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Local players target regional construction wave

Despite the value of construction export projects constituting less than 5% of domestic contracts, a few local firms have surpassed the industry average

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Architecture design & branding firm Ong&Ong made its first foray overseas in the 1990s, and 30% of its revenue comes from abroad today. Gold Coast (above), a mixed development, is one of the architectural projects undertaken by the firm in Indonesia in 2012.
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'The only way is globalisation. We do not limit our ventures to the current markets. We are constantly prepared to provide services to all parts of the world.' - Tai Lee Siang, group managing director, Ong&Ong

Singapore

THE building and construction sector is not known for being export-oriented as it typically has its hands full with ongoing local projects. However, a handful of players are beginning to eye contributions from abroad - and some are even aiming to garner almost half their annual