BANGKOK, 20 April 2019 (NNT) - Lovers of fruit, especially durian, should not miss the all-you-can-eat durian offer at Thailand’s Original Amazing Durian and Fruit Fest 2019 currently taking place at Central World shopping center in downtown Bangkok.
The event is being held in two zones, namely the fruit buffet zone serving durian and mangosteen, rambutan, longan, Japanese melon, watermelon, and coconut, as well as dessert dishes such as mango with sticky rice, durian with sticky rice, mango with sweet fish sauce, and coconut milk ice-cream, all on unlimited offer.
The buffet is open in five rounds daily, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. Customers have 60 minutes to enjoy as much fruit as they like. A buffet ticket costs 479 baht per person per round.
The event also features a Farmer’s Market zone selling quality seasonal Thai fruit from farmers and community enterprises, providing a channel for fruit sales from local communities from across the country.
The event this year is the 4th consecutive annual event organized by Central Food Retail, Tops Supermarket, the Department of Internal Trade, and the Tourism Authority of Thailand. All tickets in the past year were sold out, with 60% of customers being international tourists. It is expected the event this year will attract 130,000-150,000 customers, requiring 1,500 tons of durian to be served.
The Department of Internal Trade Director General Wichai Pochanakit said today the department will continue to work with Central and Tops to also hold this event in the northern region, eastern region, and southern region, until the end of fruit season to help promote product sales to more customers.
The fruit festival at Central World is being held until 25 April 2019 at Square B and C plaza. Special offers are available for buffet customers who can pay for the cost of four persons when they come in a group of five.