Interesting Places In Malaysia
MAWAR House Handicraft Centre is located close to Lido Beach, on Jalan Sungai Chat. The existing MAWAR (Majlis Wanita Johor or Johor Ladies Council) house was lavishly restored to preserve the rich architectural design of this heritage of Johor. The completed building is a stunning, yet functional structure that blends well with the new majectic Mawar Building.
The MAWAR House Handicraft Centre offers hand-drawn and dyed batik cloths, batik paintings, straw mats and other goods for sale, making it a one-stop handicraft centre destined to be one of Johor's leading tourist attractions. The village is the place to go for a fascinating demonstration of traditional songket weaving, batik silk painting and the art of fine pottery.
Also within the vicinity, is the MAWAR Gallery, dedicated to famous ladies of Johor. This permanent gallery is to honour the gracious and famous ladies of Johor, who have contributed immensely to the knowledge and achievements of Johor. Portraits of all past Sultanahs of Johor since 1886 until the present day, as well as ladies of the Royal Family and grand ladies of Johor are displayed here.
It serves as a tribute to ladies from all walks of life and professions, and as honour to their great achievements contributing to the growth and excellence of Johor. Housed in a building about 100 years old, the gallery is an amazing achievement towards the recognition of women in Johor.