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On the eve of our beloved country’s 30th National Day, I penned this in a rather melancholy state of mind but it sums up my hopes and aspirations for my beloved country moving forward… I love my country. Passionately. It used to be a land of tolerance and friendship. Of harmony between the different races. [...]

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On the eve of our beloved country’s 30th National Day, I penned this in a rather melancholy state of mind but it sums up my hopes and aspirations for my beloved country moving forward…

I love my country.
Passionately.
It used to be a land of tolerance and friendship.
Of harmony between the different races.
Of understanding and give and take.
But I hardly recognize what it’s becoming.
And I’m not sure I like where it’s heading…
Towards a land of segregation.
A land where the few oppress the many.
A land of intolerance and imposition.
No, I’m not sure I like where it’s heading at all…

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On the eve of our beloved country’s 30th National Day, I penned this in a rather melancholy state of mind but it sums up my hopes and aspirations for my beloved country moving forward…

I love my country.
Passionately.
It used to be a land of tolerance and friendship.
Of harmony between the different races.
Of understanding and give and take.
But I hardly recognize what it’s becoming.
And I’m not sure I like where it’s heading…
Towards a land of segregation.
A land where the few oppress the many.
A land of intolerance and imposition.
No, I’m not sure I like where it’s heading at all…

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Royal Brunei Airline’s eight-year wait for its new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners ended with unbridled glamour and celebration in a grand ceremony last night which saw key stakeholders launching Royal Brunei’s first of five planned aircraft in a hangar just off the Brunei International Airport. YB Minister of Communications jointly launched the aircraft with [...]

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Royal Brunei Airline’s eight-year wait for its new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners ended with unbridled glamour and celebration in a grand ceremony last night which saw key stakeholders launching Royal Brunei’s first of five planned aircraft in a hangar just off the Brunei International Airport.

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YB Minister of Communications jointly launched the aircraft with RB Deputy Chairman Dermot Mannion before naming the aircraft in a “Bunga Rampai” ceremony.

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Brunei’s national carrier made history by being the first airline in Southeast Asia to operate the Dreamliner, touted as an aircraft providing an unrivalled passenger experience while breaking technological ground with environmental-friendly features and efficient operations.

Dubbed by RB the Betterfly, Boeing‘s long-haul aircraft is said to produce 20 per cent less emissions with lower fuel consumption, allowing it to fly farther while reducing its carbon footprint. Perhaps more importantly for a small commercial airline like RB, the Dreamliner is built to please the traveller.

YB Pehin Dato Haji Abdullah toured the Dreamliner’s interior, accompanied by Mannion and Boeing Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific and India Dr Dinesh A Keskar, testing out the purported comfort of seats and facilities in business and economy class.

The visibly delighted minister told The Brunei Times that the plane was “refreshingly different”.

“The safety requirement is up to the Civil Aviation to ensure through various standards. But for the passenger, they are more interested in the comfort level and certainly it is magnificent,” the minister said.

Having already secured a long-term B787 engineering partnership with Air France/KLM to support itsDreamliner operations worldwide, the tone for RB’s ambitions is decidedly set. And with maiden flights scheduled to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur later this week, as well as the launch on December 1 of same time daily Dreamliner services to London Heathrow via Dubai, RB can finally dare to dream.

The Brunei Times

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Royal Brunei Airline’s eight-year wait for its new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners ended with unbridled glamour and celebration in a grand ceremony last night which saw key stakeholders launching Royal Brunei’s first of five planned aircraft in a hangar just off the Brunei International Airport.

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YB Minister of Communications jointly launched the aircraft with RB Deputy Chairman Dermot Mannion before naming the aircraft in a “Bunga Rampai” ceremony.

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Brunei’s national carrier made history by being the first airline in Southeast Asia to operate the Dreamliner, touted as an aircraft providing an unrivalled passenger experience while breaking technological ground with environmental-friendly features and efficient operations.

Dubbed by RB the Betterfly, Boeing‘s long-haul aircraft is said to produce 20 per cent less emissions with lower fuel consumption, allowing it to fly farther while reducing its carbon footprint. Perhaps more importantly for a small commercial airline like RB, the Dreamliner is built to please the traveller.

YB Pehin Dato Haji Abdullah toured the Dreamliner’s interior, accompanied by Mannion and Boeing Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific and India Dr Dinesh A Keskar, testing out the purported comfort of seats and facilities in business and economy class.

The visibly delighted minister told The Brunei Times that the plane was “refreshingly different”.

“The safety requirement is up to the Civil Aviation to ensure through various standards. But for the passenger, they are more interested in the comfort level and certainly it is magnificent,” the minister said.

Having already secured a long-term B787 engineering partnership with Air France/KLM to support itsDreamliner operations worldwide, the tone for RB’s ambitions is decidedly set. And with maiden flights scheduled to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur later this week, as well as the launch on December 1 of same time daily Dreamliner services to London Heathrow via Dubai, RB can finally dare to dream.

The Brunei Times

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Despite the sudden downpour, the capital was abuzz with excitement yesterday as thousands of people gathered to celebrate His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam‘s 67th birthday in the Brunei-Muara District. The crowds stood unabated in a line, stretching from Taman Sir Muda Hj Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien (SOAS) to Lapau, when brief [...]

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Despite the sudden downpour, the capital was abuzz with excitement yesterday as thousands of people gathered to celebrate His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam‘s 67th birthday in the Brunei-Muara District.

The crowds stood unabated in a line, stretching from Taman Sir Muda Hj Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien (SOAS) to Lapau, when brief rainfall and gusty winds occurred following a colourful stage performance of music and dance.

His Majesty, joined by other members of the royal family, were unfazed by the weather as they mingled with the public during an ensuing meet-and-greet session at the event. For several hours, the monarch shook the hand of every man, woman, elder and child.

His Majesty arrived in the morning to a cheerful assembly of school children waving the national flag and the glittering bunga manggar.

The monarch was accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Haji ‘Abdul ‘Azim, His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah.

Three loud cheers of “Daulat Kebawah Duli Tuan Patik” (Long Live His Majesty) after the national anthem marked the start of the auspicious occasion.

Brunei-Muara District Officer Hj Jamain Momin, then delivered a welcoming speech, expressing gratitude for the presence of His Majesty and members of the royal family at the annual event.

As overcast began to loom, the celebration continued with the Borneo Cup Tug-of-War final and Brunei-Muara district’s special performance.

His Majesty presented trophies and prizes to the Borneo Cup Tug-of-War teams with Brunei coming in first place, followed by runner-ups Labuan, Sabah and Sarawak. Before retiring for a santap (banquet), the Monarch and Royal Family met the public.

Various gifts of all shapes and sizes were presented to His Majesty during the meet-and-greet session, including a number of grand cakes and framed pictures.

His Majesty’s 67th birthday celebration this year was postponed from July to observe the month of Ramadhan.

The Brunei Times

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Despite the sudden downpour, the capital was abuzz with excitement yesterday as thousands of people gathered to celebrate His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam‘s 67th birthday in the Brunei-Muara District.

The crowds stood unabated in a line, stretching from Taman Sir Muda Hj Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien (SOAS) to Lapau, when brief rainfall and gusty winds occurred following a colourful stage performance of music and dance.

His Majesty, joined by other members of the royal family, were unfazed by the weather as they mingled with the public during an ensuing meet-and-greet session at the event. For several hours, the monarch shook the hand of every man, woman, elder and child.

His Majesty arrived in the morning to a cheerful assembly of school children waving the national flag and the glittering bunga manggar.

The monarch was accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Haji ‘Abdul ‘Azim, His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah.

Three loud cheers of “Daulat Kebawah Duli Tuan Patik” (Long Live His Majesty) after the national anthem marked the start of the auspicious occasion.

Brunei-Muara District Officer Hj Jamain Momin, then delivered a welcoming speech, expressing gratitude for the presence of His Majesty and members of the royal family at the annual event.

As overcast began to loom, the celebration continued with the Borneo Cup Tug-of-War final and Brunei-Muara district’s special performance.

His Majesty presented trophies and prizes to the Borneo Cup Tug-of-War teams with Brunei coming in first place, followed by runner-ups Labuan, Sabah and Sarawak. Before retiring for a santap (banquet), the Monarch and Royal Family met the public.

Various gifts of all shapes and sizes were presented to His Majesty during the meet-and-greet session, including a number of grand cakes and framed pictures.

His Majesty’s 67th birthday celebration this year was postponed from July to observe the month of Ramadhan.

The Brunei Times

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Sambutan Ulang Tahun Hari Keputeraan Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan dan Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam sememangnya dinanti-nantikan oleh rakyat dan penduduk di negara ini termasuk para peniaga. Ini memandangkan setiap kali tibanya musim perayaan bagi sambutan tersebut akan diadakan gerai-gerai perayaan bagi mereka yang berminat dalam bidang perniagaan sama ada [...]

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Sambutan Ulang Tahun Hari Keputeraan Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan dan Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam sememangnya dinanti-nantikan oleh rakyat dan penduduk di negara ini termasuk para peniaga.

Ini memandangkan setiap kali tibanya musim perayaan bagi sambutan tersebut akan diadakan gerai-gerai perayaan bagi mereka yang berminat dalam bidang perniagaan sama ada yang sudah lama berkecimpung mahupun yang baru berjinak-jinak dengannya untuk menambahkan rezeki dan pendapatan masing-masing, di samping sedikit sebanyak dapat membantu menjana perkembangan ekonomi negara.

Para peniaga membuka gerai mereka seawal 5.00 petang hingga selewat 12.00 tengah malam dengan menjual pelbagai jenis makanan dan minuman, buah-buahan, permainan kanak-kanak, aksesori termasuk minyak wangi dan sebagainya.

Untuk menjaga kebersihan alam persekitaran para peniaga yang menyertai gerai-gerai perayaan disaran agar bersama-sama menjaga kebersihan di kawasan berkenaan.

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Sambutan Ulang Tahun Hari Keputeraan Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan dan Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam sememangnya dinanti-nantikan oleh rakyat dan penduduk di negara ini termasuk para peniaga.

Ini memandangkan setiap kali tibanya musim perayaan bagi sambutan tersebut akan diadakan gerai-gerai perayaan bagi mereka yang berminat dalam bidang perniagaan sama ada yang sudah lama berkecimpung mahupun yang baru berjinak-jinak dengannya untuk menambahkan rezeki dan pendapatan masing-masing, di samping sedikit sebanyak dapat membantu menjana perkembangan ekonomi negara.

Para peniaga membuka gerai mereka seawal 5.00 petang hingga selewat 12.00 tengah malam dengan menjual pelbagai jenis makanan dan minuman, buah-buahan, permainan kanak-kanak, aksesori termasuk minyak wangi dan sebagainya.

Untuk menjaga kebersihan alam persekitaran para peniaga yang menyertai gerai-gerai perayaan disaran agar bersama-sama menjaga kebersihan di kawasan berkenaan.

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The 67th birthday celebrations of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam began with a grand parade at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien in the heart of the capital yesterday. Hundreds of students from various schools were seen early morning enthusiastically waving mini national flags lined up to welcome His [...]

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The 67th birthday celebrations of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam began with a grand parade at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien in the heart of the capital yesterday.

Hundreds of students from various schools were seen early morning enthusiastically waving mini national flags lined up to welcome His Majesty and other members of the royal family, further enlivening the event with a great display of patriotism and love for the monarch.

In attendance to celebrate the joyous event at the Taman were His Royal Highness Prince Haji AI-Muhtadee Billah the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah.

Upon arrival, His Majesty was greeted with the Royal Salute followed by Brunei’s National Anthem and the firing of canons to mark the beginning of His Majesty’s 67th birthday celebrations at the Taman.

His Majesty later consented to inspect the Royal Guard of Honour that was mounted by personnel of the Royal Brunei Land Force, Royal Brunei Navy, Royal Brunei Air Force, Royal Brunei Police Force, including members of uniformed government departments and associations.

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The march past that followed after the inspection of the Royal Guard of Honour showed great patriotism as His Majesty, other royal family members, invited guests and the public that crowded outside the gates of the Taman watched in awe. The Royal Brunei Armed Forces and Royal Brunei Police Force personnel marched in simultaneous movement.

Concluding the morning’s events at the Taman was a colourful fly-past, a very fitting grand finale that included a number of aircraft from the Royal Brunei Air Force such as the Black Hawk, PC-17, Bell Helicopters, headed by the CN-235, leaving trails of colourful smoke in the air behind them.

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The 67th birthday celebrations of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam began with a grand parade at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien in the heart of the capital yesterday.

Hundreds of students from various schools were seen early morning enthusiastically waving mini national flags lined up to welcome His Majesty and other members of the royal family, further enlivening the event with a great display of patriotism and love for the monarch.

In attendance to celebrate the joyous event at the Taman were His Royal Highness Prince Haji AI-Muhtadee Billah the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah.

Upon arrival, His Majesty was greeted with the Royal Salute followed by Brunei’s National Anthem and the firing of canons to mark the beginning of His Majesty’s 67th birthday celebrations at the Taman.

His Majesty later consented to inspect the Royal Guard of Honour that was mounted by personnel of the Royal Brunei Land Force, Royal Brunei Navy, Royal Brunei Air Force, Royal Brunei Police Force, including members of uniformed government departments and associations.

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The march past that followed after the inspection of the Royal Guard of Honour showed great patriotism as His Majesty, other royal family members, invited guests and the public that crowded outside the gates of the Taman watched in awe. The Royal Brunei Armed Forces and Royal Brunei Police Force personnel marched in simultaneous movement.

Concluding the morning’s events at the Taman was a colourful fly-past, a very fitting grand finale that included a number of aircraft from the Royal Brunei Air Force such as the Black Hawk, PC-17, Bell Helicopters, headed by the CN-235, leaving trails of colourful smoke in the air behind them.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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There’s something about human nature that we all can’t run away from. We are all social animals. Even the most introverted loners among us will crave company at some point in time. The last few weeks, I had been going on solo rides not because I was being anti-social (although I love the solitude of [...]

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There’s something about human nature that we all can’t run away from. We are all social animals. Even the most introverted loners among us will crave company at some point in time. The last few weeks, I had been going on solo rides not because I was being anti-social (although I love the solitude of riding alone with Armin trancing away on the bluetooth headset) but more to get myself acquainted with Abigail (eseh benama sudah Silverwing ku heheh).

Last weekend however, I was invited for a Sunday morning ride with the bandits, a motley crew of weekend riders like myself, minus some jetlagged members and one who was trying his luck at winning an Audi (however far fetched a fantasy that was) in a golf tournament.

We met up at Ricebowl at Victory HQ in Batu Bersurat for some breakfast after which we were all Tutong-bound via the old road. Some went faster and some went slower but generally the group stayed together and re-assembled at Pantai Seri Kenangan. It was a shame that the restaurant facing the main road had shut down. I had many fond memories of hanging out there till the wee hours of the morning just talking crap with buddies during my honorary Tutongian phase 🙂

After chilling out for a bit, it was time to head back to BSB. Time certainly flew with the clock showing half eleven. We were supposed to visit the RB Travel Fair at Bridex but cancelled due to time constraints. A morning feels like too brief a time especially for a ride among friends.

Am already eyeing that Sandakan trip proposed by one of the members… Now THAT would be a ride!

Sunday ride with the Bandits

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Sunday ride with the Bandits

Roadside break at PSK

Sunday ride with the Bandits

Biker chicks

Sunday ride with the Bandits

Honda CB-400. I rode a CB-750 Nighthawk once.

Sunday ride with the Bandits

Yamaha FZ6. A bad-ass biker chick rides this one.

Sunday ride with the Bandits

The Guvnor’s Ducati Diavel is Mischief on Two Wheels indeed!

Sunday ride with the Bandits

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Sunday ride with the Bandits

There’s something about human nature that we all can’t run away from. We are all social animals. Even the most introverted loners among us will crave company at some point in time. The last few weeks, I had been going on solo rides not because I was being anti-social (although I love the solitude of riding alone with Armin trancing away on the bluetooth headset) but more to get myself acquainted with Abigail (eseh benama sudah Silverwing ku heheh).

Last weekend however, I was invited for a Sunday morning ride with the bandits, a motley crew of weekend riders like myself, minus some jetlagged members and one who was trying his luck at winning an Audi (however far fetched a fantasy that was) in a golf tournament.

We met up at Ricebowl at Victory HQ in Batu Bersurat for some breakfast after which we were all Tutong-bound via the old road. Some went faster and some went slower but generally the group stayed together and re-assembled at Pantai Seri Kenangan. It was a shame that the restaurant facing the main road had shut down. I had many fond memories of hanging out there till the wee hours of the morning just talking crap with buddies during my honorary Tutongian phase 🙂

After chilling out for a bit, it was time to head back to BSB. Time certainly flew with the clock showing half eleven. We were supposed to visit the RB Travel Fair at Bridex but cancelled due to time constraints. A morning feels like too brief a time especially for a ride among friends.

Am already eyeing that Sandakan trip proposed by one of the members… Now THAT would be a ride!

Sunday ride with the Bandits

Somebody just eat apple wor…

Sunday ride with the Bandits

Roadside break at PSK

Sunday ride with the Bandits

Biker chicks

Sunday ride with the Bandits

Honda CB-400. I rode a CB-750 Nighthawk once.

Sunday ride with the Bandits

Yamaha FZ6. A bad-ass biker chick rides this one.

Sunday ride with the Bandits

The Guvnor’s Ducati Diavel is Mischief on Two Wheels indeed!

Sunday ride with the Bandits

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The Business School officially launched the SP Carnival 2013 yesterday morning, a two-day event featuring a number of stalls and activities held on the school’s premises as part of the school’s Business Project. Approximately 90 booths are set up for the carnival; among the features and activities present are food stalls, a reptile house, a [...]

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The Business School officially launched the SP Carnival 2013 yesterday morning, a two-day event featuring a number of stalls and activities held on the school’s premises as part of the school’s Business Project.

Approximately 90 booths are set up for the carnival; among the features and activities present are food stalls, a reptile house, a treasure hunt, “ION’s Got Talent” contest, mini games and many more.

The carnival officially began yesterday with the recitation of a doa selamat, followed by an opening speech from the Acting Principal of the Business School, Hj Abd Ishak Hj Idris. In his speech, Hj Abd Ishak said, “It is hoped that the Business Project will open the minds of students to dive into the business world and see it as a field that should be explored.”

Present at the event as the guest of honour and also to launch the carnival was the Director of the Technical Education Department, Hj Mohd Sharifuddin Hj Mohd Salleh.

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The SP Carnival 2013 is organised by Year Two students of the BDTVEC National Diploma in Business and Finance and BDTVEC National Diploma in Secretarial Studies, under the guidance and supervision of the tutors from the school.

A total of 14 groups from Year Two (final year) students, 41 groups from Year One Diploma students, and 10 groups from both Skill Certificate 2 and 3 programmes are participating in the carnival. The organising committee also invited six local entrepreneurs from the Kampung Rimba Consultative Council to be a part of the carnival.

The main objective of the project is to give the students exposure and real experience in the business world, exposing them to multiple aspects of running a business marketing, finance, operations and management. It also aims to develop the students’ knowledge and ability on managing a real business on a small scale.

“We had a good experience organising this event. We’ve had our ups and downs but it is worth it,” said President of the SP Carnival 2013, Pg Md Hassanal Pg Md Jaffri.

“I hope that everyone gains the proper knowledge and experience through the project.”

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The Business Project is an essential part of the final year of the National Diploma programme of the Business School. The project has three main activities: Business Launching, Conducting Real Business and Social Responsibility activity.

Two per cent of each booth’s sales will be donated to the Children Cancer Unit in RIPAS Hospital and wakaf to mosques in the Brunei-Muara District.

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The Business School officially launched the SP Carnival 2013 yesterday morning, a two-day event featuring a number of stalls and activities held on the school’s premises as part of the school’s Business Project.

Approximately 90 booths are set up for the carnival; among the features and activities present are food stalls, a reptile house, a treasure hunt, “ION’s Got Talent” contest, mini games and many more.

The carnival officially began yesterday with the recitation of a doa selamat, followed by an opening speech from the Acting Principal of the Business School, Hj Abd Ishak Hj Idris. In his speech, Hj Abd Ishak said, “It is hoped that the Business Project will open the minds of students to dive into the business world and see it as a field that should be explored.”

Present at the event as the guest of honour and also to launch the carnival was the Director of the Technical Education Department, Hj Mohd Sharifuddin Hj Mohd Salleh.

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The SP Carnival 2013 is organised by Year Two students of the BDTVEC National Diploma in Business and Finance and BDTVEC National Diploma in Secretarial Studies, under the guidance and supervision of the tutors from the school.

A total of 14 groups from Year Two (final year) students, 41 groups from Year One Diploma students, and 10 groups from both Skill Certificate 2 and 3 programmes are participating in the carnival. The organising committee also invited six local entrepreneurs from the Kampung Rimba Consultative Council to be a part of the carnival.

The main objective of the project is to give the students exposure and real experience in the business world, exposing them to multiple aspects of running a business marketing, finance, operations and management. It also aims to develop the students’ knowledge and ability on managing a real business on a small scale.

“We had a good experience organising this event. We’ve had our ups and downs but it is worth it,” said President of the SP Carnival 2013, Pg Md Hassanal Pg Md Jaffri.

“I hope that everyone gains the proper knowledge and experience through the project.”

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The Business Project is an essential part of the final year of the National Diploma programme of the Business School. The project has three main activities: Business Launching, Conducting Real Business and Social Responsibility activity.

Two per cent of each booth’s sales will be donated to the Children Cancer Unit in RIPAS Hospital and wakaf to mosques in the Brunei-Muara District.

The Brunei Times

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Hundreds of students comprising volunteers and visitors as well as various organisations took part in an all-day fun-filled family carnival yesterday at Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College (MSPSBS). Joining the excitement was Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Hariisah Widadul Bolqiah binti Pengiran Maharaja Setia Laila Diraja Sahibul Irshad Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Rahim, granddaughter [...]

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Hundreds of students comprising volunteers and visitors as well as various organisations took part in an all-day fun-filled family carnival yesterday at Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College (MSPSBS).

Joining the excitement was Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Hariisah Widadul Bolqiah binti Pengiran Maharaja Setia Laila Diraja Sahibul Irshad Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Rahim, granddaughter of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, who entertained the crowd with a lively performance with her group of friends in a talent show at the college’s Canteen Area.

The day-long activities featured fun games and activities such as ATV rides, caricature art, sport events as well as a spinning marathon competition coordinated by Fitness Zone at the auditorium.

Students expressed their excitement to the Bulletin saying it was a great occasion to socialise with friends and to be involved in the events, which contributed to social integration through the sharing of ideas and discussions. Some of the events also demonstrated the talents of students in a wide range of spectrum.

Other areas of entertainment lined up yesterday included horse riding, a reptile house, MS Rock Out Quiz and MS Talented Stars.

–Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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Hundreds of students comprising volunteers and visitors as well as various organisations took part in an all-day fun-filled family carnival yesterday at Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College (MSPSBS).

Joining the excitement was Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Hariisah Widadul Bolqiah binti Pengiran Maharaja Setia Laila Diraja Sahibul Irshad Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Rahim, granddaughter of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, who entertained the crowd with a lively performance with her group of friends in a talent show at the college’s Canteen Area.

The day-long activities featured fun games and activities such as ATV rides, caricature art, sport events as well as a spinning marathon competition coordinated by Fitness Zone at the auditorium.

Students expressed their excitement to the Bulletin saying it was a great occasion to socialise with friends and to be involved in the events, which contributed to social integration through the sharing of ideas and discussions. Some of the events also demonstrated the talents of students in a wide range of spectrum.

Other areas of entertainment lined up yesterday included horse riding, a reptile house, MS Rock Out Quiz and MS Talented Stars.

–Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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Over the weekend, Pusat Ehsan held its 7th Charity Bazaar at the Jubilee Park for the first time in a three-day event starting August 31. It is one of the many events organised by Pusat Ehsan for 2012 following its successful fund-raising half marathon event, ‘The Run’ recently. The bazaar is an annual event and [...]

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Over the weekend, Pusat Ehsan held its 7th Charity Bazaar at the Jubilee Park for the first time in a three-day event starting August 31.

It is one of the many events organised by Pusat Ehsan for 2012 following its successful fund-raising half marathon event, ‘The Run’ recently.

The bazaar is an annual event and is a fundraising activity where coupons can be purchased for $5 each and can be used to purchase goods for the charity bazaar as well as take part in activities and a chance to enter the lucky draw. People can also purchase the coupons from four other outlets which are the KFC branch in Gadong Central, Pastamania branch in Times Square as well as Fitness Zone in Kiulap and Serusop.

For the first time since its establishment, the event was held outside the Pusat Ehsan compound so as to make the event more accessible to members of the public.

According to Aaron Goh, one of the committee members for the charity bazaar, another reason why the event was located away from the Bengkurong centre was to “bring the special needs awareness to a greater height”.

He added that the event is also in line with the ‘National Family Day’ theme that was initiated by His Royal Highness Prince Haji ‘Abdul ‘Azim.

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The British High Commission participated in the Pusat Ehsan’s 7th Charity Bazaar with its London 2012 Paralympics themed booth.

With the Paralympic Games running from Wednesday, August 29 until Sunday, September 9, the British High Commission saw this as a perfect opportunity to get Bruneians excited about the Paralympics, especially with Brunei’s first para-athlete, Shari Hj Juma’at, to debut at the Games where he is a medal contender in the javelin event.

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Over the weekend, Pusat Ehsan held its 7th Charity Bazaar at the Jubilee Park for the first time in a three-day event starting August 31.

It is one of the many events organised by Pusat Ehsan for 2012 following its successful fund-raising half marathon event, ‘The Run’ recently.

The bazaar is an annual event and is a fundraising activity where coupons can be purchased for $5 each and can be used to purchase goods for the charity bazaar as well as take part in activities and a chance to enter the lucky draw. People can also purchase the coupons from four other outlets which are the KFC branch in Gadong Central, Pastamania branch in Times Square as well as Fitness Zone in Kiulap and Serusop.

For the first time since its establishment, the event was held outside the Pusat Ehsan compound so as to make the event more accessible to members of the public.

According to Aaron Goh, one of the committee members for the charity bazaar, another reason why the event was located away from the Bengkurong centre was to “bring the special needs awareness to a greater height”.

He added that the event is also in line with the ‘National Family Day’ theme that was initiated by His Royal Highness Prince Haji ‘Abdul ‘Azim.

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The British High Commission participated in the Pusat Ehsan’s 7th Charity Bazaar with its London 2012 Paralympics themed booth.

With the Paralympic Games running from Wednesday, August 29 until Sunday, September 9, the British High Commission saw this as a perfect opportunity to get Bruneians excited about the Paralympics, especially with Brunei’s first para-athlete, Shari Hj Juma’at, to debut at the Games where he is a medal contender in the javelin event.

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