Heritage restaurants hanging on despite Covid-19 pandemic's hit to businesses

Owner and chef Eric Chua of Chin Lee Restaurant.
Owner and chef Eric Chua of Chin Lee Restaurant.ST PHOTO: HEDY KHOO

SINGAPORE - Despite being fully booked throughout the Chinese New Year season, Chin Lee Restaurant's festive takings dropped by 40 per cent compared with last year.

Safe distancing measures and limited seating of eight to a table dampened what is usually the most profitable time of year for the restaurant, says second-generation owner and chef Eric Chua, 48.

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