Genting Dream, largest cruise ship ever to dock in Brunei

Waqiuddin Rajak BRUNEI MUARA Brunei yesterday welcomed the maiden call of the Genting Dream cruise ship that was in the country as part of its special five-night round trip journey from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) and Muara. The luxury vessel was docked at the Muara Port Cruise Ship Centre and departed on the same…

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Brisbane Week Menu at Alter Ego Fusion Cafe

Azrina Zin BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN Royal Skies recently launched the “Brisbane Week Menu” with Alter Ego Fusion Cafe, offering special three-course brunch and dinner to celebrate the recommencement of Royal Brunei Airlines’ flight to Brisbane. The Australian-themed meals which are available until July 19 contains the finest Australian produce, as well as Alter Ego’s interpretation…

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A bridging programme to help students join UTB

Waqiuddin Rajak BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN Those who fell short of points to qualify for a business degree programme at University Teknologi Brunei (UTB) can supplement their scores through a foundation course offered by Kolej International Graduate Studies (IGS). Both UTB and KIGS recently signed an agreement to officiate their collaboration in providing an undergraduate degree…

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Registration opens for WESG SEA 2019 national qualifiers

Waqiuddin Rajak BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN Gamers rejoice! The World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) has opened its door again this year, and has announced its qualifiers for the Southeast Asian region. Ten contestants will be selected through national qualifiers, which will be held by a select of authorities in each of the ASEAN member countries –…

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Drink Red Bull, get discounts on exclusive merchandises

Waqiuddin Rajak BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN Red Bull Brunei recently launched a promotional campaign that allows customers to purchase a six-can package for $5.40 instead of $6 – and have the opportunity to buy limited edition Red Bull merchandises at a 50 percent discount. The merchandises include Red Bull’s cycling Jersey, T-shirt, cap and towel –…

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Steering Brunei straight to a sustainable future

This article was first published on July 15, 2019 in our HM’s Birthday Edition 2019 Waqiuddin Rajak BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has continuously called on for more sustainable resources to be explored and developed, so the country could have more than just the oil and gas…

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HADtech College: education through entrepreneurial learning

This article was first published on July 15, 2019 in our HM’s Birthday Edition 2019 BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN It is often that we see university or college graduates land in jobs that do not match their interest and qualification.  Job mismatch is prevalent among our youth and community today. Some take up courses because they…

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Sustaining a living through songket weaving

This article was first published on July 15, 2019 in our HM’s Birthday Edition 2019 Azrina Zin BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN Hjh Arni Hj Maidin, the owner of Aiman Enterprise, was among the earliest graduates of Brunei Arts and Handicraft Training Centre who is keeping the long-established handcrafted treasure of songket weaving strong. The entrepreneur who…

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AITI supports nation’s self-sufficiency agenda through digital transformational efforts

Waqiuddin Rajak BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN Various government stakeholders have come up with encouraging initiatives to support His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s wishes to create a self-sufficient Brunei through sustainable resources. One of them would be the Authority for Info-Communications and Technology Industry (AITI). Besides its function as a telecommunications regulator,…

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