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Highlights from Royal Selangor Singapore’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Royal Selangor Singapore 50th Anniversary Celebration took place on Thursday, 25 April 2019 at Shangri-La Hotel, Lobby Lounge amid cocktails and conversations, featuring a specially curated heritage gallery that traces the company’s history from its early years to becoming a ubiquitous presence in Singapore.

Brought into Singapore by Mr Yong Poh Shin, son of Mr Yong Peng Kai who is the owner of Selangor Pewter in Kuala Lumpur, he and his young team of Malaysian artisans hopped onto the southbound train in 1968 and dived straight into the business of pewter crafting in the company’s first overseas endeavour. Today, Royal Selangor Singapore offers a wide range of different tableware and gift items through a solid network of showrooms and dealers.

Pioneering employees were honoured at the event where the new Savoy collection by renowned Singapore-based Australian designer Mr Jarrod Lim was launched. Iconic designs such as the 2012 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix trophy and the Vapour collection, both by local designer Mr Nathan Yong, were some of the products showcased along with the Singapore Scenes collection.

Visitors were also treated to a live demonstration on the art of engraving by Wong Suet Mooi who has been with the company for more than 50 years.

 
Hand engraving demonstration by Ms. Wong Suet Mui.
Product displays and heritage gallery.
 
Guests viewing old photos displayed at the heritage gallery.
Mr. Yong Poh Shin, Chairman of Royal Selangor Singapore with guests, Mr. Ivan Liew & Ms. See Mee Lee.
 
Mr. Chen Tien Yue, Executive Director of Royal Selangor Marketing sharing the history of Royal Selangor Singapore with a guest.
Mr. Chen Tien Yue, Executive Director of Royal Selangor Marketing and guests.
 
Miss Pang Seng Mui (right), working at Selangor Pewter (Singapore) Limited's Paya Lebar Road factory.
En. Othman Wok (seated right), the Minister for Social Affairs visiting handicapped workers at the Selangor Pewter Works.
 
Othman Wok, the Minister for Social Affairs, visiting handicapped workers at the Selangor Pewter Works.
Mr. Yong Poh Shin with the winning trophy for Best Designed Store at the Made In Singapore Fair on 30 August 1973.
 
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and Mrs Lee visiting RSS store at the Made In Singapore Fair on 03 Sept. 1973. It was the first fair since Singapore became an independent republic.
Mr. Yong Poh Shin showing the then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew a Royal Selangor plaque. Looking on is Mr. Rumme Shaw / Chairman of Singapore Tourist Promotion Board.
 
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