Date：Oct 19, 2012
Last week I went to Guang Zhou to see see & look look the famous Canton Fair - 广交会.
It was fun, and tiring. Why? I tell you later.
You need to have a entry pass in order to get into the exhibition. In our case, we got ourselves a BUYER pass.
In order to get this, you must bring your PASSPORT along. If you failed to bring it, or you only have ID or NRIC card, they will not accept it. They must see the PASSPORT. No PASSPORT, no pass.
Also, once you obtain this pass, it is good for couple of years. Just remember to bring your pass every year.
And you also need photo. So, simply sit there, pay RMB 30, you will get 4 pieces of photos.
souvenir from Canton Fair...
Outside the exhibition hall, the promoters are line up on the street to greet you, to give you brochures, or plastic bags in exchange of your name card.
The exhibition halls should be 5-6 times bigger than our EXPO. Walking one long stretch could be 2-3 KM.
The very confusing walking map. Don't be full by the maps. A trip from 1 to 11 can be 1-2KM.
Never ending walk ...
That is why you need the buggy to ferry you from left to right. That's Larry. :)
We finally arrived at the correct exhibition halls.
This is where we started ...
Amazing cooling fan can be found every where. The cooling effect is strong...
They called this thing as "eBoard". But interesting thing is, you found one here, later you will find 10 more of the same type same kind of product, but hardware software which is different down the exhibition… hahaha
The one you saw from Hawaii-Five-O, here also have… Made in China...
You have iRobot to vacuum house, now you got this to mow your lawn...
The thin clients. China can produce cheap PC, not sure why still need to do thin client. Then, you realise it is producing and exhibiting to the foreign buyers.
I think this has huge market in overseas. A 3D look and feel with warm air blowing out from this virtual furnace.
A retro AirFryer.
We walked for few hours by now. And when you look down, there are so many more too see.
How about this? A fridge that put your drinks inside… and the transparent glass is your display panel for you to display advertising.. Cool!
How it works, man… Cool! I like!
MacDonald also big!
Not cheap. About SGD$9 for the meal. But it comes with nuggets.
The sauce you can find in China. They don't have curry sauce.
I ate this. With some veggie in in.
Let's walk to another hall. On the way, the models are displaying solar panels.
People mountain people sea.
Poor soldier, have been standing there for ages.
The magnetic zero gravity ….
Spinning within the magnetic field…
Wow… Automatic finger nail polisher...
Many design to choose from...
That's the machine… and guess how much? RMB 2,100 (about SGD$400). And imagine you open a finger nail pedicure shop. And only do finger nail painting. And you don't need to hire so many staffs to run it. Only few staffs to do the initial part, to apply finger nail polisher, to align the hands, and put the hands and fingers in, few minutes later, painting started… Cool...
Looks like a vase, but it is a speaker… hahaha
Nice design. Zen. Very Zen. Not available yet. Once it pair with you, you simply use it to listen to your phone call.
This piece of bluetooth phone SIM Card thingy… what does it do again? Imagine you are in Malaysia, and you bought a Maxis prepaid card. So, you don't need to bring a second phone. This thing will pair to your iPhone (jail broken) or Android phone. Then, walaaaa…. any incoming phone call, or you want to make outgoing phone call, you simply use your own smart phone to do it, via this box here.
It is small, easy to carry… but the imperfection is it cannot do Data MyFi. It would be nice if they can do that too.
I bought this to play. The quality of this piano is very nice.
I found it! I have been wanted to own one of this… and I finally found it cheap here. RMB 500. That's cheap! Later I will blog this.
That concludes my first tour into the Canton Fair.
And out of 15 exhibitions area, out of 3 phases, we only manage to cover those we like to see, computing, electronics stuffs… but there are more.
China has to do things the huge way, and this is one of the way.
If you want to have any idea what business to do, you can search ideas starting from here.