Meet Auntie Lesley and Uncle Steven, the owners of our fresh chicken stall and also the reason how Market Boy came to be, have been running the chicken stall for over 40 years, selling everything that concerns chicken and duck.
Meet Mr. Yap Rui Ye, our Malaysian seafood vendor, whose business is relatively new as he has been doing this for 6 years and at this particular market for 2 years, but the variety and quality of fish that he provides is no less than the veteran sellers at the market. He moved to Singapore, with his family, almost fifteen years ago to make a living for himself as he found Singapore to be very safe and full of opportunities, and the rates at which seafood was bought was much better than in Malaysia.
Meet Mr. Ah Hin, the owner of the pork store. The store was started by his parents thirty five years ago and it has become a family business that is being continued by the second generation of family members. Ah Hin said that he has made a lot of friends from this business as he interacts quite a bit with his customers and loves getting to know them and about their day as well.
The Ramen and Beancurd stall, owned by Aunty Kim, has been in the business for more than 40 years and in the family for three generations. Her parents started the stall to sell their homemade beancurd in the market at a time when the job market in Singapore wasn’t doing too well. The beancurd recipe is a family recipe that is being passed down to successive generations and has been perfected to be enjoyed and shared with others
Khaja, the owner of Nazneen Meat House, was busy cutting up some meat for a customer when we walked up to his stall. When we engaged him in conversation, he proudly told us about all the various kinds of halal meats that he sells. As we look across the stall, we realize that he wasn’t joking about the wide variety of meats and one can tell with just a glance, how fresh the meats are.
In a small stall, we have Mr. Steven and his father, owners of Fresh Farm Eggs, tidying up the place and making the cartons of eggs look as presentable as possible. The stall is brimming with a wide variety of chicken eggs and Mr. Steven is more than happy to share with us a few things about his quaint stall and its origins.