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Hi-P pegs aspirations on digital economy

AT 77, Yao Hsiao Tung cuts a sprightly figure. Beneath his unassuming demeanour lies an indomitable will and razor-sharp mind.

Sibling duo gearing up to take the reins at family kitchenware business

Huilin Quek and her brother Kwan Yi Quek were only six and three when their parents started Q Industries, a company supplying tableware to restaurants and hotels, in 1987.

Roulette spin leads cousins to leave jobs, now they run Asia’s largest medical aesthetics chain

The white ball bounced off slot after slot, chasing down the spinning roulette wheel that it had been set upon. It was getting...

Prive Group's Yuan Oeij: Learning to love oysters

Passionate about food, the owner of The Prive Group of eateries feels he has a duty to acquire a taste for all foods - despite having grown up hating oysters.

Popular CEO on a mission to sustain bookstores

SINGAPORE - Even as Popular Bookstore starts stocking its shelves with gadgets like drones to combat a long-term decline in revenue from books, the chain's long-serving chief, Mr Chou Cheng Ngok,...

Riding the "democratisation of aesthetics" wave

Novu Medical Aesthetics' Jennifer Loh wants ordinary, working-class folks to be able to enjoy beauty and wellness treatments without burning a hole in their pockets.

'Wizard' who went from creating window displays to mega visual spectacles

SINGAPORE - When Adrian Goh started his window display and exhibition company Mozz Creation in 1997, the first business he got was from gift retailer Cards n Such, to dress up a store's window...

Mighty Jaxx's toy story is one of guts and glory

For Mr Jackson Aw, toys are certainly no child's play.

Brothers with vision

Brothers Silas and Shamus Hwang could have coasted on the success of their family's eyewear business, but instead, they decided to take a risk - revamping the company and launching a new brand....

Saybons founder Daphane Loke on her affair with food

Ms Daphane Loke, the founder and executive chef of Saybons, a French-inspired food brand, did not like food as a child.

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