Mr Sambasivam unloading freshly washed laundry to be starched and dried later. The 73-year-old is a family friend who helps out in the shop, doing mainly administrative work. Left: After starching, the white dhotis are soaked in a pail of water with
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Garments being hung up to dry in the limited space behind the shop. For decades, the laundry used to be dried across St George’s Lane in an open field. But soon-to-be- completed BTO flats now stand on this plot.
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ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO