Malaysia got cocoa plantation. Although cocoa tree is not native to Malaysia but it is suitable to be planted here. Information from Malaysian Cocoa Board – First cocoa was planted in Melaka in 1778. No more details information given. But cocoa is world most favorite food. Founded in South America 500 years ago, now cocoa in the form of chocolate can be found all over the world.
Imagine chocolate and food you ever eat that contains chocolate in it – cakes, cup cakes,ice-cream,muffin,waffle…So good right? In Many places, chocolate already making big impact for the communities thus attracted people to visit such places. They call it chocolate tourism.
Here is IgoUgo’s Top 10 destination, listed for chocolate lovers. From the birth place of chocolate from ancient Mayan at Oaxaca Mexico, Hershey’s Chocolate World in U.S to premium chocolate in Zurich, Switzerland. The kind of activities in Chocolate Tourism are tour to the cocoa plantation, chocolate factory, chocolate boutique, chocolate museum, all chocolate dining in chocolate restaurant and there is also chocolate Hotel in New York.
Malaysia is currently the largest cocoa processor in Asia. Although Malaysia is the world’s fifth largest cocoa producer, local cocoa production could not support the huge demand from local grinding and processing industry. Most of the cocoa beans are imported. Cocoa cultivation is encouraged in order to increase the national cocoa production.
Well as Malaysia also have cocoa, the authorities or private sector can look into this Chocolate Tourism activities.