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National Treasure

Have you been watching Treasure Hunt on Channel News Asia? Now catch the exhibition The People’s Collection at the National Museum! They might not be priceless artefacts but these items mean more to us as Singaporeans – part of a real-life account of what life used to be in the past. We were featured in the episode focusing on the 60s’; see our vintage cash register, brass toast grille and kopitiam cup.

The exhibition runs from now till 29 April at the National Museum, Stamford Road. Here are some highlights from the launch event.






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We’re having a sale!

Especially for this festive period, we’re having a vintage Typewriter and Suitcase sale!

There’s great variety to choose from, at prices you will love.

Of course there will be other retro knick knacks and bric a brac on sale too, plus our very own kopitiam set-up.

Pop down this Sunday 4 Dec, from 9am – 6pm, to

Blk 3 Dover Road #08-368 (It’s the block opposite ACS)

For enquiries pls email us at bymyoldschool@gmail.com or call 96670767.

See you there!

Lovely luggage!


Our very own kopitiam!


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(Re)Visit the Kopitiam

Ever you ever visited one of really old kopitiams in Singapore, just to ‘soak up the atmosphere’?

There aren’t many left here but you can certainly try to ‘re-create’ that old nostalgic feeling at home with a koptiam table, chairs and accessories.

Just the cups alone are enough to create that wave of nostalgia. Check out our little kopitiam corner with the iconic cups and saucers adorned with green English-style blossoms. The saucer is (deliberately?) deep for the purpose of holding a quivering softly poached egg. More uncommon and harder to find are the white cups, rimmed with gold and with that unmistakeable gold symbol. I admit I don’t know what the gold emblem stands for. Can anyone tell me? What I do know is that I know it instantly as a kopitiam cup.

We have limited quantity of these 2 cup designs and are selling them as sets (cup+saucer+little spoon). All sets are new and never been used (the gold is still bright on the white cup).

The Big Picture

Kopitiam cups

The blue Esso “LPG”canister is actually a vintage soya sauce container. It was a premium from the company.


The toaster is also ‘new’ as in new arrival =)

The top panel becomes a toast rack when taken out!


The toaster is standing on a vintage stool which has been restored with a new cane seat. Used in the kopitiam too perhaps? We have a few of these.

Stool with cane seat


New designs of patterned glasses

Glasses with printed patterns


This would have been useful in a kopitiam. Vintage-style standing ashtray – flip the tray open to rest your ciggie and flip it closed to throw away the ash. Ingenious design! Also available in fuchsia.

Ashtray with goose neck stand






Watch this space for more kopitiam news! Akan Datang!


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