KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 (Bernama) -- The first-ever Durian Expo Kuala Lumpur 2019 is set to kick off at Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Resort, here from July 26 to July 28.
Bukit Kiara Gourmet Sdn Bhd Managing Director, Paul Ng said the three-day-expo which is supported by Tourism Malaysia and Department of Agriculture will see the largest gathering of professionals and aficionados of durians from Malaysia and abroad.
He said thousands of visitors are expected to throng the various trade and business exhibition booths featuring all products related to durians.
"Visitors will have the opportunity to try the sample of mouth-watering Malaysian durians at the expo's 'King of Fruits' durian buffet or just purchase and eat it on ala carte basis at the expo site.
"The famed durian species such as Musang King from Pahang and Black Thorn from Penang will be featured throughout the expo," he said in a statement here, today.
He said durian aficionados will discover information on durian products, as well as farm visits and resorts while trade and business participants will have the opportunity to network with other industry players.
The expo also features seminars, symposium and networking opportunities among the major players in the sector from all over the world.
Among the events at the expo are the cooking demo and book signing by Master Chef United Kingdom alumni, Zaleha Kadir Olpin on July 26 and talks about durian by plantation consultants and durian writer-blogger, he added.
Entrance to the expo is free from 10am to 8pm daily while buffets and seminars are chargeable. The public can get more information and registration via website http://www.durianexpo.com