Traditional Lantern Making Workshop in Ipoh

Perak, Malaysia

2.5 hours
1 - 7 travelers
Booking notice
2 days
Standard price
RM 60.00

I speak English, Malay, Mandarin

Learn to make a traditional lantern and bring light to this age-old handicraft with a lantern master and one of the few traditional lantern makers left in Malaysia.

Lanterns primarily served as a major light source in the olden days, and also carries blessings in each light. Now they are used as decorations and during celebrations, especially Mid-Autumn Festival. In this experience, you will enjoy the process of making lantern by hand in the cozy atmosphere of my workshop under my guidance. From bending the bamboo sticks to draping clothes onto the wooden lantern frames, this hands-on experience gives you a nostalgic and memorable exploration of this traditional trade in Ipoh.

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Lantern making workshop

Make your day brighter and even more meaningful by making your very own lantern. All materials will be provided in this fun, hands-on workshop, guided by the master himself. You get to take your fabulous creations home at the end of the session.
This traditional glue paste is a key ingredient in making lanterns
Lanterns are a bringer of light and blessings.
Mr Chuen is one of few lantern masters in Malaysia.
Creating the bamboo frame for the lantern

Travel notes

Since lantern making is a traditional craft, a lot of patience and time is needed to create them so it’s not like people can just order the products and have it delivered immediately. It can be quite challenging but the end result is always worth it.

Where we will meet

Masjid Panglima Kinta Jalan Masjid Kampung Kuchai Ipoh Perak Malaysia

How to get there

Standard price
RM 60.00 /Pax
No dates available
How to get there

Masjid Panglima Kinta (GPS: 4.59342, 101.08063) is an old mosque located on the east bank of the Kinta river right after Hugh Low Bridge.