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Madam Yvonne Chan and her husband Cheng Fock Chai in their shop, Shanghai Chen Hin Dry Cleaning Company in Katong. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Shanghai Chen Hin Dry Cleaning Company was started in the 1940s in Geylang before relocating to Tanjong Katong in 1950. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The shop has never undergone any major renovation, and looks as if it is in a bygone age. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
All the items in the shop, apart from the washing machine, hail from 1950, says shop owner Yvonne Chan. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
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SINGAPORE - Anyone wanting a snapshot of life in 1950s Singapore can just pop into the Shanghai Chen Hin Dry Cleaning Company in Tanjong Katong Road.

The laundry is something of a time capsule, having undergone few changes since it set up shop there 72 years ago.

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