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The history of Tangs department store


We take a look at the story of department store Tangs, one of Singapore’s best-loved shopping destinations

Dorothy Tan ,

Tangs is a much-loved landmark on Orchard Road, Singapore’s main shopping street. The sleek department store offers an array of both local and international fashion, beauty and homeware brands designed to appeal to its cosmopolitan clientele. Renowned for its high standard of service, Tangs has also been recognised for its active support of the arts and the environmental movement. Its history dates back to 1932, nine years after founder Tang Choon Keng first arrived in Singapore from China at the age of 21, and it has gone on to be one of the most prominent names in Singapore’s shopping landscape. Celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2012, this exceptional department store seems poised to provide many more years of retail excellence.

Tangs, 310 Orchard Road, Singapore, + 65 6737 5500

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