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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Uniquely Singapore - Royal Selangor Pewter Centre

When we were done touring with the Mint Museum of Toys and Singapore Raffles Hotel, we headed down to Clarke Quay. More specifically, we went to the Singapore Royal Selangor Pewter Centre. The surrounding area around seems to be a nice, cool, calm ambiance.



Here's what interest me and my mom, which we'll definitely try out the next time.



Oh, wait. That's not what I intended to post. -.-
Hmm.....it seems, I don't have a picture of the riverside. Over there, there's one of the many riverside cruise available all over Singapore.

Anyway, back to the Royal Selangor Pewter, as you enter the centre, you'll be in the retail showroom which is of course free admission.
There's a guided tour available for S$2 which takes you to The Pewter Gallery, Pewtersmithing Demonstration and of course, the Retail Floor.



This collection of itty bitty small metal weighs 431kg? hmm....
And so, onwards I went on the pewtersmithing demonstration.



They pour the pewter into this contraption and push it and when it's cooled (in matter of seconds) it'll form the shape of a money tree.



And this person is hammering away at this tubular pewter to make the patterns of the product. Which the end result will look like this:



But what I find is the most interesting thing about this place is "The School Of Hard Knocks"!!!
It's where you'll be guided on shaping a flat piece of pewter disc into a personalised pewter dish. The tools you'll be using would be a block of wood with two types of holes on it to shape the disc into a dish, a mallet where you'll knock the disc into shape and some nails that contains alphabets and numbers on them so that you can use those to make shapes or to put engrave a message into your pewter dish.

At the end of it all, you'll get a certificate for that!



The School of Hard Knocks is usually conducted in groups of 12 people in one session and cost S$30 per person.

The Royal Selangor Pewter Centre at 3A, River Valley Road, #01-01, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179020 is open daily from 9am till 9pm.
The nearest MRT station would of course be Clarke Quay.

2 comments:

Lee said...

Hi,
Nice blog. The photos are taken in KL?

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Kelvin 'finalkt3' Tan said...

Hi Lee,

These are in Singapore at the Singapore Royal Selangor Pewter Centre. :)
It was the Uniquely Singapore tour courtesy of Uniquely Singapore and Nuffnang which was after the day of the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards 2009.