‘Why would I feel happy to injure someone, when being a Tukang Urut I see someone getting injured and I feel pain for them?’

A Tukang Urut, also known as a healer and practitioner of traditional Malay massage, is typically known via word of mouth among the elder Malay-Singaporean community.

10 years into his craft, Firdaus opens up about how Tukang Urut has helped him to walk away from violence and darker times in his youth.

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