SG50 Special

SG 50 Special #42: Bengawan Solo, Have kueh will survive

Anastasia Tjendri-Liew (b. 1947, Bangka Island, Indonesia - ) is the founder and managing director of Bengawan Solo, one of Singapore’s most successful bakery chains. Under her leadership, Bengawan Solo grew from a single store to a chain with over 40 outlets and a turnover of S$43 million in 2008. She took up Singapore citizenship after moving from Indonesia in 1970.

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SG50 Special #43: Albert Winsemius, The Genius Behind Singapore's Modern Economy

People always praise Singapore for our economic strength, progress and foresight but little people know that besides the efforts of our pioneer generation, there is an Ang Moh who helped us make all of this possible. It is the Dutch economist Albert Winsemius who played a crucial role in the formulation of Singapore's national economic development strategy.

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SG50 Special #50: Chill Crab Founder Cher Yam Tian

Food, food and more food. Singapore is the ultimate foodie's paradise and it is no wonder whenever visitors hit our Sunny shores, the first thing on their minds is Singaporean food. Chances are they have a bucket list of must try dishes and the Chilli Crab dish is THE local gastronomical experience stacked at the top of this list. Singaporeans may not be aware but the Chilli Crab has become a global ambassador of Singapore's food culture together with the likes of Chicken rice and Laksa. But behind the glamour of being Singapore's culinary poster boy, the Chilli Crab was borne out of the humblest of origins. It was not magically created in some five star restaurant but in one of the kampungs near the shores of East Coast during the 1950s when a lady named Cher Yam Tian tried to please her husband tastebuds during dinner time.

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