Before I could investigate any further I see someone running down from the top floor.
Looking all innocent, “I’m sorry I wasn’t sure if this was a bar or…”
“Oh don’t worry, we’re just renting the top floor from the Sekeping group. The bar is down here”.
*Phew, thank god…
*Fast forward a few months… A good friend of mine decided to throw an intimate birthday party and upon recommendation she rented Sekeping Sin Chew Kee.
I made my way down the corridor, past the open planned kitchen I come across a makeshift room, nestled into a large niche covered in beautiful black and white photographs and a book shelve to one side. The mosquito netting covering the bed adds a glint of romance to it against the soft demure lighting. The raised floor and natural lighting in here is just perfect!
The bathroom attached to this room is rather small if not claustrophobic. Its just enough space for one person to move about… for obvious reasons, this is most likely the extension of the original house. Although the room is spacious the bathroom’s space has a ‘no-nonsense’ air to it. You go in, get your business sorted and get out.
The second bathroom just outside this room is slighter larger and beautiful. Nothing is spared from detail, as the pipes in the bathroom are rather quirky in shape and has an old shower head fixed to the end of it. Even the faucet fixtures are rather intriguing.
The high ceiling in the place keep it rather cool and the open floor plan makes the place look larger than usual.
*The only thing missing was a dumbwaiter. It would be easier to list down the drinks we wanted, put the bill through and get the drinks sent up via the dumbwaiter. Better than walking up steep steps with a handful of drinks in the idle of the night!
Just for one or two nights in the city, it did feel a little nostalgic.
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