Traveling to another country makes you learn a lot of things about places, culture and people, so goes with its fashion. And in my recent trip to Pahang, Malaysia, I was able to see one of Malaysia’s fashion tradition at the Royal Pahang Silk Weaving Centre (Tenun Pahang Diraja).
Silk weaving is historically known to be from China. However, many countries, mostly Asian, have learned the skills. Malaysia is one of those countries who acquired the knowledge, so are the neighboring countries, including the Philippines.
The Royal Pahang Silk Weaving Centre in Sungai Soi, Kuantan is a gallery of handwoven produce sporting Malaysia’s traditional silk creations, contemporary designs and even the royal family’s wardrobes.
In a brief tour that we had in the center, I understood how the Malaysian government is making big leap in preserving their heritage, particularly the silk weaving industry.
These handwoven silk products may be for taste of many, but since they’re handmade, it comes with a price, not for everyone’s pocket.
Despite the cost however, Pahang silk is fast becoming a popular choice for wedding attire and other formal suits.
Aside from the handwoven silk products, the Royal Pahang Silk Weaving Centre also lets visitors to see the whole process of weaving silks. From the threading of silks, dying up to the actual hand weaving – the works.
Plus, you can get to try it as well, the actual hand weaving. Don’t worry to mess-up, since staff of Tenun Pahang will be there to guide you.
Royal Pahang Silk Weaving Centre also showcases other uses of the handwoven silks, like on shoes, bags, curtains, furnitures, cases, wallets, throw pillows and other things.
The Royal Pahang Silk Weaving Centre sells online and on-site. So if you want to check all their products or experience how silk hand weaving is done in Pahang, then, you head out to their site. It is just two hours away from Kuala Lumpur.
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Kompleks Pengembangan Tenun Pahang Diraja
Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah
Jalan Kempadang Perdana 1,
25150 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Pahang is accessible via Kuala Lumpur. There are flights going to Kuala Lumpur from the Philippines. AirAsia currently has two (2) flights daily to Kuala Lumpur from Manila.
But starting Ocober 29, AirAsia will have Manila-Kuala Lumpur flights 3x daily while 4x weekly Cebu -Kuala Lumpur flights 4x starting Oct 30, 2016.
So any trips going to Kuala Lumpur, Pahang or any other Malaysian destination from the Philippines can be connected via Manila-Kuala Lumpur or Cebu-Kuala Lumpur trips.
And to know more about Pahang or any other destinations in Malaysia, you can always check out the Tourism Malaysia official website.