19 October 2018, Mentakab
At 6 a.m, our huge convoy of vehicles headed towards Mentakab for the ground-breaking ceremony. After travelling for an hour, the motorcade finally reached the entrance of the EcoFarm. However, as part of the road was muddy due to heavy rain on the night before, several vehicles were stuck and unable to move. Fortunately, there were a few experienced drivers among the guests, and after a thrilling experience, everyone arrived at the destination safely.
The ground-breaking ceremony began at 9a.m. in the morning. The Daoist Priest commenced a prayer ceremony for a smooth and successful construction. After the prayer ceremony, Mr. KC Lim, President of the group, delivered a welcome speech to thank the guests for coming, and then reported the progress and vision of each orchard. As the speech ended, Mr. KC Lim and Ms. Yirin Choo, CEO of the group together started the engine of the excavator as a gesture to kickstart the construction project.
Nine key individuals from Eco Starland also planted nine durian seedlings with golden hoes on the 315 acres land to symbolize the start of new life and prosperity with the hope for more durian trees to be blooming in EcoFarm.
After the ceremony, the guests were treated to light snacks prepared by the staff while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the EcoFarm. The convoy left the farm around 12p.m and headed to a restaurant in Karak for lunch. After lunch, the convoy members then parted ways and headed home.