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From kitchen helper to paying $40m for Yishun coffee shop

When he was 21, Mr Ricky Kok’s rubber tapper parents died in a road accident. The founder of Chang Cheng says it motivated him to work harder and become a success.

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As one of Singapore’s kopitiam kings, Mr Ricky Kok made headlines when he bought a coffee shop in Yishun for $40 million earlier this year.
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SINGAPORE - When Mr Ricky Kok decided to sink $40 million into buying a coffee shop in Yishun earlier in 2022, he didn’t lose sleep over it.

“I sleep very well,” the founder and executive chairman of Chang Cheng says serenely.

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