Saturday, July 25, 2009

School of Hard Knocks

Yesterday, all d PA's were taken for a tour to Royal Selangor Pewter visitor centre. What were we doing there? Well, we're suppose to explore and learn. Something like a learning field visit, in school you used to have 'lawatan sambil belajar'....and you can still have it in the working world.
Its organised by our PA committee and it only took half a day so it didn't really effect our work. We went with 2 mini-vans cos only 13 of us can make it for the tour.

An interesting visit to the centre, an eye opening experience as we're able to see first hand on the history on the presence of pewter. An insightful tour of the production processes...thru a guided tour guy. We all walked thru the history gallery and marvel at the splendid collection of pewterware. You also learnt about the science of pewter on its handcrafted n finishes product.

A visit to the centre, is an eye-opening experience as visitors are able to see first hand the lasting presence of pewter, first started by its founder. Walk through the guided factory tour where pewter products are being made, and try a hand at making a beautiful pewter craft at the School Of Hard Knocks.

Later we enrol ourselves in the School of Hard Knocks. Very very interesting. You'll be given basic hand tools to create a simple pewter bowl.....hence the knocking. Step by step, an experienced pewtersmith guided us through the whole process. The dish that we make is ours to keep plus the apron which were provided and an exclusive eh!!!. I had such great fun at the school of hard knocks and i find em fasinating!!

At the conclusion of a fun-filled half hour school of knocks, we all get to de-stress n had fun!! Kudos to the committeess for organising this fun trip.

Later we were lead to a cafe. The cafe offers selections of pastries, fresh coffee and light meals. Visitors can unwind with its comfy space surrounded by greenery. Menu for the day is curry laksa (which were complimentary) and it was simple yet delicious.

Our last stop was at the retail store where some of us splurge on some of the beautiful pewter as souvenirs.

The School of Hard Knocks is conducted in groups of 5-50 people and costs RM50 per person. Go and experience it, you won't regret.

For futher inquiries :
Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
4, Jalan Usahawan 6, Setapak Jaya
53300 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-4145 6122
Opens from 9am-5pm daily including public holidays.

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