| Aziz Idris |
MORE than 30 karters including seven foreign participants are set to compete in the Bandar Seri Begawan Go-Kart Race 2014 on Sunday (Nov 23) at 2pm held in conjunction with the 44th anniversary of the renaming of the capital to Bandar Seri Begawan.
The Acting Chairman of the Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Board, Haji Mansor bin Haji Mohd Yassin, in his capacity as the chairman of the working committee for the BSB Go-Kart Race 2014 said this at a press conference yesterday
He said that the event is one of the efforts of the Ministry of Home Affairs through the BSB Municipal Department to enliven the atmosphere in Bandar Seri Begawan during the anniversary celebration.
Three categories namely Novice, Veteran (45 years above) and Elite will be contested. Among the local karters are two young drivers aged 13. Foreign participants include karters from Oman, India and Miri.
On Nov 22, a warm-up session will be held from 4pm to 5.45pm. The race will start in front of the Royal Dais located in front of the old Royal Customs building. The racing track will utilise part of Jalan McArthur and Jalan Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien.
To further enliven the atmosphere of the town centre during the race, street vendors will put up their stalls on Saturday and Sunday, from 6am to 10pm, along part of Jalan Pretty and Jalan Pemancha.
Interested vendors who wish to participate in the street stalls are required to obtain the vendor form from the Municipal Department, Bandar Seri Begawan at Jalan Kumbang Pasang.
Among other activities to be held during the three-day Bandar Seri Begawan Go-Kart Race 2014 include street hawkers, mini food bazaar, charity sale, Brunei strongest man, Tamiya race and vintage car show, Brunei DJ competition, health-centric activities and ‘Snap and Win’ contest organised by Kingston Beverages and Creamery.
To ensure the success and smooth running of the event and safety of the public and racers, members of the public are urged to obey the rules and regulations set by the relevant agencies including the police, Fire and Rescue, paramedics and volunteers.
Several roads will be closed during the race including Jalan Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien, Jalan McArthur, Jalan Pemancha and Jalan Pretty starting from 8am on Saturday (Nov 22) until 8pm Sunday (Nov 23).
Motorists are reminded to cooperate and obey the directions given by the police. Members of the public are advised to park their cars at the car parking space at Jalan Cator, Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex and the PGGMB Building, as well as several car parks along Jalan Bendahara.