Monday, June 28, 2010

Government To Promote Durian Trial Tourism Package

Durian will soon feature prominently in the country's tourism promotion campaign through the introduction of the "durian trail" package, Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said.

She said the ministry found that durian season was actually a good tourist attraction given the variety and quality of the country's durian, dubbed the King of Fruits.

"We have suggested that the Agriculture Department discuss with durian orchard owners and to contact the Tourism Ministry when the durian season arrives so that we can devise a package for tourists," she told reporters after opening a durian-eating competition here Friday.

Ng said Malaysia exported durian to other countries like Singapore and the people there had to pay a hefty price for the fruit.

"We can now offer a holiday package for tourists where they can come to Malaysia during the fruiting season," she said.

Source : MalayMail
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