K-ki

K-ki

K-ki’s located along Ann Siang Hill. Coincidentally, there was an article published in the Straits Times’s LifeStyle section today on the Gemmill Fountain and read some history of Ann Siang Hill in that article.

The mysterious fountain (Gemmill Fountain) was a gift donated by Singapore’s first auctioneer and banker, John Gemmill, when he left Singapore for London in 1864.

What is now known as Ann Siang Hill was called Gemmill Hill – he once owned the small hill near Chinatown, until it was sold in 1894 to Chia Ann Siang, a wealthy Malacca-born landowner. It was renamed Ann Siang Hill, but the memory of the auctioneer lives on in nearby Gemmill Lane, which is named after him.

– Historic fountain restored, The Straits Times Lifestyle Section, 08 February 2010.

Anyway, K-ki is owned by a couple of whom Kenneth, is the baker while his wife, Delphine runs the front of house. (Think Sage!) Kenneth, a Self-Taught Baker, learnt the skills of the trade from his mother. When he was younger, his mother, a professional baker herself, would bake cakes and leave them in the fridge. He proclaimed proudly that, a day would not go by without a cake in the fridge.

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