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Mr. Yong Poh Shin showing the late Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew a Royal Selangor plaque.

Mr. Yong (left) with the winning trophy for Best Designed Store at the Made In Singapore Fair on 30 August 1973.

Mr Yong working a spinning lathe at the Kuala Lumpur in Pudu Road in 1960.

En Othman Wok (seated right), the Minister for Social Affairs visiting handicapped workers at the Selangor Pewter Works.

The company was one of the first in Singapore to hire disabled workers.

Pewter Still Shines

After 50 years in Singapore, Royal Selangor’s appeal is still going strong.
03/05/2019 - 05:50

IF THE SIGHT of a 70s era Selangor Pewter tankard makes you cringe at the kitschiness of corporate gifts way back when, spare a thought for the history lesson behind the company that made it.

Renamed Royal Selangor in 1992, it started business in Singapore in 1968 under Yong Poh Shin,

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