Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Royal Selangor Pewter Centre (Singapore)

Every story has a beginning. Royal Selangor's coincides with the remarkable development of tin mining in the Malay peninsula in the 1800s. The Pewter Centre will take you back over a hundred years to the founding of Royal Selangor and its inextricable link to tin mining, to the present day as the world's largest pewter maker.

View the traditional pewtersmithing tools, antique pewter and other experiential exhibits displayed at the Gallery (Free: open to the public and scheduled tours).

Despite modern technology, every piece of Royal Selangor is still handcrafted to a surprising degree. Watch as the steady hands of our artisans cast, file and polish objects to create the celebrated Royal Selangor finish. You can even try your hand at hammering pewter! (The School of Hard Knocks!)

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 transormed into an endless variety of homeware and gifts sold in more than twenty countries around the world today.

How to get to the Royal Selangor Pewter Centre
The Royal Selangor Pewter Centre is easily accessible by taxi if traveling by MRT, alight at the Clarke Quay Station. By bus, take no. 54 from Scotts Road or 32 and 195 from City Hall MRT Station.

Opening hours
9am - 9pm daily, including public holidays
No appointment necessary unless registering for a session at the School of Hard Knocks.

Royal Selangor (S) Pte Ltd
3A River Valley Road #01-01
Clarke Quay, Singapore 179020
Tel +65 62689600 Fax +65 62686300

1 comment:

  1. I joined three Original Singapore Walks: Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam. All three guides were entertaining, with an excellent knowledge of Singapore's history. I was initially concerned that each of the tours involved stops at local shops but these stops turned out to provide insights into local Chinese Indian and Malay traditions. They included a Chinese herbal medicine shop, an Indian sweet shop, a shop where Muslims can buy non-alcholic perfumes, a sari shop, a sarong shop. There was never any pressure to buy from these. The walks included things you would miss if you travelled around the areas alone, e.g. an unidentified graveyard where members of the original Sultan's family are buried, as well as provided interesting insights into Singaporean temples and mosques.