Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR
BY Rokiah Mahmud
The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF)Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) provides a platform to encourage more tourists to visit ASEAN member countries.
The event promotes Brunei Darussalam as a tourist attraction as the Sultanate offers a diverse tourism packages such as a visit to the Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah; Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque; Kampong Ayer and many more.
This was shared by Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong while visiting ATF TRAVEX being held at Bridex Hall, Jerudong. He added that Brunei Darussalam plays an important role to promote and boost tourism development such as eco-tourism and rainforest tourism such as visits to Ulu Labi, Rampayoh and Teraja as tourist destinations.
The Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism is also promoting activity-based tourism like Sport’s tourism, Brunei December Festival, Gastronomy Week, major national celebrations – National day, His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam‘s birthday celebration, Hari Raya celebration as well Chinese New Year celebration.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin