Thursday, 6 May 2010

a week at the factory

My oh my, here I am in the place of my birth, Singapore! waiting to fly out to visit my very exotic brother Richard, Tracy and the spectacular Rafael ( he is only 5 but is already spectacular!) having just spent a week at the factory in Surabaya, Indonesia. I know that some of you wanted to see pictures of the factory and so here they are! I am very proud to be a part of this factory because it is amazing, - clean and airy, brand new machinery and great working conditions for the 2000 employees who live in the surrounding Jombang areas - it also produces some wonderful wooden toys! What never fails to impress me though is the skill of the workers who still rely on relatively low tech practices to produce a professional finish, as you can see from the paint mixing area!


  1. I know that taking photos is discouraged, but I am so glad that you were able to sneak a few. What an amazing place.
    I wish I could go with you sometime.....

    Only about 48 days until we see you!!!!

  2. wonderful to see these fabulous photos - love the big drums of pink paint :)

  3. Very cool pictures. I love the colors, especially the last one. Ah I see I am not the only one who loved that picture.