“We started the business to bring timeless and overlooked stories in Singapore to light,”
explains Ng Kai Yuan, who co-created Our Grandfather Story in 2017.
What’s behind the name? The colloquial term “grandfather story” usually refers to a longwinded tale told by an elder. However, Our Grandfather Story takes a fresh, documentary-style approach to this idea – re-telling long forgotten stories about the little island to the internet’s international audience.
Kai Yuan says he enjoys scouring the streets of SG for hidden attractions and F&B gems, from low-priced 85 Fengshan Centre – for “most of Singapore’s best hawker food” – to high-brow Atlas Bar – for “great drinks with nice ambience”. But, he clarifies, he and his team don’t scout the “best” food or places for the site. “We are interested in documenting the unique stories in Singapore.”
85 Fengshan Centre, 85 Bedok North Rd., 460089
“[Covid] made us rethink our approach to content creation,” Kai Yuan shares. “We adjusted our business model and weeded out aspects that were not working.” The pandemic also motivated him to begin a workout schedule. “I relied on indoor workouts and keeping to a schedule to stay sane.” These days, he’s also into doing yoga and running outdoors. And if he wasn’t spearheading Our Grandfather Story here? He’d want to “run a homestay in Bali!”
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