Monday, December 18, 2017

Temasek Poly student's dream internship in Mauritius

Source Website: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/temasek-poly-students-dream-internship-mauritius
By Samfrey Tan, The New Paper, 18 December 2017 at 06:00 am



Temasek Polytechnic course allows student to spend five months at dream island resort

PHOTO: Temasek Polytechnic course allows student to spend five months at dream island resort
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The balmy beaches and clear waters of Mauritius make for ideal escapades.

And that is where Miss Janel Chee, 19, spent a five-month internship as part of Temasek Polytechnic's Diploma in Leisure and Events Management course.

As a guest relations officer, the final-year student received, ate with and translated for tourists, mostly from China, at Club Med Albion, an all-inclusive resort.

Celebrities' Instagram snaps in Mauritius have made the Indian Ocean island nation a honeymoon hotspot among Chinese couples.



This internship was nothing short of an amazing adventure…
PHOTO: "This internship was nothing short of an amazing adventure… Being a Club Med employee entails performing in shows every week meaning that no matter how bad a dancer you are, you still learn how to dance anyway. Being a Club Med employee means eating with guests at every meal and learning how to carry a conversation about anything and everything in English, Chinese or French regardless of what you are comfortable with." [2] Club Med Singapore
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Miss Chee remembers that it was an awkward start. She was hesitant about her fluency in Mandarin, and the Chinese guests were initially not used to having the staff join in for meals.

But towards the end of their stays, they gladly passed her their name cards.

Miss Chee told The New Paper: "Guest interactions soon became my favourite moments. It is as if we are old friends who can talk about many things. Some have even offered to host me in their home country."

This bolstered her confidence in talking to strangers.

"Entertaining guests is my job but they are not going to approach me. So, I have to (muster my courage) and go up to them," Miss Chee said.



I don’t want a desk-bound or mainstream job like being an accountant. I enjoy interacting with people by hearing their stories, which then become part of my story.
PHOTO: I don’t want a desk-bound or mainstream job like being an accountant. I enjoy interacting with people by hearing their stories, which then become part of my story.” — Temasek Polytechnic student Janel Chee.
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Also part of her job was entertaining and caring for four- to seven-year-old French and South African children in the resort's mini-club while their parents were off hiking and snorkelling.

She typically oversaw about 15 to 20 children daily, and the French words for "come", "sit down" and "toilet" soon became part of her day-to-day vocabulary.

"It was a challenge because (some of) these children do not understand English. If I mispronounced my words, they would stare back at me. That made me feel quite helpless," she said.

Working at the resort was a "dream come true" for Miss Chee - she had a memorable trip to the Club Med resort in Bintan when she was 12.

There, she participated in the mini-club's activities and engaged in water-balloon fights by the beach, facilitated by fun-loving guest relations officers.



Miss Janel Chee participating in the flying trapeze, an activity at Club Med Albion.
PHOTO: Miss Janel Chee participating in the flying trapeze, an activity at Club Med Albion.
Photo courtesy of Janel Chee
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She said: "Before I left, I told myself I want to work at (Club Med) next time."

The laid-back, friendly and hospitable Mauritians also made for a nice change of pace from hectic Singapore.

Strangers greeted and smiled at each other, while shopowners often attended to visitors by asking how their day was going.

"Everyone was enjoying life, and no one was in a rush. I had to get accustomed to that, which caught me off guard at first," Miss Chee said.

The internship has confirmed for Miss Chee that her passion lies in the service industry.

She said: "I don't want a desk-bound or mainstream job like being an accountant. I enjoy interacting with people by hearing their stories, which then become part of my story."

Beyond 'O' Level seminar
WHAT Temasek Polytechnic's Beyond 'O' Level Seminar
WHO Sec 4E & 5NA (2018 cohort) and students receiving O-level results in January, 
as well as their parents
WHEN Jan 6, Session 1 at 9.30am, Session 2 at 2pm. Doors open half an hour prior.
WHERE Temasek Polytechnic Auditorium 1
TICKETS Admission is free. Register online at 
www.tp.edu.sg/beyondolevel
For enquiries, call 6780-6556 or 6780-6027 or e-mail outreach@tp.edu.sg


By Samfrey Tan, The New Paper, 18 December 2017 at 06:00 am
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A nudist bar with a trampoline and swingball is set to launch in London
PHOTO: A nudist bar with a trampoline and swingball is set to launch in London
London must be a nice city to live in as it’s first nudist terrace opens this week so as to encourage visitors to take off their clothes as they take in the sights. [3]
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Visitors can make sure to sun themselves during the city’s upcoming heatwave next week, while enjoying a refreshing drink at the open air bar.

PHOTO: Visitors can make sure to sun themselves during the city’s upcoming heatwave next week, while enjoying a refreshing drink at the open air bar.
More adventurous visitors will also be able to enjoy a work out in the nude, with a round of swing-ball or a bounce on the trampoline. [3]
Posted by Ghbase Staff on 12 August 2016

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Gidon Katz, Managing Director of NOW TV

PHOTO: Gidon Katz, Managing Director of NOW TV, says: ‘As a nation, it seems we’re increasingly avoiding being “tied down” in life.’
He added: ‘We’re going to keep breaking away from traditional conventions; firstly contracts, and now clothes.’ [3]
Posted by Ghbase Staff on 12 August 2016

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The nudist terrace was opened following new research that revealed young Brits today are the ‘No Strings’ generation, as they avoid being ‘tied down’ in life compared to their parents.

PHOTO: The nudist terrace was opened following new research that revealed young Brits today are the ‘No Strings’ generation, as they avoid being ‘tied down’ in life compared to their parents.
Posted by Ghbase Staff on 12 August 2016

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The rooftop was set-up by NOW TV to promote the launch its new ‘contract-free Combo’.

PHOTO: The rooftop was set-up by NOW TV to promote the launch its new ‘contract-free Combo’.
Posted by Ghbase Staff on 12 August 2016

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It seems the terrace is part of an emerging nudist craze that is is sweeping the capital – opening just a few weeks after London’s first naked restaurant.

PHOTO: It seems the terrace is part of an emerging nudist craze that is is sweeping the capital – opening just a few weeks after London’s first naked restaurant. London’s first naked restaurant The Bunyadi has a waiting list of 40,000 people. [4]
On average, today’s under 30s are revealed to have had 38 per cent less serious relationships, lived in 28 per cent more countries and worked for 15 per cent more organisations than those 30 years ago. [3]
Posted by Ghbase Staff on 12 August 2016

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Guests won't need to dress to impress as they are encouraged to bare all and enjoy views of Big Ben and other London landmarks.

PHOTO: Guests won't need to dress to impress as they are encouraged to bare all and enjoy views of Big Ben and other London landmarks. [5]
Posted by Ghbase Staff on 12 August 2016

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Erected in Parliament Square, the new 'pop up' venue includes an open-air bar, sun-bathing areas and the opportunity for a bounce on its trampoline or a round or two of swing-ball.

PHOTO: Erected in Parliament Square, the new 'pop up' venue includes an open-air bar, sun-bathing areas and the opportunity for a bounce on its trampoline or a round or two of swing-ball. [5]
Posted by Ghbase Staff on 12 August 2016

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Organisers are hoping the sun terrace won't get too steamy with London preparing for a blistering heatwave.

PHOTO: Organisers are hoping the sun terrace won't get too steamy with London preparing for a blistering heatwave. [5]
Posted by Ghbase Staff on 12 August 2016

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Naked rooftop bar

PHOTO: Naked rooftop bar
With a mid-August heatwave predicted, the terrace — which overlooks Big Ben and Parliament Square — sounds like the perfect place for anyone wanting an all-over tan.
Posted by  BEN NORUM on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 at 10:18

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Reference
[1] Samfrey Tan, The New Paper, Temasek Poly student's dream internship in Mauritius, posted on 18 December 2017 at 06:00 am, http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/temasek-poly-students-dream-internship-mauritius

[2] Jolene Hee, Vulcan Post, The Best Internships That Will Make Your Friends Green With Envy, posted on 27 May 2015 at 16:24:44, https://vulcanpost.com/254821/internships-singaporean-students/

[3] Ghbase Staff, London Opens It’s First Naked Sun Terrace & The Photos Are Something Else, posted on 12 August 2016, https://www.ghbase.com/london-opens-sun-terrace/

[4] Ben Norum, Naked rooftop bar, posted on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 at 10:18, https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/bars/naked-rooftop-bar-launches-in-london-sort-of-a3316361.html


[5] Evening Times, Pop-up nudist terrace opens in London this week, posted on 10th August 2016, http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14673287.Pop_up_nudist_terrace_opens_in_London_this_week/

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