Coping With The Hot Winds Of Change

Ku Swee Yong

KU SWEE YONG

DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY ADVISOR & AUTHOR

“THE world is undergoing significant transitions.

Western astrologers noted a shift from the Earth era to the Air era that occurred in December 2020. Feng Shui masters discuss a shift from Period 8, characterised by the Earth element, to Period 9, associated with the Fire element, set for the first day of Spring in the Chinese calendar, on February 4, 2024. 

As we depart from Earth era and the Earth influence of Period 8, the significance of the real estate and construction industries fade off. 

The new alignment of Fire and Air elements suggests a surge in heated discussions, especially in politics and corporate competition concerning climate issues, sustainability, and ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) practices.

With several general elections in major economies in 2024, we need to brace ourselves for an increase in hypocrisy, empty gestures, and unfulfilled promises.

Hunker down, protect ourselves and our neighbours.”

Renee Chua
Renee Chua, in blue, at the preview of the Rolls-Royce Spectre.

Improving The Offering

RENEE CHUA

MANAGING DIRECTOR, ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS SINGAPORE

“2023 has been an eventful year.

The substantial rise in taxes (rising Goods and Services Taxes and prices of Certificate of Entitlement) this year has definitely impacted the whole automotive industry and buyer sentiment. 

We at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore remain cautiously optimistic, moving into 2024. 

We are excited as we journey into a new era with our first all-electric Spectre, a most stylish and sophisticated two-door fastback coupé.

Rolls Royce
The new Rolls-Royce showroom in Singapore.

Add to that, we moved into our new Luxury Showcase, which is the first and largest Rolls-Royce showroom in the Asia Pacific region to represent the marque’s latest global standard. 

We are passionate and committed to continue offering our valued clients the extraordinary, personalised and immersive experience consistent with Rolls-Royce’s pinnacle levels of bespoke luxury and craftsmanship.”

WHO ELSE HAS COMMENTED?

STORM-ASIA talks with decision makers from different industries to get a sense of how they have taken the goings-on of 2023 in their stride and what will continue into 2024. What is there to look forward to?

From telcos to automotive, governance to healthcare and media and advertising, the opinions are considered while the expectations for 2024 are different.

Their opinions will be featured in this final week of 2023 and will hopefully present you with some ideas about how to plan the year ahead. Read Awaiting 2024 With Trepidation to see the list of interviews.

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