Nur Azizah


The intoxicating scent of sweat and varnish engulfed our senses the moment we entered the workshop. Wood shavings lay scattered all over the floor, amid raw blocks of wood that were patiently waiting to be carved into ornate pieces of elegant furniture, just like the ones that sat demurely in the corner. This is Wah King Furniture, a furniture workshop that has spanned three generations and is currently helmed by Mr Du Wah King, 81, and his son, Mr Kenneth Du, 35. Mr Du Wah King, the master craftsman, was looking refreshed having just awoken from his mid-day slumber. We…