Live from Sea Asia 2019

The Seatrade Maritime News reporting team bring you all the key stories in the run-up to, and live on the ground during, Sea Asia 2019 in Singapore from 9 – 11 April.

An oasis among the hustle and bustle

The massage station, manned by the mobile massage team of the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped, is a hot favourite among the delegates and exhibitors at Sea Asia 2019. Delegates and exhibitors can avail themselves to a free 15-minute neck and shoulder massage – providing them with a welcome respite from their hectic and demanding schedules during the event.

The three-person massage team worked their magic on tight shoulders and stiff necks, winning praises from their customers.

Ingvild Nordhaug from Wikborg Rein of Norway was one of them. She said, “I had 20 minutes to spare between appointments, and decided to try it out. It has been a very busy time so I thought it would be good to destress.  It was a very good massage.”

Seatrade Maritime News is reporting Live from Sea Asia 2019

One of the masseurs, Kamarun Zaman bin Abu, has been working his craft for over 20 years. He learnt the art of massage from the association in 1997 as a way to make a living. He said it is a physically demanding work but interesting and enjoyable.

“I find the work fun because I get to meet people, talk to them and learn new things from our conversations.”

Posted 10 April 2019

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Editor, Seatrade Maritime News Marcus Hand is the editor of Seatrade Maritime News and a dedicated maritime journalist with nearly two decades of experience covering the shipping industry in Asia. In addition to running Seatrade's maritime and offshore news website based from Singapore he is the Asia Editor of Seatrade Maritime Review. Marcus is also an experienced industry commentator and has chaired many conferences and round tables. Prior to joining Seatrade at the beginning of 2010 Marcus worked for shipping industry journal Lloyd's List for a decade and previous to that the Singapore Business Times covering shipping and aviation.

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