TANGS was founded by Tang Choon Keng, popularly known as CK Tang, in 1932. It is a company that specializes within Singapore’s retail market, with its iconic flagship store TANGS located on Orchard Road, Singapore.
User reviews View all user reviews
User Ratings Summary
User rating summary from: 11 user(s)
Best departmental store in town
Tangs is by far my favourite departmental store in Singapore. I’m not going to lie, but the classiness that Tangs has encompassed with its façade and offerings appeals much more than others. With the introduction of PlayLab, Tangs has successfully managed to attract young adults. In addition, there are plenty of contemporary labels in Tangs like Sifr, Dr Denim and Saturday, changing the impression of departmental stores. The membership of Tangs has its merit points, as you will be able to earn 6% rebate on any purchase. There are several occasions in the year when Tangs has its 12% rebate promotion, making your purchases more worthwhile.
*It is noteworthy that Anna Sui cosmetics are now no longer available at Tangs, much to my disappointment.
Not bad, not bad at all
I've always had a thing against department stores. Probably from being dragged into them all the time when I was younger by my mum, and spending the whole day there, bored and restless.
So when I was dragged again to Tangs by a couple of my friends earlier this year because they wanted to look at some Macbeth shoes, I was apprehensive. But, it wasn't so bad. The salesman there was actually quite friendly, and when one of my friends got herself a new pair of Macbeth and went to pay, the cashier was so lovely. I even chatted with her quite a bit, and I am really not all that talkative!
I've been to Tangs a few more times since (the Vivocity outlet) and is even their member now. Guess my resentment against department stores is wearing off!
I'll be in the home section!
I love the home section of any department store. But Tangs had a special place in my heart. Purely because of the decor in the store. It's gorgeous. In the baking section, there was vintage looking wood counters on which heart-shaped ramekins or glass cake domes and the like stand. I could spend hours on end just looking through the various items for sale. The staff are also very polite in answering my never-ending questions and always try their best to give me advice about the items I'm purchasing.
I'm an avid baker and whatever baking equipment I've needed I've been able to find at Tangs. There is a wide range of Wilton products as well, so if you're interesting in cupcake, cookie, or cake decorating, Tangs is definitely worth a visit.
Historical Iconic Mall along Orchard Road
My best buddy was looking for a Lojel luggage and dragged me down to CK Tang to shop for it since he have a $50 voucher waiting to be used.
Arrived there on late Saturday morning, not exactly packed with people unlike the olden days when CK Tang is one of the most shopped mall along Orchard, perhaps due to the multiple up-rising new shopping malls now.
My buddy, despite being a guy, was and has always been a wishy washy type of purchase, especially when he buys anything, regardless of it being tied to a small price tag or a hefty one. He spent almost 2 hours at the luggage department at the 2nd top floor, looking through different brands, different designs. The salesman attending to us were patient and helpful. In fact, he carried his smile all the way through our time spent there (not something I can do if I were to meet a demanding customer like my buddy), showcasing his expertise knowledge on luggage.
When my buddy finally made his purchase, like really finally for me and I don't want to see luggage anymore for the rest of the year, we proceeded down to my favorite part of CK Tang, the basement where all the finger foods at affordable prices are. After a filling of nasi lemak, tori yaki and sushi, we left CK Tang mall with a full stomach - a well spent Saturday morning. (no need to drag or carry the luggage cause my buddy requested for a free delivery service)
My only impression is makeup heaven
And I do not like makeup, so I do not like this place.
But my girlfriends are makeup fanatics so in their shrill voices, they'll convince me I'll find love in the form of makeup here so I'll be very reluctantly dragged it and reduced to talking to the voices in my head while they fussed over Sephora and Lancome and god knows what else.
I am pretty sure the staff there have no idea what's polite. Or rather, the ones that served my friends. I understand that it's hard to move your lips too much with a face that caked with makeup, but surely you can say thank you and risk a powder shower right?
I have lost my patience with the staff's attitude at my friends so many times that I grow ill. I didn't even bother walking the other floors. I left and told my friends I'll be outside, happily inhaling 2nd hand smoke, and not take another moment of this.
God I hate makeup places.
Tangs is a departmental store that sells probably everything, from household equipment to personal wardrobes, and stuff in between. I personally feel that true shoppers would drop by Tangs every once in a while to make purchases, especially when there are sales or new releases announced.
What makes Tangs different from any other departmental store like Metro, for me, is that it has this very classy feel when you enter. First of all, they do sell some classy products at Tangs, which are of course no where near cheap. Second, the service here is great. You are attended to as you need, and it's not the creep-up-on-you kind of service, like as though you are suspected of stealing. That can be really annoying. Other than just approaching for help, some of the staff might even offer to do alterations and they will definitely try to assist you to make your shopping experience at Tangs a very good one.
If you want to spoil yourself for choice for things like quality shoes or even kitchen equipment, then Tangs is the place for you to shop at! Be sure to be on a look out for sales here, as they sometimes do have great deals that cut the cost of items at hefty rates.
Get lost shopping in there... Great place to be at!
Arguable the best departmental store in Singaporean Tangs has lots of things to offer to anyone. I usually take a stroll in there while waiting for friends to show up or waiting for my movie at Shaw to begin.
I like looking through their collection of clothes, and there have been many occasions where I've rushed in hoping to by a gift for someone and come out feeling very contented. The range and varying styles of the fashion collections appeal to me and I can literally spend hours in there.
The service staff there are generally polite, and although there are a few bad apples there, the overall image is that of a polite and helpful service staff.
My favorite department store
Cosmetics at the ground floor, with all the make-up professionals standing by their counter eagerly providing their assistance.
Going up to the second level i get to shop for beautiful clothes and my guy especially likes shopping there for long-sleeved shirts. The prices are steep but clothes are of good quality and they are definitely more trendy (on average) than those found in other department stores.
Staff are professional and helpful.
I like the fact that they have promotions from time to time and its really worth it! Sometimes the watches are having 10% - 15% discounts and men's shirts and pants can go up to 50% off.
Furthermore, i have applied for the Tangs Card (Citibank) which help me gain rebates for my next purchase!
Great customer service
Tang's at Orchard is currently under renovation and it is really troublesome to move around the place right now, or more of move up and down the place right now. The only way to access the various floors currently is by the lifts and it is always very crowded. Guess its really a no choice thing since they appeared to be renovating the escalators portion. The basement has now been expanded and it seems to be taken up by one shop, can't really recall now.
The staff at Tang's are really nice and professional. I remember I was trying out some shirts at the men's level and I accidentally left my wallet in the fitting room. I only remembered it a while later and the staff who served me earlier asked if I lost my wallet, and he told me to wait a while and he ran to the security counter to pick it up and returned to me. I was impressed by the extra mile that he went as he could have just told me where the counter was. I really appreciate the gesture given that it was really not necessary. Kudos to them.
This leading departmental store just celebrated its 80th anniversary, which is testament to how long it's been around for.
Tangs houses the best makeup counters in town (Benefit, Shu Uemura, M.A.C, etc), so beauty junkies are sure to favor this departmental store over others. The Tangs building situated in Orchard Road is especially enjoyable to walk around - it houses 3 or 4 storeys of fashion accessories, beauty products, clothes, and dinnerware.
A section within Tangs is called Tang + Co, which features mid-range designer bags and shoes. I've bought their shoes before and they are honestly quite comfortable. A major plus point is that they have a male department within the same building as well, so your other half won't feel like he's sticking out like a sore thumb amongst the sea of ladies. You could just ask him to scoot off to do some shopping for himself as well!
They used to have food stalls selling snacks at the bottom-most level, but it has since closed down. What a pity :(