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A 50 years journey
Every step leaves its print
During the 1950s, a 12-year-old boy named Xu Kunming travelled from China to Pulau Tekong on his own. With the help of an uncle, he reunited with his parents. They worked as fishermen.
Although Xu Kunming was young, he was intelligent. He received an education while helping his father. Due to low income, the family was poor. This situation remained for three years.
When Xu Kunming was 15 years old, he stopped schooling due to financial constraints. The family of three left Pulau Tekong for Singapore island in search for better economic prospects. Their efforts were rewarded when they started a stall selling soya bean milk and curd beside the Rochor seven-storey mall. The family worked long hours with the only wish being not having to go hungry.
Despite limited education, Xu Kunming had good business sense. He thought that failure was the result of inaction. Therefore, being proactive was better then being passive.
From 1980 onwards, he changed his business strategy and became a travelling hawker. With a pushcart, he started touting soya bean milk from Rochor Rd to Beach Rd to Balestier Rd. Though exhausting, this improved the family living standards.
The four-wheel wooden pushcart had a wooden signboard which read "Wucao Soya milk". This "Wucao Soya milk" gained customer support for its fragrance and good taste.
In addition, customers praised the bean curd as smooth and tasty. The results had proven Xu Kunming had adopted the correct business strategy.
Xu Kunming had to assume the responsibility of taking care of his three younger sibilings.
Xu Kunming would ease the burden of his mother by bringing a younger sibling while selling his products. This sibling would be placed on the cart. This continued until the siblings started formal schooling.
Xu Kunming has contributed greatly to the upbringing of the Xu family siblings and the reputation of "Wucao Soya milk."
Currently, "Wucao Soya milk" has opened another branch at Balestier Rd. Putting up a similar signboard along the same road which Xu Kunming had walked as a travelling hawker is indeed meaningful. He can reminisce about the past and compare it with the present changes.
Till now, Xu Kunming is still doing his best to make "Wucao Soya milk". He insists on maintaining the soya milk's originality and flavour which has been maintained for the past decades. His catch phrase is "with the support of the customers, we can do better."
Thank you for your support.
Today, "Wucao Soya milk" has a 3rd generation successor. He is Xu Kunming's son, Xu Guowei (Jason). Jason graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a bachelor's degree and major in network security. This young man is energetic and has inherited his ancestor's diligent attitude. He has an unique perspective in business. He manages the stall with 16-hour workdays. He describes the situation as:
"With the foundation laid by my grandfather and 50 years of diligence from my father, I am responsible for ensuring the continued success of "Wucao Soya milk."
It takes Man to plan but Heaven's blessings to succeed and I have just have to try my best.
Elements such as time, place and people are needed for business seriously and handles human relations well. With this people element together with the time and place elements created by his forefathers, it is believed he will lead the business to prosper to greater heights.
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