Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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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

map and location of Royal Selangor Pewter Factory

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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This tour covers the highlights of Kuala Lumpur such as Batu Caves, Litltle India National Palace and many more

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price from:
RM150


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