The richness of its natural resources and uniqueness of its culture have made Brunei Darussalam an attractive destination for overseas tourists including those on cruise ships. Yesterday morning, a well-known Asian cruise ship, 'Genting Dream', an 18 deck cruise liner berthed at Muara Port after making stops in Singapore and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
A cultural performance welcomed the arrival of the ship carrying three thousand international passengers from Asia and other parts of the world including Singapore, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Australia and Taiwan. During their ten-hour stay, they had the opportunity to visit several places of interest.
On hand to welcome the visitors was Awang Wardi bin Haji Mohammad Ali, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism. On average, 15 cruise ships arrive at Muara Port every year with about 4 hundred to 3 thousand passengers with each call. The Genting Dream was the first ship purpose-built for the China and Asia market. The cruise ship's stop to the country certainly helps to promote some of the interesting tourist destinations as well as provide exposure on the country's unique cultural heritage.
Source: Radio Television Brunei