15 Apr '12, 12am

Yesterday.sg

Yesterday.sg

These days supermarkets have taken over most of our household shopping needs, but some of us still do our shopping at both the wet markets and our local convenience, grocer or mama store. Tim Light remembers the store that his family used to patronise, Joo Hen at Sembawang Hills, and recounts the items they bought there and the service that they receive – that one can no longer find today. We needed to eat, so we had to go shopping. I can remember shopping trips to Cold Storage and Fitzpatricks, but pretty soon my parents settled on Joo Hen (that might not be the right spelling). Joo Hen’s was a small grocer at Sembawang Hills Estate. I’m struggling to remember the exact location, but I seem to remember just off Sembawang Hills Circus, near the junction with Old Thompson Road, there was a group of shops surrounding a small car park. The other shops included a newsagent (wh...

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