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School of Hard Knocks

11.15.2009

Datin Paduka Chen & Me

At the Royal Selangor's Jelly Good Time workshop (11/10/09) in aid of breast cancer awareness, I met Caroyln the Marketing Manager for Royal Selangor and the director of Royal Selangor, Datin Paduka Chen Mun Kuen. I learned that Datin Paduka Chen wears cheongsam daily and boy does she has a wardrobe full of them!

the tour guide

I was given a tour before the Jelly Good Time workshop start. I didn't know that the Royal Selangor Visitor's Center gives free tours everyday to their gallery & pewter factory. Here's the description of the tours given:-

The tour begins at the Gallery. Learn about the company’s pioneering past and its transformation to a world-class company. Its fascinating Pewter Museum and astonishing two-storey high replica of the Petronas Twin Towers created out of 7,062 pewter tankards will delight you. To further excite your senses, there are interactive exhibits at the Chamber of Chimes, Hall of Finishes and Giant Weighing Scale. Computer buffs may want to check out the Game Port that has specially designed games.

The Factory Tour shows you ‘live’ the different pewter production processes - casting, filing, polishing, soldering, hammering and engraving, as well as the intricacies of making Selberan’s fine jewellery.

The tour ends at the Retail Store where a wide selection of Royal Selangor pewter, sterling silver by Comyns and precious jewellery by Selberan can be purchased.


the school of hard knocks

Another interesting activity at the Royal Selangor Visitor Center is the School of Hard Knocks, this sounds like the movie School of Rock right? but no it's not about rock and roll. It's about pewter making! For a fee of RM50, participants will enjoy an hour long pewtersmithing workshop where they are taught to create their own pewter dish using traditional tools and methods.


I attended a special personal pewter making workshop taught by non other than the lovely Datin Paduka Chen! It was a fun session with her, joking and teaching me how easy it is to make my own pewter dish and engraving my NAME on it! After the workshop, I was given a School of Hard Knock certificate (proving I had participated & created my own pewter dish) and I could take home my very own pewter dish and this nifty cool blue apron from School of Hard Knocks!

their cakes are so yummy

the lucky teapot, a family heirloom

the Royal Selangor Story

After that, Carolyn treated me to tea at their cafe, the cheese cake was so YUMMY!!! I ate shyly and drank my tea. Suddenly Datin Paduka Chen showed up with a big pewter teapot and a book. She sat down and gathered some tourists on our table and started to tell us the story about the lucky teapot who had saved a man and how eventually they found out that the teapot was made by her grandfather. It was a nice story, reminded me of how my grandma used to tell me bedtime stories. After my tea, the Jelly Good Time workshop started & the rest is history. Thank you Royal Selangor, Datin Paduka Chen and Carolyn for making this a memorable day for me at the Royal Selangor Visitor's Center. It's truly a unforgettable experience.

18 comments:

  1. Cool!! I would love to join too if I have the chance~

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  2. woohoo...VIP wor..
    BTW, the tour guide looks not bad wor

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  3. This is just brilliant! I loved reading your post.. I wish we had such workshop, looks very interesting and exciting.. thanks for sharing your experience hun :D

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  4. Hey Elle glad you like my post! I can see that you love to travel and experience tours like this one? Am not sure where you're from? your google profile says you're in dubai, bangkok & your blog looks like you're not from Malaysia.

    If u do come to Malaysia (if you're not in Malaysia) come visit the Royal Selangor Visitor Center opens daily and has free tours :D

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  5. Jean: the free tours or the school of hard knocks? I din realize there's such workshop until I was taken into one! Pretty cool and very loud! u gotta knock the flat pewter into a bowl/dish shape object using a hammer and a wood thingy. Wish I could take pics of the workshop but I was havin fun so much banging my pewter dish to release stress.. HAHAHAH

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  6. HAMSAP?! I just saying the guy is good looking.....u har!!!!

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  7. AHAHHAHA!!! poor kenneth!!!!

    i talking about workshop.. but u manage see the guy is good looking!!! (u hamsap) lol

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  8. hi Miu,
    Did u by any chance went to singapore on fri nite with jetstar?

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  9. Inang! dun tell me u go say Hi to stranger! I am in Msia on friday.. lol

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  10. wah great post, I like the pic you use hammer there :D

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  11. Hi Miu!
    I live and work in Dubai but travel to Bangkok every month or so. I have been wanting to go to Malaysia forever! But I had no chance to go.

    If I visit we have to meet lol

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  12. WAH... Hard knocks lookss fun...... I also wanna go...~~~ T_T

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