Sunday, March 23, 2008

Pineapple Museum in Pekan Nenas, Johore

The pineapple industry is one of Malaysia's oldest agro-based export-oriented industries. In West Malaysia, the industry is concentrated in the southern region of Johore.

A museum in Johor has been set up to showcase the history of the pineapple, the evolution of the industry and the tools used to plant and harvest the fruit.

IF you want to know all about pineapples, head for Muzium Nenas in Pontian, Johor. The museum is located at KM53 off Jalan Johor-Pontian, in a small town called Pekan Nenas, literally translated as Pineapple Town.

The general section provides insights on how the fruit and industry have developed since it was brought in from South America in the early 20th century.

On display is a wide array of pineapple-related equipment, from grading, peeling and cutting to canning and labelling, are on display at the product section. Pineapples for export are in various forms - canned pineapple single-strength juice or pineapple concentrate and fresh fruit.

The museum is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm daily. The entrance fee for adults is RM2, while admission is free for children under 12.

Source: The Star

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