Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Fruit Fest in Miri, Sarawak

By Rosli Abidin Yahya

A fruit Festival is scheduled to take place at the Indoor Stadium in Miri from Sept 9 to 11 meant to promote fruits from Sarawak to the world.

Themed 'Delicious and Nutritious Local Fruits', the three-day event is organised by the Sarawak Agriculture Department in conjunction with the Governor's Birthday Celebration.

The festival will be launched by the Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr George Chan at 9 am on Friday, Sept 9.

The festival is set to feature 30 exhibition booths displaying and selling local indigenous and exotic fruits of Sarawak.

Various agencies such as the Sarawak Agriculture Department, Federal Agriculture Marketing Association (FAMA), Bank Pertanian and Farmers' Organisations as well as other agencies associated with fruits will take part in the festival.

Organisers said fruit businessmen and farmers from Brunei could attend the festival in their efforts to find reliable fruit suppliers from Miri.

There will also be local nurseries exhibiting assorted fruit seedlings.

During the festival, various activities have been planned such as fruit arrangement in baskets, fruit-processed products contest, children colouring contest for the kindergarten and primary schools and fruit-carving demonstrations.

The Sultanate mostly imports its fresh greens and fruits from Sarawak and Sabah.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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