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Traditional Joss Stick Making Workshop

Penang, Malaysia
3 hours
4 - 8 travelers
Booking notice
2 days
Standard price
MYR 110.00/Pax
Lee I speak English, Mandarin
Meet Mr Lee, a joss stick maker, and learn about this traditional trade and living heritage in Penang.

Commonly used for religious and ritual purposes, joss sticks are made from a variety of aromatic materials which release a pleasant-smelling smoke when burned.

Born in 1928, Mr Lee has been making joss sticks for over 70 years. His father used to make joss sticks as well, so he took up this family business at age 12, before learning to make his own joss sticks by observing masters from China. While he does not rely on this trade to earn a living anymore, he is always eager to exhibit his skills to guests and keep the tradition alive. With his love for his wife burning as passionately as his love for the trade, he had promised his late wife to continue making and giving his joss sticks to others as blessings.


  • Day 1 3.0hours
    Traditional joss stick making
    The workshop starts from 8.30 am and ends at 11.30 pm. Mr Lee will demonstrate his skills and share his knowledge on the trade that he was involved since 1953. He will write your name in calligraphy and give out his joss sticks to you. It’s a promise he made to his wife so they can use it for blessings, to give them good, happy and long lives. You will walk away with handmade incense and cones.
Local Living , Hands-on Fun , Cultural Heritage
Transportation during tour
Car , Others
Extra conditions
Smart casual , Children friendly


  • Outfit Recommendations
    Casual t-shirts, sun cap, any shoes you are comfortable in.
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