The Launching Of Tutong Tourism Product Packages 2022
12 February, Tutong – The launching of Tourism Product Packages which began last week concluded today with the launching of Tutong Tourism Product Packages by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism. The event held at the Official Residence of Tutong District Officer was also attended by Members of The Legislative Council, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Members of the Brunei Tourism Board, Chairman of Tutong Municipal Board, Acting Tutong District Officer, Government officials as well as tourism stakeholders.
In conjunction with the launching of the Tutong Tourism product packages, brochures were also produced that included sample itineraries that visitors can choose from or design their own tailor-made tours and activities through local travel agencies.
The event also witnessed the presentation of the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Award to Pekan Tutong by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong to the Tutong Municipal Board represented by Yang Mulia Haji Azmi bin Haji Abdul Rahim, Chairman of Tutong Municipal Board. The ASEAN Clean Tourist City Award is a recognition for tourist cities within the ASEAN region that comply with several criteria where cultural, natural, and/ or man-made attractions exist. The indicators evaluated in the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard are based on several criteria’s including Environmental Management, Cleanliness, Waste Management, Awareness-Building About Environmental Protection and Cleanliness, Green Spaces, Health Safety, Urban Safety, and Security as well as Tourism Infrastructure and Facilities.
A familiarisation trip was also conducted for Media and Travel Agents, starting with a visit to Lakaba Jaya, Kampong Sengkarai; Angkasa Oudh Agarwood and Syarikat Wira Bina in Kampong Tanjong Maya; Lamin Warisan, which is also located Kampong Tanjong Maya; then followed by a visit to Bintudoh Greenspring Resort and Eco Ponies Garden. The familiarisation trip was exclusively organized to learn more about tourism products and activities that are available in Tutong District.
During the tour to Lamin Warisan, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong also unveiled Wajid Tanjung Maya also known as “Wajid Pulut Kacang Hijau”. The Wajid Tanjung Maya differs from other wajids made, as it uses green beans as part of its recipe along with other ingredients which gives it a unique taste. The Wajid Tanjung Maya is one of the delicacies that can be found in the Tutong district.
The launching of the new tourism product packages is also hoped to stimulate domestic tourism in the country by encouraging people to travel locally and experience various activities in all four districts; especially during the upcoming school holidays in April.