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16 Oct 2012
Wednesday, 4 May 2005
Window on Holland 2005
If you have some time in the next few days, do drop by this exhibition at Mid Valley Megamall. It's on till Sunday so be quick! This event showcased a series of economic, educational and cultural activities all related to the Netherlands. Hubby and I were there on Monday.
Several Dutch craftsmen, such as the wooden shoe maker, a Delfts Blue painter, traditional barrel organ players and costume fashion show, are available to demonstrate their skills.
I'll let some photos to do the talking:
The wooden shoe (or widely known as clog) maker demonstrated his skills in fashioning not only clogs from a block of wood but he crafted wooden dagger and wood shavings for kids, yes, only for kids! He will ask the kid's name and engrave his/her name into them before passing out to the kids as souvenirs. I will definitely bring boiboi there this weekend.
These are some beautiful out of the traditional clogs on show.
This caught my eye as it's a child shoes. Looked really cute!
And here's a sandal, perfect for Malaysian whether as the maker claim hehe... and a pair of high heeled dancing shoes.
These are the traditional clogs on sale. You can have your name carved onto them right on the spot. According to the maker, it's cheaper to buy it from him direct as compare to Netherlands. He quoted hubby sized 10 for RM75 only and in Netherlands it's going for 15 Euros! Well not sure if it's true or not.
This is the Delfts Blue painter. He's painting into this piece of ceramic and when he's done, the ceramic will be fired in the kiln for 7 hours and cooled for 2 days before the art piece is deemed completed! Do check out the activities schedule as there was a ceramic painting session with this artist. They provided the ceramic piece, paint and brush. I did not stay on but I guess they'll let you keep your own masterpiece.
Here's the traditional barrel organ player. Urrghh he got this serious looking face on him. Looked like he's forced to turn the wheel on the player to feed the "music sheet" which looked like carved notes on wooden sheets.
Now the so called traditional costume fashion show... is merely a group of ladies young and old parading on the small stage. The lace head dress looked cute on the little ones.
And this dutch baby really caught our attention cos she's so adorable!!!
A fair will not be complete without food isn't it? Hehehe... We tried some “stroopwafel” (treacle waffle). The guy just cut a portion of the dough and place it onto a electric waffle maker. Once it's done, he will remove the waffle and spread the treacle on one before topping with another piece of waffle. Tasted a bit soft when it's hot. Managed to caught some cinnamon flavours on them. Left to cool down and it will turn crispy. It's RM2 a piece.
There were “poffertjes” (small pancakes) but it didn't interest us to buy any. All they did was to add the flour mixture on those hot mold and fry till cooked. Sprinkle some icing sugar on top. However, they serve huge cotton candy!! Am gonna buy one for my boiboi this weekend! Or maybe two... hehehe one for myself hahaha...
There were Edam and Gouda cheese and Dutch beverages such as Dutch Lady milk for sampling. However no free sampling for Heineken beer and Douwe Egberts coffee.
Some tulips and plants were on display but they weren't impressive. The photos did not turn out well so no point posting here. There were booths on consumer promotions and activities include a contest with KLM and MAS flights to Holland to be won as well as Philips TV units. Several Dutch universities are promoting there as well.
Do drop by if you have the time!
Date : 29 Apr 2005 - 8 May 2005
Venue : Mid Valley Megamall Exhibition Hall 3
Time : weekdays 12pm - 8.30 pm weekends 10 am - 10pm