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In view of The Straits Trading Company Limited's virtual 2019 AGM & EGM proceeding (on 30 Apr 2020), shareholders can click here to refer to the list of Frequently Asked Questions.


An investment company with diversified interests across the Asia Pacific in Real Estate, Hospitality and Resources.


Announcements / In the News / Videos

Straits Times Interview "Lunch with Sumiko"

An extract from STC Executive Chairman, Ms Chew Gek Khim's interview with Straits Times Executive Editor, Sumiko Tan, where she talks about her grandfather, the late Tan Sri Dr Tan Chin Tuan, one of Singapore's pioneer bankers and chairman of OCBC Bank, Straits Trading and many blue-chip companies between the mid-1950s and early 1990s.

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CNBC's Managing Asia

Catch STC Executive Chairman, Ms Chew Gek Khim's interview on CNBC's Managing Asia, where she talks about Straits Trading's transformation over the years, her outlook for the Company in 2017 in light of the global economic uncertainty, and her ultimate ambitions for Straits Trading.

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CNA Asia Business Tonight

Catch STC Executive Chairman, Ms Chew Gek Khim's interview on CNA's Asia Business Tonight - as she speaks about the Company's strategic alliance with ARA Asset Management and Mr John Lim to expand in the real estate sector

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Asia Business Tonight

12 December 2011, Channel NewsAsia, 2230 hrs

Catch STC Executive Chairman, Ms Chew Gek Khim interview on CNA's Asia Business Tonight - as she speaks about the company's growth and transformation

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Enterprise Asia

24 November 2010, Channel NewsAsia, 2100 hrs

Catch STC Executive Chairman, Ms Chew Gek Khim, and MSC Group CEO, Dato Seri Dr Mohd Ajib Anuar's interview on CNA's programme - Enterprise Asia

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Evolving Through Time

Our Strategy
Our History 1887
Our Future
Our business is centred on a thriving Real Estate Ecosystem, which is the focal growth driver for Straits Trading, and augmented by our legacy tin smelting business. Straits Trading aims to be an efficient capital allocator with the ability to invest and allocate capital across a range of asset classes. Our Real Estate Ecosystem enables Straits Trading to seek for opportunities within the real estate space and also allows us to leverage the wide business networks of Straits Trading and our partners for enhanced deal flow and access to investment opportunities that create value.

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Straits Trading was founded in the early years of Singapore’s colonial history by James Sword, a Scottish businessman and Herman Muhlinghaus, a German entrepreneur, to engage in tin smelting - then a key industry in a region looking to scale up its industrial base. Despite our success in tin smelting, Straits Trading’s structure and business had to evolve to remain relevant amid the changing economic landscape in Singapore and elsewhere in the region. Under the guidance of Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan, who served as Chairman of Straits Trading for more than 20 years since 1965, Straits Trading went on to expand into new emerging sectors such as property equity investments and hospitality as early as the 1960s.

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Guided by a highly experienced board and management team, we are confident that Straits Trading’s disciplined approach to investing and managing our assets will enable us to capitalise on opportunities that lie ahead. With a clear strategic direction, we will work hard to optimise our resources and build on the strengths we have gained through the years to deliver long-term sustainable value for our shareholders.

Chairman's Message

Dear Stakeholders,

The global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a “new normal” – a new way of going about our lives, work and interactions.

Straits Trading understands the significance of this “new normal”, and strives to ensure the health and safety of all our employees. We have implemented safe management protocols at our Singapore corporate office and operational assets, which are aligned with recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and public health authorities. These include office sanitisation, temperature taking and recording for all employees, usage of surgical masks at all times, and safe distancing of at least 1m between individuals.

To maintain the highest hygiene standards on our operational front, disinfectants are employed in high-contact areas, and surgical masks and goggles are worn by all employees. Customers and guests from hotels –managed under our joint-venture with FEHH – enjoy the option of contactless service for checking in and out. Other precautionary measures include limited entry points and temperature checks at the shopping malls, mandatory registration for all visitors, and floor markers for lifts, prayer rooms and common areas where queues are expected.

As construction work resumes, standard operating procedures (SOPs) have been developed for our foreign workers as well. Other employees who are on site or interacting with these workers will be issued protective masks, which are to be worn at all times.

Straits Trading will continue to stay vigilant and nimble during such an unprecedented time, making sure our operations carry on efficiently and effectively.

Sincerely yours,

Chew Gek Khim PJG
Executive Chairman