KUCHING: The Sarawak Pavillion, a special showcase of Sarawak products by 12 government agencies, will be among the highlights of an exhibition to be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Sarawak (ICAAS) 2017 next week.
The products include live exhibits of Sarawak’s renowned empurau, semah and tengadak fish as well as local produce such as dabai, terung asam, Bario rice and kelulut honey from the Agriculture Department.
Other assorted food products will also be displayed, such as AgroMas black pepper sauce, Sarawak laksa paste and white coffee, SaraSpice pepper candy and perfume, healthy kek lapis from Mardi and chocolates from SaraChocs.
Local varieties of pineapple will be showcased by the Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board and the best palm oil varieties by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board.
The Malaysia Handicraft Development Corporation will display heritage crafts of woven mats, Iban pottery and pua kumbu whereas the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre will feature its LitSara products.
In addition, the Veterinary Services Department will hold a cooking demonstration on edible bird’s nest and the Malaysian Rubber Board will display latex drawings.
The ICAAS 2017 exhibition will also feature products from local and international government agencies and private corporations, including well-known brand names such as CCK, Gold Coin and PPES Ternak.
Visitors can try their hand at a number of activities, such as guessing the number of fish fry and the weight of semah and empurau, with the winner to take home the prized fish.
There will also be a demonstration on propagating the Musang King durian plant, with visitors standing a chance to bring home the plants.
Prizes are also available for visitors who try out the Wheel of Fortune at the exhibition.
Members of the public are welcome to visit the exhibition, which will open from 8am to 6pm from Aug 21 to 22 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching.
For more information, go to www.icaas2017.com.my or call the conference secretariat at 082-415 484/416 484.