LIT ME UP SERIES

Brand new short-video series featuring brave souls who dared to pursue their passion and beat the odds. 

Find out how they overcome stigmas, labels and obstacles to be where

they are at today. 

LIT - Ask Us Anything! 

Looking for specific tips and tricks to stand out from the crowd with future employers? In this special edition, connect with our HR practitioners who will take your questions. Ask Away Now! 

Featuring special guests for our upcoming webisode of LIT Me Up. Your questions will be answered in style next month! 


Stay-tuned for our upcoming webisode! 

Rachel Ngo
Young NTUC Career Guide
Enterprise Client Partner, Franklin Covey 


ENFJ Millennial with 11+ years in Human Resources both in-house and consultancy environments. I am passionate in building Long, trusting relationships with anyone I meet and work with. I love helping my clients simplify the complexity associated with transforming their workforce at all levels including mid-line managers so they can accelerate results with less risk by helping their employees navigate change, becoming better (accountable) leaders, develop better careers (employees taking charge of their careers and having better career conversations).




Jason Tan 
Young NTUC Career Guide 
Regional People & Organisation Business Partner Head, 
APMA (Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa), 
Norvatis

Jason Tan is currently the Regional P&O Business Partner Head, APMA (Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa) for Novartis.  He is responsible for developing and executing the overall Novartis’s talent & culture strategy in APMA region. Prior to this role, Jason was the Country P&O Head for Singapore & Asia Emerging Market for Novartis. Throughout his over 15+ years of HR career, he has held various HR roles in banking and real estate before joining Novartis in 2014. He graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelors of Business Management majoring in HR Management. Jason also holds a Specialist Diploma in Human Capital Management from HCS Singapore.



Eugene Loh 
Young NTUC Career Guide 
Global Head, Human Resources, Swire Pacific Offshore

Eugene Loh is the Global Head, Human Resources. He is responsible for the design and implementation of SPO’s HR strategy. Eugene leads a team responsible for the delivery of a full suite of HR functions, including learning, talent management & acquisition, employee engagement, total rewards, organisational design as well as diversity & inclusion.

Eugene joined SPO as the General Manager, People in July 2014 as part of the company’s HR transformation journey to evolve the HR function into a Business Partner and HR Shared Services model together with the sister company, The China Navigation Company (CNCo).

He has more than 20 years of experience in HR and has held various managerial and leadership HR-related roles in various industries, including hospitality, chemicals, aviation, shipping and oil & gas.

 

LIT ME UP Series - Past Webisodes 

First Webisode Feature: Jerry Fong,  a freelance Fitness Trainer 

He can carry 16 sacks of rice. His idea of an easy workout is a 'superman push up' - no kidding, see 0:12 to know what we mean! Still there were tough times that broke this storng man. Catch Jerry Fong as he gives us a sneak peek into his profession and the ups and downs of pursuing his career. 




 

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Second Webisode Feature: Peggy Chua,  Third-Gen Hawkerpreneur

Young, vivacious and full of spunk – introducing Peggy Chua, the belle of Fengshan Food Centre (Bedok 85) who turns up the heat by a few notches in the hawker scene! 🤩 The third generation hawkerpreneur of her family’s Bak Chor Mee business left the comfortable desktop in a bank for the stifling kitchen top of the hawker stall, and has not looked back since.

What gave her the guts to take the plunge for a job that does not seem to provide any career progression? Hear her spill it all in our second webisode of #LITMeUp Series. 






 

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To know more about Peggy's story, head over to Young NTUC IG  now! 
 
 
Part 1: Click HERE

“We can still be glamourous while working in a harsh environment.”

Just see how this third-generation hawkerpreneur rock the stall of Fengshan Food Centre’s Cheng Xiang Bak Chor Mee with hard work and passion. Oh yes, that vocals! Can someone sign her up as a recording artiste please? 

 
 
Part 2: Click HERE

She was scalded a few times by hot water. Allergies developed because of handling oily utensils. But Peggy trudges on, just like how the previous 2 generations of her family members tirelessly served up bowls after bowls of oh-so-delicious Bak Chor Mee.
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So why did this young hawkerpreneur leave her comfortable banking job for something that many would think is a less attractive career option? Discover the appeal of running a hawker stall for
 in this final webisode of her story!