SFPL Pen Meet Sep 2015, Hosted by Pilot Pen Singapore

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Pilot Pen Singapore hosted a fountain pen meet for Singapore Fountain Pen Lovers (SFPL) yesterday at Milagro Spanish Restaurant, Orchard Central. Due to the overwhelming turnout, we admins of the Facebook group had to do some attendance control before the event so that the venue wouldn’t be bursting at the seams! The total turnout was 73 pax or so.

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The event started off with a speech by Mr Benjamin Teh, General Manager of Pilot Pen Singapore. During the speech, he addressed some of the questions that SFPL members have asked on the Facebook group regarding Pilot products.

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At a corner of the restaurant, Pilot showcased a few new products that were launched recently. One was the beautiful Pilot 2015 Limited Edition Capless fountain pen, the “Twilight Blue”. The pen features a nice gradient from blue to purple throughout the body, and has an 18K rhodium-plated nib to match.

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In addition, another of the products launched was the 15mL Iroshizuku 3-in-a-box ink set, or what they call the “Mini Iroshizuku Inks”. All 24 colours were showcased at the meet as well.

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Another highlight of the day was the “special feature table” at which we could try out 3 different nibs belonging to the Pilot Custom Heritage 912 collection. The Custom Heritage 912 collection is known for having the widest collection of nibs (15 different types). At the meet, members could try out the Music, Soft Fine, and Waverly (WA) nibs.

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The meet ended with a lucky draw where 5 lucky members won various prizes. There was also a Fukubukuro bag sale, where 4 members who paid for one bag each could draw numbers representing the bag that they would receive. The sale of the Fukubukuro bags started as soon as doors opened, and all 4 bags were snatched up within the first 30 seconds!

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See them looking into their bags in anticipation to see what products they have received!

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There were also delicious snacks and drinks available at the meet. Too bad, I did not manage to get a picture of the food (as I was more engrossed with the pens). I must say, though, that it was the first time I tried fried cauliflower in some batter, and it was delicious!

 

To thank Pilot for sponsoring and hosting the event, I made a simple guestbook for them to keep as a memento of the pen meet. I hope they liked it!

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The event ended with a group photo:

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It was a pleasant afternoon, well-spent in the company of so many fountain pen enthusiasts. The event was successful and we received positive feedback that the members have enjoyed it. More pictures of the event below.

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9 Responses

  1. Hanis 9 September 2015 / 12:00 AM

    How may I know if a pen meet is being held? I live in Singapore and am a fountain pen user but I am not aware of such meets being held. Thanks.

    • Maybelline T. 9 September 2015 / 7:50 AM

      Hi Hanis, you can join the Singapore Fountain Pen Lovers Facebook group and stay tuned for the meets which will be posted up in the group. We have these meets once a month and it’s members only. 🙂

  2. Diarek 7 September 2015 / 9:37 AM

    That the first time I ever heard of Waverly Nib, gonna check out Google for that. And on that 4th picture from last, that is a amazing leather cover and even crazier collection. I dont recognize a single one at all aside that half of them seem to be calligraphy pen

    • Maybelline T. 7 September 2015 / 9:38 AM

      Those are handmade dip nib holders! I’m going to do a feature of the maker soon.

  3. Sharon A. 7 September 2015 / 12:07 AM

    I wish I lived in Singapore. You guys gave the greatest pen meets. I have to wait for the LA Pen Show each year to get my fountain pen fix.

    • Maybelline T. 7 September 2015 / 12:08 AM

      Awww, you could try gathering a few folks in your area for a pen meet every now and then!

  4. Olli Massala 6 September 2015 / 10:54 PM

    I love the pictures, great work with your new camera! I especially love the second to last picture, my inks seem to go on forever!

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