Her hands were shaking slightly as Ms Tang Sai Tham used a
screwdriver to open the safety grill of a table fan. She pulls out the
fan blades to show us the motor inside.
"Many people think
fans are broken because the blades are moving slowly so there's no wind.
But usually the moving parts inside are just rusty or dirty, so the
blades move slowly.
"I think this might be rusty. You just have to take the fan apart and
clean the insides, and it should work," she added as she fitted the
blades back on, and checked if they were running smoothly.
tremors and old age (she's 79) have not stopped Ms Tang from pursuing
her interest in repair work. When she is not spending time at the nearby
community centre or bowling with her friends, she often finds
appliances to take home and repair, either from people who no longer
want them, or at the void deck of HDB blocks.
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