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Reasons Why You Should Work at Gardens By the Bay

by Deana Zafir

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Are you looking for a job that keeps you on your feet? A part-time or temporary job at Gardens By the Bay Singapore might be one for you. In addition to gaining a large number of soft skills (e.g. confidence skills, improv, and acting skills), you’ll also be enjoying other priceless perks that many of us won’t be able to enjoy on the daily.

Below, you can check out the ten reasons to apply for a job at Gardens By the Bay Singapore. 

1. Minutes Away from Satay By the Bay
 


Whether you’re working late or looking for somewhere to eat your favourite Singaporean comfort foods for lunch, Satay By the Bay has everything you’ll want. The food and beverage stalls here sell a mixture of halal, and non-halal dishes ranging from Briyani to Roasted Delights.

If you’re planning on working later than usual, you’ll be glad to know that you can still chow down on some Steamboat (open until 1am daily). And that’s not even the best part - you’ll be able to bond with your colleagues after work and chill by the mesmerizing waterfront Satay By the Bay views.

Find out more about Satay By the Bay here.

 

2. Be the First Few to Snap #Instagram worthy Shots of Seasonal Displays
 


As someone who works at Gardens By the Bay, you’ll be the first to get the inside scoop on some of the seasonal floral displays available.

However, don’t be quick to dismiss the seasonal offerings from Gardens By the Bay. Some gorgeous display themes that have been spotted at the popular tourist attraction include Christmas Wonderland, Tulipmania, Scentsational Orchids, Sakura Matsuri, and Floral Fantasy. Some of the seasonal events at Gardens By the Bay Singapore even feature unique rides such as the 4D ‘Flight of the Dragonfly’ ride.
 

If you’re curious to find out more about Gardens By the Bay’s seasonal offerings, click here.

 

3. Meet New and Interesting People
 

Photo: Instagram/Gardens By the Bay
 

One of the perks of working at a tourist attraction is the ability to meet a host of new and interesting people daily.

Gardens By the Bay is no stranger to celebrity sightings. Recently, in 2019, stars from the hit film Captain Marvel such as Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, and Samuel L. Jackson made their way to the lush attraction. Imagine witnessing some of Hollywood’s most famous celebrities gracing your workplace.

Other celebrities who have visited Gardens By the Bay include Ariana Grande, Reese Witherspoon, and even Singapore’s famous otter family have visited the lush attraction. Who knows, maybe you’ll run into a celebrity and snap a selfie for the ‘gram.

 

4. You’ll Build Your Performance Skills
 

Photo: Gator By the Bay 


It takes mad confidence to stand in front of a crowd of people, show them around the park and feed them the information they might not necessarily understand. Even The Smart Local’s influencer Xenia found it to be a challenging task (at first).

However, as soon as Xenia opened up, she gained a better sense of confidence and began to enjoy educating people of all ages on all the beautiful flowers available in the garden.

Some skills you’ll build include:

  • Improv skills: Interacting with visitors on the daily can be a test of your wits, agility, and ability to carry a narrative.

  • You’ll learn how to stand out from the crowd: Since your role requires you to draw attention to yourself, you might be able to pick up this skill and use it for good.
     

5. Awesome Employee Perks

 

Perks, the one thing that everyone looks out for in a career. Gardens By the Bay has a number of priceless perks, but those easily wowed by the money will be glad to know that part-timers who work more than 3 months will receive an increment*. Some lucky employees might also receive free tickets to selected events. However, these monetary perks are all subjected to your overall work performance and availability.


6. You’re Always Active

 

What do jobs at tourists attractions and amusement parks have in common? You’re always active and as a guide, you might spend most of the day on your feet. The plus side is that unlike traditional office positions, you’ll be able to work on your health and fitness as well as your job in one go.

With all that exercise, this leaves time for you to concentrate on what matters most to you once you’re home. A priceless perk!

 

7. Spectacular Scenery
 

Photo: Instagram/Gardens By the Bay


Despite being a Garden City, the scenery in Singapore is heavily comprised of cityscape and buildings. And although you cannot be paid in the number of beautiful flowers and lush gardens, we have to say that the scenery in Gardens By the Bay will knock your socks off. You won’t be disappointed when you choose to relax by Dragonfly and Kingfisher lakes or watch as the sun sets in front of the tranquil bay.

 

8. Opportunities For Career Progression

 

If you’ve fallen in love with your position, this might sound like good news for you! Some of our previous temp job candidates with Gardens By the Bay have converted to a full-time position, due to their outstanding job performance.


9. Accessible By Public Transport

Unlike other attractions, Gardens By the Bay is still accessible by public transport (i.e. via bus and MRT). The area is also accessible via the Helix Bridge near the educational Art Science Museum as well as Marina Bay Sands. In short, there’s really no excuse for you to be late for work.


10. Foodie Haven
 


If you love food, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Gardens By the Bay. With the inclusion of new restaurants such as the Supertree Food Hall and Cafe Aster, you’ll have eight new restaurants to dine in. Restaurants available here include McDonald’s, Hong Kong Sheng Kee Noodle House, Bakerzin, and Cafe Crema.

Need to find the perfect restaurant to bring your date to before the workday ends? There are loads of eatery options for you to choose from.


Jobs Available @ Gardens By the Bay
 

Photo: Gardens By the Bay 
 

There are a number of positions available at Gardens By the Bay, ranging from ticketing officer and visitor service jobs to working at the attraction’s Children Garden.

Visit BGC Singapore’s job portal for more full-time, part-time, and temporary job positions to apply for.

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