Attracted by the opportunity to work in a dynamic sector that offers a myriad of exciting career opportunities, two MaritimeONE scholars overcame stereotypes and devoted themselves to become experts in their own fields.
by Wendy Ng
Trade and shipping were the twin pillars upon which Singapore's humble beginnings were built.
Being a strategically located entrepôt helped to turn Singapore from a sleepy town into a bustling centre by the 19th century.
Currently, Singapore is home to one of the busiest ports in the world and the maritime industry contributes about 7 per cent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Making the acquaintance
TORM-MaritimeONE scholar, Sandar Koh, did not know what to expect when she signed up for the Maritime Studies degree course in Nanyang Technological University (NTU).