Japanese students experience Brunei life during homestay programme

|     Rokiah Mahmud     |

A GROUP of 10 students from Takahama Junior High School, Japan left the country on Thursday after participating in a one-week homestay programme organised by Noriko Hashimoto of the Hashimoto Corporation, Japan. The students were in the country from August 16-23.

Present to bid them farewell at the Brunei International Airport were their foster parents and the organiser.

Among the objectives of the homestay programme were to provide experience to the Japanese students in the Bruneian way of life. They also attended a three-day school session at the Sultan Sharif Ali Secondary School.

During their stay in the Sultanate, the Japanese students visited places such as the Marine Biodiversity Centre in Meragang, the Kampong Ayer Cultural and Tourism Gallery, the Royal Regalia Museum, Malay Technology Museum, Brunei Maritime Museum, Jerudong Park Playground and Ulu Temburong National Park.

They also visited Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque and Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah.

The Japanese students in a group photo at the Brunei International Airport. – ROKIAH MAHMUD