“Are there stories to tell in our neighbourhood?”

That was the question some thirteen Chong Boon Secondary School students had to answer. The result was this charming set of portraits of hawkers, stall-owners and visitors to Chong Boon Market. We are proud to publish their work here on Our Grandfather Story!

These students spent six weeks as student journalists as part of The Apprenticeship Collective, a programme which pairs students up with working professionals for a short apprenticeship scheme. Other students in the programme got to experience working life in the shoes of a policy maker, aerospace engineer, consumer insight analyst, etc.

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“I have been selling pork for about 40 years here. I like this market,” Madam Ng Pick Keow, 67.
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“I was an interior designer before I became a florist. I arrange lillies, carnations, chrysanthemums into bouquets,” Mr Er Hak Kim, 55.
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“I’ve been selling seafood here for more than 20 years. I was a nurse previously,” Madam Linda Kwok, 61.
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“I’ve been butchering meat since 2007,” Asma Binte Osman, 71.

Students from the programme will hold a showcase at Chong Boon Secondary School at 9:45am-12:15pm today! Show your support.

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