Last Friday we were in KB during the last day of the Cheng Ho Expo which was held from 21-26 Nov at Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium, Kota Bharu . Dah last day baru free nak pegi..
Cheng Ho Expo (Kelantan -China International Trade Fair) is the first of its kind international trade exhibition, organized by the Kelantan State Government in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, featuring more than 300 companies from countries around the world.
We first visited Cheng Ho's mini museum at the 4th floor of Kelantan Trade Centre just opposite the stadium.
Great Explorer Cheng Ho @ Zheng He.
Great Admiral Cheng Ho aka Zheng He was born in 1371 and was the second son of of Haji Ma, a prominent leader of the Muslim community in his birthplace.The greatest legacy of Admiral Zheng He is the spirit of harmony and tolerance among people of different religious and races that he promoted.
The great voyages of Zheng He's fleets (1405-1433)
Cheng Ho's exploration route
I found out that Cheng Ho reached Pahang and Kelantan during his 4th voyage (out of 7 voyages). He was in Malacca 5 times! Keluar dari situ barulah faham sejarah Cheng Ho in detail. Very interesting! Zaman sekolah belajar dah tak ingat.Still inside the musuem....The Gold plated Al-Quran(in the frame on the wall) from the 16th century and is shown to the public for the first time. It is worth 70 million US dollar.
The 20 pieces of Ming Islamic and ceramic porcelain
Part of the longest Al-Quran in the world
At the expo there were hundreds of booths and stalls..there were so many things to see and buy..Memang kena bawak duit lebih datang sini . Last day tu byk barang dah dilelong murah2
Chinese Traditional massage
Pakcik tu was waiting for his turn.. Naklah juga try tapi org ramai sgt! My sister kata best urutannya!
Colourful arts and crafts from Uzbekistan
Ceramic from Uzbekistan
Beautiful crafts from China
Shawls and busana2 Muslimah yg cantik .
We were at blogger Kak Cik's booth . Akhirnya jumpa jugak booth Kak Chik... Unfortunately Kak Cik was not around..
At the International food court - a man from Xinjiang was preparing Xinjiang traditional food.
During the expo there was also the acrobatic performance by Adili Wuxor a Chinese tightrope walker who was reported to have set a new world record on July 1, 2010. Photos of Adili's performance can be viewed at Kak Chik's blog -Keluargaku Sayang.
Finally....we had our favourite food . Actually, kami berenti makan 4 kali!
We had our favourite Kelantanese food-COLEK and MEE CELUP at a stall near the Stadium
The Expo had attracted about 300,000 visitors . Byk gerai tutup awal sbb barang habis!
I hope there'll be another Cheng Ho Expo next year. Best expo ni.. !