Batu Lanchang Market Food Court Stays Afloat with Digital Ordering and Pick-up Service

By Enzo Sim

July 2021 FEATURE
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Goh Kok Joo delivers food to a waiting customer.
THE BATU LANCHANG Market Food Court may be decades old but the food vendors there are making sure the place does not close down because of the Covid-19 pandemic."The latest round of MCO resulted in an 80% reduction in customers," says Goh Kok Joo, who sells brown sugar Chinese pau at the food court. "It has been heart-breaking to see the place emptied of activity."Goh has a personal attachment to the place, having helped man his family's drink stall since...

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Enzo Sim

is a Mass Communications graduate who has an unwavering passion towards international relations, history and regional affairs of Southeast Asia. His passion has brought him to different Southeast Asian capitals to explore the diverse cultural intricacies within the region.