Archive for June, 2008
It amazes me how the movie, Summer Momo Tea, a movie shot in 1999, would influence the audience till today.
Starring Sammi Cheng and Richie Ren, the movie was shot on Pasir Panjang of Redang Island. With the signature white sandy beach and clear sea waters, the movie motivated many to visit Redang Island.
In fact, I got to know about the island from the movie too!
movie poster – Summer Momo Tea
In commemoration of the movie and it’s contributions to the tourism industry for the island, a resort, Laguna Redang, rebuilt the “momo tea inn” that was featured in the movie along the the ‘long beach’ (Pasir Panjang).Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 1 so far )
There was a glitch and they had not prepared the rooms with double beds for us. In fact, they had ran out of rooms with double beds.
The hotel gave us a RM200 discount per room/night to upgrade to a sea-view room. This was two categories higher than the garden view.
The Sea-view room is located on a hill, overlooking the private Berjaya beach. The white sandy beach and the clear sea waters offered a stunning view. The atmosphere of the room was also substantially different. The deluxe garden room had a more resort feel whilst the sea-view room had a more elegant look. Complete with a king-sized bed, and a day bed placed beside the window, it was worth the upgraded price.
This was the view from the room.
Another view of the room.
Redang Island, an island where ‘the sun, the sand, the sea’ fully describes the place, was a beautiful place and an excellent get-away from the hustle of city living. Here are some random shots of the island paradise..Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
Over the weekend, I went on a short trip to Redang Island, Malaysia with my god-brother, his girlfriend and mine as well.
For the first time in my life, I was on a propeller plane, and took off from Seletar Airport instead of the conventional Changi Airport.
Bejaya Air, was the company that ferried us to Redang Island, over an hour and a half long flight. The experience was good, there were two stewardess on board and they offered us complimentary mineral water and wet towels. This, according to the ticketing officer, differentiated them from the regular budget airlines.
The plane’s capacity was about 40+ pax, and the seats were much wider than my experience on board Tiger Airways.
The flight to and from Redang was smooth sailing and not at all bumpy. The noise level was also bearable.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 1 so far )
After two and a half years of working with one of the world’s largest International Communications Consultancy, Fleishman-Hillard, it’s time to move on.
It all happened when I was applying for an internship in 2005. After a couple of cold calls, I knocked on the doors of the great consultancy. That started my relationship with the firm.
Over the two years, I’ve had the chance to work with some of the industry’s most talented consultants. I’ve learnt much during this time.
As the team was small, even as a junior consultant, I was given opportunities to work directly with clients and offer communications strategies. After being evaluated by the senior consultants, they were offered to the clients.
This model of learning gave me much space and flexibility to flex my creativity and experience real-life consulting.
As the Singaporean advocate and correspondent for the firm’s Next Great Thing practice, I spent time researching and learning about the social media space, the space that is the ‘Next Great Thing’ for communications.
But alas, there’s always an ending to even the most beautiful chapter. It’s time for me to go and see the world!
And my next step of the journey? One of the world’s most repectable consultancies. Let’s hope that the experience would be as overwhelming as it had been for me, over the past few years.
More to come. And as the MD from my previous firm would say, “the best is yet to be..”Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 1 so far )
Just felt that the site needed to look fresh.
We continue to discuss why public relations continue to matter in everyday lives.
Perception management is equally relevant for PR 2.0. I call it Building Credibility 2.0.
Kevyn EngRead Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
I’m helping my grassroots organisation plan for a countdown party at the end of the year.
Countdown parties are usually a friends affair for me, and typically, it’s a really late decision I make as well.
So, what turns you on for a countdown party? What attracts you to one?Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
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