Whilst walking about after breakfast, I came across a mamak shop - small convenience stores traditionally ran by a friendly Indian uncle (mamak meaning uncle/elder in Tamil). I could not resist taking a few photos of his storefront.
While I think they are still relatively common in Penang, across the strait in Singapore, modernisation has threatened the survival of these traditional shops.
When I was a kid, I remember running into mamak shops to purchase sweets, snacks and cold drinks from the friendly shopkeep. Now though, I don’t see many of these shops left; most having been replaced by convenience store chains like 7-Eleven and Cheers.
Do any of my Malaysian and Singaporean friends have fond memories of these mamak shops? Do share in the comments if you do! 😊
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Still got one under my house😂
News paper satu uncle
Le street life
I hope these still exists in the future
Love the story bro😍🙌
Life after retirement
You also post a old school grocery set
Love the street vibe of this set
Looooove mamak!!! 🧡
That's so dope man! 💪🏼💥
Nicely captured ☺️👌