This Multitalented Young Chap (Street dancer, Designer, Barber) Now Sells Curry Mee at Butterworth to Stay Afloat

We’ve read and shared quite a number of stories where people took a different path in their careers to stay afloat during this trying time. This multitalented young chap who resides in Butterworth is a street dancer, graphic designer, videographer, and barber before the pandemic hits. Now, he’s running a curry mee stall to make ends meet.


Multitalented Young Chap Turns to Sell Curry Mee in Butterworth to Make Ends Meet:

Photo: Malay Mail, Courtesy of Sayuti Zainudin (Website)

According to Malay Mail, the 31-year-old Low Sawming is a young man full of stories, with diverse work experiences. Not only is he a street dancer, a dance instructor, graphic designer, videographer, but also a barber. He’s been in the dance industry since he was 13.

Low worked as a graphic designer in Johor for over 10 years before coming back to Penang to help out his mother in the hairsalon. He also filmed international dance competitions to promote the art in Malaysia. Then, he founded his own dance studio, Uptown Soul Art Station, with a corner dedicated for “barber space.” However, the indefinite lockdown and MCO has severely affected his business.

Photo: Malay Mail, Courtesy of Sayuti Zainudin (Website)

In order to stay afloat and make ends meet, he and his girlfriend now runs roadside stalls selling breakfast sets and 97 White Curry Mee along Jalan Murni 1 in Butterworth. The curry mee recipe was passed down from his late grandfather who was a curry mee hawker.

While the hawker business has helped him and his family go through this tough time, Low still wishes to go back to his usual career when things allow again. After all, being a hawker is major departure from his usual profession.

Photo: Malay Mail, Courtesy of Sayuti Zainudin (Website)

Foodies, if you are around the neighbourhood, drop by to support this young chap and his business. His 97 White Curry Mee stall is located in front of 97, Jalan Murni 1, Butterworth, operating from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily except Mondays.  If you’re looking for a sleek haircut, hit Low up, his studio is currently run by appointment only. That’s all, stay safe and buh bye!

Source & Full Story: Malay Mail

97 White Curry Mee

Address: 97, Jalan Murni 1, Taman Desa Murni, 13800 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (Closed on Monday)

Facebook: Uptown Soul Art Station


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