| Achong Tanjong |
HUGE crowd of people flocked to NBT Gadong to view the six generation models of Toyota Kijang vehicles on display at the NBT premises yesterday by a group of 30 participants from Toyota Kijang Club Indonesia (TKCI) and Velozity Indonesia who are in the Sultanate as part of their ‘My Adventure Journey Kemerdekaan’ 2017 covering three nations – Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam.
The Head of the Adventure team, Deni Agus Himawan said the models comprise Toyota Kijang – first model 1975-1981 (Kijang Buaya), second generation 1981-1986 (Kijang Doyok), third generation 1986-1996 (Kijang Super), fourth generation 1997-2004 (Kijang Kapsul), fifth generation 2004-2015 (Kijang Innova) and sixth generation Year 2016 and the present (Kijang Innova Reborn).
He added that their three-nation adventure is also to commemorate 72nd Republic of Indonesia Independence Day and at the same time to celebrate 40 years of Toyota Kijang vehicle in Indonesia.
Yesterday the delegation visited NBT Gadong, where they were welcomed by Haji Sharom bin Jafar, Sales Manager of Lexus/Assistant Manager of Toyota. Also present at the event were members of Brunei Avanza Club and Toyota Brunei Club.
Haji Sharom said, “The gathering shows that nothing is impossible and the border is not an obstacle between Brunei and Indonesia to foster relationship with each other.” He hoped the relations between NBT Brunei Darussalam and Toyota Kijang Club Indonesia will continue to prosper in the future.
The event showed the exchange of souvenirs between NBT and TKCI and Velozity Indonesia. The delegation was hosted to lunch at the showroom and ended with a group photo session.
Deni Agus Himawan said their adventure started from Pontianak, Kalimantan, Indonesia to Sarawak, Malaysia and ended at Brunei Darussalam covering a distance of 3,000 kilometres.
He added that the team also brought the message from the Ministry of Tourism Indonesia to help promote the republic’s tourism products to Bruneians.
The team will leave the Sultanate tomorrow.