TANAH MERAH – The modest ability of mending footwear on the five-foot means was certainly a sew in time for a retired military officer, Kamaruzaman Mat Zin, who has made it into his essential supply of revenue.
Kamaruzaman, 50, stated he acquired the ability whereas serving within the military in Perak, the place initially he was simply ‘hanging out’ on the shoe-mending store of an acquaintance.
“After I was nonetheless serving (within the military), I used to be lively in soccer, due to that, I had many contacts among the many gamers.
“That’s the place the thought to be taught the ability of stitching footwear happened as a result of I envisioned that this ability could possibly be helpful as a supply of revenue sooner or later after retirement,” he informed Bernama at his store in Tanah Merah city right here at the moment.
Elaborating additional, the daddy of 5 stated publicity to seeing methods to sew and mend footwear whereas serving to out the pal, stirred a way of curiosity, which led him to inherit the ability.
Kamaruzaman stated that after retiring from the military on the age of 45, he wasted no time in opening a shoe-repair store and obtained an encouraging response, along with the pattern the place shoe designs at the moment weren’t hardy to final however reasonably bent on put on and tear.
“I’m grateful for the nice fortune of being blessed with good well being, nonetheless being lively in soccer and having the ability to add extra contacts that gave me the chance to render my companies to these in want.
“I by no means guessed mending footwear on the sidewalk might turn into a sustenance when it got here to retirement, and even turning into a foothold as a supply of revenue to help my household till now,” stated Kamaruzaman who served at Camp Batu 11 in Tanah Merah which was his final camp of service.
Now marching to the beat of a unique drum, the payment he expenses for mending footwear or slippers begins from RM3 to RM80 relying on the kind of footwear and technique of sewing the restore requires.
“Alhamdulillah, I earn greater than RM100 a day with the store working hours from 10am to six.30pm,” he stated. – Bernama