This is Mr Goh, 56, more commonly known as “Lao Wu” (Chinese) among his friends. He looks after a portable mobile stall selling drinks and titbits. Every morning, he diligently pushes his cart and goods from his house to the sheltered pavement near Bedok interchange; everything takes about an hour to set up. He takes a break every Monday, but Mondays are used to prepare the stocks for the week. He admits it get tiring at times, the proud father of two is more than willing to do it for his children, even if it means working harder to help fulfil their dreams. He wants to send his son to the US to pursue his interest in music.
When it comes to talking about business, he shares about how things are made simpler with the use of technology, “People these days are luckier, they can do everything with the click of a button. But they tend to be less able to take up hardship compared to our generation”.