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‘It broke my heart’: Iconic Thambi Magazine Store closes at Holland Village



The shutters went down on Holland Village icon and landmark, Thambi Magazine Store along Lorong Liput for the last time on Sunday (May 5), after more than 80 years in business.

Its closure came three days after store owner Periathambi Senthilmurugan, better known as Sam, announced that he was closing shop at its current location – a move he would rather do than halve his display rack as instructed.

“After announcing that I am leaving, I was already half-dead, I got no mood,” Sam told CNA Lifestyle on the store’s last day of operations.

“I have not taken any proper meals, I cannot sleep and I cannot do anything. I am like a corpse walking around.”

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