Hotelier turned tile collector; Victor Lim is Singapore’s leading tile aficionado with a collection of over
30,000 antique tiles. As a specialist in tile restoration at conserved shop-houses, his passion for tiles led him to
research tile making and restoration technology, and he ismostly self-taught on the subject.
Being a proud Peranakan, Victor has a way of keeping his disappearing heritage alive.
He began collecting these rare tiles and painstakingly salvaged them from the old shop-house in
Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, which was demolished in the 70s & 80s.
Victor is currently on a mission to educate people on the precious Peranakan tile, a fragile
legacy that needs to be conserved for generations to come. He is also currently working on getting
UNESCO recognition for these tiles.