Tong Mern Sern Antiques Arts & Crafts.


I found out about Tong Mern Sern on the area map that came with my ticket to the Red Dot Design Museum. It is possible that the only thing that makes me happier than scouring through dusty, second-hand junk is taking pictures of them. The shop is narrow with little walking space but it was so wonderful to be surrounded by so much stuff from yesteryear. I asked the owner if I could take pictures and he asked what for (I’m sure he gets a lot of press requests); I only had to show him my dusty, second-hand Canon camera for him to understand that the pictures could only be for myself and he simply said, “Go ahead”.












Negative0-12-23A(1)Kodak Gold 200, Canon FTb

19 comments on “Tong Mern Sern Antiques Arts & Crafts.

  1. I’ve walked by this place quite a few times, but I haven’t obtained a decent pic of it yet. My attempt failed because the roll didn’t turn in my camera! (When will I ever learn!)

    1. I think when I’m traveling I tend to let loose a little bit more, after all being a tourist one must be able to get away with some things, no? :)

    1. I contemplated about that book! Unfortunately I am a super light traveler and the book would totally go against that policy… haha. I really wanted a lot of things in it, especially the cameras, which were ancient and expensive!

    1. I agree with you and I think that with a collection like this, it doesn’t matter whether the things sell for a lot of money. Just having them under the same roof is such a treat in itself! :) I could spend all day admiring them. :)

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