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Three Decades Serving Candy Floss

  Raymond Singh, 56, is one of the oldest serving candy floss vendors at the Vodafone Hibiscus festival. Mr Singh began his business by helping out his brother-in-law who had
13 Aug 2016 10:10
Three Decades Serving Candy Floss
From left:Doreen Singh,Roderick Singh,(back)Mohammed Zibran,Raymond Singh,Shayal Singh setting up their stall for the Vodafone Hibiscus festival which will start today at Laucala Bay.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

 

Raymond Singh, 56, is one of the oldest serving candy floss vendors at the Vodafone Hibiscus festival.

Mr Singh began his business by helping out his brother-in-law who had a candy floss business before migrating overseas.

“I was working for the Public Works Department as a handy man and I was fascinated by the candy floss business,” he said.

“At first it was just extra money to help out my struggling family, but my wife encouraged me to open my business.

“I’ve been in the business for more than 30 years and back then we were the first families to start selling candy floss at the festivals.”

Mr Singh said they had to hire a truck and operate from a tin shed at their first Hibiscus Festival event.

“As time went by, the candy floss business slowly thrived in Fiji, but now it is one of the most popular attractions at the festivals,” he said.

He said it was a family affair for his wife and four children as the excitement gets bigger every year.

“As long as the weather is good people will turn up because of the build-up and hype around the festival,” he said.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Feedback: christine.nikola@fijisun.com.fj

 



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