Meet The Humble Man Behind The $2 Kopitiam In Singapore

 

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At 3 am each morning, Ah Cai wakes up. By 4.15 am, he is reunited with the love of his life, a passionate affair that has spanned two decades — his noodle shop on South Bridge Road.

Not a lot has remained constant in Singapore in those years, especially not the cost of living. But the price of his noodles have.

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They’ve remained $2 per bowl for 22 years now.

With eight types of noodle dishes, a strategic menu crafted by Ah Cai to provide just enough variety for an entire week, each bowl is lovingly crafted by a man who cooks noodle like they are an art form.

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This humble man shuns extravagance, finding pleasure in being able to partake in and provide understated comfort in life.

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Watch his inspiring story in the documentary below!

Watch ‘The $2 Kopitiam’ by Winfred Kwan (Singapore) on Viddsee:

‘The $2 Kopitiam’ is part of Another Beautiful Story, a series chronicling artists and craftspeople in Singapore. Watch more videos here.

Just one more! Next, watch Simi Kopitiam: Before cold-brew, there was just kopi. Here’s the last of kopitiams.

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