In Pictures: A slice of Armenian life in Singapore

More than a century ago, a clutch of Armenian families in Singapore pooled their money to build a parsonage to complement their church, which had been completed in 1835. Today, volunteers from the community help to tidy it up regularly, even as dry rot and rising damp conspire to weaken this still-handsome building. Earlier this month, the community gave photojournalist Desmond Lim rare access into its interior, ahead of its transformation into a museum next year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2015, with the headline 'A slice of Armenian life'. Print Edition | Subscribe