Faces of
Malaysia
Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Royal Selangor Pewter Factory

address: 4, Jalan Ushawan 6, Setapak Jaya, Kuala Lumpur 53300, Malaysia - Tel: +603 4145 6122
Royal-Selangor-Pewter-Factory.jpg, Pewter Factory with a visitors center, guided tours and shop, popular stop for tour operators
Pewter Factory with a visitors center, guided tours and shop, popular stop for tour operators

Admission
Free

Opening hours
9.00am – 5.00pm, daily. No appointments necessary unless registering for a session at the School of Hard Knocks and The Foundry.

Links:

Website of Royal Selangor Visitor Center


shop at Royal Selangor Pewter Factory
the Royal Selangor shop at the factory


working the pewter
working the pewter

Royal Selangor Pewter Factory Tours:

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A shared tour with visits to the biggest shopping mall in KL, Chinatown, Central Market, Pewter Factory and a nightmarket

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price:
RM85
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a shared 6-hour tour that covers the highlights of Kuala Lumpur such as Batu Caves, National Palace and many more

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price:
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