Royal Selangor is the world’s largest pewter company. Renowned for innovative design and craftsmanship to create objects of desire in precious pewter. Malaysian pewter is acclaimed internationally for its exquisite craftsmanship. In the days of Royal Selangor’s founder, pewter was polished with stone leaf (tetracera scandens), a wild tropical leaf of a fine, abrasive nature.
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’.
Visit the School of Hard Knocks, and shape (or knock) the pewter set aside. 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 and listed in the Malaysian book of records and the Guinnes World Book of Records.To further excite your senses, there are interactive exhibits at the Chamber of Chimes, Hall of Finishes and Giant Weighing Scale. Computer buffs may want to check out the Game Port that has specially designed games.
The giant tankard outside is 1.987 metres tall weighs 1, 557 kg and has a capacity of 2, 796 litres. It has travelled round the world to places such as Canada, Australia, Singapore and China.
Operating hours: Sun to Fri 8.30 am to 5 pm, Sat 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. Call up the centre to register for the School of Hard Knocks before going to the centre. Entrance fee: FREE
How to get there
Free Shuttle Service
Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is located at Setapak Jaya. Free shuttle is available from leading hotels in Kuala Lumpur – please contact them for more information.
A taxi from the city centre takes approximately 20 minutes.
If travelling by PUTRA LRT, alight at Wangsa Maju station and hop into a taxi to take you to the Visitor Centre. It takes approximately 10 minutes.
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