Famous for its delicious soup and delectable begedil (potato patties), the Selemat Datang Mee Soto and Mee Rebus stall was also known for the fiery temper of Madam Hendom Asmonie.

Many of her friends and family however, have said that she is simply misunderstood.

Madam Hendon's death not only brought about deep sadness to her family and friends, but also to fellow stallholders at Adam Road food centre.

Mr Muhammad Fauzee, the 29-year-old owner of neighbouring Adam Chicken Rice, said: "She's actually a very kind-hearted person.

"When my pregnant wife fell in the store two years ago, she rushed over and helped her up. She alerted everyone and called for help."

Mr Apit, 50, owner of Apit drink stall, visited Madam Hendon in the hospital three weeks before she died. He had known her since he was 10 years old.

He recalled her as being very generous to his family and admitted that her death felt like he's lost an older sister.

"I miss her very much," he said.