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Pesta Santai Muara 2012

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It was a fun-filled and informative day for visitors of the second Pesta Santai Muara 2012 (PSM). Families got the chance to gather and enjoy Muara Beach, one of the country’s popular tourist attractions.

The festival began as early as 8 in the morning, offering visitors a variety of activities to partake in. Fun-filled activities included the RC4WD Brunei Challenge Trophy 2012, the Business School Master Chef Challenge, the Beach Bunch Sand Castle Building Competition, a beach football tournament and even a cat show.

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Those seeking an adrenaline rush were welcome to visit the reptile house or enter the haunted house to come face to face with”creatures of the night”.

Visitors were also invited to take part in a lucky draw by purchasing a ticket worth $2, the proceeds of which would be donated to a charity.

In the Business School Master Chef Challenge, the team representing the Tutong Consultative Council consisting of Hjh Nurjanah Hj Julaihi and her sister were named the champion, with their Seri Kenangan Seafood Fried Rice, made using fresh ingredients from the Tutong District.A number of informative exhibitions were also set up, giving the public an insight to attractions in the Sultanate.

The Kenali Negara Kitani (KTK) Booth is one such example.

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“Here at the booth, members of the public are able to grab brochures and magazines which highlights the many hidden treasures of Brunei and a list of attractive domestic products they can enjoy,” said Noriada Emela Abdullah from the KNK Section of Brunei Tourism.

The PSM was officially launched on March 23 by the Minister of Industry and Primary Resources Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Hj Yahya Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar.

The PSM is organised by the Kampung Masjid Lama Consultative Council (MPK) of Pekan Muara, Sabun and Pelumpong, in cooperation with Cityneon Displays and Construction Sdn Bhd and with the guidance and support of Brunei Tourism.

Funds collected throughout the PSM will be donated to orphans registered under the MPK of Kampung Masjid Lama, Pekan Muara, Sabun and Pelumpong. The funds were collected via registration fees, entrance fees from various booths and competitions.

The Brunei Times

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