Senior citizens try traditional cooking skills

Lyna Mohamad

Brunei-Muara Senior Citizen Activity Centre members in collaboration with De’pirates Sails Seafood Restaurant held a cooking demonstration on local traditional food at a restaurant in Kiulap on Friday.

Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) Saidah binti Haji Wahid @ Burut, highlighted that initiatives from private sectors assist senior citizens and provide a platform for activities.

De’pirates Manager Noor Hazny bin Sani meanwhile said the event served as the restaurant’s corporate social responsibility to keep senior citizens active to ensure their mental and physical healths are maintained.

He said the event was aimed at introducing De’pirates’ expertise in traditional food cooking among the younger generation as well as providing a platform for senior citizens to conduct cooking classes and generating income from teaching and product selling.

The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat by Mohd Hazrin bin Daud.

Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Saidah binti Haji Wahid @ Burut at the cooking demonstration. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD