Bandar Seri Begawan - The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah emphasised the uniqueness of the 2nd South East Asia Harley Owners Group (SEAHOG) Rally 2012 as a good example of promoting sports tourism and establish business networking across the continent during a welcoming dinner for the 2nd SEAHOG Rally participants and joint organising committees at the Mangrove Paradise Resort last night.
"This can also be translated into a beneficial economic relationship," the minister said on one of the ways that can generate interest and enhance the promotion of sports tourism in the country.
The minister further added that the passion of the participants and the joint organising committee of the 2nd South East Asia Harley Owners Group (SEAHOG) Rally 2012 in motorcycling have also "brought and connected people of diverse cultures from the world's populous continents and regions whilst meeting together under one common interest and hobby, that is Harley Davidson."
"I recall His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's titah during the Asia-Europe Summit in Laos recently where His Majesty stressed the importance of human dimension in bringing about the trust needed for building close and meaningful social, economic and cultural collaboration between Asean and Europe," the minister said.
The minister added that in this regard the SEAHOG Rally has provided a social platform for people's connectivity and cultural understanding between Asia and Europe as well as the rest of the world, which include the participation of chapters comprising Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand as well as bikers from China, Europe and the USA during the 2nd edition of the SEAHOG Rally. Among those present at the dinner were Pengiran Anak Haji Muhammad Basheer bin YAM Pengiran Indera Mahkota Pengiran (Dr) Kemaluddin Al-Haj as well as foreign dignitaries.
The participating chapters, including Brunei, will continue their adventure to Bintulu, Sarawak today.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin