| Achong Tanjong |
PEOPLE flocked to the Serasa Ferry Terminal in Muara yesterday to witness and participate in the many activities organised by the Ports Department in conjunction with Ports Open Day 2014, which was held for the first time.
The November 29-30 event was launched by Director of Ports, Pengiran Haji Mohd Zain bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Razak. The department, which is under the Ministry of Communications, organised the event to promote the ferry terminal that operates between Brunei and Labuan. Members of the public were able to learn schedules, services and facilities provided at the open day.
Some of the highlights at the event included a static display, exhibitions, bazaar, free health screenings, a blood donation drive, visits to the cruise ship centre, quizzes, a lucky draw and a free ferry ride aboard Shuttle Hope. In addition, a cruise ship called Sapphire Princess could be seen.
For the convenience of the public, the organiser also provides shuttle bus services stationed at Muara town to and from the venue.
Assistant Director of Ports, Mohammad Fazilah bin Haji Mohd Yassin, in his speech yesterday said the event is part of efforts to promote the facilities and services available. He added that he hopes the event will become an annual activity for the department to host.
Meanwhile, a tree planting session was held as part of the department’s green initiative, and was led by Pengiran Haji Mohd Zain, accompanied by the Penghulu of Mukim Serasa and the Village Head of Kampong Masjid Lama. Pengiran Haji Mohd Zain then toured the bazaar and exhibitions by the Ports Department, Ministry of Health, Anti-Narcotics Control Bureau and the Biosecurity Section.
Present at the event yesterday were department officials as well as stakeholders from the government and private sectors.