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Months After Heart Surgery, 78-Year-Old Hawker Back Selling $3 Mee Siam With No Plans To Retire

The towkay of 96 Kwai Luck Cooked Food wakes up at 12.30am five days a week to prepare his popular mee siam.

Months After Heart Surgery, 78-Year-Old Hawker Back Selling $3 Mee Siam With No Plans To Retire

While some of our favourite old-time hawkers are laying down their woks for a well-deserved retirement, others just want to continue cooking well into their golden years.

Lawrence Chua (left in pic), 78, belongs in the latter camp. “Wait until cannot do anymore, then retire lah,” he shares with a laugh when we ask what his plans are for 96 Kwai Luck Cooked Food, a stall that’s been selling mee siam – and only mee siam – since 1979 at Chong Boon Market & Food Centre in Ang Mo Kio.

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