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Rattan and Wicker Shops on Penang Island

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As society moves away to embrace plastic utensils, the number of rattan and wicker shops on Penang Island is diminishing every year. Nevertheless there are still a few wicker shops left. They are one of the few endangered trades of Penang specialising in creating beautiful crafts from rattan.

Thean Seng Huat is a rattan shop at the junction of Beach Street with Prangin Lane. Unfortunately I do not have its phone number but you can view its photo below. For more information on its architectural details, read 492 & 490 Beach Street.


Basketware shop at junction of Beach Street with Prangin Lane (4 December 2008)


 Lee Soo Kee Rattan sells wicker items such as stairs, baskets and other household items. It is located along Chulia Street, next to Chulia Heritage Hotel. The "Rotan" Sculpture installed on the side wall of the shop celebrates this particular shop.

Lee Soo Kee Rattan (30 August, 2012)


 Penang Road Rattan Shop has a myriad collection of items made of rattan and wicker, from bird cage to stools, trays, baskets, even rocking chairs and toys.

Penang Road Rattan Shop (30 August 2012)

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