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of ong Kong is a city full enticing complexities, in with historical entities plentiful supply, set of against the backdrop significant one of the world’s most boasts the financial centres that index ent developm highest financial score recorded. n for Although the city is well-know port, moving its history as a transition of China’s exports a significant volume a trip to Hong to the rest of the world,

with much Kong will provide you city view. more than just a harbour into the city You will be easily drawn enchanting by its iconic skyline and provide a neighbourhoods which with a feast weary business traveller for the senses. commercialised Beneath Hong Kong’s to an endless facade, you will be treated cultural sites smattering of dynamic including Man throughout your stay, tribute to the Mo Temple - the city’s War - and its Gods of Literature and

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transport particularly the top class which the city possesses on geological gem. from meeting systems n travels. After a long day rushing 90 percent of the populatio yourself in one in London’s to meeting, you will find Similar to that found in the world, Oyster card, of the top culinary capitals underground with the Sichuanese, Card spoilt for choice amongst Hong Kong has the Octopus card and French dishes; debit s Cantonese Japanese, - a prepaid contactles to match the get around with a culinary repertoire - which enables you to is definitely a best in the world. the city with ease and from . The intensity that emanates worthwhile timesaver n density of functionality the city’s vast populatio It is the combination growth has that really and fast paced financial and intriguing history a infrastructural s what you will find with had to be matched by epitomise the city, developments within

Cantonese, English Languages: 1,092 quare kilometres Area: Population 7,346,248 (2016): Hong Kong dollar Currency: UTC +8 Time zone: +852 code: Dialling Internet TLD: .hk subtropical climate Climate:

streamlined and trip to Hong Kong; a makes the efficient way of life which business e city perfect for a productiv make to trip, with endless offerings that little home your time away from bit more special.

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W E L C O M E Asia-Pacific’s Engine Room APAC’s role as the continent’s innovative driving force is certainly not a new theory, and definitely not within Asia Outlook, but we go above and beyond the concept SAESL’s new test cell, strategic mergers and dedication to innovation are affirming its this month in search of our biggest position as a truly global MRO pioneer ever company exposé. Having featured Singapore Aero Engine Services Private Limited (SAESL) initially back in 2015, we’ve revisited the Company’s Singapore base - and indeed its Vice President of Customer Business and Procurement, Simon Morris - to unearth the unparalleled scale of its recent innovations and expansions. The Rolls-Royce and Singapore Airlines Engineering Company joint venture has become a market leader over the years for both engine overhaul and component repair services but, as Morris enthuses, capacities and scope are about to reach unprecedented heights via a new test cell, a recent strategic merger, and significant affiliations with regional centres of excellence. “SAESL’s engine overhaul business is the only facility in the world that can service all current products in the Trent engine family,” he states, “[and] with annual revenues of around $2 billion, SAESL is a key contributor to the Singapore aerospace community.” Another internationally-prominent manufacturer making waves in Southeast Asia is P.T. BAUER Pratama Indonesia, the regional hub of the global BAUER brand. However, despite its intercontinental influence, the business is keen to promote its role as a local enabler and an Indonesian success story in its own right. Completing the international market-leading tripod on a less industrial level is JLT; its Asian arm complementing its South African and Middle Eastern sister companies’ insertion in our own sister publications. Rounding up our showcasing assortment is a renewed focus on the healthcare domain via the Singapore National Eye Centre and HSC Healthcare, as well as a plethora of businesses forging their own unique paths to success in the form of AMOS International, PT Saka Energi Indonesia and DSA Engineering. Finally, our April APAC journey terminates in Hong Kong, a city that has the construction world at its feet, and a whole lot more to offer besides, as is demonstrated through this month’s Business Travel Guide. Matthew Staff W W W. ASIAOUTLOOKM AG .COM

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RETAIL Amazon’s Foray into Southeast Asia

All the latest top stories from across Asia

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CONSTRUCTION Hong Kong’s Construction Conundrum Arcadis unveils its annual International Construction Costs Index

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TECHNOLOGY 3D Solutions Keep Asian Infrastructure On Track

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SHOWCASING LEADING COMPANIES Tell us your story and we’ll tell the world

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SINGAPORE AERO ENGINE SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED (SAESL) Servicing the Best by the Best

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AMOS INTERNATIONAL Vision and Foresight on the Path Less Travelled

H E A L T H C A R E SINGAPORE NATIONAL EYE CENTRE International Eminence in Ophthalmology

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ASIA IOT BUSINESS PLATFORM KUALA LUMPUR

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S Megah, and Parkland. As one of the pioneers in cloud solutions, PointStar adopted Google’s advanced online enterpriseready tool, G Suite, in achieving optimal communication. PointStar also utilises Netsuite’s cloud accounting and CRM system, Cisco Meraki’s cloud controlled WiFi, routing, and security system in ensuring a secure scalable enterprise network, as well as the Grandstream IP phone for a much stable telecommunication network. “Our Jakarta new office will reinforce the strength and focus to bring our clients world-class services. The expansion reflects our commitment and the continued success on our clients’ businesses. We will continue to provide quality, innovative and affordable cloud solutions for companies to embrace digital transformation, and redefine the smarter way of working in the new digital era,” said Justin Lee, CEO of PointStar. To celebrate the opening of the new Jakarta office, PointStar has launched a 1-FOR-1 training package called TransformMyBiz. Its objective is to help the small and medium businesses to train their employees on getting the most out of G Suite enhancing their core competencies - formerly Google Apps - at work. and assist companies to choose, adopt, The training package, worth $900 implement, customise and manage per session will be applicable to their cloud solutions. companies in Indonesia, Singapore As one of the leading Google and Malaysia, valid for the first 100 Partners in the APAC region, the companies that sign up and on a firstconference room highlights the use come-first-serve basis. of Google Hangouts in connecting “We live in a world of change, PointStar’s team of more than 60 driven by technology and it is employees working at different changing the way how companies geographical locations. and people used to work. As The new office allows the team to companies take on digital collaborate and achieve better and transformation, it simplifies the way faster results for a growing list list of they work and soon see themselves all sizes, which include Gojek, Zalora, operating at maximum velocity,” Matahari Mall, Indo Tambangraya added Lee.

PointStar Expands its Cloud Computing Investment in Indonesia PointStar, a cloud technology consulting firm that empowers businesses across Asia-Pacific to innovate and move beyond productivity has moved to a new office to accommodate its rapid business growth in Indonesia. The new office is designed to promote employees’ productivity in a collaborative environment. It comes with fully-equipped conference rooms, a silent room, and a phone booth area for employees who wish for a quiet working environment. With these facilities, the team can focus on

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Singapore Hosts APAC’s Most Senior Ecommerce and Digital Travel Event More than 350 of Asia’s most senior digital travel professionals representing top hotels, airlines, OTAs and metasearch engines are expected to attend the 2017 edition Digital Travel APAC at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, held from 25-27 April. This is the second edition of this conference and this year’s Digital Travel APAC will host 70 percent new speakers with some industry experts like Alwin Loh Tek Ken, Head of Digital Transformation & Innovation, Malaysia Airlines and David Peller, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Asia Pacific, Booking. com A brand new technology benchmarking pre-day will give attendees an unbeatable, time-

saving opportunity to meet and compare leading technologies in the space with new level of detail and interactivity in just one afternoon of networking. With in-depth tracks for Directors and VPs of e-Commerce and Digital Marketing, creative boardrooms, debates and case-studies, Digital Travel APAC ensures there is something for everyone. “APAC is projected to surpass North America to become the largest travel region in the world in 2017, so for those digital travel executives eager to stay ahead of today’s new landscape, Digital

Travel Summit APAC offers the perfect opportunity to embrace forwardlooking strategies and technologies to capitalise on this perfect storm,” said Prachi Panda, Conference Director of Digital Travel APAC. A conference organised by Worldwide Business Research (WBR), Digital Travel APAC strives to drive the travel industry with meaningful, high-level and forward looking exchange of ideas and discussions at the event and also help travel brands evaluate which new technologies such as AR, VR and AI will work best for them.

phone and smartphone users continue to grow rapidly, surpassing 84 percent of the country’s 126 million population based on a survey by ThinkAgent and GMO Japan Market Intelligence. Hotmob CEO Johnny Wong said: “The majority of Japanese mobile users use smartphones to access

emails and social media, in particular the young generation are spending more hours daily on viewing videos on smartphones than on traditional television. This is why local advertisers started to embrace mobile video ads to promote direct purchase of products and services.” Eigaland is a movie-goer community on mobile application and most covered the online-ticketing cinemas in Japan. Eigaland is also the first movie application to deliver premium mobile video ads in Japan, up to 9X video completion rate compared to desktop video. According to a recent research conducted by Google and TNS, 74 percent of smartphone users in Japan watch mobile videos. This corresponds to the reality that the market has a great demand on mobile videos.

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Eigaland’s Mobile Video is set to Outperform Traditional Media in Japan Hotmob, the leading mobile marketing Company operating the largest hybrid mobile advertising marketplace in Asia, maintains that Japanese advertisers are shifting more budgets from traditional media to digital and believes that mobile video is set to be the outperformer. Traditional Japanese ad agencies have been heavily relying on television media buying in the past. The demand for digital advertising surges as mobile

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Hilton Debuts its Hilton Garden Inn Brand in Shanghai Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Shanghai Hongqiao, which marks the debut of the Hilton Garden Inn brand in Shanghai. Hilton currently also operates Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, Hilton Shanghai, Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao, and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Shanghai - Pudong in this top tier city. “The addition of Hilton Garden Inn Shanghai Hongqiao to Hilton’s portfolio in Shanghai will enable it to address the growing demand in the city’s midmarket segment,” said Bruce McKenzie, Senior Vice President, Operations, Greater China & Mongolia, Hilton. “This is our 12th Hilton Garden Inn hotel in China. We are committed to meeting the evolving needs of our guests, and with a pipeline of more than 230 hotels, including more than 30 Hilton Garden Inn hotels; we will continue to provide our guests with more choice in this key market.”

operator of the Solomon Islands, to offer cloud-based gaming, music and video services through a Cloud hosting platform to its growing subscriber base. David Wei, President of Huawei Southern Pacific Region, said: “In At the Pacific Islands the next 10 years, we will enter a Telecommunications Association new digital era, where all things are sensing, connected, and intelligent. 21st AGM and Tradeshow 2017, held Cloud will be the centrepiece of all in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Huawei outlined its cloud strategy and things digital and more industries and introduced new services to help enterprises will be using Cloud models telecom operators and governments to serve customers. It is estimated by 2025, all enterprise IT solutions will be drive digital transformation in the Pacific Islands. Huawei also announced transferred to cloud and more than 85 a partnership with Solomon Telekom percent of enterprise applications will Company Limited (STCL), leading be deployed to the cloud.” T E C H N O L O G Y

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Grand Opening of Coffee Expo Seoul 2017 The rich aroma of fresh espresso and desserts filled the halls of Coex this on 6-9 April, 2017 at the annual Coffee Expo, Seoul. Co-organised by Coex and the Korea Coffee Association, Coffee Expo Seoul, which is held in Coex Halls A and B, celebrated its 6th year with expectations to set new records. Indonesia starred as the Guest Country of choice this year, repeating the success of the last two years which saw Colombia in 2015, and Brazil in 2016. Both countries used the marketing stage to showcase their

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expertise and educate visitors about their regional specialties. Coffee Expo Seoul has established a tradition of leading coffee exhibitions with a wide variety of business programs, which the 2017 edition continued to develop. Indonesia introduced a variety of coffee beans from different regions and hold Specialty Coffee Cupping Show at their booth.

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Inventus Power Expands Presence in Asia Pacific Region

China Salary Growth Slows Down in the First Quarter of 2017 Zhaopin Limited, a leading career platform in China which is focused on connecting users with relevant job opportunities throughout their career lifecycle, released its 2017 first-quarter report on China’s labour market supply and demand for whitecollar workers. With intensifying competition among white-collar workers for jobs in the first quarter of 2017, the increase in average monthly salaries slowed down significantly. The average monthly salary in the

first quarter of 2017 edged up only 0.8 percent; the growth of average salaries for white-collar workers hit the brakes during the past two quarters, slowing down from a 4.1 percent rise in the third quarter of 2016.

Inventus Power, a systems manufacturer of battery packs, chargers and power supplies for the consumer, commercial, medical and military markets, announced an expansion in the Asia-Pacific region with the addition of key personnel for technical and customer-facing roles. To lead this expanded team, Inventus Power has hired a new General Manager of Asia Operations and Sales, Kenneth Yan, and Vice President of Human Resources, Nuo Ma, both of whom will be based in Shanghai. “With this investment in staffing, we are executing on our strategic growth plan and better supporting our global customer base,” said Patrick Trippel, President and CEO of Inventus Power. TECHNOLOGY

China Mobile Hong Kong Unveils ‘Supreme’ Service Plan Series

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InComm Japan Partners with WeChat Pay InComm, a leading prepaid product and transaction services Company, announced that InComm Japan is partnering with Tencent FiT (Financial Technology), the provider of WeChat Pay services and part of the Tencent group of companies headquartered in Shenzen, China.

WeChat Pay is a payment service for users of SNS WeChat (Weixin) that boasts more than 849 million monthly active users in China, handling more than 500 million transactions a day. The service is becoming one of the main streams of Chinese mobile payment methods. With this partnership, InComm’s POSA technology1 will enable Chinese visitors in Japan to use their smartphone to pay for products and services, just as they already do in their home country.

China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) proudly announced the launch of the ‘Supreme’ Service Plan Series, encompassing the ‘Supreme Global’, ‘Supreme Asia’ and ‘Supreme Greater China’ Service Plan options with superior benefits of data roaming coverage, allowing customers to enjoy worry-free data roaming service with an irresistible monthly fee. Subscribers of the ‘Supreme’ Service Plan Series now can travel abroad with an absolute ease of mind without any pre-trip preparations for data roaming, nor the worries of the appalling data roaming fees incurred overseas. With CMHK’s ‘Supreme’ Service Plan Series, you are connected beyond boundaries.

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ounded in 1994, Amazon - the world famous ecommerce retailer – was formed originally to provide consumers with products in two segments, merchandise and content. Now Amazon is ready to increase its presence in Asia, massively boosting its operations in Southeast Asia, and making its entry into the region by launching its new hub in Singapore. Enlarging its presence in Asia is a bold move for the Company, shortly after pouring $3 billion into its India business and the introduction of its Prime Service to China. Amazon has used both as a springboard for entry into Southeast Asia where it doesn’t currently offer local services. Initially the Company’s plan was set to launch a selection of services in Singapore by the end of the first quarter of 2017, centrally aiming to offer AmazonFresh grocery store and Prime Delivery services. At present, online services account for less than five percent of all commerce in Southeast Asia, which when you take into account the 600 million consumers living there, shows huge growth potential for any companies looking to begin work in the market. The main focus for Amazon is most definitely expanding its presence in Singapore, however, it has not ruled out entering Indonesia Southeast Asia’s

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Despite the initial excitement and anticipation surrounding Amazon’s move into Southeast Asia, its entry has been put on hold until later on this year; the initial footing to set up the business taking longer than initially anticipated. Amazon’s target market hasn’t altered and the move to Singapore is most definitely still in motion, with it being a strong provider of many elements favouring ecommerce. Some of which include wider internet usage, higher ownership of credit cards, better establishment of logistics and delivery networks as a clearer environment for business compared to other areas in Asia.

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However, the move has slipped slightly down Amazon’s expansion timeline, with the Company potentially looking to expand in Australia first after hiring a team of more than 100 people in Sydney to kick-start its operations successfully. Amazon has promised its new Australian customers with cheaper prices, faster delivery and new access to a greater range of products. Although Australians can already purchase products from Amazon, in providing local warehousing, the Company will be able to massively cut the delivery to customers and therefore improve its service.

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When the move does go ahead, Amazon may not be in for an easy ride. The US-based Company may be the mainstay of internet shopping sites, however it will have a strong contender to take on in the form of Chinese Company, Alibaba; both of which have built strong reputations in their home markets, standing each in good stead when it comes to conquering new ground.


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Billionaire, Jack Ma, the owner of Alibaba, has been making aggressive moves in Southeast Asia already, taking a lead in the market against Amazon, making for an interesting year ahead as the two already have history; having encountered one another in the US. The two companies are definitely the most notable players in the ecommerce space, demonstrating two very different business models. Jeff Bezos’ Amazon sells its goods directly to consumers, with its inventory kept in a network of warehouses, while Alibaba focuses on online marketplaces - it’s largest to date being Taobao - providing platforms for the trading of goods, similar to ebay. Alibaba has also found a lot of success with Tmall for larger retailers, where it is able to produce commission, and AliExpress, a globalfacing ecommerce site which makes it possible for consumers globally to buy from Chinese merchants. As Alibaba doesn’t have to stock an inventory

anywhere, the Company has an easier time in terms of mobility when setting up in new markets. Interestingly, Alibaba has been referred to as the Amazon of Southeast Asia in the past, known for

‘Alibaba has also found a lot of success with Tmall for larger retailers...’

its domination of the region’s ecommerce market. However, with Amazon making its move into the region, it will be interesting to see how Alibaba copes with this global superstar. With Southeast Asia providing such huge potential it is big enough for multiple players to enter the market, even if that does just happen to last for a short amount of time. Despite the fact that the ecommerce market in Southeast Asia is projected to hit heights of $25 billion by 2020, there will still be many challenges leading up to that point, making for a fascinating battleground for ecommerce’s two leading exponents to fight it out over the coming years.

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Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services, it works in partnership with clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets.

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A foremost factor appears to be a severe labour shortage in the city which underpins the high contributory costs within construction projects, but there are signs of improvement in the offing too, as it looks to try and emulate many of its Asia-Pacific counterparts in future Indexes. Hong Kong markets are now stabilising at peak activity level, while ongoing and upcoming mega public infrastructure projects, such as the Zhuhai-Macau bridge link and the largescale housing programme that totals 480,000 units over 10 years, are expected to sustain Hong Kong’s construction industry workload at its current level. The Report also found that three of the top ten highest value construction projects in 2017 are located in China.

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The annual Arcadis index, which analyses the relative cost of construction across 44 major cities, also noted that a slowdown in the global economy - led by China and in resource economies such as Brazil and Saudi Arabia - points to wider changes affecting the world’s construction markets over the coming months.. For Hong Kong however, there remains optimism in the knowledge that an insular reform could result in the same economic leniencies that are being seen in the likes of Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta at present. Francis Au, Country Head for Hong Kong and Macau at Arcadis commented: “The rise of labour costs in the construction industry is mainly caused by the ageing workforce and labour force shortages. This issue is challenging to solve because solutions based on migrant labour are


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Whilst economic growth levels in emerging Asian economies such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines are way in excess of the developed world, growth rates in established hubs such as Hong Kong and Singapore are similar to those in North American and European cities.

“The future of the construction industry in Asia is looking bright. However, we believe that the construction industry drivers for the future will change”

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Meanwhile, growth rates in many Asian construction markets have eased significantly over the past 18 months, mainly due to the peak in commercial and residential development rates. Looking forward, expansion at around five-seven percent a year is the best prospect for many construction markets in Asia. And with this in mind, the likes of Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore will be looking to capitalise on the sector revival in order to turn its culture back from an emerged to an emerging outlook. Alan Hearn, Arcadis’ Head of Buildings Solutions, Asia concluded: “The future of the construction industry in Asia is looking bright. However, we believe that the construction industry drivers for the future will change. “Four out of the 10 highest value construction projects in 2017 are located in Asia. Among them are One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiatives and the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor. Megaprojects like these are mainly funded by public-private partnership (PPP) and will continue to fuel the development of the construction industry in Asia.”

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3D Solutions Keep Asian Infrastructure On Track FARO’s recent landmark projects have included research facilitation for India’s future railway infrastructure, and the Company’s Head of Marketing, Quah Beng Chieh anticipates similar high profile contracts in the years to come Writer: Matthew Staff

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servicing. FARO’s expansion over the years in Asia has enabled us to provide closer and better support to our growing customers in this region. “FARO treats each project as a priority, and we do our best to cater to our customers’ requirements. Some notable projects include the scanning of India’s Roorkee Railway Station, Niah Caves documentation in Malaysia, Cyark scanning of the Sydney Opera House in Australia, and manufacturing of an Osaka University race car in Japan. FARO’s technologies can be used to support a wide variety of industries and different purposes, and we are proud to add value to these notable projects.”

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Asia Outlook (AsO): As one of these key projects, can you please talk me through FARO’s contribution to India’s first ever R&D project devoted to modernising the country’s railway infrastructure? Quah Beng Chieh (QBC): Last year, FARO supplied researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) with the FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D X 300. The goal was to provide the Ministry of Railways with insights on India’s current railway infrastructure and recommendations for improvements on the tracks, signalling, stations, and terminals. A first of its kind, the research would help shape the country’s future

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FARO has built a solid reputation by catering to a wide range of markets, including automotive, construction and metal fabrication. It will continues to support these and other sectors with its expertise

railway infrastructure, and would require accurate and objective results to facilitate progress. Using the compact and lightweight Focus3D, the team of researchers completed the task of scanning the Roorkee Railway Station in just 10 days, a task that could have otherwise taken 30 days. The Focus3D performs well even under direct sunlight and this feature proved to be vital for the team, as it enabled them to acquire data quickly and accurately regardless of lighting conditions. In addition to providing point cloud data simultaneously with every scan, the Focus3D also offered the client with a complete stitched 3D map,enabling the Government to


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object, dramatically reducing cycle time. The latter eliminates the need for physical templates with virtual templating and positioning solutions, streamlining a wide range of assembly and production applications. AsO: What projects are in FARO’s pipeline for the rest of 2017, and how do you expect to see the extent of 3D technologies being used evolve in the future? QBC: FARO caters to a wide variety of markets such as the automotive, construction, die-andmould, heavy machineries, and metal fabrication industries. In 2017, FARO will continue to support these and other sectors with our expertise and technologies, as we target to also explore new projects. Our solutions are used in multiple projects around the world, and across different industries and applications. As shared earlier, FARO’s solutions have enabled IIT Roorkee to gather information on India’s railway infrastructure. Our technologies have also been used to support different aspects of India’s Smart Cities Initiatives, such as the revamping of railways and buildings. With the India government pushing for infrastructure investments, the immediate future is bright for companies operating in the industrial manufacturing and construction segments, and FARO will be on hand to provide manufacturers with advanced metrology and scanning support where needed. I would expect [in the future] that our customers will see more new and diverse application technologies to keep up with the changing market demands, especially in fast developing countries or regions such as India and Southeast Asia.

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Hong Kong

The dazzling skyline of East Asia Hong Kong is the city of endless opportunity, buzzing with life upon a backdrop of one of the world’s leading financial centres Writer: Phoebe Calver ong Kong is a city full of enticing complexities, with historical entities in plentiful supply, set against the backdrop of one of the world’s most significant financial centres that boasts the highest financial development index score recorded. Although the city is well-known for its history as a transition port, moving a significant volume of China’s exports to the rest of the world, a trip to Hong

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Kong will provide you with much more than just a harbour city view. You will be easily drawn into the city by its iconic skyline and enchanting neighbourhoods which provide a weary business traveller with a feast for the senses. Beneath Hong Kong’s commercialised facade, you will be treated to an endless smattering of dynamic cultural sites throughout your stay, including Man Mo Temple - the city’s tribute to the Gods of Literature and War - and its

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intriguing combination of Chinese roots and colonial associations which over the years have become intertwined in the city; forging its unique identity. Despite being known as Hong Kongcrete by travellers looking to find respite from the hustle and bustle of the city’s crammed streets, it is possible to escape the seven million people residing there, with more than 70 percent of Hong Kong being made up of mountains and sprawling country parks; known to display the odd


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geological gem. After a long day rushing from meeting to meeting, you will find yourself in one of the top culinary capitals in the world, spoilt for choice amongst Sichuanese, Japanese, Cantonese and French dishes; with a culinary repertoire to match the best in the world. The intensity that emanates from the city’s vast population density and fast paced financial growth has had to be matched by infrastructural developments within the city,

particularly the top class transport systems the city possesses on which 90 percent of the population travels. Similar to that found in London’s underground with the Oyster card, Hong Kong has the Octopus Card - a prepaid contactless debit card - which enables you to get around the city with ease and is definitely a worthwhile timesaver. It is the combination of functionality and intriguing history that really epitomises what you will find with a

Languages: Cantonese, English Area: 1,092 square kilometres Population (2016): 7,346,248 Currency: Hong Kong dollar Time zone: UTC +8 Dialling code: +852 Internet TLD: .hk Climate: Subtropical climate

trip to Hong Kong; a streamlined and efficient way of life which makes the city perfect for a productive business trip, with endless offerings to make your time away from home that little bit more special.

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The Business End

Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in Hong Kong

H O N G K O N G I S privy to sound economic strengths, including its renowned banking system, very little public debt, a strong legal system and rigorous anti-corruption measures which over time have secured its close ties with mainland China. Due to its world-class harbour, Hong Kong’s export industry is booming, particularly the re-export centre with the predominant amount of the city’s exports consisting of re-exported goods - products made outside of the territory, mainly in mainland China which are then distributed throughout Hong Kong. The main development of the city’s economy occurred between 1950 and 1990, where Hong Kong grew rapidly and became the first for the ‘Four Asian Tigers’ - the others being Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan when all of which underwent rapid

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industrialisation and continued to maintain exceptionally high growth rates - through the development of a strong manufacturing and financial base. Now the city has been made famous for it’s placing as one of the leading financial centres in East Asia, hosting both local appeal and some of the most recognisable banks from around the world. Hong Kong has four main industries, which include financial services, tourism, trading and logistics and professional and producer services, all of which have been massive contributing factors to the city’s economic growth while also providing a pathway to encourage growth in other sectors, simultaneously creating employment opportunities.

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Now as the world’s eighth largest trading entity, the Hong Kong dollar is the world’s 13th most traded currency, the city has been elevated to the 11th largest trading entity in the world, and the total value of its imports and exports exceed its gross domestic product. It is to be expected that Hong Kong’s physical location has allowed for the city to establish a prominent logistics and transportation infrastructure, a central point being the second busiest container port in the world, alongside the busiest airport to be used predominantly for international cargo. Hong Kong is one of the most exciting hubs for business and business travel at present and it doesn’t look set to stop any time soon.


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Hong Kong Tourism

A lasting impression The Hong Kong Tourism Board continues to champion the city's role not just as a business hub, but as a vibrant and dynamic travel destination with numerous 'wow factors' Written by: Matthew Staff verseeing not just the business travel sector and its prevalence in Hong Kong, but also the wider tourism industry and how the city seeks to develop its attractiveness to overseas visitors, is the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB); a Government-subvented body that, for the past 16 years, has strived to address these two core strands via six clear objectives. These include: increasing the contribution of tourism to Hong Kong’s economy; promoting the city as a leading international location in Asia as well as a world-class tourist destination; promoting the improvement of facilities to this end; supporting the Government in promoting to the community the

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importance of tourism; supporting the activities of persons providing services for visitors to Hong Kong; and making recommendations on any measures which should be taken to further any of the aforementioned points. “Back in 2002 [one year after the KKTB was formed], total arrivals were more than 16.5 million with per capita

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spending at HK$4,904,” the HKTB says. “In 2016, total arrivals have jumped to 56.6 million with per capita spending rising to around HK$6,600.” In turn, hotel room numbers have almost doubled from 37,132 in 98 hotels to more than 74,000 across 263 hotels, while connectivity has also risen to the challenge, with the Hong Kong International Airport now the world’s busiest cargo gateway and one of the world’s busiest passenger airports.


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“One of the most connected cities globally and situated in the heart of Asia, Hong Kong is efficiently located within four hours of flying time from the region’s key financial markets, and is less than a fivehour flight from half the world’s population, the Board emphasises. “Hong Kong’s sophisticated and reliable infrastructure makes the city run like clockwork. Its transport system is one of the most advanced and well-connected in the world, its international airport is consistently recognised for its performance and efficiency, and its enormous selection of venues and hotels accommodate MICE events and visitors in state-of the-art comfort.” For 23 consecutive years the city has been ranked as the World’s Freest Economy by the Heritage Foundation, and this ethos emanates its way across all segments of society, including the

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business world which is as dynamic as it is fruitful in unifying Chinese roots with international influences. HKTB adds: “Hong Kong may be Asia’s business hub, but the vibrant, dynamic city also enjoys international notoriety for its intriguing and exhilarating leisure offerings that will enrich your event and leave a lasting impression. Jam-packed with enticing sights and sounds that reflect its Chinese heritage and modern mindset, Hong Kong gives every MICE event the coveted ‘wow’ factor. “Hong Kong evolves itself as fast as the city’s own living pace; a slew of dazzling new products and offerings are popping up everywhere in the city, and its freshness and excitement will certainly wow even for those experienced travellers.” Such wow factors infiltrate all domains incorporated under the tourism banner, across areas of food & drink, hospitality, leisure, retail, history and entertainment.

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At Hong Kong Disneyland, recommended attractions include The Iron Man Experience and the upcoming Disney Explorers Lodge which will open its doors in April, 2017; set upon a backdrop of numerous restaurants, pools and indeed the South China Sea scenery. If Disneyland isn’t enough to get the juices flowing, then Ocean Park Marriott Hotel is set to open its own on-site

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theme park in 2018, while its existing water park will be the first all-weather water world; also due to open next year. For something more sedate, Ocean Park’s The Chill Out @ The South popup serves as a unique wine and dining experience, while Old Town Central continues to be one of the most renowned spots for the more tradition and history-minded visitors. “Old Town Central, a compact neighbourhood reflects the contrast between old and new, heritage and creativity, as well as east and west,” HKTB explains. “Four thematic routes featuring arts, heritage, culture and cuisine are available for visitors. This will be a great M&I and corporate teambuilding spot, as delegates can deepdive into the city’s root and evolving culture, not to mention MICE venues are also available for a unique meeting experience. And with major infrastructures and upgrades revolving around Hong Kong International Airport, the three runway system, the Skycity plan, the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, and the Hong KongZhuhai-Macau bridge in the offing too, Hong Kong’s attractiveness as a travel destination will only be further enhanced in the future.

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Out & About H O N G K O N G W I L L offer up a plethora of enticing and exciting cultural opportunities for you to enjoy throughout your business trip, moving away from the norm of a typical business-centred city. Despite being known as Asia’s business hub, there is so much more to be explored and taken from your time in Hong Kong, with an abundance of boutique hotels, delicious variety in your dining and endless landmark attractions to behold. When it comes to accommodation in the city, there really is something for

everyone, particularly if you wish to escape the more clinical style hotel and find yourself in a little piece of heaven, escaping the hustle and bustle after a busy day in Hong Kong. With such precious free time on business trips, you will be spoilt for choice when deciding how to spend your leisure time. If you wish to completely immerse yourself in Hong Kong’s culture, Old Town Central is a brilliant place to do so, home to Man Mo Temple and surrounded by beautiful art galleries and boutique shopping; perfectly showcasing the combination of old and new which

makes Hong Kong so individual. No trip to Hong Kong would be complete without a trip to the iconic topping point of the city’s skyline, Victoria Peak. Standing at 1,811 feet, it has a commanding view of Victoria Harbour that makes it popular with locals and tourists alike. With so much to see and do, planning ahead is definitely advisable in order to make the most of everything Hong Kong has to offer in between working hours, and to enjoy the full potential of the city that will almost certainly have you planning your next trip back before you have even left.

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The tranquil atmosphere of Concerto Inn attracts many poets, artists and travelers who want to escape from city life.

An ideal getaway in tune with nature.

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Outlook recommends “Hong Kong may be Asia’s business hub, but the vibrant, dynamic city also enjoys international notoriety for its intriguing and exhilarating leisure offerings that will enrich your event and leave a lasting impression.” - Hong Kong Tourism Board

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Concerto Inn “Let your heart in tune with nature” is an ethos which resonates throughout the Concerto Inn, as idyllic surroundings meet stylish luxury to create one of the city’s most sought-after locations. Situated on Lamma Island and thus comprising one of the best beaches in Hong Kong, “Concerto Inn provides a place for a relaxing escape from the busy Hong Kong city”, it states.

Mira Moon Hotel The Design Hotels’s Mira Moon Hotel is Hong Kong’s most awarded boutique hotel and as such exists as one of the city’s most popular hospitality choices. Located in the heart of Causeway Bay and within walking distance of numerous major attractions, reinterprets Chinese mid-autumn festival mythology across its 90 unique guestrooms and striking penthouse suite; while its peripheral services affirm its status as one of the most attentive, luxurious and refined hotel options in the region. “The rooms are the main reason you’d want to choose this hotel: for Hong Kong, they’re unusually spacious and 68 of the 91 rooms have baths, complete with marble holders for your champagne glass,” the Telegraph affirmed in a recent review.

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Gloucester Luk Kwok Submerged into the architecture of Wanchai, the 80-plus year-old hotel offers a touch of tradition to your stay; evolving with the times to achieve a balance of “established heritage” and “fresh encounters”.

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Xi Hotel Combining artistic flair with heartfelt service, Xi Hotel channels Honk Kong’s reputation for trendsetting via its Tsim Sha Tsui based hotel which looks to set the scene for your lively nights out.

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TRANSPORT & TRAVEL

Hong Kong Disneyland Old Town Central Happy Wednesday

Avis Hong Kong Avis is a reputable global car rental brand with three branches in premium locations across Hong Kong. Offering one-stop car rental services including short-term rental and long-term leasing, Avis’ latest tourism package with chauffeur service and free airport transfer provides a convenient and luxury experience for customers during their vacation or business trip in Hong Kong.

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Citibus Committed to providing Hong Kong with the best possible bus service at socially-acceptable fares, Citybus and NWFB’s Rickshaw Bus proves the most popular option in providing a hop-on hop-off service to allow visitors to see Hong Kong in all its splendour. The Rickshaw Sightseeing Bus takes you to 50 different attractions including Man Mo Temple and Victoria Harbour.

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Air India As India’s third largest, and flag carrying airline, its reach to the rest of Asia and beyond has grown exponentially over the years to now comprise more than 90 destinations. Just 90 minutes from Delhi or Chennai to Hong Kong, the connection between the two key regional destinations is an indictment of the growth that Air India has enjoyed as a business.

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The Chill Out @ The South Sky Shuttle Helicopters The highest standards of safety, customer service and operational excellence serve as context to one of the largest and most respected commercial helicopter companies in the world. The award-winning Sky Shuttle operates in both leisure and business travel domains and, as such, has become one of the region’s most renowned options when it comes to alternative, executive, luxury travel.

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Transport Links

Hong Kong Tram in Johnston Road

H O N G K O N G I S a very small place when taking into account the seven million inhabitants that are squeezed into the city, therefore transportation has to be top notch to keep it moving. This makes it the perfect setting when faced with a jampacked schedule, while also providing you with plentiful opportunity to explore the city’s cultural offerings. The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is the quickest and most modern way of navigating your way around urban destinations, however, if you have a little more time on your hands in between meetings and wish to take in more of the city on the way to your destination, this is perhaps not

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Tung Chung line train, near Sunny Bay Station

the most preferable option. Hong Kong comprises five underground lines, including the Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan, Island, Tung Chung and Tseung Kwan O lines; three suburban rail lines including West, East and Ma On Shan lines; the Airport Express; and a complex network of modern tram lines in the North West New Territories. Generally as a visitor to the city, you will become familiar with the busy Tsuen Wan Line, which runs from Kowlook to the New Territories and it is important to note a few things before entering. Firstly and perhaps most importantly, the consumption of food & drink both on the trains and in stations is forbidden and if you are caught, you could be liable to incurring up to a $2,000 fine. Fares will of course depend on the distance you are travelling and most ticket machines will not accept

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Mong Kok is a rapid transit station on the Kwun Tong and Tsuen Wan Lines of the MTR system

anything larger than $10, however, customer service points will provide change for you and you have the option to use your card on the Airport Express. When seeking a slightly more traditional mode of transport, the city’s double-decker trams have been servicing Hong Kong for more than a century, and although they are perhaps a slightly more bumpy and rustic way to travel, for a flat rate of $2.30 you have the opportunity to see a lot more of the city and get in a little sightseeing. Busses and taxis are also a perfectly good option for finding your way around Hong Kong, however, it is important to remember that those options will only be as practical as traffic will allow, so be sure to afford yourself plenty of extra time when faced with a busy schedule to avoid any hold-ups.


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Ideal Choice for Business and MICE Travellers

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- Centrally located in Wanchai Business District - 5 minutes walk to HKCEC and MTR Station - Spacious & well-appointed rooms all located on high floors - Great value & affordable room rates year round - Meeting & Function rooms for small & medium size events - Free Wi-fi in all guest rooms & outlets - Superb western & chinese restaurants - Extra discount for direct reservations

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Landmark Attractions Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

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“Starting at the colonial-era Clock Tower and stretching all the way to Hung Hom, a stroll along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade takes one past the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Space Museum. But like most of the love birds and shutterbugs on the promenade, your gaze will be drawn south to the dramatic topographical and architectural spectacle that is the Hong Kong Island skyline towering over the busy waters of Victoria Harbour.” - Discover Hong Kong

The Avenue of Stars at Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Victoria Peak

“Victoria Peak is Hong Kong Island's highest point and a landmark of the Hong Kong skyline. At 1,811 feet or 552 metres high it has long been the address of choice for the Taipans of old and new. With the commanding views over Victoria Harbour, it is understandable why it is some of the most sought after real estate in the world.” - Hong Kong Traveller

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Man Mo Temple

“The Man Mo Temple is a picturesque tribute to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo), both of whom were worshipped by ambitious students looking to succeed in the civil examinations of Imperial China. These involved rigorous systems aimed at finding the best administrative officials for the state. Man Mo Temple is part of a complex that also includes the areas Lit Shing Kung and Kung Sor. t was listed as a Grade I historic building in 2009 and is preserved as a Declared Monument.” - Discover Hong Kong


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H A N O I

Hanoi A new demographic of visitors to Vietnam’s capital is being encouraged to uncover ‘hidden Hanoi’s archaic and modern delights Writer: Matthew Staff

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teeped in history, both ancient and modern, the city of Hanoi is an understated walk around a road less travelled and a cultural experience that anybody - not just backpackers should strive to enjoy at some point. As Vietnam’s capital and second largest city by population, its location on the bank of the Red River to the north of the country masquerades the vast area as a natural haven, but a short journey into the centre also unveils an economic honeypot, a historical masterpiece and an enigmatic array of leisure activities awaiting all sectors of traveller. For the suit-wearing business segment, its humid subtropical climate may present you with sweatier experience than you’d hope for on your


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The Business End While stereotypically somewhat of a backpackers’ paradise, the city has inadvertently shaken that tag in recent years virtue of development on a more corporate level. As the major metropolitan area in the region and the country’s political hub, it has evolved rather rapidly into a thriving financial domain; all the while retaining its natural appeal. Its population has subsequently grown 3.5 percent a year for the past decade or more, putting pressure on its traditional archaic infrastructure but, conversely, paving the way for the business travel segment to bring more capital into the city. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hanoi is expected to be the fastest growing city in the world in terms of GDP growth between 2008 and 2025, and - now in the middle of that period - the signs are already clear to see.

Vibrant architecture on a backdrop of natural beauty

Vietnam is renowned for its unique and delicious cuisine

The Temple Of Literature (Van Mieu) Hanoi

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A sector diversification is occurring, and being compounded by five new large-scale industrial parks, as well as a strong increase in trade portals being formed to overseas partners. Its economic structure across aspects of finance, real estate, tourism and agriculture are also seeing large amounts of investment to meet this new era of fiscal prosperity. With that of course comes a growing swathe of international business visitors too, hence the city’s newfound - albeit slow progressed - attempt to develop its hospitality, corporate and leisure functions. If anything though, the fact that its development is occurring slowly becomes a blessing. Instead of a westernised, modern attempt at a metropolis, what greets you - purposely - is a mix of old and new, of deterioration and renovation, and of concrete and nature. The charm has been kept, but is now complemented by modern facilities expected of a contemporary economic heavyweight.


Ideally located within walking distance to the heart of Hanoi and close to main tourist attractions, entertainment and shopping areas, the Army Hotel, a 4.5star international hotel, is the harmonious combination between cultural traditions and modern amenities. Having a range of elegant and well-equipped accommodation, specially designed multifunctional conference rooms, two lovely restaurants, romantic bar, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, spa and business centre, the Army Hotel welcomes all clients looking for luxurious interiors, cosy space and a fully professional service. Please let our hotel create an unforgettable experience for you!

Army Hotel 1A Nguyen Tri Phuong Street Ba Dinh Dist Hanoi Vietnam

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Vietnamtourism-Hanoi

Hanoi is known as being a unique Asian capital. With a long-storied history stretching more than 1,000 years, the city boasts a number of heritage buildings and tangible traces of the past. The beating heart of Hanoi is undoubtedly its Old Quarter, the city in miniature, a glimpse of Old Hanoi amidst the fast pace of its modern present. With good reason, visitors to Hanoi always enjoy learning about and exploring the city’s history, culture and Old Quarter.” These are the words of the city’s foremost tourism entity, Vietnamtourism-Hanoi, who have been in operation since 1960 and can therefore share better than most the story of how Hanoi has gone from an untouched aesthetic wonder to a structured and organised tourism hub. “In the past, visitors to Hanoi had to rely on guidebooks or tips shared online to learn about the city,” explains the Company’s Director of Products,

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Mr Nguyen Tat Hieu. “However, thanks to the recent establishment of free tours offered by Vietnamtourism-Hanoi JSC - as a gift to international visitors - tourists now have the opportunity to experience the culture and history

of Hanoi’s ancient “36 Streets” while being led by well-trained guides. “These free tours are operated on a fixed schedule and depart from the Tourist Information and Support Centre, 28 Hang Dau Street, Hanoi. Located in the heart of downtown, the

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Tourist Information and Support Centre at 28 Hang Dau Street, Hanoi was jointly established by VietnamtourismHanoi JSC and the Hanoi Tourism Department to provide tourists with access to timely assistance and the best quality services when visiting the capital.” To date, the Centre has launched four free tours; the first ever free professional tours in Hanoi operated jointly by a private business in conjunction with state agencies and universities specialising in tourism. “Designed by VietnamtourismHanoi’s experienced tour guides, the tours are led by a team of passionate, enthusiastic and well-trained students studying tourism at university level. Since their debut, the tours have been warmly received and have garnered positive comments by the dozens of guests who take the tours each day,” Hieu continues. “Each tour introduces visitors to a different aspect of Hanoi which, when pieced together, creates


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Vietnam’s leading tour operator, Vietnamtourism-Hanoi JSC, is Vietnam’s most established travel Company, offering tours within Vietnam and internationally, and providing top-quality services at very reasonable prices. As a longstanding and trusted brand, Vietnamtourism-Hanoi JSC has been the travel Company of choice for clients and partners throughout its 57 years of operation.

a vibrant tableau of Hanoi’s ‘Old meets New’ vibe: exploring Hanoi’s typical architecture; discovering the craft guilds of Hanoi’s cultural Old Quarter; uncovering a ‘hidden Hanoi’ along some of the Old Quarter’s smaller streets and alleyways; and exploring where east meets west in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.” At the start of 2016, VietnamtourismHanoi JSC also launched Hanoi’s Old Quarter Cultural Tour visiting five sites, showcasing some of the area’s most enduring characteristics: Hanoi Old Quarter Cultural Exchange Center, Bach

Ma (White Horse) Temple, Kim Ngan Communal House, Traditional House 87 Ma May Street dating back more than 100 years, and Anh Tuyet Restaurant serving traditional Hanoi cuisine. “Each stop on the itinerary represents a unique characteristic of Hanoi in the areas of finance, culture, the arts, architecture, cuisine and religion,” Hieu emphasises. “The tour ends on a highlight at the White Horse Temple where visitors can witness a “hau dong” performance, a religious ritual of the Mother Goddess worship of Northern Vietnam.”

Contact For more information on Free Tours Tourist Information and Support Center, 28 Hang Dau Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. T: +84 911 08 1968 E: tourcenter-hanoi@vn-tourism.com For more information on Hanoi’s Old Quarter Cultural Tour Vietnamtourism-Hanoi Trading Office, 3rd Floor, 93 Lo Duc Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi T:+84 438 269 126 ext.162 E: sales2@vn-tourism.com www.vn-tourism.com

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Out & About As epitomised by Vietnamtourism-Hanoi’s tours, the array of activities available in Hanoi are plentiful, whether you’re looking for a sedate walk among the trees, or a vibrant night out in some of the city’s reputed eateries and bars. All levels of culture are catered for on the entertainment front, whether you’re looking for a sophisticated evening at the theatre, or a more athletic evening of ten-pin bowling. From there, the cuisine available is up there with the best that Asia can provide, with traditional Vietnamese dishes inkeeping with the indigenous feel of the city itself. While many tourism hubs give into to western peer pressure in providing all formats of cuisine, Vietnam very much encourages you to become a local, and - even if that involves you eating a snake or two - it’s certainly worth participating. Not necessarily renowned for its retail, that’s not to say that Hanoi is void of a pleasurable shopping experience either and the various plazas and malls present this opportunity should you wish. However, most roads lead to history, and it is among these traditional ruins and spectacular views that the true essence of Vietnam reaches you. Hanoi's Old Quarter is among the city's most popular attractions

A plethora of eateries line the Hanoi streets

One Pillar Pagoda Temple

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The aforementioned Bach Ma Temple, as well as the Temple of Literature, serves as a house to bring many of these historical facets under one roof; as do the city’s numerous museums, including Hoa Lo Prison Museum, the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, and the National Museum of Vietnamese History. And at the end of a long day, Hanoi certainly doesn’t fall short on the hospitality front either, with its previous array of bohemian lodges, and tranquil bed & breakfasts now accompanied by a host of luxurious five-star hotels to meet more modern consumer demands. Amongst the best of these is the Army Hotel whose perfect location sets the scene for the ‘extraordinary experience’ that waits inside.


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Outlook recommends “With a long-storied history stretching more than 1,000 years, the city boasts a number of heritage buildings and tangible traces of the past.” - Vietnamtourism-Hanoi

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Army Hotel Within walking distance of numerous landmark attractions, yet still situated among the serenity of Hanoian nature, the Army Hotel has become one of the city’s most popular hotels over the years. Capitalising on its beautiful surroundings, it intertwines a culture of entertainment, luxury and refined relaxation, stating that it never stops giving its best to “make your stay an extraordinary experience”.

ART & CULTURE Temple of Literature Bach Ma Temple Fine Arts Museum of Vietnam

Anh Tuyet Restaurant JW Cafe A Dao

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Hanoi La Siesta Diamond Hotel & Spa Splendid Boutique Hotel

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Transport Links

Hanoi's road network is among the best in Southeast Asia

With every new infrastructural development, a new road or transportation system has been introduced in tow, and as such, Hanoi has become one of the most refined transport networks in Southeast Asia. Initially served by Noi Bai International Airport upon your arrival, the plethora of options that are then on-hand to dictate your movements from then-on leave no stone unturned. Where other cities may present you with obvious choices across rail, road, taxi or bus, all four have been honed successfully in this case to suit preferences rather than necessity. If push comes to shove, internal movement probably favours the road via car, taxi or bus - especially while its metro links are being developed - but once these are unveiled as early as next year, the network really will be complete. Until then, it could loosely be

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advised that while tourists capitalise on the bus and open-top bus array, the business traveller may instead opt for taxi luxury or by getting about under your own steam. That being said, ‘your own steam’ in Hanoi, often means motorbikes or bicycles, so if you’re not overly confident on two wheels, then perhaps the four-wheeled taxi option is a way to stay on the safe side. It should be noted though that some metered taxi owners will attempt to negotiate a flat fee in advance of the journey, which may sound daunting but can often end up being cheaper if you know roughly where you’re going and how much it should cost. For the more daring of you, motorbikes can be rented from agents within the Old Quarter and in all honesty are the most exhilarating way to enjoy the magnificent city and its surroundings.

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Landmark Attractions Ho Tay

“The city’s largest lake, known as both Ho Tay and West Lake, is 15 kilometres in circumference and ringed by upmarket suburbs, including the predominantly expat Tay Ho district. On the south side, along Ð Thuy Khue, are seafood restaurants, and to the east, the Xuan Dieu strip is lined with restaurants, cafes, boutiques and luxury hotels. The atmosphere makes a calm change from the chaos of the Old Quarter. A pathway circles the lake, making for a great bicycle ride.” - Lonely Planet

Lotte Tower Observation Deck

“The Sky Walk features a wide reaching sight of the city, as if walking on Hanoi’s clouds,” Lotte Centre’s website explains. “From the 65th floor’s Observation Deck, one can see at one glance the dynamism of Hanoi. One can’t help

but lose oneself while observing the rest of Hanoi from the top of Lotte Center Hanoi.” The Observation Deck is split into four zones in making up one of Hanoi’s most popular attractions: the Attraction Zone, Welcome Zone, Experience Zone, and Romantic Zone.

Hoan Kiem Lake

“If you are about to visit Hanoi for a few days, it is very likely that you will reside somewhere near Hoan Kiem Lake. The lake is considered the centre of Hanoi, not only physically but also symbolically. In fact, the more you spend time learning about the lake, the more special it becomes. The lake is not only special in her history. The water colour of Hoan Kiem Lake is not commonly found in other lakes elsewhere in the country: greenish, with dark or light shade depending on the reflection of the sky.” - Vietnam Online 

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BEST by the Best successful completion of this project set the tone for the following 18 years, with the Company’s facility since expanding four times. The addition of a dedicated component repair facility in 2010 has been followed by the addition of its own extra-large test cell in 2014, extensive new offices, and enhanced Trent 1000 and Trent XWB build space in 2015 to further solidify SAESL’s evolution in the market - now Writer: Matthew Staff alongside its merged sister Company, IECO - and from a team of just 15 in Project Manager: Tom Cullum 1999, the current complement of more than 1,000 employees across three or the best part of two decades, Singapore Aero state-of-the-art sites epitomises the Company’s influence in the present Engine Services Private day and the rapidity of its overall Limited (SAESL) has diversified, expanded and development. “Singapore Aero Engine Services innovated its way to prominence in becoming the MRO operator of choice Private Limited (SAESL) is a joint venture Company between Rolls-Royce Plc for some of the biggest names in the and SIA Engineering Company which, aviation world. Incorporated initially in 1999 as part since inception, has become a market leader for both engine overhaul and of the first ever order by Singapore component repair services,” adds the Airlines for Rolls-Royce engines, the

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NorthLab Calibration NorthLab Rental NorthLab SEAMS Calibration Tel: +65 6367 0800 Fax: +65 6367 9367 sales@northlab.biz

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The latest addition to NorthLab’s scope of services is valve testing. With a fully equipped workshop, trained workforce and API certification, NorthLab offers a complete range of valve related services.

Another addition to NorthLab’s scope to give customers comprehensive service, NorthLab offers calibration of load cells and other force measurement instruments.

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SAESL’s engine overhaul business is the only facility in the world that can service all current products in the Trent engine family

SAESL has more than 1,000 employees on its three sites located in the shadow of Singapore’s Changi airport

Company’s Vice President of Customer Business and Procurement, Simon Morris. “[In total], SAESL has serviced more than 2,300 engines, supporting more than 26 customers on all continents, and while employing more than 1,000 employees on its three sites located in the shadow of Singapore’s Changi airport. “With annual revenues of around $2 billion, SAESL is a key contributor to the Singapore aerospace community.”

in numerous accreditations and certifications being awarded, and even more industry firsts being achieved. “SAESL’s engine overhaul business is the only facility in the world that can service all current products in the Trent engine family,” Morris offers as an example, “and this includes for Trent 500 (Airbus A340), Trent 700 (Airbus A330), Trent 800 (Boeing 777), Trent 900 (Airbus A380), Trent 1000 (Boeing 787 Dreamliner™) and Trent XWB (Airbus A350). “The engine overhaul business has the capacity to repair and overhaul more than 300 Trent engines a year and it is equipped with a state-of-theart engine test facility.” An indictment for such proactivity and positivity when it comes to internal growth for the benefit of its customers, is Singapore’s wider attitude to industry as a whole; SAESL having adopted the city-state’s ‘can-do’ attitude amongst its core values.

Can-do attitude

As a result of SAESL’s sustained business growth throughout the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s, the Company has continuously been able to reinvest its profits into ongoing facility expansions, service diversifications and general business improvements. Consequently developing new capabilities for both its engine overhaul and component repair arms, such development has culminated

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orthLab Group is a major player in the instrumentation industry in the Asia-Pacific Region, with a growing reputation across the globe. The stated mission of the NorthLab Group is to provide solutions of the finest quality that meet the needs and the demanding standards of customers, by leveraging the technical competence inherent in the organisation. The Company has developed a range of capabilities that has made its services indispensable in the Oil & Gas, Marine, Aerospace, Biomedical and Manufacturing sectors. The services provided by the Company include calibration of test and measurement equipment, rent of test and measurement equipment, hydrostatic testing and valve testing. The unique value propositions that have enabled the Company to become a rapidly growing force in the industry are: • National accreditation for third party calibration at its various bases of operation like SAC-SINGLAS (Singapore), SAMM (Malaysia) and NABL (India). • First third party calibration service provider in the world to achieve API (American Petroleum Institute) certification. • Provision of the largest and most comprehensive fleet of rental test and measurement equipment in the Asia-Pacific region. • Most comprehensive accredited valve testing capability in the region. • Its unique position as a one-stop instrumentation service provider with the ability to provide our customers with calibration, rental, testing, servicing and sales services for all types of test and measurement equipment.

The Company has a passion for precision and fervor for quality. It is this philosophy, imbibed at all levels of the organisation that has driven consistent delivery of top-notch, no-compromise service with unsurpassed quality standards since inception in 1996. Well-equipped facilities, constantly upgraded infrastructure, and an extensively experienced workforce with appropriate qualifications and rigorous training, who have embraced this philosophy and continually strive to deliver on it, is the foundation upon which the Company has built its corporate culture and service offering. Owing to the relentless drive for the provision of best quality and reliable services, the Company has often been singled out for partnership by major players in the industry who share the same relentless pursuit for excellence like Honeywell, Singapore HAECO, Fluid Sciences, ST Aerospace, MAJ Aviation, Composite Technology, Hevilift, and Vector Aerospace to name a few in the Aviation and Aerospace industry. Notable among these is Singapore Aero Engine Services Private Limited (SAESL), which is a Trent Centre of Excellence providing best in class aero engine and component repair services for the successful Rolls-Royce Trent engine family. The Company has been providing quality calibration services for over a decade, primarily in the dimensional, mechanical and force areas and also in the pressure and temperature areas. In their commitment to servicing the best by the best, NorthLab has proved to be an ideal partner.

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or more than 50 years, Chee Fatt has supplied high quality industrial equipment and tools to the South East Asian region. From humble beginnings, it has grown exponentially and the company now operates from a dynamic state-of-the-art facility, with its own warehouses and workshop complexes. With a strong family business culture and an Enterprise 50 award, the Company is one of the largest distributors of industrial equipment and tools, and has continued to expand its presence throughout the region, extending its products and services across a wide variety of industries.

SAESL has established itself as a lead shop outside of the wholly-owned Rolls-Royce facility in the UK

Morris continues: “Our highly motivated and enthusiastic workforce has enabled the Company to position itself as an extremely responsive facility that can adapt to emerging customer needs, and has supported Rolls-Royce and its airline operators through different maintenance and engine upgrade programmes over the years. “SAESL has also established itself as a lead shop outside of the whollyowned Rolls-Royce facility in the UK and has established capability for Trent 900, Trent 1000 and Trent XWB ahead of other facilities. “It is also the highest volume shop in the network and maintains capabilities for the widest range of Rolls-Royce products.”

Customers on all six continents

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SAESL’S CORE VALUES Safety Communication Integrity Teamwork Respect Innovation

With a philosophy to represent respected key brands, with excellent reliability and safety being paramount, the Company acts as a distributor for a number of leading industrial equipment manufacturers, including Proto, Stanley, Milwaukee, Facom and Pelican. The Company organises open days to regularly showcase the wide range of products from these manufacturers. Chee Fatt has an inclusive and consultative approach to its business. It seeks to understand its customers’ needs because in this business, being closer means going further.

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Ties. Many will have you believe that ties hold you back, that they pin you down and don’t allow you to explore, to change, to grow. At Chee Fatt however we believe that ties are the key to success. As a family busniess we know the value of relationships, so we work hard to strengthen and honour them. This is our natural mindset: to value long term partnerships, to be consultative and inclusive in our approach to business, and through being genuinely interested in our cutomer’s needs, be solution-focused. This mindset is what continues to fuel our growth as a business. Whether sourcing for high-quality tools and consumables, working with our partners to improve our existing range, or finding industry-relevant solutions for our customers, we believe in working hard, working close and working forward. Because at Chee Fatt we know that closer means further.


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f you’re in aerospace precision engineering, you need to know them: Professional Engineering Pte Ltd, run by Managing Director George Yip and Director James Tan. The Company supports the aerospace industry with customised fabrication, automation systems and controls, turnkey projects, and providing engineering supplies. With George and James’ decades worth of experience in the engineering and aerospace industries, the Company is certified to ISO9001 on year 2011, which is more rigorous than the non-aerospace standard. In addition to this, the Company is currently certified AS9IOO aerospace standard as well.

SAESL is thriving virtue of the induction of the Trent 1000 and Trent XWB engines into its repertoire

again over the next five years, from 200 engines to 400 engines a year; a trajectory that is set to be influenced in large-part in 2017 with an initial rise to 270. Simultaneously, and virtue of this trend; engine load, and component materials and design will result in the component repair side of the business tripling over the same period. A key driver behind the forecast revolves primarily around the aforementioned induction of the Trent 1000 and Trent XWB engine types into SAESL’s repertoire, compounded by an-ever increasing and diversifying portfolio of customers, as Morris explains. “The customer mix is changing rapidly. Two years ago, we mainly serviced operators in the AsiaPacific region, but recently we have expanded to take on customers on all six continents,” he details. “This has included two North American

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The customer mix is changing rapidly. Two years ago, we mainly serviced operators in the AsiaPacific region, but recently we have expanded to take on customers on all six continents

Since formation in 2011, the Company has worked with technological institutions and companies within the aerospace industry, such as Singapore Aero Engine Services Private Limited (SAESL), supporting research and development. A key goal for the Company is to ensure that all staff is kept up-to-date with the changing industry landscape in terms of on-the-job training, both in-house and off-site. The Company’s vision is to be the leading engineering support vendor in their field of specialty through continuous product and process improvement with key customers.

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customers (Delta and American Airlines); South American customers (Avianca and LATAM); African customers (Ethiopian Airlines); and a growing number of European customers. “This is in addition to growing and new customers in the Asia-Pacific region; the number of airlines currently standing at 26 around the world but still growing. This is attributed to our dominance on Trent 1000 support, Rolls-Royce engine sales successes, and the de-regionalisation of the Rolls-Royce network to create more competition and choice for customers.”

Centre of excellence

And with each new customer and new engine type, SAESL strives to also find new innovations, new processes and new expertise to keep itself of the industry curve, and to ensure that it remains the partner of choice in such a technically complex industry.

“A range of new component types introduced in the latest generation engines will require new advanced repair techniques, including additive layer manufacturing, and SAESL is positioning itself to create a centre of excellence in Singapore to work on this early development with the ARTC (Advanced Remanufacturing Technology Centre),” Morris notes.“ARTC is a platform built upon strong partnerships across the supply chain, complemented by technical support from research institutes and academia. “As the first Centre in Asia within the network of Advanced Research Centres (known as AxRCs), ARTC is headed by a capable core team. With a purpose built facility, ARTC is underpinned by world-class research expertise at A*STAR and NTU to rapidly create solutions and bring these technologies into industrial production capabilities to the benefit of all its stakeholders.”

WORKFORCE STRENGTH “SAESL employs a workforce of over 1,000 highly skilled people with technical expertise and Trent engine knowledge. “Our state-of-the-art working environment provides employees with access to the most advanced MRO techniques and training to support the growing Rolls-Royce Trent engine fleet. “This includes new engine types including the Trent 1000 which powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Trent XWB which powers the Airbus A350 XWB.” - SAESL

Joining the ARTC as a Tier 1 member in 2015, SAESL has since collaborated on new additive layer manufacturing techniques that will contribute greatly to the advanced design of its engines and components in future generations; a partnership enthusiastically lauded by Rolls-Royce who - thanks to an extensive repair development roadmap with SAESL will see the introduction of at least four new commodities into its portfolio as a consequence of such commitment to innovation.

State-of-the-art test cell

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customers, thus putting engines back on the wing and earning money sooner. Economic Development Board Director, Mr Tan Kong Hwee said: “This investment is testimony to the successful partnership between SAESL, Rolls-Royce and SIAEC (SIA Engineering Company), and it is a significant addition to Singapore’s MRO ecosystem. “Aerospace is an important growth Accounting for all of these facets through advanced MRO techniques sector for Singapore. We are committed and optimised layouts as part of each and more is SAESL’s recently unveiled to partnering with companies to manufacturing and assembly process. US$150 million state-of-the-art prepare for the future by building new extension and new engine test facility The expansion increases the facility capabilities and adopting innovative to more than 46,000 square metres in Singapore. solutions to improve productivity.” Already the only approved and comprises optimised layouts that Breaking ground not only in terms of maintenance centre in the world with deliver improved productivity through innovation, but in sheer scale, the test efficient space utilisation and additional cell is capable of testing engines of up the capability to repair and overhaul every variant of Trent engine, the capabilities including fan case assembly to 140 inches in diameter and 150,000 and new vertical build capabilities. expansion and new engine test lbs (or 70,000 kilograms) of thrust; bed is the driving force behind the These duel capabilities will greatly providing SAESL with the capability to Company’s increased overhaul capacity improve flexibility of SAESL’s operations carry out full engine tests on all current - from 250 to 320 engines a year and allow the Company to offer Trent engines, as well as preparing significantly improved lead-times for while also supporting productivity for any new engines or capacity

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requirements in the future. “SAESL employs a workforce of more than 900 highly-skilled people with technical expertise and Trent engine knowledge. The new stateof-the-art working environment will provide employees with access to the most advanced MRO techniques and training to prepare for new engine types, including the Trent 1000 which powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Trent XWB which powers the Airbus A350,” a Company release emphasised.

QUALITY AND SAFETY “Quality and safety are primary considerations for all operations undertaken by SAESL at all times. Evident by our Airworthiness approvals and other certifications attained, the integrity of our customers’ engines and components are of the highest priority. To this end, we have established Quality and Safety Management Systems that ensure that our customers’ needs are fully met, while complying with all regulatory and legal requirements. “SAESL has established a culture of quality and safety that is embraced by all our employees, from the top management down to our competent workforce. This culture is nurtured through various training and awareness programmes, fostering an atmosphere of open reporting and prompt feedback between the leadership and the team, who form the backbone of SAESL’s core competencies.” - SAESL

Component repair

Since being embraced into the SAESL family, its component repair strand has become a significant contributor to the Company’s own vertical integration ambitions and, thus, to the overall quality of products distributed to the global market. In supporting in-house and global component repair demand, the division has the capability to repair more than 85 percent of the engine, including five accredited centres of excellence for fan blades, compressor blades, nozzle guide vanes, compressor stator vanes, and front combustion liners. And in 2016, the Company compounded this market-leading strength even more concertedly via an amalgamation with International Engine Component Overhaul Pte Ltd (IECO); a world-class component repair Company based in Singapore and a readymade perfect fit when it came to a strategic merger for SAESL.

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Component repairs have become a significant contributor to the Company’s own vertical integration ambitions

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SCHENCK Schenck – global market leader in balancing technology Schenck is a subsidiary of DÜRR AG, the globally active technology group from Stuttgart. We have more than 17 subsidiaries worldwide and joint ventures with seven production centres. In addition, there are more than 40 agencies on all five continents. One of the focuses of our activities is on solutions for the aerospace sector. Balancing ensures even and low vibration running, and thus the safe operation of engines. Along with balancing solutions for jet engines and satellites, we have scales for determining the torque of engine blades and balancing tooling specifically for engines for placing engine parts into the balancing machine.

www.schenck-rotec.com.sg Positioning itself in line with future trends and demands

“This was a 50-50 joint venture employing 200 employees at its 5,000 square metre facility at Loyang, also located to the east of Singapore,” Morris says. “This facility is a wellestablished centre of excellence for Trent and RB211 NGVs and stator vanes with a global customer base, and this merger greatly expands our in-house capabilities.” Once again positioning itself not only in line with current trends and demands, but with future saturation in mind, such a strategic merger could be pivotal over the next few years, where component repair activities are expected to triple in volume as a consequence of three key dynamics. Morris lists: “Firstly, the engine volume increases within SAESL will drive increased component repair volumes, and this is not just an increase in engine numbers. As the installed Rolls-Royce Trent fleet matures, the

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TORUS MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS

The new stateof-the-art working environment will provide employees with access to the most advanced MRO techniques and training to prepare for new engine types, including the Trent 1000... and the Trent XWB

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Accurate fan track bore in a fraction of the time Torus’ A521 CNC Fan Track Boring Machine provides efficient and accurate fan track boring. With the ever increasing need for Turbo Fan engine efficiency in mind, Torus Group has developed the A521 CNC Fan Track Boring machine. The machine produces an accurate fan track bore in a fraction of the time of any other system whilst at the same time requiring fewer personnel for set-up and operation. T +44 (0) 1952 210020 tms.sales@torus-group.com www.torus-group.com

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ince formation in 1992, Lip Ann Engineering has expanded its initial service offering to offer aviation and airline equipment, tooling, fixture and maintenance services. The Company is fortunate to be given many opportunities to prove themselves and to serve related industries like the Aircraft MRO (Maintenance Repair and Overhaul) by our valued clients such as Singapore Aero Engine Services Private Limited (SAESL). Our goal is to grow to become one of the major aviation and airline equipment design and manufacture powerhouses in the Asia-Pacific region.

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work-scope increases too, generating a higher level of component repair per shop visit. “Secondly, the highest cost of an engine refurbishment is the replacement of new parts, so in order to reduce costs for airlines, there is a need to develop more repairs that can extend the life of the parts and restore them to original design intent; improving engine performance and efficiencies through the life of the engine (which can be more than 25 years). “Thirdly, new generation components include more complex materials, geometry and higher tolerances, which calls for MRO facilities to develop more technologically challenging repair techniques.”

Repair technologies

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SAT RESOURCES PTE LTD

Firstly, the engine volume increases within SAESL will drive increased component repair volumes, and this is not just an increase in engine numbers

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AT Resources Pte Ltd (Super Advanced Technologies Private Limited) maintains excellent partnerships with reputable OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and suppliers. Understanding our customers’ stringent requirements, the Company aims to provide the most applicable machines and engineering solutions, building on our already strong customer relationships. The Company is continuously developing strong and young support teams, dedicating full and quality technical support to all customers.

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LIP ANN ENGINEERING PTE LTD 225, KAKI BUKIT AVENUE 1, SHUN LI INDUSTRIAL PARK, SINGAPORE 416047

• Manufacture of aircraft and aircraft engine toolings, jig & fixture; platforms to aviation customer drawings and specifications • Design of customised aircraft and aircraft engine toolings, jig & fixture; platforms to customer specifications • Manufacture of aircraft components • Maintenance and repair of aircraft and aircraft engine toolings, jig & fixture & platforms • Provide modification services for aircraft and aircraft engine toolings; jig and fixture to customer’s specification.

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Customer Satisfaction, Our Priority - Customize machine and automation services - Machine maintenance support service - Total solution development - Fixture fabrication - Products sales

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AEROSPEC

Planning for a forecasted growth in component repair volumes

to deliver extensive expansion in the area; looking into new technologies and processes to complement its capacity drive and merger activities. Morris knows that to achieve this, any future investments need to address the changing requirements of SAESL’s customers to fully support the future requirements of the industry as a whole; the first of these investment areas revolving around repair technologies. “More specifically, repair technologies that can cope with evermore complex parts and materials,” Morris elaborates. “While this will be an ever-evolving journey, SAESL needs to build new capabilities that we already see will be different from today’s traditional techniques.

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SAESL’S MISSION PROVIDING best quality & turn-around times through innovative MRO solutions NURTURING people and developing core competencies MAXIMISING stakeholder benefits and serving the community

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erospec was established in 1991 with the vision of becoming a vital supportive force to the aviation industry. Starting primarily as a distributor of specialty chemical and interior aviation paint, the Company has steadily grown and expanded its core businesses to include the provision of aviation manpower such as skilled technicians, aircraft engineers and aviation specialists. We provide worldwide manpower solutions to the aviation industry for both technical and non-technical requirements and our solutions include the management of turnkey projects such as washing, sanding and paint stripping and repainting of aircraft, which includes interior and exterior aircraft painting.

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We have built an impressive portfolio of corporate clients ranging from various industries such as Service & Hospitality, Aerospace, Automobile, Fitness Clubs as well as Government bodies and Government corporations.

Your preferred choice for all dry cleaning and laundry services

INTRODUCTION Aerospec was established in 1991 with the vision of becoming a vital supportive force to the aviation industry. It started primarily as a distributor of specialty chemical and interior aviation paint. Over the years, Aerospec had steadily grown and expanded its core businesses to include the provision of aviation manpower such as skilled technicians, aircraft engineers, aviation specialists and also as a total solution provider for aircraft painting for both aircraft interior and exterior. From its formation, Aerospec has always emphasized the importance of delivering quality products and excellent services to its clients at all times thus helping them stay competitive in their operations. We believe in establishing strategic partnership with our clients which means working closely with them on a person-to-person basis, focusing on their needs. AIRCRAFT PAINTING, STRIPPING AND WASHING Aerospec is becoming the company of choice and we have the capability to deploy a team onsite to our clients facilities around the world. We provide project management and specialists for painting/paintstripping/aircraft washing projects and due to Aerospec’s utmost commitment to excellent service, our clients are always assured that the projects will be completed on time and to their total satisfaction.

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PROVISION OF CONTRACT AIRCRAFT TECHNICIANS AND ENGINEERS Aerospec is now the leading supplier of contract aircraft engineers and technicians in Singapore and we supply aviation specialists not only to the Singapore market but to other worldwide markets. Aerospec strives to promote the upgrading of the skills of all its licensed aircraft engineers, aviation specialists, technicians, as well as machinists and welders. In Singapore, our skilled technicians and engineers are contracted out to companies like SIAEC, ST Group, Eagle Services Asia and other aviation companies. PROVISION OF AVIATION TECHNICAL SERVICES Aerospec Consultancy provides a range of technical services to aircraft leasing companies, aircraft operators and aircraft owners. These services include but are not limited to aircraft on-site delivery/redelivery/lease transition management. CONCLUSION The advent of the new millennium brings about many new promises and Aerospec is all geared up to face challenges that the future may hold. The company’s vision for the 21st century is to consolidate its resources, synthesize its operations and ultimately be a one-stop-shop to support the needs of the aviation industry.

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PACIFICLIGHT ENERGY PTE LTD MORE THAN JUST AN ELECTRICITY RETAILER Excellent customer service and mutual trust are an essential part of any successful long-term business relationship. For the team at PacificLight Energy Pte Ltd, this has always been at the core of how we do business by providing customers with information in simple and jargon-free terms that allows them to make informed choices. We always aim to be more than “just an electricity retailer”. The Company provides companies such as Singapore Aero Engineer Services Pte Ltd (“SAESL”) with a range of flexible energy plans that are tailored to suit each customer’s energy needs.  Working with our dedicated account manager and customer service team, we provide our customers with detailed analysis of their energy consumption and an energy plan that meets business objectives. 

Enhanced processes tailored to specific applications

“New manufacturing techniques are already on the journey away from castings, joining and material reduction methods to additive, printing and forming processes. With these techniques the MRO world will have to undoubtedly follow as the new parts become more complex.” To this end, SAESL is already beginning its journey courtesy of additive layer manufacturing developments where it is working alongside Rolls-Royce and ARTC to learn about such processes for specific applications. “We expect this to be followed by repair requirements for more advanced materials such as composites and CMC (Ceramic Matrix Composites),” Morris adds.

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New manufacturing techniques are already on the journey away from castings, joining and material reduction methods to additive, printing and forming processes

We value our relationship with customers which does not end once an energy plan is selected. Our value-add services help to make our customers smarter energy users and to reduce their carbon footprint.  It is the combination of competitive pricing and our insight into our customers’ energy needs that differentiates the Company from other electricity retailers in Singapore. With PacificLight Energy, you can be confident of making informed choices and building a long-term partnership with an energy provider who meets your changing needs.

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Since 2003, AJI International Pte Ltd has been specialising in the provision of skilled personnel to major Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul companies (MROs).

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EYE LIGHTING ASIA PACIFIC PTE LTD 21 KAKI BUKIT PLACE, EUNOS TECHPARK SINGAPORE 416199 / Fax : +65 6743 5202 support@eyelighting.com.sg Tel: +65 6742 3611 www.eye.co.jp

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SAESL’s engine overhaul business is the only facility in the world that can service all current products in the Trent engine family

Continuing along the technology theme, automation has also been earmarked as a pressing contributor to the success of component repair; breaking the norm slightly, where its adoption had previously been limited in MRO domains. “Bespoke by its nature where a repair may vary in length, depth and geometry, autonomy has historically struggled to justify itself from an investment point of view,” Morris explains. “However, the demands and ingredients have both changed to

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set the right environment for this to quickly progress. “The demand now calls for more complex geometries, materials and higher quality specifications which require precision machines as well as the growing cost rate of human capita around the world. This all means that the newer adaptive automation can now more easily cope with MRO variation and very soon - with machine vision sensoring and AI (Artificial Intelligence) - these machines will be able to cope with complex repair


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P.T. BAUER’s influence in Indonesia may come virtue of support from one for the world’s leading industry players, but is compounded by a local dedication that will bring sustainable success long into the future Writer: Matthew Staff | Project Manager: Tom Cullum

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Germany, but in its neighbouring presence points of Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand too. Consequently distributing the regional equipment to where the need is greatest, the Company resultantly achieves flexibility and scope beyond the reaches of its local competitors. And when you add in the business’s four key differentiators of technical processes, people, equipment maintenance, and safety into the mix, the final offering is even more formidable. “When clients come to BAUER, they know - because of the history and what we’ve achieved already - that they’re getting the best,” Narayanan continues. “We are able to manufacture and even sell on our own equipment which adds further flexibility, but it is then about how you maintain that equipment as well.

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When clients come to BAUER, they know - because of the history and what we’ve achieved already - that they’re getting the best

We therefore have our own trained mechanics and enough stock of spare parts locally to ensure that the reliability of service is there. “It is also being maintained by people who are trained in the proper way, applying our other differentiator which is the high quality technical solutions provided. And finally, our high standards of safety contribute to a well-known saying in the industry that ‘if you give the job to Bauer, you can sleep well’.”

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possible because of the fantastic support we get from our headquarters in Germany and Asia-Pacific regional networking countries, whether that’s technical, contractual, or manpower support,” Narayanan explains. “We are completely self-sufficient through the big returns we have made in Indonesia, so don’t have to bring in financial support, but we know we are large enough on an international level to be flexible, to cope with fluctuations, and to react to clients’ needs when required.” In turn, such peace of mind has been rewarded with some of the country’s most significant construction projects in recent years, as owners and contractors look to BAUER’s mite when it comes to the most pressing of challenges and technical requirements. “A good example of this I would say has been the International Finance Centre building, which was designed and built by the main contractor, Samsung,” Narayanan recalls. “It is located in a very busy part of Jakarta, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, which made site conditions very difficult; but that is precisely why we were chosen for the job. “Despite all of the complexities of it being one of the tallest buildings in Jakarta, everything was finished on time and we have received numerous additional works as a result of our triumph as well.”

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indictment of BAUER’s sustainability as a market leader. “WTC 3 was for a repeat client, and these repeat works are a massive advantage for us,” Narayanan states. “Once a client works with BAUER, we generally get to do any subsequent works for them too. Even if we’re not the cheapest, most clients understand that the premiums they pay are


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Ophthalmology The Singapore National Eye Centre seeks to transform eye care in Asia, bringing eye care to the community while increasing innovation, quality and value Writer: Phoebe Calver | Project Manager: Callam Waller n the middle of Singapore’s transition from a manufacturingbased economy to a knowledge-based “value creation” hub in 1990, the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) was established. At that time, cataract was the major cause of blindness. Over time, this was compounded by an epidemic of myopia in young schoolchildren, leading to visual problems later in life. Concurrently, with an ageing population, glaucoma and agerelated macular degeneration (AMD) were becoming major problems. Fortunately, at the same time, the practice of ophthalmology was experiencing a revolution enabled by new technology. A prime example of this was eye doctors’ transition from standard extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) to small incision “sutureless” phacoemulsification, a method which gave both positive and predictable clinical outcomes in a faster recovery time. “We saw the gradual transition from in-patient surgeries into day surgeries and the gradual replacement of general with local anaesthesia

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during procedures,” begins Professor Wong, the 5th Medical Director at Singapore National Eye Centre. “These changes provided the foundations for a standalone ambulatory eye centre, giving birth to the true concept of SNEC.” Undoubtedly, the establishment of SNEC as the national specialist centre for eye care that would be independent from the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) was one of the most profound changes for ophthalmology in Singapore, a change which would subsequently accelerate many other changes in the practice of eye care.

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Beginning with a team of only nine, Professor Arthur Lim, the founding Medical Director of SNEC, experienced considerable resistance as a number felt uncomfortable leaving SGH as they were unsure if SNEC would be a viable entity. “Of course, for many eye surgeons at that time, joining a new startup standalone centre, separate from the 100-year


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DS Medical Systems (idsMED) Group is one of the largest integrated solutions providers of medical equipment, supplies and services in Asia. The Company has an extensive distribution network covering various healthcare institutions including government and private hospitals, day surgery centers, specialist and primary care clinics, laboratories and nursing homes. The Company provides a comprehensive and one-stop solution to its customers with a focus on a number of key specialties including critical and primary care, infection control, surgical workplace, diagnostic imaging, hospital beds & furniture, cardiovascular, OBGY & perinatal, endoscopy, wound care, aesthetic, dental, emergency care, patient support system and surgical and biomedical engineering.

SNEC performs 38,000 surgeries and laser procedures annually

old ‘mothership of SGH’ was a very risky move. Shortly after Professor Lim mooted the idea of creating a research institute within SNEC,” explains Wong. “This led to the development of the new Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI). The bravery to build a research institute within a new healthcare institution was way ahead of its time. Research in a healthcare setting at that time was seen as counter to the primary mission of hospitals, which was to provide care.” Times have changed considerably since that point in the Centre’s history, now fully embracing its role as a major academic eye centre in Asia and globally, with a triple and integrated mission of clinical care, research and education. Wong adds: “As part of delivering better care to our patients, SNEC encourages its younger residents to have diverse training and to gain experience in innovation, conducting

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The group successfully operates in 8 countries across the continent: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam. In Singapore, the Company has a history of over 50 years in the healthcare industry. The partnership between Singapore National Eye Center (SNEC) and idsMED Singapore goes back a few decades and has been growing from strength to strength over the years. The Company has been consistently promoting and supporting various infection control initiatives at SNEC, sharing different practices and solutions. The Company has also been an active player in surgical workplace and operating rooms at SNEC and looks forward to growing and nurturing this relationship further. In line with promoting healthcare learning & education, the Company also takes pride in hosting various educational roadshows and expert talks for SNEC staff. T +65 6690 7330

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ESSILOR Myopilux® Lenses Effectively Manage Childhood Myopia Singapore is the world capital of childhood myopia. Studies show that 65 percent of primary school students suffer from myopia. Telltale signs include struggling to see the whiteboard clearly, sitting overly close to television screens, eyestrain during gaming, squinting to see far objects like approaching buses, and headaches. Childhood myopia usually surfaces between the ages of five and six, but can start as early as three and progresses most rapidly during the preteens. The power generally stabilises when your child is older (where the eye stops growing), and the power is unlikely to reduce as your child gets older. Furthermore, a high degree of myopia increases the risk of sight threatening eye conditions, such as glaucoma and retinal detachment, in adulthood. Therefore it is important that the progression of childhood myopia is managed and slowed down. The question is – how?

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research projects, and becoming part of its teaching faculty. SNEC now partners with Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore to train future clinicians, clinician-educators and clinician-scientists as part of the massive uptake in biomedical sciences that are now recognised as the fourth pillar of Singapore’s economy. “27 years after SNEC was conceptualised, Singapore’s population has almost doubled and now stands close to 5.5 million; this means we now face new challenges in eye care, particularly with an ageing population,” pointed out Wong who is also Chairman of SERI and Vice-Dean of Clinical Sciences at Duke-NUS Medical School.

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Today the Singapore National Eye Centre receives 340,000 outpatient visits annually, meaning that more than 1,000 patients are coming through its doors daily, while performing

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As part of delivering better care to our patients, SNEC encourages its younger residents to have diverse training and to gain experience in innovation, conducting research projects, and becoming part of its teaching faculty

The standard method of treatment is prescription eyeglasses. However, not all lenses are created equally. Myopilux® progressive lenses, developed over 10 years by French optical manufacturer Essilor, have been delivering promising results. In a two-year study amongst 87 children aged between seven and 13, it was found that Myopilux® lenses slowed down myopia progression by up to 62 percent. Glasses fitted with Myopilux® lenses address the need to correct and manage myopia, by concurrently correcting far vision and reducing strain for near vision. They are superior to single vision lenses, which only correct far vision without reducing the strain on near vision. Choosing Myopilux® lenses is as good as gifting your child with the best possible eyesight of their life. It’s an investment worth considering.

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arl Zeiss Medical technology products and solutions aim to help physicians to improve patient outcomes and their quality of life. With a special focus on ophthalmology, ophthalmic surgery and visualisation systems in the field of microsurgery, the Company supports healthcare professionals in setting new standards of care with proven medical technology and broad application competence based on cutting-edge innovations. Carl Zeiss Medical technology also offers visualisation solutions for dental treatment and gynaecology. The Company’s medical technology portfolio is completed by futureoriented technologies such as intraoperative radiotherapy.

www.meditec.zeiss.com Pursuing high impact competitive research is one of the tenets of SERI

42,000 major eye surgeries and laser procedures. With its level of expertise in the industry, SNEC also receives tertiary referrals for complex eye conditions from overseas, such as advanced retinal conditions, corneal transplants and paediatric eye conditions. “In the 1990s, SNEC was also among the first centres worldwide to videotape and record all surgical procedures to use in clinical audit and teaching,” continues Wong. “This is still practiced today and we have a specialist team that audits the outcomes of procedures and this is presented to all doctors in a forum among their peers annually.” For the research institute, SERI is now Singapore’s national research institute for ophthalmic and vision research, with a mission to conduct high impact eye research with the aim to prevent blindness, low vision

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In the 1990s, SNEC was also among the first centres worldwide to video-tape and record all surgical procedures to use in clinical audit and teaching


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we discover new ways to enhance sight and improve people’s lives. We have done this successfully for 70 years, through innovative products, partnerships with eye care professionals and programs that create greater access to quality eye care. Vision simulation with a monofocal lens: clear vision at distance

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Alcon began as a small ophthalmic pharmaceutical shop in Fort Worth, Texas. Through breakthrough innovations, strategic acquisitions and partnerships, and a deep-rooted commitment to partnering with SG_SNEC-Ad-IOLs-96x160mm_v1.indd 1 and serving eye care professionals, we’ve grown into the global leader in eye care.

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and major eye diseases common to Singaporeans and Asians. SERI has the unique distinction of being among the first research clinics to be located and embedded in a hospital “During the past decade or so, SERI has conducted landmark research that has led to tangible outcomes, continuous patient benefit and success stories,” Wong describes. “It has paved the way for significant improvements in the way in which eye diseases are treated and prevented, not just for Singaporeans or Asians, but on a global scale.” SERI has now published 2,700 scientific journal papers as of January, 2017, alongside securing 252 external peer-reviewed competitive grants worth more than $227 million and being awarded more than 400 national and international prizes.

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facility provides an additional 15,000 square metres to the already existing area of 6,500 square metres. “Today our facility features a full array of consultation clinics, well-integrated diagnostic, imaging and laser systems, modern operating theatres, day recovery suites, sophisticated training and education facilities as well as a dedicated floor to house the SERI’s trial

clinics and comprehensive ancillary and support facilities,” Wong describes. “On top of that SNEC has 80 consultation suites and nine operating theatres.” All of the above enhances SNEC’s capabilities in the healthcare sector to deliver cost-effective and quality eye care to meet increasing demand and expand its role in ophthalmic education and research.

Expanding facilities

With the tremendous growth that has been achieved since SNEC’s inception, the plans for a new-phase two-wing Centre were conceived as early as 1992. Completed in October, 2001 at a total cost of $50 million, SNEC’s new purpose-built, eight-storey phase-two

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Singapore Eye Research Institute occupies four floors in the purpose-built Academia building


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In 2014, SNEC developed the Retina Centre, complementing the services of the adjacent new Diabetes and Metabolism Centre on the campus. Then SERI started operations in the Academia Building which opened in 2013. There are four levels of basic and advanced eye research facilities such as corneal tissue engineering and stem cell, ocular genetics, ocular therapeutics, drug delivery as well as a retinal reading centre and research administration office . “The new building is able to offer a more conducive environment for greater synergies in pathology, medical research and education to raise the benchmarks for better healthcare,” clarifies Wong. “Located within the vicinity of the clinical services at

SNEC and Duke-NUS Medical School, this is a key milestone in academic medicine with a vibrant environment for networking and professional collaborations to advance diagnosis, treatment and innovative care for patients.”

Transforming healthcare

SNEC is actively involved in local and multi-centre clinical trials and research into the causes and treatment of major eye conditions such as myopia, AMD, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and corneal conditions, with hundreds of ophthalmologists from neighbouring countries. The Centre has been privy to thousands of ophthalmologists from neighbouring countries and beyond participating in the Centre’s teaching

courses and international meetings which are organised annually. In order to advance ophthalmic science and service, and to increase opportunities for professional interactions and collaboration, SNEC has also fostered strategic links with leading eye institutions the world over. Not only is the institution as a whole well-respected, but it has also selected the top talent to take it forwards successfully. Wong continues: “Three of our top clinicians from the Singapore National Eye Centre and the Singapore Eye Research Institute were awarded the prestigious President’s Science and Technology Award in 2009, 2010 and 2014 for their outstanding contributions in translational, clinical and epidemiological research in cornea, retina and glaucoma. “Apart from retaining this top level of talent, the other challenge we face is in continually providing good service, and even with an ever-increasing workload, we saw 250,000 annual visits in 2007, compared to close-to 340,000 today.” An issue for the Centre is the time in which it takes to increase its manpower, due to the many years - up to 12 - that it takes to train a specialist, and at present it is challenging to keep up with the increasing population demands. However, SNEC is now working closely with the Ministry of Health with the overall aim to transform eye care, bringing eye care to the community, while enhancing quality and value for the patients. Over the next five-10 years, SNEC and SERI hope to develop new innovation in areas of deep learning technology or artificial intelligence for diabetic retinopathy screening, telemedicine for remote diagnosis and monitoring, step-down community eye care for patients with mild or stable eye disease, and new surgical treatments such as minimally invasive glaucoma surgery and stem cell therapy for retinal diseases.

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The success of its flagship medical centre has widened the vision of HSC Healthcare, firmly establishing itself as an internationally respected Group in the industry Writer: Phoebe Calver Project Manager: Callam Waller

SC Healthcare Group’s inception began with the opening of HSC Medical Centre, in Kuala Lumpur in 2003, and since day one it has been committed to medical excellence and world-class one-stop healthcare delivery. With the success of its flagship medical centre as a springboard, HSC has widened its vision to pursue health and wellness beyond clinical care, and today it is an internationally respected healthcare Group with operations which span the entire wellness chain; from medical centres, to its own brand of health supplement, mobile health application, and an aesthetic centre. At present with three growing businesses and three new businesses in the pipeline for development - all of which will come into fruition this year it is a very exciting time for the Group. The Group Chief Executive Officer

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Derrick Chan, Group CEO

Asia Outlook (AsO): With regards to the expansion of the Group, how has its core specialities and departments diversified over the years? Derrick Chan (DC): We are expanding our operations in terms of scope and geographically but it all goes back to the focus on health and wellness as we position HSC as the region’s leading world-class healthcare provider. Currently, we have HSC Medical Center Kuala Lumpur, our Group’s flagship and a pioneer in Malaysia specialising in heart, stroke and cancer; followed by HSC Integrative Medicine, our own labeled health supplement and MobileHealth2U that offers health monitoring mobile application on the go. With that, along the pipeline, we will be opening the first Oracle Aesthetic Center in Malaysia, which is a member of Koracle Group, Asia’s leading aesthetic group with centre outlets throughout the region including South Korea, Japan, Russia, Mongolia and Hong Kong. Equally as exciting, we are also in the process of integrating


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TAGS Spine & Joint Specialists Group into HSC Healthcare Group, which is one of the nation’s best chiropractic groups currently with 14 outlets in Malaysia. Finally, we are working closely in partnership with a group of leading Singapore doctors to set up our most anticipated project in 2017; the Farrer Square Medical Centre as one of Singapore’s leading daycare surgery and multi-disciplinary healthcare delivery services.

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AsO: In terms of the logistics of HSC Healthcare Group, what specific advantages does the Company enjoy, and what other key differentiators do you feel define your success? DC: We have served an average of 15,000 patients annually from Malaysia and Southeast Asia to Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, and the Middle East. As a matter of fact, we have largely contributed to Malaysia’s

medical tourism industry with more than 60 percent of our patients being international. In regards to our competitive advantages, we offer a PTCA day surgery format and we are one of the few medical centres in the world to offer ‘comprehensive’ health screening packages for heart, stroke and cancer. Up to date, we have successfully performed more than 10,000 noninvasive CT coronary angiograms.

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Appointed as a ‘Siemens Reference Centre’, we keep up-to-date with the latest world-class equipment and technology advancement used for healthcare delivery and with that, our team of doctors and specialists are internationally trained. It is also well worth mentioning that the HSC Japan Clinic is the first Japan clinic in Malaysia that is fully operated by native Japanese doctors, nurses and staff. AsO: At present, what are the key areas of improvement that you are looking to implement into the Group? DC: Currently we are expanding our scope towards multi-discipline healthcare delivery by bringing in more specialists to meet rapidly growing demands. And as I mentioned earlier, within this year, we will see three new additions to our Group; Oracle Malaysia as our aesthetic centre, TAGS Spine & Joint Specialists Group which specialises in spine and joint

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...we are expanding our scope towards multidiscipline healthcare delivery by bringing in more specialists to meet rapidly growing demands

adjustment, and Farrer Square Medical Centre as our day-care surgery and multi-discipline centre in Singapore. In regards to technology, with Napier to come online in early 2018, we are improving our hospital information system by moving from a local-area network to cloud-base in order to cater for the expansion of our operations across the border. With that, both of our medical centres in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore will be linked by the same system seamlessly. AsO: How much research and development goes into monitoring global trends and developments which can be replicated in the HSC Healthcare Group? To that end, what are the main healthcare trends that the Group has been monitoring at the moment and how are you striving to adhere to these? DC: Catching up with the advancement of technology, our medical procedures will be less


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invasive with minimal downtime, speedy recovery and fewer complications. Continual innovation in minimally invasive procedures makes it beneficial for patients with a wide range of conditions. Looking ahead, we are materialising a future trend that is in par with our direction to favour Centre of Excellence with specialised day procedures compared to huge multidiscipline hospital. We believe in providing a comprehensive one-stop healthcare delivery experience to our patients - local and international alike. AsO: What are the biggest challenges that HSC Healthcare Group encounters and how is it looking to overcome these? DC: One of the biggest challenges that we are facing is the unstable and unreliable economies as well as the weakening of the Malaysian Ringgit which has driven out our costs as we invest in imported medical devices

Another factor is the competitive and saturated medical industry in Malaysia and the region. Nonetheless we only see competitiveness as a positive driving force for us to never compromise quality and to dedicate our best in delivering medical excellence and world-class healthcare delivery. I strongly believe that we are in the winning direction.

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for their high quality standards. However, by committing to delivering excellence, we have thrived through the support and trust of our patients and customers. With that, we are able to grow and expand amidst this period of gloomy economies.

AsO: Looking forward, what would you hope and expect to be able to report back to Asia Outlook, in terms of progress and development of the Group, if we were to speak again in a year’s time or even further down the line? DC: We would hope to see the establishment of both Oracle Malaysia Aesthetic Centre in Kuala Lumpur and Farrer Square Medical Centre in Singapore to come to fruition, as well as TAGS Spine & Joint Specialists Group becoming a member of HSC Healthcare Group.

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Renowned for an innovative approach to developing integrated insurance, reinsurance and alternative risk transfer solutions, JLT has applied this market-leading ethos to meet clients’ complex demands across Asia Writer: Matthew Staff | Project Manager: Stuart Parker

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SIG Insurance is one of Asia’s leading general insurers, with a solid presence in Singapore for over 100 years. We are rated A+ Stable by Standard & Poor’s and are backed by the financial strength of our parent company, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance. As a member of the MS&AD Group, one of the largest general insurance groups in the world, we benefit from the extensive group-wide expertise and network, including that of MS Amlin, the second largest Lloyd’s syndicate which was acquired by the Group in 2015 to underwrite special risks. The Company offers a wide spectrum of insurance solutions across personal and commercial lines. We are able to cater to a broad segment of the market because of our multi-channel distribution networks and strong partnerships with intermediaries like JLT.

JLT emphasises: “Where clients’ needs dictate, our thinking goes beyond the traditional boundaries of insurance.”

Singapore - A seamless and complete solution

In Singapore, the JLT journey began in 1969, with the hub growing exponentially over the intervening years to now house more than 120 employees while achieving growth over the past 10 years across both revenue and profit parameters. The successful acquisition of Anda Insurance - one of the country’s leading independent insurance intermediaries - has compounded its local influence and the Company’s wider reputation has enabled it to provide tailored risk solutions at competitive premiums and to design multi-faceted, innovative solutions for corporate risk management. “Our product offering has diversified

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Our product offering has diversified over the years as business operating models and technology has advanced, and hence, risk exposures have evolved to be more complex in nature

Enjoying a close and collaborative partnership with JLT that has been built over decades, JLT’s expertise in corporate risk management has been vital in our delivery of quality solutions to customers. We are proud to have JLT as our key business partner who have added significant value to our business growth, and remains today one of our top three brokers. MSIG’s Market Position • No. 3 General Insurer in Singapore • No. 1 for Cargo Insurance • No. 1 for Fire Insurance • No. 1 for Personal Accident Insurance Based on the 2016 Gross Written Premiums, General Insurance Association Statistics for the Singapore Insurance Fund (SIF).

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over the years as business operating models and technology has advanced, and hence, risk exposures have evolved to be more complex in nature,” adds Chief Executive Officer for Jardine Lloyd Thompson Pte Ltd, Collin Yap. “Advocating a One JLT approach, our team of dedicated specialists, analysts and technical experts work cohesively with our regional and global offices to provide a one-stop solution to our clients.” Key areas of specialisation including aviation, construction, energy, marine, property, risk consulting, wealth protection, and many more are an indictment of the flexibility and customisability that JLT can manifest through its turnkey portfolio; each of them updated and addressed from a service perspective on an ongoing basis, in line with industry trends. “Employee Benefits (EB) [for example] is a rapidly evolving business segment and one which plays to JLT’s key strengths of scale, network, client focus and strong domain expertise. JLT is focused on transforming our EB business by improving experience

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JLT is always interested in defining new offerings to its key customers; challenging ourselves to improve services to our clients or make it easier for them to do business with us

delivery through the greater use of technology,” Yap explains. “We are committed to the intelligent use of data to manage the benefit spend of our clients. Through this, we can work more closely with our clients; delivering tailored solutions which better meet their needs and those of their employees. “JLT is always interested in defining new offerings to its key customers; challenging ourselves to improve services to our clients or make it easier for them to do business with us.” JLT’s EB Bridges platform - an online employee benefits management system - is a great example of this, as a regional format with a “strong local

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flavour”, once again leveraging the Company’s technological prowess and ability to manage the demands of both clients and employees. “JLT operates a very collaborative model, pooling our best resources from within our group of companies; using our ‘best man in front’ approach in putting forth our value proposition to clients,” Yap continues. “JLT in Singapore works closely with JLT Specialty, JLT Asia’s specialist business units based in Hong Kong and Singapore, to ensure that we provide a seamless and complete solution to our clients’ insurance and risk management requirements.”


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In Malaysia, the story began in 1981, before the Company in its current guise was unveiled as Jardine Lloyd Thompson Sdn Bhd in 2001. Evolving comparably to the Group’s activities in Singapore, an acquisition of Insfield Insurance Brokers in 2012 has since complemented the core JLT offering, making the final structure an allencompassing provider tailored for indemand sectors; especially in offshore marine support. “We are poised to assume a position of leadership in this important sector regionally, while JLT has also been the sole broker for the Professional Indemnity Insurance Scheme for the Malaysian Bar since 2005, the largest of its kind in Malaysia,” elaborates Principal Officer and Chief Executive Officer for Jardine Lloyd Thompson Sdn Bhd, Michael Leong. “Now, we are also proud to be the insurance broker for the Medical Practitioners Indemnity Scheme which is also endorsed by the Malaysian Medical Association. “In line with Malaysia’s boost on public infrastructure spending in recent years, JLT’s Construction team

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works closely with mega construction companies on many of Malaysia’s largest Infrastructure Projects. In this field, we are one of the marketleading brokers in delivering solutions for project finance and public private partnership transactions. As an example, JLT was the appointed broker for the construction of Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Line 1 and Line 2.” Once again extending beyond pure transactions to guide clients through the entire insurance and risk management process, it is this latter adherence which has proven especially prevalent in Malaysia; focusing more on protecting clients’ bottom line rather than focusing purely on top-line growth. Leong continues: “New risks are emerging all the time; cyber risk, for example. With the current digital revolution, Malaysian companies now find themselves becoming more vulnerable to cybercrime. At JLT, our Cyber Risks team is at the forefront in this field and we offer bespoke solutions to fit clients’ threats and needs, addressing the growing challenge of cyber risk and the increasing need for risk transfer options.”

To meet such needs, JLT efficiencies and streamlining contributes to a frontend model which Leong believes “lies at the heart of JLT’s global efforts to provide agile digital solutions, giving us the new solutions, processes and approaches we need to achieve our ambitions”. Incorporating a strong local hiring emphasis within this structure, the end offering is one that adheres to its core mission of putting clients first; assessing their risks, safeguarding their futures, and establishing long-term relationships on local and international scales. “Amidst the price sensitive market, we must not be distracted from our primary obligation to our clients,” Leong affirms. “We will continue to inculcate our people with the importance of understanding every aspect of our client’s business, and we want to know their challenges just as important as how we can help our clients to overcome them. “We will also continue to evolve to the needs of the client in this digital age and our 2020 vision is to be the leading specialty broker in Malaysia, evidenced by having the highest revenue in our chosen sector.”

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network to provide a local service in more than 135 countries. “JLT is one of the most active construction brokers, and we are proud to be the managing insurance broker for many of the largest infrastructure projects in the oil & gas, rail, port, power plant, and airport sectors across the Asia region; in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore, and our involvement in these megaprojects is a testimony of our expertise and reach.” JLT’s reputation in the area is epitomised by its role as sole broker for the world’s busiest airport - Hong Kong International Airport - and its three-runway system construction project. And this status represents nearly 20 years of transformative growth for the Company as it now consistently delivers the best proposition to its clients as a result of its unmatched experience across risk management and insurance expertise.

JLT Specialty - Construction - Global market expertise

The Company’s construction arm emanates from JLT’s London office to bring together 140 people dedicated to project owners and construction contractors including specialist teams for civil engineering, power, mining, energy, project finance and property developers. Consequently the largest onshore construction broker in the UK capital, this same influence has been replicated in Asia with a team of 45 construction professionals carrying out the same core works. “We help navigate clients through local and global requirements by offering a service, which includes arranging cover for all types of construction activity and providing claims experts within our servicing teams to deliver results,” explains Stephen Boddington, Regional Director for Construction. “We also resolve complex claims and offer integration into JLT Specialty’s international

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We help navigate clients through local and global requirements by offering a service, which includes arranging cover for all types of construction activity and providing claims experts within our servicing teams to deliver results

“JLT Construction will continue to invest in line with growth in the sector, strengthening our global market expertise and footprint to showcase our strength in our areas of specialism,” Boddington says. “At JLT, our technical abilities span a wide range of industries and insurance markets and our thinking will continue to go beyond the traditional boundaries of insurance.”


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JLT’s Credit, Political & Security Risks (CPS) team has been a leader in the credit and political risk insurance space since the advent of the market in the early 1980s, building upon the wider brand’s strong relationships within the industry to function wholly as a risk consultancy arm geared towards identifying and minimising risks through design and management. Constantly seeking ways to improve its products, services, footprint, and client collaborations, JLT has, as a result, accumulated a large and diverse client base across finance, agribusiness, oil & gas, mining, commodities, infrastructure and public sector domains to compound its industry-leading influence on this relatively new insurance area. “We view insurance as the last step in this consultative process, to transfer

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solutions, fully supported by its expertise in procurement and logistics management. And at present AMOS is replicating this business model in the energy sector. “Despite the recent decline in crude oil prices, we are sure that the future of this industry remains a bright one,” continues Lien. “There is a global increase in demand for energy, and this is expected to last until at least 2040, with the Asia-Oceanic region being identified as a major offshore production centre, therefore placing Singapore in a unique role for technical support. AMOS’ business model - as a marine and offshore solutions provider - has the propensity to thrive in this environment.”

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The business model of AMOS in the early years of inception was one of a trader and goods consolidator, assisting customers in global sourcing and procurement of required items before consolidating them and organising the last stages to the vessels. Lien adds: “As our relationships with customers have grown over the years, our understanding of what they are likely to need has deepened and therefore we have been able to enhance our products and service offering to meet customers’ logistical and engineering service needs.” Taking the next step in ensuring reliable service throughout the chain of service delivery, AMOS has gone on to build up its own fleet of supply boats to ensure timeliness and accuracy in the final stages of delivery. Moving on in time, the Company has further transformed its business model to one which provides technical

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It has been a constant throughout AMOS’ growth in the industry that it has and will always aim to uphold the mission embodied in the AMOS name providing All Marine Offshore Solutions - and therefore many of the Company’s strategic plans implemented over the years have been made with that mission in mind. A particularly prominent example of this was creating a one-stop solution centre, where AMOS had to set itself up with five operating divisions, ensuring that it was able to provide the answer to any customer requirement and need. “Not only do we take care of the supply issues of our customers, but also the necessary service and support which enables us to fulfil customer requests from initiation to delivery,” confirms Lien. “A prime example of this is our subsidiary, Amos Offshore & Engineering Service, a supplier of ropes, slings, ferrules, lifting gears and other gears required by the offshore industry to reinforce our capabilities in servicing this industry.” Another subsidiary of the Company, Amos Solutions, was set up to provide services for corrosion control and


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rehabilitation of steel pipes and structures which are commonly found in industry plants across both oil & gas and chemical and utilities domains. Such a wide range of offerings when it comes to integrated services is integral in establishing AMOS as a one-stop solutions centre.

Longstanding relationships

A great competitive strength of AMOS will always be its ability to secure longstanding and fruitful relationships with some of the biggest names in the marine industry. Lien states: “Although we are a relatively young Company, we have managed to demonstrate quality in our customer services, which has

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consistently helped us to maintain both supply and service contracts with international and homegrown ship owning and managing companies.” AMOS’ top 10 customers include names such as Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Columbia Ship Management (CSM), Seaspan Ship Management, Fleet Management, Pacific International Lines (PIL) and China Navigation; the repeat orders coming from these customers accounting for an average of 82 percent of its total revenue for the past three financial years. “These longstanding customer relationships that we have worked hard to attain, would not be maintained without our professional


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such a short space of time has been made possible by the commitment and dedication of the entirety of team AMOS and is a major differentiating factor within the industry. Lien continues: “A company is only as good as its people, and beyond individual efforts, each member recognises the importance of team spirit and general teamwork and therefore would not hesitate to help others along the way to ensure that the overall mission is achieved. Our willingness to sacrifice personal glory for the greater goal of organisational excellence is something we are incredibly proud of.” Another key differentiator within

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Saka Energi consistently demonstrates commitment to the development of the oil & gas industry; its efforts having been greatly rewarded with numerous other awards over the years too. “Saka Energi recently received an award from SKK Migas, for the achievement of Best Performance in the Offshore Workover and Well Services 2016 category,” explains Parlindungan. “The award was given to us on the day that SKK Migas held the Drilling Survey and Workover Coordination meeting on 13 December, 2016.” The Company took first place, having been up against 128 Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) that were also evaluated in this category, judged on the following criteria: programme fulfilment, working days fulfilment, communication, report, cost, production gain and realisation. “During the award ceremony,

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represented by Mr. Indan Handono, Drilling & Completion Manager, we received a certificate for the compilation of our efforts towards the award,” adds Parlindungan. “During our 2016 campaign, 28 wellintervention and two workover jobs were completed, with a resulting 15 percent production gained which was higher than the production target originally set, and all of the jobs were both delivered on time and within budget. “Both our performance and commitment in these workover and well-intervention programmes are the key elements to our success. After being given this award, the Company is really pushing on to continue our upward trajectory in 2017. With both the combination of our commitment and strong team, this vision will result in great improvement for the Company.”

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Saka is fully committed not only to its direct market, but also focuses a lot of energy on engaging in sustainable development with the local communities that it operates in. Therefore, it ensures that the Company has a truly beneficial impact on the community, local economy and the surrounding environments. “We created a corporate social responsibility road map to cover the entire scope of the work the Company was hoping to undertake,” adds Parlindungan. “The subsectors these are defined in are economic development, education, health and the environment.” Community learning centres (Sanggar Belajar) have been established in multiple villages, including Ujungoangkah, Gresik, Waru, Penajam and Paser Utara. Going way beyond just acting as a community learning centre, the Sanggar Belajar aims to drive a sense of empowerment to live a sustainable and independent life.

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Parlindungan describes: “At present more than 120 children have accessed the programme and more than 60 children have received educational support via the Snaggar Belajar, mainly in Ujungpangkah.” The programme has also provided the distribution of technology to schools in Penajam Paser Utara and Gresik, providing them with 40 computers. Not only has the Company made significant improvements to educational facilities in the area, but it has also implemented massive improvements to levels of sanitation which was in very poor condition. Saka’s programme focuses on enabling the community to both reduce waste and make significant improvements to the community. Parlindungan adds: “Our programme looks at how the community can reduce waste and improve the community through

‘Bank Sampah’, using organic waste treatment, instilling ‘reuse-recyclereduce’ training for the community, and establishing community gardens in Manyar Sidomukti, Manyar Sidorukun, Manyarejo and Gresik.”

Future projects

Moving forward from the success of Saka Energi’s past few years, the Company is focusing its efforts on exploration and development, with many projects in the pipeline which will set it up well for the remainder of this year and beyond. Parlindungan concludes: “We are working hard to produce the best technology, using the options available to us locally which enable us to improve efficiency at a very competitive price. We work within a mandate from our parent Company which means at present we can only work within Indonesia and the US.”

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“These projects led to new appointments for current buildings including the Spirit of Saigon mixeduse towers, the High Tech Tower in Angola, the One Colombo Towers for Tata housing in Sri Lanka, the 600,000 square metre Rainbow Gate mixed-use building in Beijing, and the Novotel Hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.” Such high profile success for a self-proclaimed “small company” can not only be attributed to its service offering, but to its insular nature; void of extraneous bureaucracy or convoluted decision-making processes. “DSA Engineering is an independent engineering Company and the senior engineers are all hands-on,” Stillman offers as the Group’s differentiator. “The clients like the fact that they get a Director working on their project full-time, throughout the project, from start to finish. “We have no shareholders to answer to and, as we are not a big multinational firm, we are able to enter into more

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recalls. “This included two airports in Cyprus and a major office building complex in London. “By offering expertise on delivering large projects in combination with innovative engineering, DSA quickly built the firm to comprise 50 people with work throughout the world.” These 50 people, and everyone hired since, fit within the DSA culture of driving innovation; many of its workforce having at least 20 years of experience in the construction industry to compound this collation of knowledge. “An engineer has to have experienced working on the design of a large building complex and then seen it through to completion of construction on-site a number of times before he can see how one can achieve simple and elegant solutions for complex building design issues,” Stillman adds. “Constantly upgrading and training staff pays dividends as our

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While recruitment remains centralised in London, the employment emphasis is placed locally, before engineers from the likes of Vietnam and China are brought to the UK to be trained in the “DSA Way”. “This is the only way in which we can ensure consistent quality of our design work across the globe,” Stillman explains. “Our London office has senior engineers of many nationalities which helps us work across the world.” The fact that DSA Engineering has worked in almost every region around the world makes such a strategy essential, with Europe, the Middle East and Asia proving especially fruitful over the years. For the latter especially, the commercial facets of each project have been challenging and the Company


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has taken the approach of cautious, selective progression, but as a result, all of its works in the area have been with repeat customers and alongside repeat business partners. “We do use a number of specialist sub-consultants for disciplines such as audio/visual, acoustics, specialist lighting, etc; and have developed mutually beneficial relationships with numerous sub-consultants which allows us to offer our clients a complete building services package when required,” Stillman says. And in replicating this refined network around the world, to

complement the reputation that has been firmly established in the global construction sector, DSA can now look forward to new diversifications, new projects and new acclaim on an even more prominent scale in the future. Stillman concludes: “Our five-year plan is to grow slowly while working on the design of large projects that require innovative and cost-effective engineering designs and surety of delivery on-site. “This is what we claim we do as a building services engineering firm, and we will be delivering what we claim for many years to come.”

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The annual three-day event attracts the industry’s biggest aftermarket brands EVENT

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WHEN: 7-9 May WHERE: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE CONTACT: Gareth.wright@ uae.messefrankfurt.com WEBSITE: www.automechanikadubai.com

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AU T O M E C H A N I K A D U B A I I S the leading international trade fair for the automotive service industry targeting trade visitors from the Middle East, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, the CIS and Africa. The 15th edition in 2017 takes place from 7-9 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will feature more than 2,000 exhibitors from 55 countries. The annual three-day event attracts the biggest aftermarket brands in the business spread over six product sections of Parts & Components; Electronics & Systems; Accessories & Customising; Repair & Maintenance; Car Wash, Care & Reconditioning; and Tyres & Batteries. It covers the full range of parts for motor vehicles as well as components for the drive, chassis, body, electrics and electronic groups. It also covers equipment for vehicle service and repair, bodywork repair and painting, tyres, batteries and performance systems. Automechanika Dubai’s global influence is underlined by the presence

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of more than 20 country pavilions and 35 international trade associations, while 90 percent of exhibitors, and 51 percent of the 30,000-plus visitors are expected to come from outside of the UAE. The 2017 edition sees the return of the popular Truck Competence initiative, where more than 1,000 exhibitors will showcase their products dedicated to the entire value chain in the truck sector, from truck parts and accessories, to workshop equipment, body repairs and care. It will also feature the popular Automechanika Academy - a series of seminars, presentations, and workshops about key issues and regulations that affect the automotive aftermarket - and the African BuyerSeller Meet, connecting suppliers with buyers from the world’s second largest continent. Automechanika Dubai is the perfect platform to meet new contacts, discuss new trends and technological developments, and to keep up-to-date with industry knowledge and source new products and solutions from the world over.


The largest international trade exhibition for the automotive service industry in the wider Middle East

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Be part of the 15th edition to meet and trade with thousands of manufacturers, distributors and suppliers from across the world. A visit is highly recommended. To be part of this edition, pre-register at www.automechanikaDubai.com/Register


MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE FORUM CHINA 2017

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Bringing innovation and collaboration to the industry for organisations to achieve real excellence

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WHEN: 11-12 May WHERE: InterContinental Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai, China WEBSITE: http://events. marcusevans-events.com/ manufacturingexcellencechinaforum-asiaoutlook/

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MARCUS EVANS’S MANUFACTURING Excellence Forum is gathering leading manufacturers to bring innovation and collaboration to the industry for organisations to achieve real excellence. Save the date on 11-12 May, 2017 in Shanghai, China as topics will address best practices to enhance organisational competitiveness, product quality and manufacturing flexibility whilst keeping resources and costs to a minimum. Sunil Chandiramani, a Senior Director in the Global Business Operations division from Consumer Ink Business in Hewlett-Packard Singapore will be launching the forum with a keynote presentation on Redefining Manufacturing Excellence and Revamping Strategy for the Short and Long-Term. Distinguished speakers includes Alan Hernandez (Head of Supply Chain Operations, Airbus Military, France), Michael Che (Director, Quality & MPD, Greater China, Ecolab), Kel Kearns

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(Global Manufacturing Programme Engineering Chief, Vehicle Operations Manufacturing Engineering, Ford Motor Company), Carlton Wang (VP Manufacturing, Formica Asia, Fletcher Building), Dr Daniel Yang (Director & Regional head of Operations, API & Chem, External Manufacturing, Merck Sharp & Dohme), Andy Partridge (APAC & EMEA Manufacturing Director, Varian Medical Systems), and Zhan Yu (General Manager Manufacturing, Head of Technical, Hsu Fu Chi Group, Nestlé JV). This forum will address the most pressing issues of maximising productivity, whilst boosting Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled manufacturing systems and overall operational efficiency, highlighting on an interactive technology think-tank which demonstrates the value of industrial IoT and the connected enterprise. Benefits of attending: • Instilling a Manufacturing Excellence culture in your organisation • Developing your workforce with the right skills and competence for future business needs • Streamlining your supply chain and shortening time-to-market • Gaining insights into “Made in China 2025” for better manufacturing business planning • Achieving outstanding products through building quality into your manufacturing processes • Optimising manufacturing resources through leveraging accurate sales forecasting • Responding to market and customer demand changes quickly through increasing process flexibility • Increasing plant up-time to maximise productivity • Collecting data and performing analytics to implement continuous improvement (CI) projects effectively • Grasping Industrial 4.0 trends for smart investment for your plant


CWC CHINA LNG & GAS INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT & EXHIBITION

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WHEN: 17-18 May WHERE: Beijing, China CONTACT: ChinaLNG@thecwcgroup.com WEBSITE: www.chinalngsummit.com

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NOW IN ITS third year, the China LNG & Gas International Summit & Exhibition brings together the key players in the LNG & gas industry in China and globally; to network, debate and do deals. With China’s LNG demand set to double by 2020 and a growing domestic gas market, never before has it been more important to establish your business in China and seize the increasing opportunities that exist in this huge market. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to directly access key decision makers from China’s NOCs, the Chinese Government and international stakeholders, and pinpoint potential investment opportunities for your business. It is the only event on an international platform where you can meet the new Chinese LNG Buyers: • Li Jie, Chairman, Shanghai Guoxin Energy Trading Co., Ltd • Yang Guang, Vice President, Shenzhen Gas Group • Liu Jingbo, Deputy General Manager, Guangzhou Gas Group • Senior Representative, Guanghui LNG Development Co., Ltd

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Other Chinese LNG Buyers you can meet are: • Li Yalan, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Beijing Gas Group Co., Ltd • Cui Xiaofei, Deputy General Manager, China Shipbuilding Trading Ltd • Chen Bo, President, Unipec • Ye Yishu, President, CNOOC Gas and Power Trading & Marketing Ltd The programme is packed with two days of dynamic content from seniorlevel LNG professionals, making it truly the best place to meet with existing and emerging buyers.

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HI CHINA

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Delivering the entire value chain for the health ingredients, food ingredients, nutraceuticals and functional food industries EVENT

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WHEN: 20-22 June WHERE: 20 – 22 June 2017 SNIEC, Shanghai, China SNIEC, Shanghai, China REGISTER: www.healthingredients-china. @FiGlobal com/OP17

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HI CHINA 2017 takes place from 2022 June in the SNIEC, Shanghai.  China is a key food and beverage market for businesses globally and Health ingredients China, together with its co-located events delivers the entire value chain for the health ingredients, food ingredients, nutraceuticals and functional food industries, all under one roof. The 4th Nutraceutical Industry Development Conference presented by the authorities from China’s health industry will once again take place alongside Hi China on 20-21 June. The bilingual conference is a great way for both domestic and international companies to keep updated on the latest policies and technologies. Themed ‘China Market Entry Strategy for Foreign Dietary Supplements,’ the

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conference will invite heads of state ministries and commissions such as the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM); the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ); Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA); health food review experts; and renowned entrepreneurs. They will all discuss issues such as China’s latest nutrition and health policies, the technical requirements of health food registration and filing, cross-border ecommerce, market trends, and brand building. You can find the full programme here.

Registration for Hi China is free, so sign up today and you will benefit from:

• Free access to Hi China and six colocated events including HNC, NEX and Expo FoodTec • Access to more than 450 leading global food and health ingredient suppliers including Naturex, Du Pont, Gelita, GNT, Jebsen and many more • Access to all on-site features including the exhibitor seminars, self-guided discovery tours and free business match-making • Access to the Nutraceutical Industry Development Conference, a bilingual conference that will get you up to speed on all the policy and technical developments from across the market • Networking opportunities with more than 64,000 industry professionals • VIP access if you pre-register to attend the event


The perfect location for ingredients in China Hi China, co-located with Fi Asia China, is the country’s most important gathering of ingredient suppliers, distributors and buyers for the food, health, and nutraceutical industry. This event is brought to you by the organisers of Fi Europe, the trusted route to market since 1986 and is co-located with CPhI China, the world’s largest pharmaceutical tradeshow.

20 – 22 June 2017 SNIEC, Shanghai, China @FiGlobal Search for Food Ingredients

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THE 18TH MALAYSIAN INTERNATIONAL FOOD & BEVERAGE TRADE FAIR

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Malaysia’s longest running food and beverage industry event marks its 18th year IMIFB 2017, WHICH will be held from 9-11 August at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), is Malaysia’s leading and premium food and beverage trade fair held in Kuala Lumpur annually. Malaysia’s longest running food and beverage industry event marks its 18th year and this year, the exhibition also marks its third year as a full ‘trade fair’. MIFB 2017 will give you an insight into what is new and exciting within the food and beverage industry. These trends are based on developing and emerging consumer demand for products that are healthy, convenient and trustworthy and are informed by our work and association with producers, manufacturers, and, clients across Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and the US. MIFB 2017 expects to showcase more than 550 exhibitors from 40 countries or more. To-date, we are confirmed hosting Country Group

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WHEN: 9-11 August

Pavilions from South Korea, Thailand, China, Taiwan R.O.C., Sri Lanka and expect more based on the positive enquiries we are receiving. Working in line with current food trends, MIFB 2017 will give importance to the Healthy and Natural Produce exhibits. The focus will be on Ready to Eat, Food Ingredients, Health and Organic and Halal Food produces. The

WHERE: Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia REGISTER: www.mifb.com.my/visitor-preregistration/ WEBSITE: www.mifb.com.my

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Healthy and Natural Produce will be under the F&B segment which forms one of the three specialised segments of the MIFB series. The other two segments are Foodtech and Seafood & Fishery. This year, Sphere Exhibits is collaborating with Halal Media Japan to introduce a new segment, the International Halal Village, which promotes healthy and natural food. This halal village will host food producers and food experts from various countries like Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and more, allowing those in Kuala Lumpur to showcase their Halal products. This serves as a halal market platform and caters to the needs of the halal producers, traders and business leaders sourcing products and looking for partners to expand their business.


ASIA IOT BUSINESS PLATFORM BANGKOK

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A premier business platform dedicated to the facilitation of business networking for IoT solution providers

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WHEN: 24-25 July WHERE: Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/2o3ZQrh

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THAILAND IS ON the move to become ASEAN’s digital infrastructure hub by 2020. According to a Frost & Sullivan report, Thailand’s Internet of Things (IoT) spending in 2014 amounted to US$57.7 million, and it is forecasted to increase by 1,600 percent by 2020. Most of IoT spending takes place in the manufacturing and logistics sectors. The Government’s determination to drive digital growth is expressed in the multiple IoT initiatives, including smart city plans in Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Bangkok. On the smart city front, the ICT ministry in Thailand has developed a digital economy masterplan which entails two phases: 1. Main domain missions: hard infrastructure, soft infrastructure, service infrastructure, digital economy promotion and a digital society. 2. Pilot projects centred on ecommerce, e-education, e-industry, and e-government. To manifest these projects, the country is actively searching for partners to collaborate with, representing massive opportunities for IoT solution providers. To further boost the country’s competitiveness, Thailand is pushing its Smart Thailand project, which according to Anudith Nakornthap, Thailand’s ICT minister, will further

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empower local stakeholders in different business sectors. Thailand recently announced a broadband plan which aims to increase its reach from 33 percent to 80 percent of the population in the next three years, reaching 95 percent in 2020. IoT Thailand is held annually in Bangkok. With a focus on local telecommunication companies and enterprises in key verticals, the event offers Southeast Asia’s most comprehensive programme for solution providers targeting enterprise adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technologies in Thailand. With more than 1,800 attendees participating in the Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Bangkok and Hanoi editions in 2016, the event will return for the fourth year in a row to Bangkok. Asia IoT Business Platform is a premier business platform that is dedicated to not only the education of stakeholders on the latest IoT developments in the local ASEAN markets, but also to the facilitation of business networking for IoT solution providers with relevant prospective clients and partners. If you are interested in connecting and engaging with prospective clients and partners in the local markets for your business development, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


ASIA IOT BUSINESS PLATFORM KUALA LUMPUR

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Malaysia’s most comprehensive programme for solution providers targeting enterprise adoption of IoT and M2M technologies MALAYSIA’S MINISTRY OF Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI) was mandated by the Government to develop and drive IoT as a new source of growth in catalysing the country’s Digital Economy. In July, 2016, the National IoT Strategic Roadmap was launched, with an expectation of the country’s IoT developments to contribute US$1.2

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WHEN: 27-28 July WHERE: Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/2orJV9S

billion to the country’s Gross National Income (GNI) by 2025. Utilising LPWAN technology, Cyberjaya in Selangor is touted to be the first smart city in ASEAN connected by a LoRa network. In driving the Smart Nation vision, the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) is currently building a single government portal that will give access to information and services from across local and federal agencies. With IoT growing to be an integral part of the digital economy, agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing and transportation are sectors that are identified to have the most potential for IoT deployment. IoT Malaysia is an annual event held in Kuala Lumpur. With a focus on local telecommunication companies and enterprises in key verticals, the event offers Southeast Asia’s most comprehensive programme for solution providers targeting enterprise adoption of Internet of Things (IoT)

and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technologies in Malaysia. With more than 1,800 attendees participating in the Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Bangkok and Hanoi editions in 2016, the event will return for the fourth year in a row to Kuala Lumpur. Asia IoT Business Platform is a premier business platform that is dedicated to not only the education of stakeholders on the latest IoT developments in the local ASEAN markets, but also to the facilitation of business networking for IoT solution providers with relevant prospective clients and partners. If you are interested in connecting and engaging with prospective clients and partners in the local markets for your business development, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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IF YOU THINK ASEAN BUSINESSES ARE STILL IN THIS PHASE, WE NEED TO SPEAK.

24 - 25 July 2017 Bangkok, Thailand

27 - 28 July 2017 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1 - 2 August 2017 Manila, Philippines

7 - 8 August 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia

INFO@INDUSTRY-PLATFORM.COM www. iotbusiness-platform.com


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