Penang Living Heritage Experience - Rattan Weaving
Sim (The Rattan Weaver) will teach you how to make a variety of different products with rattan in his historic family shop. You will get a feel for his daily life and rhythm, all while creating your own works to bring home.Itinerary
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George Town, Malaysia
Rattan and bamboo are used extensively in Malaysia for making furniture and household objects. The word ‘rattan’ is derived from the Malay word rotan, a species of palm. Rattan is used for making wicker baskets and furniture due to its durability and lightness. Bamboo cane is widely used as a building material, food source, and raw product in East and Southeast Asia.
Meet your driver at hotel lobby and proceed to meet Rattan Weaver, Sim Buck Teik. This veteran learnt his craft in his home district of Teochew, China from his father before the family moved to Malaya. Now in his eighties, the veteran weaver who was bestowed title “Living Heritage Treasure of Penang”.
Sim will teach you how to make a variety of different products with rattan in his historic family shop. You will get a feel for his daily life and rhythm, all while creating your own works to bring home.
After tour, proceed back to hotel.
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Infant seats available"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 4 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.