Saturday, October 30, 2010

Antique Paradise

I was delighted to find this amazing antique shop at Craig Road (Tanjong Pagar) yesterday. This is the oldest Singapore antique shop I have ever visited.

The most fascinating thing about this shop is the amount of treasures that can be found there. Mr. Keng (its very friendly owner) had bought the shop for his business some 30 years ago and the shop décor has been purposely retained for its historical feel since. The owner has a very creative quote for his business:

“WE BUY JUNK AND SELL ANTIQUES, SOME FOOLS BUY, SOME FOOLS SELL.”

And I happened to be one of the fools who adore these pretty junks.
Other than buying and selling antiques, Mr. Keng also specializes in repairing old furniture, restoring antiques and polishing bronze, brass and copper.

TONG MERN SERN
Address: 51, CRAIG ROAD (OFF NEIL ROAD), SINGAPORE 089689
Contact Number: +65 62231037
HP: +65 98184745
Business Hour: Monday till Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 1pm-6pm












• Mr. Keng really made my day when he started playing his enormous made-in-Switzerland music box for me. Beautiful music notes filled the air in tune with the rhythm of its history.















• Antique collection silhouette, one of my favorite scenes from Mr. Keng’s shop.

1 comment:

  1. I tried to call the antique, but the owner is hospitalised!

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