Animal specimens add intrigue to Saigonese home

By Minh Trang   November 16, 2021 | 12:00 pm GMT+7
Nguyen Nghia painted the interior of his house dark before filling it with restored animal specimens to celebrate his passion for nature.
When many young Vietnamese have opted for houses with modern styles and bright colors, Nguyen Nghia, a Ho Chi Minh City resident, chooses an impish style with dark shades.

While many young Vietnamese adopt modernity and bright colors, Nguyen Nghia, a Ho Chi Minh City resident, chose an impish style with dark undertones.

In his 30-meter-square living room, the 31-year-old man displays more than 100 specimens for decoration.

In his 30-meter-square living room, the 31-year-old man displays more than 100 specimens for decoration.

Nghia has nurtured his hobby of collecting specimens for a long time, saying it is a way for him to express his love for nature. Instead of living animals’ bones, he collects them and gives them a new life.

Nghia says his long-standing hobby reflects his love of nature, and adds new life to a mere pile of bones.

It took Nghia years to have this collection, including specimens from Vietnam and around the globe.

It took Nghia years to build up his collection, including specimens from Vietnam and around the globe.

He has spent around VND200 million to have these specimens.]

He has spent around VND200 million ($8,820) on his curious passion.

Preserving these specimens is not difficult, he said, adding the most important thing is keeping them clean and dry.

Preserving these specimens is not difficult, he said, adding the most important thing is keeping them clean and dry.

After posting photos of his house on Facebook, the Saigonese has received a lot of reactions from netizens. Some said this space is weird and not livable.

After posting photos of his house on Facebook, the Saigonese received much attention, with some netizens questioning how such a home could be livable.

I do not care about different opinions. This style is new in Vietnam, but it has always been there in Europe, Nghia said.

"I don’t care about different opinions. This style is new in Vietnam, but it has always been present in Europe," Nghia said.

Photo courtesy of Nguyen Nghia

 
 
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