Feb 27 2009
Last Friday, after the 2-Day workshop, we were given a free tour of MAEPS compound.
We boarded the train/tram/open-air bus/or-whatever-you-call-it at about 5pm:
Some people who came after us:
Ready to go:
Here’s our guide:
We went round the compound. I couldn’t take shots of every section, but the few that I managed to capture are here.
The horse paddock:
Pineapple Showground (mainly for MAHA):
pineapple tree plants:
Their bus depo:
rodeo section (but no rodeo show that day ) :
We were told during the last MAHA, the rodeo show wa done by an Australian team.
The Grass area (those are expensive grass. Yes, the tall ones):
One of the many orchards:
One of the many surau and toilets area:
The nursery (we can visit the nursery during office hours to buy young plants of all sorts of fruits) :
Ample parking for MAHA:
The Information Centre:
Same building, but on the right hand side is the Ticket Counter:
Going up the hill to the Expo halls:
I don’t remember what this is, must be the mail hall:
The guide told us that we can have a function for up to 7000 pax (or did she say 700 parking space?). We can book the halls for any function, even wedding! Anybody fancy a wedding in the orchard/garden?
As were were coming back to where we parked our cars, the guide told us this is the back of “Rumah Kelantan”:
The yellow house in the background is “Rumah Perlis”.
She told us Rumah Kelantan is quite nice from the front. Another shot from the back:
Soon it was over, and we left the tram:
As we walked towards our cars, I saw some lasses going to the bridge (for photo shoot?) :
But I had to see the facade of Rumah Kelantan, so I turned right, and took this shot:
From where I was standing, as I turned a bit to the left and looked further up, I could see the Viewing Tower (Balai Cerap) that our guide mentioned earlier, but I couldn’t get a good shot of it:
As I walked back to my car, I saw 2 ladies were still on the bridge:
Satisfied with the shots, and realising that most of us had left, I went to my car and drove out. As I was driving, I saw the bridge again, but from the other side, so I stopped the car, and took this one:
The white building with maroon roof is Rumah Terengganu (still under construction), and you can see part of Rumah Kelantan between it and the Viewing Tower. Rumah Johor (where our workshop was) is on the right side, blocked by the yellow pillars of the bridge.
I was a nice place, this MAEPS, and the rest of MARDI compound! I hope they take good care of all the facilities there.