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Building the Singapore brand overseas - the Swan & Maclaren way

Historic firm banks its future on overseas projects.

Group director Lim Chai Boon rebuilt the the firm from sole proprietor to having about 110 employees, with seven overseas offices, in just over six years.

SWAN & Maclaren, Singapore's oldest architectural firm, is nowadays getting most of its work from overseas, much in the same way as the original founders, who were Scottish engineers and came to this part of the world to build the Malayan Railway in the last decade of the 19th century....

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