Merdeka Generation: Popular chendol stall changed her life

While the pioneer leaders were the architects of Singapore, everyday heroes helped build society here. This is another story of our Merdeka Generation, those born in the 1950s who lived and persevered through a tumultuous period.

For most people, a bowl of shaved ice chendol is a favourite respite from sweltering hot days.

But for 66-year-old Bedah Madin, it is a humble treat that changed the course of her life - from once barely making ends meet to running a stall where she sold up to 200kg of chendol a day.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2019, with the headline 'Popular chendol stall changed her life'. Print Edition | Subscribe