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Author Archives: Bei

Collecting Rare, Vintage Batman Toys from the 1960s

Toy figurines, especially vintage ones, make great accessories for tabletops or cabinets in your house, and one of the most popular characters that home owners like to use is Batman, a fictional comic book character created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. These vintage Batman toys are well loved by millions all over the

20 Best DIY Reclaimed Vintage Furniture Projects

It’s almost always the case that minor parts of one or two of your furniture items at home are damaged, and you don’t really want to throw it away. But it might affect the aesthetic of your overall home design and it can also be quite unsightly when there are guests. As well, it’s quite hard for

Why You Should Make A Trip to Hock Siong Furniture Before You Setup Your New Home

I have been wanting to do a write-up on this furniture recycling company, Singapore-based Hock Siong Furniture but I have not had the time until last Saturday. I also wished to find one or two vintage suitcases to store my old toys. Located about a 15 minutes’ walk from Tai Seng MRT station, Hock Siong Furniture

Antique Chinese Statues of History and Their Magnificence

It is a well known fact that Chinese sculptors and artisans are among the most talented in the industry, and what came out of their hands are magnificent antique Chinese statues in bronze, jade, lacquered wood, porcelain, pottery and many other materi als that  are often considered antiques or collectibles. Most amazingly, most of these

Singapore’s One and Only Sungei Road Thieves Market

Singapore’s famous Sungei Road Thieves Market (双溪路贼市场/跳蚤市场) , located between Jalan Besar and Rochor Canal Road, is the country’s largest and oldest flea market, and originated in the 1930s. As it used to operate between 3pm and 6pm, its operating hours have resulted in it being nicknamed “Robinson Petang”, or “Robinson in the afternoon”, perhaps a

14 Interesting Facts About Antique Tea Cups from China

For many centuries now, drinking tea has been an important part of Chinese culture. The practice of drinking tea originated in China and tea is regarded to be one of the seven necessities of Chinese life, others being, soy sauce, rice, salt, vinegar, oil and firewood. It goes without saying that tea time is incomplete

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