Thursday, August 18, 2005

Borneo carnival to lure visitors to Temburong

By Hj Mohd Zaide Hj Damit

The Temburong District will organise the Borneo Carnival 2005 from September 9 to 11 at the Community Field of Pekan Bangar in an effort to attract visitors and foreign tourists to the district.

The event is sponsored by the Tourism Department of the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, Temburong Tourism of the Temburong District Office and the Temburong Scouts Federation.

According to the chairperson, Awg Metussin bin OKS Tuba, about 500 participants including locals and foreigners will take part in various activities lined up during the carnival.

He said there will be a mini bazaar where an exhibition on traditional food products will be held as well as cultural performances presented by various ethnic groups in the district and a stage show featuring local and foreign artistes.

Also to be held is a marathon which is divided into six categories for ladies and men.

Entry forms can be obtained from all the four district offices in the country. Completed forms must be returned to the organiser before September 15.

Awg Metussin urged the public to turn up in full force during the carnival and to actively participate in all the events to show their support to promote Temburong as one of the tourist destinations in the country.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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