“Abang Yee who hails from Kelantan is a burger seller and has been in the business for more than 10 years…”

“His daily business routine starts in the evening from 7pm to 3 am.

Abang Yee sleeps after he sends his children to school. He earns RM300 a day and would get even more if there are big orders from the companies near where his stand is.

He used to have 2 more franchises but has been sold to other people. Amongst the interesting experiences that he has had was when Abang Yee had large orders and at the same time he ran out of gas to cook.

To those who want to start selling burgers, his advice is you have to be honest and trustworthy”.

– Humans of Kuala Lumpur

Story contributed by Ekamil Razali.

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(This post was first published on October 10th 2016)

“11 years ago, he lost his left leg in a motorcycle accident…”

11 years ago, he lost his left leg in a motorcycle accident.

Yet, brother Shuaib still sells Ramli burger beside the train station with his motorcycle-turned-kitchenette. 

I asked him, “And you’re still not afraid of riding?”, to which he replied “That’s life, and the risk, of riding a bike. And we just have to move on”. 

I order a beef burger with cheese, and tells him I’m still taking my motorcycle driving lessons. He continues, “You know, my other friends and me (who are disabled), even with our predicaments we still ride on with our bikes – we are not scared for something that can and most usually happens”. 

“Even if we drive safely, it could be another careless car driver who hits us”.

Shuaib sells burgers late night until the trains stop running, and then moves to another part of the city to cater to hungry people right till 5 in the morning. By this time I finish my burger, I thank him, and he wishes me for the best in my driving examinations.

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(This post was first published on December 31th 2012)