Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Rockin' it at the School of Hard Knocks

The School of Hard Knocks inside the Royal Selangor Pewter Center was loads of fun. The collective intensity of mallets pounding on pewter would remind you of a Taiko drum festival.

But there's a good reason to sign up, you get to hammer out this metal plate to your heart's content, you get to de-stress and get crafty in one go. All that pounding can actually feel therapeutic.

LetsgoSago slammin' it hard! Look at his bandaged hand :)

Let the class begin! Hai!

A session costs $30 Singapore Dollars ($22 US Dollars) per person, but it comes with the exclusive royal blue School of Hard Knocks apron plus you get to keep your very own pewter bowl.

The School of Hard Knocks offers you a half-hour pewtersmithing experience in the heart of the world's largest pewter company. For families visiting Singapore, this is a group activity worth looking into.


The wooden tools- hammer, mallet and saw blade.

Spell it out with these metal typefaces you can etch on the surface of the pewter plate.

Master the alloy by hammering the pewter on the circular wooden mold.

One-on-one session with a resident pewter artisan

Things You Can Do Together: Washing, filing and scrubbing

A proud Pewter Padawan : the force is strong with this one

How to Register at the Royal Selangor Pewter Center (Prior Booking is Required)
3A River Valley Road
#01-01, Clarke Quay
Singapore 179020

Telephone +65 6268 9600
Fax +65 6268 6300
Email enquiry@royalselangor.com.sg

How to Get There
Royal Selangor Pewter Center is easily accessible by taxi. If travelling by MRT, alight at Clarke Quay Station. By bus, take no. 54 from Scotts Road or 32 and 195 from City Hall MRT station.