Eunice Fong


Despite the many changes and developments in Holland Village, one store has remained a permanent fixture over the years. Here, Periathambi Sathilmurugan shares with us the history as well as the sacrifices and tears that have gone into keeping Thambi Magazine Store alive. Set up by Govindasamy Periathambi in the 1940s, Thambi Magazine Store has been a constant in the changing landscape of Holland Village. A popular meeting point and iconic spot in the neighbourhood, the newsstand was handed down by Govindasamy Periathambi to his son Periathambi Govindsamy, and is now managed by his 43-year-old grandson Periathambi Sathilmurugan, or Sam.…