Managing COVID-19 Stress

COVID-19 has taken over the world in the most unexpected ways. Everyone all around the world is battling with this invisible enemy in their own ways. However, some proven steps that we may follow include staying at home, keep your distances and maintain your hygiene. Here are some examples of how you can maintain positive in order to make this challenging period a little lighter physically and emotionally.

1. Balance Social Media Consumption

Social media is the place to be among others. You are bound to receive updates on the pandemic locally or globally – but there is too much negativity surrounding it too. Try to balance out your social media intake by not taking your phone to bed or limit screen time – there’s an app for this too. 😉

2. Take Care Of Your Body

This is the biggest silver lining in this whole situation. We often neglect our self-care on a day-to-day basis due to our busy schedule. In this situation, we are free to redefine our work-life balance and reorganize all our pending workout routines restricted by traveling to and from office.

3. Connect With Others

We are all in this together believe it or not. Some of us are blessed to be stuck at home with friends and/or family but some are not. Check with your friends/family who is living alone. Initiate conversation or call in once in a while. It’s best to get and offer help where necessary.

4. Focus On Small Things

You might not realize this before, now you know small things can bring you happiness too. Don’t know where to start? You can start by asking yourself these few questions:

  • What made you feel grateful?
  • What praise and/or feedback did you receive?
  • What experience gives you pleasure?

5. Build Resilience. Hard Times = Growth

This is the most common success factor every successful people will tell you – hard times will help you grow. This confusing time is difficult for everyone but almost always there’s a result in growth that shapes you to become a better colleague, friend, family or human being per se. You will always grow and this time it might be in an unexpected way.

6. Get Dreaming. Plan Your Next Adventure

Just because the world is on halt, does not mean your imagination and plans should have too. This is the time to plan your next big adventure – domestically or internationally. If you can dream it, you can do it!

So, have you done any of these in the last few months? Would you like to explore this on top of your routine? Let us stay positive and stay safe, together!

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Our Measures in Response to the Movement Control Order

Dear Client and Business Partners,

In recent days, COVID-19 has dominated our thoughts and conversations. We at Halfen Moment will do our part to prevent the spread of transmission and take care of our customers, co-workers and communities. Following the recently declared Movement Control Order to be imposed in Malaysia, India and Philippines, the management of Halfen Moment has implemented work from home arrangements for our colleagues from these entities during this period.

The arrangement is aimed at ensuring colleague safety while also retaining adequate capability to continue servicing client needs. Our colleagues working from home remain contactable via both email and mobile, and can also conduct meetings via video and teleconferencing facilities. This enables us to maintain the high level of quality and consistency that you have come to expect from Halfen Moment. While all efforts are focused on maintaining business as usual, we seek your understanding and patience should there be unexpected delays arising from disruptions in the supply and service chain.

Halfen Moment Team has always been guided by our core values of:
Make It Happen
Maintain A Smile
Embrace Change
Never Compromise

Hence, we will continue to pursue these values as we continue to single mindedly focus on serving you to the very best of our abilities, despite the challenging weeks and months ahead. 

Please reach out to our Halfen Moment representatives if you have any questions or concerns, or call/whatsapp our Hotlines at +6012-5249956 or +6012-5539956, or email us at, or even live chat with us on our website from 9am-6pm MYT.

Lastly, on behalf of Halfen Moment Group, please stay safe and stay healthy.

Rob Van Haaren
Managing Director
Halfen Moment Group

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Global Partnership Renewal With Samsung C&T

Upon our recent Global Partnership Renewal with Samsung C&T Corporation on September 2019, Halfen Moment has been invited to visit Samsung’s office in Seoul, South Korea.

Led by Halfen Moment Singapore Managing Director, Gary Connah, the visit further promotes our new innovative building products for future collaboration in 2020. 

Halfen Moment x Samsung C&T

Halfen Moment x Samsung C&T

Over the years, Samsung C&T has successfully clinched many iconic projects; Biopolis Science Hub Phase 1, One Marina Boulevard, Harbourfront Twin Towers, Deep Tunnel Sewage System T-04, Changi East Reclamation, and Power Seraya Combined Cycled Power Plants.

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The representative from Samsung C&T visited Halfen Moment office in Singapore last year to officially signed the Global Partnership Agreement. By collaborating with one of the biggest players in Asia, we can build a brighter and promising future in the construction industry.

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Proud Titanium Sponsor for SCI 2019

Halfen Moment is a proud titanium sponsor for Singapore Concrete Institute (SCI) 2019 held at Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore. The annual event gathers multiple companies for a fun and enjoyable evening between Halfen Moment and all the affiliated guests.

Pre-dinner networking and product introduction session by Technical Manager, Mr KC Loh (left) and Halfen Moment Group Managing Director, Mr Rob Van Haaren (middle) with a guest.

SCI 2019 was officiated by the Director of HDB’s Centre of Excellence for Environmental Sustainability Research, Mr Tan Sze Tiong and welcoming speech by Halfen Moment Sales & Marketing Director, Ms June Ng.

The event was initiated with a speeches followed by a mini game, award presentation, stage games and magic show with aims to further connect representatives from all the companies present.


At Halfen Moment, we focus on building relationships, business, and community in the construction industry, upholding standards of excellence in the use of concrete and precast technology. To all the other entities, hope we can see each other in the next events and projects in 2020 and congratulation to all the committees for making the event a success.

Follow our social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram) and stay tuned for more events and happenings from Halfen Moment.

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Enhancing Construction Accessories Research With University Malaya

Amazing time at University of Malaya, where Halfen Moment signed a MoA with the World’s 15th Best Engineering Faculty of UM. The cooperation will focus on R&D of new building technologies and building talent capacity in the civil engineering area.

MoA Halfen Moment x UM

MoA Halfen Moment x UM

A big industrial player like Halfen Moment working closely together with the University fits exactly in one of the core values – Teamwork – of our company which was expressed in the speech of Rob van Haaren – Managing Director of Halfen Moment Group as well during the ceremony. This cooperation is a long term journey and will raise the bar, not only for students but as well as the building community.

MoA Halfen Moment x UM

The MOU was signed by Rob Van Haaren and Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hashim – Vice Chancellor, University of Malaya signed on behalf of University Malaya. With this MoA, we look forward for more important engineering discoveries and technological breakthroughs.

MoA Halfen Moment x UM

Before the ceremony ended, KC Loh – Technical Manager of Halfen Moment took advantage of this opportunity to introduce our products and services to Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hashim in accordance to Moment values of Ownership.

Construction is becoming more and more a dynamic and challenging industry, this collaboration provides us with unlimited opportunities and driving force behind our strategy for innovation. Building on the knowledge and research from University Malaya’s graduates and postgraduates, we hope to provide the building industry with new and better solutions in order to speed up efficiency in construction.

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Welcome Hume Concrete!

Hume Concrete is one of the largest manufacturer of precast concrete products in Malaysia. We at Halfen Moment welcomed 20 Hume Concrete’s employees for a half day visit at our factory, which gave them the opportunity to have a detailed tour around the state-of-the-art headquarters of the Halfen Moment Group. 

Hume Concrete
With our professional engineers, the sessions started with product briefing led by Gary Connah – Halfen Moment Singapore’s Managing Director and a factory visit led by KC Loh – Technical Manager.

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The factory visit included an exclusive guided tour around our office and factory, the group has the opportunity to observed the process of rebar threading, duct manufacturing and understanding the wide range of our innovative construction accessories portfolio.

Hume x HM
Among our representatives include, Rob Van Haaren – Halfen Moment Group’s Managing Director, June Ng – Sales & Marketing Director and Hafiz Othman – Design Engineer.

This factory visit is yet another opportunity for Hume Concrete to become first hand witnesses of the cutting-edge manufacturing process and stringent quality controls practiced, which will give them the confidence to build their future success with Halfen Moment. It was an enriching and knowledgeable experience where we discussed how our new products provides the endless possibilities for the precast concrete structure.

One of the core values of the Halfen Moment group is Teamwork. Not only internally but especially with stakeholders, government bodies and clients. Many thanks to our Engineering team for leading this motivating experience and welcome to the future of construction accessories!

Interested to learn more about our products, services or visit to our company? Contact our representatives for a personalized agenda!

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Proud Gold Sponsor Of IESN 2019

Halfen Moment is the Gold Sponsor of International Engineering Students’ Night (IESN) 2019, an annual event initiated by the Engineering Faculty of University Malaya to develop bonding between international students and also aims to introduce the multinational engineering companies to the students.

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Our Technical Manager, KC Loh, delivering his speech, connecting young engineers on behalf of Halfen Moment.

IESN 2019

The event was kicked off by performances from the international students, continued with speeches from esteemed guests and country ambassadors. Interactive sessions were held during the evening to exchange ideas between local and international students.

IESN 2019

On behalf of Halfen Moment, we wish all the best to the engineering students of University Malaya. We hope to see more innovative engineers in the near future that will provide the building and construction industry with new and better solution. 

Feel free to contact us if you would like to explore any possible collaboration! We look forward to meet you in our next event! Stay tune!

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14BC- New Address, Same Passion

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Halfen Moment Singapore official launching by Halfen Moment Group, Managing Director, Rob Van Hareen (middle).

Halfen Moment Singapore has now expanded its footprint in Singapore with the official opening of our brand new office at 14 Benoi Crescent, Singapore 629977.

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Office opening speech by the Directors to all staff of Halfen Moment Singapore and business partners.
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Certificate of appreciation to dedicated employees who have contributed to the new office opening

We hope this expansion will makes us work harder, smarter and serve our customers better. This expansion is the testimony to the fact that there is an immense potential in the talent here and we will continue to strengthening operations in Singapore.

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IC Nominated For Productivity & Innovation Awards (PIA) 2019

Halfen Moment is proud to have Invisible Connections to be nominated as Top 10 entries to the Productivity & Innovation Awards (PIA) during the International Built Environment Week (IBEW) from 4 – 6 September 2019 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore.

Organized by Singapore Contractors Association Ltd, nominees of PIA 2019 were chosen based on the key points below:

    1. “Thinking out of the box” construction methods, processes and products
    2. Involvement by workers and staff in the construction sector to create innovative projects/products that will result in significant enhancements at their workplaces

All in all, productivity and innovation are the keys to improving competitiveness of the construction sector and to reduce reliance on manpower.

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Halfen Moment team explaining the application and benefits of Invisible Connections Products at PIA awards 2019 in Singapore

What Is Invisible Connection?

TSS Telescopic Stair Connectors – Precast Landing to core wall connection

Invisible Connection is developed to solve unsightly support systems for precast connections. Methodology primarily for precast staircases and landings, they can also be used as support systems for precast beams and slabs. This is to remove the unpleasant looking support systems, traditional bracketry or corbel supports.
Invisible Connections TSS & Recess
 Corbel free construction using Invisible Connections

Benefits of Invisible Connection

Use of Invisible Connection at precast staircases helps to speed up construction. The methodology involves procurement of precast staircase flights (inclusive of landing) at controlled environment, followed by site installation.

Invisible connection method achieves higher productivity up to 55%. With the reduction of work processes, there are improvements in terms of manpower and materials. It also minimizes temporary propping and scaffolding. With minimum temporary propping and scaffolding, there is saving in materials, resulting in cleaner and safer construction site. As safety hazard related to working at height can also be reduced.
Invisible Connections TSS41
By using our systems you avoid welding and bolting on site. Only filling up the recesses with mortar is needed. Uniform performance.

For further details, please contact our or visit our office where we can showcase you the actual Invisible Connections products!

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Eurocode 2 – Design of Fastenings For Use In Concrete With IES & IEM

Institute of Engineering Singapore (IES) and Institute of Engineering Malaysia (IEM) had a collaboration with Halfen Moment on a full-day seminar this September 2019 at Furama Riverfront, Singapore and Armada Hotel, Malaysia respectively.

The seminar was lead by speaker from Halfen Moment Singapore, Gary Connah and Stefan Lammert from Halfen International GmbH.

HM Speakers
(Left) Gary Connah,  Stefan Lammert

The title of the seminar is EN1992-4:2018 Eurocode 2 – Design of Fastenings For Use In Concrete, which covers the following topic:
• Common design principles and development of EN1992-4
• Detailed anchoring principles of cast in channel
• Health issues relating to anchoring in concrete
• Case studies and innovative installation methods for cast in channel

The full-day course was packed with information and activities knowledge which can be applied by:
• The structural design community, particularly those with a focus on concrete;
• Relevant trade bodies and member associations;
• Structural/civil engineering consultancy services, to understand the most rounded view on the impact of the EN1992-4:2018 Eurocode 2 standard.

Participant Activity
One of the participants answering open-book quiz during the seminar

Certificate of Appreciation
Certificates of Appreciation was presented to representatives from (left) Halfen Gmbh, Halfen Moment Malaysia & Halfen Moment Singapore.

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Representative from Halfen Moment during IEM Seminar 2019

Interested to a similar talk session with us? Feel free to reach out to us and discuss your project needs with a Halfen Moment Representative. In the mean time, please visit our Anchoring In Concrete product page for further info.

Stay tune for more IES & IEM collaboration events in 2020 and we look forward to meet you in our next event!

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