| Hasrulraizan |
THE Four Districts’ Cultural Tour reached its second destination, Tutong District.
The members of the cultural tour, part of the Cultural Programme of Cultural and Artistry Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, gathered at Tanjong Maya Secondary School’s Multi-purpose Hall yesterday.
The team had reached the first destination at Kg Labi, Belait District on April 26 this year.
The Cultural Tour For Tutong District, which started off with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat, was officially launched by the Penghulu of Mukim Tanjong Maya, Awang Haji Abdul Wahab bin Haji Apong.
The event was followed by an opening dance by Lively Dancers followed by opening remarks by Senior Artistry Instructor, Awang Shahminan bin Haji Md Yasin, in his capacity as the Chairman of the Working Committee.
The audience was then entertained by a local traditional performance called ‘Berdiandangan’ by Awang Zulkefli bin Awang Tengah.
This was followed by musical poetry reading and musical multi-media poetry recital by Kris Karmila of PeSTAB. The stage performances finished off with a dance performance by Lively Dancers.
The guest of honour and guests were then guided to the exhibition area which showcased ‘Introduction of Bruneian Malay 7 Ethnic Group Exhibition’ including fashion show, Courtesy Exhibition including designing and donning two Malay traditional clothing – Dastar (head dress) and Sinjang (worn around the waist).
The other exhibits were ‘Brunei Traditional Musical Instruments’, ‘Brunei Traditional Dance Clinic’, ‘Brunei Traditional Cake Cooking Demonstration’, ‘Brunei Traditional Games Demonstration’ as well as exhibits by Research and Documentation Department of Brunei History Centre. Attendees were able to join in any workshops and activities organised at various booths.
The afternoon session included a theatre presentation by PeSTAB and ‘Menambat Dastar and Menapih Sinjang’ competition.
The next stop for the Cultural Tour is the Temburong District in October.
One of the aims of the Cultural Tour is to spread the knowledge about Malay culture, Brunei’s traditional games, dances, cooking, identity and values, as well as learning about Brunei history.