Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Their Majesties the Sultan and Sultanah of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin and Sultanah Nur Zahirah consent to attend the 'mengemping padi' competition organized by Hulu Terengganu District. The competition were held at Kuala Berang square. Around 650 contestants joining the competition represented 130 JKKK (village development committee) in the district. Also attending the competition were Menteri Besar (Chief Minister), Datuk Seri Ahmad Said and Speaker of State Assembly, Datuk Tengku Putera Tengku Awang.

The Sultan and Sultanah also participate in the ceremonial 'mengemping padi' in the competition. Emping Padi which have a similarity in its shape as an oat is a traditional delicacy, usually can be served snacks, baby food and cakes for serving guests. It is currently rare and hard to made it except in the annual festivals as such. The competition also made a record in the Malaysia Book of Record by having the most participants. The 'mengemping' also consist of several other process. The mengemping usually done by farmer in the past as a sign of gratitude during harvest season and the joy are shared with the local residents.

picture from Utusan



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