Home is where the tools are: Geylang East Industrial Complex

Ms Wong Siew Lin standing next to the kitchen area of her workshop at Geylang East Industrial Complex.
Ms Wong Siew Lin standing next to the kitchen area of her workshop at Geylang East Industrial Complex. ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID
Ms Wong Siew Lin holding up photos of her four children playing in the office of her workshop.
Ms Wong Siew Lin holding up photos of her four children playing in the office of her workshop. ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID
Ms Wong Siew Lin and her daughter Lili in their workshop. Their business, Sin Keong Air-Con and Refrigerator Service, installs and repairs electrical appliances.
Ms Wong Siew Lin and her daughter Lili in their workshop. Their business, Sin Keong Air-Con and Refrigerator Service, installs and repairs electrical appliances.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

SINGAPORE - Ask Ms Wong Siew Lin how she managed to raise four children while managing her husband's business, and the 61-year-old will simply ask you to visit her workshop at Geylang East Industrial Complex.

Roughly the size of a one-room HDB flat, most of its floor space is taken up by broken refrigerators, air-conditioners and other electrical appliances, except for a small path that leads to Ms Wong's office.

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