Tang Toh Kang was founded about 120 years ago by a group of goldsmiths and gold traders in Thailand. The seven-storey building was one of the tallest buildings in the country in the 1920’s. The interior of this colonial building has a touch of Chinese architecture while its exterior was designed by a Dutch architect. The building that used to run as a gold factory is now a museum. Old-looking goldsmithing tools, such as hammers, tongs, tweezers and metal shears, can be seen at the museum. Apart from that, visitors will see clay jars placed alongside the tools.
In this Learning Experience, you will learn about the physical and chemical properties of both metal and non-metal materials. You will also study in depth how chemical properties may assist in the production of different tools and goods. This Learning Experience is suitable for secondary school year 4-5.