The South Of Thailand (Part 2)
On the final day of my stay, my KL friend Mark and his lovely Thai fiancee Oi brought us to see the exhibits at the Songkhla Convention Centre. I was surprised to see all the Thai Arts & Crafts talent amongst the school students. What shocked me in disbelief was the students were all young primary school students!!! They are so skillful and creative at such young age. I will post their exhibits today and in the Final Part 3.
Photo 1: The Songkhla Convention Centre is very big with a huge hall and foyers for exhibition. This development has certainly added a star to this once sleepy town.
Photo 2: That's Mark and his Thai darling admiring at the row of primary students' Mini Bonsai Gardens. I thought only old retired grandpas would make such gardens in China and Taiwan.
Photo 3: I was impressed by this young boy's patience and skills to carve the Honeydew fruit. His team won the First Prize and they had to be there to demo for the public to see. I remembered that he is around 11 years old.
Photo 4: Look at the watermelon with blooming flowers! Amazing and beautiful!
Photo 5: This is a beautiful Golden Phoenix carved from raw pumpkins!!
Photo 6: The 1st Prize Vegetable and Fruit Carvings by Primary School students. I could not even carve anything when I was in Primary School.
Photo 7: Now moving on, we can see the Thai female students whose ages are between 9-11 years and they are the winners of the Beautiful Floral arrangements.
Photo 8: Their floral arrangement is so pretty and neat with pleated leaves holding the various small flowers. This display is always used as offerings during religious and ceremonial functions.
Photo 9: This is another winning Thai Floral Display. This is so beautiful with candles and joss sticks being packed in nicely for the religious offerings ceremony.
Photo 10: This one is a pretty garland that is made from fragrant rose buds and jasmines buds which is suitable for welcoming Royalties, VIPs and Bridal Couple. I thank Mark and his fiance Oi for bringing us there. He will be getting married soon and these garlands would be worn over their necks.
Do you want to see more exhibits? Stay tuned for Part 3.