To further promote Islamic Tourism, especially in the South East Asian region, Brunei Tourism Development Department co-launches the Brunei – Malaysia Islamic Tour package with Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Islamic Tourism Centre at the Islamic Cultural Centre, London Central Mosque. Present at the launching ceremony was the Acting Director of Brunei Tourism Development Department, Mariani Haji Sabtu, Director General of Tourism Malaysia and the Director General of Islamic Tourism Centre, Malaysia. Ambassador’s and High Commissioners of the OIC member states, media representatives and tour agencies were also present at the launching of the Brunei – Malaysia Islamic tour package.
Islamic tourism has the potential to be Brunei’s very own unique and special form of tourism. The potential of Islamic tourism to grow in Brunei is possible as at it enhances the values that make up the nations philosophy of a Malay Islamic Monarchy. Brunei Darussalam is an accommodating country, rich in its diversity of all races and culture it can still ensure a stronghold on its religion and rich culture. This potential saw the formulation of a joint Islamic tourism package between the two nations and was then discussed between Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Yahya bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar, Minister of Industry and Primary Resources Brunei and Yang Berhormat Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen, Minister of Tourism Malaysia. In creating a unique Islamic tourism package, travel agencies in Malaysia have collaborated with Darussalam Holdings Sdn Bhd, the appointed local travel agent by Brunei Tourism Development Department to create a 4D3N Islamic tour package to ‘The Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures’ of various Islamic places of interest in the Sultanate.
One of the places of interest in the Brunei Islamic package includes a visit to the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Islamic Exhibition Gallery in Brunei Darussalam. The launch of this package coincided with the launching of the Islamic Tourism Exhibition 2011 at the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Islamic Exhibition Gallery in Brunei Darussalam. The event which was officiated by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam early last year features exclusive access to His Majesty’s private collection of Islamic Artifacts on display at the Brunei Museum and at the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Islamic Exhibition Gallery. A special piece, the Sacred Trust collection includes the replica sword, serban, walking stick and many more of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH. Visitors to this gallery will also have a rare chance to marvel at 300 rare mare musharf or books, holy Al-Quran, illuminated and miniature Al-Qurans, calligraphy in various styles, weaponry, scientific instruments and everyday objects from the Muslim world throughout history.
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