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Bringing A Global Education Across Borders

An overseas education can become an expensive venture. However, SIM Global Education collaborates with the finest universities around the world to bring an international education programme and faculty to your doorstep at a more affordable cost. We speak to one alumnus who shares his schooling experience.

By Benjamin Lim

It was during his time in National Service when Sean Koh realised where his strengths lay.

Having graduated with a diploma in Business Informatics, the 26-year-old decided to switch tracks, to pursue a degree in the communication field because of his interest in carving out a career in the media industry.

After considering the different media programmes available, Sean chose the SIM Global Education’s (SIM GE’s) programme because of its holistic nature.

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Paving the Way for Success

At TMC Academy, students are offered an opportunity to grow not only academically but beyond the textbooks. Boasting an experienced faculty and degrees from renowned universities, students can be assured that they are given not only a well-rounded but a well-grounded education.

By Yvette Tan

There are two pathways of Mass Communications offered at TMC Academy (TMC). The first is offered by the University of Hertfordshire (UH), which has a larger concentration in digital media while the second is a more generalised degree in Mass Communications with the Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).

28-year-old Bhavesh Virbhanani and 18-year-old Sarah Begum Ibrahim have had vastly different academic journeys that have led them to TMC. However, their passion for the subject of Mass Communications is undeniable.

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Accelerating The Future

The NIS is unique because it provides students passionate in infocomm the opportunity to work in prestigious organisations from the public or private sector where they can fully make use of their knowledge and expertise. Meet two scholars who come from different backgrounds but are similarly able to pursue their interests and goals in infocomm.

By Benjamin Lim

Fabian Lim and Jai Kishan have many things in common. Both of them are 22, have successfully scored scholarships supported by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), and are extremely excited to shape Singapore’s infocomm landscape when they graduate from their respective universities.

The duo can barely contain their palpable enthusiasm when they sit down with us to talk about life in the fast lane.

Why did you choose the National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS)?
Jai Kishan: Since the NIS is relevant to my course of study in university and would reduce the financial burden on my family, it was my preferred choice for a scholarship.

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Google Asia Boss Searches for Local Style

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Google's president, Japan and Asia-Pacific operations, talks about the challenges in managing an Internet firm in Asia

by Yun-Hee Kim
March 21, 2011

After Google Inc.'s run-ins with the Chinese government over censorship last year, when its Chinese search engine was rerouted to Hong Kong, the Internet-search giant says it is committed to expanding its footprint in the Asia-Pacific region. Earlier this year, the company announced it will hire more than 500 employees in Asia. In January, it also announced plans to open an office in Kuala Lumpur, its first new office in Asia in four years. The Mountain View, Calif-based company set up offices in Singapore and Korea in 2007. But challenges remain as the company tries to expand in a region where there are strong local competitors.

Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal's Yun-Hee Kim spoke with Google's Daniel Alegre, president, Japan and Asia-Pacific operations, to talk about the company's strategy, as well as the trends and challenges in managing an Internet firm in Asia. The following is an edited version of the interview.

WSJ: What are the key challenges in managing a foreign Internet company in Asia?

Mr. Alegre: We're an American company where English is the predominant language that we speak at headquarters. When we entered markets like China, Japan and Korea, we found that a number of the truly talented people who could join the company actually didn't speak English. We've changed our policy in those markets so that we do hire people that meet our hiring criteria in terms of strong academics, strong industry background but we no longer make it a necessity for them to speak English. We need to be more locally relevant in terms of the way we approach the talent pool from a language perspective to ensure we have the best in each market. Another challenge is keeping local traditions because we want people to realize that even though we are a global company, we are locally receptive to their nuances and their cultures.

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Building The Future Today

Two scholars share how Sime Darby’s commitment to people development and societal causes make their future career more rewarding and meaningful.

By Becky Lo

Built on years of heritage, Sime Darby has come an extremely long way.
Starting out from the humble rubber plantations of Malacca, Sime Darby has grown in size and stature through the decades, establishing itself as Malaysia’s leading multinational conglomerate.

Besides being a key player in various sectors like plantation, property, industrial, energy & utilities, and motors, Sime Darby is also actively involved in various social projects related to education, environment, sports, and the community.

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Sky-High Career With SIA

Attractive career development opportunities, including overseas postings, are possible with the SIA Open Scholarship.

By Cheak Hong Ian

Since Teh Yik Chuan took on the Singapore Airlines Open Scholarship, his career has been dynamic and multi-faceted.

Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) is the flag carrier for the Little Red Dot and the quintessential player in the global aviation industry, being voted the 'World's Best Airline' for many years running by numerous magazines across the world.

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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.

Ernest Eng

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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Building People

Bricks, cement and steel may make buildings, but it is people like Nur Adlyna Salleh and Zhu Fenpei who transform structures into liveable homes and functional spaces.

By Azhar Jalil

Despite appearances, buildings actually require constant care and attention to ensure their safe use as, well as to create a pleasant environment for the people who live, work and play in them.

One such firm that helps make that happen is CPG Facilities Management (CPG FM).

The company prides itself at being able to provide a full spectrum of facilities, estate and township management solutions to increase efficiency and service delivery, while reducing operating costs. CPG FM currently manages a diverse portfolio of over 1,000 buildings, aggregating over 8 million square metres in area, ranging from office complexes, educational facilities, commercial, residential projects to security buildings in Singapore and the region.

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Growing with PJI Contract

By Ong Kai Ling

“Commander Delta” – That’s what Goh Chia Li’s boss affectionately calls her. The name is derived from the subsidiary company the 26-year-old runs – Delta Intercontinental. Delta Intercontinental may be a young business unit, but its parent company PJI Contract has been around for 20 years.

Founded in 1990 by ex-commando officer Philip Loh, PJI Contract is an industry leader in specialty surface protection coatings hiring over 50 employees.

PJI Contract has since branched out into a variety of industries, from petrochemicals to even nanotechnology. It was during the diversification that Delta Intercontinental was created in 2009 as a subsidiary specialising in the manufacturing and trading of construction chemicals.

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