Homegrown furniture and design label Scene Shang launches its second store.

Portrait of Tammy Strobel

The Scene Shang store transports you to a romantic bygone era. Its apartment-like space with Raffles Hotel’s iconic arched windows sits on the 132-year-old landmark’s second storey. 

Since its revamp, Raffles Hotel has welcomed many new brands, including Scene Shang of Singapore’s second store. As the brand is known for its contemporary take on classic Chinese furniture, both it and the hotel do a beautiful job of paying homage to heritage and history.

To set itself apart from the flagship store at Beach Road, this second one carries exclusive designs such as the Invisible System, a collaboration between Larry Peh and the brand’s signature Shang System, as well as a monogram service for jewellery boxes, brass talismans and furniture.

The knowledgeable brand representatives will share the stories behind each piece and the rare marbles available for furniture customisation. It’s worth a visit – if only to see how Chinese-inspired furniture can enhance the look of a room. 

Scene Shang Raffles Hotel is located at #02-09 328 North Bridge Road. For more information, visit

My Reading Room

The 1818 collection depicts illustrations of local scenery and legends. 

My Reading Room

Imagining the second store as “a space given to nature and the ages”, co-founders Pamela Ting and Jessica Wong opted for a patina paint effect on the walls. 

text Eliza Hamizah