21 April 2013
Establishing of venues and sitners
1. Facade of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) – This complex will serve as the venue for the regional annual meeting from April 24-25, 2013. The ASEAN Leaders’ Meetings such as the Summit Retreat and the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) will be held here, as well as the working dinner to be hosted by this year’s summit chair.
2. Facade and interior of the International Convention Center (ICC) – It is the largest meeting venue in Brunei Darussalam and will be this year’s ASEAN Summit’s International Media Center (IMC). Desktop computers, wireless internet and media booths are already available and set up here in preparation for the participating media’s arrival this week.
3. Kampong Ayer (Water Village) – Roughly ten percent of the total population of Brunei live here. It is situated after the Brunei Bay and considered as the country’s most valuable heritage. It is made up of small villages consisting of various structures such as homes, restaurants, mosques, schools and a hospital.
4. Facade of Jame’ Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque – It is one of the main attractions and the largest mosque in Brunei, and was built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Sultan’s rule. President Benigno S. Aquino III had a tour here during his State Visit to the country in June 2011.
5. Sitners along Bandar Seri Begawan – It is the capital and the largest city of the Sultanate of Brunei. Flags of the ASEAN-member countries as well as signages of this year’s meeting are already seen along the major streets of the city.
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