CROWN INTERVIEW: Tong Cheuk Fung, Strap Maker And Founder of 47Ronin
Posted Saturday, 09 May 2020 17:31 by Melissa Kong, Managing Editor
You can consider Hong Kong-born, Singapore-bred Tong a champion of Japanese culture and crafts. After all, the watch strap artist started his career in Kyoto and was a business owner helping Japanese companies expand overseas. In his consulting work, Tong spoke mostly Japanese, a language he studied at 13 and thrived in, being the top candidate in Singapore for ‘O’ and ‘AO’ level Japanese.
So it comes as no surprise that Tong’s passion for Japan is translated into his company, 47Ronin. Specialising in handcrafted, high quality watch straps with Japanese elements and designs, 47Ronin is an interesting proposition in the world of leather watch straps.