Primary Business Units
Principle Functions of the Office
Singapore is the primary location for the firm’s Strategy department. Along with the greater part of Halberd Bastion’s governance initiatives, Singapore is also host to the meetings of company members. The decision to operate from Singapore grants senior management executives an exceptional level of objectivity when critiquing proposals and developing strategies to enhance the firm’s performance.
Singapore is a city that always has a finger on the pulse of global commerce, which inspires and nurtures the passion of those in pursuit of commercial success. Personnel capitalise on this atmosphere when performing their duties resulting in the introduction of effective policies that can be successfully executed throughout the organisation.
Information about Singapore
The city-state of Singapore has a long history as a trading post and the region came to the attention of the British East India Company which founded colonial Singapore in 1819. Once a key entrepôt for European trade with Asia the ‘Lion City’, as it is nicknamed, is now an important hub for global commerce, finance, and transport.
Being located off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and 1 degree north of the equator, Singapore’s 63 islands have a tropical rainforest climate with characteristic high rainfall and humidity. Average temperatures range from 22°C to 35°C. From the 1960’s onwards extensive reclamation has increased the territory’s landmass making it approximately a quarter larger with the current reclamation projects projected to achieve a similar increase by 2030.
Although having a small population of circa 5.6 million the relatively limited land means the country has the 3rd highest population density in the world, over 40% of this total population is foreign born with most residents being of Chinese decent. Almost all Singaporeans are bilingual and while the English language is used for all business, government and education, officially Singapore has four languages; English, Mandarin, Malay, and Tamil.
Singapore’s highly developed market economy has earned it a place among the ‘Four Asian Tigers’ and it now leads Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan in terms of GDP per capita. Singapore is consistently ranked by various prominent index’s as being one of the best places in the world to conduct business which is backed up by the vast number of multinational corporations that operate from the city.
Government Information: http://www.singstat.gov.sg/