Harvest preserves tradition

James Kon

Members of the Women’s Association of Kampong Junjongan (PEWAJA) with the Pertiwi Association and the Council of Women of Brunei Darussalam (WBD) harvested paddy in the traditional way at Kampong Wasan paddy field yesterday.

Vice President I of WBD Pengiran Datin Paduka Hajah Mariam binti Haji Matarsat with Vice President of Pertiwi Association Datin Hajah Fatimah binti Dato Seri Setia Abang Haji Razali were among the participants.

The participants harvested paddy on a one-acre paddy field belonging to PEWAJA member Hajah Raudah binti Haji Metahir.

According to the organising chairperson Haslienahwati binti Yusof, “This is the third time that such an activity has been carried out. The first was in 2008 followed by 2011.

“The aim of the activity is to preserve the traditional way of harvesting paddy as well as to foster ties among the participants.”

Prior to the paddy harvesting, participants visited several booths selling local produce and food.

The participants harvest paddy. PHOTO: JAMES KON