El-Abqari Travel and Tours launched its Belarai Le’ Cruise Dining package at the Queen Elizabeth II Jetty, Kampong Dato Gandi in Jalan Kota Batu on Friday night. The domestic tourism product launch is part of efforts to promote ‘Selera Bruneiku,’ in conjunction with the Brunei Domestic Tourism Programme.
The event opened with a Doa Selamat read by El-Abqari Travel and Tours Religious Officer Mohammed Najib Asyraff bin Hussin, and followed with El Abqari Travel and Tours Marketing Executive Deen Hamdan delivering welcoming remarks.
Permanent Secretary (Administration, Finance and Estate) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Pengiran Mohammad Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud officiated the launch.
Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Qudduus bin Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz and spouse Pengiran Ratna Siti Nooraishah binti Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Hamzad, as well as representatives from the public and private sectors attended.
Belarai Le’ Cruise Dining hopes to secure certain market segments in the local tourism industry, including private events with silver spoon service dining. The two-hour package includes a sightseeing cruise starting from the Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Bridge, down the Brunei River to the magnificent Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Bridge and into the ‘Venice of the East,’ (Kampong Ayer) onboard entertainment and a sumptuous meal.