During his 20 years as a law enforcement officer with the Central Narcotics Bureau, Greg Galistan has “seen the best and worst of humanity”. The imposing 53-year-old Eurasian has since left the service, and is now getting people hooked on a completely legal substance: artisanal ice cream.

Together with his wife Lin Zhi An, 37, he runs ice cream parlour The Dancing Elephant at Zhongshan Mall. They personally make and serve some 10 flavours of gourmet ice cream daily. Zhi An, a former English and English Literature teacher at Deyi Secondary School, left her teaching job in 2017 to start her ice cream business. “We only moved here around two months ago. Our shop used to be at this mall next door called Viio @ Balestier, but it was in a hidden corner and very quiet there,” she tells us.

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