Singapore National Day - Part 2

Prosperous time for city state

In the last quarter, Singapore's economy is estimated to have grown at its fastest pace in almost two years.Photo: Bloomberg

Singapore's economic strength is widely considered a yardstick for the health of the world economy because of the city state's reliance on global demand.

Monday, 26 August, 2013, 12:23pm

Authorities seek to give helping hand to SMEs

SMEs make up 99 per cent of firms in Singapore.

The Singapore government has launched initiatives to boost the business environment for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that form the engine room of the country's economy.

26 Aug 2013 - 12:24pm

Interior design firm strengthens global brands

Benjamin Lim (left), managing director, and Dorothy Lim, executive director, of iwa Design

Asia's biggest brands become so by design. Driven by a passion for reliable service, iwa Design gives major multinationals design solutions to build their brands globally.

"Companies need a very strong and reliable partner to go overseas," says executive director Dorothy Lim. "We help our clients make sure that their corporate identity remains consistent throughout the world."

26 Aug 2013 - 12:26pm

Kitchen Culture cultivates quality lifestyle in Asia

George Lim, executive director

Food preparation brings families together, and Kitchen Culture Holdings creates ideal settings for families in homes across Asia.

4 Oct 2013 - 10:35am

Quest Venture streamlines business continuity through IT solutions and skills

Kevin Foong, CEO

Less downtime in information technology (IT) systems - often regarded as the backbone of company operations - translates to greater productivity and revenue growth. Quest Venture Technologies takes a proactive approach in technology support through vigilant enterprise monitoring systems, providing relevant and cost-effective solutions to mitigate IT issues.

4 Oct 2013 - 10:33am

R K Instruments always puts safety first

Bernard Quek, managing director

Aiming to achieve one of the world's best safety records, Singapore implements stringent health and safety regulations in the workplace. It seeks to bring down the national fatality rate to less than 1.8 per 100,000 workers by 2018.

4 Oct 2013 - 10:30am

Yongmao hoists series of prime construction projects worldwide

Sun Tian, executive director

Mass construction of residential buildings and commercial properties in Asia has increased the demand for large, high-quality tower cranes. Selling more than 160 tower crane units within its first four years of operation in Singapore, Yongmao Holdings - one of China's leading tower crane manufacturers - is prepared to tackle further growth on the mainland and worldwide.

26 Aug 2013 - 12:26pm

Serial System marks 25 years of hi-tech expertise

Derek Goh, founder, group CEO and managing director of Serial System

Singapore's growth history is a mosaic of stories of visionaries whose trailblazing ideas and relentless pursuit for excellence catapulted the nation to be an economic powerhouse in Asia. One such visionary is Derek Goh, who 25 years ago single-handedly established a trading company and developed it to become one of Asia-Pacific's key players in the electronic distribution industry.

26 Aug 2013 - 12:25pm

Knowledge Universe sets education trend across Asia

June Rudson, CEO of Knowledge Universe Southeast Asia and Founder of Learning Vision

Infused with fun and play, learning can be an exciting experience for children. The longing to discover new things with their newfound friends replaces their scepticism about school. Such is the approach of Brighton Montessori, which imparts a love of learning using personalised one-on-one teaching.

4 Oct 2013 - 10:27am

Sinopipe pushes plastic pipes for Asia's infrastructure projects

Pu Weidong, executive director and CEO

Using quality materials is integral to any commercial or industrial construction as one small flaw can potentially compromise structural integrity and disrupt operational continuity. Plastic pipe designer and manufacturer Sinopipe knows this well.

4 Oct 2013 - 10:29am

Hyphens Pharma provides better quality of life

 Lim See Wah, managing director

Solidifying its position as the gateway to the growing pharmaceutical industry in Southeast Asia, Hyphens Pharma introduces innovative global health care products in the region as a leading speciality pharmaceutical company.

26 Aug 2013 - 12:25pm

Schneider Electric promotes smarter use of electricity

Philippe Arsonneau, senior vice-president, information technology business for Asia-Pacific and Japan

The escalating appetite for technology will drive the world's electricity demand to increase more than 50 per cent through 2030. As this develops, the world faces the dilemma of increased carbon emissions as a result of the generation of additional electricity.

26 Aug 2013 - 12:26pm

CMIA unlocks opportunities in Asia's mid-sized companies

Lee Chong Min, managing partner

CMIA Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in mid-sized companies in China and Southeast Asia, has launched its fourth China fund. With a focus on investment opportunities in the country's agriculture and food sectors, the CMIA China Fund IV LP is a private equity partnership targeting up to US$200 million in capital commitments.

26 Aug 2013 - 12:27pm

Trendsetter Tastyfood takes innovations worldwide

Joseph Lim, managing director

The innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of managing director Joseph Lim has made Tastyfood Industries a leading global food and beverage company. In touch with nutritional trends and the demands of an active lifestyle, Lim develops award-winning products, including coffee, tea and cereals that are exported worldwide.

26 Aug 2013 - 12:27pm

NYP lives up to its brand promise

Chan Lee Mun, principal and CEO

Only 21 years old, Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) has trained, through its international arm, more than 13,000 government officials, CEOs and academic leaders from China alone.

26 Aug 2013 - 12:27pm