Few months ago, I decided to drop by the batik factory next to the Botanical Gardens. (sorry I can’t recall the name at the moment) There were busloads of Japanese tourists at that time and I joined in the tour just for the fun of it.
Although a Malaysian all my life, I admit that I have never taken an interest in batik printing eventhough I had made several trips to the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia where the best batik comes from.
But when I saw this pretty girl diligently hand painted the batik, I was captured. Wow, I seriously did not know that each piece of the batik is lovingly painted with hands. She told us that she has to adjust her hand pressures to get different tones. Amaze!
So, if you have never visit a batik factory before, do so. And get some batiks for yourself. They are beautiful, aren’t they?
You can find some interesting history on batik on Tourism Penang.