Regatta Gallery open until September 4
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) through Museums Department would like to invite members of the public to visit Regata Brunei Darussalam 2016 Exhibition at the Waterfront Art Gallery in the capital.
The exhibition was organised as a side event in conjunction with the Regata Brunei Darussalam 2016 to celebrate the 70th birthday of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.
In line with the ministry’s aim in maintaining and strengthening the traditional sport, regatta, the Museums Department will be holding the exhibition for a period of 15 days from August 21 until September 4.
Some parts of the exhibition displays the involvement of the monarch in regatta as well as other regatta competitions participated by foreign contestants and private sectors.
In an interview with the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports during the regatta competition last Sunday, Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Hj Awg Halbi Hj Mohd Yusof welcomed people to visit the gallery as it provides meaningful information about His Majesty’s participation in the regatta annually.
“By visiting the exhibition, members of the public especially young people can see the participation of His Majesty in the annual regatta. It shows how His Majesty supported the continuation of this sport in the country,” said the minister. Meanwhile, the Exhibition Curator, Hj Md Hanif Hj Norrawi said that the exhibition provides members of the public with various information about regatta held in the sultanate as well as in other countries in Borneo.
“Regatta has been practised in the country since 1930s and is part of the activities of local society who live in the vicinity of Kg Ayer.
“We hope the exhibition can inspire people to join regatta in future and give them better outlook about the traditional sport in Brunei,” said the official. The exhibition is open to member of the public for 15 days from August 21 until September 4 from 9am until 5pm. It will be moved to Muzium Maritim in Kota Batu for another three-month exhibition from September 13 to December 13.
The Brunei Times