PEOPLE OF THE MOMENT
PEOPLE OF THE MOMENT
My Selection: Could you briefly introduce yourself to our readers?
David Low: My name is David Low. I am a businessman and I have been running this store fixture business for the last ten years. We have facilities in Malaysia, China, an associate in Toronto and a warehouse in Ohio.
MS: What does your job entail exactly?
DL: I’m the Chairman and CEO of Futuristic Store Fixtures, running its operations through the facilities in China, Malaysia, HQ in Singapore and associate in Canada. Total workforce is over 600 people. My job is to oversee the operations, grow the company, try to find new solutions for the new challenges that we are facing. Meeting important customer and meeting my Senior staffs across the regions are also key parts of my job. Futuristic Store Fixtures is a store fixture specialist. We focus on the customers that have big expansion plan around the world. Most of the brand we are dealing with are the leaders of their own segment. We engage the customer and help them to roll out the fixture globally.
MS: How long have you been living in Singapore and what brought you there?
DL: I was born in Singapore.
MS: With work done, how do you like spending your free time in the Lion City?
DL: I’m a foodie: I love nice food. I like Japanese, Italian and Spanish food a lot. I was actually born in China town. During the last 40 years, almost every Sunday, together with my wife we went to hawker center to eat the famous porridge. During my free time, I also read a lot despite I wish I could have more time to do that.
MS: Singapore is famously a melting pot of cultures and, as a result, also of multiple cuisines. What are your favorites?
DL: Japanese, Italian and Spanish.
MS: Where do you like to have dinner in Singapore? Could you name your Top 3 picks among restaurants, bars & cafes in Singapore?
DL: For Japanese restaurant, I love Shinji at St. Regis, Garibaldi for the Italian Restaurants and BAM! For the tapas.
MS: Selecting wine depends very much on the occasion. When do you like to drink wine? On its own / with a meal / alone / with company?
DL: I’m a red wine lover. I love to have a glass with my wife or with my friends.
MS: Are there any wines that you particularly like and would recommend to our readers? Or maybe you have your favorite pairings with the food you mentioned before?
DL: My taste changed a bit. I started with Australian reds couple years ago and then shift to California reds where Zinfandel is my favorite. But now, I’m quite into Italian wines. I like medium range which is why I find French wines a bit too light for me.
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