The Straits Times
Published on Oct 19, 2012

Photo gallery: Street barbers, soon a thing of our past


They were once a common sight in Singapore’s back-alleys.

Equipped with little more than a few pairs of scissors and razors, street barbers did brisk business providing quick, fuss-free trims.

These days, however, they are a dying breed, soon to be relegated to the dusty pages of history.

All four of Singapore’s remaining street barbers are preparing to hang up their time-worn tools and call it a day.