The Straits Times
Published on Nov 29, 2012

Photo gallery: Traditional bakeries in Singapore face challenges


There are just eight traditional bakeries left in Singapore, a stark contrast from the trade’s heyday in the 1970s when there were more than 200 such shops.

Owners say they are facing challenges such as the rising cost of rental, ingredients and a lack of manpower. Enlisting the help of students from Sembawang Secondary School, the National Heritage Board will be producing a video of the dying trade for its online channel as part of its six-part “Heritage in Episodes” series.