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SFIC Institute introduces new training programme to retrain members and retain workers in uncertain times

17-03-2020
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SFIC Institute, the training and skills development arm of Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) has recently announced a series of training programmes to help workers, including professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs). These programmes are for Singapore citizens or Singapore permanent residents, to enhance or acquire …

SFIC launches $1.2 million scheme to help members in tough times

04-03-2020
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Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) has unveiled its fifth Member Assistance Scheme ("SFICAssist") to give members a shot in the arm to deal with current tough economic challenges. Supported by Enterprise Singapore (ESG), the scheme is also aimed at strengthening their business capabilities and market diversification efforts. Under the …

ADB, European Union, and ASEAN countries partner to boost green infrastructure

20-02-2020
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Delegates at the high-level ceremony to announce the EU’s support to the ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility during the ASEAN–EU Dialogue on Sustainable Development on 10 February in Brussels. From left to right: Singapore’s Permanent Representative to ASEAN Ms. Kok Li Peng;  ADB Representative to Europe Mr. …

Sarawak collaborating with Singapore to supply semi-finished furniture

22-11-2019
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Talks are underway with Singapore for Sarawak to produce semi-finished furniture for companies based in Singapore. “We are thinking of a dedicated furniture park for Singapore companies in Sarawak, so that you can get the raw materials that you need to produce good furniture. We can perhaps increase export of our furniture,” said …

Strengthening Singapore’s Built Environment in face of Climate Change and other challenges

02-10-2019
ArchXpo 2019, Architecture & Building Services 2019 Series, Southeast Asia, Singapore, opening ceremony

The Architecture & Building Services (ABS) 2019 series was officially launched this morning at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore Expo & Convention Centre. The extensive three-day show which offers visitors and delegates six key architectural and building services exhibitions, and 12 industry conferences was officially launched by …

Taobao’s first physical store in Southeast Asia opens in Singapore’s Funan mall

12-09-2019
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Chinese e-commerce platform Taobao has opened its new store at Singapore’s Funan mall, a first in Southeast Asia, as demand rises for its home furniture goods. Named Taobao Store by Virmall, the shop is a partnership between Taobao and Virmall, a local firm that helps to curate and introduce products from merchants on Taobao. The shop, …

Singapore furniture label Commune to launch digital platform in shops and an Augmented Reality app for customers

02-09-2019
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Named Commune: In Motion, the digital platform used in Singapore’s furniture company Commune’s retail shops is a smart cloud-based retail solution that brings together the store's customer and back-end data, allowing staff to access information and serve clients more efficiently, reported the Straits Times. Even before they interact …

Singapore: Ricoh’s annual Eco Action Day campaign sees 315 trees planted in Sentosa

01-11-2018
Singapore, Sentosa, Ricoh, Eco Action Day campaign, 315 trees planted

Ricoh Asia Pacific, a Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company, brought together corporate and government leaders to plant 315 tree saplings at Fort Siloso in Sentosa, Singapore, as part of Ricoh’s 2018 Eco Action Day campaign. Each sapling planted matches a corporate pledge received during the 2018 campaign. Campaign partners …

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