Friday, June 19, 2009

19th June 2009, Friday – Yesterday morning, I went to Tamu Serambangun to join the other members of Brunei Forever Forum ( a local photography forum) to take photos of the scene there.

Tamu Serambangun is officially known as "Kompleks Pasarneka dan Tamu Tutong". It was officially opened by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Adanan bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Mohammad Yusof, Brunei Darussalam’s Minister of Internal Affairs on 30th August 2007, Thursday.

Tamu Serambangun is a project under 8th National Development Plan that was carried out by Municipal Department at a cost of BND9 millions.

Since its opening, there were a number of activities or events held at the complex, such as poems presentation in conjunction with National Day in February 2008, Kenali Produk Kitani (Know Our Products) in July 2008, and the hoisting flag ceremony in conjunctions with the National Day and His Majesty’s Birthday for Tutong District.

The complex is open daily, but the peak day is on every Thursday (as a lot of products and vendors are available on this day, I guess). When I came to the complex yesterday at about 7a.m, I found out that I had difficulty to find a "nice" place to park my car (as it was full already)…then, I had to go a parking area that is still made up of gravel. The parking area can accommodate about 40-50 more cars...and, therefore, I parked my car there.

There are a lot of things available at Tamu Serambangun: fish , meat, vegetables (such as a variety of umbuts) , fruits, local rice, medicinal herbs and a lots more. You can look at my photos in this posting to have the idea…however, I only show you some of them.

If you are looking for some ready-made food to fill your empty stomach…you can buy cakoi, kuih malaya, nasi katok, tumpi, bbq tongkeng ayam (chicken tails), bbq chicken wings, satay, and etc. Lastly, you can drop at the food court there…and order Soto Haji Tuah, one of the famous soto in Tutong.