Shophouse a trove of treasure

Brothers Raymond (left) and Edmond Wong at the Rumah Kim Choo shophouse in East Coast Road, which is filled with antiques and family heirlooms (above and below).
Brothers Raymond (left) and Edmond Wong at the Rumah Kim Choo shophouse in East Coast Road, which is filled with antiques and family heirlooms.PHOTOS: KEVIN LIM, OPUS
Brothers Raymond (left) and Edmond Wong at the Rumah Kim Choo shophouse in East Coast Road, which is filled with antiques and family heirlooms (above and below).
Brothers Raymond and Edmond Wong at the Rumah Kim Choo shophouse in East Coast Road, which is filled with antiques and family heirlooms (above).PHOTOS: KEVIN LIM, OPUS
Brothers Raymond (left) and Edmond Wong at the Rumah Kim Choo shophouse in East Coast Road, which is filled with antiques and family heirlooms (above and below).
Brothers Raymond and Edmond Wong at the Rumah Kim Choo shophouse in East Coast Road, which is filled with antiques and family heirlooms (above).PHOTOS: KEVIN LIM, OPUS

Step into the upper gallery of the Rumah Kim Choo shophouse in East Coast Road and you are greeted by a sight that evokes the feel of an old Peranakan house, or "rumah" in Malay.

Rooms are filled with antiques and family heirlooms, ranging from a bridal bed to Nonya kebayas, and ceramic ware to wooden cabinets that marry Chinese and European styles.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2018, with the headline 'Shophouse a trove of treasure'. Print Edition | Subscribe