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Living the dream at the Asian Games

Decisions magazine - Issue 12

One of our Deloitte Singapore Scholar & Team Singapore Sailor, Amanda Ng, shared with us the exciting highlights of her experiences while living the dream at the Asian Games!

We are proud to have had Deloitte athletes representing our nation at the 2018 Asian Games, and competing against the top athletes from the region. Our Deloitte Singapore Scholar & Team Singapore Sailor Amanda Ng shared with us the exciting highlights of her experiences while living the dream at the Games!

How did you feel being selected to represent Singapore at the Asian Games?

I felt really proud and honoured to be able to represent Singapore at the Asian Games and compete in my first Asian Games, racing against Asia’s best.

What did you like most about participating in the Asian Games?

I enjoyed racing against close friends from around the region whom I regularly train with. It made competing in new waters feel less foreign.

What were some of the highlights of the Asian Games?

What really warmed my heart was when my competitors from the other countries offered their spare equipment to me when I faced multiple equipment failures over my eight days of racing. The action really embodies the spirit of the Games – although we were all striving to achieve individual excellence, we still help each other out. I have great respect for our competitors and I deeply treasured the friendships that we have forged with one another.

What were your key takeaways from the Asian Games?

My experience has made me a stronger individual who is not afraid to fight for my dreams. It has also shown me that as long as I am willing to put in hard work, I can achieve what I thought was initially impossible. I am also very thankful for those who have stood by me throughout this journey, offering me support whether morally or financially. On that note, I am grateful to Deloitte for the scholarship, which has not only benefitted me financially, but has also allowed me to focus a hundred percent on my training and not having to worry about my career.

What is up next for you in your sporting endeavours?

Hopefully SEA Games 2019 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!


Did you know?

Over 90 Team Singapore athletes have been employed or interned with Deloitte since May 2015, making us the largest employer of national athletes in the country. We are the only professional services firm to be a Tier one sponsor of Team Singapore!

Find out more about how we support Team Singapore athletes through our Deloitte Ignite Programme here

Decision Magazine Issue 12

In issue 12, explore the exciting career and mobility opportunities with Deloitte Asia Pacific and discover what it takes to join the Young Talent Programme. Read on to find out how Deloitte athletes Amanda Ng and Bob Chong have had the opportunity to live their dreams at the 2018 Asian Games. In addition, get a glimpse of  how the Deloitte internship experience is like by hearing from Deloitte Scholar and Student Ambassador Evvie Soh, and learn more about the 5 do’s and don’ts during your internship! Are you a driver, guardian, integrator or pioneer? Take our Deloitte Business Chemistry self-assessment quiz to find out what your business trait is. Finally, we have good news to share for all Deloitte interns and students – simply flash page 21 of this issue to enjoy exclusive gym perks in OUE Downtown gallery!

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