Royal Selangor was founded in the year 1885 and the tin-based products that were produced at that time were candle holders and incense burners for the oriental market. Since then, the range of products have expanded to over 1,000 items. The main products that are produced are made from tin with the addition of cooper and alimony metals for strengthening purpose.
Royal Selangor maintains a high standard of quality during the design and production of these goods to ensure its acceptance in the international market. Lead based materials that were used in the olden days have been phased out in accordance to international regulations on the use of lead.
It has more than 70 outlets in major shopping complexes in Malaysia. If you are looking for gifts to purchase as a momento to bring back home, drop by any of the outlets or better still go to the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre in Setapak Jaya.
Some of the gifts that you can purchased are:
If you want to find out more about the making of pewter and other souvenirs, drop by the Visitor Centre which started operation in April 2004. At this centre, you will gain insights into the pewter industry. Interactive gallery has been created to provide a friendly learning environment at this centre.
Make sure you join the guided factory tour to see the various stages of pewter processing starting from the casting process to soldering and engraving. Take time to join the School of Hard Knocks where you will be able to hands-on and make your own souvenirs. There are various items that you can browse and purchase at the retail store here.
Video - School of Hard Knocks
The operating hours of the centre is from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily.
Call up the centre to register for the School of Hard Knocks before going to the centre.
Entrance Fee: FREE
Take the PUTRA LRT to Wangsa Maju Station in Setapak. From here, take a taxi and you will reach the centre in 10-15 minutes time.
The contacts of the centre:
4 Jalan Usahawan 6
53300 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6 03 4145 6122
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