PAPA Workshop: Chinese Knots Introductory Workshop

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Date:  19 January 2019 (Saturday) Time: 3.45pm to 5.45pm Venue: Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Church Street Fees: RM35(members)/ RM 45(non-members) RSVP: or call +604-2642631 Traditional Chinese knots are commonly featured in Chinese households as they symbolises good luck, prosperity and happiness. In conjunction with the 2019 Chinese New Year, PHT-PAPA is proud to organise […]


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娘惹粽 – 一種由峇峇娘惹社群糅合了中式和本地馬來風味後,創造了這鹹中帶甜的粽子。有別於一般糯米粽,娘惹粽部分糯米由藍花染色,使其色澤帶藍,令它外表別具一格。 歡迎來參與這個工作坊, 學習從準備食材到包裹娘惹粽. 日期:2018年8月4日 (星期六) 時間:下午2時至5時 地點:檳州古蹟信託會 (義興街26號) 費用:RM40(會員) / RM60(非會員) 位子有限,報名從速 所有材料將由本會提供 預訂及查詢:請電郵 或致電 04-264 2631

PAPA Workshop 2018: Nyonya Beaded Shoes Workshop

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Date: 25 March 2018 (Sunday) Time: 2pm – 5pm Venue: PAPA Workshop, 26 Lebuh Acheh, George Town Fee: RM 100 (Members)/ RM 130 (Non Members) Registration: Penang Heritage Trust’s PAPA programme is organizing an introductory workshop by nyonya May Lim. In this workshop, participants will learn a little more about nyonya beaded shoes, their […]

Nominate a PAPA Artisan

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Do you know of any interesting artisans in Penang, and is willing to share his/her knowledge? Do you know of an interesting trade of skill that is in dire need for an apprentice? If you do, please fill up the form below and we will get in touch with the artisan. This will enable us […]


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 Loh-Lim Lin Lee Convener “My grandmother was marvellous at sewing the most gorgeous kebayas. She was never a professional kebaya maker”.   It has been 8 years since the initiation of the PAPA project (2009) and over time we have reassessed the methodology initially planned. The visions of conserving our traditional skills remain, how they […]


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‘Think of the safety of the wearer. Do it with heart. Stay focused’ – Wong Heng Mun Hong Kong Shoe Shop is an established traditional shoe shop in George Town well-known for producing quality handmade footwear. Its founder, Mr Wong Sung Choy, who was born in 1931 in Ipoh, came to Penang after World War […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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” – […]