1st of all, I would like to congrats Penang and Melaka, for being selected to be the Malaysia’s 1st site which are under the protection of UNESCO. This is such the biggest honour to be given to Malaysia! With this UNESCO Heritage Site! We, the Malaysians are able moved a big step forward to introduce Malaysia to the world.
Blacksmith… The terms usually used in the games, where there were all the weapons produced.
This is the 1st time I saw the true-man show, In my life…In Penang, where this living heritage also should be wel protected.
In Bukit Mertajam, there are only few shops left to continue their ancestors tradition…
The boss told me, the shop was operated since his grandfather. He was the 3rd generation from his family to continue this tradition. So, there are bout 100 years d since the shops operated.
The shops here practiced to worship the ‘Iron God’ One of the Eight Goddess according Tao’s religion. And when we went near to the stove, you can feel the heat! Wow…It’s bout 100c and it is enough to turned the iron in to red and to be molded.