Location: Teluk Hu, Langkawi
Highlights: Handmade batik, crystal items, wooden products, etc.
How To Reach: One can easily reach here by hiring taxis, or by
boarding buses from the island.
The Craft Cultural Complex, in Langkawi, is a major attraction for
tourists visiting the island. It is sited on the northern coastline of
the island at Teluk Yu in Mukim Bohor, which is about 21kms from Kuah
town via Ulu Melaka Road. This magnificent complex is dedicated to the
Malaysian handicrafts. Here, one can find an exclusive assortment of
craftwork items that range from forest-based products, fabrics,
ceramics, metal artifacts to beautiful art objects.
This one-stop arts and crafts centre was made with the aim to maintain
and promote the rich cultural heritage of Malaysia. Once inside the
complex, you can see a heritage museum that showcases a number of
handicrafts representing the various Malaysian ethnic groups. Some of
the prominent crafts at the museum consist of handmade batik, crystal
products, ceramics, wood products, baskets, rattan-based products, and
Besides, check out the beautiful silverware and brassware in numerous
shapes and forms embellished with motifs inspired by nature. At the
workshop, explore the techniques of producing local crafts like that of
weaving, batik painting and wood carving. The baskets, on display, are
woven in colorful ethnic designs using rattan, mengkuang and pandan
leaves. Wood products carved with intricate patterns also present a
The most popular craft, out of all others, is the hand-drawn and
printed batik that is available in innumerable exclusive designs. Scores
of skillfully and intricately crafted things, found here, are resultant
of the skill and creativity that have been passed down from ancestors.
Songket or a silk material interwoven with gold and silver threads,
which is symbolized with Malaysian culture, is also available here. Last
but not the least; you can browse the sales gallery in the complex to
get some really nice souvenirs.