From Running a Flea Market Stall to a BMW at the Age of 21, Gina Tow

Gina Tow is the founder and owner of Happy Rollies. Happy Rollies was started in 2015 and has since grown from a humble flea market stall selling ice cream at Geylang Serai market to having 20 ice-cream carts and 2 mini-vans now.

Gina Tow has since developed other food items such as Churros, Watermelon Volcano, Toasted Smores and Cheese Chicken Cubes.

If you are heading down to Geylang Serai Bazaar this year, keep a look-out for her stall(s). She is cooking up some excitement for all of us.

In this conversation, we spoke about:

  • How Gina Tow earned 10K a month by trading second-hand luxury bags?
  • Gina’s experience of being bullied in school
  • How Gina start a successful ice-cream cart business

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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What was your favourite lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.

Show Notes
Gina shares her story of how she bought and sold a BMW at the age of 21 [0:00:20]
How does Gina come to the goal of owning a BMW? [0:07:52]
Gina Tow describes her childhood [0:16:09]
Gina Tow shares experience of being bullied in school [0:21:29]
How did Gina Tow lose 25kg? [0:23:29]
Gina Tow shares about her suicidal experience [0:25:29]
Gina Tow shares the story of being proposed to during polytechnic days [0:32:42]
How did Gina start working in insurance while studying in polytechnic? [0:33:24]
How did Gina Tow start a second-hand luxury bag business, Happybagsg? [0:37:13]
How does one colour dye a branded bag? [0:42:39]
Why did Gina start Happy Rollies?[0:44:35]
How did Gina scale up Happy Rollies? [0:55:39]

Links Mentioned
Connect with Gina Tow:
Facebook | Instagram

HappyBagsg (Instagram)
Gina’s BMW

Thanks for listening!

And if you have learnt any lesson with anything we talked about, I’d love for you to open up in the comments.

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Special thanks to Gina Tow. Hasta la vista, baby!

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