Organisation Profiles (Govt)

Singapore’s Voice Overseas

Three students enjoy a head start in their careers with their first steps into the world as MFA scholars.

By Becky Lo

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) prepares their scholars to take on the ever changing international landscape.

With more than 40 overseas missions worldwide, the Ministry promotes bilateral and multilateral relations and addresses issues that are of Singapore's interest, such as climate change issues.

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Moulding the Future Business Leaders of Tomorrow

SPRING Singapore’s mission is “to raise productivity so as to enhance Singapore’s competitiveness and economic growth”, which resonates well with two of its current batch of scholars.

By Sufyan Saad

“Be Your Own Boss!”

That is the enticing slogan that SPRING Singapore (SPRING) came up with for its Executive Development Scholarship (EDS).

The scholarship, which commenced in 2008, offers both local and overseas scholarships and is aimed towards both junior college, polytechnic and university students who are keen in impacting the local industries through enterprise development work or becoming entrepreneurs eventually.

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More than Just Dollars and Cents

There is more to MAS than just dollars and cents. One young scholar shares with us how her keen interest in finance and the public sector has helped her to find a lifelong career with MAS.

By Wendy Ng

Four years ago, Gan Mei-Xi was fresh out of Victoria Junior College, unable to conceptualise a working life ahead.

“Choices then were focused on academic interest. All I knew was that I wanted to study political science. Other than that, it was very hard to imagine wanting to be in a particular career, or a particular industry, for the next 20 years or so,” Mei-Xi recalls.

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Travelling Behind the Scenes

Our transportation system is something many members of the public appear to take for granted. Yet, dedicated employees in LTA work fervently behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the transportation system, with our comfort and convenience in mind.

By Wendy Ng

Jason Mok’s ambition was to do something that would have a major impact on society. Furthermore, he wanted the satisfaction of watching the effects take place.

This passion enticed the 27-year-old to attain the Land Transport Authority (LTA) Undergraduate Scholarship and embark on a career with the organisation.

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Blueprints to Innovation

Real estate is not all about construction and property leases, but an industry with a myriad of career opportunities and room for innovation. A JTC scholar reveals what it is like working with Singapore’s leading industrial infrastructure innovator.

By Grace Swee

In land-scarce Singapore, JTC Corporation plays a key role to economic growth by providing innovative solutions to real estate challenges. The organisation has pioneered many cutting-edge industrial real estate projects and solutions that anticipate and address the future needs of the industry.

In fact, JTC is behind the development of some of the most notable industrial sites in Singapore, such as Biopolis, Fusionopolis, Jurong Rock Caverns and the chemicals hub in Jurong Island.

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Keeping you safe

Two public officers at PUB and NEA share how they ensure you have a safe environment to live in.

By Joyce Lin

The next time you drink a glass of clean water from the tap, or feel safe from radiation hazards, take a moment to reflect.

Often taken for granted, these conveniences are made possible by hardworking teams of officers from national water agency PUB and the National Environment Agency (NEA).

Two officers from these agencies attest to how much more goes on behind the scenes, with exciting and unusual job scopes that make every single work day unique.

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Tracing a Hero’s Growth

The career path with the Ministry of Home Affairs does not stop with toughing it out in a smart uniform. It is a never ending path of learning that provides the individual with unforgettable experiences and valuable exposure.

By Wendy Ng

Everybody dreams of being a protector at some point in life.

The thought of blazing onto the scenes saving the day sends thrills down the spines of little children.

As childhood whimsies give way to adulthood realism, those who hold on to that dream of being a protector find that the role goes beyond that of a uniformed hero.

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The First Line of Defence

A myriad of opportunities and a dynamic work environment are some of the standards most fresh graduates look for in an organisation. One scholar shares with us how she found these after receiving the Defence Merit Scholarship.

By Farhan Shah

Watching her male junior college classmates enlist for National Service reminded Shirin Ong of the central role defence plays in Singapore’s growth.

“I’ve always been fairly interested in Singapore’s public policies. Going into the field of defence-related policymaking, which has and continues to be an integral aspect of Singapore’s development, seemed like a good fit,” the 23-year-old says.

Being invited to the Defence Merit Scholarship (DMS) tea session and interacting with various personnel from MINDEF helped affirm her decision to pursue a career in the defence of Singapore.

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Guarding the Skies for Singapore

The ingredient that makes any organisation become a world-class entity is its people. The RSAF understands this more than most with its practices and policies.

By Farhan Shah

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) possesses some of the most cutting-edge equipment on the planet but the core engine that keeps the RSAF flying is its people.

The RSAF understands how important its people are in its efforts to transform the organisation into a third-generation Air Force. In line with this, the RSAF had sought feedback from all the different levels to come up with a vision that defined the role of the RSAF in the new era.

A defining choice
The result is this – “World Class People, First Class Air Force.”

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The Everyday Superhero

He keeps Singapore safe and sound and snuff out even the earliest signs of danger. Meet one of the unsung superheroes who keeps your mind at ease.

By Farhan Shah

Most children dream of becoming a fireman, a policeman and for many, a superhero character when they grow up. Yet, the whimsical musings of youth slowly transform into the grounded reality of life, and many a potential superhero has since gone into the corporate world. However, Acting Inspector (A/Insp) Sam Tan Sze Meng never received that memo.

As a child, A/Insp Tan was always fascinated by the sights and sounds of the Police. “The sound of the (Police) boots always attracted my attention. I also thought the uniform looked smart,” the officer relates.

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