Facebook user Larry Lai previously posted about an elderly 90-year-old man who sells ice cream outside Sim Lim Tower to make a living, and purportedly earning just $300 due to his business being slow.
Lai then shared an update last week, sharing that the elderly man recently had the help of three kind souls who helped him promote and sell his ice cream.
Larry’s post about the kind samaritans
Jacquelyn Goh, Nicole and Jenny helping to rara and sell ice creams for Uncle Ng.
They are damn good !
IN ten minutes managed to sell 50 bucks of ice creams. Those who need sales staff can consider contact her
Outside Sim Lim Tower
Update: Thank you all.
We are sold out for the day and the second picture is the marvellous sales team that made it happened
Larry’s post back in September
Meet Ng Teak Boon, 90 years old.
Ng sells ice cream outside Sim Lim Tower. Not Sim Lim Square. He used to sell normal ice cream like many ice cream vendors. Ice cream with biscuits or bread. He don’t sell them anymore.
What Ng sells nowadays are those ice cream sticks type of ice cream and Cornetto. Business is slow and he makes a couple to three hundred bucks a month.
He lives alone in a HDB rental flat at Geylang Bahru. He is on the the Silver Support Scheme and receives a few hundred bucks every quarter from the Government. (This scheme payout is from $100-$900 every quarter and the payout differs based on the applicants assessment. I understand Ng receives $750).
He has five children and I do not want to share here why they did not look after him.
Jcch Julie Cheong bought me doughnuts for tea break. I therefore pass to him my $5 savings from the tea break, on top of the $1 for my ice cream stick.
He think he can live to 100 plus. Hope he is right. If you happen to pass by here , do buy a couple ice cream sticks from him so that he can live to realise his dream.
So, get an ice cream stick from Ng Teak Boon outside Sim Lim Tower. A little kindness from us is good for our souls too.
Source: Larry Lai on Facebook