Sayong, Perak

Labu SayongLabu Sayong (18 July 2009)

Sayong (GPS: 4.74358, 100.95972) is a place near Kuala Kangsar. Its call to fame is the cottage industry of making water vessels called labu sayong. The vessels are dark, gourd-shaped jars with lid made from river clay. After being fired, the vessels are darkened using rice husk, causing the outer skin to appear dark and shiny. Labu Sayong is able to keep drinking water cool and fresh.

The most famous village in Sayong for the production of Labu Sayong is Kampung Kepala Bendang. Today there are a few workshops in Kampung Kepala Bendang specialising in the making of Labu Sayong as well as other forms of jars, vases and general pottery. Not all all darkened.

360° View of Sayong on Google Maps Street View

State Route A164, the main road in Sayong.

Getting there

From Kuala Kangsar, cross the Perak River using the Sultan Abdul Jalil Bridge. At the next junction, turn right. You will see a giant-size water gourd by the roadside, telling you that you have arrived.

Unglazed PotteryUnglazed Pottery (18 July 2009)

Moulds made from Plaster of ParisMoulds made from Plaster of Paris (18 July 2009)

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