Sunday, March 27, 2011
This tiny coffee shop inside the modern Raffles City Shopping Mall is so crowded! I found a nice seat and splashed some coffee from Ya Kun on the paper before the sketch.
Ya Kun Kaya Toast is a chain of air-conditioned traditional coffee shops in Singapore and certain parts of Asia. I grew up with Ya Kun and I frequented the traditional coffee stall when I worked at Shenton Way Business District in the 1980s. In 1998, the coffee stall was passed down to second generation moved to a new location at Far East Square. Ya Kun expanded into a chain of coffee stalls islandwide and regionally. It now has 32 outlets in Singapore, and adopts the franchises business model in Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines and South Korea.