This is the first installment of the Road to Agro Tourism where we started off at MARDI Kuala Kangsar after leaving the MARDI HQ at Serdang. Follow us on our journey to discover the huge durian plantation and other fruits available and also the local bread factory. Want to know more? Read on...
A little about MARDI Kuala Kangsar, it's primary objective is Durio-tourism and as the name suggests the Durian plantation alone is 22 hectares out of 40 hectares
On our arrival we were surprised by the MP of the Kuala Kangsar constituency, Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid welcoming us to MARDI
Well for most of us Malaysians, eating durians arr like eating rice for a whole meal or even a few meals in a row but how many of us knows how the tree looks like and what are the technology to grow them faster?
We were treated to a live demonstration of grafting which speeds up the growth process of durian trees.
Group photo of the person in charge with the VIPs of the plantation after introducing what MA…
The Road to Agro Tourism is a special program organized by the Malaysian Tourism Council (MTC) with the support from Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) and the Ministry of Agriculture & Agro-Based Industry Malaysia to promote interesting domestic Agro Tourism destination.
There are 6 series of Road To Agro Tourism that is planned which is divided to the following zones, South (Johore), Mid (Perak & Pahang), North (Penang & Kedah), East Coast (Terengganu), Sabah and Sarawak.
This round is the Mid Zone Series which was organized with cooperation of Malaysian Agriculture Research & Development Institute (MARDI) was held from the 12-14th of December 2017. The launching and flagging off event was held in MARDI HQ in Serdang and was attended by about 40 influencers, bloggers, members of the medias, representatives from sponsors, travel agencies, agencies & departments.
We started with the opening speech by the President of MTC, Mr. Uzaidi Udanis