PAPA ARTISAN – MAY LIM SIEW SENG

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‘Do it out of love. Because beading is a very laborious craft and it takes weeks, sometimes even months, to finish a piece of sewing. It is a waste of time and effort if one doesn’t love the craft because the creation will not come alive’ – May Lim Siew Seng Ms Lim’s maternal family […]

PAPA ARTISAN – YEAP SIEW KAY

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“The most important is to believe and worship with an honest heart. Treating the statue with care is a gesture of paying respect to the deity. The proper way is to offer a glass of water and to burn joss sticks 24 hours a day. Water does not only symbolise ‘wealth’ in Chinese culture, it […]

PAPA ARTISAN – RAJU MURUGESU

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“What matters most is the heart… Anybody can master the craft provided with training, but it takes someone with strong morale to withstand the temptation of greed. A goldsmith works with precious stones and gold everyday. He has to take his job with dignity and utmost honesty because goodwill is his most important asset” – […]

PAPA ARTISANS

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THE FOLLOWING ARTISANS ARE RECOGNISED AS PART OF PAPA Mr Sim Buck Teik Rattan weaver     Mr Raju Murugesu Traditional Goldsmith     The late Mr. Yeap Siew Kay(Mr. Yeap passed on in February 2020) Wood Carver       Ms May Lim Seiw Seng Nyonya Shoe Beader     Mr Wong Heng Mun […]

PAPA ARTISAN- SIM BUCK TEIK

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    ” No other material can compare with rattan. Rattan is the most versatile material. It can be bent or straightened without breaking” – Sim Buck Teik Mr Sim’s family came from Guangdong Province, China. Guangdong Province is a centre for traditional handicrafts in China, and is renowned for their high quality embroidery, carving, […]

PAPA LINKS

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YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS:      Follow us on the Penang Apprenticeship Programme for Artisans (PAPA) discussion group.        Follow us on the Penang Heritage Trust Discussion for group discussion on heritage issues in Penang.        Follow the official Penang Heritage Trust Page for more information and […]

PAPA WORKSHOP SPACE

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The PAPA Workshop Space has been relocated to Penang Heritage Trust office at 26 Church Street. As of August 2018, the PAPA Workshop Space on 66 Acheen Street has been closed. To know more about the PAPA Workshops  or view the gallery, please contact Penang Heritage Trust office at 04 264 2631, or write to info@pht.org.my  […]

PAPA BACKGROUND

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Penang Apprenticeship Programme for Artisan (PAPA) In 2009, the  Penang Heritage Trust launched a programme that actively promotes intangible cultural heritage. This involves assisting artisans and performers whose skills are considered traditional and core to our Penang cultural heritage. In today’s world, these skills are few and far in between, apprentices need to be sourced and […]