| Azaraimy HH |
BANDAR Seri Begawan’s best sites were feted yesterday at the ‘Anugerah 5K’ event, which aims to highlight efforts to keep the capital beautiful.
Omar ‘Ali Saiffudien Mosque won top marks amongst government buildings, while the NBT building won the private sector building category. Other winners include Kg Subok, which tops the table as the Most Beautiful Village, while Tasek Serubing Recreational Park in Kg Belimbing won the Mini Landscape Category.
Also among the winners are Sorisso Italian Cuisine in Kiulap, winning the Best Premise category, and Radisson Hotel, winning the Best Toilet category.
The ‘Anugerah 5K’ is an awards event which recognises initiatives from both the government and private sectors’ in contributing to Bandar Seri Begawan general development. The five ‘K’s stand for Kehijauan (Green), ‘Keindahan’ (Beauty), ‘Kebersihan’ (Cleanliness), ‘Keamanan’ (Tranquillity) and ‘Keselamatan’ (Security).
The award was introduced as a preamble to Bandar Seri Begawan’s Green Initiative in 2010, and has expanded to cover the scopes of beauty, security, tranquillity and the wellbeing of the city.
The 5K categories include Exemplary Buildings – Government and Commercial, Best Landscape, Best Premise (Unit), Best Village and Best Public Toilet (commercial).
The scoring system is divided into two sections, with professional judges comprising experts in the fields of community, architecture, health, environment and tourism from both government agencies and the private sector, covering 90 per cent of the scoring system, while the final 10 per cent comes from the public through an online voting platform.
The head of the Law Enforcement Unit of BSB’s Municipal Department, Adi Syahroni bin Abd Hadi, as the Chairperson of the event said that with the success of this first programme, it is his hope for the award program to be elevated as a national event for the whole country.
Acting Chairman of the Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Board, Haji Mansor bin Haji Mohammad Yassin, in his speech acknowledged the time and effort given throughout the inspection and judging session of the programme.
He said the department also looked at the Anugerah 5K as an initiative in realising one of the department’s objectives, which is to make Bandar Seri Begawan as a “City in the Garden”.
He stressed that the programme needs the support, collaboration and understanding from the public and private sectors to work together to make Bandar Seri Begawan as a viable place for economic development whilst protecting its natural environment.