YES 933 DJ Kunhua’s $800K 5-Room HDB Flat Looks Like A Retro Café
Despite his love for Wong Kar Wai, the radio jock was not in the mood for earlier ID proposals to turn his house into a cha chaan teng with booth seats.
YES 933 DJ Zhong Kun Hua, better known as just Kunhua, may be a radio jock at a hip station for the young, but he is an old soul at heart. The 35-year-old has a penchant for nostalgia and his love for all things vintage is reflected in his five-room resale flat, which he moved into about a month ago. He admits the $800,000 HDB flat, which he bought last October, was above his budget, but he was attracted to the 1,300-sq ft space and all the potential it held for a dramatic transformation.
The moment 8days.sg arrives at his 25-year-old apartment in the central part of Singapore, we feel like we’ve stepped into a quaint hipster café. Pass the retro-style mint green gate and you see the open concept kitchen and dining area decked out in a mix of vintage furniture and collectibles, and further in, a cosy living room. From the terrazzo bar counter and midcentury modern pieces to the Wong Kar Wai movie posters and vinyl record feature wall, the “retro rojak” space, as Kunhua calls it, is filled with Instagram-worthy spots and photo ops. We can imagine ourselves catching up with friends over coffee here on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
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