Rigel Technology’s Christopher Ng focuses on environment-friendly and IoT-equipped sanitaryware

SINGAPORE (Oct 29): A s a boy growing up in Muar, Malaysia, Christopher Ng had to wake up before dawn to tap rubber trees at his family’s estate. The daily grind kept him humble over the years and made him determined to start his own venture someday.

His chance came decades later. It was 1988. The Singapore government had launched a public campaign to promote clean toilets. Newspapers ran photos of dirty public toilets across the island. A friend approached Ng with an idea — an automatic-flush toilet bowl. Ng, who was working as an electronic engineer with an MNC, started building one in his free time. He eventually left his job to finish the product.

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