The Philippine Embassy in Brunei Darussalam, led by Chargé d’ Affaires Pete Raymond V. Delfin, attended the official inauguration of the ASEAN Car-Free Day (ACFD) held on Sunday, 05 August 2018, at the Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali’ Saifuddien, Bandar Seri Begawan. The ACFD is an initiative of the ASEAN Member States where their nationals participate in physical activities during the Car-Free Day of their countries to promote a healthy lifestyle and culture.
The event was organized by the Brunei Ministry of Health in collaboration with six other ministries that organizes several Bandarku Ceria (Car-Free Sundays of Brunei Darussalam) activities in the past. Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar led the inauguration, together with the other Ministers and members of the Diplomatic Corps.
Following the launch, the Ministers and members of the Diplomatic Corps took part in an aerobics warm up exercise before going on a 2.6 km walkathon around Bandar Seri Begawan. They also toured several exhibition booths set up in the compound of the Taman Square.
Brunei’s Car-Free Sunday is designed to encourage the community to promote a healthy lifestyle by engaging in more physical activities, to strengthen family institution and to reduce carbon footprint. On this day, a number of roads in Bandar Seri Begawan area are closed from 6:00am to 10:00am so the public can use them for recreation, cultural and community activities. END