50-year-old woman hired for $4,500 nanny job at Sentosa Cove

SINGAPORE - A 50-year-old woman has landed the coveted job of a driver-cum-nanny on Sentosa Cove, which comes with a high $4,500 monthly salary, reported Lianhe Wanbao.

According to the Chinese evening daily, the woman, whose identity remains unknown, was picked from 200 applicants.

An advertisement posted by a recruitment agency had appeared on online jobs portal JobsDB in Dec last year.

The requirements of the job included "looking after a 7-year-old girl, driving her to and from school, light housekeeping and admin duties", and cooking.

The nanny would need to live in the house on Sentosa Cove from Monday to Saturday, with an off day on Sunday. It added that "only Singaporeans need apply".

The recruitment agency told Wanbao that the ad had attracted 200 applications within a month. They were women aged between 21 and 56. However, not all of them made the cut.

Only three suitable applicants were selected and recommended to the client, said the agency. One was rejected after the client took a look at all three resumes.

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