During my recent trip to Malaysia we visited the Royal Selangor Pewter factory. It was not always Royal Selangor but started out as an ordinary cottage industry and has now grown into the largest pewter factory in the world. I have several pieces of pewter (dusty beer mugs, some salt cellars and candelabra) which were made from this factory n my home, all of which have blackened beyond belief and look more like rusty tin or tarnished silver.
I only realised how valuable they were after this visit when I found out that they were made before it became Royal Selangor i.e. pre-1992.
What is Pewter?
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Money does grow on trees
Naturally this cumbersome way of trading led to a more convenient way of transacting monetary deals which led to the creation of the money tree – from which you could break off the coins that you needed to seal the deal. So we found that money does grow on trees!
Outside the factory is a huge beer tankard, the largest pewter in the world made to commemorate the company’s centenary year. Obviously every tourist or visitor who has ever been to this factory has captured this moment on film!
Even though this is a tourist trap it is worth a visit
9.00am – 5.00pm, daily.
Guides are fluent in various languages, including English, Malay, Mandarin and Japanese.
Groups / MICE Visits
Group activity available at the
Advance bookings required. Please call +603 4145 6122 for more information.
School Programme – School groups from kindergarten to tertiary institution are welcome. School groups can also book in advance, please call our schools booking line on +603 4145 6122.
Suitable for Groups / MICE briefings.
You can take photographs and videos for personal use in the Visitor Centre (except restricted areas) unless otherwise stated.
Tel +603 4145 6122
Royal Selangor International Sdn Bhd
53300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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