A chance to honour the past

The upcycled items Mr Richard Koh and Madam Ong Bee Yan (both top) have created include a television console topped with tiles (above) and a washbasin stand fashioned from a Singer sewing machine (left).
The upcycled items Mr Richard Koh and Madam Ong Bee Yan (both above) have created include a television console topped with tiles and a washbasin stand fashioned from a Singer sewing machine.PHOTOS: GAVIN FOO, COURTESY OF RICHARD KOH AND ONG BEE YAN
The upcycled items Mr Richard Koh and Madam Ong Bee Yan (both top) have created include a television console topped with tiles (above) and a washbasin stand fashioned from a Singer sewing machine (left).
The upcycled items Mr Richard Koh and Madam Ong Bee Yan have created include a television console topped with tiles (above) and a washbasin stand fashioned from a Singer sewing machine.PHOTOS: GAVIN FOO, COURTESY OF RICHARD KOH AND ONG BEE YAN
The upcycled items Mr Richard Koh and Madam Ong Bee Yan (both top) have created include a television console topped with tiles (above) and a washbasin stand fashioned from a Singer sewing machine (left).
The upcycled items Mr Richard Koh and Madam Ong Bee Yan have created include a television console topped with tiles and a washbasin stand fashioned from a Singer sewing machine (above).PHOTOS: GAVIN FOO, COURTESY OF RICHARD KOH AND ONG BEE YAN

In a house in Sunshine Terrace is a barbecue station unlike any other.

What is now used for grilling meat and seafood used to have a far plainer function - it was once an old-school coffee table in Mr Richard Koh's family home.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 28, 2018, with the headline 'A chance to honour the past'. Print Edition | Subscribe