French-Mauritian singer-songwriter Jonathan Meur has just released the music video for “Toy Hearts”, the first single off his soon-to-be-released album How To Build A Kite. It can be viewed here.
Filmed by Freeflow Productions at local storage solution company Lock+Store at Chai Chee, the video offers a colourful visual interpretation of the song’s musings on relationships through a child’s eye.
This is the singer’s first official music video.
How To Build A Kite was launched on Saturday 11 July at The Substation.
Special mention of the LEGO piano featured in the video
The heart-shaped LEGO piano featured in the video was custom-designed by local brick artist Jeffrey Kong of Artisan Bricks and was made exclusively available last year through a crowd-funding campaign run to partially finance the album. Now, from 12 July onwards, this commemorative LEGO piece will be retailed exclusively at all Lock+Store facilities together with the album.
Name: John Lai
Designation: Leasing Manager
Please describe your job scope:
. Responsible for facility sales including warehouse revenue
. Response to enquiries, including web enquiry, walk-in enquiry & phone enquiry
. Show prospects our facility and the storage areas
Besides self storage, I am also responsible for warehousing at Chai Chee.
What do you like most about your role at Lock+Store?
Sharing information with potential customers when showing our facilities. This includes finding out more about the customer’s profile and why they require our services, inviting them to contribute their feedback about our facility, and understanding the nature of their business, etc.
Name one experience at Lock+Store that makes you smile when you think about it:
Helping a customer load the items onto the trolley and pushing it to the storage area. I feel satisfied when I go the extra mile for our customers.
In your opinion, what’s the typical profile of the storers at your facility?
A mix of both personal and business storers. Personal storers are those whose houses are undergoing renovation, those waiting for their new house to TOP, hobbyists, those with excess household items, etc. Business storers store their inventory, office documents and office equipment with us.
Name: Josephine Chang
Designation: Country Manager
Job Description: Responsible for the daily operations and the expansion of the Lock+Store portfolio in Malaysia
What you like most about your role at Lock+Store: Able to meet different customers from all walks of life
Name one experience at Lock+Store that makes you smile when you think about it: An elderly lady kept thanking us for giving her more time to make her move-in payment as she relies on her children for transport
In your opinion, what’s the typical profile of the storer in your facility? The typical customer profile: those whose houses are undergoing renovation and business owners storing inventory
Asia’s foremost industry body for the business of self- storage, Self-Storage Association Asia, hosted their first Self Storage Expo Asia 2015 in Tokyo, Japan from May 13-15, 2015. Global guests and speakers united to share their extensive knowledge about today’s most lucrative alternative investment in the region most poised for opportunity and growth.
The topics were Asia-focused, taking into account what the industry has learnt about self- storage growth in other parts of the world and what obstacles countries in Asia may face. Special emphasis was given to the Singapore and Hong Kong markets on which Lock+Store CEO Helen Ng spoke.
Ms Ng who is also the Deputy Chair of the SSAA said, “This is an exciting period with tremendous growth opportunities for self-storage in Asia. Land scarcity coupled with rising affluence and a strong demand base comprising middle-income families, a sizeable expat population and thriving SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) will fuel the demand for self-storage services in key markets like Singapore and Hong Kong. Currently the penetration rate is only about 0.3 sf/person in both countries, which is significantly lower than that in more established markets such as the US and Australia. There is much room for growth. The Expo is positive for the healthy and strong growth of the industry and community, and provides a dynamic platform for industry players to get up-to-date information, business opportunities and network under one roof.”
The opportunity to learn and grow was a big theme throughout the three days. “The numbers speak for themselves and yes, the industry in Asia is teeming with opportunities for suppliers and facility owners. While Singapore may not reach 7.8 sf/person of self storage like in the US, the amalgamation of a consumer driven society and continually smaller apartments – as well as only 0.3 sf/person of self storage – means that Singapore and Hong Kong, and the rest of Asia for that matter, is poised for growth in this industry,” Ms Ng emphasised.