Chinese restaurants revamp stylishly with bright spaces, bars and a subtle east-west look

Established Chinese restaurants have come up with dishy interiors that have moved beyond heavy Oriental symbolism to include modern elements

It is goodbye guardian lion statues and hello subtle fusion of East and West, as established Chinese restaurants refresh their interiors to stay current and woo a larger crowd.

Over the past two years, some eateries have opted for a more modern and bright look, moving away from darker colours and ornaments with heavy Chinese symbolism.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2018, with the headline 'Modern infusion'. Print Edition | Subscribe