I would like to commend the authorities for all the initiatives to make the capital livelier.
Bandarku Ceria, for example, is drawing crowds while promoting a healthier lifestyle.
However, I would like to highlight an issue that may give people second thought about heading to town: lack of parking spots.
I recently had a meeting in the capital. Knowing the parking situation, I got there earlier to give myself time to find a parking spot.
To my horror, my usual go-to car park had recently gone private. As a non-customer, I was told by the security guard that I would have to go elsewhere, despite there being plenty of parking spots.
I understand it from the business standpoint; it is a brilliant way to ease the burden of its customers.
The multi-storey car park was my last resort as I’d had my car nearly scraped due to the narrow and winding entrance and exit. What irked me the most was how difficult it was to find a decent parking spot.
Bandar Seri Begawan is a beautiful town; it has historical buildings and breath-taking scenery.
I don’t mind paying for parking but I wish that there were more car parks to accommodate not just people working in the area but also visitors such as myself.