Friday, October 29, 2010

Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre and Factory, Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur 26 October 2010

Tuesday 2pm
A great place to drop by. Admission is free. 9am-5pm daily. Visitor centre is divided into a museum that displays pewtersmithing tools, 100 years old antique and ancient tin currency, a gallery showcase current products and Royal Selangor live production factory.  There is a guide accompanying you throughout the trip which takes less than an hour. We are not allowed to walk in without a guide. :( So, you can't take your own sweet time browsing around.

Hui is looking at tons of pewter shavings, which will be melted and recyle. Right- money tree mould.

En @Chamber of Chimes, where you will go thru a sound experiential exhibits, hear sound created by wood, bamboo, rolled pewter & cast pewter. Right- Hui's first taste of 100plus, a welcome drink served in a pewter mug, given at the entrance of the factory. For the first time, En drank the whole mug of 100plus happily. :)

Left - You can have a bird's eye view of the whole factory.

The factory visits consits of four workstations, watching the artisans cast polish, file, hammer and mould pewter.
Left- a cast pouring high temperature liquid form-pewter into a crocodile mould. The liquid is hardened within 7 seconds. :) Then, she will hammer the Royal Selangor logo at the back of it, bend the crocodile legs and ta-da, it's ready.

Left- Enhui got to hands on, hammering a mug. She was staring at the pair of steady hands of the hammering cast. Right- polishing tree coins by hands.

En wasn't interested in the School of Hard Knocks, where you could create a simple pewter bowl with your name on it within 30minutes, chargeable at RM50.

Direction from Batu Caves. Head to MRR2. Go straight. Spot the Wangsa Maju exit sign on the left. Take the second exit after the sign.( Another cue is, there is a Petronas petrol station on both left and right side of the road). Turn Right. Go straight till you see Royal Selangor on the left side, after a Shell Station which is located on the left. Map  

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