A MONTHLY SUPPLEMENT OF RAKAN SARAWAK BULLETIN

(People, events, activities and programmes which make for a total quality-managed Sarawak Civil Service)

ISSN 1394-5726

 
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Nothing quite like the Sibu pomelos

The sweet citrusy aroma that permeates the air as we enter the swampy, water-logged farm of Mr. Tong Chui Leong made our rough ride into the predominantly Chinese "vegetable belt" of Sungai Bedut worthwhile.

This is the land of the famous honey pomelos - an area of several tens of acres of swampy land which the government is helping to develop for the commercial farming of honey pomelos.

Since the project was started in 1997, the government has spent about RM128,000 in subsidies for the farmers involved to increase and improve the yield of this sweet fruit. Currently, the yield is just enough to meet the local market demand.
 

Just ripe for the picking. Any bigger and
fruit loses its juiciness and becomes less sweet.

 


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