SPRIGHTLY 88 YEAR OLD AH MA STILL SELLING WONTON NOODLES

Dear A.S.S. Editor

I read with great interest the news about the Nam Seng old lady, who is still going strong selling wonton noodle even though she is a sprightly 88 years old. Madam Leong Yuet Meng, 88, has operated Nam Seng Noodles & Fried Rice for 58 years running, with more than 40 of those years clocked in at the old hawker centre in front of the library. Nam Seng is now located on the first floor of Far East Square.

Still remember fondly going to the old National Library and eating at this hawker centre. The news did not say why she is still running her business though. Could it be because she needs to support herself, thus the need to work even at an age where most people are long into their retirement years, or because she felt the need to keep herself active with work?

Either way, I admire the spirit and perseverance showed by the old lady in still getting up to work early to prepare her daily ingredients for her stall. Puts many young people to shame.

Chen TW

A.S.S. Contributor

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