The Modern Shoe Shiner

Neighbours | 2:49 mins

Enter the world of shoe shining, where getting the perfect sparkle on a pair of shoes is sweaty, back-breaking, hard work. If you’ve ever wondered how your friend’s leather shoes got so shiny, it might be because they went to this guy for help.

John Chung, the winner of the 2018 World Shoe Shine Championships, is one of the few professional shoeshiners in Singapore. Once a job that many looked down on, John is changing the way people view his craft.

But no, his army boots weren’t the shiniest in his platoon because he didn’t get paid to polish them 😜

📍Mason & Smith 98 Club St Level 02-02 Singapore 069467

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