Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island's beautiful beach resort, has more to offer than just sun and surf. Located in its midst is Yahong Art Gallery, the largest arts and crafts center on the island. Yahong brings together a rich variety of artwork and handicrafts by both Malaysian and Asian artists. The Yahong Art Gallery is also home to Malaysia's most celebrated batik artist, Chuah Thean Teng. Teng's brilliant batik paintings, coupled with the work of his two artist sons, are displayed in the gallery's upper level.

Yahong Gallery attractively displays the original batik paintings of Chuah Thean Teng. His works are avidly sought by both private collectors and museums throughout the world. Teng enjoys notability as the father and master of batik painting. He has transformed the ancient craft of batik into a fine art form. In addition, three of Teng's sons are fine artists working in batik painting as well as several other mediums. Although Teng's paintings occupy a prominent position in the gallery, Yahong also displays works of other notable artists in watercolour, Chinese ink and oil. Yahong's engaging display of vivid art work will tempt the casual buyer as well as the serious collector.

Browsing through Yahong Art Gallery's lower levels, the visitor will discover unique treasures for the most discerning in exotic gifts. An ancient Malaysian medicine horn, a Sarawakian Chief's staff or exquisite Chinese cloisonne, and extraordinary Chinese tile pictures; Yahong provides a feast for the buyer of uniqueness.Yahong offers a selection of the finest Selangor Pewter, Malaysia's gift to the world. Choose from coffee and tea sets, ale mugs and vases in both traditional and modern variations. Or select a jewellery case of collector's item to serve as a momento of your stay in Malaysia.

Batik is an ancient art form used to adorn the festive clothing of many peoples througout Asia. Today designers are using cotton and silk batik to fashion their lines with exotic flavours. Yahong provides shoppers with clothing, such as shirts, dresses, children's clothers and even tablecloths, scarves and handbags from batik materials. Visitors are encouraged to watch demonstrations on the fascinating craftwork of batik printing. Witness the process of batik dyeing as the craftsman prints molten wax on selected areas of the material using a copper block. As the material is dyed, the exposed or unwaxed areas will absorb the dye. The process is continued until the desired pattern is achieved. As the wax is removed, the visitor will be delighted with the resulting designs on dresses, children's clothers and even tablecloths, scarves and handbags from batik materials.

Yahong offers a wide selection of fine Chinese jewellery made from ivory, jade, lapis lazuli and other semiprecious stones. There are also distinctive carvings from the very same semiprecious stones. A select collection of antiques will bring the visitor to a time of mysticism and wonder in Malaysian history. Even the most casual buyer will be enchanted with the fascinating history of many of Yahong's newest aquisitions. This is an area that will captive those who choose to buy or those who are simply browsing. Packing and shipping of purchases will be quickly and courteously handled by Yahongs' capable staff, and any location can be accommodated.