Sunday, February 23

Fruit festival to feature a host of activities

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Dahim (sixth from left) and other committee members during the press conference.

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, the event’s name for this year’s 13th edition has been changed to Pesta Nanas dan Buah-Buahan Borneo, 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.

And there will also be activities involving various government agencies. The Army will put up an exhibition of weapons and machinery and they will conduct a recruitment exercise plus providing information on career in the Armed Forces.

Those who want more information on the event or wish to participate in any competition can download information or entry forms from Pesta Nanas facebook account.

Among those present during the press conference were district officer Khalid Andong, district police chief Supt Poniman Margiman, district council chairman Chan Phan Chan and representatives from various departments who headed the sub-committees.