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After 26 years in business at Jurong Point, popular roast meat joint Lai Lai Kitchen closed permanently yesterday (Aug 22). The eatery was well-known for serving wallet-friendly char siew and roast duck rice, plus wanton and dumpling noodles in a scenic corner spot in the mall.

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The closure came about as Lai Lai Kitchen’s chef-owner See Kwee Tee, 68, is retiring. Speaking to 8days.sg, his daughter Susan See, 44, says his decision to retire was brought forward by Covid-19. “He would have continued for another three or four years if there was no pandemic. He tried to hang on but [the eatery] hasn’t been doing well for the six months, so he took the opportunity to retire,” she shares.

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