NBT Managing Director Ninan Chacko said that the display is a way for NBT to show gratitude to the Bruneian people for their loyalty and support, helping to make NBT the country’s number one automotive distributor for 31 consecutive years.
Chacko said the display was also set up to wish the Chinese community a very happy and prosperous Chinese new year 2013. “We are very pleased to join the Chinese community to usher in the very auspicious “Year of the Snake 2013″ by livening up and enhancing the festive atmosphere during the upcoming CNY celebrations.”
The theme for the year is “Good Fortune, Health & Wealth With The Coming Of Spring”, which, as Chacko explained, is symbolised by the many auspicious festive sayings and wishes, as well as the large numbers of gold coins and ingots peppered across the sprawling display, signifying prosperity for all.
Over the years, NBT’s elaborate displays have become a fixture of the festive seasons a place where locals and tourists alike can soak in the joyous atmosphere and take pictures that will serve as sweet memories for many years to come.
NBT welcomes members of the public to come along to the official lighting up of the display tonight, reminding everyone to bring their cameraphones, tablets and cameras.
Due to safety concerns, visitors to the display are no longer allowed to climb to the upper platforms. However, the lower platform is still accessible for photography purposes.
Chacko emphasised, “As much as we would like to give visitors more picture-taking opportunities, concern for public safety has to prevail. We therefore seek everyone’s understanding and cooperation in this important matter.”
In line with NBT’s corporate green philosophy and to comply with their international ISO14001 Environment Management System Standards certification, the lights will be switched off at 11pm daily and at midnight on the eve of public holidays, to conserve energy usage.