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"I'm selling spades in a gold rush": Wong Joo Seng of Spark Systems

Imagine walking into a supermarket. You don’t buy anything and yet are expected to pay 40 per cent of the price for everything you thought of buying, simply for being there. It’s a ludicrous...

The fashionista who can

Pek Lay Peng, founder of SocietyA and director of Shingda Group, is a steely woman who cut her teeth in the male-dominated construction industry before taking on the competitive world of retail...

How Zilingo connects small businesses across South-east Asia to consumers abroad

Zilingo has presented small businesses in South-east Asia with the opportunity to go global; and for consumers, the ability to get products from overseas to your doorstep.

Family pumps fresh blood into home-grown eyewear brand O+

THINK of eyewear, and it's usually foreign names that come to mind, such as Gucci, Oakley or Owndays - depending on your budget. But Elmsley, a local eyewear designer and manufacturer with over 20...

FJ Benjamin sews up new look for profitability

FJ Benjamin Group (FJB) CEO Nash Benjamin kicked off this interview arranged to garner deeper insights into the luxury retailer's future plans, with a song.

Diving instructor braves sea of red for higher cause

Scuba company Asia Dive Academy is still in the red after more than 10 years in business, but chief executive Jacki Ng is unfazed.

Worth the hard work and sweat

Yoga studios are a dime a dozen in Singapore, but that is not stopping Elvina Cheong, 27, from opening one. In fact, since July 2016, she has opened two branches of Freedom Yoga, the first at...

From homemade noni soaps to a beauty enterprise headed abroad

Wendee Lee has luscious black hair and clear skin. It's the look of a carefully-coiffed beauty fanatic, but the 35-year-old insists she doesn't care much about the latest fashion, nor is she crazy...

Spreading the wellness message

Even as a child, Dawn Sim knew the value of health and wellness. Growing up, she played basketball with her father, and joined his cycling trips to Malaysia. When her grandparents found themselves...

Distributor goes from importing Tao Kae Noi to making its own snacks

IF some of your favourite nibbles include seaweed snack Tao Kae Noi or rice biscuit Want Want, you have homegrown small and medium-sized enterprise San SeSan Global to thank (or blame, if your...