Skal Singapore

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In any Clubs or Associations, one needs to rejuvenate its membership base. Young Professional Millennials & students will have the opportunity to network & be mentored by the seniors in our Tourism industry

Benefits:

  • To develop friendship & common purpose between the students by participating in areas related to the Travel, Tourism & Hospitality industry, but also in cultural, sports, travel & public relations activities.
  • To encourage & assist in the tourism education or experience of the members by participating in Skal activities and meeting Skal members.
  • To cooperate voluntarily in all Skal club activities. 
  • To promote training opportunities for fellow YS members to acquire professional experience.
  • To ensure fellow YS members are fully aware of Skal, locally & internationally and to participate in an international network of YS Groups.

Eligibility:

Young Skal Student
A student at an authorized tourism educational establishment which grants a degree or recognized diploma upon completion of studies. They must be a minimum of 18 and maximum of 27 years of age.

Young Skal Professional
A young professional training for or working in the industry. They must be a minimum of 20 and maximum of 29 years of age.

Young Skal Associate
A Young Skal professional still in training, after the age of 27 or working in the industry after the age of 29, who does not yet qualify for Active Membership, may continue as Young Skal Associate member until the age of 35

Admissions:

Contact our Secretariat at secretariat@skalsingapore.com for a membership application form.


Entrance Fee:          waived

Dues:                         $75 for membership of 2 years (pro-rated for period ending 31/12/2021


YOUNG SKÅL ASIA


Connecting Young Skålleagues virtually amidst COVID-19

By Swe Hao Yi, Young Skål Singapore


On the beautiful Saturday morning of June 6, Young Skål Asia kicked off the inaugural Young Skål Asia webinar hosted on Zoom that was broadcast live on Skål Asia Facebook page from 11:30 hours to 13:00 hours, India Standard Time. The primary purpose was to reach out to many Young Skålleagues and gain an insight on how they are coping during this delicate period. In addition, Young Skål Asia hopes to inject more positivity about the future and strengthen the importance of Young Skål in the hospitality industry.


Hosted by Shalini Charles – Director Young Skål Asia and moderated by Venkat Reddy – Director Young Skål India, the panel comprised seven Young Skålleagues from across Asia who shared their experiences and lessons learnt during this global pandemic period. The seven panellists consist of Emily Ho – Young Skål Macau who is passionate about hospitality and tourism, and currently heads the Marketing and Communication department at Crowne Plaza Macau as a Marketing Director; Benjamin Tabuteau – Young Skål Phuket who started his career at Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok, and is now working for his family business in yachting and focusing on selling yacht charters; Megha Naidu – Young Skål Bangalore who is a highly enthusiastic professional singer currently serving the profound Accor Group of Hotels in the culinary department as a Management Trainee; Aman Farook – Young Skål Colombo who started working at Lanka Vacations as a Management Trainee, but has since been appointed as the Director of Planning and Operations; Dragon Chua – Young Skål Singapore who is now working at Royal Plaza on Scotts Singapore as a Guest Services Assistant Manager and is the President of Young Skål Singapore; Swe Hao Yi – Young Skål Singapore who holds a Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree in tourism and hospitality business, and has worked in many different sectors across the hospitality industry, ranging from planning and operations in events, exhibitions, incentive travel to aviation; Noorul Huda Siddiqi – Young Skål Bahrain who is part of the air cargo and freight forwarding industry for more than eight years, and currently stationed in the Kingdom of Bahrain as a Senior Executive in Cargo Sales and Operations.


Many anecdotes shared were well received by the listeners and the highlights of the webinar are summarized as follows. Networking or the act of connecting with people effectively is essential to one’s success. Do not think of “networking” as “working”. Be yourself, have fun in the process and avoid bringing along too high of an expectation.


Technology has shifted to take on the center stage in the hospitality industry. Many businesses underwent digital transformation to continue operating while adapting to the “new normal”. Companies are investing more in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and even artificial intelligence (AI) to interact virtually with customers, clients and guests. Businesses in the food and beverage industry are shifting to online platforms, receiving orders through websites and online delivery systems, and rolling out contactless e-menus. Looking beyond the constant battle between high touch and high technology, the hospitality industry is now more receptive to the application of technology.


Safety and sanitation are also deemed more important, going beyond the previous norm of just clean linen and clean toilets. Being comfortable with the uncomfortable, businesses are also more flexible in their business models and shifting to new revenue sources by identifying opportunities among challenges.


Being part of the Skål community have given Young Skål members more confidence to overcome this pandemic. Having opened doors for many Young Skål members, Skål is a network of people and business among friends. Young Skål members have the opportunities to meet and connect with many veterans and industry experts, forging friendship with people from all walks of life who provide guidance and support to them.


Despite the lockdown in many countries caused by COVID-19 and uncertainties in the hospitality industry, people generally love travelling and are looking forward to travelling after travel restrictions ease out. The panellists are positive about the future of tourism and the ever-changing hospitality landscape.


The successful webinar would not have been made possible without the strong support offered by many Skålleagues, namely Kamleshwaran – Secretary Skål International Chennai for providing technical assistance; Sanjay Datta – President Skål International Asia, Fabien Clerc – Vice President Skål International East Asia, Peter Morrison – President Skål International for gracing the webinar with their warm addresses; and Maria Teresa Diaz Comas – Senior Vice President Skål International for her encouraging message after attending the webinar.


A video recording of the Young Skål Asia webinar can be found Skål Asia Facebook page for viewing.



Young SKAL Members List

NAME
 COMPANY / EDUCATION
 Chow Ming Sheng
 Citadines Rochor Singapore
 Chua Boon Long, Dragon
 Royal Plaza on Scotts
 Huang Hsin Yuan, Sophie
  Furama Hotel
  Kan Jit Chun, Caleb
   lyf Funan Singapore
  Kong Jit Yin, Terence
  SG Poly
  Li Shang Jun
  SG Poly
  Lin Yongjie
  Pan Pacific Hotel
  Luey Bing Lun
  Jones Lang Lasalle
  Saw Lin Htet
  SG Poly
  Seah Wan Ting, Jocelyn
 Royal Plaza on Scotts
  Soh Yi Kai
  SG Poly
  Swe Hao Yi  
  Changi Airport Group (CAG)
  Tan Zhikai, Skye
  InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay Hotel
  Tee Joline
  ACI HR Solutions
  Win Eugene
  Kook Trading
  Yu Hsin Hung
  SG Poly
 Sanjay Nautiyal
 Shangri-la Singapore
 Regina Yeo
 Messe Berlin 
 Benjamin Liew
 One Farrer Hotel 
  Nor Affandi Mohd Noor
 One Farrer Hotel
 Muhammad Shafiq Salleh
 The Outpost Hotel Sentosa
 Shane Loh
 Andez Singapore
 Melvyn Ng
 Orchard Hills Residence by MGallary, Accor