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Headquartered in Singapore, Wing Tai weaved its way gradually into the economic fabric of Singapore from a jeans and garment manufacturer to a forerunner in real estate development, lifestyle retail and hospitality management.
It Started with a Stitch
Wing Tai started as a garment manufacturer in 1955 in Hong Kong. As the business grew, we took flight and expanded our operations into Singapore in 1963 and Malaysia in 1966.
From a modest rented factory in Little Road, we expanded the business to include six factories at Tampines Road in Hougang. Wing Tai was known as the “King of Jeans” then, as we were producing denimware for renowned brands such as Levis Strauss, Banana Republic, GAP and Polo Ralph Lauren.
Spreading our wings
In 1978, we diversified into the property development market in Singapore, spreading our wings to Malaysia, China, Japan, and Australia. We added a feather in our cap with our listing on the Singapore Stock Exchange in 1989.
Laying down roots in Singapore, we have grown exponentially with a key focus on Asian growth markets, and with assets exceeding S$4.5 billion.
Since our first joint venture with G2000 in 1989, Wing Tai has evolved to be a prominent player in the fashion retailing industry and introduced many international brands to Asia.
In 1998, we expanded into the hospitality sector with the launch of Lanson Place in Singapore, Malaysia, China and Hong Kong.
Did you know?
The marble facades of the Bugis and Lavender MRT stations in Singapore were designed and built by Wing Tai in 1989.
As a proponent for local arts talent, Wing Tai embarked on a three-year partnership with LASALLE College of the Arts to create, curate and integrate art into The M, the Group’s residential development along Middle Road in Singapore.
“LOVE”, a prominent public art sculpture by American pop artist Robert Indiana, was acquired by Wing Tai in 1993. Formerly at Park Mall, this sculpture remains a popular photo spot for newlyweds. You can find it at Winsland House II today.
Wing Tai built the first dormitory for its workers and ran the first in-house children centre for its employees.