The Deputy Mayor of the 4th
Asian Indoor & Martial Arts
Games (AIMAG) Village
presenting a plaque to
Brunei's chef de mission
to the Games Hj Abdul Malik
Hj Mohammad yesterday. Brunei
was officially welcomed to
the Village in a simple
ceremony with four other
countries in Incheon, South
Korea, yesterday. Picture:
The national contingent was officially welcomed to the 4th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) Village yesterday in a simple ceremony with four other countries.
The athletes and officials from Brunei joined their counterparts from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Laos and Nepal in an open space across the road from the Village, where the national anthems of each of the five countries were played before the chef de mission of each contingent exchanged gifts and a few words with the Village's Deputy Mayor Lee Bu-hyun in one of the last events leading up to today's opening ceremony at the Samsan World Gymnasium.
"I welcome all the officials and athletes to the Village," said Lee in a short speech after the national anthems were played.
"The Village will help build friendships as well as (be a place where people can) share the memories and experiences of competing at the Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games," added the Deputy Mayor.
Representing Brunei in exchanging gifts with Lee was the contingent's chef de mission Hj Abdul Malik Hj Mohammad, who is also the Acting Director of the Department of Youth and Sports.
Lee gave Hj Malik a plaque while the chef de mission presented the Deputy Mayour with a framing of a painting of Kg Ayer and kain sipugut berlapis, a kind of traditional Bruneian handwoven cloth.
Brunei's nine-member delegation comprising of three athletes, three coaches and three officials arrived here on Thursday.
They are accompanied by Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council vice-president Hj Muhd Zamri DP Hj Hamdani who touched down yesterday.
Brunei will be represented by swimmer Anderson Lim Chee Wei, cueist Ahmad Taufiq Murni and chess player Yee Soon Wei at the eight-day tournament which is expected to see participation from all 45 Olympic Council Asia members.