Abundant treasures in Penang Batik's Painting Museum

By Ooi Kok Chuen

December 2013 PENANG PALETTE
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George Town has been noted by Unesco for its culture, but this is just a part of something bigger – Penang as a whole is noted for its abundance in art forms and artists. Naturally, a museum for batik art came along.It is no surprise that the Batik Painting Museum has been set up in Penang, only that it took that long. The enterprising Dr Tan Chong Guan, an obstetrician cum gynaecologist, had already set his heart on this dream...

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Ooi Kok Chuen

is an art-writer and journalist, and the author of MAHSURI: A Legend Reborn (Ooi Peeps Publishing), an adult contemporary fantasy “movel” (a novel conceived as a mock movie) spun from a local legend.