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When red-light means go: Hotel 81 founder Choo Chong Ngen's entrepreneurial journey

THE prospect of a real estate investment in Singapore's red-light district would make most investors hesitate for fear that a seedy surrounding would depress prices. But for...

Scanteak going beyond teak furniture

FAMILY businesses with multiple members running the company successfully in Singapore are increasingly rare, but furniture retailer Scanteak seems to be bucking the trend.

Fear of retrenchment pushed him into business

Five years ago, Mr Joseph Tan was working in the trading department of a financial institution when it decided to shut down the department.

Keystone Cable focuses on regional growth

THE cable manufacturing industry is generally not where you would find a former high school teacher but Josephine Wang bucks the trend.

Beauty for the busy

FOR the working woman of today, time is of the essence. Gone are the days of tedious skincare routines - as the Americanism goes: "ain't nobody got time for that".

How Abhit Sud is changing the beauty business industry

If there’s one sport that mirrors Abhit Sud’s ethos in business and life, it is tennis. From the glint in his eye to the quickening in his speech, you can sense the excitement that it still stirs...

How Karen Tan changes the lives of conserved buildings and landmarks in Singapore

Call her sentimental, or a nostalgia junkie, if you like. But Karen Tan, 37, the woman behind The Projector, Singapore’s only art house cinema, sees herself as more of a “pragmatic idealist”.

How Jackson Aw became a niche toy maker for collectors all over the world

Irreverent figurines like “dissected” rabbits with their bones and guts showing, and a skeleton in the lotus pose flashing a rude hand gesture are proudly displayed in the Mighty Jaxx office....

Anna Haotanto on financial literacy among women

Anna Haotanto has big dreams: She wants to empower 100 million women to achieve financial happiness. It sounds like a lofty pursuit, but the 33-year-old former banker-turned-entrepreneur has...

 

Emerging Enterprise award

Closes June 1, 2018