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Sams Batik House

183,185 Penang Road, Penang Island 10000, Malaysia
+60 4-262 1095
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What a fantastic business this is caring and know what they are about

We visited Michael the owner and his delightful wife on our first visit and I had a top made which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bernice D
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Overpriced souvenirs! Tourist trap

As a local I found the products overpriced and aimed at clueless tourists. You can get better... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Su Yin C
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
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“alterations” (8 reviews)
“scarves” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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183,185 Penang Road, Penang Island 10000, Malaysia
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+60 4-262 1095
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Michael the owner and his delightful wife on our first visit and I had a top made which was amazing, but also needed some jewellery fixed, no problems he knew where to go and in fact took us there and waited for us...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

As a local I found the products overpriced and aimed at clueless tourists. You can get better quality stuff for less at Batik Factory in Teluk BahangMore

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aanchal92, Owner at Sams Batik House, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Hi Mam, Firstly, could I kindly clarify which batik store did you go into? Many customers get confused with our shop(Sams Batik House) and Sams Collections(the shop at the corner). Our shop is not located at the corner of Chulia Street but located right diagonally...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

Very good service. But they marked up the prices at least 50%. Need to bargain down the price. You can do the alteration there Free of charge or rather, already charged into the selling price since they marked up the price? But I do enjoy...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Easy place and accessible to find this shop. The staff is friendly and approachable. There are lots of variety of batik stuff to look at other than Indian costumes. Can bargain before paying. Good price they give.

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

My wife was quoted 160 RMB for a sun dress which she later bought at Fort Cornwallis souvenir shop for 28 RMB. Be warned. Better go to Batek Lah or Penang Batik Factory for quality items at realistic prices.More

2  Thank vultureMelbourne
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aanchal92, Owner at Sams Batik House, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2017

Good afternoon. Firstly i would like to inform you that there is a big confusion between 'Sams batik house' and 'Sams Collections' as we are just few doors away from each other. We dont sell any sundress in our shop for Rm80. Our sun dresses...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

I LOVE wearing Indian dresses and the whole staff was really helpful to find me a few pieces that fit me well in the style and colors that I prefer. I also got a few lovely silk scarves for friends, I highly recommend this shop,...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for gifts or fun clothes this is the place to visit. They have a wonderful array of fun clothes, there are hippy style happy pants, full skirts and wildly colored dresses. They also have however for the more conservative, beautifully embroidered...More

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aanchal92, Manager at Sams Batik House, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Hi Sushila, Thank you very much for rating and recommending us. We hope to serve you once again in the best way possible.

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Reviewed May 29, 2017

I had an outfit altered here and had to have four fittings, all done with a smile and no charge for the alterations at all. Great place they wee all so helpful. We needed a jeweller to fix a ring that had been broken, Michael...More

2  Thank Bernice D
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aanchal92, Manager at Sams Batik House, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words. Hope to see you again in Penang.

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Reviewed May 9, 2017

And they hover rather than leaving you free to browse which is very off putting. The hard sell is uncomfortable as well. Assume that nothing is washable, even by hand or with great care. Clothes have shrunk. Very disappointing!More

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aanchal92, Owner at Sams Batik House, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

Hi Mam, Good afternoon to you. Firstly i would like to inform you that there is a big confusion between 'Sams Batik House" and "Sams Collections" as we are just few doors away from each other. We are the original "Sams Batik House'. Our shop...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2017

Found beautiful silk shirts for my husband.Worth asking for a discount.Wished we had more time to look around as the store was jammed packed with large selection of batik and other clothing

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pernil5
February 13, 2018|
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Response from aanchal92 | Property representative |
hi yes we are open during chinese new year but we are closed on sundays
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svirgo108
September 29, 2017|
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Response from aanchal92 | Property representative |
Hi good morning, we have many big size kurtis available with embroidery. If you like we can even whatsapp some images to you and we can post it out. Postage to KL is around RM10-20 depending on the weight.
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Robert L
October 16, 2016|
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Response from hwang123 | Reviewed this property |
This is little bit tricky. As I can say , it depends how much you buy. If you buy more than 500rm, 10% discount is easy. The remaining is up to you and owner.
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