35 vendors participate in expo

Lyna Mohamad

An expo of food and several local products is being held as the sideline event of the Knowledge Convention 2019 at the Balai Khazanah Islam Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah in Jalan Pengiran Babu Raja.

The local product expo until October 16 is a joint collaboration between the Syariah Affairs Department of the Ministry of Religious Affairs; the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood of the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism; the Brunei-Muara District Office, Tutong District Office, Belait District Office, and Temburong District Office under the Ministry of Home Affairs; Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) School of Hospitality and Tourism under the Ministry of Education; and the Youth Development Centre under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.

Thirty-five vendors including the One Village One Product initiatives by the various mukims and villages are participating in the expo, offering their own products comprising food and beverages, walking sticks, non-alcoholic perfumes as well as agricultural products by local cooperatives.

Teams from the IBTE School of Hospitality and Tourism, and Pure Nectar are also participating.

Members of the public are welcome to visit the expo. Shuttle buses are provided from the Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah.

Vendors sell local products at the expo. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR