Road to Agro Tourism|Central Zone| with Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC)
The Road to Agro Tourism is a special program organized by Malaysia Tourism Council(MTC) with the support from Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) and Ministry of Agricultural & Agro-Based Industry Malaysia (MOA). The vision and mission of this program is to promote the stem-winding domestic Agro Tourism destination.
There are 6 zones of Road to Agro Tourism:
- South Zone (Johor)
- Central Zone (Perak & Pahang)
- North Zone (Penang & Kedah)
- East Zone (Terengganu)
Road to Agro Tourism (Central Zone) – Perak & Pahang
This round, this successful program was held on 12th – 14th December 2017 in collaboration with MTC and Malaysia Agricultural Research & Development Institute (MARDI) in Serdang.
The launching of Road to Agro Tourism (Central Zone) and flagged off were held at the Head Office MARDI Serdang and was attended by approximately 40 influences including bloggers, memebers of medias, representatives from the sponsors, travel agencies, and also agencies from different departments.
Welcoming speech given by Mr. Uzaidi Udanis, the President of MTC : “The purpose of Agro Tourism is to promote our domestic tourism not only to our local tourist but also to international tourist”.
Another opening speech given by YBrs. Dr. Kamariah binti Long, the Deputy Chief Director of MARDI.
Tour & Durian feasting @ MARDI Kuala Kangsar
MARDI Kuala Kangsar is open for public to pamper yourself with the alluring local fruits including durians, mangoesteens, pomelos, rambutans and many more in the month of September until March.
Malaysian Craft Perak Branch
Other than promoting Agro Tourism, one of the mission of this program is to promote the local food, homestay, handicrafts and also art & cultural of Kuala Kangsar. We were brought to Malaysian Craft Centre Perak Branch to witness and experienced in pottery and other arts – sewing.
Ubidiah Mosque & Traditional “Keris” Creator
One of the attraction in Kuala Kangsar – a royal mosque; and learning on story and how the traditional “Keris” (Malay weaponary) was made.
From Kuala Kangsar, we continue our adventure to Cameron Highlands:
Vineyards & Vegetables Plantations @ KC Kwang & Sons Sdn Bhd
Visited vineyards and vegetables plantations to learn and witness the process of planting and exporting.
Agro-Tech Park @ MARDI Cameron Highlands
Explore and stayed a night over at MARDI Agro-Tech Park – all-in-one to visit place in Cameron Highlands.
Bharat Tea Plantation @ Cameron Valley
Tour and enjoy the stunning view of Bharat Tea Plantation with a cup of local aromatic Camaron tea.
Malaysia Local Chocolate @ Harriston Signature, Shamelin
Experience and witness the making process of chocolate. Other than that, we also have the chance to try and hands-on on making your own chocolate.
**Do come back from time to time for more individual posts on places we covered during the trip!!!!**