In China, a palatial celebration of china

Ms Yu Ermei, 86, showing the way to her "porcelain palace", built at a cost of 6 million yuan (S$1.2 million). She started on the project five years ago. More than 60,000 pieces of porcelain ware were used to construct the building. Ms Yu runs a porc
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Ms Yu Ermei, 86, showing the way to her "porcelain palace", built at a cost of 6 million yuan (S$1.2 million).

She started on the project five years ago. More than 60,000 pieces of porcelain ware were used to construct the building. Ms Yu runs a porcelain factory and started to learn pottery art from her uncle when she was 12.

According to her, the palace is not only a realisation of her dream, but also a tribute to the town of Jingdezhen which is known as the "porcelain capital".

Jingdezhen is in Jiangxi province, in south-eastern China.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2016, with the headline 'In China, a palatial celebration of china'. Print Edition | Subscribe