Each weekend in Singapore, the Myanmar diaspora congregates at the Peninsula Plaza for news — and a taste — of home.

Customers stream into a pop-up food stall graced by a life-sized image of Myanmar’s deposed leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, where volunteers sell homemade delicacies such as tea-leaf salad and mohinga, a rice-noodle and fish soup.

The stall’s owner, May Kyaw Soe Nyunt, says she takes in about 5,000 Singapore dollars ($3,700) in a weekend, with all the funds sent to her homeland to help those having to endure life under the military regime.