Tuesday, 29 June 2010
The glory of being a minah salleh...
Martha Stewart shows her mettle at world’s largest pewter factory .
MARTHA STEWART visited the home of pewter brand, Royal Selangor during her visit to Malaysia last month.
The lifestyle expert, who is the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and who hosts her own television talk show, was invited by Tourism Malaysia to promote the country as a holiday destination.
Royal Selangor was established by in 1885 by Chinese pewtersmith Yong Koon, who left his homeland in China to begin his pewter business in the then burgeoning mining town of Kuala Lumpur. Today the company has a workforce of over 350 skilled craftsmen.
I did it: Martha Stewart with the pewter tumbler that she hammered.
It operates the world’s largest pewter factory, one of the highlights of the tour at the award-winning Royal Selangor Visitor Centre.
Stewart was met by Datin Paduka Chen Mun Kuen, the granddaughter of the founder, who took her on a tour of the pewter factory as well as the archive of Comyns, a 300-year-old silversmith from the United Kingdom, acquired by Royal Selangor in 1993.
The Comyns archive houses over 35,000 patterns, drawings and moulds, spanning three centuries of design style – Baroque, Rococo, Neo Classical and Nouveau.
During the visit, Martha also enjoyed making a pewter bowl at the “School of Hard Knocks” pewtersmithing workshop using just traditional tools.
“Martha was really amazing and very adventurous. She tried her hand at making her own pewter bowl and hand-hammered a pewter tumbler,” Chen said.
“Although she had a very tight schedule, she was very obliging and stayed on for lunch to try our home-cooked Malaysian cuisine that our cafe had specially prepared for her,” she added.
I think the best thing to ask for the next life is to be born a minah salleh.
I'm sure i'll get aways with lot of things if livinh in some Asian or Arabs countries.
I'm sure i'll be treated like queen...... (floowing my post on her visit...no, not visit, it's invitation to Malaysia last month)....