Who We Are Who We Are

We’re the largest and most sustainable brewer in Singapore, and we’ve been brewing the best beers and brands since 1931.

We’re home to Tiger Beer, the world’s fastest growing premium beer that was born in Singapore. Since then, we’ve gone on to expand our portfolio of premium beer and cider brands like Heineken®, Guinness, Strongbow, Archipelago craft beer, and low- and no- alcohol beers.

Our entrepreneurial mindset and commitment to innovation and excellence lets us stay ahead of ever-changing consumer trends while protecting the planet and making sustainability and corporate responsibility an integral part of what we do.

We Are Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore. We Are HEINEKEN.

Our journey so far

The rise of Malayan Breweries

The rise of Malayan Breweries

A late-night exchange over drinks at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, between executives from The HEINEKEN Company and Fraser & Neave, gave rise to Malayan Breweries.

Birth of Tiger Beer

Birth of Tiger Beer

Defying the odds and breaking conventions, Malayan Breweries made history on the 1st of October by pioneering the world’s first ever tropical lager, Tiger Beer.

Tiger Beer becomes popular

Tiger Beer becomes popular

The servicemen of Malaya’s RAF 230 Squadron liked the Tiger Beer and Traveller’s Palm logo on their Tiger beers so much, they adopted it as their insignia.

Tiger Beer’s first international award

Tiger Beer’s first international award

Tiger Beer won its first international award: a silver medal in the Commonwealth Beer Competition. The first of many more to come.

Brewing more beers

Brewing more beers

Malayan Breweries expanded beyond the iconic Tiger Beer by acquiring Archipelago Brewing Company, creators of Anchor Beer and ABC Stout.

Tiger’s first canned beer

Tiger’s first canned beer

As Singapore gained independence, Tiger launched its first canned beer to the public.

Tiger Beer’s first TV commercial

Tiger Beer’s first TV commercial

Tiger Beer started showing up on-screen, with its first TV commercial debuting in Singapore.

Pioneering a circular economy

Pioneering a circular economy

Malayan Breweries invests in a reverse logistic system to reuse glass bottles from the marketplace and prevent them from entering landfill.

Tiger Beer goes global

Tiger Beer goes global

Tiger Beer extended its reach to international consumers, with exports making their way to seasoned beer-lovers in the United Kingdom and Germany.

Birth of Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore

Birth of Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore

Malayan Breweries rebranded as Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Singapore, and moved its brewing operations from its birthplace at Alexandra Road to a $200 million facility in Tuas.

APB Singapore joins HEINEKEN

APB Singapore joins HEINEKEN

APB Singapore started a new chapter as an operating company of The HEINEKEN Company

Achieving greater heights

Achieving greater heights

The brewery grew its production capacity to 2 million hectolitres. That’s the equivalent of 80 Olympic-sized swimming pools of beer.

APB Singapore begins brewing cider

APB Singapore begins brewing cider

The first forays into cider production began as APB Singapore expanded its brewery capabilities.

Leading the way with solar power

Leading the way with solar power

The brewery reduced its carbon footprint by 20% by installing 8,038 solar panels on its roof to become one of the top 5 solar-powered breweries in the world.

APB Singapore launches new identity

APB Singapore launches new identity

The company unveiled a new logo to celebrate Tiger Beer’s 85th birthday, paying homage to the iconic Singaporean beer.

Establishing water circularity

Establishing water circularity

APB Singapore is one of the first breweries in Asia to install a Water Reuse Treatment Plant as part of its water conservation strategy.

APB Singapore brews zero-alcohol beer

APB Singapore brews zero-alcohol beer

Staying true to its innovative roots, APB Singapore debuted Heineken® 0.0, its first zero-alcohol beer, spending $3.8 million to install a de-alcoholiser in its brewery to become HEINEKEN’s supply hub in Asia.

Tiger Beer roars through the new era

Tiger Beer roars through the new era

Singapore’s national beer roars anew with the launch of its innovative brew, Tiger Crystal and the first global experiential concept store, Tiger Street Lab at Jewel Changi Airport.

Our journey so far

Tiger Beer roars through the new era
Tiger Beer roars through the new era
Tiger Beer roars through the new era
Tiger Beer roars through the new era
Tiger Beer roars through the new era
Tiger Beer roars through the new era
Tiger Beer roars through the new era
Tiger Beer roars through the new era
Tiger Beer roars through the new era
Tiger Beer roars through the new era
Tiger Beer roars through the new era
Tiger Beer roars through the new era
Tiger Beer roars through the new era
Tiger Beer roars through the new era
Tiger Beer roars through the new era
Tiger Beer roars through the new era
Tiger Beer roars through the new era
Tiger Beer roars through the new era
1931

The rise of Malayan Breweries

A late-night exchange over drinks at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, between executives from The HEINEKEN Company and Fraser & Neave, gave rise to Malayan Breweries.

1932

Birth of Tiger Beer

Defying the odds and breaking conventions, Malayan Breweries made history on the 1st of October by pioneering the world’s first ever tropical lager, Tiger Beer.

1937

Tiger Beer becomes popular

The servicemen of Malaya’s RAF 230 Squadron liked the Tiger Beer and Traveller’s Palm logo on their Tiger beers so much, they adopted it as their insignia.

1939

Tiger Beer’s first international award

Tiger Beer won its first international award: a silver medal in the Commonwealth Beer Competition. The first of many more to come.

1941

Brewing more beers

Malayan Breweries expanded beyond the iconic Tiger Beer by acquiring Archipelago Brewing Company, creators of Anchor Beer and ABC Stout.

1964

Tiger’s first canned beer

As Singapore gained independence, Tiger launched its first canned beer to the public.

1973

Tiger Beer’s first TV commercial

Tiger Beer started showing up on-screen, with its first TV commercial debuting in Singapore.

1980

Pioneering a circular economy

Malayan Breweries invests in a reverse logistic system to reuse glass bottles from the marketplace and prevent them from entering landfill.

1981

Tiger Beer goes global

Tiger Beer extended its reach to international consumers, with exports making their way to seasoned beer-lovers in the United Kingdom and Germany.

1990

Birth of Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore

Malayan Breweries rebranded as Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Singapore, and moved its brewing operations from its birthplace at Alexandra Road to a $200 million facility in Tuas.

2012

APB Singapore joins HEINEKEN

APB Singapore started a new chapter as an operating company of The HEINEKEN Company

2014

Achieving greater heights

The brewery grew its production capacity to 2 million hectolitres. That’s the equivalent of 80 Olympic-sized swimming pools of beer.

2015

APB Singapore begins brewing cider

The first forays into cider production began as APB Singapore expanded its brewery capabilities.

2015

Leading the way with solar power

The brewery reduced its carbon footprint by 20% by installing 8,038 solar panels on its roof to become one of the top 5 solar-powered breweries in the world.

2017

APB Singapore launches new identity

The company unveiled a new logo to celebrate Tiger Beer’s 85th birthday, paying homage to the iconic Singaporean beer.

2017

Establishing water circularity

APB Singapore is one of the first breweries in Asia to install a Water Reuse Treatment Plant as part of its water conservation strategy.

2018

APB Singapore brews zero-alcohol beer

Staying true to its innovative roots, APB Singapore debuted Heineken® 0.0, its first zero-alcohol beer, spending $3.8 million to install a de-alcoholiser in its brewery to become HEINEKEN’s supply hub in Asia.

2019

Tiger Beer roars through the new era

Singapore’s national beer roars anew with the launch of its innovative brew, Tiger Crystal and the first global experiential concept store, Tiger Street Lab at Jewel Changi Airport.

Next, learn about how we brew.