The Kota Batu Archaeology Park is hoped to benefit the public and researchers doing historical studies in the country using the park to learn more indepth about the history of the country known in the past as a great empire.
The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah, said among the vital roles of the park is through its exposure to the young generation as a heritage park. The park still houses archaeological and historic materials to be studied that are hoped to kindle the spirit and interest of the young generation in knowing more about the country’s history.
Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair made the remarks during the official opening of the Kota Batu Archaeology Park yesterday.
The Minister also spoke on the history of a man-made island of Tarindak signifying an old government with an orderly business system. The island was used as a shipping control post for incoming vessels. Bruneians should therefore feel proud that Brunei is among the oldest civilised and rich nations and continue to uphold the country’s image.
The Kota Batu Archaeology Park also known as Kota Batu 1 Information Centre and Complex is open to the public every Sunday up to Thursday from 9am until 5pm, and on Fridays, from 9am until 11.30am, and from 2pm until 5pm. Meanwhile on Saturday, the visiting hours are from 9am until 5pm.