Meet Fu Hai everyone, who I met this morning during my market visit. Fu Hai, 29, runs a stall selling fresh crabs at the Toa Payoh Market at Lorong 4. His stall is simple – just a few styrofoam boxes with live crabs in them.
His work day is long, starting at 4am and ending at night around 8pm. He and his parents have three such stalls. Fu Hai graduated with an economics degree from NUS but decided to forge his own path. He has big dreams. He knows the network of crab suppliers from Sri Lanka, Indonesia and China.
He knows what his customers want – which crabs are best for their sweet meat, and others for the roe. He thinks he can expand this business to semi-finished products working with our polytechnics.
Welcome to Singapore’s Future Economy. Whatever shape that comes in, we will need young people like Fu Hai to forge new paths. The future belongs to people like him. Let’s all wish Fu Hai every success as he chases his dreams.