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In the business of cutting hair

Historically, roadside barbers were commonly found along Barber Street, a backlane between Jalan Sultan and Aliwal Street.  These days, they’re a rare sight so we were lucky to spot not one, but two of them in just one afternoon.  For $5, you get to sit in a really cool vintage barber chair, cut your hair, enjoy a shave and have someone clean your ears for you.  I hear they even throw in a neck massage.  No wonder there was a queue!