A colab between Supermama and Beautiful – Porcelain plate 18.5cm

Remember the HDB void deck tables we used to have? The game was so ubiquitous that the communal Chinese chess table – concrete tiled stone tables and stools – became a regular fixture in the void decks of many HDB estates.

A community would gather round to watch and socialise while the game was being played; even today, you can see many elderly people congregating in Chinatown near the Smith Street market playing or watching a game of Chinese chess.