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Address: 4 Jalan Ushawan 6 | Setapak Jaya, Kuala Lumpur 53200, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 3-4145 6122

Founded in 1885, Royal Selangor is the world's foremost name in quality...

Founded in 1885, Royal Selangor is the world's foremost name in quality pewter, a brand synonymous with design and craftsmanship.

The 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 and its expansion into gold and sterling silver.

With a built-up area of 40,000 square feet, the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is located just 20 minutes from Kuala Lumpur City Centre and has 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.

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Different experience, good for short detour

Think jewellery when you think Pewter. Dont go looking for any cheap factory deal ! Great learning on the history and present of Pewter. Some of the items made are simply awesome... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Think jewellery when you think Pewter. Dont go looking for any cheap factory deal ! Great learning on the history and present of Pewter. Some of the items made are simply awesome. It was short and fascinating trip. But why does a company make a tankard to celebrate 100yrs something delicate and classy would have been more just.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well I brought some selangor items 30 years ago in Borneo when working on ships. And again brought some more after this fantastic visit to the main workshop this holiday. What place what a great tour on the history as well as great museum layout. Its a must do to do the activities as extra making your own items as... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is good place to visit as you will see the history of our famous Selangor Pewter. It is like semi pewter museum and you also will visit the factory also. You will able to have a close up on the making of the pewter. Then you will realise that the selling price is worst it. The workmanship is really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place to see, very informative. even if you only go once. Well worth going to see if you like history & art.

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit, particularly if you have any Royal Selangor items as I do. They are popular in the UK and I've received them as gifts. Along with the interesting history and great exhibits, you get to see how they are made in the factory. You can even have a go at making your own piece. Extensive shop and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3rd but last time. Been here twice before and had lots of fun at the workshops with a staff called Hafiz. He was on leave today and there were 2 other guys who were awful. They were inhospitable, unfriendly and looked like it was a drag having visitors. The first thing they said to us was "Make payment , then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have bought Pewter over the years and found this visit informative and interesting. It is free and takes about 30 minutes. Worth doing. Like all tours you finish in the gift shop. Some amazing works there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kuala Lumpur is closely associated with the history of tin mining. Royal Selangor is an emblem of Kuala Lumpur as the main content of a pewter consists of 97% tin. It's insightful and educational and you will learn heaps of things from this pewter factory. You can also get really high quality pewter gifts to bring back home as souvenirs... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very useful tour of the Royal Selangor and the pewter factory. We were shown the manufacturing process of hand-made pewter products. The city of KL came into existence because of tin mining in mid 19th century and pewter's main component is tin.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We passed by this Pewter Factory as part of a city guided tour. They seem to bring everyone here. They give you a tour around. They talk about the history of the company (didn’t care for that) and then show you the production and crafting a little bit. That was the only interesting part. Then they leave you at the... More 

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Doha, Qatar
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Greetings from UniKL International Office!!



Dear Ms.Natalie


First of all let me introduce myself first; I am Ms.Amira, Executive of UniKL International Office.


    As short explanation, our office is responsible on matters pertaining collaboration and partnership at the international level. We are also directly involves with matters related to Exchange programs.

In line with Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) mission of producing global technopreneurs, the university provides strong support for its students to participate in the ‘Student Exchange/ Academic Mobility Programme’ with its partners abroad for the duration between one to two semesters at universities in Asia, Australasia and Europe.


Thus, UniKL is looking forward to collaborate with more partners in different parts of the world to add more options for its students to spend their terms abroad. The areas of collaboration are not just limited to student exchange as we are also interested in staff exchange and research collaboration.


Pertaining to these matters, we from UniKL will receive students from various universities from Japan under Students Cultural Exchange conducted by Ministry of Tourism Malaysia (Tokyo).

These groups are from business background and they are bachelor students from various universities in Japan. This is a good opportunity to show to them about our Royal Selangor Visitor Centre



It would be highly appreciate that you could kindly help us on these matters. Our suggestion date will be on:

Date : 25th August 2015 (Tuesday)

Time : 10 am



Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information.


Thank you & have a nice day!!


Best regards,


UniKL International Office (UIO)

Universiti Kuala Lumpur

1016, Jalan Sultan Ismail

Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2175 4407

Email: amiraa@unikl.edu.my

over a year ago

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