Best foot forward

When the Geylang shoe factory he worked at shut down in the 1990s, Mr Wong Chung Siu, aged 64 in 2012, struck out on his own as a cobbler at this spot in Bedok Town Centre. With a penknife, a millstone, some glue and a hammer, he fixes anything, from Bata loafers to Bally business shoes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2019, with the headline 'Best foot forward'. Print Edition | Subscribe