Karyaneka markets Malaysian handicraft and souvenir items produced by Malaysia's own craftsmen and small industries. It has a wide collection of handicraft reflecting Malaysia's ethnic and cultural heritage which include batik textile, rattan baskets, blowpipes, Sarawak woodcarvings, Kelantanese silver tableware, beautiful gifts, home decors, souvenirs, and corporate items.
Royal Selangor has come a long way from a home-grown industry to a global pewter brand. With over 250 skilled craftspeople and a 40-strong in-house design team, it has expanded the use of pewter, exploring possibilities from children's gifts and wine accessories to personal accessories such as cufflinks and flash-drives. Boasting a heritage dating all the way back to 1885, its designers and craftsmen express their love and understanding of the material by continuously pushing the envelope in pewter design while staying true to our heritage of craftsmanship.
Tumasek Pewter was founded in 1981 by a group of friends who saw a potential niche in a market where only excellence in design and detailed craftsmanship mattered. Boasting designs that inspire products with occasion, beauty, and functionality, Tumasek Pewter has elaborately decorated items finished to perfection.
The Centre for Malaysian Culture, Heritage, Art & Craft
No visit to Kuala Lumpur is complete without a jaunt to Central Market, which has a rich heritage dating all the way back to 1888. First a prominent landmark in colonial times, it’s equally significant in modern day Kuala Lumpur for its role as the centre for Malaysian art and craft, culture, and heritage. With over 100,000 square feet of retail space, Central Market offers rich cultural souvenirs from every state in Malaysia, and is not to be missed.
The Central Market Annexe situated behind Central Market Kuala Lumpur houses several art galleries promoting the local arts culture, an avenue for people from all walks of life to congregate, experience and share their passion and adventure for art.
Culinary excitement is just around the corner. When you step out of Central Market Kuala Lumpur into the Kasturi Walk, you’ll find more trinkets, handicrafts and souvenirs at the same time, whet your appetite with authentic kuih or Malay cakes, dim sum, fresh tropical fruit juices and an array of other delicacies.
Gaiatimur® is a registered trademark formerly known as Purebatik. It manufactures and supplies exclusive batik, selling them online market since 2009. Merchandise covers Original hand-drawn Batik, Digital Batik, Ready-made dress, uniform-designs for Couples, Painting and Kaftan. Contact them directly for urgent and pre-orders at 016-443 6716 or 04-408 0227
An online fashion wear, has a good range of Batik fashion-wear for men.
In the heart of Trengganu, there is a batik-dyeing and brass workshop where you can watch the skilled craftsmen at work, at the same time purchase their arts and crafts and batik wear
Noor Arfa is a pioneer of the much acclaimed batik industry in Malaysia. Started in 1980 in a small atelier in Kuala Terengganu when the husband and wife team of Wan Mohd. Ariffin and Noor Hijerah started designing and hand-drawing their own batik cloth. Today they are a batik household name to be reckoned with.
Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex is a one-stop craft centre and tourists destination for both local and international, is a cultural avenue you cannot afford to miss. Showcasing the beauty and diversity of Malaysia's local crafts with its unique tradition and aesthetics, giving the visitors the lifetime opportunity to touch, feel and experience this diversity demonstrated in the wealth of handicrafts available.
Visit the *Craft Sales * Gift and Souvenirs Shop * Corporate Souvenirs’ Shop * The Karyaneka Boutique *The Craft Museum * The Craft Village *The Artist’ Colony and *Craft Delight Cafeteria
Kompleks Kraf Langkawi is also one-stop craft centre and tourists destination for both local and international, similar to the Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex where you get to see and buy Malaysia’s unique local crafts and souvenirs
The commercial heart of Chinatown is one of the most colourful and busiest shopping avenues in KL, numerous stalls virtually congest the covered street. You will find a vast selection of souvenirs, crafts, cheap clothes and shoes, pirated watches and handbags, CD’s, Dvd’s and a sumptuous feast of street food. A place where you learn how to bargain and haggle over prices.
This is a small shop that has a large array of Penang Pewter direct from the factory. Penang Pewter can be a real bargain compared to those premium Pewter names in KL. Reasonable and cheap pewter-wares are available in small shops around Komtar Shopping Complex, if you are not fussy and brand-conscious, you will still get what you want albeit a lesser name.
An adventurous place for you to bargain around with in the antique shops along Jln Hang Jebat (Jonker's St) and Jln Tun Tan Cheng Lock. You will get dusty old junk, quaint ornaments, polished ancient relics and everything in between. Is in the heart of Chinatown, while browsing around for souvenirs and antiques, get to taste the local food fare too.
Opened in 1955, the market anchored one of the city’s prime shopping and entertainment districts. It is named after the tin miner and municipal councilor Loke Chow Kit, also known as Bazaar Baru Chow Kit. This is not a place for the faint-hearted, is basically a wet market where you get fresh meat, vegetables and a wide range of tropical fruits. As you adjourn further around the market, particularly in Jalan Haji Hussien, you will bump into shops selling made-to-order songkoks and other traditional Malay-style costumes.
This is a place where locals buy from locals, you be sure to get a good price way below those recommended ‘tourist outlets’
Orangutan House in Melaka, is an iconic art house that has flourished with history. Set up in 1992 as a studio gallery by internationally-recognized artist Charles Cham. His works are based on the eastern philosophy of Yin and Yang. Just like the Yin and Yang symbol, there is no fixed top-bottom position for his paintings and can be hung in both directions. His avant-garde work is popular amongst the westerners; they come from every continent to buy his work.
If you are in Miri on a weekend, don't miss the Saberkas Weekend Market, which is scheduled from Friday evening to midday Sunday, is about 3km near Bintang Plaza. It's one of the most colourful and friendly markets in Sarawak and vendors are more than happy to answer questions about the various products displayed.
If you enter this shop, you will be greeted by a passionate and enthusiastic traditional top-spinning guru – Simpson Wong, he will be sure to influence you on the rudiments of top-spinning. This is an excellent and inexpensive gift/souvenir for just RM2.00 less than one US$1.
Someone said in order to appreciate true Kelatan shopping experience you need to hop by the Kota Bharu Central Market, the atmosphere is vibrant and active from morning right till the afternoon, you have vendors selling their foodstuffs downstairs and upstairs you get to browse through shops selling spices, brassware, batik and other goods. Is truly a Kelatanese priceless experience, where you get to see Kelantanese women dominate most of the stalls.
This is an outrageously awesome place run by Ramsey Ong, a renowned artist from Kuching with his humble Gallery at 94, Main Bazaar, you will love his drawings, handicrafts, porcelains, batik dolls, pottery and scarf’s, a perfect gift/souvenir for your loved ones
An ideal place to source/shop for inexpensive souvenirs, located along Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens you will get cheap trinkets, keychains, beaded bracelets, necklaces, bookmarks, sarongs and pareos, pearl jewellery, brooches, earrings and the list goes on. There is something for everyone.
Touted as the best place in town for buying sarongs, batik shirts and Indian fabrics and fashion-wears at reasonable price
Pasar Besar Payang @ Payang Central Market, Kuala Terengganu is where you get a wide range of elegant local batik, silks and kain songket (textile woven with gold, silver or other chrome-colored threads) these are indeed a perfect and priceless gift/souvenirs.
This small gallery showcases the exquisite fused-glass creations of Penang artist Wong Keng Fuan. One can describe his works as quirky, quaint and gothic and defiantly creative. Prior to his art involvement with glass, Wong has tried his hands on water colour painting and landscape design.
A unusual idea for gifts/souvenirs.
Wah Aik Shoemaker is situated along the hustle and bustle of Jalan Tokong in Melaka
This shop is a family owned business for the past 3 generations, specializing in bound feet shoes (also known as lotus feet shoe) and all types of bead and leather shoes and sandals. Every pair of shoe and sandal on display at the shop is exquisitely hand crafted and sewn by the skilled owner, Raymond Yeo and his family members. An excellent gift idea
On the last Sunday of every month, the pedestrian section of Upper Penang Road, hosts a street market selling Malaysian arts and crafts such as dolls, batik, pottery, hand-made soaps, food stuff, T-shirts, painted tiles and many more. Little Penang Street is a great place to walk, especially when you are getting a present for your loved ones, because most of the art creation or handmade product are one-and-only-one in the world.
Based near the Batu Caves, Tenmoku Pottery specialises in vases, bowls and other ceramics inspired by nature, their creation are exported all over the world. Another idea for gifts/souvenirs, they have branches at the Central Market , Mid Valley Megamall, Suria KLCC and Genting Skyway Branch
Set in a historic building hand-built during the Brooke Era about 120 years ago, Sarakraf Pavilion brings to you an visiting experience that is rich in history and reflects the fascinating sentiment of the time. The Sarakraf Arts and Craft Heritage Center features craft lessons, preserves and sells arts and crafts that could not be seen elsewhere.
Melaka’s largest mall, it has a collection of upmarket designer shops and restaurants on the ground and upper floors and a craft and souvenir market in the basement portion.
If silver jewellery fascinates you, head to Kelantan Malay Silverware, which is located close to the Handicraft Village This is the best place in town to buy handmade silver jewellery and ornaments, necklaces and earrings.