Sunday, 29 June 2008

Wajid From Temburong

Wajid From Temburong
holidays in brunei, Besides Udang Galah and Chendol Food in Brunei, one of Temburong District's most famous product is wajid, the Brunei food too.
This brown sticky rice is sold for $2 for 8 small pieces... See how expensive it is?
Wajid From Temburong
Wajid the Temburong Brunei traditional food
main ingredient of Wajid From Temburong
The main ingredient is the one on the right, marked B$37
source :
http://phoenix4bn.blogspot.com/2008/04/wajid-temburong.html

Saturday, 28 June 2008

The Possesion of Brunei Passport

Brunei national passport.
Just Share, I left Singapore for Brunei Darussalam about a week ago, shortly after the launching of the new Brunei biometric passport has been made official in the local papers. Having been bestowed Brunei citizenship by His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam three months ago, I decided to exercise my right to apply for a Brunei national passport.

The Brunei national biometric passport is a red little booklet for international traveling. The biometric passport costs $60, and encompasses a whole new set of security features - laser printing, a biometric chip, different watermarks etc.

The new passport is aligned with international standards set by International Civil Aviation Organization(ICAO) and its biometric chip contains permanent information of the holder's 10 fingerprints and biometric facts such as facial image and so on to verify that the examined passport is genuine and owned by the rightful person.

More interestingly, the authorities have revamped the design of the passport pages. It now contains some famous sceneries from around the capital, e.g. Istana Nurul Iman and the famous Kampong Ayer.
Brunei national passport.
The whole project costs the government $7.1 million. One of the main reasons is to allow Brunei travellers to visit nations such as the United States, which has enforced the use of the new passport, in conjunction with its Visa Waiver Travel programme. This means that I can now enter North America without a visa.

The new passport also promised to cut down on entry processing time at immigration to checkpoints. Brunei passport holders no longer have their passport stamped when entering or exiting Brunei Darussalam since the middle of April.

Recently, I felt extremely proud to be holding a Brunei passport. Brunei is one of the three countries to enjoy visa-free entry in China (PRC) for 15 days. Due to the upcoming Olympics, Singapore passport holders now have to apply for a Chinese visa starting from July, whereas Brunei passport holders can continue to enjoy the visa-free privilege.

source :
http://ykwang84.blogspot.com/2008/05/in-possesion-of-brunei-passport.html

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Pictures of Limbang Chinese Temples In Brunei

Limbang Chinese Temples In Brunei
About The Chinese temple In Brunei Darussalam facing the Limbang River... View from the front..
Limbang Chinese Temples In Brunei
Limbang Chinese Temples In Brunei
Limbang Chinese Temples In Brunei
The Limbang Chinese Temple near to the Brunei immigration Post....
Limbang Chinese Temples In Brunei
Limbang Chinese Temples In Brunei
Limbang Chinese Temples In Brunei
source :
http://phoenix4bn.blogspot.com/2008/05/limbang-chinese-temples.html

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Forever Grateful to Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin III

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin III
About Brunei Darussalam, Yes, Brunei forever grateful to the late and beloved Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei Darussalam, for his wise decisions on not to join Malaysia, otherwise, we would be one of the top 3 poorest state in Malaysia... as what is happening in the 3 oil producing states in Malaysia now.

2008/05/14 New Straits Times...
Oil royalty to states stays at 5%
THE 5% royalty going to Sabah, Sarawak and Terengganu on oil and gas extracted by Petronas will not be reviewed.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Senator Datuk Amirsham A. Aziz, said financial considerations prevented the government from acceding to their requests for an increase in royalty.

This was because any increase in royalty to the states would eat into the 10 per cent royalty the government received from Petronas.

He was replying to a supplementary question from Alexander Nanta Linggi (BN-Kapit) on whether the federal government would look into increasing its royalty from 10 per cent to 20 per cent.

To another supplementary question from Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (PKR-Permatang Pauh), Amirsham said the formula involving royalty on oil and gas saw the government receiving 10 per cent, of which five per cent was given to the three states.
To the original question from Dr Wan Azizah, Amirsham said that between 2004 and last year, Petronas paid a total of RM26.839 billion in royalty to the federal government, Sabah, Sarawak and Terengganu.

The Federal Government received RM13.4 billion, Terengganu (RM7.3 billion), Sabah (RM1.2 billion) and Sarawak (RM4.8 billion).

Amirsham said that based on current oil extraction methods, crude oil and oil condensates were expected to last 22 years while gas reserves would last 39 years.

"Even though there are many years for the reserve period (oil and gas) to expire, the fact is that the country also imports oil and gas to meet some local energy needs.

"Thus, the country is expected to be a net energy importer by 2014," Amirsham said.

To another question, Amirsham said oil production in Terengganu, Sabah and Sarawak for the financial year ending March 31, last year, stood at 241.3 million barrels of crude oil.

Gas production was 2,081.4 billion square feet, he added.

He said crude oil and gas products exported by the subsidiaries of Petronas were sold at current world prices whereas the price for domestic sale of gas-based products for the electrical and non-electrical sector was fixed by the government.

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The Sabah, Sarawak and Trengganu people are angry that the Federal Government is refusing to increase the oil royalty and some bloggers mentioned that Bruneians were lucky to opt out of Malaysia when it was formed in 1963.

Yes, we are forever grateful to our late and beloved Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin III for his wise decisions on not to join Malaysia, otherwise, we would be one of the top 3 poorest state in Malaysia... as what is happening in the 3 oil producing states in Malaysia now.

source
http://phoenix4bn.blogspot.com/2008/05/we-are-forever-grateful-to-our-late.html

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