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International Handicraft Museum-1985

Postal Address:
No. 9, Jalan Conlay,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone: 03-2432002/2413117
Opening Hours:
09.30 to 18.00 daily,
Mon. 09.30 to 17.00 hrs.

Highlights: Amazing variety of Malaysian handicrafts

Admision: Free

Holidays: Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji

Service:Guided tours (by appointment).

Collection/display: The museum is a centre to display international handicrafts from other countries. Its periodic exhibitions display selected handicrafts from a particular country. he 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 sessionsCraft Complex 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 artworks. 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 close.

distance form city cennter: 1 km.

Location: Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur

How to Reash there:
TRANSPORT Seri Jaya bus No. 18, Mini buses No. 44, 41 and Taxi.


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