Hello! My name is Chanon Triyachart, and I am an intern from Thailand. I grew up in Singapore and did my primary and secondary education here before continuing my higher education in Manchester, United Kingdom.
As a university student, I try to broaden my horizon and take on as many opportunities as possible to provide me with valuable experiences before I take on the working world.
Before I delve into my experiences at Frasers Property Singapore, let me share one of the reasons why my family and I reside in Singapore. It was none other than badminton! Badminton has been a part of my family’s sporting history and I have been playing badminton competitively since I was seven.
Learning the ropes
I was fortunate enough to land an internship within two of Frasers Property Singapore departments - leasing and marketing and communications. The internship provided me with a platform to put theory into practice also take a hands-on approach at the tasks given to me.
This enriching experience has exposed me to different aspects of the property industry, and hopefully, widens my career path in the future.
A peek into the leasing industry
My family operates an F&B business in Singapore. This has given me an understanding of what it is like to be a tenant. On the other hand, my experience with the leasing department has provided me with insights from the property owner’s point of view. It has been beneficial for me to understand perspectives from both parties when I attend prospect meetings as I am better able to address their needs and wants.
Lunch with my colleagues
I have also gained knowledge on daily operations, regulations and safety standards of different industries from attending general meetings at some of the malls.
During my time with the leasing department, I observed the process of tenants fitting-out its store at the malls too. This taught me some of the factors to take into consideration when communicating with the tenants during this period.
Overall, my experience with the leasing department has widened my perspectives on business management, and I hope to successfully translate these learnings into my future ambitions of running my own businesses.
Real life marketing and communications experiences
Chanon with Fara and Yee Ling, brainstorming marketing strategies
During my short but eventful time with the marketing and communications department, I worked alongside the Go-Digital Programme team, where I was involved in part of the brainstorming process of the upcoming revamped Frasers Rewards App.
In this digital era, I see the importance for businesses to implement and adopt technology to remain competitive in the market and at the same time, provide convenience to its customers. I believe the Frasers Rewards App will transform the shopping experience for both the tenants and shoppers.
Our booth at Pleasures@RAS X DBS Disrupt Showcase with the marketing and communications department, promoting one of the Frasers Rewards App features, Makan Master
It is an honour to be part of an organisation that places an importance on enhancing experiences because at the end of the day, Experience matters to everyone.
Throughout this period, I have become more aware of the various factors which can influence decision making, such as operational concerns and financial budget. Most importantly, I have learned how different marketing techniques can be applied on different occasions and projects. One example was during my visit to the exclusive premier launch of OSIM ULove2, where I was blown away by their experiential concept.
Apart from the corporate experience I’ve gained, I am grateful to be able to connect with many of my peers at a personal level and would like to thank the leasing department for making me feel extremely welcomed. They were quick to get me involved in their conversations with their work and at a personal level, and I truly appreciate their hospitality and acceptance.
Throughout my internship, I also made new friends and bonded with the rest of the people in the building. This includes the staff from Ply Baked Good at the lobby, where I always get my morning drink.
Ultimately, this journey has taught me the importance of soft skills in the workplace, and how it helps to develop good relationships with people from different projects, departments, and levels. Attending various meetings has taught me how these skills are applied in daily life, and it was interesting to observe how people network in the business environment.