Pineapple Festival with its own logo & tagline
(photos from Sarikei District Council)
Sarikei has always been known for its nanas (pineapples in Malay). However, this festival which started from 2003 was not to promote our favourite fruit only but also to get publicity for Sarikei's agricultural prowess. Sarikei Division supplies ~60% of vegetables & fruits for central Sarawak. Sarikei has been dubbed as the Food Bowl of Sarawak & Orchard Garden. That's food for thought.
Do you know the difference between your fruity species: Nanas Madu, Nanas Sawi, Nanas Paun & Nanas Josapine? Are you surprised to learn that Josapine is derived from Jo(hor)- Sa(rawak)- Pine(apple). The New Straits Times article gave a glowing report of the festival. Click here.