Founder Lim Cheng Hoon came all alone to Singapore from Malaysia in 1988 to work as a zi char stall apprentice under the recommendation of his fellow countryman. Young and aspiring, he was driven by a single goal — to make a name for himself in this new place away from home. Today, Lim is not only a skilful chef, but also the founder of zi char business — Sing Yi Seafood Garden.
Lim’s success stems from his relentless efforts since his apprenticeship days. Impressed by his diligence and eagerness to learn, Lim’s head chef back then imparted his cooking skills to him. Coupled with Lim’s innate talent, he not only managed to become a good cook in a short period of time but was also quickly promoted to the role of head chef. In charge of managing all matters relating to the kitchen, staff and operations, he amassed valuable management skills in the process.