‘School boat’ service rows back to business as schools reopen


School day: Boatman Ng Hock Heng, 57, screening pupils at Jetty Kampung Sungai Kajang in Tanjung Karang before ferrying them to school in neighbouring Kampung Bagan Pasir. — KK SHAM/The Star

TANJONG KARANG: After struggling to keep his “school boat” business afloat since the Covid-19 pandemic struck, boatman Ng Hock Heng is finally filled with hope.

The 57-year-old, who transports students from Kampung Sungai Kajang to their respective schools across Sungai Tengi, is back in business.

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