Updated at 2022-02-28
Malaysia is one of the world’s leading pewter producers. After the British colonial government introduced the pewter-making process to Malaysia in the 18th century, Malaysia became famous for its practical and beautiful pewter handicrafts. Malaysia’s pewter wares are known for their exceptional quality. They consist of 97 percent tin and small amounts of copper and antimony. The color is refined and bright, the curves are graceful and natural, and the styles are diverse. The wares are highly collectible and aesthetically pleasing. They can be used as household utensils, and are frequently given as gifts. This set of pewter cups is engraved with two famous Malaysian architectural landmarks: the Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower.
Area: 1,049 square kilometers
Population: 1.7806 million
Main industries: the main industries are trade, industry, tourism, and agriculture. The high-tech industry is regarded as an important economic foundation, and Penang’s efforts to become a high-tech software production center led to it being dubbed “Silicon Valley of the East.”
City/region features: George Town, the capital of Penang, was established in 1786 and inscribed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. The Globalization and World Cities Research Network also classified it as a gamma level city.