Meet the future master blacksmiths of Pekan Darat

Young pandai besi apprentices posing with the articles they made in Pekan Darat.

In a world of mass-produced disposable products, where nearly everything you could ever want can be bought in the nearest Ikea, spending a weekend with a group of teenagers learning from pandai besi men, or master blacksmiths, is an experience to behold.

Here in Pekan Darat in Butterworth, Penang, you can trace the provenance of your knives or tools down through a few generations.

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