Kuala Lumpur Craft Centre

By on February 23, 2009 in Arts & Craft, Family, History, Museums/Gallery with 3 Comments

A visit to the Kuala Lumpur Craft Cultural Complex at Jalan Conlay, is a wonderful hidden gem. Tucked away from the busy img_15501traffic, this craft centre is situated in an open-concept building, with traditional motifs and intricate wooden carvings.

The complex houses several different sections comprising a craft museum, artists’ colony and craft village as well as batik gallery and souvenir shop.

Stepping into the complex, one is greeted with the latest cultural exhibits. On display are local handicrafts such as batik, rattan baskets, pottery, and other crafty knick-knacks.

Make your way to the artists’ colony to try your hand at batik painting. Visitors are encouraged to participate and leave their prints behind.

Interesting tips:

This is a great place to find more about the history of songket weaving. One is able to view the ornate and expensive gold thread songket also on display in glass cases.

To get there:

One can use the monorail and stop at the Raja Chulan station. Follow the signage to the complex. It is a 30 minute walk (leisurely pace).

Another alternative is to go there by taxi.

There is also a shuttle service available, upon request, at the complex to hotels in the city center. Check with the information counter to verify.

Visit their website at http://www.kraftangan.gov.my/main/or call +6 03 2162 7459 for further information.

Address:

The Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex, Section 63, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

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  1. I have visited the place a few times and I do feel that more should be done to promote it to the world.

  2. Jones says:

    There’s a place near KLCC where i went for batik painting workshop. Batik is one of the most important traditional handicrafts in Malaysia. The place is called MyBatik, and i had a really relaxing and good time there with my family, as the environment of the place is serene, in the midst of hectic Kuala Lumpur. I did “canting” and also colouring of batik, and my kids really enjoyed the cultural entertainment too. Those who are interested can go to mybatik.org.my for further information. An experience not to be missed!

  3. Mary Ann says:

    My friend sent me some gifts and souvenirs for my birthday and I totally loved it! Although I live in KL, I don’t travel much so I don’t usually see a lot of such unique handmade batik arts and crafts. For anyone who wants to deliver unique Malaysian culture gifts and souvenirs to your friends, you could go to this website to order your merchandise. http://mybatik.org.my/

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