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Tung Shin Hospital

Q&A: Tung Shin Hospital The quality of healthcare is high in Malaysia, no more so than in its capital Kuala Lumpur which can boast of high-end hospitals that provide excellent services. In this unique Q&A we learn more about Tung Shin Hospital, an unassuming private hospital with humble origins as a traditional medicine dispensary and hospice called Pooi Shin Thong. It is a place where East meets West. Writer Ian Armitage Project manager Eddie Clinton Give me a brief introduction to Tung Shin. Who are you? Tung Shin Hospital is a non-profit community hospital established in 1881 and we will celebrate our 132nd anniversary on December 1, 2013. The hospital is unique in the sense that this is the only hospital in Malaysia and also Southeast Asia that practices dual-treatment - modern medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. What are your key strengths and what makes you unique? It is rare any organisation can celebrate its 132 years anniversary but this hospital has been serving the people for that entire period, irrespective of race, creed or religion. Everyone is entitled to the best care and we live by that mantra. What has the hospital been doing over the last year? We have been undergoing a bit of a revamp in recent years. The Western Division, which started almost 40 years ago, has seen some refurbishment especially at the old wards and the process has seen us invest in new equipment and upgrades at the Radiology and Imaging Department. In 2011, we invested in a Philips Ingenuity 128

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Aetna International

Prevention and cure Aetna International delivers comprehensive global health insurance and health management solutions for mobile employees worldwide. Writer Chris Farnell Project manager Sheridan Halls With an ageing global population facing constantly changing circumstances, the healthcare industry is sitting on a demographic ticking time bomb, and is going to have to significantly change the way it does things if it's going to adapt to this new world. Nobody knows this better than Derek Goldberg, Managing Director: Southeast Asia, at Fortune 100 health insurance firm Aetna. "All healthcare companies are facing some daunting demographics and trends," says he. "Obesity has more than doubled between 1980 and 2013 while changes in diet and lifestyle are contributing to a rise in chronic diseases. We also have elderly populations rising around the world and one alarming statistic I've heard is that the global percentage of elderly people is expected to triple by 2050. The Southeast Asia region is no exception: Singapore, for instance, has one of the three or four most rapidly ageing populations in the world. Even more concerning is that these trends are projected to continue for the foreseeable future. This drives healthcare costs up, making it less affordable for people to obtain quality care. We aim to contain costs by better managing the health of patients who have chronic conditions while also focusing on prevention and wellness." It's a mission that that Aetna takes incredibly seriously. The company's approach to the issue is a forward-looking and multi-pronged attack. "Our mission is to make quality healthcare affordable and

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APT Showfreight

A league of their own Asia Outlook speaks to APT Showfreight about airshows and working across different time zones. It's all in a day's work for one of Asia's largest exhibitions logistics companies. Writer Hannah Eiseman-Reynard Project manager James Mitchell PT Showfreight & Logistics Group is a culmination of five different companies coming together to offer a comprehensive package of niche logistics in specialty transport and logistics to the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) industry in Asia and the world. The companies are APT Showfreight Hong Kong, APT Showfreight Shanghai (with five offices in China), APT Showfreight Singapore, APT Showfreight Vietnam and APT Showfreight Thailand. This combination has enabled the APT Showfreight Group to offer a seamless service to customers in Asia, leveraging on the regional expertise of each office to offer bespoke services to meet the demands of customers together. Managing Director Danny Khor is the man charged with charting APT Showfreight's business course. He says the business came into being in 2008 to offer specialised exhibition and events logistics service to tradeshow and event organisers and customers in Asia. Notwithstanding the global financial crisis, the company persevered and with persistency in overcoming obstacles, it hasn't looked back. One of the biggest challenges was securing show appointments and in 2008 APT Showfreight was appointed as joint official forwarder and on-site handler for the Singapore Airshow (the third largest airshow in the world) in 2010 and 2012. Since then, they have proven their capability to handle mega logistics operations of this kind and have now

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Swiber Holdings

The flow of success Asia Outlook profiles Swiber Holdings Limited, a Singapore-based integrated construction and support services provider to the off shore oil and gas industry. Writer Ian Armitage Project Manager Sheridan Halls Singapore-based Swiber Holdings enjoyed quite the start to the current fiscal year, announcing that profi ts for the period ended June 30, 2013 rose 11.8 percent to $37.4 million from $33.5 million in the same period last year. Revenue also jumped 30.1 percent to $551.8 million up from $424.0 million in HY2012. "The fi rst half of this year has seen Swiber making strides in several ways. Notably, Swiber won several quality projects," says Mr Francis Wong, Group Chief Executive Officer and President of Swiber. "Our recently issued $150 million 6.5 percent fixed rate certificates under a newly established sukuk programme was met with warm investor response; a strong endorsement of our good financial standing. This will provide us with headroom for further expansion and growth. These achievements demonstrate Swiber's strong fundamentals and innovative streak, which will continue to be Swiber's competitive edge at project tenders at regional and international arenas." Recent contract wins include $330 million won by Swiber Group, while a joint venture company bagged a $105 million. The contracts are expected to be completed by 2015. Swiber reported in February that its first off shore contract wins for 2013, which involve the transportation and installation of pipeline and off shore structures in Southeast Asia, were valued at $153 million. "The off shore segment remains exciting and this round of sizeable

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Trelleborg Group

Ahead of the field Trelleborg Group's off shore operation is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of polymer-engineered solutions for the off shore oil and gas industry. Writer Ian Armitage Project manager Ben Weaver Trelleborg holds a long and successful track record in the off shore industry and has a strong reputation for quality, making it a first choice supplier to many key industry OEM's, contractors and operators. The secret behind its success is a "commitment to service from first enquiry to final delivery," says Ben Wait, Offshore Construction Customer Group Manager, Trelleborg Offshore and Construction. "Trelleborg is a world leader in engineering polymer solutions," he says. "We develop high-performance solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. "We provide innovative engineered solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way." Companies that in the past have been acquired by Trelleborg were rebranded Trelleborg in 2006, replacing the well-known industry names of CRP, OCP, Emerson & Cuming and Viking. Wait continues: "They were strategically acquired by Trelleborg in 2006 and the businesses merged. Trelleborg saw a gap in the portfolio and an opportunity within the market, so aimed to expand. Today Trelleborg's off shore operation is recognised as the market leader for providing engineered products manufactured from polymers and composites for the most demanding of applications. We're known for our reliable supply to all the major oil and gas fields around the world." Trelleborg is committed to innovation, pushing the boundaries of material science while focusing on sound project delivery.

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