| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
HARI Raya might soon be coming to an end, but the festive atmosphere looks set to continue with the return of the popular Consumer Fair yesterday at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas, the event’s 23rd iteration.
The fair organised by D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd is back bigger and better than ever and will continue until June 30.
Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong opened the fair yesterday morning as the guest of honour.
Representatives from government agencies, embassies, corporations and exhibitors at the event were also present.
The much-loved event mascots – Babah, Babu, Boboi and Alai – are also back to warm visitors’ hearts and guide them on the best deals, promotions and activities at the fair.
Visitors can look forward to a range of exciting activities at the fair, including the eagerly-anticipated Thailand Grand Fair and the biggest toy warehouse sale where thousands of toys will be available for children of all ages.
For as low as BND0.99, one can also stand a chance to be part of the 15 seconds ‘Grab All You Can’ activity session (terms and conditions apply), while fabulous prizes are up for grabs in the Consumer Fair Grand Lucky Draw.
There is also a daycare centre by Kindy Kare International at the fair for parents to leave their young children while they explore at the event.
The organiser is encouraging the public to bring their own shopping bags to the fair in support of the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (JASTRe), Ministry of Development’s ‘No Plastic Bag Every Day’ initiative.
All areas of the fair are open to the public from 10am to 10pm except for the Perpaduan Hall (Green Zone) and Main Conference Hall (Yellow Zone), which will only be open for the exhibition on June 28 from 2pm and on June 29 and 30 from 10am to 10pm.
First held in 2008, the Consumer Fair has always aimed to provide the perfect platform for local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to promote their products and services directly to Brunei consumers, as well as to serve as a medium for the exchange of business knowledge between local and international exhibitors.
Since its debut, the fair has experienced steady growth and seen an increase in the number of exhibitors and visitors every year.