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Government aware of cost pressures from changes to retirement, re-employment age and CPF contribution rate hike: Chan Chun Sing, Channel NewsAsia, 21 August 2019
“Using Hai Sia Seafood’s implementation of automation as an example, Mr Chan said that new machinery has helped to ease the process of scaling, filleting and packaging fish for distribution, which traditionally takes place at night for the company.
More fish can be processed in a shorter time, giving workers in the company the option to switch from the overnight shift to the day shift.”
From driver to quality assessor in plant, The Straits Times, 21 August 2019
“Plant work previously involved sharpening knives, manually slicing fish and standing for eight to 10 hours a day, said Mr Ang. Now, new machinery does most of the physical work while staff like Mr Tan handle tasks such as quality assessment. The automation, which started in 2016, has boosted productivity while helping Hai Sia redesign jobs for its ageing workforce.”
«王瑞杰：助企业适应新措施 正了解劳资诉求以制定援助配套», 联合早报, 21 August 2019
«陈振声：重新设计工作助年长员工继续为企业贡献», 联合早报, 21 August 2019
“Singapore has to renew economy, train people to stay ahead” – Chan Chun Sing, The Straits Times, 5 August 2019
Hai Sia Seafood was cited as an example by Minister Chan Chun Sing on how firms can grow and become more competitive as Singapore rides out the economic downturn.
«渔业数码化游向蓝海», 联合早报, 11 April 2019
Hai Sia has been on a change management journey for about four years now, and in this span of time, we have witnessed how digitalisation and technological advancements have permeated the different layers of this humble SME.
Reeling in fresh ideas from a family tradition, The Business Times, 5 February 2019
From Jurong Fishery Port to selling seafood online – read about how Hai Sia is continuing to modernise and professionalise our business.
Save More, Huat More – 10 Wholesale Stores In Singapore To Stock Up On CNY Goodies and Groceries, Discover SG, 21 January 2019
We are #1 to buy seafood from, for CNY!
Hooked on freshness by Cold Storage’s Savour Magazine, January / February 2019
Did you know we sell Serve by Hai Sia Seafood at Cold Storage too? Read our feature story on Serve, as we share how each pack of seafood is purchased, processed and packed. We hope you will be hooked on freshness soon!
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From working at a law firm to a fishery, 6 S’pore undergrads share what they learnt from their internships
Interested to know more about the lives of our interns at Hai Sia? Read more about Hai Sia’s internships based on candid perspectives of previous Business Operations interns, Charis Low and Loy Sing Shun.
Feature story by Mosca Strapping Machines & Strapping Materials
It is incredible that a renowned German strapping machine company, Mosca, did a detailed write-up of their strapping machine in action right inside Hai Sia’s new processing plant. This is also a testament of Hai Sia pursuing modernisation and professionalisation through innovation and technology.
No firm is too small or too old to leverage technology by The Straits Times, 25 June 2018
Hai Sia Seafood was cited as an example by Google for a local company that has embraced digital transformation:
There are some companies that could have the perspective that because they’ve been around for a long time, or that they’re too small, or that they’ve been successful for years, that there’s no need for them to transform digitally or technologically. I would argue that’s not the case. There’s living proof right here in Singapore. Take Hai Sia Seafood, a Singapore fishmonger and family-run seafood supplier, which started in 1976 as a hawker stall and has been at Jurong Fishery Port the last few years.
This is a company where someone can understandably ask the question – how is tech going to make a difference? But it was able to triple its sales by applying digital marketing, whether it was through connecting with customers, advertising or providing digital interactions. They have a beautiful website now, and now you have to wait six months if you want to do a fish market tour. So I would argue for companies not to think that they are excluded from this ability to digitally transform. There isn’t a company that’s too small or too old.
«弱光摄影系列五之三, 鱼市夜曲», 29 April 2018
A photojournal collaboration between 联合早报 and Samsung to showcase the lights and sights of Jurong Fishery Port, captured using the new Samsung S9, and led by Hai Sia Seafood.
16 Singapore Companies That Are Looking For Interns, And Where to Apply by Vulcan Post, 27 March 2018
Looking for the next port of call for your internship? Hai Sia might just be your answer!
A fish out of water by The Nanyang Chronicle Volume 24 Issue 4, 6 November 2017
The Nanyang Chronicle, a publication by Nanyang Technological University (NTU), featured Melvin Sim, an alumnus of NTU, on his story for joining Hai Sia Seafood.
Dying trades no more? Interns find potential in unlikely places, Channel NewsAsia, 17 September 2017
Hai Sia Seafood was featured as a company that offers niche internships, and in this article, our QA intern from NUS Food Science took centre stage.
Feature article by Vulcan Post, 4 September 2017
This article by Vulcan Post captures the hopes and dreams of Junting, the second generation owner of Hai Sia Seafood.
Feature story by Rice Media, 9 July 2017
This feature story by Rice Media uncovered the hidden community of fishmongers who work odd hours at Jurong Fishery Port. Through the perspective of Hai Sia, Rich Media weaved the many different stories and characters of the Central Fish Market.
«走入鱼贩的夜市人生» , 联合早报, 28 May 2017
A special coverage by 联合早报 to document the bustling scene and special characters of the seafood trade at Jurong Fishery Port. Hai Sia was interviewed for this feature story, with the spotlight cast on the free walking tour of the Central Fish Market conducted by the company.
Dr Leslie Tay from ieatishootipost and his food kakis joined Hai Sia for our free walking tour on 23 April 2017
Written by Dr Leslie: Did an interesting tour of Jurong Fishery Port early this morning. I have been there several times before but this is the first time we had a guide who brought us through the whole process. We also managed to take a peek at Hai Sia’s new processing facility where fish are scaled, sliced and filleted for the hawkers and restaurants. The tour is free and they conduct it once a month for the general public. I think it’s important to educate the younger generation of Singaporeans on our seafood industry. This will create an appreciation of different seafood available and get more people to visit the wet markets. The tour is conducted by https://haisia.com.sg. For more info about our local seafood, please see my fish files: http://bit.ly/ieatfishfiles
Feature story by BiTES Magazine, April 2017
1) Boss Hot Seat, featuring how a second generation is taking over Hai Sia.
2) The Ultimate Seafood Guide, recommending Hai Sia as one of the options to buy seafood in Singapore.
3) Sights and sounds of Jurong Fishery Port, detailing the free walking tours conducted by Hai Sia.
Google S’pore expands as it aims for next billion users
As part of Google Go Global Program, Hai Sia was invited as a panellist speaker to share our Digital Marketing journey during Google Singapore’s new office opening. Please read the article from TODAY.
Insights by Singtel myBusiness
Case Study: How 40-year-old Hai Sia Seafood found success in the transition to digital.
Tiger Tales (July – August 2016) by Tiger Airways
What’s the catch?
As the young boss of a seafood company, Ang Junting works antisocial hours in a demanding – and sometimes malodorous – role. But his rapport with his staff and professional passion make his job is its own reward…