Friday, November 28, 2014

MAHA 2014 - Big... Hot.. and Wet...

The Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture and Agrotourism Show (MAHA) 2014 is back again. There just two more days before the show ends on 30th Nov 2014. As usual, there isn't much info available on the net, so here's a little guide for those who still want to go and not get flustered with the trip.

If you wish to buy plants, fresh fruits or visit the main exhibition halls, then it is best to park at Entrance 1. They provide shuttle service at the entrance of each of the parking lots (some can be far away) to the entrance (called Laman Tiba 1). Then the rest are within walking distance.

If you still want to visit the other exhibits, do take the tram around or use the bus to go to Laman Tiba 2 (Entrance 2).

Things close to Laman 1: Fruit Bazaar, Flower and plants Bazaar, Exhibition Halls A,C, and D

School terrarium competition
Farm produce competition
Lovely Phalaenopsis orchids at MAHA 2014
Tolumnia in the Orchid competition at Hall A
Air plants, orchids, Adeniums etc are all available.
Fishbone cacti for sale
Figs - Horai, BTM6 etc for sale (not sooo cheap though)
The crowd at MAHA 2014

Now if you want to look at farm animals, cows, goats, chickens, quails, rabbits and sugargliders, then it is easier to park and enter through Entrance 2 (Laman Tiba 2). All these will be within walking distance. There are a few stalls selling plants and fruits, but the bulk are at Laman Tiba 1.

Things close to Laman Tiba 2: Pet cows, goats, and rabbits. See and buy farm equipments, learn about bird's nest farming.
The Jamnapari goat loves to be scratched hard. Eh, mcm kenal je muka budak lelaki tu dgn mak nyer, hehehe.
She likes to be scratched as well, and very friendly.
Cute chicks... yeah, literally cute chicks.

If you wish to see the Laman Padi (Paddy Field), Laman Nenas (Pineapple Field), Laman Perikanan (Fisheries exhibit - I would recommend this one), then it doesn't really matter which entrance you come in through, you would still need to take the tram or a combination of bus and tram.
Jellyfish display at Fisheries Exhibition area.

For those dependent on public transport, do not fret for there is a free shuttle service to and from KTM Komuter train station in Serdang. The opening hours for the weekend is from 9am to 12midnight. Do remember to bring an umbrella, as it is either hot, wet or very confusing to first time visitors.