1,000 ITE students hired during F1 weekend
They received training as part of tie-up between ITE and race organisers
During the Singapore Grand Prix last Saturday, ITE student Muhammad Saiful was tasked with ensuring no patrons sat on the grandstand stairwells during the Maroon 5 concert, so that access to entry points was clear.
But a Caucasian patron insisted on doing so and refused to budge even when security staff and the police were called in. Said Mr Saiful, 18: "He insisted that we show him the law stating that he could not sit at the stairwell... it showed me people can be very stubborn, and you need a lot of patience."
The ITE College Central student, who is studying event management, carried the title of grandstand access official during the Formula One event. He said: "In event management, we must know how to handle people from different places. F1 gave us the chance to interact with different people and learn how they behave."
Mr Saiful was one of some 1,000 Institute of Technical Education (ITE) students who got to work for race organisers Singapore GP during the race weekend.