Reimondo Congee Hawker Closes Stall To Return To Estimated “$10K A Month” Car Mechanic Job
The mechanic-turned-hawker says his congee biz isn’t doing well and he’ll go back to a “less tiring and stressful” job fixing cars. He also plans to sell off his “profitable” wonton mee biz for $200K ’cos he’s burnt out by the long hours.
Life as a hawker can be unpredictable, but for Raymond Tan, 35, the journey has been especially turbulent. Three years ago, the ex-convict and former car rental company and repair workshop towkay decided to start a hawker business after losing his fortune – which reached $1M at one point – to a gambling addiction. He opened Reimondo Congee at Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, which quickly gained popularity for its unique wok hei-heavy seafood porridge.
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