Music hits the high notes: More are learning and playing instruments during the pandemic

Retiree Eugene Chan spent $8,500 on seven guitars in the past year. PHOTO: COURTESY OF EUGENE CHAN
Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

SINGAPORE - Retiree Eugene Chan has been playing his guitars and ukuleles more often during the pandemic.

In the past year, the 65-year-old has also splashed out $8,500 on seven new instruments, including a $3,200 electric guitar and a $300 ukulele.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.