Significant Milestones

August 2013

Opened 'Healthy Kopitiam', Singapore's pioneer full-fledged healthy food court, a first-of-its-kind joint initiative with the NUH Department of Dietetics and is supported by the Health Promotion Board (HPB), with an aim to promote healthy eating habits in Singapore

Jan 2010

Kopitiam Square, Sengkang's 1st Market and Food Centre opens on 10 January 2010.

Mar 2009

Tendered successfully to build and manage Sengkang's 1st Wet Market cum Food Centre, Kopitiam Square, the first in Singapore to be awarded by HDB to a private operator.

Jan 2009

First in Singapore's food service management industry to introduce a customer paging system, iPager.


Opened The Pau Shop factory

Jan 2008

The Group's very first airport outlet - KOPI - opens to the public in the swanky new Terminal 3, Changi International Airport

Jul 2007

First dialect-themed outlet Mei Shi Mei Ke By Kopitiam opened in Hougang Mall

Jul 2007

In conjunction with the Singapore Food Festival 2007 organised by the Singapore Tourism Board, Kopitiam Group of Companies broke the Guinness World Records for The Longest Satay measured at 140.02m as adjudicated by the Singapore Book of Records on 21 July 2007 at Lau Pa Sat Festival Market.

Mar 2007

Lau Pa Sat Festival Market won the Tourism 2006 Awards by Singapore Tourism Board in the category of Top Ten Best Family Experiences 2006 - Midnight Supper

Oct 2006

First in Singapore's retail scene to launch Biometric Payment System - Point and Dine programme - to enhance the cashless dining experience for diners in Kopitiam

Apr 2006

Opened The Pau Shop

Feb 2004

First in Singapore's food service management industry to introduce a dining stored value card of its own branding, the Kopitiam Card

Dec 2003

Ventured into the lucrative Shanghai market with an initial investment of S$1.2 million for its first food court

Nov 2002

Procured 100% stake in Aik Hua F&B Group, with an additional consideration of more than S$10 million

Jun 2002

Purchased a 30% stake in Aik Hua F&B Group from its previous (Singapore) main-board listed owner for a cash consideration of S$4.07 million

Nov 2001

Acquired competitor Group, S28 F&B, at S$21 million

1998 - 2001

Opened or taken over management of a total of 24 outlets (an average of 6 per year) that span across the island, during a period when the regional and subsequently global economy was in the downturn and every industry was streamlining operations / and consolidation of businesses


Opens The Dessert Shop and its factory

1995 - 1996

Bought over Lau Pa Sat Festival Market, a gazetted national monument, from its previous (Singapore) main-board listed owner with a S$8 million sum, and re-opened it as a 24-hour food mall after an extensive 1-year renovation costing S$4 million


Tendered successfully for the most talked-about Bishan (a Singapore heartland area) food shop with a whopping S$2.1 million bid price