His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam also viewed the Brunei Darussalam Regatta 2019 exhibition which carried the theme "Melestarikan Warisan Teknologi Melayu : Memburis Perahu" or 'Perpetuating Malay Technology Heritage : Boat Making' at the Bandar Seri Begawan Royal Wharf Art Gallery. The selected theme is in line with the reference to the boat making activity which is a symbol of the Malay culture and at the same time showcase it as a major material culture in knowing the Malay life specifically residents of Kampong Ayer. The exhibition is open to the public for three months.
The exhibition which is organised by the Museums Department in collaboration with several agencies, covered the involvement of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and the royal family in the Brunei Darussalam Regatta in 2018.
This year's exhibition showcases a number of museum collections namely several boat models such as the Gubang Pengalu and bidar type boats as well as the equipment used in boat-making activities. Apart from that, a boat making demonstration by an experienced boat-maker, Awang Haji Asgar bin Othman was also showcased in the exhibition.
Source: Radio Television Brunei