Bentong to host global durian fest

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia International Durian Cultural Tourism Festival 2017 will be held in Bentong, Pahang, on Nov 25 and 26, says MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

The event, organised by MCA’s Belt and Road Centre (Mbrace) and executed by Hunan Broadcasting System Company’s Mango Entertainment, hopes to attract at least 50,000 visitors to Bentong.

The thorny King of the Fruits was more than an agricultural product, Liow said, as it played a unique role in the friendship and diplomatic relations between people of Malaysia and China.

“Bentong, which is famous for Musang King, was chosen as the venue to host this festival. This will elevate Bentong as a charming international eco-tourism spot,” said Liow, who is Bentong MP.

 Hunan TV is well-known for reality shows Where Are We Going, Dad? and Super Voice Girls.

Mango Entertainment deputy chief executive officer Wang Pingbo said Hunan Broadcasting System would reach out to its audience to promote the festival via various channels, including social media, radio and TV stations.

Besides durian and durian-related products, the two-day festival will also feature other tropical fruits and agro products, such as Bentong ginger.

Nirvana Asia Group is the title sponsor, YY Dynamic Resources Sdn Bhd is the gold sponsor while Mah Sing Group is the silver sponsor.

At the event, MCA’s Mbrace also signed a strategic partnership agreement with Mango Entertainment for cooperation on trade, tourism and culture for the next five years.

Source : The Star Online


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