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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:45 pm

#3: Oldest mall
Founded in 1932, C.K. Tang is the oldest surviving retail business and development in Singapore, although the original establishment was demolished in 1975 to construct the Dynasty Hotel (now the Singapore Marriott Hotel) and shopping complex in its place. It’s hard to imagine this household name began with enterprising hawker Tang Choon Kheng from Swatow, China – popularly known as ‘Curio King’ – peddling his embroidered linen wares all over Singapore. Tang built his business on the humble principles of honesty and integrity.

Where: Tangs (310 & 320 Orchard Road)


This is incorrect. The original building was still open for business in 1982 when I got here. It was demolished shortly after my arrival in '82, but my initial purchases were made in the old store.

Quick search turned up this.....

http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_534_2005-01-09.html

The green-tiled roof and facade was modelled after the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City in Beijing. This building was demolished in 1982 to make way for the new Tang complex.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 2:18 pm

I like the old Bank of China building. It's nicer than the old one in Hong Kong IMO.


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