HRH launches revamped Jerudong Park Playground

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THE highly anticipated revamped Jerudong Park Playground is finally open, following the relaunching ceremony last night.

Officiating at the ceremony was His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel who was accompanied by his sister, Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah.

Also in attendance among others were Minister of Education Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Abu Bakar Hj Apong; Minister of Finance II at the Prime Minister’s Office Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdul Rahman Hj Ibrahim; Chairman of Jerudong Park Country Club Sdn Bhd Dato Paduka Hj Hisham Hj Mohd Hanifah; and other senior government officials.

HRH Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel commenced the opening by pushing a button that turned on all the colourful lights at the park.

This was met with spectacular fireworks lighting up the night and bursts of glittering confetti over the fountain area much to the delight of the invited guests who were cheering and clapping at the sight. Most were seen capturing the memorable moment with their cameras and smartphones.

About 3,000 people comprising students, parents and teachers as well as representatives of government agencies came to witness

the event.

After receiving the pesambah, Their Royal Highness and the entourage then toured the amusement park which has been given a new lease of life in the form of new rides and attractions such as Double Decker Carousel, Junior Coaster, Ferris Wheel, JP Town, Mini Golf and Pedal Boats.

On the sidelines of event, General Manager of Jerudong Park Country Club Sdn Bhd Asmad Hj Abd Rahim ensured the safety of each of the rides as they would be checked daily. “We do the maintenance work under the supervision of the supplier companies,” Asmad told The Brunei Times.

Though the theme park does not provide extreme rides, he hopes that more people will come and spend their leisure at the Jerudong Park Playground, which is a family-oriented theme park.

He explained that one of the new attractions featured in the park is the Mini Golf putting green, which was designed by Craig Bartlett, a world class mini golf desig-ner from Australia. The park also offers other facilities such as the food kiosks, a merchandise shop, and other conveniences to cater for the visitors’ need.

The Jerudong Park Playground is open to the public today from 10am to 10.30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance gate.

It opens from 5pm to 10pm on Tuesday; 4.30pm to 10.30pm on Thursday; 3pm to 10.30pm on Friday; 10am to 11pm on Saturday; and 10am to 10.30pm and Sunday. It will be closed every Monday and Wednesday.

The Jerudong Park Playground opened with much fanfare in 1994. In March 2011, the theme park was reopened, offering five new rides, according to a previous report.

During the time, about 5,000 visitors would turn up regularly, while in the weekends the figure shot up to about 7,000 people.

The Brunei Times