The Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex is an iconic art tourism destination located in the heart of the city. This one-stop craft centre offers a myriad of tourism products such as arts and crafts for local and foreign visitors. The complex is characterised by a Malay Terengganu architectural design, and is a treasury for traditional and modern contemporary products from all parts of the country.
Featuring a panoramic view of the countryside with a Malaysian-themed landscape has distinguished the building from other prestigious shopping malls around Kuala Lumpur. It is developed based on three concepts which include education, marketing and enculturation. Visiting the Craft Complex is like exploring the lifestyle of Malaysian society known for its impressive art craft handed down for generations.
Open: Daily (Monday to Sunday)
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
MALAYSIAN AUTHENTIC CRAFT
The Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex offers a variety of authentic products as souvenirs, interior decoration, costume jewellery, fashion trends and textile, home and garden decoration ass well as for daily use. The unique souvenirs are available for purchase at the Karyaneka Gift Shop. Meanwhile, the Karyaneka Corporate Shop offers a selection of silver, copper, pewter, wood and crystal souvenirs. Fans of heritage fashion can also find a bedazzling collection of textiles such as batik, woven fabric and hand-woven songket in the Karyaneka Craft Boutique.
The Craft Museum disseminates information on the civilisation of arts and crafts through exhibitions of ancient artifacts. In addition, it also displays technological evolution of producing craft products and its manufacturing process. The diorama-themed exhibition is part of the museum’s conservation and documentation initiatives and presented as an element of knowledge for today’s generation. Visitors have an opportunity to explore the local craft products through its uniqueness, motif displayed, materials used and manufacturing process as well as its functions. The museum is a source of knowledge and enlightenment for visitors to learn and appreciate the history of a civilisation.
The uniqueness of the Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex is complemented with activities offered through a combination of art and education elements which are applied to each tourism product. Immerse yourself in a learning experience at the Craft Village on how to produce craft products such as the art of batik making, ceramic, metal and pewter.
Visitors are able to see for themselves how the artists produce Malaysian-made artwork in a variety of mediums, styles and shapes. It is then expressed onto canvas, painting techniques or portraiture, whilst each piece of artwork reaches out and touches the soul. In addition to learning about artworks, visitors are able to interact and observe the artists deliver their ideas and inspirations, as well as develop and expand their creativity.
Craft Delight Café is a space that serves sumptuous local delicacies at a reasonable price. Visitors can take a rest while having a bite to eat at the cafe.
There is also an information centre for designers to learn about craft designs and products, in par with the latest market trends and market demands. Preka Centre is a place to share knowledge with designers, entrepreneurs, academicians and craft enthusiasts in the country.
Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex provides group chaperone service for free to all visitors.
For those interested in booking and require any additional information or inquiries, please contact our officer at 03-2161 1470/1480 (Direct Line) or 03-2162 7459/7533 (General Line).
The existing community and social amenities are available for rental to conglomerates, private companies, government agencies and individuals for weddings, corporate events, dinners, opening ceremonies, seminars and leisure activities.
Sri Utama Hall – The hall can accommodate up to 100 people comfortably at a time for each banquet and seminar.
Sari Theater – This large amphitheatre space featuring a modern and traditional carvings is equipped with a sound system and an LED screen. The space is ideal for corporate events and opening ceremonies with a capacity of 600 to 700 people for each event.
Laman Wau – A beautifully decorated space with modern and traditional craft carvings, the space is perfect for leisure and small-scale activities. It is equipped with decoration and lighting, sound system and LED screen It can fit up to 100 to 150 people at a time.
Malaysia Handicraft Development Corporation
Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex
Seksyen 63, Jalan Conlay
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-2161 1470/1480 Fax :03-21611501