New park makes learning fun

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

“DINOSAURS” will be seen and heard in the Sultanate this month with yesterday’s launch of the new theme park, “Brunei Edutainment Wonderland 2014”, at the JPCC Ampitheatre Open Court.

Present to launch the Brunei Edutainment Wonderland was the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Hj Hazair Hj Abdullah.

But the moving and roaring “dinosaurs” will not be the only attraction of the new theme park which officially opened its gates yesterday and will welcome the park-goers until December 21.

Aside from rides and games, the theme park, which will take you back to the Jurassic Era, also offers educational entertainment sideshows especially for the youth and also for the entire family, according to a statement from D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd, one of the park’s organisers.

Marketing Manager for D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd Irene Cheong told _The Brunei Times _that there are a number of set-ups which would allow visitors to have fun and learn at the same time.

Heading the park’s numerous attractions is the NBT Jurassic Adventure showcasing models of different types of dinosaurs which are moving and roaring through the wonders of animatronics.

The sights and sounds will be accompanied by signs explaining and documenting information about the giant reptiles which used to roam the world.

More learning can be gained as visitors will have the opportunity about health and road safety .

Cheong said visitors could visit booths and participate in campaigns arranged by government agencies such as the Health Promotion Centre, Brunei Darussalam National Road Safety Council and the Narcotics Control Bureau.

She said these government agencies was setting up activities to promote awareness towards road safety, health issues and dangers of drug abuse.

Blood donation drive and free health checks could also be availed by those who will visit the theme park.

The Brunei Edutainment Wonderland will also be the home of the ”BT Young Journalists’ Camp” organised by The Brunei Times which gives aspiring news reporters a glimpse of what to expect in the field of journalism.

Some of the camp participants will also have the chance to see their works in print.

For visitors who prefer to challenge their minds, the park offers a maze, where they will have to find their way out by solving puzzles, said Cheong.

She also said that a freestyle competition was also organised for local football enthusiasts to join and show off their skills.

She added that participants from business schools were also invited to organise competitions and activities, including the Lego contest and Hot Toys showcase.

Cosplayers will also be invited and park-goers will also have a chance to take pictures with their favourite characters.

And of course, the young crowd will have the time of their life trying all the available rides which can be seen at the park.

“This (theme park) is actually the second time this is being organised, the first time was around three years ago at the Riverview Hotel, however, for this second edition, we organised it in a bigger scale,” she said.

“So for those who have yet to plan for their holidays, come and join this edutainment wonderland, so at least the times spent here would also be a worthwhile experience,” she added.

The Brunei Times