Royal Selangor Pewter Factory and Visitor Centre, a fascinating attraction

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Tourists exploring the visitor attractions of Kuala Lumpur should make it a point to tour the fascinating Royal Selangor Pewter Factory and its popular Visitor Centre. The renowned Royal Selangor is reputed as one of the leading pewter producers on the globe. The company was founded as long ago as 1885 by a young entrepreneur of Chinese origin, Yong Koon. Although the factory and its visitor centre may not be a typical sightseeing attraction, it is undoubtedly an engrossing place to visit that will capture the interest of the tourist.

The Royal Selangor site will provide an enthralling insight into one of Malaysia’s most esteemed crafts and also a better understanding of the nation’s rich cultural legacy. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the Royal Selangor site with the assistance of a friendly and knowledgeable guide. You will learn at first hand about the details of tin mining, the characteristics of pewter and the procedures and techniques employed to transform this substance into objects of value.

Visitors will be able to explore the onsite museum where they will be able to see the original tools used by Yong Koon as well as some of his personal possessions. Meanwhile you will also be able to browse through the expansive retail area where you will find a mesmerizing multitude of genuine Royal Selangor creations which may be purchased as a souvenir or gift. Not to be missed is the visitor centre, where guests will have the opportunity to obtain a glimpse into the pewter manufacturing process. Here visitors can involve themselves in workshops where they may actually craft a pewter product with traditional implements.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+

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