Johor-based company Mi Kuang furniture weekly delivery trips reduced after COVID-19 pandemic.
There would be a long list of orders from customers and furniture partner companies in Singapore, that would make around 5 trips every week recalled firm manager Philip Fong.
There would be a long list of orders from customers and furniture partner companies in Singapore, that would make around 5 trips every week, recalled firm manager Philip Fong.
“We had a stable number of requests for interior design and carpentry work, in particular for customized sofas, bed frames and wardrobes,” he said.
“But all that seems a long time ago now.”
These days, the company is able to only sustain one delivery trip per week across the Causeway, with its overall business dipping by between 60 per cent to 70 per cent.
Many retail and furniture manufacturers based in Johor, like Mi Kuang, are focused on servicing the Singapore market.
However, over the last few months, COVID-19 has disrupted their production lines, as factories were barred from operating due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) and total lockdown imposed by the federal government.
This has led to companies being unable to fulfill orders from customers and partners in Singapore.