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Shop lots in the capital receive colourful makeover

James Kon

Old shop lots along Jalan Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien in Bandar Seri Begawan yesterday were seen receiving fresh coats of colourful paints as part of the BSB facelift project.

One passerby, Johari, told the Bulletin, “These are quite attractive colours. I like the looks. I hope this initiative will attract more people to the capital, thus making it an exciting place to visit.”

He also hoped to see the project being extended to towns in other districts.

The project, implemented by the BSB Municipal Department of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) and Ministry of Development, was launched in last November.

The first phase involved the repainting of five shophouses along Jalan Roberts.

The ongoing project by the authorities is one of the initiatives under the BSB Masterplan, to restore the capital’s lively atmosphere of yesteryear.

An old commercial building along Jalan Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien at the heart of the capital yesterday received fresh coats of paint. The makeover of old structures continues apace as part of a beautification project of Bandar Seri Begawan
ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show workers applying colourful paints to shophouses along Jalan Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien. PHOTOS: JAMES KON