Ernest Eng

Changing The Way We Work, Live and Play

Chances are, if you have the passion and drive to change the way we live our lives with infocomm, the NIS awarded by the IDA is the scholarship for you. We speak to two NIS recipients and find out how they are out to change Singapore and the world.

By Ernest Eng

“Now is the era of change. The infocomm industry extends beyond computer science to include economics, law, and public policy. Being a National Infocomm Scholar gives me the amazing opportunity to transform Singapore’s infocomm industry,” Amanda Chew Qian Yi enthuses.

Liang Yinwei, who recently graduated from Stanford University under the National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS) programme, shares Amanda’s sentiments.

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Take Off With The Best

After a year into its corporatisation, Changi Airport Group (CAG) has not rested on its laurels and is continuing to ensure that Changi Airport delivers an airport experience that is first class to all its passengers and customers. Find out why CAG soars above the rest as we meet two of their scholars.

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Su Chun Yang and Leong Weihao both share a fulfilling journey with Changi Airport Group (CAG).

Recipients of the undergraduate local and overseas scholarships respectively, their paths thus far with CAG have been different but the potential opportunities for exposure and experience are the same.

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Yours Truly, At Your Service!

Park Avenue Suites is one of the leading serviced apartment providers in Singapore’s burgeoning hospitality industry. But behind every successful organisation is the hard work put in by the personnel to put the brand on the map.

By Ernest Eng

Meet Nurul Huda Binte Juahil and Uniza Binte Mohktar, your quintessential Guest Relations professionals. Guided by their promise of “service with a smile”, these two ladies help guests settle in and assist prospective guests with their reservations or viewing of the premises. They also perform the occasional housekeeping task and address guests’ complaints - all part of their responsibilities with one of the premier serviced apartments in Singapore.

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Providing The Global Edge

Best known for its design college, the Raffles group of education institutes is actually more than just a design school. Under its new umbrella name, RCHE offers courses that cater to the needs of today’s industries.

By Ernest Eng

Raffles College of Higher Education (RCHE) differentiates itself from other education providers by boasting of a truly unique study environment where lecturers and students, staff and campuses combine to form a global schoolhouse.

RCHE comprises of the Raffles Design Institute, the Raffles Merchandising Institute, and the Raffles School of Business.

The college’s reach extends from Sydney, Australia all the way up North Asia to Mongolia and traverses major Indian cities in South Asia. In total, there are 36 RCHE institutes located in 13 countries.

This international face of RCHE is well reflected in the nationalities of the students who make up its population at the Singapore campus.

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Champions Of Workers

The staff of NTUC are the proverbial delegates of a higher cause championing the interests of working people and giving them a voice like no other. In our present day me-first society, it takes a different breed of person to think of helping the guy on the street to earn a better living and live a better life.

By Ernest Eng

Like a beacon amidst Singapore’s skyscrapers, the headquarters of the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) proudly stands in the middle of the Central Business District. Its distinctive U Hallmark is even more pronounced at night as it lights up the city skyline of Singapore.

Since 1961, the NTUC has been actively preserving and promoting the interests of its members via its strong network of 60 unions. Each individual union represent the members collectively in areas such as negotiations with management for better work conditions, better retrenchment packages or the improvement of workplace relations between employees and their employers.

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A Civil Service Unlike Any Other

What is it like to work in the civil service? And is it all it is made out to be? Two officers from the MOM tell us how it is indeed a civil service, unlike any other.

By Ernest Eng

Jothi Letchimi d/o Ramakrishnan is an Assistant Quality Service Manager with the Customer Responsiveness Department in the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). She handles incoming calls and email feedback on customers’ service experience with the MOM daily. “We are like a mini call centre that attends to customer queries and requests and we manage an average of 150 calls each day,” the 29-year-old says.

However, her role extends beyond just addressing customers’ concerns. She is also responsible for drafting reports on any service lapses raised by customers and bringing this to the attention of the Quality Service Team.

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Be A Guardian Of Our Future

Love to work with children? Have the patience of an angel? And believe that children are indeed our future? If you ticked yes to all the questions above, read on to discover what shaping our future really means as we introduce you to a couple of childcare experts.

By Ernest Eng

With an extensive network of more than 70 pre-school centres under them, namely My First Skool, The Little Skool-House International and The Caterpillar’s Cove, NTUC First Campus brings together a community of like-minded teachers, parents, and early childhood professionals with the common goal of bringing out the best in every child.

This vision was right up Tan Lay Chen’s alley, who wanted a profession that was fulfilling and rewarding at the same time.

“I have always been looking for a career that is hands-on and not deskbound,” Tan Lay Chen explains.

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A Prescription For Success

In the highly competitive pharmaceutical industry, GSK stands out among the rest with its big heart.

By Ernest Eng

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies, which brings innovative medicines to patients in Singapore to help fight diseases and treat illnesses. Some examples of diseases and illnesses combated include asthma, diabetes, cancer, hepatitis, and psychiatric illness, as well as vaccines to help prevent diseases.

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SAA Global Education: A Stepping Stone Into Accounting

SAA Global Education is the training arm of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS), the national accountancy body of Singapore. Boasting a reputation for delivering accredited accountancy qualifications, it is the choice for over 5,000 students from around the region. Find out why you should consider enrolling with SAA-GE as we speak to two of their brightest and get a better insight into life as an SAA-GE undergraduate.

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Niwas Nallasamy hails from southern India and has been in Singapore ever since he decided to pursue his ‘A’ levels here. He soon found himself at crossroads after graduating.

“I initially had plans to further my studies in physics or engineering but at an education fair, I realised that the career development options in the accounting field would suit me better – so the choice then came down to where best to pursue my accounting education.”

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