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Independent cinema The Projector: born of a desire to rejuvenate old spaces

When Karen Tan went to look at a derelict cinema on the fifth floor of a forgotten 1970s building on Beach Road, she knew right away that the space had potential: she had an idea to spruce it up...

Firm goes green cleaning up industrial grime

TuffChem Environmental Services provides industrial cleaning services and chemical sales but unlike similar firms, it focuses on the environment with clean processes and green chemicals. In the...

Singapore's ramen king found his true calling

Mr Jason Lim has a thing for noodles. He had mee pok for breakfast, and has just wolfed down a plate of satay beehoon from a well-known stall in Sembawang Hill Food Centre for lunch.

CYC Custom Shop: tailoring progress to an old trade

A QUICK look into the windows of CYC Custom Shop shows a bright and modern store, but a quaint, old sewing machine that sits proudly in the shop window hints at a longer history.

Music buff turns passion into sweet sounds of success

When music executive Mah Chern Wei was a child, every so often, the sweet sounds from his father's vinyl record player would waft through the rooms and weave their magic.

Kwong Woh Hing sticks to brewing soya sauce the traditional way

In a 6m by 4m sauna-like room in a Defu Industrial Park factory, four men wearing disposable shower caps, masks and aprons are hard at work.

ToTT and Sia Huat: Homing in on kitchenware

The birth and reach of these brands can be traced back to the business acumen of Mr Tan Choon Boon, 67. Supported by his daughter, Grace, 38, he has succeeded in making many local and overseas...

CEO lost a job because his O-level results were too good

He wanted to be a technician but was advised to further studies, and now heads 6 companies.

The Newsmaker: Singapore’s IT guru Sim Wong Hoo gears up for a comeback

SINGAPORE - Sim Wong Hoo is back. And when Singapore’s most elusive technopreneur gets himself back into the limelight, the reason can only be this: a new Creative product is on its way.

Chicken farming not as easy as it looks

CHICKEN meat is one of the cheapest forms of protein in many countries, but in the African country of Rwanda, it is a luxury most people can afford only once a year.