Wednesday, May 1, 2013

PWTC International Book fair

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

As fate dictates, by sheer boredom I went through KL to PWTC for the so called "biggest book fair in South East Asia".

Let's see then.

Stubborn as I am, I tried to look for parking in the building itself and thus punished fairly. 
There were no parkings available. In fact, there lots of cars double parked outside.

So I just dove through the roads & parked in the hotel parking, Hotel Putra if I'm not mistaken. From there, I'll just need to walk a bit.
The rates stated on the board is RM3.30 per hour. Why the extra RM0.30? beats me..

Eventually, I've reached the destination.


If you're expecting huge pile ups of books similar to the Big Bad Wolf Fair, you're mistaken!
It's more like a book convention with many booths of book shops.

If you have more time to spare, then it's good. But for me,it's a migraine waiting to happen (which it did happen by the way)

Disappointingly, the floor maps aren't as useful because they're not segregated or organized by genre, only booths after booths.
To make it easier, imagine something like PC Fair where lots of shops selling similar products. Some may have better discounts, some may have better freebies. 

You get the idea.

Luckily (maybe), each floor do have some sort of theme. For example, 3rd floor if I'm not mistaken, was books catered for University Students (local & abroad).

On the 2nd floor, majority of the booths are selling "buku latihan" for PMR & SPM students. Quite discounted prices it seems though not really sure those are the latest versions or old stocks. 
Never bothered to check.

But that's just about it.

On the way exiting, I visited a booth on the ground floor selling some interesting books.
One of it was "Biografi Agung Rasulullah" which was recommended by a good friend (though she mentioned about some versions in red being from Indonesia?). This will be reviewed later I guess.
The book was priced at RM65 but they included a 10% discount. And lucky me for being a student, I managed another 15% discount (yay!)

To make things better, the booth had a lucky draw also. I won a RM5 voucher. (yay again!)

So all in all, it's not a major failure to go there.

Do make time to go if you can.

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