Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sarikei fruit festival to feature a host of activities

SARIKEI: A host of informative and entertaining activities have been drawn up for the division’s signature annual event slated for May 1 till 10.

Formerly known as Pesta Nanas (Pineapple Fest), the event’s name for this year’s 13th edition has been changed to Pesta Nanas dan Buah-Buahan Borneo (Pineapple and Borneo Fruits Festival), said Sarikei resident Dahim Nadot at a press conference after he chaired the organising committee’s meeting at his office here yesterday afternoon.

Daim said the ten-day event is scheduled to be officially launched by Housing and Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg at the main stage beside the Central Market here on the evening of May 1.

The main feature of the event is an agricultural exhibition while others are entertainment, traditional games, cultural show, beauty contest, singing contest, concert by local recording artistes, water sports, educational seminars and talks, photography competition and many more.

In line with the change of the event’s name, the organiser has specially allocated some ten stalls for fruits exhibition, he said, adding he believed during this time of the year, pineapples and other fruits like oranges would be abundant.