Friday, 7 March 2014

Site 12: Lam Yeo Coffee Powder, 328 Balestier Road

Question(s): Visit this landmark and try and find out more about the shop and business.

Lam Yeo
An old-time coffee powder producer with a very auspicious unit number ("328" translates into "prosperous business" in the Cantonese dialect), Lam Yeo Coffee Powder was started in 1959 by Mr Tan Boon Heong's father after losing his job as an assisstant editor in the similarly-named Nanyang Siang Pau.


This is perhaps the easiest site to locate amongst the list as we were led by our noses to the fragrance of Lam Yeo.


We found that the interior of Lam Yeo has not changed since the elder Mr Tan's times.

Today, the junior Mr Tan runs the operations of Lam Yeo as the second generation successor.

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