Film-maker Daniel Yun's home is a tribute to the 80s

  • Eschewing the common practice of modernising the old, film-maker Daniel Yun chose instead to pay tribute to the time his Housing Board flat was built - the 1980s.
  • The 1,500 sq ft flat in Ang Mo Kio is kitted out with fixtures and fittings from that era.
  • Inside, old-school highlights include terrazzo floor tiles in the main rooms, ribbed glass for door panels and an earth-and-black mosaic combination for the kitchen and toilet floors.
  • It took him almost three months to unearth the elements he wanted and he "left no stone unturned".
  • Yun, 57, who moved into the flat two months ago, says: "It is my way of being faithful to the time. But it's not like you're walking into a time warp. A modern concept would also work, but this is the style that I feel most at home with."
  • Yun, who grew up in the Thomson-Bishan neighbourhood, has long coveted a unit in the building.
  • "I would take a longer route to the city just to look at the building. I was attracted to it because of its unique shape and its history. It doesn't look like a typical HDB flat."
  • Moving in felt like a "homecoming". In the 1970s, when he was in his teens, his family of six moved into a two-room flat in Sin Ming Road - an upgrade for them in what was the early years of public housing.
  • He lived in a corner terrace house in Thomson Hill for 12 years, then moved into a rented condominium in Sin Ming for another three years, before buying this flat.