Goodbye, Mr Wee: An immigrant recounts how the owner of Wee Nam Kee became a family friend

SINGAPORE - Last week, I said goodbye to an extraordinary individual who played no small role in my Singapore journey.

Mr Wee Toon Ouut, the proprietor of popular chicken rice restaurant Wee Nam Kee passed away peacefully on Sunday (Oct 13) at Mount Elizabeth Hospital. He was 81 - his Chinese age 82 - and had suffered from liver cirrhosis for some years, a disease he fought bravely even as it threw him off his stride a bit.

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