SINGAPORE (July 9): Chew Gek Khim enjoys visiting factories, perhaps because holidays with her grandfather used to involve touring a factory of some sort. “My grandfather tried to take his grandchildren on holiday with him, but it was usually a working holiday. I think I’ve seen quite a few bottling factories... and bank branches,” says the executive chairman of The Straits Trading Co. Her grandfather, the late Tan Chin Tuan, was instrumental in building Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) and also served on the boards of many businesses — among them Malayan Breweries, Fraser and Neave, Robinson & Co and Straits Trading.

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