How do expatriates live their life and start a business in Shenzhen? What is Shenzhen like in their eyes? “The World in Shenzhen” will share with you their Shenzhen stories.
This episode documents Singaporean baker Sim Ser Kiat’s entrepreneurial endeavor of making bread in Shenzhen. Sim arrived in Shekou, Shenzhen in 1988 with his employer, a Singapore oil company, and was overwhelmed by the city’s rapid development. He opened a coffee shop in 2004, and ventured into the bakery business four years later. With the number of expats growing in Shekou, he found that people from different countries have diverse preferences for bread. He had even traveled to France to learn bakery for his new business. Whatever kinds of bread, Chinese, French, Japanese, English or Italian, you’ll find it at your disposal in the city as it becomes increasingly international.