure our safety we were given a coverall, a balaclava, a pair of goggles and a helmet. After the briefing the first group enjoyed two laps of warm […]

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