ATF 2020 to welcome more than 1,000 delegates

Over 1000 travel and tourism industry players from ASEAN and beyond will be convening in Brunei next week as the country hosts the 39th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) and Travel Exchange (TRAVEX), the world’s largest ASEAN destination, product and services showcase. The annual tourism event will be held from January 12 – 16 at BRIDEX…

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$5 million worth projects to boost Temburong tourism

The Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) via its Tourism Development Department (TDD) has invested more than $5 million into several tourism projects which are expected to create over 40 jobs for the locals within the next five years. These projects including building the district’s first ‘luxury’ eco-resort on a 2 hectare land in…

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AD Comics: inspiring comic book artists and writers

Social media platforms across the sultanate were buzzing with excitement recently as an image of Brunei’s first comic book superhero Tebuanman was the talk of the town. Boasting an impressive showing, with 70 percent of the comic books’ first batch being sold in the four days since its launch, publisher AD Comics is already looking…

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Brunei establishes council to curb unemployment

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to establish the Manpower Planning and Employment Council (MPEC), which will be under the Prime Minister’s Office. The monarch announced this in his new year’s titah, adding that the council is meant to provide a more efficient, transparent…

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Terengganu: East Coast jewel of Malaysia

Malaysia is no doubt one of the top holiday destinations among tourists from around the region with Singapore contributing to the highest number of arrivals into the country and Brunei sitting in fifth place. For most people, Kuala Lumpur is a must-stop place for shopping, sight-seeing and food hunting especially for those who are on…

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Progresif names new CEO, January restructure

Progresif Cellular has appointed its new Chief Executive Officer Hjh Nurul Haniah Hj Md Jaafar and announced a restructuring exercise that will see the transfer of assets and all customers from Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd to Progresif Sdn Bhd in January. Hjh Nurul Haniah expressed resolute confidence in her vision of what’s new and what’s…

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Brunei inks protocol agreement with China to export muskmelons

Brunei-grown muskmelons may be entering the Chinese market soon as Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) recently signed a protocol agreement with the General Administration of Customs of China in Beijing. The agreement was dubbed the “Protocol Between The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China and The Ministry of Primary…

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Heritage city Melaka: a melting pot of cultures

Malaysia is definitely one of the must-visit countries among Bruneians and most people travel for leisure and of course, shopping. In 2018 alone, Tourism Malaysia recorded 1.38 million tourist arrivals from Brunei, making it the top five countries to visit Malaysia. Meanwhile, from January to September this year, 929, 789 tourist arrivals were recorded. The…

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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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