Tong Heng is one of Singapore’s oldest confectioneries. The founder’s success is a story of resilience, determination and resourcefulness – the quintessential spirit of early Singapore.
Though Fong Chee Heng arrived in 1901 as a coolie (unskilled labourer) from China, he managed to save enough funds for a pushcart to peddle coffee around Chinatown during the 1920s. By the 1930s, he had his own coffee shop at 33 Smith Street.
Today, it’s in a bigger, revamped shop just across the road. Have a bite of the legendary egg tart, and you’ll see why the business is still going strong after more than 100 years.
Recommended duration: 25 mins
285 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058833 | Daily 9am–9pm |
(This material is provided by VisitSingapore.com)