Young entrepreneurship lessons at Karnival Mai Dagang 2016 with Gundam, Didi & Friends and Adiwira Adiperkasa this weekend

World largest halal digital trade exchange DagangHalal plc debuts Karnival Mai Dagang 2016 touted with a difference to give children and family a fun and enlightening experience.

The carnival will be held for four consecutive days from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 December at the Evolve Concept Mall, Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya from 10.00 am – 8.00 pm. Free parking of 3,000 car park bays and an LRT stop at the mall at Ara Damansara provide the added convenience to those desiring to attend.

Underlying the usual commercial activities of a carnival, the Karnival Mai Dagang 2016 offers entertainment components carefully selected to promote trading intelligence and savvy at the child and family level. It also invites government trade agencies like MATRADE and SME Corp to share their trade tools at the root of society – the child & family.

Karnival Mai Dagang – with the colloquial use of “mai” meaning “mari” in casual Malay – ushers everyone, especially family and young people, to come out and trade. Their six-year old child mascot “Adik Akid” (Mohd Akid Mirza bin Asrul Shamri) is an intelligent and active member of the Usahawan Cilik initiative by DagangHalal to sponsor the training of children in financial literacy and basic trade savvy.


Collaborating with MaGIC Malaysia’s Grow-The-Goose enterprise, Usahawan Cilik teaches children good money habits and the basics of trading that shall bring them financial independence by the time they turn 18.

As part of DagangHalal’s corporate responsibility, 200 orphans are sponsored for KFC Chicky Fiesta meals, and some are selected to participate in the Usahawan Cilik programme.

The carnival also gives voice to young business entrepreneurs in the personal care, filming, and children education businesses, who shall share their trade wisdoms with university students.


As an irresistible family attraction during the December school holidays, the carnival presents Malaysia’s own Super Hero Adiwira Adiperkasa – a highly successful Made-In-Malaysia animation enterprise that will be releasing a movie next year as well as the staging of Japan’s hugely popular GUNDAM Kids’ Challenge – Transformer robot model kit assembly contest. The immensely popular Didi & Friends – a successful entertainment franchise that the children adore so much in Malaysia, will also make special appearances.

Various exhibitors comprising mainly traders in the small and medium industries will add colour and excitement to visitors’ shopping experience – from curry paste to fashion, delectable prawn crackers to daging salai, puddings and perfumes, children’s toys and fun games, there is so much to see and sample.


The ever popular Ustaz Zamri Mantop of TV9 Mari Mengaji will highlight trading as the noble profession of both the Prophet Muhammad and his beloved wife Khadijah Al-Kubra by delivering a talk entitled “Berdagang Adalah Profesi Mulia Dalam Islam” to his big fan following at the carnival.