Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex

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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland4,881 contributions
Jan. 2020
Established in the 1980's to boost the local crafts, mainly handpainted batik on cotton and silk this complex lives in the past without business expectations as it is run by the governement. Now huge construction sites surround it so walking from nearby Pavilion isn't very pleasant. I still come here on my holidays for nostalgia and interest in crafts buying some original items like a nametag in batik or purse for my phone woven of palm leaves. The most stunning items are the long handpainted gowns in silk batik which are quite expensive.
Written 21 February 2020
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travelernyc2012
New York City, NY91 contributions
Dec. 2019
When we pulled up we thought this was closed (it was that empty). Ok selection of crafts - not great but there weren't many places in KL to buy authentic crafts so was interesting to see. There are batik places out back where you can make your own or buy a piece of batik art. Can't get a cab from there - have to walk a bit.
Written 10 February 2020
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Melissa S
22 contributions
Dec. 2019
We were hoping to find a place to buy authentic Malay crafts and found this in a guidebook. The cab driver wasn't very familiar with it but we were hopeful when we saw there were street signs directing us to it. Looked like it was closed. There were only 2 or 3 other tourists walking around. There were two Batik studios on site which offer the opportunity to create your own pieces and those were the most interesting places. You can't get a cab from there and we ended up walking to the nearest hotel to get one.
Written 8 January 2020
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isal2004
Jakarta, Indonesia2 contributions
Dec. 2019
While visiting the traditional Malay house in Kuala Lumpur, the rumah penguluh Abu Seman which is located right in the middle of a 5-star hotel area, I walked to this craft center. While under repair, the various stores offer a large variety of quality items: traditional daggers (keris), hand painted or woven items of clothing and Malaysian batik, as well as furniture, decoration items. The best quality gifts available in K.L.
Written 3 December 2019
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Kompleks Kraf K
1 contribution
Nov. 2019
Travellers can do craft interactive such as batik painting and ceramics with reasonable price. They also can learn how to become artist because we offer painting studio at Craft Village in Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex.
Written 18 November 2019
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Andrew B
Telford, UK5 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Couples
Dark, sad and run down, 2 or 3 shops of stuff no one would buy, maybe saw 5 or 6 other people there that’s it..Stay away it’s not worth the grab fare ☹️☹️☹️
Written 15 November 2019
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JoHinshropshireUK
Longden-upon-Tern, UK128 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Couples
We got a grab car to this “Kraft complex”, what a waste of time, we usually visit local artisans..... this was nothing more than a shopping opportunity with many empty units and over priced items.... all of which i think could be bought in a local market

We are seasoned travellers and have visited all over the world, this is somewhere we won’t be coming back to......... ever...
Our advice - give it a miss
Written 15 November 2019
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jaeebhai
New Delhi, India96 contributions
Nov. 2018
Lovely place to visit if you are interested in crafts and arts. Must for those who wish to take curio from KL with a Malaysian signature.
Written 18 October 2019
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MsMkonnichiwa
Sydney, Australia111 contributions
Oct. 2019
Upstairs (main entrance) is just a big shop to buy Malaysian gifts - weaving baskets, batik items, pewter. Prices weren't fantastic, they didn't offer a discount for bulk purchases, and it was unclear whether products were handmade by the artists in residence, so I assume they weren't. Downstairs, they are trying to make it engaging with an area of dedicated artist quarters, but we had to ask where it was, there were no signs or explanations, and no idea how to engage in workshops. No set timings for workshops, no central concierge. One of the artists was welcoming and lovely, but didn't offer workshops. Others were just doing their thing, so it wasn't clear what to do. This could be really fun if they were more organised. They also don't offer any shuttle service, and we had to wait ages for a taxi or grab back to our hotel. Toilets had a charge. I heard they're trying to improve it, so I hope the experience gets better. We were looking for an experience, not just a shop.
Written 18 October 2019
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429Happy
Chichester, UK3,322 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Solo
Easily accessed by Grab Taxi or Hop on off bus.
This venue houses an eclectic mix of Malay crafts ranging from pewter to colourful batiks. Within the complex is also a very interesting free museum.
Written 11 April 2019
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