About Us

Corporate Profile

Founded in the 1887 as a tin smelting company, The Straits Trading Company Limited ("Straits Trading") is today an investment company with diversified interests across the Asia Pacific in Real Estate, Hospitality and Resources. 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. In particular, our real estate ecosystem enables Straits Trading to seek for opportunities within the real estate space. The Ecosystem 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.

Real Estate

ARA Asset Management (21%)
Straits Real Estate (89.5%)
Suntec REIT (4%)

Fund Management

Straits Investment Management (100%)


Far East Hospitality Holdings (30%)


Malaysia Smelting Corporation (54.8%)

Corporate Objectives

To invest in businesses and assets that :

  1. Offer risk-adjusted returns
  2. Allow us to create value in
  3. Add value to our Ecosystem