54YO Record Shop In Chinatown Complex Center Forced To Close Down By End Nov 2019

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All good things either change or come to an end.

Nasi lemak burgers vanish, film cameras are replaced by smart technology and GPAs decrease as the school years go by.

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Okay, that last one is hugely subjective.

In some seriousness, the inevitable fact that technology will always change remains constant.

The more niche businesses eventually fall out of relevance as is the case with record shops.

Record Shop To Close Soon

It really breaks my heart to write this story.

According to Mothership, CD shop Foo Leong Records located in Chinatown Complex Centre will be closing by the end of November 2019.

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The shop owner, 79-year-old Wong Nam Thye, named the shop after her as the name meant ‘prosperity and good nature.’

However, 54 years of going strong and the business has finally come to a close.

Wong wanted to keep the store going for as long as she could due to old memories but realises that it is not sustainable anymore.

Attempts To Ease Cost

It’s never easy to let go of something you built up yourself. From a roadside store to Pagoda Street till moving to Chinatown Complex in 1983, Wong has done her utmost to keep her business alive.

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