Having just arrived in Kuala Lumpur to live, we have been taking in all the tourist attractions when we can.
Today we visited the Royal Selangor pewter factory and visitor centre in the North West of the city.
We called ahead and booked both the "Foundry" and "School Of Hard Knocks" tours at the visitor centre.
Essentially, the "hard knock" is a chance to mould a pewter bowl with your own hands and mallet. Our two teenagers (15 & 13) really enjoyed the tour and gave then understanding on how the pewter was formed years ago. Upon completion, you get your bowl, and a lovely certificate to take home! Very good value for £12 per head.
We then did the "foundry" tour where you get to actually make things with molten pewter. There are moulds and you receive instructions on how to make necklace, trinkets, and the like. This lasted a whole hour and again was so much fun. You are allowed to take one item you have made which is included in the cost of £30 per head.
The visitor tour is pretty good, however there were parts of the centre being refurbished and not accessible.
There is also a cafe at the centre which provided good quality food at reasonable prices.
Also, the factory shop has some unbelievable pieces for sale.
Cannot recommend is tour highly enough. Defiantly want to do the tour and the additional "school" and "foundry" tours.
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