No passport required: Chinatown thrives with a new soul

The landscape of Chinatown has changed, from old family businesses and death houses to touristy shops and glampacker hotels

"The soul of Chinatown is gone," Mr Ham Weng Seng laments.

The third-generation owner of Tai Chong Kok bakery, who grew up in the neighbourhood, remembers the cosy neighbourliness of families living in the area.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 02, 2019, with the headline 'Chinatown thrives with a new soul'. Print Edition | Subscribe