Monday, October 29, 2007

Miri to host Fruit Festival


By George Francis

Miri will host 'Fruits Festival 2007' come November 3 and 4, featuring an exhibition and sales of Malaysian fruits.

To be held at the City Civic Centre, the exhibition is hoped to help promote and create greater public awareness on the commercial potential and nutritional properties of non-seasonal fruits such as papaya, watermelon, dragon and citrus fruits.

Themed "Towards Greater Commercialisation and Consumption of Quality Local Fruits", an official said the exhibition is also aimed rationalising an incremental consumption of local produce in substitution to the imported ones.

Among the highlights, there will be a launch of clones of several varieties of quality indigenous durian, the king of tropical fruits.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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