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Powering a bright future

By Renee Seow

Singapore experiences one of the fewest and shortest electricity outages of cities worldwide thanks to the hard work put in behind the scenes by SP PowerGrid, a member of the Singapore Power Group. Contributing to the reliability of our electricity and gas distribution networks are engineers Matthew Loong and Kenneth Chua. We sit down with them to find out how life is like in the energy company.


Kenneth is a Senior Engineer at SP Powergrid. He studied at the University of Adelaide (Master of Applied Finance) and the National University of Singapore (BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering). (Top right photo)

Matthew is an Executive Engineer at SP Powergrid. He holds a BEng (Mechanical Engineering) from the National University of Singapore. (Top left photo)

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Your former workplace enemy shows up at your new job - what now?

By Justine Thompson

One day you come into work merrily sipping your coffee, mentally preparing to make the best of the day ahead of you. You’d heard rumors that a new person is starting, and you’re excited about a new addition to your team. It means your workload will be lessened, and you’ll be able to focus on accomplishing more important tasks. But when your boss stops by to introduce you to your new counterpart, your stomach drops.

As if ripped from the pages of a soap opera script, you’re standing face-to-face with a workplace arch nemesis from a previous job. Two thoughts cross your mind: “Oh @@##” and, “OK, try to make the best of this awkward situation.”

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Which Christmas Character does Your Boss Resemble?

By Justin Thompson

Holiday movies have some of the most beloved and loathed characters in cinema. Remember Macaulay Culkin in “Home Alone”? Or Ebenezer Scrooge from any incarnation of Dicken’s classic “A Christmas Carol”? While most are larger than life with hyperbolic characteristics, many of their traits can be found in the people that surround us at work every day.

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