NUS BBA 23 October 2015

The surprise team of the competition

From left: Shaun Lum, Tan Jing Jie, Choi Fong Wa, Rahul Mahtani and Ahamed Marzouq

From left: Shaun Lum, Tan Jing Jie, Choi Fong Wa, Rahul Mahtani and Ahamed Marzouq

Students Shaun Lum, Tan Jing Jie, Choi Fong Wa (all BBA year 3) and Ahamed Marzouq (BBA year 2) made the School proud by beating off 82 other teams from the UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore to reach the grand finals of the ASEAN-China Case Competition on 18 October 2015.

Organised by Yale-NUS Global China Connection, the inaugural ASEAN-China Competition challenges student teams to conceptualise an eco-city in the Liangjiang area of Chongqing that would be economically and socially viable.

Without any training in urban planning, the team surprised the competition by clinching the third prize of SG$1000. The judges were impressed by the team’s robust case and its well-structured presentation. The team also had a fifth member, FASS (Econs) year 4 student Rahul Mahtani.