Labu Sayong Cafe – Silveritage Medan Gopeng, Ipoh, Perak – Rated based on 31 Reviews “Overall I can say, environment is nice, presentation of. Traditional water pitchers known as labu sayong continue to be loved in this day and age, thanks to constant promotional efforts by the cottage. One of the most famous pitchers is the Labu Sayong, which is black in colour and can be found in Sayong, in the district of Kuala Kangsar, Perak. The mere.

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The idea originated from the use of actual matured pumpkins to store water, after the contents had been removed and the inside cleaned.

It is believe that the water stored in Labu Sayong help prevent many illnesses and stomach disorders. No research has been done on this medical value. Anyway, it is very important to drink lots of water each day.

The Perak branch of the Malaysia Handicraft Development Corporation has opened a Handicraft Centre at a nearby town of Enggor which offers a training course in the making of Labu Sayong apart from selling these useful and attractive products. The clay found along streams and river banks at Sayong River is most suitable to make the Labu Sayong.

Traditionally, this clay is left to dry under the sun for days. It is first pounded into extremely fine powder and then sieved from coarser remains and wood to obtain the finest and cleanest clay. Water is then added to this clay powder and kept in a container for a few days.


During this process, the clay will settle down, The water is then removed and the remaining clay is taken out and put on a plaster slab to be kneaded and wedged. This process of kneading and wedging will remove air bubbles which can cause the pot to break when exposed to intense heat.

After that, it is shaped into its distinct traditional ‘double-bulb’ shape. Such tedious and painstaking process!!!

Nowadays, the clay soil is mixed with Sodium and water in a simple improvised machine to produce a batter. The batter is pour into the mould. Let it set inside the mould for 3 hours or so depending on the weather. The bigger pot usually takes one day or so. The pot is removed from the mould and turn upside down to dry. The process of shaping and decorating is done on a simple rounded wooden board wheel rotated by hand.

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Back in the old days, the pots are fired in open trenches filled with dry rambutan trees, bamboo and palm fronds until they are red hot. They are immediately removed and placed on a pile of paddy husk or saw dust for 20 minutes to impart the black sheen. The base of the pot is brushed with liquid resin or wax to render lwbu waterproof. Imagine all those opening burnings, sweats and hard work!!! Nowadays, the pots sayony baked in a kiln at temperature of centigrade for 10 hours or so depending on the size and purpose.

The longer the albu, the more expensive it is. However the original black Labu Sayong is still processed the traditional ways. Till this day, Labu Sayong is greatly admired, not only for its utility, but for its beauty and aesthetic quality.


Beside the water pitcher, Labu Sayong can be made into l amp stands and vases. Asyong produce the different, beautiful and unique looks, different techniques are used. For a greenish look, the pot is sprayed with Meranti liquid. Generally, this type of vase cost RM 6.

Of course, the price will be more expensive for more intricate design.

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For the earthen xayong, it is dipped in the natural wood-colored paint. Otherwise, the pot is painted over its natural baked state.

For the glossy and varnished look, it is glazed with liquid resin. Lamp Shade is the most sought after decorative item.

The price ranges from RM Step 1 – Rinse the inside with plain water labuu clean the clay. Step 2 — Wash the rice thoroughly. Keep the 1 st washed water. Step 4 – Turn it upside down and leave it to dry for 24 hours. Step 5 — Now it ready to use. Another beautiful historical landmark is the Ubudiah Mosque which was constructed saoyng the turn of the century by the 28 th ruler of Perak, Sultan Idris Mursyidul Azam, with its magnificent golden domes and minarets.

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