BY Roubeeni Mohan
Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur – one of the city’s pioneer hotels, launched its ‘Durian365@Corus’ promotion which was officiated by Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Yang Berhormat Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar Bin Wan Chik.
Durian365@Corus features dining of selected durian fruit in a specially-segregated and encloseddining room all year round, believed to be the first-ever in hotels here, as well as promoting a range of uniquely-created durian desserts.
“This is an exemplary private sector-led initiative, which not only promotes the premium varieties of durian from Malaysia’s very own plantations, it also supports the Government’s plans to go big on durian tourism,” said, Yang Berhormat Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar Bin Wan Chiksaid
“I urge more from the private sector, such as Corus Hotel, to invest in agro-tourism facilities to attract tourists to have fresh durians within the comfort of urban dining space, while encouraging Malaysians to support domestic tourism, in time for Visit Malaysia 2020.”
“The durian is very much loved by Malaysians and tourists, particularly those from China. While its pungent aroma and creamy custard flesh have proven divisive for the palates of some of our discerning consumers, the fact remains that the durian has long cemented its reputation as the king of fruits in this country. In fact, Malaysia’s durian is touted as the best in the world hence we should market it that way,” said, Andrew Khoo, The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Malayan United Industries Berhad.