MAHA 2016 is an 11-day biennial event which will be held from 1st to 11th December 2016 in Serdang, on the northern edge of Putrajaya.
MAHA stands for Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture & Agrotourism and it is the leading agricultural show of its kind in Malaysia and indeed in the region.
I attended the last two shows in 2012 and 2014 and they were hugely popular expos with thousands of booths and millions of people attending.
This year's theme is Our Food Our Future and will highlight the issue of food security and sovereignty.
The 2016 edition of the biennial event is a serious occasion on the agro-business sector's calendar and its primary objective is to generate business for the agricultural sector. Having said that there is much to interest the general public and here are some of the highlights this year.
For the General Public:
For children there will be:
For Business Professionals in the Agro Sectors:
MAHA 2016 is held at MAEPS (Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang), Selangor which is located just to the north of Putrajaya and is accessed via the E26 Expressway.
As you can imagine with an expected 3 million visitors over the 11 days, the car park will become very congested. If you want to beat the crowds I would suggest arriving early (before noon).
MAEPS covers a 100 hectare site and is the largest and most comprehensive showground in Asia. Put on your comfortable shoes as a lot of walking is required to cover the full show. Transport is available to ferry visitors around the site but you might have to queue up.
The show runs from Thursday 1st December until Sunday 11th December 2016.
The first two days (20th - 21st) are for trade participants only. The show for the general public therefore starts on the 3rd.
The opening hours are from 10am to 10pm.
For more details of the 2016 event please see the official website of the organizers.