03 Jul '11, 9pm

Riding Asia's theme park wave from Singapore

SINGAPORE - To get his foot into the theme park industry nearly two decades ago, American designer Kevin Barbee got creative with Godiva chocolates and a flip chart. After sending in his resume for the post of park design manager at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California and not getting a response, he slipped his sketch of a theme park into a box of Godiva chocolates and sent it to the company's human resource department - knowing the sweet treats would be a hit with the predominantly female staff there. At the job interview, he made an impression by showing original copies of his artwork and a flip chart that ended with the cheeky line "When do I start?" He aced the final hurdle, a test to design an area in the theme park, and was hired. That was in 1993 and he has not looked back since. Mr Barbee went on to work for Universal Studios and Universal Studios Japan, before l...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110704-0000178/Ri...

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