At the Say Tian Hng Buddha Shop in Singapore, a family has been making Taoist effigies by hand for over 100 years.
These creations are hand-carved painted statues of various gods that Taoists worship. Many handmade-effigy shops have since disappeared because of factories that can mass-produce statues on a larger scale and at a lower price.
The Ng family is the last of their kind keeping the craft alive in Singapore. Their way of surviving in the 21st century? A combination of public workshops and tours offered through Airbnb.