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Singapore fast-food eatery sizzles in North Korea

Behind the headlines that reclusive North Korea recently opened its first fast-food restaurant are three Singaporean businessmen. Two of them, Mr Quek Chek Lan, 65, and Mr Timothy Tan, 52, got the nod to set up the restaurant, called Samtaesong or ‘three big stars’, in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. It serves Western fare such as hamburgers, french fries and waffles, and was officially opened in May.

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