Showcase of latest home decor trends

Visitors to the 10th Penang Furniture Exhibition (Penfurnex) exhibition will be spoilt for choice as 96 exhibitors have set up 430 booths showcasing a wide range of furniture and home fixtures.

The three-day exhibition, which ends tomorrow, will be held at the Penang International Sports Arena (PISA) from 11am to 9pm.

Organising chairman Richard Ooi said the event themed ‘Modern. Simple. Characteristic’ was organised by the Penang Furniture Manufacturers and Dealers Association (PFMDA).

He said PFMDA was emphasising the state’s ‘Go Green’ campaign at the exhibition by setting up a corner called ‘Green Home and Healthy Living’ to raise awareness among the public.

PFMDA president Ngai Chin Soon said the association would donate RM5,000 from proceeds of the exhibition to the SJKC Beng Teik (Pusat) building committee.

He was speaking during the start of the event yesterday which also saw the launch of the quarterly magazine titled ‘Furniture Malaysia’.

Ooi said the magazine provided players in the furniture industry with an opportunity to share information.

He said the magazine, priced at RM6, would be available at bookstores and retail outlets.

The event also saw trophies presented to winners of the Best Booth Design competition.

Gama Marketing Sdn Bhd won the first prize while Yo Soon Timber Sdn Bhd and Glass House Enterprise bagged the second and third prizes respectively.

Visitors to the exhibition can take part in several competitions, including the ‘Buy and Win’ lucky draw contest, and stand a chance to win prizes worth more than RM65,000.

Admission to the exhibition is free. - By The Star

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