Last Sunday December 3, 2017, the Brunei December Festival was officially launched at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien in Bandar Seri Begawan. The festival was inaugurated with a balloon launch and ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Minister of Home Affairs, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong; the Minister of Religious Affairs, Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman; the Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong; the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof; and the Minister of Health, Dato Paduka Dr Haji Md Isham bin Jaafar. Members of the public, senior government officers, Legislative Council members, and members of the Brunei Tourism Board were among those present at the launching ceremony.
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The ministers officiating the launch of the Brunei December Festival