Ranked #7 of 109 attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Category: Specialty Museums
The story of Royal Selangor began in 1885 when a young pewtersmith named Yong Koon sailed from the port of Shantou to Kuala...
The story of Royal Selangor began in 1885 when a young pewtersmith named Yong Koon sailed from the port of Shantou to Kuala Lumpur. The discovery of tin in Malaya had lured him and thousands of other Chinese, to the fledgling tin mining town where he established himself as a pewtersmith.An iconic Malaysian brand, Royal Selangor is the best-known pewter brand worldwide, renowned for its fine craftsmanship and innovative designs. Working with a talented team of in-house designers are international talents such as Danish designer Erik Magnussen, British designer Nick Munro and Australian design team Zuii, who have taken pewter to a new level their subtle yet edgy designsWith a workforce of close to 300 craftspeople, the pewter factory based in Setapak, just 20 minutes from the Kuala Lumpur city centre, is now part of an award-winning Royal Selangor Visitor Centre that attracts over 20,000 visitors every month from all over the world.Formerly known as Selangor Pewter, the company received a royal warrant from the Sultan of Selangor in 1979 and changed its name in 1992.