Bali's Starter Lab bakery opens in Havelock Road on Aug 5

Baker Emerson Manibo (left) and Ms Min Siah, the main investor for Starter Lab in Singapore.
Baker Emerson Manibo (left) and Ms Min Siah, the main investor for Starter Lab in Singapore.ST PHOTO: SHINTARO TAY

SINGAPORE - A career switch from teaching to baking almost 10 years ago did not go down well with Mr Emerson Manibo's mother.

The Filipino-American baker, who has two stalks of emmer wheat tattooed on his right hand, recalls: "She was very discouraging and said I don't have the hands to be a baker. I guess she didn't think I could commit.

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