The Straits Trading Co. Ltd. engages in property, mining, and hotel investment activities. It operates through the following business segments: Resources, Real Estate, Hospitality and Others. The Resources segment is responsible for the smelting of tin concentrates and tin bearing materials, production of various grades of refined tin metal and the sale and delivery of refined tin metal and by-products, as well as investments in other metals and mineral resources. The Real Estate segment comprises of property investment, sales and leasing, property development, and as property and real estate fund management. The Hospitality Business segment includes hotel ownership and management. The Others segment refers to group-level corporate and treasury services. The company was founded by James Sword and Herman Muhlinghaus on November 8, 1887 and is headquartered in Singapore.