Founded in 1885 by Chinese tin miner Yong Koon in his little shop called Ngeok Foh (Jade Peace), Royal Selangor handcrafted various pewter products throughout its growth as a company. With the arrival of British colonials, its offerings expanded to include tankards, ashtrays and tea services to suit the colonials’ needs. The brand was then known as Selangor Pewter. In the 1970s, the company started exporting, first to Singapore and Hong Kong and then to Australia. Towards the 1980s, the market had expanded into Europe and Japan. In 1992, the company rebranded as Royal Selangor to reflect the royal endorsement of Sultan Salahuddin, the Sultan of Selangor. It dropped the word 'pewter' from its name as its product range had since expanded to include items made from other materials.
This Learning Experience explores how the change of demographics due to migration may change the cultural landscape of a place. This Learning Experience is suitable for Secondary 2 students and above.