|Southern Fruit Festival|
The event is held annually by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, Suoi Tien Cultural Tourism Joint Stock Company, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade.
The festival aims to introduce visitors to the unique features, and wide variety of fresh fruit grown in the Southern region, and to honour the outstanding individuals and organisations in the field of agriculture.
At a press conference in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, Truong Minh Hau, Vice Director of Tourism Promotion Agency under the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, said that this year’s festival will feature many interesting programmes with activities such as a floating fruit market, 'Southern Delicious and Safe Fruit' competition, and a parade of “giant fruit' for a fashion show with fruit patterns.
At what promises to be a highlight, the fruit at the floating market will be on sale for 20-30% less than market prices.
In addition, from June 1 to 7, visitors staying at 4 or 5 star hotels in Ho Chi Minh City will have a chance to enjoy the programme "Vietnamese Fruit Experience" and "Vietnam Fruit Week", and enjoy free a variety of fruit or juice free of charge.
On the occasion, children will receive free admission to the Suoi Tien Culture and Tourism site to participate in the Festival on International Children's Day (June 1), and excellent students with certificates of merit for the 2017-2018 school year will receive a discount of 50 percent on entrance tickets.
Vietnam National Administration of Tourism