Sepang Dragon Fruit Association chairman Lee Chin Heng said the fruit was meant for something bigger, following strong support from the Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry. Sepang (including Sungai Pelek and Salak) has become the hometown of dragon fruits in Selangor and Malaysia, with 404.8ha of plantations with a harvest of 1,000 tons a month, generating an estimated RM300 million revenue a year.
Lee said, at the Sepang Tourism and Dragon Fruit Carnival in Taman Seri Sepang in Sepang New Village: "Dragon fruit can become a star to promote Sepang's agro-tourism as the produce is of high quality and taste. Through this carnival, the association hopes to promote dragon fruit as a brand and for Sepang to become synonymous with it."
"Today, we are ushering in the post-Covid-19 pandemic era. We hope dragon fruit farming can offer a new opportunity for the tourism industry and revenue for farmers."
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