Popular Hong Kong bakery Hang Heung – which has eight outlets in the former British colony – is opening its first overseas store at Ion Orchard.
It is expected to open by the end of next month or early September, subject to renovation challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Besides the store, the Hong Kong brand will have a Mooncake Festival Pop-up Kiosk at Raffles City from Aug 24 and is offering a 15 per cent early bird discount on mooncakes.
Mr Alvin Ng, director of Hang Heung Singapore, says the decision to open an outlet here was due to "positive responses from Singaporeans" during the few "short-term pop-ups" that Hang Heung has organised in the past.
He adds: "We decided to set up a permanent presence in Singapore to delight Singaporeans with our delectable Chinese pastries all year round."
Asked about the decision to open an outlet in a time of economic uncertainty, Mr Ng says while the pandemic has been "exceedingly difficult for many retail and F&B businesses", he says the "spirit of solidarity" shown by Singaporeans makes the confectionery "hopeful that things will get back to a new normal soon".
"While the initial response may not be as strong as it could potentially have been if there was no pandemic, we are definitely in this business for the long term and strive to build and establish the Hang Heung brand in Singapore successfully."
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