Ex-bank exec aims to take family's TCM shop to next level

Mr Bobby Ng (far left) with Ms Sim Ann (beside him), Senior Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth and Communications and Information, and representatives from DBS, Singtel and an industry association, at Thye Hin Hoe Medical Store for the lau
Mr Bobby Ng (far left) with Ms Sim Ann (beside him), Senior Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth and Communications and Information, and representatives from DBS, Singtel and an industry association, at Thye Hin Hoe Medical Store for the launch of revamped e-commerce platform 99%SME in January. PHOTO: SINGTEL

Mr Bobby Ng used to resent having to help out at his family's traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) shop in Bedok during his school holidays.

The work meant that he would miss out on playtime, which was what the time off was for, he said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 22, 2019, with the headline 'Ex-bank exec aims to take family's TCM shop to next level'. Print Edition | Subscribe