It was a sad day for fans of Woodlands Sourdough, when the people behind it announced that they have decided to close shop by this December. After a good two-year run, partners/ husband and wife Chalith Kariyawasam and Nurhasanah Johari said that it was time to ‘take a break and travel.

The former engineers first started making sourdough breads four years ago at home as a hobby, but later realised there was a growing demand for it among Singaporeans.

The closing of Woodlands Sourdough is sure to leave behind an empty spot in the local food scene, but it will also impart in its absence a renewed interest in creating artisanal bakes.

Still, there’s little to gain crying over spilt milk. There’s no shortage of Singaporean bakeries making breads that call for traditional methods or have a cult following.