Prudential Fastrack 2018 was held in Bangkok 14-16 Apr 2018 and coincided with the festive Thai Songkran period. Housed in the posh 5-star Amari Watergate Hotel, the qualifiers were warmly welcomed and received by then-Prudential CAO – Roy Lim, Head of Recruitment & Distribution – Marvin Tan as well as their respective agency leaders. To add, true to Songkran tradition, most of them were soaked with water from the waterguns upon arrival at the hotel from the chartered buses at the airport.
Our #teamJCO contingent comprised of 30 qualifiers, most of which were on their first incentive trip abroad. We had our own team dinner at the unpretentious Mandarin Roast Duck Restaurant where we were treated to a sumptuous spread of dishes. #teamJCO were joined by Chris and Victor from the Prudential Business Development team.
There was a friendly drinking competition amongst the 2 groups and ultimately JCO1 emerged victorious. That was followed by a sharing session where all the First Time Qualifiers (FTQ) had a chance to introduce themselves to our ever growing group and share their experience and journey in JCO. The leaders chipped in as well and the night ended with another round of watergun skirmishes along the streets. 555 (Thai for “ha ha ha”)
Next morning, Day 1 started early with the groups all geared up and ready for team building with other agency groups at the Royal Thai Navy Hall. We had fun filled activities until the afternoon before we headed back for some free and easy time.
The Fastrack Dinner was held later in the evening at the hotel Ballroom and everyone were greeted with live band entertainment and some inspirational sharing from TOP Fastrack AL Augustine Seah and TOP Fastrack FC Liu Chun Hai. Everyone was also treated to a 3-round Muay Thai sparring session and #teamJCO had Sandra Oon and Jared Tan on stage singing to some Beyond and Whitney Houston classics to a rapturous crowd. The dinner ended with more partying into the night.
The following morning was back home to Singapore for most of us. We had some last minute shopping, checked out of the hotel and were soon on the plane. Once again congratulations to all Fastrackers and hope you all had a wonderful experience in BKK.