A bowl of porridge doesn’t come easy

By Aimy Lee

October 2010 A DAY IN THE LIFE
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Hawkers are everywhere in Penang, and their stalls are an irreplaceable part of its street life. In fact, there wouldn’t be much of a street life if they were not as numerous as they are; in markets, coffee shops, hawker centres and along roads. Let’s meet one of them.Ooi Phaik Choo has not always been a hawker. She was formerly a seamstress but now sells pork innard porridge with her husband, Woo Yew Weng, a former electrician with Tenaga Nasional...

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Aimy Lee

is a University of Bath undergraduate and a recovering World of Warcraft addict.