A GROUP of tourists got a taste of the Brunei culture and traditional food when they visited the ‘Pink House’ owned by Haji Mohd Zahari bin Adis at Kampong Tamoi Ujong yesterday.
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Tourism) at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism Wardi bin Haji Mohammad Ali welcomed them to the residence at Kampong Ayer.
The tourists, who arrived in Brunei on a cruise ship, had the opportunity to enjoy the specially made traditional food and also had an up close and personal look at the lifestyle of village dwellers.
Brunei’s water village is world famous and a must-visit spot for tourists.
The visitors agreed that the water village offers spectacular sceneries and lamented that their stay there was too brief.
“We are immensely impressed with your local culture and your friendliness, and I look forward to coming back,” said Helmuth from Germany.
The tourists were guests onboard Seven Seas Navigator, which brought in 530 passengers and 324 crew members.
The vessel docked at Muara Port yesterday and left the Sultanate the same day for Singapore.
Other groups from the ship visited other places of interest including the Royal Regalia Museum and the Malay Technology Museum in Kota Batu.
Based on statistics, the country received 25,000 to 30,000 tourists via cruise ships annually in recent years.
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