The Tutong Arts and Craft Festival is currently ongoing at the Tutong District Office old building. The festival's theme 'Seni dan Kraf Untuk Semua' or Arts and Craft for Everyone implies that arts and crafts is a gift as well as a heritage that should be maintained as it is among the cultural lifeline for all levels of society.
The festival was launched yesterday morning by Members of the Legislative Council, Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Umarali bin Esung and Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Ramli bin Haji Lahit as the Penghulu of Mukim Telisai.
Earlier, Awang Haji Azmi bin Haji Abdul Rahim, the Acting Tutong District Officer in his speech stressed that the festival is held with the aim to expand the arts and craft industry so that it continues to progress further, and be capable of contributing towards the development of Tutong District's tourism industry and the local's socio-economy.
The festival is organised by the Tutong District Office, Tutong Municipal Department and the Tutong District Tourism Promotion and Coordinating Body. Various activities have been lined up throughout the festival that is held until this Sunday.
Source: Radio Television Brunei