December has always seen Bruneians travelling abroad be it by air or land, and with the Sultanate’s small population, their absence is usually felt with quieter roads and fewer visitors to malls and recreational spots.
The Bulletin spoke to members of the public about their opinions on what is lacking to attract the people to spend the holidays on home ground.
Khairul Erwan Shah, who visited a shopping centre to join in a blood donation drive, believes what the country needs to attract people to spend their year-end holidays locally is to enliven recreational spots with more activities, especially for families with young children.
He said it is understandable that travel restrictions due to COVID-19 affected many who love to travel, and some are releasing their tension after being cooped up, hence the long queues at borders, particularly those travelling to Sabah.
More details on Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin