The Singapore cheongsam maker who dresses dignitaries, socialites, celebrities

Goh opened his first boutique in the 80s at the now-defunct Liang Court shopping mall, where he sold cheongsams and evening wear. In 1991, he moved to Raffles Hotel where he stayed for 25 years before re-locating to Paragon, which is along Singapore’s main shopping belt.

Besides the cheongsam, Goh has also designed a “man-pao”, his personal take on the changshan, a traditional long tunic for men.

“It can pair with whatever you want. I would pair it with full suits but my brother, Eddie, wears it with his pants and pairs it with his leather boots,” he shared.

Goh hopes that the Chinese qipao would be relevant and wearable even beyond his lifetime.