Eyeing a bigger future: Should I Stay or should I Go (Back)?
Yap Shi Li
Founder, Merry Bees Live Music, and founder, ShiLi & Adi
Yap Shi Li left Malaysia as a 15-year-old in 2000, having received a scholarship from the Singapore Ministry of Education. She has since stayed on and built a career as an entrepreneur in the neighbouring island city.
Returning to Malaysia is not on her agenda. “After seeing this list of incentives, I still would not go back to Malaysia, because I have studied, worked, and lived in Singapore for 17 years,” she tells HRM Asia.
“My network and career are well-established here. If I went back, I would have to start from scratch.”
Nelson Gerard Lawrence Danam
Consulting Manager, Deloitte Consulting Malaysia