Monday, September 25, 2006

Kg Ayer in Brunei sees surge in foreign tourists

By Achong Tanjong

Dozens of foreign tourists were yesterday spotted riding water taxis along the Brunei River to take a closer look at Kampung Ayer, the world's largest water village, while taking the opportunity to experience the country amid Ramadhan.

Kampung Ayer, also hailed as the "Venice of the East", tops the list of interesting places in Brunei to visit among tourists.

A visitor from Kuching said, "I am very happy to have a chance to visit Kampung Ayer and witness the harmony among the villagers. I plan to visit the Brunei Museum and Royal Regalia to know more about the history of Brunei."

Another tourist from Australia said, "I love holidaying in Brunei with my friends as there are a lot of interesting places to visit and they are all within walking distance."

She also revealed her plan to visit neighbouring Sarawak, which is known for its rich cultural heritage.

Meanwhile, foreign tourists also flocked to the Ramadhan Stalls to taste the endless array of local cuisine.

Source:Borneo Bulletin

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