10 Things You Never Thought You Could Get Paid To Do In Singapore

‘Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a single day in your life’ – aw, that’s nice. But if we were to be honest with ourselves, most of us don’t think of it as anything more than a lofty ideal that only fresh grads have before they enter ‘the real world’ (#adulting).

Despite the Asian mentality that work and play are two separate things, it wasn’t hard for us to compile a list of 10 actual job descriptions at the Resort that include things you never thought you could get paid to do – right here in Asian Singapore. We’ll leave it to you to answer the question on whether it’s possible for anyone to love his/her job after you’re done reading this list.

1. Eat Michelin meals for free

RWScoop Writer

Job: RWScoop Writer

Guilty as chargedthat’s me enjoying my lunch by Two Michelin-starred Chef Alexandre Dionisio at a media tasting for Art at Curate Series 8. Sure, that isn’t all I do every day. There’s also a constant need to come up with fresh and engaging content, snooping around the entire Resort to bring you the latest news, events and promotions, and of course, writing at my regular office desk for hours on end. Nevertheless, I can’t complain. I really do love my job.

2. Scroll through Instagram/Facebook at work

Social Media Executive

Job: Social Media Executive

Let’s get real. Most of us check Instagram/Facebook while at work at least once a day. But how awesome would it be if you didn’t have to do it in secret because it was a part of your job?

The reason our Social Media Executives trawl through Instagram/Facebook posts every day? To find out how consumers are relating to our products so that they can better plan and execute campaigns and photo shoots alongside internal business units from Attractions to F&B.

3. Swim with Sharks


Job: Diving Aquarist at S.E.A. Aquarium

Most thrill-seekers and animal lovers pay to swim with sharks. Imagine getting paid to do so! Well, sort of – the main duties of a diving aquarist at S.E.A. Aquarium include going up to 12m underwater to clean marine habitats, feed and check on over 100,000 of the Aquarium’s marine animals. Behind-the-scenes duties include food preparation and kitchen duty.

Unfortunately, not all who are keen may apply. Aquarists who enter underwater habitats must be certified divers. The job is also extremely taxing on the human body.

4. Meet celebrities


Job: Universal Studios Singapore VIP Guide

They don’t call it the star treatment for nothing.

Each year, many international and local celebrities visit Universal Studios Singapore (USS) for private family holidays. You don’t usually notice them, because they go on VIP Tours to avoid the queues and getting recognized by the paparazzi.

As a VIP Guide at USS, you’ll never know when your assigned tour group might include your favourite singer/actor/media personality. But celebrity or not, the duties of a VIP Guide at USS involve custom-planning the entire day and arranging private meet-and-greet sessions for your tour group.

5. People-watch

RSCC Security Officer

Job: Resort Security Command Centre Security Officer

You’ve seen them on Crime Watch, but you wonder if such people actually exist. Because your safety is our priority, security officers at our Resort Security Command Centre review Resort-wide surveillance footage whenever reports of any suspicious looking persons are made. The bulk of their time is spent physically patrolling the Resort grounds, guarding key areas and assisting guests where needed. This way, you get to stay, play and eat at our Resort without a care in the world.

6. Play with bubble guns

USS Merchandiser

Job: Universal Studios Singapore Sales Associate

One of the best ways to make a kid smile is to bring out the kid in you. In addition to demonstrating how our young guests (and those young at heart) may play with our merchandise, USS Sales Associates do a substantial amount of stock-taking each day. Like all USS crew, Sales Associates are also expected to provide guests with directions and any help they may need, really.

7. Scare random strangers

HHN Scare Actor

Job: Halloween Horror Nights Scare Actor

HHN7 may be over, but this is such an iconic job at the Resort that we just had to feature it. While the role of a scare actor is pretty self-explanatory, what most people fail to realise is how tiring it is to give a full-on world-class performance for thousands of guests each night. For this reason, our scare actors work in shifts to prevent fatigue on the job.

They say a picture speaks a thousand words. I’m guessing a video does way more:

8. Watch half-naked hunks and babes

ACW Lifeguard

Job: Adventure Cove Waterpark Lifeguard

I know what you’re thinking, but it’s nowhere as scandalous as it sounds. In fact, the response of our lifeguards at Adventure Cove Waterpark (ACW) could mean the difference between life and death. Thanks to their vigilance, ACW has maintained a zero drowning record since its opening.

Apart from being trained in CPR, one of the most important qualities a lifeguard must have is the ability to remain calm in high-pressure situations.

9. Conditioning dolphins for Ultrasounds

Dolphin Trainer

Job: Dolphin Trainer at Dolphin Island

Yes, animals go through Ultrasounds too! While it may be a vet’s job to conduct health checks for the dolphins at Dolphin Island, it is our passionate dolphin trainers with whom the dolphins have bonded and built enough trust to voluntarily remain still while our vets conduct their health checks.

In fact, our dolphin trainers are responsible for all aspects of the dolphins’ well-being: from interacting with them to promote mental growth, to keying in every little detail of how much they eat and weigh each day in the OERCA system. Dogs are often dubbed ‘Man’s best friend’ – but we know who takes that place in the hearts of our dolphin trainers.

10. Sit on roller coasters

USS Attraction Ops Crew

Job: Universal Studios Singapore Attractions Operations Crew

There is no doubt about it – Attractions Operations (Attractions Ops) is where work meets play. Every morning, the Attractions Ops crew cycles the roller coasters through their sequences. Some will ride them during these cycles. This is done to ensure the ride is in tip top condition for guests.

Their main roles for the rest of the day are to ensure the smooth-running of the park, which includes anything and everything when it comes to your safety and fun at USS.


Want to be part of our aRWSome team?

Granted, any job in the world, no matter how fun, involves work. But here are Singapore’s premium lifestyle resort, we work so as to create memorable moments not just for our guests, but for our team as well.

To find out more about the jobs available at Resorts world Sentosa, visit https://careers.rwsentosa.com/

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