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    Our culture, our heritage

    Daniel Lim

    Over 200 students attended a cultural roadshow at the multi-purpose hall of Sayyidina Ali Secondary School (SMSA) in the Belait District yesterday.

    The event, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) through its Culture and Arts Section in collaboration with the Museums Department and the Language and Literature Bureau, hoped to introduce the nation’s cultural heritage to the youth.

    Acting Director of Culture and Arts at the MCYS Haji Mohd Abdoh bin Haji Awang Damit was welcomed by Deputy Principal of Administration Hajah Mazizan binti Haji Mohammad and Deputy Principal of Academic Sharifah Raihani binti Haji Wan Ali on arrival.

    The activities included the recital of poems by Nur Hanis Batrisya James binti Abdullah, Sajak by Nurul Ain Syahana binti Ibrahim and Fatin Bazlaa Ishaan binti Abdul Aziz, members of the school’s creative arts club.

    A video on a traditional dance performed by students during a recentBrunei Traditional Dance Competition was also shown.

    Meanwhile, Senandong Darussalam members delivered a gulingtangan demonstration, followed by an aerobic dance themed around traditional Brunei dances, led by Culture and Arts Section officers.

    Haji Mohd Abdoh also delivered a talk on Sopan Santun.

    There were a number of booths set up to showcase traditional musical instruments and games.

    The agency aims to take the roadshows nationwide in hopes of preserving, maintaining and upholding the cultural values of the country.

    Students were steeped in traditional activities native to the Sultanate during a cultural roadshow at Sayyidina Ali Secondary School (SMSA) in the Belait District yesterday. The day featured everything from poem recitals to traditional games and dances as well as gulingtangan performances, to ensure knowledge on our cultural heritage remains intact
    ABOVE & BELOW: Acting Director of Culture and Arts at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Haji Mohd Abdoh bin Haji Awang Damit delivers a talk; and students attending a gulingtangan demonstration. PHOTOS: DANIEL LIM

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