| Achong Tanjong |
THE Marathon Shop, which offers quality sportswear for athletes and sport enthusiasts, was officially opened located at Gadong Central yesterday.
The chief guest was Albert Huang, representative of Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Brunei Darussalam, who officiated the grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony along with chairman of First Emporium Group, Lim Kok Phay, and shop owners, Lim Hun Yih, Lim Toh Yung and Pauline Lian.
Lim Hun Yih, who previously won third place in a marathon organised in the country in 2001, said The Marathon Shop is the first store to bring in the New Balance (NB) brand to Brunei.
The shop also sells products from other popular sport brands such as Nike and Adidas.
The Marathon Shop, a one-stop centre sport shop, was established to promote running as well as fitness and health among Bruneians and is open daily from 10am to 9.30pm. All the products at the shop are imported from its headquarters, are of very good quality and come at reasonable prices. Hence, there is no need for Bruneians to go overseas to purchase sports apparel.
The trained staff at The Marathon Shop can offer advice for customers on the type of running shoes that would fit them.