Monday, May 2, 2011

Robert Sng: 100 hours to make a pair of slippers

Robert Sng looks completely at peace inside his two-story shophouse in the middle of Singapore's busy Kampong Glam district.

With a contented smile on his face, the 61-year-old craftsman sits at a weathered desk, his fingers plucking away at a piece of canvas adorned with colorful beads.

?This is a very very slow process?, he explains while pushing a needle into the cloth, ?You can only finish this work if you enjoy doing it.?

As he pulls on the thread, a tiny blob of glass takes its place on an intricate pattern of flowers and birds.

No larger than his entire hand, the design has been a work-in-progress for almost three weeks now.

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