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10 Workshops To Check Out In Penang To Pick Up A New Hobby

So Many Fun And Interesting Things To Learn!

It can be difficult sometimes to find an interesting workshop to fill our free time. So, we have found 10 fun workshops that you can join either by yourself or with your friends and family. There is no age limit to learning new things and picking up new hobbies.

Time To Pick Up Some New Hobbies

1. Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School

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Besides learning about herbs and spices here, you can learn how to cook with said herbs and spices. The cooking classes are conducted by a talented panel of chefs and experienced home-cooks. This cooking class is the first of its kind in Penang. You can learn how to cook various different kinds of cuisines that can be found in Penang such as Nyonya, Malay, Indian-Malay, Thai, Penang Street food and Asian Vegetarian cuisines.

Address: Lot 595 Mukim, 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 9 am – 6 pm (Daily)


2. Bake In The Garden by Artisan

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Learn how to bake all the different kinds of cakes and bread here. During festive seasons such as Christmas, Chinese New Year and Mooncake Festival, you will be able to learn how to bake all the cookies and mooncakes that are related to the festive season. Besides that, you can get baking ingredients here as well.

Address: 163D, Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, 10250 George Town, Malaysia

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm


3. Nazlina Spice Station

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Here at Nazlina Spice Station, you’ll be able to learn how to cook authentic Malay cuisine. Nazlina who is the owner aims to ensure that her students have a wonderful hands-on experience in her class. Moreover, there will be a wet market tour as Nazlina is a certified tour guide by the Ministry of Tourism of Malaysia.

Address: No. 2, Lebuh Campbell, 10100 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Opening hours: 7:30 am – 2 pm (Closed on Sunday)


4. Our Planet B112

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Since journaling has been pretty much trending, you can learn it here. Besides journaling, you can learn paper crafts and other fun art here as well. However, you’re adviced to bring your own material but if you have any of your own you can buy it from their store.

Address: A2-07, Cubopark 6, Mukim 18, Tanjung Tokong, 11200, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 6 pm – 11 pm (Daily)


5. Little Art House Studios

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Little Art House Studio which is also known as LAH Studio aims to bring educational artistic experiences to all. Everyone is welcomed to join their workshops/ classes. Additionally, there is a different range of programs for the skilled or not so skilled. However, LAH Studio has recently decided to go spaceless so do check on their website for any new workshops or classes that are happening if you’re interested.


6. Keng Hwa Carving Studio

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Learn the traditional art of carving here at Keng Hwa carving studio. This skill is vanishing soon hence the owner aims to pass down and promote this skill to the next generation by having classes and workshops. Besides that, you can sign up for a one-on-one class as well.

Address: 72, Lorong Carnarvon, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 9 am – 6 pm (Closed on Wednesday)


7. Penang Science Cluster

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Penang Science Cluster aims to spark the interest of students in science and technology, creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will be able to have hands-on experience through the science and technology programs. Moreover, all programs are free to schools making it the perfect class trip for the students.

Address: Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, 37, Gat Lebuh China, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Opening hours: 9 am – 6 pm (Daily)


8. The Warung

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You can keep up with their social media to see if there are any workshops for the month or week. While it doesn’t run every day or week, most of their workshop is pretty fun and interesting. Moreover, you enjoy a cup of coffee while you’re in the workshop as well.

Address: 145, Lebuh Victoria, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 11 am – 8 pm (Daily)


9. Smidapaper Company

Photo: @smidapaperikigaishop (Instagram)

There are various kinds of workshops that are being held here at Smidapaper Company. These workshops include all kinds of calligraphy such as modern calligraphy, copperplate, and brush to watercolor and doodling. The schedule to these workshops does differ so remember to check their social media for more information.

Address: 231-A, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 10 am – 2 pm (Tuesday), 1 pm – 6 pm (Thursday – Saturday), (Closed on Sunday & Monday)


10. Moonshop Gallery

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If you’re more interested in nature-related projects, this workshop will be perfect for you. You can learn how to make your own terrarium here. Here at Moonshop Gallery, there are different kinds of terrarium that you can build such as Moon Forest, Forest In A Bottle and Forest Frame.

Address: 38, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 11 am – 7 pm (Daily)


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