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Batik Painting Museum Penang, Penang Island
(4.6/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
The Batik Painting Museum Penang is a museum about batik in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.HistoryThe building was purchased in 2010 and underwent a three-year renovation before it was opened on 1 October 2013.ArchitectureThe museum is located in a three-story Straits eclectic-style shop house.ExhibitionThere are around 80 batik paintings being exhibited in the museum. The Museum showcases the earliest batik paintings done in the 1950s by the 'Father of Batik Painting' Chuah Thean Teng in Penang and the subsequent works by other Malaysian artists. Currently there are now 80 batik paintings by 25 artists in display. A small international section is included. Visitors will be able to view an excellent collection of magnificent batik paintings not to be seen anywhere else. This is definitely the only batik painting museum in Malaysia, and possibly in the world.
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  • A small gallery/museum of Batik paintings, but some nice pieces, and reasonable for the price (10MYR). Staff was knowledgeable. 
  • Great place to visit if you like painting. For RM$10 - adults & RM $5 - students, you get to see collection of batik paintings by artists from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia & China (I may h...  more »
  • Not only a nice exhibition but a chance to walk through a period old house. Interesting new experience to see batik in works of art. Includes older pieces and a variety in styles. Also learn about the...  more »