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Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
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US$79.20*
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Ranked #6 of 261 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
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Owner description: 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.
Bath, United Kingdom
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“Must visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

We had a great guide and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Difficult to resist the shop! Staff were very keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for their products! We went on a Saturday which isn't possibly the best day as the factory is closed - but still very enjoyable.

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Selangor Finery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

This is a very interesting trip as your taken through the whole factory in stages from start to finish of the completed product. Also how selangor pewter originated and how the company runs today. There is also a statue of the Petronas Towers made out of pewter, quite amazing. When you reach the end of the tour there is also a showroom where you can purchase pewter products.

Visited July 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

The tour was interesting. It is a hands on experience so everyone including children will most likely enjoy it.

Visited April 2014
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“Interesting and surprising”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Visited as part of a city tour and thought it would be just another hard sell tourist trap, but I was surprised just how informative and well organised this factory and visitor centre were. Sure the tour ended in the gift shop but there are many options - even if that does mean having a coffee and light snack in the cafe. This is one tourist attraction without the hard sell. Surprisingly worth revisiting.

Visited July 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Pewter Perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Wouldn't recommend driving out to the Royal Selangor Pewter Factory solely to visit. We visited the factory as part of a day tour (included a batik factory and the Batu Caves). Our guide spoke fantastic English and shared some very interesting stories. Did you know that not a single wire of pewter goes to waste? It is all collected, condensed, and melted back into liquid to start the process over again. The showroom is truly impressive, however very pricey. If you like pewter showpieces, it's the place to go!

Visited June 2014
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