Location: Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur
Highlights: Amazing variety of Malaysian handicrafts
How To Reach: One can easily reach Craft Complex by hiring
taxis, or by boarding buses, trains from the city.
The Kompleks Budaya Kraf, literally Cultural Craft Complex, is the
celebrated place to catch amazing handicrafts, native to Malaysia.
Located along Jalan Conlay in Kuala Lumpur, it is controlled by the
Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation-a constitutional body under
Ministry of Culture, Art and Heritage. It presents some exclusive
Malaysian handicrafts, such as, silk kaftan, bathrobes, silverware,
mengkuang products, pewterware, glassware, pottery, silk batik
paintings, and songket (brocade material).
This wooden handicraft complex is spread over lush landscaped gardens.
KL Craft Complex is actually a one-stop craft centre which presents a
distinctive range of craft-related activities and programmes. It's a
place where you can explore Malaysian culture of crafts and in fact, you
can also have a bash making some items. This whole complex is divided
into 4 main blocks, i.e. Craft Museum, Craft Village, Artists' Colony,
and Karyaneka Craft Boutique.
While the Craft Museum showcases a wide range of Malaysian handicrafts
and artifacts, craft demonstrations and practical interactive sessions
are provided at the Crafts Village. So, here you can actually try your
hand at making batiks, pewter, ceramic or woodcarving. It's sheer fun.
Moreover, another place to head for is the Artists' Colony which gives
the space to Malaysian artists to express their creativity through
Now it's turn to do some shopping and get some really exciting craft
products that could be used for personal embellishment, interiors décor,
souvenirs, textiles or corporate gifts. To get all this and much more,
just make a move towards the Karyaneka Craft Boutique. For tourists and
visitors, the Cultural Craft Complex organizes several events and weekly
cultural shows at Laman Wau. To concise terms, the Kuala Lumpur Craft
Complex is a must-visit place to apprehend the culture of Malaysia from