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Batik Painting Museum Penang

19 Armenian street,10200 Penang, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 4-262 4800
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An under appreciated gem

This is a small art gallery showing the private collection of batik art of the owner. It runs... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steve W
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An Impressive Fabric Textile Museum

Impressed to see quite a collection of Batik Fabric Textile Art in a wide variety of details... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amaris D
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19 Armenian street,10200 Penang, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a small art gallery showing the private collection of batik art of the owner. It runs across three floors. This is not batik printed textile but figurative and semi abstract art done using batik techniques. There is a short video showing an artist...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressed to see quite a collection of Batik Fabric Textile Art in a wide variety of details, origin, and design. Never knew such details can be produced in such a way; some like a fine art, that you think it's painted over! Highly suggested for...More

Thank Amaris D
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

It's a gallery displaying batik painting collection. RM10 admission fee & worth it, if you are batik lover

Thank Lee C
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, small museum with the most wonderful staff. Such an inspiration if you’re interested in illustrating or painting, neither me or my partner had seen the batik technique used this way. Beautiful artwork! The staff is very friendly and have a lot of knowledge to...More

1  Thank Magnus J
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

You are almost guaranteed that there will no crowds when you are there. Good for some quiet artistic contemplation. While not a destination in itself, you should check it if you are in the Armenian Street area.

1  Thank pianocello
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Well worth a visit. The Batik painting is a relatively modern art form based on the ancient techniques of Batik. It is highly technical but produces beautiful works of art that take many hours of preparation. We found it interesting to follow the development of...More

1  Thank ChrisStegg
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful private collection of 80+ paintings on show. It's well presented and informative, I wasn't aware of the history of Batik Painting in Malaysia and I enjoyed the info and beautiful display.

1  Thank LisaFreeBirdCafe
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

This museum is conveniently located on Armenian Street, near many other tourist destinations. We had a lovely time exploring the collection of batik painting artwork. There were three floors with various styles of batik painting. The entrance fee was minimal and definitely worth it!! A...More

2  Thank AnnaMarie L
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

This Museum aims to tell the historical story of how this art form began in the 1950's and its subsequent development by a good number of talented artists in Malaysia. The story began with an artist living in Penang named Chuah Thean Teng (or Teng,...More

4  Thank Chin Huat T
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

A small gallery/museum of Batik paintings, but some nice pieces, and reasonable for the price (10MYR). Staff was knowledgeable.

Thank kath d
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