The Craft Cultural Complex Kuala Lumpur is located at Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur. It’s a one-stop location for you to explore Malaysian culture and crafts!
This one-stop handicraft complex sprawls on lush landscaped grounds. There are four main blocks that house its shops and stalls, craft museum, exhibition area and workshops.
You will become rambang mata (spoilt with choices) here. I did. ha..ha..ha!
Kuala Lumpur Souvenirs To Bring Home
There are so many interesting items you can buy at the Craft Cultural Complex Kuala Lumpur!
You can get lovely batik outfits, silk kaftan, bathrobes, decorative items for your home, woodcarvings, mengkuang products, songket, beadwork and so much more! It’s a delightful place for you to find the perfect Kuala Lumpur souvenirs to take back home.
How about taking home some unusual ethnic items like wooden blowpipes and traditional rattan fish traps? They’re are definitely the perfect gifts!
At the far end of the this Craft Cultural Complex landscaped grounds is the artists colony. You can watch them at work here or buy some paintings.
It’s interesting to see the batik trade in progress. The master craftsman dips his cant (a copper-tipped hollow pen with an opening) into the pot of wax, filling it, and applies it onto the fabric. The molten liquid then hardens. You may also try your hand at making batik!
The Craft Cultural Complex Kuala Lumpur is absolutely the ideal place to learn about Malaysia’s crafts and do some serious souvenir shopping!
Exotic Ethnic Crafts
The following are some Malaysian ethnic crafts that you can find at the Craft Cultural Complex Kuala Lumpur.
Batik — a versatile fabric featuring hand-painted or block motifs available in traditional and contemporary designs. You can choose from the beautiful range of sarongs, pareos, shirts, dresses and scarves as well as cushion covers, tablecloth, napkins and place mats.
Songket — local brocade that is intricately handwoven with silver or gold threads. Rich and heavily embroidered, the cloth makes superb evening gowns. Have a look at the Songket hangbags and purses. It’s gorgeous!
Silver — local silver fashioned into beautiful jewellery and intricate adornments such as brooches, bracelets, pendants, necklaces and earrings. You can also get silver tableware including beautifully crafted tea-sets, tray and bowls.
Pewterware — exquisitely crafted pewterware is available as beer tankards, goblets, tea and coffee sets, picture frames, clocks vases and other decorative items.
Woodcarvings — fascinating Kuala Lumpur woodcarvings include the aboriginal woodcarvings of the orang asli or indigenous people of Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak in East Malaysia.
Pottery and Ceramic — crafted pieces that come mainly from the states of Sarawak and Perak. Sarawak pottery is easily distinguished by their unmistakable ethnic markings and come in a range of vases from big to small. Those from the village of Sayong in Perak, usually black in colour, were originally used as water containers. A drink of water from the labu, or jar in Malay, is cool and refreshing.
Weaved Pandanus – products made from pandanus or woven screwpine leaves make beautiful gifts and souvenirs. You can choose from elegant bags, floor mats, table mats, trinket boxes and gift boxes in attractive contemporary designs.
Cultural Craft Complex Kuala Lumpur
Seksyen 63, Jalan Conlay
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 10pm
Craft Cultural Complex Kuala Lumpur Map