A Barber’s Craft: Chai Ko Yin’s 60-Year Profession

A Barber’s Craft: Chai Ko Yin’s 60-Year Profession

Author (Mandarin): Helen Translator: Kairos Wong   Turning into the quiet Upper China Street, one might notice a pair of old wooden doors with their red duilian, two glass louvre windows that characterise Nanyang colonial architecture, a blue sign announcing the...
Behind a Bowl of Lek Tau Suan

Behind a Bowl of Lek Tau Suan

Writer: Yit Ping Translator: Kairos Wong Lek tau suan is a Teochew mung bean dessert, a sweet and syrupy relief from the tropical heat. While “lek tau” translates to “mung beans”, the etymology of “suan” is debated. Some attribute it to the resemblance of split mung...