Ya Kun Kaya Toast among Singapore businesses hit by disruption from Hong Kong protests

Many Singapore companies that operate in Hong Kong have seen business disrupted since demonstrations began in March.
Many Singapore companies that operate in Hong Kong have seen business disrupted since demonstrations began in March.PHOTO: YAKUNKAYATOASTHK/INSTAGRAM

SINGAPORE - In mid-June, when the protests in Hong Kong were in full swing, home-grown coffee and toast chain Ya Kun International opened its second company-owned outlet in Admiralty, a financial district where many protests have taken place.

"We had no choice. We had to open on June 14 because that's when our three-year rental contract kicked off. We didn't expect the protests to drag on for so long," executive chairman Adrin Loi told The Straits Times.

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