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Marsiling family opens flat to Vietnamese families with kids seeking medical help

Marsiling family opens flat to Vietnamese seeking medical help here

Not all superheroes wear capes. Some wear green rubber boots and sell fresh seafood at a wet market.

For the past three years, Madam Mai Thi Thien Thanh and her 50-year-old husband Kang Eng Hiang - a couple who run a small stall at Geylang Serai Market - have opened their modest Marsiling Housing Board flat to Vietnamese families with children who are seeking medical help here. They even provide them with home-cooked Vietnamese meals. 

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 10, 2018, with the headline 'A S'porean shelter for ill foreign kids'. Print Edition | Subscribe