| Lyna Mohamad |
MEMBERS of diplomatic Corps in the country and some senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) gathered for an informal dinner reception, hosted by the Singapore High Commission in Brunei Darussalam, at the Horizons Seafood Restaurant in the capital yesterday evening.
The diplomats and senior MoFA officials experienced Singapore’s culinary delicacies including the specially curated menu by Hajah Maimunah Restaurant, a well-known eatery among Bruneians for its Nasi Padang authentic cuisine.
Deputy High Commissioner of Singapore to Brunei Darussalam Raymond Chow welcomed the guests.
Guests enjoyed a spread of buffet of the Singapore Food Festival at the restaurant, which is a food showcase organised in conjunction with this year’s Brunei December Festival.
The Singapore Food Festival is a collaboration between the Singapore Tourism Board, Singapore High Commission in Brunei Darussalam and Royal Brunei Catering, and supported by the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.
Singapore High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Lim Hong Huai said at the launch of the festival last week, that food is a common passion for both Bruneians and Singaporeans and the high commission hopes to bring Singapore’s unique food culture to their Bruneian friends as well as the expatriate community in Brunei.
“I hope that the Singapore Food Festival, with the strong support from the Singapore Tourism Board and Bruneian agencies, will contribute to the success of the Brunei December Festival 2018,” he added.