|1. Location Map of MAHA 2016|
MAHA 2016 is THE EVENT that we gardeners and everyone else with interest in the agriculture industry are looking forward to.
The theme of MAHA 2016 is "Our Food Our Future".
MAHA 2016 is held on 1-11 December 2016.
On directions how to to to MAHA 2016, please go to the bottom of this post.
|2. Food trucks near Fruit Castle at Gate 1 entrance|
MAEPS is located very near to Putrajaya, Malaysia's administrative capital. It is also midway between Kuala Lumpur and KLIA.
Don't worry you won't go hungry as there are plenty of choices. Food trucks (picture above) are parked at strategic locations. There are many many food stalls at the indoor FOOD EMPIRE serving 168 types of exotic Malaysian state favourites. There are also F&B stalls at the outdoor Show Grounds, Indoor Pavilions and 14 State Pavilions showcasing each of the different states unique food and culture. There will be cooking demonstrations and food tasting at the indoor as well as outdoor exhibition areas.
|3. Kg Durian Runtuh dan Upin Ipin experience at the Floriculture Showground|
1. Kampung Durian Runtuh Upin dan Ipin
(nightly performances by Ramli Sarip, Wali Band, Ebiet G Adi, Shila Amzah, Khalifa band)
MAHA will cover the following areas:
1. Agro Youth
2. Agro IT
3. Agro Food
4. Agro Tourism
5. Agro Lifestyle
6. Agro Trade
7. Agro Industry
|4. There's a giant dinosaur made from recycled plastiac bottles at Floriculture Showground|
at the Floriculture Showground aka Floral World (Laman Florikultur).
There are fig plants, fertilizers and soil mix for fig plants, figs fruits and fig products.
Anyone interested to try scooping some fishes to bring home?
|11. Garden District - Laman Sayur & Laman Herba|
Look out for the many types and varieties of vegetables, herbs, fruits and gourds.
One cultivar is called "Upin Ipin" - try to find it!
|11a. TRIO products booth at Garden District|
There are also other gardening DIY booths here.
|11b. Location map showing the transportation trams to get you to Garden District (no. 6 & 7)|
HOW TO GO TO GARDEN DISTRICT (Veg & Herbs) or LAMAN SAYUR & HERBA) at MAHA 2016
For Gardening enthusiasts wishing to go to Garden District to look at Garden Vegetables and Herbs related products, you need to get take the Green Route C Tram.
The Green Route C tram goes to the following locations: State Pavilion (Pavilion Negeri), Kampung Mak Cun, Agro Youth Biz Pavilion, Garden District, My DOF Valey (Fisheries/Laman Perikanan), Paddy Showground (Laman Padi BERNAS).
If you are at Gate 1 or Gate 2 entrances, you can take the internal RapidKL shuttle bus Route E (Laman Tiba 1-Dewan Food Empire-Laman Tiba 2) and thereafter change to Green Route C Tram.
If this is confusing, you can find MAHA 2016 volunteers in uniform at Gate 1, Gate 2 and each tram stop to help you get into the correct one.
|11c. Bus and Tram routes A,B,C,D, E|
The internal FOC buses and trams are labelled as
Route A (orange), B (red), C (green), D (purple) and E (blue).
Get into the correct bus/tram to go to your intended destination.
|12 Laman Tiba 2 (Gate 2)|
There is a huge garden bazaar and multiple stalls selling fresh farmers produce, plants and cuttings near the Gate 1 (Laman Tiba 1) and Gate 2 (Laman Tiba 2). The Castle of Fruit sells fruits and fruit juices, snacks and biscuits as well as organic corn.
HOW TO GO TO MAHA 2016:
By CAR : Visitors can enter via Gate 1 (Hospital Serdang way) or Gate 2 (SKVE) way. When using Waze, just type "MAEPS Serdang" or "MAHA 2016".
By Public Transport: FOC shuttle service of Rapid KL buses at bus terminal opposite Serdang KTM train station, UPM and at IOI City Mall Putrajaya.
If you are coming by car, you need to park at the allocated parking areas and thereafter walk towards the Entrance. There are about 7,000 parking lots. Parking fee is RM 5 per entry.
Once inside, FOC "hop-in hop-off" trams, Rapid KL buses and tractor (yes carriage/tram pulled by a tractor!) are available to transport you to the designated locations.
PLAN YOUR VISIT & ROUTES
You can purchase the Visitors Guide (Panduan Pengunjung) at RM 1 or refer to the location maps put up on giant display boards near the main entrances. Plan ahead where you wish to visit first. This way, you don't have to waste time going to the wrong places. Check with the information counters which is the correct bus/tram (e.g. Route A, B, C, D or E) that will bring you to your intended destination.
OPENING HOURS OF MAHA 2016 : 10 am to 10 pm
Outdoor Showgrounds will close at 6 pm
Contact for MAHA:
MAHA Secretariat Building
43400 Seri Kembangan,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : +603-8938 2494
Fax : +603-8938 2507
Website : www.maha.gov.my
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org