Roxy Laksa: Preserving our hawker heritage
Roxy theatre used to be the most happening place in the Eastern part of Singapore. Built in 1931, it provided entertainment to generations of Singaporeans before it was finally closed in 1978. Aside from the movies shown there, it was also famous for its hawker stalls. Among them was Mr Lim Kok Seng who started selling laksa there in 1952 and went on to spend the next 26 years selling laksa with his son Mr Lim Eng Hock, till the cinema was finally closed in 1978. They then shifted to the East Coast Lagoon Food Centre which opened in 1979 and continued to sell his laksa there. Third generation Mike Lim started working with his dad after NS in 1981 and continued the business at East Coast Lagoon Food Centre till a month ago when he moved to his current stall in Timbre+. The move might surprise many of his regulars for whom Roxy Laksa is the main reason to visit East Coast La...