Covid-19 claims 84-year-old restaurant in Penang

End of a household name: Tan closing the doors of See Kong Ooi restaurant, which first opened in 1936.

GEORGE TOWN: A restaurant which has been serving traditional Hainanese and Hokkien home-cooked dishes for 84 years has closed for good.

See Kong Ooi, a household name here especially among the old-timers, has not been able to fend off the effects of the movement control order (MCO) on its business.“It took me a lot of courage to make the decision to wind down the business, ” said architect-turned-chef Peter Tan, 47, a third-generation member of the Tan family running the show here.

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