House tour: the curious home of a fossil collector

While most homeowners want large cabinets to store household appliances and crockery, Calvin Chu needs them for his collection of over 1,000 ancient fossils and artefacts. The avid fossil collector – founder of Singapore Fossil Collectors, whose members organise regular fossil swops and exhibitions, as well as conduct interactive talks to show students how to handle real fossils – owns one of the world’s oldest rocks (4.4 billion years) and a 65 million year old Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth. Some fossils sit neatly in the dining area of his terrace home, where he lives with his wife Cindy and their two young children.

Calvin Chu started his fossil collection after his got his first trilobite at the age of 10. Holding pride fo place in the showcase is the impressive skull of the Prognathodon giganteus.