Muhammad Syah Rezal, Intellectual Disability

31 Jul 2019


Syah gives his best at everything he does, including the many roles he has had at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore, never once letting his intellectual disability deter him from doing so. He has been an asset to the resort since 2003, when he first started out as a steward, before taking on the role as a gardener and now, a kitchen porter.

As an alumnus of Delta Senior School, a post-secondary school which provides vocational training for its students, Syah has attended onsite training in the resort in preparation for employment. The management at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa also encourages staff to attend learning sessions at Delta Senior School, which enables them to understand more about intellectual disability and how to create a more inclusive and conducive working environment for their colleagues.

Jimmy, Syah’s supervisor, has benefited from the training sessions, enabling him to understand and work better with Syah. When talking about Syah, Jimmy is quick to mention how independent and reliable he is, whose cheerful personality brings laughter to the team.

Syah is constantly learning and improving his knowledge and skills, and is trained and certified in food safety for his job as a kitchen porter. With his positive attitude and strong work ethic, the management has further career development plans for him and believes he will excel in his future responsibilities.