Thursday, January 26, 2012

GeneratioNYP 2012 & Charity Bazaar

GeneratioNYP Semi-final & Charity For Light

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success” ~ Henry Ford
The quote above echoes what the EMRS students went through to put together every bit and pieces that was possible to make GeneratioNYP Charity Bazaar from a dream to reality.

It was a hectic period as the week before GeneratioNYP, the EMRS students had just ended another mega event, the NYP Open House 2012. However, given a short duration for preparation, GeneratioNYP was still a success as each one of us put in our best effort, sacrificing hours of sleep and returning home late to complete all that is needed for the event.

GeneratioNYP Charity Bazaar was held on the 10th, 11th, 12th of January 2012.  The objective of this event is to allow us, the Event Management and Road shows (EMRS) students to have a first hand experience on entrepreneurship and at the same time to help the Student Union to raise fund for ALife, a non-profit voluntary welfare organization.

Some of the things that were included in the preparation were sourcing for suppliers, taking stocks, advertising& promotion, floor plan, liaising with Student Union (SU) and finally, setting up at the venue on the event days.

Setting up was a challenge as we had 26 booths in total. These booths had to be set up along the link ways of MacDonald’s and Koufu. Therefore many fixtures were needed. Teamwork and cooperation is very critical in this situation as we had to move the required fixtures from the fixture room to the venue each morning.

“Nothing can be done without teamwork! Communication between subordinates holds the key to success.” Di Sheng (Logistic I/C)

                                           Event's banner

                                           Decorations to brighten up the venue





                                           And setting up

As EMRS students we are required to guide the Student Union and its contestants to set up booths and make sales to raise funds for ALife. In total there were 8 contestant booths. Some of the products that we sold were apparels, accessories, handmade diary by the contestants themselves, kacang puteh, tote bags and Gong Cha.

                                           The Kacang Puteh Booth

    Contestant Leonard with EMRS Booth mates and his handmade diaries
                                          The Accessories booths

The Gong Cha Booth, contestant booth winner with the highest profit. All effort goes to the two EMRS students who when the extra mile by giving promotion as much as 50 % off. Their aim was to push all the inventories on the last day so as to raise as much fund as they could.

                                  Gong Cha!

                                Holten Co. selling apparels and accessories
                                Rainbow Bears selling tote bags and diaries

Contestant booth which raises the highest profit will get to move on to the final round of GeneratioNYP. Therefore, the competition added on to the bustling atmosphere of the event. We even came out with last day promotion just to attract more crowds and sell as many items as we could till the last moment.


Besides the 8 contestant booths, we had our own EMRS product booth selling fashion & sports apparels, sweets and Polaroid Photo at $2 each. Just like the contestant booths, we also had to source out for suppliers and create our own advertising & promotion materials and strategies.

                                          Camilla Femme
                                          Adora Flora
                                          Kanoe Sports
                                                     Polaroid Photo
                                          Not forgetting the Sticky Monsters!

                                 And also Bak kwa pre-order for Chinese New Year!       


In addition to contestant and product booths, we had 4 game booths. Below are some pictures of the game booths:


Any bazaar will be incomplete without food; therefore we called in food suppliers selling NYP students’ favorite food such as Ramly Burger, Yogurt and Cheese Fries! However, sourcing for food supplier was not a simple task.

“Organizing food vendor is a very challenging task, especially to search for suitable food vendors for the event. But to ease the burden I managed to allocate task to some of my team mate. Their help is much appreciated.” Amira (Food I/C) 




 Also for the event we had two EMRS students handling the payment counter as cashiers. Being a cashier is not as easy and simple as it sounds like. The two cashiers had to be very careful and meticulous in receiving cash and returning change to the customers. Overall, our cashiers did an excellent job and at the same time gained many learning points from it.


 “Being a cashier teaches me the importance of money and every single cent is important even if it is 10 cents as it would affect the overall cash collected. It also improves my mental calculation as sometimes there are many customers” Winston (Cashier)

GeneratioNYP had been a great experience for the EMRS students, Student Union, GeneratioNYP’s contestants and all NYP students who came down to support the event. It teaches us, especially those organizing the events, communication skills, interpersonal skills, problem solving and most importantly teamwork.

We managed to raise a total of $6878 which was handed over to ALife in a ceremony on the 21st of January. What made the event a success was the effort put in by each and every one of the EMRS student.

 “Without the help of EMRS students, charity for light would not be possible.” Jerald (Student Union)

Finally, GeneratioNYP Charity Bazaar is something that we are proud to have achieved and will be the most memorable moment in EMRS. We acquired a whole new experience and knowledge from the event. Also, most importantly new friendships were forged in the course of organizing and executing the event.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

NYP Open House SBM Bazaar

Nanyang Polytechnic SBM Bazaar was held during the Open House from 5th January to 7th January 2012. This event was organized by EMRS students from Team 2 and 3.

The planning stage started on 29th December 2011. We have successfully managed to finalize the tasks that need to be completed before the actual event. Due to a short time period of time to prepare for the event, we have to compress our planning and preparation.

As the Overall In-Charge(s) for this Open House SBM Bazaar, Yustina and Kaying, we have faced numerous problems and difficulties. Through all these challenges, we have learnt and gained a lot of experiences. We have to liaise with the external suppliers and oversee the entire project, making sure that everything is going on par and the individual In-Charge(s) are well-informed of their roles and responsibilities.

For the A & P preparation, the In-Charge(s) are Aisyah and Jian Sheng. We were assigned to decorate and enhance the NYP Fast Food link way. The areas that need to be decorated are covering up the CCA boards, the ceiling and the floor.
We also have helpers to assist us in the preparation, Eileen and Kwan Ting. We were told that the area is being divided into 4 districts – Orchard Road, Clarke Quay, Shenton Way and Lau Pa Sat. Each of these districts has their own uniqueness and we need to follow the theme.

Pre-event preparations:

Yustina, Jian Sheng and Winston were hanging up the A&P decoration at the ceiling

Pei Rong and Kia Wei pasting the floor decoration

The A&P voluntary helpers who worked overtime to complete the remaining preparations

The four districts banner decoration:

The four district wall decoration:

Top: Orchard Road, Clarke Quay
Bottom: Shenton Way, Lau Pa Sat
For the Logistic the In-Charge(s) are Nurul and Julia. We were responsible for planning out with the floor plan of the booths and handling the fixtures. During the pre event, we recced the location to ensure that the measurements of each booth were precise. We were also assigned to finalize the fixtures that the respective booth in charges requested. During the three consecutive days of the event, the process of moving the fixtures was fast and efficient. However, there were over estimated fixture on the first day, but we managed to move them back to the fixtures room to avoid confusion.

Here are the booths for the NYP Open House 2012:

Cashiers for the event- Julia, Edward, Zafirah

Zoom, In- Aisyah, Yvonne, Vivian

Ring Oh Ring- Jennifer, Hui Xiang, Xin Yi

Capture Moments & Apple Street- Yustina, Pei Rong, Kaylee

  Food for Fun, Pencil Box, La Cartera - Jian Sheng, Eileen, Shao Hao

Fresh Prez, Bookmark IT, Fast Fash – Tri, Nurul, Safeena

Kanoe Sports- Te Hui, Winston, Jie Yi

Le Accessories, Fringe Avenue- Di Sheng, Kai Ying, Mei Mun
Shop Till You Happy, Daily Dose- Melissa, Li Sing, Kwan Ting

  Thy Vogue, Thykidsarealright, SimpleZ – Amirah, Asri, Zalikha
Cactuz Pte Ltd- Jivon, Yi Yuan, Kia Wei
  Mojojojo, Moo Moo- Janice, Jia Li, Xin Yu

  Yustina serving the customers
  Safeena handling customers enquiries
Aisyah taking out the darts for the customers

Winston was promoting his products to the customer

Here are the organizing teams:
Team 2

Team 3

Most importantly, a big THANK YOU to everyone for putting in your valuable time and efforts to make this Open House SBM Bazaar a success! We’re really grateful for all the contributions and efforts. This event would not have happened without the presence and hard work of every individual. Once again, this event has strengthened our relationship and team spirit beyond the individual team.

Last but not least, we would like to extend our appreciation to all the supervisors. This event would not be a success without their valuable advises, guidance and encouragement. Special thanks to Ms Quek, Mr Chong, Ms Khoo, Ms Tan, Mr Sudesh and Ms Choo.