On the morning of 9 August 1965, the Parliament of Singapore passed the Republic of Singapore Independence Act, establishing the island as an independent and sovereign republic. The new state became the Republic of Singapore. British troops had remained in Singapore following its independence, but in 1968, London announced its decision to withdraw the forces by 1971. In 1974, Ang Leong Huat Pte Ltd was incorporated in Singapore making it our home and the start of something very special for Singapore’s Chinese wine scene.
However, our heritage with Chinese wine had been brewing long before then… During the first half of the twentieth century, Singapore prospered as financial institutions, transportation, communications, and government infrastructure expanded rapidly to support the booming trade and industry of the British Empire. Chinese immigrants driven by political uncertainty and poverty in China came in great numbers in search of to seek a better life.
In 1923, our founder left his hometown of Xiamen in China to seek his fortune in Malaya. With determination and some luck, he was thus able to save enough to incorporate a company to import Chinese wine to Singapore. In 1925, He incorporated the name “Ang Leong Huat Wine Merchant” to trade products and bring them into Singapore.
The purpose of the company remains largely the same as the new generations after continue to invest and to innovate, building on our history and heritage to set new benchmarks as a leader in the industry.
We are very proud of our history and heritage. All that we do every day ensure that there is plenty in our future too.