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Singapore joss stick-making family faces fading trade

Many countries across Asia are celebrating the Chinese New Year this weekend.

The festival is a busy time for those in the business of making joss sticks - or cinnamon incense.

However, demand for hand-crafted joss sticks has been declining due to cheaper rival products and changing tastes.

This has caused problems for an 80 year-old family business in Singapore, which Ali Moore went to visit.

  • 31 Jan 2014
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