Passing The Baton

Young hawkers Walter Tay and Keith Koh prefer to see the silver lining behind the tough business.

By Edmund Wee      1 May 2019

But surely there are also positives of working together?

KEITH: It’s a kind of love-hate relationship. That said, we also understand each other better now. Spending that much time together does that.

WALTER: There’s much more mutual respect between us now compared to just the regular father-son relationship previously. I’m very lucky to have him as my dad – I’ve always regarded him as my hero because he makes things happen. He embodies the fighting spirit.

What advice or tips do you have for young people who want to be hawkers?

KEITH: Think once, think twice, then think again.

WALTER: It is the best platform to learn about life.


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