Last monday, me & Raja Shahrin Shah or fondly called Ku Mah during schooldays decided to visit the Selangor Pewter factory in Setapak. We plan to browse around for appropriate gifts for our teachers who are attending the forthcoming Old GEGS get together scheduled for 24th November 2012.
Ku Mah has been there before to look for gifts and i had been there too when i brought Maude Jackson a friend from Capetown for a tour of the factory.
I love Selangor pewter and i have been giving these items for my foreign friends since i first started working. Its an iconic Malaysian identity . You can get from their outlets in various shopping malls or hotels but with limited choice . But a trip to the factory will most likely suit your budget.Even if you do not plan to make any purchase, the staffs will still smile at you. They have a cafe where you can sit and have coffee & cakes, the price are just like the ones you get in Delicious or Ben's or Plan B.
Selangor Pewter has bought over Comyns , the British Sterling Silver company many years back and they have a special section just for this selections. I just fall in love with the Comyns selections of Malaysian fruits & vegetables. The price.........take a look yourselves! I like the silver garlic & the gold durian, ha ha ha. Ku Mah, get me the garlic for my next birthday, he he he, i won't ask for the durian, not to worry.
The also have a mini KLCC erected in pewter too! Nice place to take photos for remembrance, that's the closest you can get to KLCC, ha ha ha.
We spent not more than an hour in total as we had to drive to Top Hat to check out the venue & confirm the menu for our high tea for the get together. As we drove out, the buses that arrived the same time as we arrived had left and we saw a few smaller tourist vans coming it. I suppose it is a must see tourist product while you are in Kuala Lumpur. As a local, don't miss out on this. If you go, please share your views.
Mana mana ASk Pipah!