Brunei Taipei Office celebrates Taiwan’s anniversary

The Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Brunei recently celebrated the 108th Anniversary of the Founding of the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the Empire Indera Samudra Grand Hall. Representative of the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Brunei Darussalam, Andrew H. C. Lee in his welcoming speech, said that Taiwan hopes to continuously facilitate…

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CryoX introduces muscle recovery service

Brunei’s first cryotherapy service provider, CryoX launched recently banking in on the sultanate’s reinvigorated sports and fitness scene in hopes of fostering a strong culture of rest and recovery among local athletes. CryoX is the first company in Brunei Darussalam to provide the service of a Cryotherapy chamber to the public, often used by athletes…

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AirAsia named Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline

AirAsia kept its winning streak as it continued to receive the top honours at the World Travel Awards Asia and Ocenia 2019, which is the seventh time in a row since 2012. The low-cost airline company emerged ahead of regional players such as Scoot, Jetstar, SpiceJet, Nok Air and Firefly in categories for Asia’s Leading…

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The Box remains vibrant

The nation’s largest container-based retail space The Box remained commercially vibrant, even after a month since opening its doors to the public. Visitors continued to flock the establishment to check out the diverse range of food and facilities offered, besides basking in the ambience. During the first week alone, food vendors received overwhelming responses from…

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Brunei to see first international flower festival this month

The tropics of Brunei are about to have a spring awakening as the country organizes the first Brunei International Flower Show (BIFS 2019) in conjunction with Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha’s birthday. Ready your flower crowns because from October 23 until 27, the BIFS will take place simultaneously at Rimba Garden…

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YSEALI workshop addresses gender issues

Promoting the advancement of women and narrowing the gender gap can play significant roles in maintaining sustainable economic growth of the country as well as the ASEAN region. During the opening ceremony of a workshop on advancing gender equality for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders’ Initiative (YSEALI), Legislative Council Member Yang Berhormat Nik Hafimi Abdul…

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Be a Technical Equipment Maintenance Division (TEMD) Professional

The Technical Equipment Maintenance Division (TEMD) has played a significant role in the provision of professional workforce for the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) since its establishment in 1986. The Division hires an entirely civilian workforce, comprising of professionals who are contracted for up to three years. TEMD caters to many units and centres across MINDEF…

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BIBD sets up new marketplace to empower underprivileged mothers

Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) has acquired a new marketplace at the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE) headquarters to be used by its Special Underprivileged Mothers Empowerment Entrepreneurship Development Programme (BIBDSEED) participants. Located at the building’s Atrium, the new retail space will feature members of BIBDSEED’s second cohort, where three businesses will rotate to…

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Brunei’s sports tourism to become an economic drive

Driven by the economic growth of the global sports industry, the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) recently launched the “Brunei Sports and Adventure” brochure and package, featuring recreational sports and adventure activities The Brunei Sports and Adventure package, which consists of 15 activities, is a collaboration between the Tourism Development Department and tourism…

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AMBD discusses fintech developments in a forum

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) recently held a forum to discuss on financial technology (fintech) developments at the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE) headquarters. AMBD’s Assistant Executive Director Mohd Khairul Zaki Haji Mohidin opened the forum by highlighting the outcome of Brunei’s Fintech Ecosystem Assessment project with KPMG Singapore to the industry. The project…

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