Life in plastic, it's fantastic: Singaporean man has collected about 10,000 Barbie dolls

Meet Singaporean Jian Yang, a Barbie super fan who has some 10,000 dolls in his collection.
Mr Jian Yang with his Barbie doll collection, and holding Barbie dolls modelled after Scarlett O’Hara (left) and Marilyn Monroe, in his living room on Jan 15, 2019.
Mr Jian Yang with his Barbie doll collection, and holding Barbie dolls modelled after Scarlett O’Hara (left) and Marilyn Monroe, in his living room on Jan 15, 2019. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Mr Jian Yang using a brush to modify a Barbie doll by giving her closed eyes, a different lip colour, and applying blush to her face.
Mr Jian Yang using a brush to modify a Barbie doll by giving her closed eyes, a different lip colour, and applying blush to her face.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - From wall to wall and floor to ceiling, his Barbie dolls come in every outfit and hairstyle imaginable.

Some resemble celebrities like Barbra Streisand and Audrey Hepburn. Others look like characters from TV shows like Mad Men and Dynasty. Many are collectors' items still in their boxes.

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month

  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.