Delegation from the Brunei Arts and
Handicraft Training Centre (BAHTC) accompanied by staff members of the
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, left Brunei Darussalam on 21 May
2015 for a weeklong working visit to Palembang City and Bangka Island,
Indonesia in 22-26 May 2015. The delegation is comprised of 17 craft
artists from the BAHTC lead by Mr. Zainal Arshad Haji Abdul Rahman, head
of the BAHTC. The visit is held in cooperation with the local
government of Indonesia in the city of Palembang and Bangka Island.
From the working visit, the BAHTC
delegation hopes to learn techniques as well as marketing strategies by
visiting various traditional workshops such as woven songket workshops,
traditional handicrafts centres, woven bamboo workshops, and many more.
In addition to exchanging knowledge in handicrafts manufacturing and
marketing, the visit is also aimed at promoting cultural exchanges and
deepen social ties between the people of Indonesia and Brunei