Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Langkawi Craft Complex

Langkawi Craft Complex was built in 1996 with a total built-up of approximately 98000 square feet in a 32 acres of land .This magnificient complex is surrounded by lush green and beautiful landscaped gardens and nestled on a hillside overlooking the sea .It is accessible easily via northern coastline of Langkawi Island which is in the vicinity of Teluk Yu about 30 minutes drive from the airport or 45 minutes from Kuah town .
As one of the largest one-stop craft shopping spot and must visit centre ,it houses local craft outlets and stalls offering a wide range of Malaysian handmade crafts and souvenirs such as batik ,songket ,bamboo,rattan,ceramic ,intricate carved silverware,,pewter ware ,carved wood,native craft traditional musical instrument ,traditional herb products and many others .
The complex also housed heritage/wedding/historical museum as well as incubator workshops where visitors are able to witness and learn the most famous historical legend of Langkawi namely Mahsuri ,indigenous craft of the oldies,wedding customes and its accessories used by Malaysian in their their wedding as well as the live making by extraordinary glass blowing skills of craftsmen and delicate hand-drawn batik for free of charge .

Apart from that ,daily live demonstrations on viewing of songket and pandanus leaves being display to show our visitor how these crafts masterpiece are produce .Adjacent to the building is a restaurant that offers a delicious traditional Malay delicacy and beverages at the reasonable price .

The complex also organize a program namely craft education program for locals and foreigner where they can have the opportunity for a hands on experience at making some local handicraft such as batik painting .
How to get there :
Access to it is either by taxi or car .The car rental service are available in Jetty or Airport .

Open daily from : 10.00am – 6.00pm
Tel : 604-9591913