Whatever Tang means to you, in Singapore it means shopping. C.K. Tang provides consumers in Singapore and Malaysia with the necessities of modern life -- from fashion and lifestyle goods to home products and electrical appliances -- through its department stores and boutique shops. In addition to its flagship department store, Tang's Singapore, the company operates a number of boutique and specialty businesses including Tang's Studio (offering upscale and contemporary fashion clothing), Tangs Studio Shoes, and Island Shop (offering merchandise with a more casual urban feel). Executive chairman Tang Wee Sung owns almost 70% of the business begun by his father, Tang Choon Keng, in 1923.