Hotels in Malaysian town fully booked for durian fest

PETALING JAYA - Rooms in Bentong are being snapped up fast for the Malaysia International Durian Cultural Tourism Festival and start of the school holidays this weekend.

Some hotels even stopped online booking early this month to avoid overbooking, while others are already fully booked.

With about 50,000 people expected to be in Bentong, the situation is such that the fully booked hotels are helping out by sourcing for homestay facilities for visitors who failed to get rooms.

With thousands of eager visitors ready to throng Bentong, durian growers and eateries are all geared up to meet the influx.

"With the school holiday season, we have quite a few groups coming. Besides locals and foreign tourists, we also have cyclists coming,'' she said.