Date :: 22-30 July 2006
I was wondering why such event has not been promoted properly. As I went to have my lunch at the National Craft Center in KL, I was surprised that there's an event to promote the traditional small-scale industries in producing clothes, furniture, accessories and all other kampung based industries.
I was amazed by the quality of the products they were producing. Not bad though. Especially on the accessories. The things looked like expensive but in fact, they are damn cheap.
Look at the colourful weaved items. Doesn't it look beautiful? It could be such a pretty household items, and they're much cheaper than those you bought in the IKEA. Use Malaysian Made friends..!
You can even see that the promoters were mostly free. That means there were almost zero visitors. This is pathetic. It would be such a good event, even with the ghazal group performing. Sadly, the DJ was heard trying to console the event participants by saying that the tourist is coming and so many other sweet talks.
I bought myself a sepaktakraw ball made of rattan. I would consider that as a rare item as it is no longer been made commercial since the the synthetic ball was introduced.
For those in KL, go there! It's not really a big event but your visit would mean a lot to the participants. Sadly, there were no banners or whatsoever at the entrance or around the Craft Center.
As a Malaysian, I would like to insist all of you readers to promote this event in your blog. Valid before 30th July!
* Oh yeah, the picture were taken with my new N70. My hand shivers. I'm so sorry for the bad quality of the pictures..