Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM,
Closed on Chinese New Year
Time Required : 1 - 2 hours
Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
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The Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle is a pottery studio and home to the oldest surviving dragon kiln in Singapore, located near Jurong Eco Park in West Singapore. Built in the 1940s, this studio hosts regular workshops for the whole family on pottery, archery, soap making, painting, and the art of wood-firing. Set in a quiet, rustic atmosphere, Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle is well worth a visit for anyone who wants to experience what Singapore used to be like before the trend of development and industrialisation set in.
The piece de resistance of Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle – the seventy-year-old Chinese dragon kiln – is 36 metres long, and shaped like a dragon. Built with strong bricks, the kiln is fired up a few times a year, enveloping up to 5000 ceramic pots in a river of fire and ash that produces an inimitably unique and colourful glaze. This traditional Chinese kiln is typical of the Teochew group and is a cultural icon. A variety of handmade ceramics are sold at the studio – from tiles, pots, vases, tea sets, and many more - and patrons have the opportunity to customize them too!