Singapore Fountain Pen Meet 26/10/12

Finally, I’m blogging about a really cool day – the day of a really cool fountain pen meet in Singapore! It was held yesterday at the McDonalds’ at King Albert Park. We had about 20 people turning up and it was considered a good number already, considering that the number of -enthusiastic- and -active- fountain pen enthusiasts in our tiny island city is pretty small! There are also many people who really wanted to come but could not make it, due to their job or personal commitments. So imagine if everyone was able to make it, it would have been really spectacular!

Thanks to Danny from Fook Hing (one of our favourite local pen stores), we managed to get sponsored items as “door gifts” from Sailor Japan: bottles of Sailor Jentle inks! It was definitely a great bonus for us. The inks were given out at random but I already heard some of them talking about exchanging samples already.

Those who went had different purposes. Some were there to try out pens which they have always wanted to buy. Some even went to buy pens from one another. A couple of them were newcomers, first time to a pen meet or totally new to fountain pens. We also had people with beautiful handwriting, beautiful vintage pens and beautiful bottles of inks.

I guess a picture speaks a thousand words, so hopefully the following pictures speak for themselves how awesome the pen meet was. Enjoy!

We had a few early-comers trying out some italic calligraphy

We had a few early-comers trying out some italic calligraphy

Vials and inks...

Vials and inks…

Recently these Smiggle cases have been popular amongst us, I should do a review on them one day! The left one is mine! :D

Recently these Smiggle cases have been popular amongst us, I should do a review on them one day! The left one is mine! 😀

and more ink...

and more ink…

Imagine our joy when Sunny brought in two cartons of pens and ink!

Imagine our joy when Sunny brought in two cartons of pens and ink!

A pen case full of vintage delights!

A pen case full of vintage delights!

Pen discussions over a McDonalds' meal

Pen discussions over a McDonalds’ meal

Sponsored Sailor Jentle inks were snapped up quickly!

Sponsored Sailor Jentle inks were snapped up quickly!

Dipping, writing, testing...

Dipping, writing, testing…

Sunny's pens which he got from China

Sunny’s pens which he got from China

More Chinese pens

More Chinese pens

Here is my stash which I bought from the meet. A full set of second hand Pilot Parallel Pens (finally!), a Hero 9601 (for an old friend), an oversized Jinhao pen (which I filled with Mont Blanc Midnight Blue ink, combination of which I totally adore now). The Rohrer & Klingner Magenta ink is a token of gratitude from Arthur to me for organizing the previous pen meet. 😀 Thanks, Arthur! I did not feature my Sailor ink here yet, because I have not chosen one for myself yet (letting the others have more choices).

My Chinese handwriting is nothing to be proud of, but I just discovered that writing Chinese with my new Jinhao is a great delight!

My Chinese handwriting is nothing to be proud of, but I just discovered that writing Chinese with my new Jinhao is a great delight!

Online Sinfonie FP

Online Sinfonie FP

Last but not least, to show appreciation that I organized this pen meet, Fook Hing has also given me a BEAUTIFUL Online Sinfonie fountain pen! The perks of being an organizer. 😉

I’m looking forward to many more awesome pen meets in the near future!

4 Responses

  1. Yian 1 April 2013 / 6:45 AM

    When is the next one going to be? Can't wait!

  2. Mike Grove 28 October 2012 / 6:05 PM

    Er, maybe…one day 🙂 Guess I don't know enough local pen people yet…

  3. Maybelline Tan 28 October 2012 / 6:01 PM

    Lol is it? Well then you can organize one in the UK too!

  4. Mike Grove 27 October 2012 / 6:02 PM

    Wow, Maybelline, your pen meet looks a million times better than LWES 2012! We could use an event like that here in the UK…

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