Tan Tong Meng, aka Mr Big, died of a heart attack in Denmark in April 2020. Photo: HandoutTan Tong Meng, aka Mr Big, died of a heart attack in Denmark in April 2020. Photo: Handout
Tan Tong Meng, aka Mr Big, died of a heart attack in Denmark in April 2020. Photo: Handout

Death of Singapore gangster Mr Big stirs memories of city state’s mob past

  • Tan Tong Meng, one of Singapore’s most wanted fugitives, died recently in Denmark, where he fled to after killing a man some five decades ago
  • The city state used to be home to gangs involved in human trafficking, prostitution and drug smuggling, until police crackdowns in the 1990s rooted them out
Topic |   Singapore
Tan Tong Meng, aka Mr Big, died of a heart attack in Denmark in April 2020. Photo: HandoutTan Tong Meng, aka Mr Big, died of a heart attack in Denmark in April 2020. Photo: Handout
Tan Tong Meng, aka Mr Big, died of a heart attack in Denmark in April 2020. Photo: Handout
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