In the Traditional Confectionery Business since 1988
‘Preserving Tradition For Generations’
Mr Tan Tiek Chow (Ah Chow), the founder, discovered his love for bakes as early as 16 years old. A born Malaysian, Mr Tan made his way to Singapore and started picking up his skills in baking from his Shi Fus (masters). Through dedication & hard work, Mr Chow’s bakes gained the recognition & praise from his customers. In 1988, Mr Chow, together with a few relatives, started their very first flagship store – Thiam Yian Confectionery and have been serving authentic traditional baked goods to their new & loyal customers ever since then.
30 years at Ang Mo Kio was a remarkable journey and in 2018, due to some personal reasons, they were forced to close their store at Ang Mo Kio which could have meant the end of Thiam Yian Confectionery. However, 2nd generation, Mr. Kae Tan did not want these valuable traditional skills and craft to go down the drain, and thus decided to take over the business to preserve this tradition to pass on to future generations.
Today, Thiam Yian Confectionery relocated its store to 1004 Upper Serangoon Road, selling a range of handmade traditional breads, cake & pastries that are now rarely available. These handmade goods are commonly used in the past for special occasions – they are more famously known to be used in Chinese Wedding Guo Da Li.
The Guo Da Li 过大礼 Gifts
Guo Da Li (过大礼) is the Chinese betrothal ceremony. It is a significant ceremony where the families of the groom & bride meet formally. It symbolizes the groom’s sincerity towards marrying the bride and his assurance that she will be well taken care of after marriage.
Celebrating Your Baby’s Full moon
The origins of this custom come from ancient Chinese culture, when infant mortality was high. These parties were held to celebrate that the baby had survived the first month of their life, which meant that they were more likely to survive into adulthood.
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