Batik Art Village at Atma Alam
Padang Matsirat, near the Petronas petrol station, Langkawi (04 955 1227/www. atmaalam.com). While the vicinity around the airport might strike you as rather isolated, Atma Alam is home to the Batik Art Village, where kids and parents can break out the wax and paints. Held in a sweeping highroofed building inspired by traditional Malay architecture, the workshops draw in droves of locals and foreign tourists, so make sure you call up in advance to check for availability. There’s also a café that serves homemade cakes, cookies and coffee for those who want to relax while the others shop. Daily, 9am-6pm.
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B-G-02, Gateway Kiaramas, 1 Jalan Desa Kiara, Mont Kiara, KL (03 2144 0782/ www.facebook.com/artsenigallery). Flooded with natural light and taking up a large space, Artseni Gallery is home to a slew of larger-than-life abstract paintings, some of which are painted by the proprietor. Tue-Sun, 11am-6pm.
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