Haji Mohamad Daud bin Haji Ismail speaks to the Bulletin. PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD
Fervid excitement, anticipation, gratitude and relief are but some of the emotions permeating across the Sultanate as the clock ticks down to the August 1 re-opening of land and sea borders.
The move comes following an almost two-and-a-half year closure, shortly after the coronavirus reared its head in late 2019.
“The re-opening is very much welcomed, particularly for those who have families living across the borders in Limbang, Lawas, Sabah, Miri and Labuan and long to balik kampung (return home),” Sarawakian Haji Mohamad Daud bin Haji Ismail told the Bulletin.
He added, “This will allow families to reunite after a long separation driven by the border closures. Additionally, the business community in the neighbouring towns will certainly be looking forward to the return of Bruneian shoppers.”
He also shared, “After waiting for over two years, I am eager to visit my mother, who is in her 80s, as well as other relatives back home in Sarawak.”
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