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Homing in on its core business

At Centurion Corporation's worker accommodation, foreign worker residents seeking recreation and physical wellness can turn to the gym.
At Centurion Corporation's worker accommodation, foreign worker residents seeking recreation and physical wellness can turn to the gym.PHOTOS: CENTURION CORPORATION .
Westlite Woodlands is one of Centurion's four Singapore properties, with a total of 26,100 beds. The others are in Toh Guan, Mandai and Jalan Papan.
Westlite Woodlands is one of Centurion's four Singapore properties, with a total of 26,100 beds. The others are in Toh Guan, Mandai and Jalan Papan.PHOTOS: CENTURION CORPORATION .
Centurion's properties offer many facilities, including a supermarket. The goal is to meet the daily living needs of its large communities of foreign worker residents
Centurion's properties offer many facilities, including a supermarket. The goal is to meet the daily living needs of its large communities of foreign worker residentsPHOTOS: CENTURION CORPORATION .

The Sunday Times and the Singapore Exchange's research team interview company bosses in this series to help investors get a view of a firm's operations beyond the financials.

We spoke with Centurion Corporation chief executive Kong Chee Min last month about the group's growing student accommodation business.

In this second instalment, Mr Kong discusses how its largest business segment - purpose-built worker accommodation - is capitalising on Asia's rapid industrialisation and fast-growing demand for this niche type of service.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 08, 2018, with the headline 'Homing in on its core business'. Print Edition | Subscribe