Pawn Stars 'very nice'

Pawn Stars 'very nice'
The dynamic father-and-son duo of hit reality TV series Pawn Stars’ Corey Harrison (left) and his father Rick Harrison with Nam Cheong Pawnshop owner Michael Seow (centre).

It wasn't a visit from a sexy porn star that made Mr Michael Seow a happy man.

Instead, it was the dynamic father-and-son duo of hit reality TV series Pawn Stars who turned up at his store yesterday afternoon.

Rick Harrison, 48, and his son Corey, 29, wanted to take a peek at a Singapore pawn shop. So they went to Mr Seow's Nam Cheong Pawnshop on South Bridge Road. The shop is usually closed on Sundays, but he opened it specially for them.

The visit was part of their Pawn Stars Asian Tour and camera crew were also present. The tour has already taken them to Tokyo and Manila. They will move on to Kuala Lumpur and Delhi this week.

Airing every Monday at 10pm on History (StarHub Ch 401), Pawn Stars chronicles the daily activities at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, Nevada, a family business opened in 1989 and operated by the Harrisons.

It depicts the staff interaction with customers, who bring a variety of artefacts to sell or pawn and haggle over their price and discuss their historical background.

Mr Seow, who declined to reveal his age, told The New Paper: "I've watched the show many times before and it's a great show, especially for me, because I learn how they value the different items that come in and how they run a pawn shop business in the US."

He added about the private meeting: "They are quite big-sized and look quite fierce, but they are very nice people."

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