The Health Promotion Centre under the Ministry of Health (MoH) is tasked to empower Bruneians to be healthy and ¬t by raising the level of awareness, knowledge and understanding on health matters, particularly lifestyle-related diseases. It also serves as a resource centre for enabling the public to acquire information, skills and tools to manage their health and functioning as a community outreach centre with special focus on providing health education programmes and activities for children and the youth.
Bandarku Ceria began in October 2016 to promote physical activities among the public. Every Sunday from 6am to 10am, the roads around Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien are closed and turned into a car-free zone.
Through Bandarku Ceria, the public is encouraged to use spaces available in the capital for recreation, cultural, family and community activities. The initiative transforms Bandar Seri Begawan into a vibrant urban park enjoyed by all through activities such as jogging, cycling and aerobics.
Bandarku Ceria has seen an increasing number of public participation including people cycling on the streets safely without cars, joining morning exercise as well as hunting for bargains at the stalls set up around the city. PROMOTING A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE
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