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Tailor Shop

Tailor Shop - - Chinatown Heritage Centre, Singapore

The bottom street front of the building is set up to exhibit a typical Tailor Shop that was common in Singapore’s Chinatown of the mid-1900’s. In this room, the tailor would greet his customers and run a busy trade managing workers and apprentices to deliver value and quality.

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“A given excuse that was not asked for, implies guilt.” Singaporean / Malay Proverb



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