Founded in 1885, Royal Selangor is the world’s foremost name in quality pewter, a brand synonymous with design and craftsmanship for an endless variety of homeware and gifts sold in more than twenty countries around the world.
The Royal Selangor Visitor Centre takes you back over a hundred years to the founding of Royal Selangor and its inextricable link with the history of Malaysia, to the present day as the world’s largest pewter maker.
With a built-up area of 40,000 square feet, the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre won the Malaysian Tourism Best Tourist Attraction Award 2004 in the category of "Attraction with National Identity or Heritage", as well as the ASEAN Tourism Association Awards 2005 for Excellence as Best ASEAN "New Tourist Attraction". Today it receives hundreds of domestic and international visitors daily.
Every story has a beginning and Royal Selangor’s coincides with the remarkable development of tin mining in the Malay Peninsula in the 1800s. Traditional pewtersmithing tools and antique pewter from around the world are showcased in the Pewter Museum. In recognition of its quality, Royal Selangor received a royal warrant from His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Selangor, who conferred the manufacturer the title of "Royal Pewter".
Visitors to the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre can try their hand at shaping (or knocking) the pewter set aside at the School of Hard Knocks. This is a hands-on attempt at making your very own treasured pewter, so make every knock count!
A popular attraction at the site is the giant tankard, the world's largest, listed in the Guinness World Book of Records. The giant tankard stands at 1.987 metres tall, weighs 1,557 kg and has a capacity of 2,796 litres. It has been exhibited round the world to places such as Canada, Australia, Singapore and China.
For more information, visit http://visitorcentre.royalselangor.com/vc2/