The Mukim Tamoi team emerged champion in the 30 paddlers Marathon event at the Seri Tanjung Water Festival Traditional Boat Race 2015 organised by the Kampong Sungai Bunga Tanjong Kindana Consultative Council with the cooperation of the Brunei Muara District Office held yesterday at Kampong Sungai Bunga.
Champion in the 800 metres 10 paddlers’ event was the Lela Menchanai Brunei team of Mukim Saba while Kampong Tamoi Ujong Paddlers won the 800 metres 25 paddlers event. The trophy and cash prizes were handed over by the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof.
Meanwhile, Awang Haji Sunardi bin Haji Buntar, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs handed over the trophy and cash prizes for the 800 metres 30 paddlers, 800 metres 20 paddlers and 800 metres 15 paddler’s events.
The Seri Tanjung Water Festival 2015 was held in conjunction with the Launching of the Tourist Services as well as in introducing Kampong Sungai Bunga as one of the tourist destinations in Brunei Darussalam. Apart from that the Water Festival is aimed at giving opportunity to the residents of Kampong Sungai Bunga to introduce their products such as fishes and crabs, handicraft and food products.