Spectators in safe hands at BIT
By Za'im Zaini

Spectators can rest assured on their safety during the Brunei International Tattoo (BIT) 2006. Yesterday a Safety and Evacuation Dry Run was held for "spectators" and security and medical personnel.

The safety assurance came from Major Sigar Bin Apoi, who heads the Security Unit for the Brunei International Tattoo.

He said 401 personnel from Royal Brunei Armed Forces, Royal Brunei Police Force, Internal Security Department, Fire and Rescue and Gurkha Reserve Unit will be on duty during the BIT 2006.

The dry run, he added, was part of the preparations for Brunei International Tattoo from July 29 to August 1.

Major Sigar added that there are three exit points in the event of an emergency.

These exit points will be guarded by security personnel who will escort the spectators to three assembly points which are near the Budiman Walk outside the National Stadium, the Swimming Pool Stadium and Indoor Stadium in case of an emergency.

The spectators will be in safe hands as long as they follow the instructions of the security personnel, he said.

The Brunei International Tattoo will feature military bands from Brunei, Australia, China, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom and Vietnam. - Borneo Bulletin (27th July 2006)