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Tops Joins Forces For The Latest City Big Event – 4th Durian Buffet Festival! “The Original Thailand’s Amazing Durian and Fruit Fest 2019”

 Emphasizing Thailand’s Powerful Position In World’s Best Quality Tropical Fruits and Durians!

Locally and internationally praised as the Best Event Destination for its top event ” The Original Thailand’s Amazing Durian and Fruit Fest 2019″, Central Food Retail, the operator of Central Food Hall and Tops, joins forces with Department of Internal Trade – Ministry of Commerce, Tourism Authority of Thailand and CentralWorld preparing for the 4th big event featuring the all-you-can-eat exporting quality fruits and durian buffet “The Original Thailand’s Amazing Durian and Fruit Fest 2019” between 19 – 25 April 2019 at Square B and C, CentralWorld. Tickets available daily at 479 Baht Special !! Buy 5 Pay 4. With over 130,000 visitors expected at the 4th Fruits Fest, Tops efficiently emphasizes Thailand’s powerful position in world’s best quality tropical fruits and internationally recognized organizer of the quality durian and fruit festivals, promotes tourisms and Thai fruits, supports integrated large-scale farming system and high-quality durian producers while also domestically and internationally advocating Thailand’s quality seasonal fruits and durians guaranteed by Thailand’s one and only Durian Guru.

Ms. Maytinee Phisutsinthop , Executive Vice President – Fresh Buying and Merchandising of Central Food Retail Company Limited revealed that “Tops is Thailand’s first leading food store and premium supermarket to organize a durian buffet “The Original Thailand’s Amazing Durian and Fruit Fest”. In previous year, we have phenomenally succeeded and were recognized as the Best Event. The tickets were sold out 100% with patrons of 60% foreigners and 40% locals. For this year, in collaboration with Department of Internal Trade – Ministry of Commerce, Tourism Authority of Thailand and CentralWorld to emphasize on Thailand’s powerful position in quality tropical fruits, promote tourism and seasonal Thai fruits, and support integrated large-scale durian farming community for high-quality produces, we are organizing “The Original Thailand’s Amazing Durian and Fruit Fest 2019″ for the 4th year between April 19 – 25, 2019 at Square B and C of CentralWorld. To further advocate Thailand’s quality seasonal fruits and durians both domestically and internationally, Tops has searched and found Thailand’s one and only Durian Guru Dr.Songpol Somsri – Durian Specialist and Modifier who has successfully added value to durian fruits through meticulous selections of farmers, species, pollination process, care, farmland management onto transportation from the farm to the hands of Central Food Hall and Tops’ customers as well as the buffet festival attendees with quality and taste standard on par with Tops’ mission to build brand reminding as provider of high-quality and delicious durians. In order to earn the trust of our customers and guarantee our produce quality, we have signed an exclusive direct purchase agreement with local farmers and community enterprises for their quality deliveries complemented by Tops trained personnel specializing in durian fruits. In 2019, Tops aims to increase the company’s seasonal fruits purchase by 25% on 70 varieties from local farmers of Thailand’s 67 provinces along with over 1,500 tons of durians.”

“The complete-fruit-service strategy has successfully positioned Thailand as the Powerful World Tropical Fruit Trading Nation. By focusing on developing the industry of fresh fruit produce and fruit products to fit the international standards, creating and expanding markets and systematically networking and increasing distribution channels, and organizing activities and fairs to promote seasonal fruit purchase to provide farmers / producers / vendees / community enterprises with reasonably priced distribution space. In previous year, “The Original Thailand’s Amazing Durian and Fruit Fest” we have organized in collaboration with Tops has considerably driven and strengthened the domestic economy in both tourism and agricultural sectors via integrated forces from all sides including the agricultural sector, the government and private bodies. Additionally, Ministry of Commerce has invested in a production and marketing planning to support local farmers and prevent oversupplying and decreased quality products in both short and long term basis.” added, Mr.Chatchai Saksilapachal, Deputy Director General of the Department of Internal Trade

Mr.Weerapong Phongsawas, Director of Activity Promotion Division, Tourism Authority of Thailand stated “From an intended plan, both domestically and internationally, of making Thailand become the world’s metropolis of tropical fruits, we have organized Thai Fruits Buffet event for both Thais and foreigners to try unique taste from wide array of local fruits. It is expected that the interest of international tourists and visitors will help stimulate the economy. In 2018, over 50% of tourists especially those from China expressed interest and participated the event. Holding the event right in the heart of Bangkok also enabled event goers to commute to the event more conveniently. We are optimistic that more numbers of international tourists will join this year and the event itself will gain more interest over the one we held in 2018. In parallel, Tourism Authority of Thailand encourages more international tourists to visit Thailand during Green Season on weekdays, both in Bangkok and various less visited cities throughout different regions of Thailand so they could experience our country in unseen, untold and unsealed ways”

“The Original Thailand’s Amazing Durian and Fruit Fest 2019” will held for the 4th year between April 19 – 25, 2019 at Square B and C, Central World in 2 designated zones.

Quality Durian and Tropical Fruits Zone: enjoy the 60-minute buffet with 11 juicy choices including quality creamy delectable Monthong Durian at your scale of ripeness, sweet and fluffy ivory Chanthaburi Mangosteen by farmer community with eyes for great quality, easy-peel and scrumptious juicy Rongrien Rambutan by Trad Farmer Community, fresh from farm fragrant Long Kong from Chanthaburi, honeye and plump , Melon from Social Enterprise of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Kinnaree Watermelon from Sakonnakorn Farmer Community , refreshing aromatic Fragrant Coconut by Earth Safe Foundation from Ratchaburi, mango and durian with Nonthaburi’s famous Mae Prapaisri sticky rice made with Kheaw-Ngu Sticky Rice from Chiang Rai, coconut milk dressing from Amphawa coconut – Mae Klong, and ripe plump Nam Dok Mai Mango from Amphoe Lan Sak Chemical-Free Mango Producer for Export Community Enterprise – Uthai Thani, and tangy Kaew Kamin Mango with savory sweet fish sauce dip and coconut ice-cream.

– Tickets available daily at 479B/Person with 5 sessions including 11.00 – 12.00 / 13.00 – 14.00 / 15.00 – 16.00 / 17.00 – 18.00 / 19.00 – 20.00 (60-minute course). Special!!! Buy 5 Pay 4

n Buy Ticket
1. Via website: https://www.ticketmelon.com/event/thailandsamazingdurianfest between April 1 – 18, 2019
2. At the event: Ticket Booth between April 19 – 25, 2019

– Special Deals!!!!
1. Buy 5 Pay 4
2. Share a post from Tops Thailand and tag 2 durian-loving buddies between April 1 – 7, 2019 to enter the lucky draw to win the special durian buffet session with Bas-Kimmon
3. AIS & AIS Fibre Clients: redeem the special offer at the Ticket Booth for discounted price at 419 B. (from 479 B.)
4. The 1 Members: 3,700 points + 1 Baht = 1 buffet ticket (values 479B)
5. The 1 Central Credit Card Holders: receive up to 18% discount for every purchase with The 1 Central points in both Buffet Zone and Farmer’s Market

          Farmer’s Market Zone: help promote market extension and sustainable income for local farmers and social enterprises by bringing to the shelves quality seasonal fruit produces including Pa La-u Monthong (Golden Pillow) Durian from Prachuap Khiri Khan, Koh Chang Chanee (Gibbon) Durian from Trad, Chanthaburi / Prachinburi / Nonthaburi Monthong, Chanthaburi Kanyao (Long Stem), organic mangosteen, Siam Ruby Pomelo from Nakhon Si Thammarat, well-known brands of fruit and vegetable products , souvenirs and gifts along with packing services for travelers.
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