Sunday, Apr 26, 2015Sunday, Apr 26, 2015

'Cineleisure auntie' dies of colon cancer

Many are saddened by her death and netizens talk about her on forums

Published on Jun 14, 2014 8:01 AM

For years, a frail, grey-haired figure was a fixture outside Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, selling tissue paper, instant noodles, sardines and other budget items laid out around her on a piece of tarpaulin.

Madam Tay Yeow Kwee, who was in her early 80s, never married, and lived alone.

But after she died from colon cancer on Tuesday night, she was mourned by many who had seen her plying her wares near the popular mall.

To them, she was Aunty Cineleisure or Zheng Po Po (Granny Tay in Mandarin).

Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!