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- Every Sunday from 11 o'clock the old bus depot near Komtar hosts a craft and food market popular with tourists and locals. Many are selling selfmade artefacts, jewellery, candles, paintings and then there is the guy with a collection of incredible live insects hiding among leafs in terrariums. A large selection of Asian dishes is cooked on the premises by eager home chefs.Written 17 February 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I contacted David for his photo printing services, which I am very satisfied with the photos I got, he is very knowledgeable in the field of photography, a direct result of working for Reuters almost 30 years as photographer. I highly recommend if you want to print BIG.
David’s gallery is a must visit place, by appointment only. He has amazing photos about Malaysia, he works closely with Penang tourism to promote Penang/Malaysia. Kudos to his efforts. Being a Malaysian himself, he is very friendly and helpful to people like me, visiting Penang.Written 26 February 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Absolutely wonderfully curated antique store - a unique gem in Penang consisting of very accessible pricing to more rare finds for the very selective seekers. Something for everyone hunting for beautiful pieces.Written 2 July 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- One of the best and oldest art galleries in Malaysia, with a collection beyond compare of Malaysian old masters with excellent provenance. Quite possibly the most prolific in terms of publications, and their works are some of the most informative and well researched that I have come across.
Purchased my first art pieces from them, and have had many enjoyable trips since - there is always more to learn and stories to share. Ee Lene (the gallerist) is a true expert and enthusiast, having grown up being surrounded by art since young, and is continuing her family's legacy in art.Written 13 May 2022
- I have been visiting the Galeri Seni Mutiara for several years now and every time I go, I am always impressed at the proprietor, Mr. Quay's keen eye for artistic talent. I have purchased several unique pieces and have also been very pleased with the efficiency in delivery.Written 5 December 2016
- We were staying at the hotel and the receptionist suggested we had a look here - the history of the hotel going back to its founding and the influence it had on George Town and visa versa is detailed with posters and photos together with some exhibits - obviously the Hotel is proud of this associated and are to be commended for putting aside the space to mount this exhibition.Written 11 June 2018
- Located about 100m from the main gate you will find this captivating shop amidst these houses on stilts in the sea.
Unlike many other Asian places where the shop mainly retails art this is the workshop of Mr Amila who hails from Sri Lanka and is a naturalized Malaysian
You can find him mostly from noon onwards making his masterpieces of abstract art of life , human and nature
With his extensive experience in living life and practicing Buddhist meditation you can almost feel the intensity and yet the calmness in his work
Do find some time to chat with him as he can bring you towards a journey of his art pieces
See how the coexistence of nature, buddhism , meditation and art has created a blend of interdependence in his artworkWritten 5 August 2018
- This place is totally empty. The place looks run down. It is a waste of time to come here. It is not interesting.Written 16 April 2019