Donald looked around....it was really grungy, but unpretentious. The sole purpose of its existence was to provide a service to the trishaw riders and folks who cycle. This is not your "stylo milo" hipster shop/cafe. This is a real local Kar chia tiam. Mr Lee is probably abit grumpy and cannot speak english. The only kopi he will drink is kopi kau from the nearby kopi tiam. This is what he had done for over 60 years.
How long will this shop last? Probably not long and when it goes away. Part of our local history goes away as well....
It is still there for now....598A Geylang road. Everyday 3-9pm including PH
All photo credits to Donald Goh.
|Mr Lee, Hock Trishaw Trading|
This bit of living history must be captured. And I'm so glad you did it Taiwoon. Well done!ReplyDelete
Thank you Bro Al. This is our home and just doing my bit to share with fellow ridersDelete
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Happened to walk by the shop the other day, then found this blog post. Fascinating.ReplyDelete
Thanks. Is the old uncle still there?Delete