Experience Penang: Learn How to Make Malaysian Handicrafts

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Tour description provided by Viator

During your time in Penang, learn about the handicrafts of Malaysia by making your own pewter dish and batik painting! You’ll visit the famous Royal Selangor Pewter Shop and discover the art of pewter-making. Next, meet a local batik painter and learn the craft of painting using wax and dyes. This fun-filled, interactive tour is perfect for all ages!

On this tour, get an in-depth look into two of Malaysia’s most beautiful handicrafts - – pewter and batik paintings. Pewter is made primarily from tin and mixed with copper or lead, and used to produce various items, such as bowls, plates, spoons and candlesticks. Visit the famous pewter shop, the Royal Selangor, and learn the process of turning pewter into works of art. Your instructor will lead you in making your own hand-made pewter dish, which you can bring take home.

Next, try your hand at batik painting. See a local expert batik painter show their style and skill in creating stunning paintings using wax and dyes. Malaysian batik is characterized by the use of a manual wax-resistant dyeing technique to create large floral motifs and vibrant colors. Learn how to create your own unique batik handicraft to take home as a memorable souvenir.

What's included

  • All activities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)