13/5 Orang Banyak Susah In business more than 50 years, Tong Fong Trading is a handmade drink containers company. The workshop located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur run by Mr.Tang since 1960’s, the company struggle to maintain the business each year, survived and adapted to the modern day. Mr. Tang is a Teochew immigrant from Tongshan, China. He first came to Malaysia in 1957, at the age of 18 Drinks container commonly used by hawkers and vendors. The container made by plastic, it is light and highly durable. Mr. Tang’s drink container is handmade by Mr. Tang himself and his workers. The prices for one container is RM100 to RM300 depending on size. The company have been making and distributing handmade container for 50 years and still producing until now. The workshop survived the 1969 riot in Kuala Lumpur. The 13 May 1969 incident refers to the Sino-Malay sectarian violence in Kuala Lumpur (then part of the state of Selangor), Malaysia, in which many Malaysians died. Officially the number of deaths was played down, but Western diplomatic sources put the toll at close to 600, with most of the victims Chinese. As told by Mr. Tang, it is one of the bad experience he face during that time. Mr.Tang send RM40.00 ringgit to his mother in China every month. As a chinese, it is very difficult to send money out from Malaysia. The authorities accuse him as a communist. During the 1969 riot, everyone stay inside their house, Mr.Tang stay inside his workshop. Having the army screaming at your doorstep, Mr.Tang said there is nothing you can do but just stay inside. Mr. Tang has only one employee, a 40 years old woman doing all the work and production while Mr.Tang only on repairs. His worker got paid RM80 ringgit per day, back in the 60’s it’s only RM10 ringgit. Mr. Tang has three kids but none of his children want to go forward to operate his business. Mr.Tang had faced a great deal of changes in Kuala Lumpur.