The Proud History of SXI, Saved for Posterity

By Julia Tan

February 2022 FEATURE
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What was found in a nondescript box tucked away in a corner of a room.
Brother Jason Blaikie, Brother Director of St. Xavier’s Institution, is practising the bagpipes when I arrive to interview him – I hear the distinctive skirl as soon as I step out of my car. Exotic and ironic; bagpipes may be iconic of Scotland, but I am nowhere near the Highlands. In fact, it is noon, I am in the middle of George Town, and the December sun is beating down my neck.Brother Jason Blaikie. Photo by: Brother Jason Blaikie“It’s an...

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Julia Tan

went to primary and secondary school at Convent Pulau Tikus before continuing sixth form at St. Xavier’s Institution; any other school was out of the question. She misses the fried rice at the school canteen, and laments the passing of the wan tan mee lady.