Cake-cutting ceremony in celebration of the National Day of Taiwan. Image: Azrina Zin

The Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Brunei recently celebrated the 108th Anniversary of the Founding of the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the Empire Indera Samudra Grand Hall.

Representative of the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Brunei Darussalam, Andrew H. C. Lee in his welcoming speech, said that Taiwan hopes to continuously facilitate and promote mutually beneficial relations with Brunei.

He added that Taiwan is willing to share its development experience in areas such as smart technology and innovation, agriculture, green energy, culture, education, health care and social welfare.

Representative of the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Brunei Darussalam Andrew H. C. Lee giving a welcoming speech. Image: Azrina Zin.

Lee also acknowledged the friendship shared between the sultanate and the island over the past years and hoped that the existing cooperative relations can boost air connectivity and tourism industry.

Tourism is a sector that Taiwan is eager to build and sees as a rapidly developing sphere in which they announced the extension of their visa-free entry treatment offered to Bruneians visiting Taiwan for up to 14 days until July 31, 2020, the representative said during the event.

“This program fully demonstrates Taiwan’s deep commitment to energise its relations with Brunei. Together with the resumption of Royal Brunei Airlines’ (RB) direct flight services to Taipei kicked off last December, we have seen a steady increase of people-to-people exchanges between two countries,” he said.

Some of the guests who attended the 108th National Day of Taiwan. Image: Azrina Zin

Lee further highlighted RB’s effort to operate four chartered flights between Brunei and Kinmen, one of Taiwan’s offshore islands, in late November.

During the reception, guests were entertained with lucky draws offering exciting prizes such as return air tickets and health check package, among others.

One of the lucky winners who won a round-trip to Taipei. Image: Azrina Zin

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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