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USHER IN THE CHINESE NEW YEAR: To let light into the apartment, walls were knocked down and replaced with sliding windows. The dining table is placed right by these windows; decorative items placed around the home for Chinese New Year include chocolate in the shape of gold ingots, a monkey plush toy and figurines carrying banners that say Gong Xi Fa Cai.

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This year, the couple have included table arrangements such as azaleas (above), and bamboo plants and artificial fronds.

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‘We like to use a mix of real and artificial flowers so that the blooms still look fresh till the last day of Chinese New Year.’ Christine Loh, with Steven Chai.

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This year, the couple have included table arrangements such as azaleas, and bamboo plants and artificial fronds (above).

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ECLECTIC AND INDUSTRIAL LOOK: Above: A feature wall, made of marble-like vinyl, separates the sleeping area from the walk-in wardrobe.

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ECLECTIC AND INDUSTRIAL LOOK: Above: The couple regularly invite friends over, regardless of whether it is the festive season or not.

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USHER IN THE CHINESE NEW YEAR: To let light into the apartment, walls were knocked down and replaced with sliding windows. The dining table is placed right by these windows; decorative items placed around the home for Chinese New Year include chocolate in the shape of gold ingots, a monkey plush toy and figurines carrying banners that say Gong Xi Fa Cai (above).

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USHER IN THE CHINESE NEW YEAR: To let light into the apartment, walls were knocked down and replaced with sliding windows. The dining table is placed right by these windows; decorative items placed around the home for Chinese New Year include chocolate in the shape of gold ingots, a monkey plush toy (above) and figurines carrying banners that say Gong Xi Fa Cai.

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USHER IN THE CHINESE NEW YEAR: To let light into the apartment, walls were knocked down and replaced with sliding windows. The dining table is placed right by these windows; decorative items placed around the home for Chinese New Year include chocolate in the shape of gold ingots (above), a monkey plush toy and figurines carrying banners that say Gong Xi Fa Cai.
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New lease of life

Since Steven Chai and Christine Loh renovated their 3-bedroom apartment, friends and relatives who visit are often wowed by the transformation.
Feb 6, 2016 5:50 AM

FOR years, Steven Chai and Christine Loh used to be hesitant about inviting family and friends over to their home during Chinese New Year, but not anymore.

Since they renovated their three-bedroom apartment in 2014, they have been regularly inviting friends over, regardless of whether it

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