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Futuristic manufacturing system helps firms ride automation wave

BEHIND the drawn metal doors of a nondescript factory at the northern tip of Singapore, A4-sized smart carts moved autonomously on small monorail tracks that could change tack on its own, while a...

He got inspiration for startup from being girlfriend's courier

IT started with him being a courier for his girlfriend's goods. As Cai Li travelled frequently, his friends began to request him to help them purchase products exclusively found in those countries...

The Duck that lays the Golden egg

SALTED egg, a craze that has survived decades - from salted egg seafood dishes to salted egg yolk tarts, the rich flavour has seen it all. For The Golden Duck, its unconventional attempt at...

A-Plus doesn't come easy for this homegrown firm

CARVING out a niche in food and e-commerce has helped A-Plus Automation make a name for itself in the materials management industry.

Paying Homage to the elderly in Singapore

IN HER first 10 years, Gillian Tee was cared for by elderly people. As a child, she lived with her grandmother, and her direct caretaker until she was 10 was a woman in her sixties.

Digital strategy nets fish retailer bigger catch

DishTheFish straddles a wet market stall in Beo Crescent and an e-commerce platform, with plans to expand into a mall next month. Husband-and-wife team Jeffrey Tan, 32, and Angeline Ong, 29, speak...

Castlery plugs a gap in furniture industry

AFTER various attempts at startups, Castlery Pte Ltd co-founder Declan Ee finally found success in the form of e-commerce designer furniture.

Hectic life of a mumpreneur

Bouncing off the walls. That is how VLV chief executive Dolores Au describes her hectic life.

From bumboat man to cruise towkay

Png Yiow Beng, the founder of Singapore River Cruise and Trishaw Uncle, owns a fleet of 25 electric bumboats and 100 trishaws which ferry tourists daily around interesting areas in downtown...

Timing, luck and the right people behind PS.Cafe's success: Peter Teo

The new PS.Cafe at One Fullerton was meant to open just before National Day. But a week after Aug 9, Peter Teo, one of its three co-founders, was still standing in what he called "a building site...

Secretlab brings its customisable leather chairs to Europe

JUST gaming chairs? Not at Secretlab. The makers of the premium customisable leather chairs have seen success in their chairs with a diverse range of customers - not exclusively from the gaming...