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Water pitcher that’s popular among villagers April 30, 2008

Posted by asianpixmen in Activities, Craft, Culture, Malaysia, Places.

There are water containers aplenty at hypermarkets and grocery shops but the ones above have caught the imagination of visitors to the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, Perak.

The Labu Sayong has been around for a long time. However, in recent years local and foreign tourists have developed a liking for this local handicraft that is made generally the old fashioned way.

That means, hand-made and burnt to become crisp black and hardened by fire. According to those who are familiar with labu sayong, the water pitcher can “breathe”, thus creating a refrigeration effect on the water within.

Within hours of being housed in a labu sayong, the water becomes cool. Therein lies its merit. If you come across these water pitchers, you may buy one or two and try them out for yourself.



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