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Last March, David Lim made the difficult decision to close his well-loved Empress Place Teochew Beef Kway Teow stall. The veteran hawker, 64, had been plying his trade at Siglap for almost 25 years. Due to a rent hike, he shifted to Maxwell Food Centre in 2019 and roped in his daughter Melissa Lim, 37, a former science teacher, to help out. Selling beef kway teow runs in the family; the duo are related to the owners of the famed Original Hock Lam Street Beef Kway Teow chain.

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