Updated at 2022-02-28
Royal Selangor is a Malaysian pewter ware brand. It was established in 1885. At that time, it only sold incense burners, candleholders, and other items used by Chinese households during sacrificial ceremonies. It relied on the good quality of its products to make a name for itself. Over the years, it expanded its product line and markets. Royal Selangor is now the world’s largest pewter manufacturer. In 1992, the company changed its name to “Royal Selangor” to reflect its endorsement from the sultan of Selangor. Every product conferred with the royal warrant bears the inscription “By royal appointment to his Royal Highness, The Sultan of Selangor.” The tea (coffee) caddy in the image is decorated with the quartet of tree peony, lotus, chrysanthemum, and plum blossom to show the changing of the four seasons.
Flag: the flag of Malaysia is known as “Jalur Gemilang” (“Stripes of Glory”), and symbolizes Malaysia’s national sovereignty. The flag has a field of 14 alternating red and white stripes. The canton has a blue background with a yellow crescent and 14-point star.
National day: Aug. 31
Language: Malaysian is the national language, and English and Chinese are widely used.
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Area: 330,257 square kilometers
Population: about 32.7 million (2020)
Currency: ringgit (RM)
Government: the Federation of Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy and a federation with a cabinet responsibility system.