Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Brunei Tourism campaign kicks off in Kg Ayer

By Jon Tampoi

A campaign to promote Brunei kicked off yesterday at the residence of village head of Kampong Setia B, Hj Khamis bin Hj Metassan. The campaign, which aims to promote domestic tourism, is organised by the Brunei Tourism Board, Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources.

The event was attended by Deputy Minister of Industry and Primary Resources, Dato Paduka Awg Hj Hamdilah. Also present were CEO of Brunei Tourism, Sheikh Jamaluddin bin Sheikh Mohamed; Assistant Brunei-Muara District Officer, Awg Azamain bin Hj Mumin, penghulus, village heads, officers from the Brunei-Muara District Office and travel agents.

The campaign aims to promote the concept of domestic tourism, boost employment creation potential and highlight tourism as a career choice. It also hopes to showcase the country's various attractions that are usually taken for granted by local residents.

Brunei Darussalam will have the Visit Brunei Year Festival of 2008 with the theme 'Know Your Country', for which many activities have been planned and potential places identified to be developed.

This includes Kampong Ayer, which is listed as one of the tourist attractions in Brunei that has great potential.

Dato Paduka Awg Hj Hamdilah said Kampong Ayer is a suitable tourist attraction as it was the beginning for most Bruneians and has its own uniqueness.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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