MORE can be done to promote an outdoor culture in Brunei. I recently enjoyed a stroll at the Jubilee Park with beautifully manicured grass and proper facilities such as toilet, car park and playground.
It reminds me of my experience abroad where parks such as this would be occupied with plenty of visitors, including families, children, youngsters and individuals.
Most of them would spend a day in the park, lying on the grass and enjoying a good read while families with children would be busy at the playground.
But during my visit to the Jubilee park, I was sad to see that it was not bustling with visitors. It was very quiet and empty with only a few visitors.
I suggest that the relevant authorities should set up more seats there for families and plant more trees to provide shade for the visitors as it was really hot while I was there.
Also, I saw some teenagers playing frisbee games on the grass. It would be great to see more outdoor activities organised there to encourage people to go there.
Apart from that, there should also be more seating areas in public places. Sometimes I would just want to go outdoors and have a place to hang out with my friends without having to spend money in restaurants.
For example, if there are more seats and benches set up at Pasar Gadong, once people are done buying their food, they can take a break with friends without having to go back home straightaway. This can help boost the business of stall operators as well as promote a healthier lifestyle. Lisa, BSB
Thursday, August 9, 2012
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