Friday, July 25, 2008

Karnival Halal Kelantan 2008 - Updated

The main entrance to the Dataran. Note the discrepancy of the date as it is stated as the 30th July to be the last date whereas it is 29th July on the other banners.

The Karnival Halal Kelantan 2008 or Kelantan Halal Carnival 2008 was officially opened by the Chief Minister of Kelantan Tuan Guru Nik Aziz Nik Mat on 25th July 2008 at 9.00 PM. I think the event will be on till 29th July 2008. Being from Pasir Mas I missed the opening ceremony. I only found out about the event this afternoon while on my way to my sister inlaw's place in Taman Sari. I saw some activities in front of the Sultan Muhamad IV Stadium, quite like the Pesta Nasi 100. I stopped and check out and found out about the event. I wasn't aware of it and I guess most of the other Kelantan bloggers missed it too as it wasn't mentioned on their newly added Current Events In Kelantan spot on Bloggers Kelantan blogsite.

The lack of publicity made me nearly miss out on the event.

In my hurry I managed to take a few shots of the event. This is the back drop for the opening ceremony.
The organizer is Jabatan Hal Ehwal Agama Islam Negeri Kelantan and the manager is Institiut Pembangunan Pengurusan Johor. No local event manager can handle this? Could it be because of this that the publicity was that bad.

This picture showed the site with the white tents as the display booths.

This large globe will be the opening gimick and I think the globe will split open when the Chief Minister press the button or something.

I saw this two stalls displaying the halal products.

More report to come after I find the chance to visit the carnival or hopefully somebody will write something about it after opening ceremony tonight.

Visited the site again on 26th July 2008. It seemed the carnival had been going on since the 23rd of July 08 but many people doesn't seem to know about the event. The publicity was certainly lacking. Depending on banners alone won't be sufficient as there are banners of all kinds even of past events like the International Kite Festival which was done in May and still hanging to make it more confusing. Beside that there are other events like the launching of Digi latest package Harga Molek 25 sen seminit also in Kota Bharu on 26th July 08 at KB Mall. The launching was officially done by YM Tengku Amalin Aisyah Putri with much fanfare.

The first thing I saw at the carnival was the prize presentation being done to the winners of the ayam serama contest.

They have a very meticulous scoring system to decide the winner. Look at the was the points were scored by the judges and they were up for scrutiny after the judging were made.
To let you see what there is to see here are some pictures of the stalls at the carnial. I will add the descriptions later.

Hard gelatin capsules made in Pakistan. Most gelatin used to make such casules come from other animals than can be dubious.

You can be rest assured that these cosmetic products are made from materials that are halal.

Dinding Puoltry want to show the world that their chicken products are halal.

What has rubber tree leavesused to make such beautiful flowers got to do with halal status?

Kek lapis from Sarawak can be bought over the phone and delivery by courier.

Garam bukit anyone?

HPA is a wellknown name in herbal products

Hwa Tai don't want to be left out either.

Neither does the Pagoda brand of peanuts. Heard it goes very well with beer which is not halal.

I worked for this organization once. Developing and promoting such entrepreneurs were one of my duties.

This stall promote the famous minayak Dakam from Johor which is a good massage oil. They sell another product for sinusitis. I bought one bottle of the massage oil and a small bottle for the sunusitis which I found to be quite effective. I will keep on using and tell you more of their efficacy.

Beside show business The Rabbani group is also in the food business

Roselle is a nice drink.

Who will doubt on the sardines made by Pertima of Terengganu?

Perda brought along many of their usahawan (entrpreneurs) to promote their products.
Khaleefa promote the electronic Quran.

Now the secret is out from Secret Garden.
Sirim has some products too
They promise you that you can shed a kilogram off in seven days.
Soft ice cream made with the use of halal gelatin. The company Kasturi Klasik makes soft ice cream by the name of mingomingo and is offering business packages for prospective aspirants. Log in to their website: to find out more. I like the taste of the ice cream and it cost a ringgit each.
There is still a few days to go so if you need to know more please visit the carnival as there are also some cultural shows put up to attract the crowd.


Kerp (Ph.D) said...

Pak Z,

i am green with envy but impressed nonetheless. there seems to be food fest almost everytime la there in Kelantan. i am hoping the Pesta Nasi 100 to make its stop here in KL but so far blom ada ura2 lagi. some of us had wonderful lunch courtesy of dato J the other day, i could go on my 3rd helping but malu la..hehehe...

Zawi said...

I think Kanival Halal Kelantan isn't exactly a food fest like Nasi 100. It is more like a showcase of Halal Products in medicines be it traditional or modern, banking and beside packed food products which will be the main fare. I can only say more when I visit the Fest hopefully today and update this blog.
Dato' J who? I know of Dato' KJ of Kelantan (The original) but not of Dato' J.

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Pak Zawi,

You're serious? The globe will split open? Cool...Wonder what's inside! Remember to take pictures when it opens, k? =)

Akmal said...

Pak Zawi,
I think Kerp is referring to Dato Jaflam :)
Anyway, gimmicks are always there during biggie events, but there are no more surprises on it; just too plainly predictable. Perhaps some addition of humours to spice up the gimmick? Like an explosive gimmick globe or plain walking man wearing 'Jangan Main Belakang' T-Shirt (I found in KL last week)? It is going to be a flashy gimmick, don't you agree? But of course not suitable for Halal Carnival like this one haha.
Have a nice day.

Zawi said...

I was not at the opening ceremony as I was already home by the time the opening was done at 9.00 PM. Infact I was working on the above post when they were being performed. So I have no idea what the globe gimmick was. It would have been a great treat to find out. So sorry no pictures. Will update the blog with more pictures tomorrow.

Zawi said...

yes they are quite predictable nowadays. It would have been a surprise if a beautiful maiden in bikini were to come out of it hahahaha.

mamadou said...


Kelantan is great, full of event. Karnival Halal Kelantan is notable effort of the government to promote the halal products. Keep going.

Zawi said...

There must be events going on to make it worth the while for tourists to visit Kelantan. Furthermore during such events cultural shows such as Dikir Barat, Wayang Kulit and the likes that are permissible by the State Government will be performed for free.

Puteri said...

Zawi, all these happenings! By the time I get to KB, nothing left to happen! ;-(

How about the durian season? Still on in 2 weeks time?

Zawi said...

Don't worry, there will be new happenings even if you have missed the earlier one. Anyway since this is your first visit, there will be more than enough for you to see.
The durian season has just started so I guess there will be the tail end for you to catch. Rest assured there will always be the Thai Durian for you to taste. Doug will like love the less powerful smell of the durian if he isn't an avid durian lover yet.
Captain Yusoff of The Ancient Mariner will be here too during those times.

Olak said...

It nice 2 see happening events in kelantan is getting publicity by blogger in the internet..hehe.btw,i join the 'pertandingan pidato bwah 17thun karnival halal kelantan 08'. Juz won third prize.. But there is no pic of me here i guess.haha..

Zawi said...

I am sorry. I was there only for a day and I didn't know of other side events at the fair. I can only blog something that I know. I am just a blogger and not a reporter.
Send me your picture and fullname and I will edit my story OK?