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Going overseas to be farmers: Driven by worry over Singapore's food security

Shovelling manure to make fertiliser, weeding and organising harvests keep former civil servant Lai Poon Piau pretty flat out when he is on his pepper farm in Kampot in south-western Cambodia.

Constructing a bright future

THE distinctive name of construction company QXY Resources comes from the initials of founder and CEO Patrick Koh's children, and stems from the company's desire to venture beyond the construction...

Making cleaning robots a reality

MAKING a robot in under seven months is no easy feat, but husband and wife team Dylan Ng and Michelle Seow, together with assistant professor Mohan Rajesh Elara, did just that.

TranSwap takes aim at remittance business

IN THE crowded but growing space of remittance startups, TranSwap is hoping to stand out by standing up for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Bean there, done that

SOYA milk and beancurd used to be traditional breakfast items typically found only in Singapore's hawker centres - that is, until homegrown soya bean chain Mr Bean came along.

Some stallholders tapping tech to draw customers

Freshly made yong tau foo, the day's catch and meat butchered to order are among the draws of shopping at wet markets.

Lintec's concrete plans for the future

SINCE its incorporation two decades ago, Lintec Concrete Technologies (LCT)'s vision has not wavered. Its CEO Ramamoorthy Sakthivel Murugan, otherwise known as Mr R Sakthi, always strives for the...

Din Tai Fung brand strong enough to grow in Europe, says BreadTalk chief as first outlet opens in London

THERE may be no shortage of Chinese restaurants in London, but the fact that there is "not a lot of authentic Taiwanese cuisine" was one of the main reasons why BreadTalk took the plunge and...

Unconventional path: Harvard-trained engineer turns fitness studio owner

Studying engineering at Harvard looks like a great way to get your career on the fast track, but the only fast track Ms Victoria Martin-Tay is interested in now is the one in her fitness centre...

In Good Company: Weber Shandwick's Jack Leslie is master of the message

For four decades from the end of World War II, the star-crossed Kennedys of Massachusetts were the first family of American politics. John F. Kennedy, a war hero, was elected the 35th and youngest...