At 60, he opened a hidden bike cafe at Seletar airport where you can eat and watch planes take off

For many of us, hitting our golden years probably means slowing down our pace of life, focusing on loved ones and contemplating whether it’s time to hand over the reins and retire.

For 64-year-old Poon Kng Joo (better known as Ah Joo in the cycling community), retirement is the last thing on his agile mind.

The ambitious risk-taker is not afraid to show it, jumping headfirst into opening his own bike cafe the year he turned 60, and four years on, Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafe is still going strong.


While most entrepreneurs shun the idea of setting up shop in an ulu (remote) area, Ah Joo embraced that challenge and located his cafe beside Seletar Airport, where diners can have an unparalleled view of planes taking off and landing.

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