Simon Yap is in the web design business. His company Oasis Web Asia provides web and app development for clients across the globe.

What’s your story?
Wanting to break out of my limited paying day job in order to feed my family, I was brought into the world of entrepreneurship in the web design business. I learned that it is very stressful but fulfilling running your own business.

What excites you most about your industry?
To be able to provide recommendations to my customers to adopt new innovative technology such as iBeacon and IOT that help them to reach their ROI targets. We are excited to work with companies like CASIO, Daikin, Ritz Carlton Singapore and winning awards alongside ION Orchard.

What’s your connection to Asia?
I have worked with clients from all over Asia such as Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei. There are many opportunities as I try to bring proven strategies from Singapore to Asia. The ability to penetrate the market increases the channel of income for my businesses.

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Favourite city in Asia for business and why?
Singapore. Fast growing and a supportive ecosystem.

What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
Keep innovating and keep moving forward to challenge yourself.

Who inspires you?
Jack Ma, Steve Job & Eric Thomas

What have you just learnt recently that blew you away?
Working hard is never enough. Planning well and hard work is the only way of doing things.

If you had your time again, what would you do differently?
I would have taken more risks during my 20s and focussed more on product development and marketing.

How do you unwind?
I enjoy playing poker with close friends and watching movies.

Favourite Asian destination for relaxation? Why?
Boracay, Philippines. It is the perfect place to relax with a glass of icy pineapple juice in your hand while looking at the amazing view.

Everyone in business should read this book:
4 hour work week by Tim Ferriss. It aims to redesign the kind of life that you want.

Shameless plug for your business:
Oasis Web Asia focuses on enterprise web and app development. We create value by providing good ROI to companies like Casio, Daikin, Ritz Carlton and ION Orchard.

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How can people connect with you?
I can be reached at [email protected]

This interview was part of the Callum Connect’s column found on The Asian Entrepreneur:

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Callum Laing has started, built, bought and sold half a dozen businesses in a range of industries across two continents. He is a partner in the Private Equity firm Unity-Group. Co-founder and non-exec director of The Marketing Group PLC and is CEO of Key Person of Influence (Asia). He is author of 'Progressive Partnerships'.

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