Thursday, January 29, 2009

Brunei cultural treat for visiting Chinese tourists

Tourists enjoying the lion dance performance

A young tourist trying out the gulingtangan with the help of one of the musicians

Performers in a colourful traditional dance

Photos courtesy of and Copyright to Brunei Press Sdn Bhd

By Syafiq Affendy

The first batch of around 200 tourists from China are in the country for two days, signalling the positive outcome of the nation's efforts in becoming one of the best tourist destinations in Southeast Asia.

BonAsia Holiday Management Services, the travel agency that brought in these tourists, have arranged several colourful and exciting activities for the tourists during their stay in the country.

The group of tourists were entertained to a cultural show at the Indera Kayangan Ballroom, The Empire Hotel and Country Club on Tuesday night.

The Brunei Tourism Board supported the event by providing the cultural shows of traditional dances and gulingtangan group at the event, which attracted much attention from the tourists.

According to BonAsia Holiday, the tourists were also brought around the capital for a city tour, visiting popular tourist attractions like the Royal Regalia and the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque.

The second batch of tourists arrived in the country last night.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin
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