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Eu Yan Sang|
Headquarters| South Bridge Road, Singapore|
A typical Eu Yan Sang retail outlet.
Eu Yan Sang's headquarters in South Bridge Road, Singapore Eu Yan Sang (Chinese: 余仁生; pinyin: Yúrénshēng, SGX: E02) is a company that specialises in traditional Chinese medicine. It currently runs more than 160 retail outlets in Hong Kong, Macau, China, Malaysia, and Singapore, plus two factories in Hong Kong and Malaysia. The group also operates 21 TCM clinics in Malaysia and Singapore and two integrative medical centres in Hong Kong. The holding company, Eu Yan Sang International Limited, has been listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Exchange since 2000. Contents [hide] * 1 History * 2 Etymology * 3 Business groups * 3.1 Retail * 3.2 Manufacturing * 3.3 Clinics * 4 See also * 5 External links * 6 References| -------------------------------------------------
In the 1870s, founder Eu Kong Pai, better known as Eu Kong, left the village of Foshan in Guangdong, China and settled down in the small mining town ofGopeng, Perak. He noticed that the local tin mine coolies were heavily dependant on opium as the easiest method for immediate relief for their medical needs. The majority were illiterate and oblivious to the dangers of opium to their health. Eu Kong brought in herbal remedies to nurse their health, thus the set up of ‘Yan Sang’ shop. Eu Kong opened his first Chinese medicine shop in 1879 in Gopeng. In 1890, Eu Kong’s eldest son, Eu Tong Sen inherited the family business, but only took over the running of business in 1898. Eu Tong Sen was heavily involved in Malaya’s tin mining industry. His prospecting of tin in Kampar led him to open a second medicine shop in Kampar, Perak in Malaya. Eventually, Eu Tong Sen expanded the family business of traditional...