Straits Trading: An understated elegance waiting to be appreciated

Chew Gek Khim, executive chairman of the Straits Trading Company. PHOTO: STRAITS TRADING
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SINGAPORE - If Straits Trading Company (STC) were a woman, she'd be a mature, elegant and sophisticated lady.

Born over a century ago during the colonial days of Malaya, it has survived wars, insurgency and civil strife, witnessed the birth of a new nation, then grew with that nation as it transformed from Third World to First.

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