The Straits Wine Company
Press Conference 23, 2015
UE Square, Singapore
Intro Speech by:
Ms. Kathy Lim-Sheehy
The StraitsWine Company
Standard Chartered Bank
Standard Chartered in Singapore is part of an international banking group with an extensive network of over 1,200 branches and outlets in more than 70 countries in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
We have a history of 156 years in Singapore, opening our first branch here in 1859 and in 1999 was among the first international banks to receive a Qualifying Full Bank (QFB) license, an endorsement of the Bank’s long-standing commitment to Singapore. In 2013, we also locally incorporated our Retail and SME business in Singapore.
We serve both retail and corporate clients, and provide banking services ranging from credit cards, personal loans, auto loans, mortgages, deposit taking and wealth management services to trade finance, cash management, lending, securities services, foreign exchange, debt capital markets and corporate finance.
In Singapore, we employ around 7,000 people and have a network of 18 branches, 7 Priority Banking centres and 31 ATMs.
The Fullerton Heritage
Located where the dynamic developments of Marina Bay intersect with the famous Singapore skyline, The Fullerton Heritage precinct is a world class destination offering luxury hotel accommodations, multiple waterfront dining choices and elegant lifestyle entertainment right in the heart of the central business district.
The development is an exquisite dining and hospitality complex that combines historical and contemporary architecture. It comprises The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Pavilion, The Fullerton Waterboat House, Clifford Pier, Customs House, One Fullerton and the iconic Merlion Park. At 1.4 million square feet, the precinct stretches along Singapore’s signature waterfront with stunning views of the bay.
Getai Group (GG) is a creative arts curator and platform that consults, creates, collaborates and successfully implements events to bring different communities together. The group has organized and curated a series of alternative events at different locations such as People’s Park Complex over the past year. GG has been known for the local original content that has been showcased at all our Getai events; Getai Electronica, Getai Ethnica, Getai Holidays, Getai Mash+Ups and many others. With our curation, communications & marketing strategy and events, we have successfully attracted more than 10,000 people to our events within a month. The group works together closely with public and private sectors such as the launch of a series of short documentary films called Singapore Stories by Discovery Channel, injecting local arts content to Urbanscape, the largest roof top yoga session in Singapore and partnering with private corporations such as Mercedes Benz to launch the CLA Shooting Brake over the last year, amongst others. Getai Group is co-founded by Timothy De Cotta, Lionel Ang and Carmen Low in 2015 with the sole vision of pushing the local arts scene in Singapore to greater heights.
The leading all-natural, anti-hangover drink from Korea has reached Singapore at last! Distributed by Gain Brands in Singapore, HxO – which has been available in Korea as Morning Power since 2008 – is the first drink of its kind to be available in the country after making its debut on 21 August 2015 in true high-flying style at the highest rooftop bar in the world, 1-Altitude. The availability of HxO in Singapore spells good news for those who regularly wine and dine their clients or catch up over after-work drinks and still have to perform at their best the next day at work. HxO’s unique formula centres on Globefish extract (rich in sulfur amino acid, methionine and taurine), which is medically proven to reduce the concentration of and dissolving alcohol in the blood. This ultimately enhances liver function and aids in the recovery of the after-effects of alcohol consumption, making the next day that much easier to face. HxO’s pleasant, fruity flavour makes it a versatile drink that can easily be complemented with other beverages, including spirits. For the best effect, it is recommended that HxO is taken at least 30 minutes before consuming any alcoholic beverage – for example, before a dinner party, night-out on the town or a bar-hop with colleagues and friends – and at the end of the night.
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