The streets of downtown Bandar Seri Begawan echo to the roar of engines as the annual Perlumbaan Go-Kart race is held in front of crowds of excited spectators.
On the 17th of November 2013, 43rd anniversary of the city's name change, the streets in downtown Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of the tiny country of Brunei Darussalam, were closed off to allow the Perlumbaan Go-Kart race to take place. This exciting event is held each year, right next to the Bandar Waterfront, and brings spectators from all across the country and from abroad to watch the 125cc Go-Karts speed around the racing circuit created 'Monaco-style' on the streets of this bustling Asian city. This year, a total of 60 drivers were taking part, including nine participants from overseas. The racing is divided into three categories: Novice, Elite, and Veteran. During the day, a variety of 'warm up' and Racing Screening heats were held for all three categories, with the finals taking place in the late afternoon. Security for the event was provided by the Royal Brunei Police Force, with members of the Fire and Rescue and paramedic services also present. A large number of volunteer race marshals ensured that the races went smoothly, and that the large crowds of onlookers were able to enjoy the spectacle in full safety.