Fazrina Bte Zainol, 38, has a knack for coming up with unique business ideas. For the past decade, she has been selling the traditional Indonesian street snack, putu bambu, at a shop she shares with her friend at Yishun’s Junction Nine mall. The hard-to-find tubular rice cake, a variation of the more common putu piring, is made by steaming rice flour, gula melaka and desiccated coconut in bambu (Bahasa Indonesia for ‘bamboo’) cylinders. “We were doing good, then we had to close for circuit breaker,” she tells 8days.sg.

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