A household name in Singapore with its 90+ year-old history
Once upon a time
There was in the heart of Singapore's High Street, a little shop called Polar Café. The Company founded by Chan Hinky in 1926 has weathered the ravages of World War II, turbulent political and economic upheaval. Today, more than 30 outlets with over 80 expanding distribution points dot the island of Singapore.
One of the daughters of Polar Café's founder Chan Hinky tells her own Sweet Memories, Sweet Success story
A story cradled in the Polar Café story
Born the eleventh of 13 children, a girl in an era and culture where sons were more favoured than daughters... Journey with Kate Cheah as she witnessed the Japanese Occupation and racial riots in Singapore. Step into her shoes as she ventures out of safety to teach among refugees in the notorious Old Walled City of Kowloon...
A daughter, teacher, unlikely entrepreneur...
A Modern Day Business Parable
Awarded 'Best Book' in the General Category by ASEAN Book Publishers Association
An Ordinary Life Turned Extraordinary
Raving Reader's Reviews
...more than an inspiring must-read and guide. It is a modern-day business parable. Now I need to place them in the hands of those the Lord is leading me to place them in...
I'd like to commend Kate's book – it's highly readable. I finished it within one day – last night! It shows Kate isn't a super saint; but the results are super.
Kate has woven her personal record of her spiritual pilgrimage into her account of her family's Polar Café business. It is a moving story of what Catherine Marshall call, "meeting God at every turn.
A uniquely Asian voice... It is a great priviledge to peep into the secrets of her life. I found an artist who paints in very broad strokes and then provides a wealth of detail... fascinating to read again and again...