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It has been reported that the sellers of a push cart selling chestnuts at Changi Village had been using the toilet for the disabled as their storeroom! On weekends, business is always brisk for the push cart stall which sells 250 grams of chestnuts for $5. An eagle-eyed customer noticed that one of the sellers would always walk towards the toilet, which is about 20 meters away from the stall, enter the disabled toilet and emerge within seconds with a sack. The seller would then remove the chestnuts from the sack and place them in a fan cover before roasting them. When the seller was approached, he claimed that there is no issue with hygiene as the sack was "waterproof". He added that the sack was place a good distance away from the toilet bowl and that the toilet was used infrequently. He added that the chestnuts are roasted at high temperature, since customers only eat the nuts and not the shells, the seller said that customers should not kick a fuss!

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From the days of attap to Nasi Lemak, Changi Village remains a quiet little getaway that has stayed relatively untouched since its last major re-development in the early 1970s when a total of six four-storey flats were built to replace the attap houses that once stood.. Most Singaporeans would have been to Changi Village at least once in their lives, be it for Outward Bound or 4-D pilgrimages to Pulau Ubin, or simply to fulfill that gastronomical desire at Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak or Wing Kee’s Ipoh Hor Fun.

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International Nasi Lemak: Alamak, which Nasi Lemak!

International Nasi Lemak was the king of the Nasi Lemak stalls there in the old days. They were the one with the longest queue and the other two stalls opposite them where the ones I would go to because the queue at International was way too long. But when the queue was short, I would buy from International because I always found that they used better grade jasmine rice and so the texture of the grains were better, unlike the airy, starchy Malaysian type rice that is used by the other two stalls.

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