Singapore’s Chinatown

Growing up Chinese in Singapore means family trips to Chinatown on at least two occasions: Chinese New Year and the Mid-Autumn Festival.

But if you know the area well enough, bargains are everywhere. It is one of my favorite haunts for cheap food, fabric supplies and beauty products.

This old man has been here at this spot cobbling shoes for as long as I can remember. He has mended many of my own shoes when I was still living in Singapore and I am really glad to see despite all the modernisation the country has undergone, he is still there doing a very brisk business.