Pristine Bintulu: home of lavish nature and culture

The state of Sarawak shares many similar qualities with our Abode of Peace; from the pleasantly good natured locals to the wild untouched depths of the jungle. It’s a scene that we Borneans are all too familiar with.  Just like any other locale, there are hidden quirks hiding within every nook and cranny and just…

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UBD, IBTE receive Japan foreign minister award

Two local education institutions were awarded the 2019 Foreign Minister’s Commendation recently for their outstanding achievements in international fields. The awards from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Japan were presented by the Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Eiji Yamamoto to the Language Centre of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and the Institute of Brunei Technical…

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UNN upgrades Brunei’s telco assets

Unified National Networks (UNN), the newly-formed government-linked company under Darussalam Assets that oversees Brunei’s telecommunication network infrastructure, is currently upgrading the existing infrastructures to improve the service quality and speed of mobile networks in the country. In a statement issued by the company, a full modernisation of the infrastructure is in the plan but immediate…

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Seamless and affordable healthcare in Malaysia

Healthcare doesn’t have to be tedious, expensive or even a burden – it should be a seamless experience through and through.  With so many medical institutions available around the world, it might be difficult to find a trusted, certified and affordable source.  Fortunately, such services are available in our neighbouring country, Malaysia through 73 institutions…

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ASEANMEET 2019 gathers regional travel agents

MELAKA Tourism Malaysia recently launched its inaugural buyers and sellers B2B session dubbed “ASEANMEET 2019” in Melaka, gathering over 50 travel agents from regional countries. The event which was hosted in conjunction with Visit Malaysia 2020 aimed to promote Malaysia as a tourist destination next year by updating various tourism products and services to the delegates….

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TDD calling for investors to develop tourism projects

The Tourism Development Department (TDD) wants local investors to play more parts in the sultanate’s eco-tourism projects, particularly those that are set in Temburong and Belait as it may provide a hundred jobs to their respective communities. The new projects which include building luxury chalets and a River Cruise Centre in Kg Batang Duri, Temburong…

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MEMI is now Ministry of Energy

The Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry (MEMI) has been restructured and renamed into Ministry of Energy to allow the ministry to focus on energy matters, Brunei’s state broadcast Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB) announced last night. The broadcast added that the industry portfolio previously held by the ministry is now transferred to the Ministry of…

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Branding: gateway to effective marketing

Businesses should consider branding exercise seriously if they want to properly push their products to the wider segments of the market. More than visual identities, branding could actually help companies associate themselves with good qualities that give clients the confidence to keep using their products and services. Branding, however, is not as simple as it…

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DST hosts Developers Fest with Google Developers Group

DST and Google Developers Group (GDG) recently organised the annual Developers Fest (DevFest 2019), gathering developers nationwide to help realize the sultanate’s digital transformation by enhancing human capital and their skills. Inspired by community-run Developers’ Festivals from around the globe, the DevFest 2019 is uniquely tailored to the needs of Brunei’s developer community, which focuses…

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Brunei sends 31 delegates to APICTA 2019

Brunei sent 31 delegates to Vietnam yesterday to participate in the 19th Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2019, a prestigious international ICT competition scheduled to start today until November 23. The entourage includes two APICTA Exco members, five local judges, two economy coordinators as well as 23 nominees led by Chairman of InfoCom Federation…

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