Tim Cook has finished his visit to Japan and stopped off in Singapore for the next leg of his East Asian business jaunt.
On Twitter, Cook shared a photo of himself starting his day with a traditional Singaporean breakfast. Tiong Bahru Market is located in one of Singapore’s most vibrant neighborhoods. The area offers a variety of hipster stores and boutique art galleries.
Tim Cook breakfasted in Singapore with photographers Darren Soh and Aik Beng Chia. They then gave Cook a “quick tour” of the area. On Soh’s private Facebook page, he noted that: “Tim tried Chwee Kueh, Carrot Cake, Soya Bean Milk but his favourite was pandan flavoured Gao Teng Kueh.”
Chwee kueh is a type of steamed rice cake with preserved radish. It is a popular breakfast item in Singapore and Johor. Tim Cook’s preferred gao teng kueh is a colorful, multi-layered cake that originated in Singapore.
After Cook’s breakfast, he visited Apple Orchard Road, an Apple Store which opened in May 2017. This was Apple’s first Apple Store in Singapore.
He then met with high school students in Singapore’s Swift Accelerator Program. “They’ve been busy learning to code with @Tinkercademy teachers, and already have everything from AR to productivity apps live on the @AppStore,” Cook tweeted.
Apple expanded its coding initiatives to Singapore earlier this year.