Son of Lana Cake Shop owner takes over the business, saving it from closure

Former banker Jason Kwan has taken over Lana Cake Shop from his mother Violet Kwan.
Former banker Jason Kwan has taken over Lana Cake Shop from his mother Violet Kwan.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - When Mrs Violet Kwan put up the storied Lana Cake Shop for sale in 2016, she was adamant about finding "the right person" to take over the business.

That person has turned out to be her son Jason Kwan, 53, who gave up his job as a banker in Tokyo to move back to Singapore. It has been 18 months, and he said he is finally ready to talk about why he decided to continue his mother's business in Greenwood Avenue.

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