Chua may be part of a longstanding family business, but he is determined to create something new in these disparate industries — and succeeding.
Having steered the business through two pandemics and personal conflict, the couple has set their sights on diversification.
Building a castle is difficult; defending and maintaining it is harder still, so goes an Asian proverb. How do Singapore’s leading entrepreneurial families keep it going while getting ahead of the curve — by diversifying, digitalising or devising a solid succession strategy?
“We want to turn Singapore into a major bird’s nest trading hub using AI and blockchain technology.”
“We’re always creating new concepts. Now we can even refresh pre-loved or heirloom pieces for our clients.’
A 100-year-old horticulture business tells us what they do to keep their great-grandparents’ company running — even in an increasingly digitised world.