Turning Brunei into a healthy eco-tourism centre: Raw Food Asia

15 Oct
Group picture of Wu Chun with Dr Robert Lockhart and Mewsum Wong holding some of the local raw fruits. – PHOTOS: JAMES KON

Group picture of Wu Chun with Dr Robert Lockhart and Mewsum Wong holding some of the local raw fruits. – PHOTOS: JAMES KON

|     James Kon     |

WITH the pristine rainforest and its lush green environment, Brunei Darussalam can be the centre of raw food (fruits and vegetables) attracting thousands of eco-tourists and promoting healthy lifestyle in Asia.

The aspiration of making Brunei as an exemplary healthy and ecofriendly centre in Asia was revealed by Dr Robert Lockhart and Mewsum Wong of Raw Food Asia yesterday during an interview after the announcement of a number of collaborations to be done between Wu Chun’s Fitness Zone and Raw Food Asia.

Mewsum said together with Fitness Zone, Raw Food Asia is trying to turn Brunei Darussalam into a healthy eco-tourism centre. Fitness Zone has the ideal gyms and fitness centres and with Raw Food Asia bringing in its healthy and nutritional diets, this will add on to the natural eco-system of Brunei.

69-year-old Dr Robert Lockhart doing a hand stand while Wu Chun looks on

69-year-old Dr Robert Lockhart doing a hand stand while Wu Chun looks on

“We will be able to achieve the aspiration. Brunei can be the focal point around the world because Brunei has its pristine eco-system,” she said.

The collaboration between Fitness Zone and Raw Food Asia plans to introduce military workout in a bootcamp. The elitist programme will turn individuals into the best of the best. Wu Chun shared that Fitness Zone always hopes to inspire Bruneians in three ways – to be adventurous, to challenge yourself and to live a more healthy lifestyle.

The programme will be a good avenue for thrill and adventure seekers.

According to Mewsum, the founder of Raw Food Asia, “Participants can visit any remote jungle island around Brunei, take a boat and hit the jungle, eat raw fruits and carry out military style training and drills in the dense rainforest.”

Meanwhile Dr Robert, who have been living on raw food for 25 years, explained the benefits of raw food diet by saying raw food lifestyle is a healthy and performance enhancing lifestyle.

“It enhances the cardiovascular endurance and weight training performance to a new level,” he said.

By eating only fruits like papaya, banana, passionfruit and others, Dr Robert who is a vegan not only hasn’t consulted a doctor for any diseases in decades but also is in good shape.

The 69-year-old, Dr Robert demonstrated walking upside down using both hands to the amazement of Wu Chun and others.

He wants to share the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables that helps reduce the concern of non-communicable diseases.

“The best time to start living the life of your dream is to start now,” Dr Robert said.

Another field of collaboration is to start the 1st Healthy Kitchen in Brunei by transforming Palm Café to a super healthy restaurant. Palm Café is scheduled to introduce a healthy menu by January next year.

The upcoming menu includes basic and exotic raw food incorporating both local and imported fruits and vegetables as well as teas and drinks.

Wu Chun who also shares the same aspiration of promoting a healthy lifestyle through proper diet and exercise supports the healthy restaurant concept.

Source:  Borneo Bulletin

 

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