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Turkey visitors eyeing museum visits, hot air balloon rides

James Kon

A visit to Hagia Sophia Museum and a ride on a hot air balloon are some of the things Awangku Daniel Asyraf bin Pengiran Muhaimin plans to do while in Turkey.

He is among the 24 individuals who left the country for Turkey on a tour package by Darussalam Services Sendirian Berhad, the leading Islamic travel operator in the country.

“I did my Master’s research on the Ottoman Empire and Islamic finance, especially on Wakaf. This inspired my trip to Turkey,” the 23-year-old said.

Awangku Daniel Asyraf who just completed his Master’s degree in accounting and finance last year also expressed, “after not travelling for the past two years due to the COVID-19 outbreak, I finally feel a sense of freedom to spread my wings.”

According to him, “I chose to travel with Darussalam Services because of its good reputation as one of the prestigious tour agents in Brunei offering excellent quality services.”

Participants in a group photo. PHOTOS: JAMES KON
Awangku Daniel Asyraf bin Pengiran Muhaimin

This is the first outbound tour under Darussalam Services Sendirian Berhad in two years.

The group will visit Istanbul, Bursa, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and Ankara. The tour is led by Assistant General Manager of Darussalam Travel and Tours Hajah Nuratiqah binti Abdullah.

The tour package includes tour, accommodation, full board meals and Takaful Kembara travel insurance provided by Insurans Islam TAIB General Takaful Sdn Bhd (IITGT).

Before departing, participants listened to a briefing from Perbadanan TAIB on its latest debit card that can be used overseas, and from IITGT on its Takaful Kembara coverage.

Darussalam Travel and Tours will be organising more Muslim outbound tour packages for December in conjunction with the school holidays.