| Azaraimy HH |
SEVERAL roads and junctions around Tutong Town riverside will be closed due to the celebration of the Tutong Regatta Perayaan 68 Festival on October 18 and 19, the police informed at a media briefing yesterday at the Tutong District Office.
The briefing was facilitated by Senior Inspector Shamsulnahar bin Hj Idris, Acting Tutong District Traffic Officer/Tutong District Police Superintendent.
The regatta festival will start with a launching ceremony of bazaars and other side events on October 18. The prize presentation for the photography competition will also be held on Saturday.
On this day, the roads will be closed from 1pm. The closed-off roads are the main roads, from the road junction after the OG Complex until the road junction of Jalan Penyurat Hj Abu Bakar and Jalan Sungai Basong at Spg No 59, which is near the TelBru Office Building.
On October 19, the actual regatta day, the roads will be closed at 6.45am.
The closed-off roads include Jalan Enche Awang from Spg No 14 (the junction going into Chung Hwa Primary School) until the road junction of Jalan Penyurat Hj Abu Bakar and Jalan Sungai Basong on Spg No 59.
It was also informed that Spg No 14 will be closed for 30 minutes from 1.25pm to provide passage for parade participants.
A full dress rehearsal will be held today from 3pm onwards.
For invited guests with car passes, the police advised them to come early around 7am and 1.30pm and show the pass to make it easier for police personnel to direct them appropriately.
Guests with the VIP car passes, can park their cars at the car park area of Pekan Tutong Night Market.
For Zone A car passes, the parking area is the OG Complex parking lot and for Zone B car passes the parking area will be at the Cempaka Complex parking lot.
Those holding committee member passes can park their cars at the Gerai Selera Tutong parking lot.
The public is advised to use alternative routes and to always be careful and courteous during the festival. The police also reminded the public to lock their houses securely to avoid any unwelcome incidents.
The police will also make routine patrols at residential areas and other areas that are identified to be susceptible to crime during the festival.