SINGAPORE: The day before he closes his two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre for good on Feb 14, chef Andre Chiang had an important visit to make to Berseh Food Centre in Jalan Besar.

It was to meet with a special person – 85-year-old ice-cream hawker Ng Teak Boon – to deliver on a promise the chef had made to him last year.

The pair had their unlikely first meeting in October 2017, after Mr Chiang watched a video produced by CNA Insider. It featured Mr Ng plying his trade outside Sim Lim Tower, as part of a series on elderly poverty in Singapore and the region.

WATCH: Remember his story? (5:55)

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