LANGKAWI, April 23 (Bernama) -- The Langkawi Craft Complex will set up a
crystal gallery as a new attraction to lure more tourists to the complex.
Kraftangan Malaysia chairman Datuk Sohaimi Shahadan said visitors at the
gallery would not only able to purchase crystal products, but could also learn
the art of making crystal.
The complex is expected to receive 120,000 visitors this year with the
various activities being lined-up, including the opening of the crystal gallery,
he told a press conference after here today.
At present, he said there was a crystal workshop in the complex that was
being operated by local crystal craftsmen.
Over the first three months this year, the Langkawi Craft Complex had
received 25,000 visitors with sales of over RM300,000.
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In another development, Sohaimi said four Langkawi craftsmen had been sent
to undergo a three-month course to learn about stone-carving methods and
techniques in Jogjakarta, Indonesia.
He said Kraftangan Malaysia also encouraged local entrepreneurs to further
develop the marble-based craft industry since marble could be found in excess in
Kraftangan Malaysia also encouraged local craftsmen to produce more products
to be showcased and sold in exhibitions and craft sales like the National Craft
Day in Kuala Lumpur, he added.
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