Wellie Ang is a 94-year-old tailor specialising in Indonesian batik shirts. His store, Wellie's Batik Fashion (@welliebatik) opened in 1978, and is now a second-generation business, as his youngest son Erick co-runs the establishment. It's been inspiring for us to see how far Wellie has come. In the 1970s, he taught himself how to sew and sold ready-made batik shirts at pasar malams (night markets) in Katong and Clementi. He eventually invested his life savings into a brick-and-mortar store, and did not earn any income for the first few months. Today, the store still stands stall — a bastion of craftsmanship in Singapore. - When we visited his shop, one of the original Batik print design caught our eyes and we decide to induct it as one of the Singapore Stories for our @s collection. You can now get a piece of “Batik Butterfly” from our online store! #sgblueporcelain #akindofsincerity
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