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  • 7 May 2019

    The Polish Cultural Days inaugurated by Ambassador Krzysztof Dębnicki took place in the capital of Brunei Darussalam, Bandar Seri Begawan from 15-18 April 2019.

    The organization of Polish Cultural Days in Bandar Seri Begawan was possible thanks to the help and commitment of Ms. Bogusława Mishke, Director of Academic Affairs at Laksamana College of Business - the largest and at the same time, the best private College in Brunei Darussalam.

     

    The most important element of Polish Cultural Days was the festival of Polish culinary traditions. Especially for that, two well-known Polish chefs were brought to Brunei Darussalam: Mr. Marcin Budynek and Mr. Mariusz Olechno, who conducted workshops for 22 students of the Culinary School of Laksamana College in Bandar Seri Begawan. The highlight of the Polish culinary tradition festival was the "Polish Culinary Evening" organized at the Rizquin International Hotel, which was attended by 150 people. During the evening, Chef Budynek and Chef Olechno presented and explained to the gathered guests the methods and recipes of Polish dishes created on the stage. In addition, the Bruneians had the opportunity to try excellent Polish breakfasts and desserts prepared by Polish masters.

     

    An important element of the celebrations was the exhibition titled "Tatars: Muslims in the Republic of Poland", which was opened by the Guest of Honour of the event, Deputy of the Standing Secretary for Key Branches of Economy and Tourism Yang Mulia Awang Wardi Bin Hj Mohammad Ali. In the inaugural address by Ambassador Dębnicki, he emphasized the significance of the Tatars in the culture and history of Poland. The exhibition met with very good reception, which was widely reported by the local press.

     

    During the visit, the students of Laksamana College of Business had the opportunity to attend a special lecture given by the ambassador entitled: "Foreign Policy of Poland in the Light of Poland's Historical Experience".

     

    During the visit to Brunei Darussalam Ambassador Krzysztof Dębnicki also met with the British High Commissioner, Richard Lindsay, and the Apostolic Vicar of Brunei Darussalam, Bishop of Cornelius Sim.

     

    A visit to Brunei Darussalam was also a good opportunity to submit copies of credentials to the Head of the MFA Diplomatic Protocol Brunei Darussalam, Dato 'Paduka Haji Mohd, Nor Haji Jeludin in connection with the planned ceremony of presenting the credential letters to the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam, Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien.

     

    Below, links to articles  that appeared in the Brunei press in connection with the Polish Cultural Days in Brunei Darussalam.

     

    Tatar exhibition:

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcjPKiFkIpc

     

    https://thescoop.co/2019/04/16/600-years-in-the-making-exhibition-highlights-polish-tatar-muslim-community/

     

    https://www.thebruneian.news/exhibition-highlights-tatar-muslims-in-poland/

     

    https://borneobulletin.com.bn/exhibit-showcases-tatar-muslims-unique-culture/

     

    Festival of Polish Culinary Traditions:

     

    https://www.thebruneian.news/rizqun-coffee-house-to-feature-polish-cuisines/

     

    https://borneobulletin.com.bn/polish-cuisine-tickle-local-tastebuds/

     

    http://annx.asianews.network/content/exotic-polish-cuisine-tantalise-bruneian-tastebuds-95076

     

    https://mediapermata.com.bn/tawar-hidangan-cita-rasa-poland/

     

    https://borneobulletin.com.bn/chefs-teach-abcs-of-polish-dishes/

     

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