- Yayasan Sabah Group started in the development of craft since early 1980s which focuses on Basic Craft Making Program.
- Most of Craft activities was done under Pejabat-pejabat Zon Yayasan Sabah all over Sabah which include courses, basic skill classes, mini carnival, mini workshop, and handicraft groups.
- Handicraft Village was introduced under SDC (Sabah Development Corridor) in Keningau, Sabah. The introduction of such program has helped Keningau to be one of the leading travel destination in rural Sabah.
- Keningau was selected to build Pusat Kraftangan Sabah (PKS) through The Sabah Development Corridor blueprint 2008 – 2015.
- Its main purpose is to preserve and promote Sabah’s handicraft to the local and international markets.
- RM30 Million was funded by the Federal Government for PKS’s building.
Officiated By: Prime Minister of Malaysia
Dato‘ Seri Haji Mohamad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak
on 16 June 2012.
Creative, Innovative and Generating Income through
the development of Handicraft Industry.
Sabah Handicraft Centre as a handicraft training
centre for all society especially in the rural areas.
PUSAT KRAFTANGAN SABAH’S RESPONSIBILITES
- To act as a center for development of Sabah’s Craft Heritage.
- To act as a center of collection, training, marketing, research and craft development.
- To work together with other agencies to promote and further develop crafts within Malaysia and internationally.
- To comply with Sabah’s State Government in realizing the Satu Daerah Satu Industri (One Industry One District) Concept.
HANDICRAFT COURSES AND TRAINING
- Pusat Kraftangan Sabah focuses of crafts based on:-
- Plants such as Bamboo, Rattan and Ribu-ribu.
- Woodworks and Furniture.
- Ceramics, Hydro Stone and Fiberglass.
- Textile such as Batik and other Embroidery such as Sulaman Pis and Dastar.