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My 2nd Home
My SBI Story
Every story has a beginning. Royal Selangor’s coincides with the development of tin mining in the Malay Peninsula. One of the major pillars of the country’s economy in earlier years, mining activities started in the 1820s. By the late 1800s, Malaya had become the world’s largest tin producer, supplying more than 50% of the world’s tin.
The Tin Rush brought the Chinese to Malaya by the thousands and Penang emerged as a strategic port for the tin belt stretching from Phuket to Perak.
The first tin smelting operations was set up at Dato Keramat Road to smelt and refine ore from Gopeng, Perak and Phuket.
Founded in 1885, Royal Selangor is the world’s foremost name in quality pewter, a brand synonymous with design and craftsmanship. In the hands of our skilled craftspeople, this versatile alloy of tin, copper and antimony is transformed into an endless variety of homeware and gifts sold in more than twenty countries around the world today.
The Visitor Centre will take 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 brand.
includes a Peranakan-inspired Peony collection, finely crafted Auspicious plaques that are rich in symbolism, as well as new designs in personal accessories for men and women from Royal Selangor's Men's Acccessories and Plus ranges.
Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, Penang.
3A-G-1 Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang,
Tanjung Tokong. 10470 Penang.
Tel +60 4 891 2018 Fax +60 4 891 2019