Monday, March 03, 2008
It's final. I got my invitation this afternoon. I'll be going to Singapore next week for a business workshop/meeting with my new boss. Since my department transferred divisions this year, I not only got a new boss, but a new indirect reporting line in the Region as well. It's good, it's also bad. But it's a new exciting change for me.
I was nominated by our Regional Credit Officer together with my Malaysian counterpart to attend the workshop. We'll be brainstorming together with our new regional boss and some other representatives from other countries on where we will take our respective departments in the next 12 months.
I don't have my travel arrangements yet but the workshop will run on Mar 11 and 12. So that means I'll be leaving Manila on the 10th. I don't know when I'll be returning though. Of course, I want to stay an extra day and do some sightseeing, but it would depend on my boss.
My boss told me to come well-prepared. I need to bring a laptop though and I'm not bringing my personal laptop. I'll see if I can borrow one at work.
So, what can I do/see in Singapore?
UPDATE (04Mar08) - My workshop is scheduled to start on March 12 (not March 11 as I earlier mentioned) at 8AM and will end on March 13 530PM. It's going to be off-site so instead of our office there, it will be held at a place near Bras Brasah. We were recommended to stay at Rendezvous Hotel or Carlton Hotel. My boss' EA is helping me with my flight and hotel bookings. PAL flights that we saw: Leaving Manila on Mar 11 at 740PM; Leaving Singapore on Mar 14 at 1PM (last flight!). We'll just see if I can extend.