Brunei hotel industry records over $2 million drop in revenue

Brunei’s hotel industry is in a severe economic bind, reporting an 80 percent or $2.9 million drops in revenue last month compared to January of 2020, with a number of hotels under threat of permanent closure as the COVID-19 pandemic persists worldwide. This was revealed by the President of the Brunei Association of Hotels (BAH),…

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Brunei enters third week without new COVID-19 cases

No new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 infection were reported in the sultanate today with the national tally to remain at 141 cases, announced the minister of health. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar in a press conference said that the total number of cases that have recovered from the…

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Government introduces PremiseScan app

The government has introduced a new application called PremiseScan which allows business premises to scan personal BruHealth QR codes. Speaking during a press conference at the Ministry of Health on Thursday, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and the Second Minister of Finance and Economy, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew…

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Brunei records zero cases for 21 straight days

Brunei sees no new cases of the COVID-19 infection for 21 consecutive days with the national tally remaining at 141, revealed the minister of health today. One patient has recovered from the novel coronavirus infection which brings the number of recoveries to 138 cases, leaving only one active case receiving treatment at the National Isolation…

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Hj Saban’s Cendol Temburong: building on a family legacy

When people think of Ramadhan food, the first thing that would come to mind for most Bruneians would be the popular Cendol Temburong. Tucked away at Kg Batang Tuau, Temburong, the family business grew from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most iconic and best-loved rice flour-based local desserts; going strong for more than…

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Wanted in Hollywood: COVID-19 consultants to help keep sets safe

Along with hair stylists, camera operators and the hundreds of others who make magic happen for TV and film, Hollywood is counting on a new supporting member for future productions: COVID-19 consultants. The coronavirus pandemic has prompted producers, movie studios and workers’ unions to seek expert advice on how to safely reopen film and TV…

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Premier League clubs to vote on next stage of Project Restart

Premier League clubs will vote on Wednesday over whether to move to the second phase of Project Restart as they intensify efforts to return to full action. Clubs began training in small groups last week under strict limitations and no contact but Wednesday’s meeting opens the door to a gradual return towards contact training.  Phase…

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