After many moons or labor we are finally open for public.
We? Who we? The Royal Press, of course!
The Royal Press was birth in 1938, and because of one man vision The Royal Press now has re-open its door to the public. To share with the community how printing is like 75 years ago. I decided to take the journey with him, and I have not regretted it. Preserving the heritage it is really not as easy as I thought, but it was worth it. People should embrace heritage.
BREAKING NEWS FROM THE ROYAL PRESS
1. WELCOME TO THE ROYAL PRESS, MALACCA
We are delighted to announce that The Royal Press, Malacca is ready to welcome you.The premises are open to the public from 10-00 am to 6-00 pm daily, from Wednesday to Monday, including weekends. We are closed on Tuesdays.
Our printing press operations will run as usual, from 9-00am to 5-00 pm on weekdays, offering a unique perspective of our printing heritage.
2. GUIDED GROUP TOURS
Students, clubs, associations and special interest groups are especially welcome to join our guided group tours. Each tour lasts about 30 minutes, commencing at the following times:
– 10.30 am
– 12.30 pm
– 02.30 pm
– 04.30 pm
General Admission Prices:
Adult – RM12
Child (12 years & below) – RM6
*Children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Please let us know your proposed date and time of visit for our guides to organize an appropriate program for you.
We look forward to hearing from you on telephone: +6012 3517540 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advance notice is best as it allows us to prepare a meaningful tour for you.
3. SHARING A PRECIOUS HERITAGE WITH YOU
The Royal Press has a history of more than 75 years, showcasing a heritage that spans three generations of the Ee Family. It is a legacy of foresight, sacrifice, hard work and dedication – elements that have survived turbulent times and ushered in prosperity for the family as well as their many clients. The Ee Family is privileged to welcome you to their ancestral home, which is also the birthplace of The Royal Press, Malacca.
The tour takes you on a fascinating journey down the corridors of history, against a backdrop of a family’s unique heritage. You will be acquainted with fascinating tools of the printing trade, from antique machines of a past era to amazing old contraptions that still print books and stationery despite their age.
Along the way, you will glimpse how type was set in the early days, when most tasks were manual and demanded extreme care and dexterity. Watch in amazement as hand-fed printers continue to forge their way in today’s competitive world of printing. Lose yourself among tens of thousands of Chinese characters that form the backbone of archaic printing. Be overwhelmed by the wealth of precious heritage.
The Royal Press welcomes you. We look forward to your visit, as well as your support which is greatly appreciated. Do bear with us, as we try our best to present to you our private legacy. At times, this bewilders even us, the third generation of the Ee Family. As always, we are really grateful for your patience and understanding.
4. KEEN TO BE A FRIEND OF THE ROYAL PRESS?
If you have an interest in helping to showcase a unique craft heritage such as that at The Royal Press in Malacca, then you are probably the person we are looking for. With our public launch approaching, we feel it is opportune to invite folks who may be keen to be part of this worthwhile project.
We are organizing a team of dedicated, high spirited individuals who may be perfect for the role of ambassadors for The Royal Press: as our part time guides.
You will be trained in various aspects of public speaking and be equipped with appropriate skills to be a competent and knowledgeable Royal Press tour guide.
Although you will be a volunteer as a ” Friend of The Royal Press” we believe an allowance will be appreciated. It may be RM6-00 an hour, which works out to RM48 per day based on an 8 hour shift. Something like that. Anyway, this will be discussed when we chat later, if you are keen.
Do give us a call? Thanks!
(you can also drop me a note)