Covid-19 or Not, Life Continues for These Heritage Traders

By Lim Sok Swan

September 2020 PHOTO ESSAY
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1. Ng Kee Cake Shop (1900s) AT 120 YEARS old, Ng Kee Cake Shop is one of the oldest traditional Chinese bakeries in George Town. Its decadent bakes include kaya puffs, tao sar pneah (salted bean cake) and coconut tarts, which are also served as offerings during major Chinese Lunar holidays, like the Ching Ming and Hungry Ghost Festivals. Operated by fourth generation proprietress Esther Loh, the establishment has begun receiving orders for wedding ceremonies – many couples are opting...

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Lim Sok Swan

is currently focusing on heritage studies. She believes that more understanding among different groups and cultures can make Malaysia a better home for all.