1. PEK SIN CHOON
Traditional tea merchant Kenry Peh is the fourth-generation owner of Pek Sin Choon. This tea company began with Kenry’s grandfather in the early 1900s, when he decided to test his own abundance of tea flavours over a charcoal fire until proven successful. Nowadays, Kenry Peh keeps tradition an essential aspect, selling the different brands and respectfully packaging the high-quality grade tea in the same way since the 1950s, alongside encouraging the several relaxation benefits.
36 Mosque St, Tel 6323 3005
2. BEE CHENG HIANG
Now a long way from its humble beginnings, the award-winning Bee Cheng Hiang chain started out as a small stall on the side of the road back in 1933. The biggest talk of town was the signature dish, bakkwa (BBQ Meat). Bee Cheng Hiang to this day still sells the 80-year unchanged and mouth-watering bakkwa recipe to the devoted masses.
Various locations, Tel 6500 0888
3. THYE SHAN MEDICAL HALL
Established in 1955, Thye Shan has had no shortage of quality, quantity and range in Chinese medicines. As 60 years have passed, another outlet has opened up and the company has grown. Furthermore, even though traditional Chinese medicine has become a rarity, Thye Shan continues to successfully cater for its loyal customer base.
Various locations, Tel 6223 0701
4. JOHN LITTLE
A go-to department store in Singapore, John Little dates all the way back to 1845. Originally called ‘Little, Cursetjee & Co’ in Raffles Place, the company created the brand with commission agents, auctioneers and retail services. Eventually obtained by Robinsons in 1955, John Little now provides customers with a range of different goods.
5. MOI LUM
This restaurant has been selling its classic Golden Coin Beancurd and Crispy Fried Chicken ever since it opened way back in the 1920s. After several relocations, Moi Lum still endures and has a dedicated following. The family restaurant also continues to effectively blend tradition with current tastes, to attract any customers after a superb meal.
38 Maxwell Road, #01-01/02