How useful is Mandarin in Singapore for consulting
I've been using the search function for this question and the general feeling is that Mandarin isn't that helpful in Singapore (which is strange because most of my friends who are currently studying there say that speaking Mandarin is a huge plus). I was hoping someone who are currently doing consulting in Singapore can shed a light on this? For some reasons I feel like the language requirements/preference in consulting is much much more stringent than those in ibanking? If so will Mandarin really be a plus? (I'm from South East Asia btw but I don't speak in-demand SE languages, i.e Bahasa or Thai)
Another question about Mandarin, and this may sound a bit silly, and that is will it be okay not being able to write in Chinese???? I already passed the New HSK Level 6 (which is the highest level) but my writing grade was horrible. I can read, speak, listen and type at college level for Mandarin Chinese (i.e reading books, newspaper, watching movies without subs, converse intelligently..) but I just can't write (For Mandarin learners out there, you know the feeling when you can totally recognize the Chinese characters but just can't remember all the strokes?). Should I write in my application form that I am only at advanced conversational level then? (I'm afraid they would construe this as I am only able to speak, not read or write) when in fact I can read and type documents just fine.
Thank you in advance for all of the inputs