Monday, February 20, 2006

Saviour-V teleports in...

Kind of late for an entry, but I'm just posting up a few details of what happened on Sunday

Namely, the Industri Asas Tani agricultural fair at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

Saviour-V clears his throat...


Mum was hoping that someone would come with her to the fair, and I volunteered, even though I didn't have much of a clue about what I'd find there. Obviously, we found ourselves a lot of good deals where food was concerned; we managed to pick up four 5-piece packets of pita pockets (try saying THAT 10 times fast!) along with a kilo's worth of kebab meat to go with those, as well as a few choice herbs and spices for a few dishes Mum's been meaning to make for quite a long time.

On the OTHER side of the coin, our experience was somewhat marred, in a way, because when it comes to scientific research, MARDI (short for the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute) seems to focus on marketing products and services FIRST before research. For example, some

JAKIM (short for JAbatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia or the Department of Islamic Development in Malaysia) was also of minimal help. It's one thing to give consumable products, especially foodstuff, Halal clearance.

Aside from that, all in all, it was moderately enjoyable.

Saviour-V teleports out...

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