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It’s past 8pm on a Sunday and Terence Cao is at our doorstep. Curiously, he’s wearing a black apron emblazoned with the words “Sibay Shiok”. Clasped in one hand is a large paper bag of durians decorated with the same colloquial Hokkien term for “very tasty”. He looks a little weary (he’s had to run around doing quality checks on the fruit) and his face gleams with a sheen of perspiration. But his eyes are bright and his smile even brighter — he looks youthful for a 53-year-old. If he is worried about being charged in court on March 2 for breaching Covid-19 safe distancing rules last October when he hosted a party at home for 13 people, he doesn’t show it.

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