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Doctorate Holder Becomes Hawker At 76, Moves Into 8-Bed Hostel Room To Be Nearer To Thai Food Stall

Dr Vic Lee has held jobs ranging from being a service quality consultant to SIA to sorting rubbish at a Tuas incinerator. His reason for doing all these? “Lifelong learning,” he says.
Doctorate Holder Becomes Hawker At 76, Moves Into 8-Bed Hostel Room To Be Nearer To Thai Food Stall
At 76, Dr Vic Lee leads an unusual lifestyle. Instead of enjoying retirement at home with his five grandchildren, he’s living in a $30-a-night hostel room in Chinatown, which he shares with seven bunkmates. “There’s no entertainment, no CNA or Ch 5. You just get a bunk bed to sleep in,” he tells 8days.sg.

But Dr Vic ⁠— who earned his honorific from graduating with a Doctor in Business Administration from the University of Western Australia ⁠— is neither destitute nor struggling. In fact, the father-of-three had been staying with his wife and eldest son at their HDB flat in Simei before he moved to the Pagoda Street hostel.

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