‘Southern Fruit Festival 2012’ to be held in June

The ‘Southern Fruit Festival 2012’ will take place at the Suoi Tien Cultural Tourist Area in Ho Chi Minh City from June 1-23.

Fruits will be offered at a 20-40 per cent discount during the festival. (Photo:KK)

According to the organiser, the HCMC City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the event will have various activities including a fruit floating-market, animal shaped fruit displays, most delicious fruit contest, and an ornamental tree and animal exhibition.

The festival will introduce to visitors a special collection of fruits such as 50-60kg pumpkins, 9kg coconuts and 3 kg mangos.

The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism expects to attract more than one million visitors to the festival and bring about 1,500 kilos of fruits to the market.

In addition, foreign art troupes from Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia will join the fruit show, together with local groups.

Suoi Tien Cultural Tourist Area will offer free entry for children on opening day on June 1.

By H.Thu, My Hanh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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