Before trendy flower arrangements of lavender-hued baby breaths and pastel pink hydrangeas were wrapped with minimalist-inspired brown paper and fibre twine, there was Singapore’s probably most OG florist.

Far East Flora actually started out as a little van that went around Singapore selling eggs and flowers in the 1960s before the founders formally established the company in 1965.

In 1999, Ryan Chioh became the Managing Director of, taking over the reins from his uncle who founded the company together with Ryan’s father.

Joining the family business at the height of the dotcom bubble, Ryan proposed starting an online store to expand the company’s reach.

Now has a presence in Malaysia and Hong Kong, offering over 1,000 products that can be shipped to over 140 countries worldwide.

Read more at the Vulcan Post (Victoria Sek)