CULTURE & HERITAGE
TRADITIONAL TRADES

Aside from tangible heritage, Penang has a treasure trove of intangible heritage in the form of its artisans. Many of them are ageing and the last of their generation who hold skills that are truly valuable. In a mass-produced world, these artisans remain faithful to their craft, often painstakingly handmaking things like rattan furniture, traditional headwear, and paper houses for the deceased.