School of Hard Knocks
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Duration
3 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
Chinese, English
Wheelchair Accessible

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What You'll Do
  • Learn about Royal Selangor's history during this guided tour and watch the different processes of pewter production
  • Visit Selangor's fascinating Pewter Museum and discover the evolution of pewter design
  • Create your own pewter masterpiece while experiencing the old ways of pewtersmithing
  • Get to keep your crafted pewter along with your "apprentice pewtersmith" apron and a personalized certificate
  • Enjoy a cup of complimentary coffee or tea in the cozy ambience of the Visitor Center's café
Overview
Immerse yourself in the Malaysian art and craft of pewtersmithing. Create your own pewter bowl using traditional tools and methods in Royal Selangor’s School of Hard Knocks pewtersmithing workshop.
What to Expect
In 1885 a young Chinese pewtersmith named Yong Koon set sail to Kuala Lumpur. The discovery of tin in Malaysia had lured him, amongst thousands of others, to the emerging tin mines. He founded a little shop selling handcrafted pewter products. The story of what was to become Malaysia’s most iconic and worldwide best-known pewter brand, Royal Selangor, had begun.

Nowadays Royal Selangor’s pewter factory has a workforce of almost 300 craftsmen and is renowned for its fine craftsmanship. Visit its award-winning Visitor Centre, and get hands-on in one of the traditional pewtersmithing workshops they offer. Learn the traditional methods of pewtersmithing and make your own pewter bowl.

Be inspired by Royal Selangor's innovative designs, created by its talented team of in-house designers featuring international talents such as Danish designer Erik Magnussen, British designer Nick Munro and Australian design team Zuii.
What's Included
  • Guided tour of the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, including the factory to see how pewter is made
  • School of hard knocks pewter-making workshop: approximately 30-40 minutes
  • Hand-made pewter bowl, an apron, and a personalized certificate
What's Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
  • Air tickets

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