Ever wondered what precedented to current modern skincare? The so-called olden SK-II, Bedak Sejuk was widely used in the past for its cooling effects against the hot weather and believed benefits.
Head to Balik Pulau to witness the making of Bedak Sejuk in its most traditional process. A 40-year tradition passed down through 3-generations intends to keep the craft alive and not succumb to the use of machinery. Made using fermented rice, extreme patience and care are just part of the entire process. One would also need the luck of good weather on their side as sun-drying the beads is the traditional way.
As more and more items are mass-produced there lies a novelty in things made traditionally due to its rarity. So join this tour to witness the making of this tradition is a modernized world.
What you'll be doingWill be introduced to the process of how Bedak Sejuk is made and then have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in making Bedak Sejuk the traditional way.
Kedai Runcit Soon Hwa, Jalan Kuala Jalan Baru, Kampung Jalan Baru, Balik Pulau, Penang, MalaysiaHow to get there
Do contact Mr Yeoh upon arrival as he will lead you to his workspace.