Malay Barbers in Singapore

Malay barbers are a common sight in the heartlands.

The Editor | Aug. 23, 2021 | 334 reads
Malay Barbers in Singapore
Credit: InSingapura.com

Why are they different? Their services are more personalised. These artisans know their customers well. You get the same barber every single time.

History
In the past, roadside barbers were commonly found along Singapore's streets. These old barbershops merely have tarpaulin canopies for roofs, not air-conditioning, and with small plastic chairs for the customers.

Did you know?
The old roadside barbers also cleaned ears! Using a five-centimetre-long metal ear cleaner that had a hook at one end, they fished out ear wax from the customers' ears.

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