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AN EYE FOR THE AESTHETIC: The apartment overlooks Kallang River, with a clear view of the Sports Hub.

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AN EYE FOR THE AESTHETIC: The artwork is a red-and-black piece depicting horses and a human-like figure.

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KEEPING IT SIMPLE: When it came to furnishing the apartment, Mr Nakata went back to BoConcept, the same retailer that he patronised for his Tokyo apartment. BoConcept's interior stylist Chloe Chee suggested colours such as white for the walls, to make the space bigger, while opting for cool shades such as grey for the sofa and dining chairs.

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KEEPING IT SIMPLE: When it came to furnishing the apartment, Mr Nakata went back to BoConcept, the same retailer that he patronised for his Tokyo apartment. BoConcept's interior stylist Chloe Chee suggested colours such as white for the walls, to make the space bigger, while opting for cool shades such as grey for the sofa and dining chairs.

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STANDING OUT: The 33-year-old also brought over his collection of art pieces, some of which he picked for their cool colours.

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NOT JUST AN ORNAMENT: Mr Nakata has managed to create plenty of seating space in his apartment.

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NOT JUST AN ORNAMENT: When in pairs, the left shisa traditionally has a closed mouth to keep good spirits in, while the right one an open mouth to ward off evil spirits.

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'I'm a fan of BoConcept, because their pieces are well-designed and pocket-friendly . . . since I like BoConcept's furniture, naturally, I went shopping there again.' - Japanese expatriate Mitsuya Nakata, who works at a hedge fund company
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Cool sanctuary

Expatriate Mitsuya Nakata's flat in Beach Road has lots in common with his old apartment in Tokyo.
Apr 9, 2016 5:50 AM

WHEN Japanese expatriate Mitsuya Nakata was looking for an apartment in Singapore, he wanted it to be as similar to his previous home as possible. "My old apartment was in central Tokyo, with easy access to the office, shopping, restaurants and the sea. And I also could enjoy the views of Tokyo'

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