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About the Company – Chop Wah On

Since the 1900’s, Singapore has earned a reputation for producing the best medicated oils and balms. The number of renowned Singaporean medicated oils and balms now sold internationally or sought as ‘must-buys’ by tourists, evidences this legacy. Singaporeans visiting their friends and relatives overseas often bring medicated oils and balms as gifts as they are part of Singapore’s heritage.



One of the icons of this legacy is Chop Wah On – Singapore ’s most established medicated oil firm. Established in 1916 by its founder and patriarch, the late Mr. Tong Chee Leong, in Singapore ’s famous Chinatown, it has served generations of customers who swear by the efficacy of its range of products. Over the years, mainly through word-of-mouth, its reputation as purveyors of high quality and trusted medicated oils and balms has spread far and wide.

All of Chop Wah On’s products are manufactured in its own factory. They are based on secret formulations known only to immediate family members and are sold under Registered Trade Marks. Now in its fourth generation, Chop Wah On continues to retail its range of proprietary medicated oils and balms together with its signature preparation of 100% crocodile oil.

Snapshots of Chop Wah On’s past

Chop Wah On is proud of its history and legacy. We believe that it takes time to truly develop and understand traditional products like medicated oils and balms. We have compiled some of the photos that showcase our century of business.