Saturday, February 22

Pineapple and Borneo Fruits Festival to see packed programme


Photo shows tents awaiting to be erected to house stalls and the main stage.

SARIKEI: Starting tomorrow (May 1) there will be a packed programme of daily activities for this year’s Pineapple and Borneo Fruits Festival until May 10.

Stalls selling fruits and other agriculture produce will run from 8am till 10.30pm.

For the photography exhibition at the civic centre foyer showcasing colourful agriculture-related activities from the competition organised by the Sarikei District Council, the opening hours are 9am to 5pm.

Kite-flying and exhibition by the Divisional Youth and Sports Office will run from 4pm to 11pm.

The Sarikei Kitchen run by the Community Development Department (Kemas) to promote local delicacies and pineapple-based dishes will be available from 8am to 10pm.

Tomorrow (May 1), there will be mass aerobics in the morning to mark Labour Day, while the official launching ceremony by Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg will be held in the evening.

On Saturday there will be a consumerism talk for women at the civic centre from 8.30am to 1pm; blowpipe completion in front of the civic centre (8am to 10.30am); fruit juice drinking completion for men (7.45pm to 8.30pm) and women (10pm to 10.30pm) at the main stage; and concert by One Dance Studio (8.30pm to 9.45pm) at the main

On Sunday, a children’s singing competition will be at the main stage (8am to 12 noon); Auto Show at KPS Stadium and Sarikei Busking at the main stage (8am to 10.30pm), while on Monday there will be a cooking demonstration and cake decoration (9am to 12 noon) and Pineapple and Bridal Make-up show (7.45pm to 10.30pm) at the main stage.