I have always wanted to explore Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) after my trip there for a Big Bad Wolf Sale many years ago.

 1. Road to Agro Tourism Series 3 delegation takes a group photo in front of MAEPS

1. Road to Agro Tourism Series 3 delegation takes a group photo in front of MAEPS

However, I did not have the opportunity until I was a member of the delegation of Road to Agro Tourism #3 hosted by Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC). I am sure you can imagine my delight when I was informed of our itinerary!

2. the serenity of MAEPS

2. the serenity of MAEPS

It’s only appropriate that MAEPS is included in our agro tourism programme since it has so many agro-based experiences to offer visitors within its 130 hectares of land.

 3. lone bird white as snow

3. lone bird white as snow

Did you know that MAEPS is one of Asia’s most comprehensive showground and exposition park facility, mainly to promote agro-based events and activities? This is the permanent venue for Southeast Asia’s leading agricultural show known as Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture & Agrotourism, or MAHA in short, held biennially.

4. trams ready to take visitors on a tour  (limited-time offer fare: RM10 per family)

4. trams ready to take visitors on a tour (limited-time offer fare: RM10 per family)

Established by the Ministry of Agriculture in 2008 on land owned by Malaysian Research and Development Institute (MARDI), MAEPS has grown to become a world-class unique knowledge-rich destination.

Two years ago, the focus has been on MAEPS Agro Tourism Park to catch in on agro tourism, one of the fastest growing travel trends.

House of Kambing
Gone viral on social media not too long ago, House of Kambing attracts two groups of visitors: those who love the animal and those who enjoy its meat. Me, I just love them like I love dogs and cats.

5. welcome to House of Kambing

5. welcome to House of Kambing

6. goats grazing in the morning

6. goats grazing in the morning

What a delight it was to be able to feed them. Obviously, there are feeding sessions throughout the day, so it’s important to be there at the scheduled time to participate in feeding.

 7. blogger Racheal takes a selfie with a goat

7. blogger Racheal takes a selfie with a goat

 8. photo opportunity with camels

8. photo opportunity with camels

9. Maria Tunku Sabri and her daughter feed a goat

9. Maria Tunku Sabri and her daughter feed a goat

Foodies who wish to indulge in a lamb meal may do so at the House of Kambing restaurant, where there are quite a number of lamb-based dishes, deliciously prepared from the meat supplied by this farm.

10. House of Kambing

10. House of Kambing

11. House of Kambing menu

11. House of Kambing menu

12. helping themselves to a lunch of lamb

12. helping themselves to a lunch of lamb

Stingless Bee (Kelulut) Mini Farm
Like most stingless bee farms, visitors to this Kelulut Farm at MAEPS are allowed to drink natural honey directly from the honeycomb.

13. Kelulut Mini Farm @ MAEPS

13. Kelulut Mini Farm @ MAEPS

I have visited a few stingless bee farms around the country in the past few years and drank the natural honey at each farm. However, I am unable to determine which is of better quality.

 14. drinking natural honey directly from the honeycomb

14. drinking natural honey directly from the honeycomb

A trivia for you – there are 500 species of stingless bees in the world of which 38 are in Malaysia. At MAEPS, there are 9 species.

Herb Garden
A good part of MAEPS is filled with plants and trees, especially those that have medicinal value. Many of these are tagged with local, as well as scientific names.

 15. colour therapy and flower bath

15. colour therapy and flower bath

16. a MAEPS staff explains about medicinal values and benefits of different plants

16. a MAEPS staff explains about medicinal values and benefits of different plants

Visiting as a group, a guided tour can be arranged, where a MAEPS staff will explain about the plants and what they are commonly used for. Additionally, there is the Vegetable Showground, an area allotted to vegetables only. Those who love their greens should visit.

17. Vegetable Showground (Laman Sayur)

17. Vegetable Showground (Laman Sayur)

18. Temperate Dome Herba

18. Temperate Dome Herba

Rice Info Centre
Rice is the staple food of Malaysia, so the Rice Info Centre of MAEPS is an important source of information for those who wish to learn about the crop, from planting to harvesting and processing.

19. Rice Info Centre

19. Rice Info Centre

20. processing of rice

20. processing of rice

21. information on rice

21. information on rice

Among the exhibits here are traditional tools used by paddy farmers in the old days and modern machinery currently used in the process of rice.

22. traditional tools used for paddy planting and harvesting

22. traditional tools used for paddy planting and harvesting

23. Maria Tunku Sabri (2nd from R) and friends play congkak

23. Maria Tunku Sabri (2nd from R) and friends play congkak

 24. Nasi Bendang sponsored by Q Caterer

24. Nasi Bendang sponsored by Q Caterer

During our Road to Agro Tourism #3 visit, we were treated to lunch of Nasi Bendang sponsored by Q Caterer. While at the Rice Info Centre, of course, we were served rice.

G2G Animal Garden
I really enjoyed my time at G2G Animal Garden. As an animal lover, I had the chance to get close to many animals that are not household pets.

 25. G2G Animal Garden

25. G2G Animal Garden

26. photo shooting with parrot

26. photo shooting with parrot

27. Pn. Rita Abdul Rahim meets a parrot wearing the same colours

27. Pn. Rita Abdul Rahim meets a parrot wearing the same colours

These were just some of the animal encounters that we had for that one afternoon. There were many more where their photos are not included here, such as ferret, British short-haired cat, Bearded Dragon, and a Bengal cat named Tiger.

28. white as snow

28. white as snow

29. free-flight walk-in aviary

29. free-flight walk-in aviary

30. angry raccoon

30. angry raccoon

G2G Animal Garden is highly recommended by me and totally worth your time and money. In fact, you need to allocate more time there to maximise the entrance fees. There are plenty of photo opportunities, so bring along your camera.

 31. King Snake

31. King Snake

 32. deer

32. deer

33. Maria Tunku Sabri rides Zuuko, the pony

33. Maria Tunku Sabri rides Zuuko, the pony

Admission price:
Standard:
Adult – RM25
Senior / Child – RM17

MyKad holder:
Adult – RM15
Senior / Child – RM7

*Free admission for children below 90cm
*Senior – 60 years old and above
*Child – 12 years old and below

Opening hours:
Weekdays -> 10am – 6pm
Weekend / Public Holiday -> 9.30am – 6pm
Closed on Tuesday

34. senior tortoise

34. senior tortoise

35. goatee goat

35. goatee goat

And when you are hungry, or thirsty, head over to TeknoKafe@goat2gofarm, located within G2G Animal Garden, where a tasty meal or refreshing drink awaits, at a separate cost, of course.

 36. TeknoKafe@goat2gofarm

36. TeknoKafe@goat2gofarm

37. lunch at TeknoKafe@goat2gofarm

37. lunch at TeknoKafe@goat2gofarm

For further information on these attractions and visitor packages, contact:

Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang
Add: MAEPS Secretariat Building MARDI Headquarters, 43400 Seri Kembangan, Selangor.
Tel: +603-8948 4699
Opening hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm (Mon – Fri)

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