| Khal Baharulalam |
THE Giant Hypermarket officially launched its highly anticipated Giant Expo 2014 yesterday at its premises at Tasik Rimba. Jointly organised by Giant TMC (B) Sdn Bhd and Riza Fudhlana Management Services, the expo has been known to be amongst the bigger consumer attractions for residents in Kampong Rimba, attracting thousands of customers since its commencement on September 26.
Present to officiate the launching as guest of honour was Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman, who was greeted upon arrival by Pengiran Haji Haris bin Pengiran Haji Duraman, Managing Director of Riza Fudhlana Management Services.
The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah followed by a welcoming address by Pengiran Haji Haris. The guest of honour was later invited for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, thus declaring the expo officially opened.
Presentation of donation cheques of $5,000 each to Orphans’ Charity Fund and Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam were later carried out by Pengiran Haji Haris, witnessed by Datin Paduka Hajah Adina, prior to the tour of the exhibition.
Sixty-five consumer stalls comprising local and foreign vendors are participating in the expo, with seven food stalls set up. This year’s expo launch also saw the introduction of the wildly popular paintball sport by Paintball Instructor from Royal Brunei Technical Services (RBTS).
The Brunei Tamiya Mini 4WD Competition kicked off afterwards, attracting even more passers-by to the exhibition. Other activities lined up throughout the Giant Expo include lucky draws and colouring contests for children.
Members of the public will also have a chance to interact with the Internationally-Acclaimed Superhuman and World Record Holder, Grand Master Dr Yuree known for his appearances in Discovery Channel. He will be making appearances at the expo on October 5, 12, 19 and 25 at 4pm, November 2 at 4pm and his final appearance on November 9 at 2pm.