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.