A pottery class in a historic dragon kiln

Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

Visit one of the last dragon kilns in Singapore, and browse for intricate tableware, or get your hands dirty in a pottery workshop. 


Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle is one of the last keeping the trade alive, and the Tan family has made it their mission to educate visitors on the history of pottery in Singapore and how it contributed to Singapore’s growing economy in the 1960s. You visit supports them in their efforts to spread awareness about the art of wood-firing kilns, and keep the flame alive for future generations.

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Getting there

Take a train along the green East West Line to Boon Lay (EW27) and switch to a public bus 199 from the Boon Lay Interchange, and alight at the stop before Lor Danau (bus stop number 27171). The pottery school is about a 10-minute walk from thebus stop. 

It is not the easiest place to find, so follow these useful directions from the potters: Here

Consider taking a taxi if you are short on time. 

Traveller's Notes

It will be hot. Dress comfortable and light, and bring your mosquito repellent.

Email or call them in advance if you intend to take up a pottery lesson.

Check out their Facebook page to see if a dragon kiln firing is on the schedule - the Tan family stick to traditions by making offerings and prayers as they start the kiln.


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