The Straits Times
Published on Oct 26, 2012

Sea-loving couple's apartment done up to look like ship's interior


Married couple Christian Wong, 36, and Dawn Ow, 34, have always dreamt of living in a beach house.

In land-scarce Singapore, they have turned their 1,076 sq ft apartment into the next best thing. Their two-bedroom Bayshore Park condominium unit resembles the interior of a ship, with white tongue and groove wooden panelling on walls, and the ceiling of the living room is reminiscent of a ship's cabin.

A clock shaped like a ship's steering wheel and porthole-style mirrors adorn the walls. Models of old ships are also scattered throughout the apartment.

The balcony has an outdoor bamboo deck where you can enjoy the sea breeze from East Coast Park. There are also replicas of a vintage diving helmet and an engine order telegraph device, which was used by the wheelhouse of a ship to give instructions to the engine.