Can he save the Turf Club? CEO on a mission to transform horse racing club into lifestyle destination

Singapore Turf Club CEO Chong Boo Ching, who took over the reins in March last year, said it would be a waste if the club - with its verdant grounds and space - is only about wagering on horse races.
Singapore Turf Club CEO Chong Boo Ching, who took over the reins in March last year, said it would be a waste if the club - with its verdant grounds and space - is only about wagering on horse races.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

CEO aims to breathe life into horse racing venue by turning it into lifestyle destination

A non-gambler, Singapore Turf Club (STC) chief executive Chong Boo Ching is on a mission to transform the horse racing club from a betting destination into a lifestyle destination.

No, the 57-year-old is not getting rid of the sport of kings.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 10, 2018, with the headline 'Can he save the Turf Club?'. Print Edition | Subscribe