Chuah Siew Teng is a brilliant artist in the batik medium and he is acknowledged to be one of Malaysia’s most celebrated artists. Born in 1944 in Penang, Malaysia, Siew Teng had won many art awards even before obtaining a formal art education at the Ravensburne College of Art and City & Guild Art School in England in 1965.
Siew Teng expressed a great interest in batik art at a very early age and was exposed to this art medium by the master of batik art, his father, Chuah Thean Teng. In 1961, 1962 and 1963, Slew Teng was the winner of the "Art Prize" in the open art competition held in North Malaysia. In 1964 he won the "Certificate of Merit" at the National Art Competition with his painting entitled "Joy of Living". The following year he was awarded a prize at the Malaysia Artist Competition for his painting "Outdoor"