| Azaraimy HH |
BINTUDOH Greenspring Resort, located deep in the jungle of Tutong, is set to host a 2 Day, 1 Night Stay – ‘Balik Kampung – Return to Nature’ programme on January 31 and February 1, allowing participants the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of nature, enjoy the traditional way of life in a jungle and witness a plethora of cultural activities, including arts and crafts, and a Dusun wedding showcase.
The first of its kind in Brunei, the programme will also feature world record holders and veteran natural food runners Jannette Murray, 66, and her husband, Alan Murray, 70.
Jannette is an Australian who was diagnosed with breast cancer and given only six months to live. However, she defeated the deadly disease and made a full recovery by adopting a natural diet and practising a healthy lifestyle. The duo’s presence at the upcoming event will underline the power and importance of nature.
The event is arranged by Mewsum Wong Facebook Group Raw Food Asia, which has over 17,000 followers to date, in cooperation with Bintudoh Greenspring Resort and local communities. It is supported by the Brunei Tourism Department, B2N Discover Brunei and Tutong District Office.
As the event draws closer, various stakeholders yesterday attended a dialogue held at the Pasar Malam in Tutong Town. Among the present were Tutong District Officer Wardi bin Hj Mohammad Ali, who is passionate about the development of Tutong District and promoting it as a place to visit; representative of Tutong District at Legislative Council YB Hj Ramli bin Hj Lahit and senior level officers from the Tutong District Office.
The Murrays will deliver a health talk and preside over a question and answer session in which attendees will be able to inquire them on the lifestyle they lead. The first such presentation commences at 9am at Sekolah Menengah Sayyidina Ali, with the culmination talk at the Tutong Multipurpose Hall.
The Tutong District Officer noted that the programme is an opportunity not only for tourists, but also locals to get close to nature and witness traditional performances.
He added, Tutong has 30 sites that can be further developed into tourist destinations, with Bintudoh being one of them. Bintudoh Resort is surrounded by acres of various local fruit trees, and offers activities that include kayaking.
Parties keen on participating in the programme can contact the organiser or visit the Facebook page for more information. It is priced at $20 per person.