Penang Batik Factory

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Christine E
Sicily, Italy7 contributions
Empty Vibe
Feb 2020 • Solo
Not very friendly, was expecting more. You cannot take photos!!! I walked around thinking gosh the products are expensive after coming from an awesome excursion further up the road....But appreciate the authenticity of the Batik done on site, but they need make experience more inviting for those browsing
Written 29 February 2020
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Smith01England
England192 contributions
Interesting.
Jan 2020
Interesting craft shop. A large shop selling Batik clothes, fans, scarves etc etc. Appears to be of good quality. Price varied perhaps a little on the high side, but then as said the quality appears good. You can also have a look in the area where they print the cloth, all by free hand. A guide explains the process, very interesting. Worth a visit. Easy to get to get the101 bus. Free admission to shop and factory. There is also a small gift shop.
Written 25 January 2020
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Josie C
Brighton, UK432 contributions
Interesting and beautiful
Jan 2020
Came here as part of a tour. The batik is a painstaking process and the ladies who do the hand painting work are very skilled. Opportunity to buy various items in the factory shop.
Written 20 January 2020
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GregB052148
Tarpon Springs, FL626 contributions
Great Values
Dec 2019
The factory gives a great overview of how batik is done and then you can visit the shops inside. Plenty of good values and beautiful things. Worht a visit
Written 9 January 2020
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TreW
22 contributions
Hands on activity
Oct 2019 • Family
Fun tour with an option of dyeing your own fabric. Recommend for families with older children. Very friendly staff.
Written 4 November 2019
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Max293916
Bangkok, Thailand92 contributions
Three Shops Together
Aug 2019
Penang Batik Factory sells good quality batik products with prices commensurate with the quality. The Coffee Shop next door is well patronised by tourists and you are invited to the many kinds of coffee and chocolate for sale., a paradise for coffee drinkers. Next door again is a specialist Tea Shop selling many kinds of tea from the traditional to herbal.
Written 24 August 2019
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AminHashim
Malaysia42 contributions
Its ok
Aug 2019 • Family
You can experience how batik was made. A bit rushed tour, The price is expensive. Not for local. I think it because of the tour.. you can find much more cheaper batik in George town..
Written 17 August 2019
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tobychin
Penang Island, Malaysia3 contributions
Shall not recommend
Aug 2019
This is my second visit in as many years but the attitude has not changed. I came with 2 of my friends from Hong Kong to see the crafting of batik cloth and do some purchases. The staff are not friendly even when we wished them "good morning" with no reply. Factory visit is a rush with the aim of quickly pushing you to buy items. We wanted to see more of the making of batik but visit was curtailed quickly. I smiled at the batik craftman but no return smile and I wonder why they are all so unhappy working there. I shall not be taking any of my friends there again as I can buy in town.
Written 6 August 2019
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Mavi5
Invercargill, New Zealand36 contributions
Skilled local craft
Jul 2019 • Friends
We were impressed the skill of the artists and their willingness for us to watch them at work. Our short tour (free) was informative and enjoyable. While this attraction encourages purchasing after the tour, the sales element is low key. The quality of the garments and other items is excellent and at a reasonable price.
Recommended for anyone who has not seen batik being made. The skill of the artists is excellent. Well worth the price of a GRAB car to get there.
Written 31 July 2019
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MKB1701
New York675 contributions
Adequate stop
Apr 2019 • Family
This was one of the highlights of our excursion, which I think tells you all you need to know about it. We saw folks make the traditional batik prints - interesting to watch the artwork when one suspends the thought of the workers laboring with boiling dyes in the tropical heat. A nice gift shop is of course present - this was the second best thing we saw on our excursion, and it was mildly interesting at best. Not worth a trip on its own but not bad either.
Written 16 July 2019
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