Together with two friends, we’ve been working with SembCorp Marine on a SPRING Singapore project.
I know some view the SG50 initiative with scepticism, and with a competition (of sorts) intents are hard to ascertain too. But for us it has been a great three months, crafting a narrative of Sembcorp Marine’s Singapore Story and interviewing its employees on the 15 milestones we curated. There are interesting factoids – about how Sembawang Naval Base was handed over for a token sum of one dollar, Jurong Shipyard building Singapore’s first ocean-going vessel (the Neptune Ruby), and the construction of The Float @ Marina Bay – yet the personal stories which stood out. The 12 interviewees grew up with the company, with decades of experience.
Executive Director Lee Yeok Hoon was a young engineer at launch of the Neptune Ruby, Singapore’s first ocean-going vessel. “I definitely had a few tears in my eyes” he recalled. “Although the design of the vessel was Japanese, it was built by us [and] it was a historical milestone for a developing country”.
We’ll be sharing more about the exhibition, though in the meantime do us a favour and like our picture: http://bit.ly/TeamTrium.