Tourism products based on nature, historical heritage and architecture as well as sports activities need to be further developed as tourist attractions to improve the tourism industry in the country. The matter was stated by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism last night during the prize presentation ceremony for the Royal Brunei Enduro 2018 at the Youth Centre in the Capital.

According to Yang Berhormat, although the Enduro Series in the country is not a new thing, it has the potential to be developed as a tourism product, which can attract mountain biking enthusiasts year after year.

Christopher Gallagher from the United Kingdom recorded the fastest time to be crowned champion in the Elite category; Tan Soon Soon from Malaysia emerged victorious in the Aficionados category; Pongpon Jingam from Thailand won the Kenage category; while the Legend category was won by Chandra Ariavijaya from Indonesia. Meanwhile in the Feminino category, the country's rider, Liyana Zakaria beat other riders to be crowned champion, while Junho Kim from South Korea won the Prodigy category. The Royal Brunei Enduro 2018 was a continuation of the first round in Nepal and the second round in Malaysia, before the final round to be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand in November. Also present was Awang Wardi bin Haji Mohd Ali, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Tourism at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.

Source: Radio Television Brunei