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Snail mail on a slow boat

May 19, 2014 - 9:55pm

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TNP PHOTO: GARY GOH

Rain or shine every weekday afternoon, you’ll find Singapore's oldest postman, Mr Haron Jomahat, 73, sitting on the brown benches at Changi Point Ferry Terminal.

Unlike other boat passengers, who might be going on a rustic adventure, the part-time postman makes the daily trips to deliver mail to the island’s last remaining residents.

Mr Haron grew up as an islander on Pulau Tekong, and the grandfather of 12 said Pulau Ubin reminds him of his formative years.

“If given another chance I’ll still want to be assigned to Pulau Ubin,” he said. “It is not as hectic as the mainland and I love the rustic feel of this place.”

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