Tag Archives | Singapore

MOVES: Thomas Leow joins SK Chemicals

Thomas Leow joined Singapore-based SK Chemicals, exclusive agent for trader Trammochem’s olefins business in Asia, on 1 July 2011, the company announced by email on 16 August.   Leow, formerly with Mitsui Tokyo in its olefins trading group, will work with SK Tan in the Singapore office and with Trammochem’s other Asian olefins offices in […]

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Lego gets man into Singapore university

Lego, the perfect petrochemical toy, will get you into university, it’s official. Singapore’s Straits Times has an article in its education supplement today on how a young man built a Lego 1.5m long submersible aircraft carrier, with battery-operated moving parts, and used it for his university application. His Youtube video of the process earned him a place […]

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Brave new food – durian mooncakes

It is time to give durian fruit another chance. A stall outside the Marriott Singapore on the corner of Orchard Road is selling a variety of mooncakes for the Mid Autumn Festival, and one of them is “Snowskin Mooncake Pure Mao Shan Wang Premium Grade Durian.”   I’m up for that, although not a presentation […]

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Conferences on the top of the world

What was it like? That was the first question facing reporters returning to the Singapore and London offices after the first ICIS conference at the renowned Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. More than the papers on chlor-alkali markets, everyone wanted to hear about the hotel. Was it fabulous? Did you go in the rooftop pool?   […]

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Asian Aromatics – Integra video

The Asian Aromatics conference programme has just gone up on the website, and fans of corporate videos will love sponsor Integra’s corporate video. We’ve had a bit of giggle as familiar faces (Gina, Roger, Cedric, Peter, Abdulrahman …) engage in worklike activities to a soundtrack of Dallas-like soaring violins.

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Petchem conferences flock to Singapore Skypark

When I first published this spectacular picture of the infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands Skypark in Singapore, little did I think that there would soon be two petchems conferences there.   The ICIS/Tecnon 15th World Chlor-Alkali Conference and 5th ICIS Asian Aromatics & Derivatives Conference will be there, so look out for some photos […]

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Travel to China from London by train in 2 days

Can you imagine taking a two-day train ride from Shanghai to London? Or Singapore to London? What a fantastic trip that would be, and irresistible to all those European petchem travellers to the Asian business hubs. I just can’t wait.   My eye was caught by an inspirational map of the proposed high speed rail […]

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APPEC delegates eye Skypark infinity pool

Delegates to APPEC 2010 (26th Asia-Pacific Petroleum Conference) in Singapore on 12-14 October are hoping that some top corporate entertainment will take place at the new Marina Bay Sands Hotel with its 57th floor Skypark infinity pool.   Although petchem Singaporeans are a bit sniffy about the new casino (“full of off-duty manual workers,” one […]

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ICIS starts reporting from Dubai

ICIS has its first Dubai-based reporter in Yuo Guo, who moved there from our Singapore office two weeks ago and will be taking over the PVC and Solvents Middle East pricing reports in addition to her current Asian reports such as PET and OX.   “We hope to strengthen our pricing and news coverage from […]

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To APIC Mumbai (or not) via Singapore

My pals in Singapore have been capitalising on the island’s strategic position as a staging post for chemical travellers to APIC by hosting a free Methodology Forum there on Tuesday 11 May.   So far petchem folk have been signing up from the Northeast and Southeast Asian industries, but now it seems that a sizable […]

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