SINGAPORE (Dec 11): Daniel Tay’s office is a hotchpotch of everything he loves ­— an extensive collection of Chinese teapots, a Japanese sword he purchased from a travelling salesman, a pastry chef’s apron — but it is on the apron that Tay is building his future. “People think I am stupid [making cheesecakes in Singapore],” he says, “but manufacturing can work here. It costs a bit more, but you will have the branding [to charge a premium].”

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