he past year has been a difficult year for many with the onset of COVID-19.
With the ongoing global pandemic, international travel has come to a near halt and 'business as usual' takes on a different meaning.
While challenges still exist, there are also opportunities to leverage digitalisation to transform and/or pivot business models.
For our industry, we are blessed with a resilient spirit and many players had quickly sprung into action to cater to the new normal of working from home. The domestic demand for furniture and furnishing products have seen a surge and we were in a good position to serve that need.
Overall, there is great potential in our eco-system where new flat owners are minted monthly and lifestyle products will always be required.
My heartiest congratulations on your latest edition of the Singapore Source Book for Architects, Designers & Building Contractors.
We look forward to build a more robust eco-system with our partners, going forward.
Phua Boon Huat
President, Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC)