Saturday, March 28, 2009

Brunei's Royal Regalia building a top spot for tourists

By Achong Tanjong

The Royal Regalia Building continues to become one of the popular places of interest among local and foreign tourists in the Sultanate.

As of Thursday (March 26) a total of 383 people comprising of local and foreign tourists had visited the building. The latest statistic from March 1st until 26, recorded a total of 6,633 had visited the building.

According to staff at the reception counter, the rising numbers of visitors in March is due to the school holiday at Malaysia.

Topping the list of foreign visitors in the month of February are visitors from Singapore, (1,025), China (800), England (135), Australia (122) and Malaysia (116).

Meanwhile, a group of 50 visitors from PEKERTI "D" branch led by Probationary Inspector Zalinda Susan Skinner visited the Royal Regalia Building yesterday.

According to Zalinda, the visit aims to foster closer ties among members as well as to bring their children together for a meaningful and educational activity.

"We make use of the school holiday as an opportunity to bring children for the visit in order for them to gain educational knowledge and experience and see for themselves the history and culture displayed at the building," she added.

Some of the children visited the building for the first time and were impressed with the amazing display inside the building. During the visit the group were accompanied and briefed by staff of the Royal Regalia Building.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin Weekend

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