Delta Senior School
The school offers its students educational and vocational training in key disciplines, helping them to develop the skills required for life after graduation. The resort aims to convert DSS graduates into full-time colleagues. It is one of the first organisations to actively participate in the school’s Work Experience Programme, which exposes students to actual work life and environments in preparation for permanent employment. Since the programme’s inception in 2009, the resort has supported over 40 students with internships across departments such as Housekeeping, Kitchen and Food and Beverage.
There are currently fifteen DSS graduates with permanent employment at the resort. Two of them started out more than 10 years ago in the horticultural department and later embarked into the Kitchen as part of their continuous career development path. In addition to supporting the Work Experience Programme, the resort actively engages and participates in the school’s special occasions – from its graduation ceremonies to Open House Days and various training workshops.
Arc Children’s Centre
In addition to DSS, the resort works with Arc Children’s Centre – a non-profit organisation that provides day care and support for families with children between the ages of 3 and 18 that are diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore has been raising funds for the centre at its annual charity golf tournament, Drive for ARC. This year's fundraiser will mark the resort's sixth consecutive year to support Arc Children's Centre and its tenth consecutive year to host an annual charity golf tournament in aid of a selected beneficiary.
In line with our commitment to biodiversity conservation, the group launched SANCTUARY, Shangri-La's Care for Nature Project.
Standing near the entrance of the resort is Singapore's largest tree, measuring 27 metres in height and 10.2 metres in girth. Recognised by Singapore's National Parks Board as a heritage tree, it is believed that British soldiers planted the Angsana tree in 1885, when they settled at Fort Siloso during the pre-war period.
A tree lightning conductor has been installed to protect the old tree and trees have been replanted to reinstate its natural habitat; and during the resort's large-scale renovation in 2010, efforts were made to avoid harm to the tree.
This over 130-year-old tree continues to provide shade for guests along the leafy boulevard leading up to the resort's lobby, and the resort's gardeners carefully look after it.