Friday, 30 December 2011

Fishing at Pulau Selirong

17 Disember 2011, operasi bermula pukul 7 malam. Capt Cikgu Rosli menjadi guide kali ini dengan menggunakan bot beliau dan terus bermalam di pulau Selirong. beberapa member juga turut menyertai jelajah pulau selirong kali ini. antara nya, aku, rizam, ayai, jugol, daus, ejatt dan yang lain nya. pancing casting juga tidak di lupa kan selain menggunakan kaedah berumpan kan udang hidup, kerikan dan anjun. tapi malang nya cubaan di pulau selirong tidak berjaya. hanya beberapa strike saja.

pukul 5.45 pagi. selepas menghabis kan sarapan. operasi pun terus di jalan kan dan menuju ke spot berikut nya, ke kapal karam. yang di percayai antara spot yang berpotensi. setiba sampai, pancing pun terus di beri umpan dan beberapa member sibuk menghayun kan lure masing masing. nasib baik kali ini, umpan daus di telan habis oleh GT seberat 2kg. dan di turuti jua umapn si rizam berjaya menaikkan seekor bebarahan. walau dalam keadaan mabuk. masih jua semangat kan memancing.


tahniah daus, walaupun kondem dah inda betidur dan mabuk. hehe. naik jua GT. first lesen ni dan tahniah jua kepada rizam. wa caya lu bro. dan yang inda belurih atu, rilek saja. lauk alum mari. haha. antara yang di perolehi menggunakan anjun kali ini.

http://baitfighter.blogspot.com/2011/12/jelajah-pulau-selirong.html

Fishing at Pulau Selirong
Fishing at Pulau Selirong

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Brunei Darussalam The Best Country Living

soas mosque
So Brunei Darussalam is the 33rd best country to living – out of 187 countries/territories.
Well, I don’t need this survey to know what I have always known for sure – I am living in Brunei Darussalam, a wonderful place in the world.
About Brunei Darussalam, Of course it is not for everyone but this country fits most of my needs – and most importantly, I can live without all the things that I cannot get here.
Just last night, memories of smoke-filled outings, loud music that pulsated harder than my heart while ordering yet another Long Island Tea over the bar came to mind after reading a certain weekend-is-here Facebook status.
It was nostalgic to think of the days when we were young and foolish – but I am happy to move on.
I am happier to note that I am so much more relaxed here as compared to my hometown (with the traffic jam, crowd, crime etc etc) that I no longer need the above-mentioned-activities to de-stress. So much so that I even find it interesting to learn random things like heatshrink (check out this animated picture) and a real and relatively recent head-hunting tragedy.
In short, I am not even curious to know about the other 32 countries because I am totally fine here, living in Brunei Darussalam.

source :
http://jewelletan.com/best-country-to-live-in/

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Villa Mauri Brunei Darussalam Taste of Italy

A Brief History...

Chef Mauri Group of Restaurants is the 3-strong, Brunei’s leading & best loved Italian Restaurant Company Group, whereby today employing over 60 people & operating as privately-owned, family- run company.

Based on friendship, family, a love for good Italian food & entrepreneurial flair, the group’s history goes back to august 2008, when Maurizio Intrigila, better known as Chef Mauri, a talented southern Italian, opened his 1st restaurant , Villa Mauri on Jalan Muara.

It was the culmination of a 12-year dream for Chef Mauri, who had first come to Brunei in 1996. In the ensuing years, he worked at the original Fratini’s Restaurant & was a key in the development & opening of its subsequent outlets.

Seeking new challenges, he moved to Kota Kinabalu & Hanoi in first class hotels before returning to Brunei to follow his dream.

Laying the Foundations...

Chef Mauri, eagerly explored the restaurant scene, carefully noting how the market was diversifying & excitedly developing a vision & a will to recreate the essence of a true Italian restaurant outside his home country ; providing high quality, reasonably priced food to Bruneians & expats alike.

Joint partnership in Bella Italia, an Italian Restaurant in the Jesselton Hotel, a premier boutique hotel in Kota Kinabalu, led Maurizio to taking the plunge in Brunei & branching out on his own. It proved a stepping stone which ultimately led him to Jalan Muara & the opening of Villa Mauri in a converted bungalow (The idea of inviting people to a ’house’ rather than to a ’restaurant’ reflected the warm, traditional Italian welcome)

Rapid Expansion....

As customers flocked to Villa Mauri, Chef Mauri started to look for opportunities to expand & reach a wider customer base but in similarly attractive locations. The year of 2010 has been one of growth with two additional successful restaurants opening in the busy commercial area of gadong & the oil rich town of Kuala Belait.

Since opening their doors, Grazie Mauri & Prego Mauri have joined Villa Mauri in establishing many friends & loyal customers while staying true to Chef Mauri’s vision.

Resounding Success...

Key to its success is the array of daily specials drawn from all over Italy & made from carefully chosen fresh produce.

Traditional recipes are revisited, interpreted & adjusted according to the creative instincts of the kitchen team, against a background of complete dedication to the availability of high quality basic ingredients.

People all over Brunei are starting to discover the joys of real Italian food & to experience the taste of quality at prices which bring customers back.

Chef Mauri credits the success of his restaurants to a high quality & dedicated staff, many who have been with him since the start.

He prides himself on providing consistently excellent food, quality service & hands on management.

http://villamauri.com/


CUSTOMERS of Grazie Mauri can expect a new and improved menu from the Villa Mauri Brunei Darussalam restaurant as they have recently introduced a new look and dishes into their menu.

Chef Mauri explained that the menu was aimed to satisfy the customers Villa Mauri Brunei of Grazie Mauri. "This is the work we have done in the months of September and October. All the dishes that we did within that period are now all in the menu. We have the bread section, soup, cold appetisers, warm appetisers, pizzas, pastas, the main course, side dishes, kids corner and drinks," said Chef Mauri.

One can now be on a gastronomic journey with Grazie Mauri as their menu of almost 200 unique creations from drinks, pastas and even specially inspired pizzas and desserts will be available. Chef Mauri hinted that one trip to the restaurant will not be enough this month as the extensive menu is set to cater to most of their customers' demands. 

"We currently have three kinds of lasagna which we have never had before and they are meat, chicken and vegetarian pasta. We are going the extra step to please all the different types of palletes and tastes," said the chef.

Not only that, for the month of November, walk-in customers can enjoy the 30 per cent discount for all items on the menu and a 50 per cent discount for Mauri Group of Restaurant cardholders. There will also be a Sunday Roast Special which had started on November 5, 2011. The Sunday Roast Special is priced at only $15 and you can have the choice between beef, chicken and lamb with a side of vegetables, potatoes and gravy plus a dessert from the menu or display.

Another highlight at Grazie Mauri will be the new room on the first floor which will be opened to customers upon request. "We are gonna call the room "Club 444", the reason being that there will be choices between four appetisers, four main course and four desserts... With this, I want to give the customers a personal touch to their meal," said Chef Mauri. He added that the atmosphere in the room will be different to that of the "fast-food themed restaurant downstairs".

For more information on the list of promotions those interested are able to do so by either browsing through the Mauri Group of Restaurants on facebook or go to www.villamauri.com. For reservations, call Villa Mauri, Jalan Muara at 2335585, Grazie Mauri, Gadong at 2447471 and Prego Mauri in Kuala Belait at 3347144.

The Brunei Times
http://www.bt.com.bn/happenings/2011/11/16/grazie-mauri-serves-delights-new-and-improved-menu



Food lovers can now indulge and savour in the delectable taste of Italian cuisine at the new Italian eatery, Villa Mauri.

The restaurant specialises in rich southern Italian flavours, spearheaded by Chef Maurizio Intrigila, hailing from Reggio Calabria, Italy, who acquired his "Diploma Di Cucina (kitchen)" from his homeland.

"Villa Mauri aims to provide quality and value for money dishes. We intend to uphold our motto of being 'Simply the best' in our field of work," said Chef Intrigila while explicating the ideas and concepts behind his restaurant during an interview with the Weekend.


"My family and I have been in Brunei for 12 years and although I travelled to other countries, my heart will always remain in Brunei, which I consider to be my second home and am well familiar with the market here."

This prompted him to set up his own local Italian restaurant with the vision of promoting only healthy authentic Italian food using a "low-fat" cooking method. The menu offers a wide selection of Italian dishes, Asian cuisine as well as desserts that will leave your taste buds demanding for more.

Healthy conscious individuals can relish in the fact that no butter or cream is used in any of the dishes offered. The chef also assured that all ingredients used are 100 per cent halal.

Customers can dine-in at the eatery to feel the delicious and mouth-watering cuisine from 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 10pm.


http://bruneirestaurantreview.blogspot.com/2008/08/villa-mauri.html

Monday, 7 November 2011

Living in Best Country, Brunei Darussalam

soas mosque
About Living In BRUNEI Darussalam ranked the 33rd best country to live in out of 187 countries and territories surveyed for human development, according to an annual report prepared by the United Nations Development Programme.

The Brunei Darussalam Sultanate's ranking in the human development index (HDI), the report stated, was "in the very high human development category", though figures for the country's inequality-adjusted HDI, gender inequality index (GII) and multidimensional poverty index (MPI) were unavailable "due to a lack of relevant data".
The inequality-adjusted HDI measures the inequality in the three areas surveyed for the HDI: life expectancy, education levels and economic prosperity.

The GII and MPI were introduced into the report last year, when only 169 countries were surveyed.

Last year's report saw Brunei Darussalam at 37 out of 169, though the report warns readers that comparisons of rankings from one report to another is "misleading" due to changes in underlying data and methods of surveying, as well as differences in the number of countries surveyed.

However, the report also read that, based on data made available in 2011 and the methods used, Brunei's HDI for 2010 was 33rd out of 187, which remains unchanged.

The report showed that between 1980 and 2011, Brunei's HDI value increased from 0.750 to 0.838, up12.0 per cent or an average annual hike of about 0.4 per cent.

During the same 31-year period, it was recorded that Brunei Darussalam's gross national income (GNI) per capita decreased by about 47.0 per cent. Brunei Darussalam's life expectancy at birth increased by 7.4 years, mean years of schooling increased by 2.5 years and expected years of schooling increased by 3.1 years.

For sustainability, Brunei Darussalam measured in minus 1.8 per cent for adjusted net savings of GNI.

By Adam Radhi
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Source :
http://www.bt.com.bn/news-national/2011/11/05/brunei-33rd-best-country-live

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Social Media Gathering in Brunei

Social Media Gathering in Brunei
CandidSyndrome Brunei Pictures· 

About Living in Brunei Darussalam,The social media scene in Brunei Darussalam has again made its presence felt. Bloggers and twitterers in the sultanate gathered to attend a historic event in social media to unite and bring forth the faces and people behind the screen of their PCs or Laptops or whatever device they use.

Last October 21, 2011 marked an important date in the local social media calendar when the big guns of the Brunei Darussalam blogosphere got together and organised Brunei Darussalam's first Social Media Conference: “That's where it's @”. The event was held at the Radisson Hotel in Bandar Seri Begawan and some 80 social media enthusiasts attended this half-day event. A #socmedbn hash tag was created by the organizers to allow tweeps to share updates and quotes from this historic event.
Before the panel discussions took place, Mr Lim Ming Soon of Telbru started the event with a very enlightening presentation of facts and figures and how TelBru, a major local Telco company, is embracing social media and trying its best to support and respond to the ever growing number of internet users in Brunei.
The conference was divided into three sessions. The first session “Dude, Where's my traffic?” was moderated by @emmagoodegg and on the panel were Rano Iskandar @ranoadidas of ranoadidas.com – No.1 Social Commercial Blogger in Brunei, Delwin Keasberry @BruneiTweet of projekbrunei.com – Brunei's No.1 Twitter star  and Dinoza Maruf @Dinoza of Breeze Magazine, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Each panelist had expertise in different platform and spoke about their highs and low and how to get more traffic. Rano spoke about the number of hits and which news attracted a lot of hits. He also shared how he came about doing what he is doing now. BruneiTweet or also known as Delwin spoke about how his twitter persona as someone who has been away frrom Brunei Darussalam wanted to bring together amazing stories about other Bruneians through his blog, but his main forte is his twitter presence. Dinoza hails from Sabah, Malaysia and his expertise is how he managed to get Breeze Magazine‘s existing 300 fans to more than 14,000 fans on Facebook. This came after their decision to shutdown their website and focus on their Facebook page. One of his pointers for generating follower was organizing competitions and giving way amazing and attractive prizes.
The second session was a much anticipated one because two prominent figures took center stage. The topic was “140 character or less: Why joined the twitter conversation?”. Moderating was blog hero, Tuan Haji Rozan bin Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yunos of @Bruneiresources and Bruneiresources.blogspot.com and his panel included Dato Timothy Ong, Chairman of Asia Inc Forum, who recently embraced social media via twitter, @Timothy_OngTM.
Dato Timothy spoke so passionately about his decision to participate in discussion with the young people of Brunei. He wanted to engage them and listen to them because these are the people who will one day lead this country and he was able to do this via twitter.

The final session after a short break was a session entitled: “From Idea to Enterprise: What does it take?”. Moderating the panel was Tom Bonius, Social Media Coordinator, Rapidea Solutions, Sabah, Malaysia and his panel were Keeran Janin (@keeranJ), Founder of MeSixty and Simon Soo, Director of Mint. Both the panelists shared their experiences in the ICT profession  and how to deal with the ups and downs managing your own business.
One of the highlights of the conference was the use of Pigeonhole, a site where people can log in via Facebook or Twitter or Linked and direct questions to the panelist. It was a good platform but in the words of Dato Timothy, nothing beats human contact.
From @emmagoodegg, an assessment of the event
Aside from the social media angles, I personally felt that one more important aspect of events like these is to get off your backside and get involved in your community. As residents, we must take responsibility for our society and encourage the spirit of togetherness. And that is to me the beauty of social media, the general good that can be done by cultivating social networks, large and small, through IT.
The final word however, is that in spite of all of this IT, it is important to actually make human contact, to sit in a room, in a group and hear one another speak face to face. To paraphrase one prominent speaker, it is what makes us human; we are after all not robots.
@marg was impressed with the conference
Another thing that thoroughly impressed me was how unlike normal conferences, where people just sat, listen, took notes and asked questions, this conference was where most sat, eyes on their smart devices (laptops, phones etc), tweeted what struck them throughout the sessions and asked questions ONLINE!
Oddly enough, on this day when everyone had their fingers glued onto their keyboards/keypads/touchscreens, they weren’t being anti-social! In fact, it was pretty interactive as the questions posted and the number of votes were projected for all to see
source :
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/11/01/bruneis-first-social-media-meet-up/

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Beaches Protecting in Brunei


brunei Beach Bunch Association 
 Volunteers in the beach clean-up drive

About Living in Brunei Darussalam, The Beach Bunch Association was established to “sustain and protect the beaches of Brunei Darussalam from pollution.”
Some of the activities of the group include the following:
We organise and conduct cleaning campaigns regularly on Brunei beaches
We organise and conduct awareness programs on waste management on the beaches
We promote reduction in waste generation in particular plastic bottles and plastics bag
We provide environmental education programs through public, private and educational institutions
Brunei Darussalam Beach Bunch also taps the power of social media to gather more support from the public. Aside from its website, it also has Facebook and Twitter accounts.
One of its projects include a mapping of Brunei Darussalam beaches:
map of brunei beach
Google Map of Brunei Darussalam Beaches
Another mapping project involves the identification of the location, services offered and situation of the beaches in the country.
mapping brunei beaches
A coastal clean up was recently organized where 150 volunteers from various schools participated. According to the organizers, “a total of 418.5 kilogrammes of waste were collected, out of which 100 kgs were plastic, one and a half kgs of aluminium and 317 kgs of non-recyclable waste.”
The volunteers wrote about their participation on Facebook:
Harold Raps: Yeah! Had a great time! Helped with something good and met some great people! Best thing was that the beach looked so much cleaner afterwards!
Anthony Er: Well Done, BB. It only takes a spark to get this fire of cleanliness going. Impressed with the big turn-out. Congrats also to Rizan Latif and the rest of the BB organizers. Bravo !
brunei coastal clean up
Beach Bunch Clean-up event


Jan Shim was one of the participants of the clean up event:
I think you would have a lot of fun as I did covering this international anniversary beach clean-up event. I cannot imagine how this much crap could end up on the beach and how, evidence from photos, fishermen could leave nets conveniently washed up to the beach to be cleaned up by others.
Beach Bunch collected the photos which will be part of an international database:
We believe that no matter where we live, the ocean is our life support system. That's why we're teaming up with Ocean Conservancy, Project Aware and Clean-up the World to help keep our ocean and waterways clean. The data collected will be uploaded into an international database. This is the 2nd time Beach Bunch participate on such a world event.
source :
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/09/21/protecting-the-beaches-of-brunei/

Friday, 9 September 2011

Kota Batu, The Old Ruling Centre of Brunei

Kota Batu (literally translated as the stone fort or stone city), 
the centre of rule for Brunei in the olden days.

Covering an area of 120 acres, it functioned from the 14th century to 17th century AD.




http://artmelayu.blogspot.com/2010/11/kota-batu-pusat-pemerintahan-lama.html

One of the main remains of Kota Batu which could be seen is 
what is called Tapak (Site of) Kota Batu I.



http://artmelayu.blogspot.com/2010/11/tapak-site-of-kota-batu-i.html

Besides Tapak Kota Batu I (look at Tapak (Site of) Kota Batu I ) there lies an old graveyard.



http://artmelayu.blogspot.com/2010/11/perkuburan-lama-old-graveyard-of-kota.html

Monday, 22 August 2011

Brunei Apple Store, Apple Store Brunei

brunei apple store, apple store brunei,
(Top) Customers at the new AV Electronics outlet in Kuala Belait which was opened on August 8. (Above) A customer trying out a Mac on display at the new outlet. Pictures: BT/Al-Haadi Abu Bakar
A GROWING demand for Apple computers and devices nationwide has prompted AV Electronics to open up its third branch in the Belait District.

The new store opened its doors Monday August 8 at the ground floor of the Riviera Hotel, in the heart of Kuala Belait.

Hj Yusoff Soffian Hj Md Freddie, marketing manager of AV Electronics, said that the Apple Premium Reseller in Brunei was pleased to have made its presence in the district.

"As a company, we want to always try and serve our customers better. We feel there's always room for us to grow, we are forever improving, and we think opening a branch in Belait district is a logical next step for us," he told The Brunei Times.

"We're excited to see the Apple brand has gotten more recognised in Brunei over the past few years, not just for iOS devices such as the iPhones, iPods and iPads, but the Macs have also gotten more exposure because of the iOS devices. In fact, people are looking at our brand new Macbook Air laptops, which are pretty big sellers right now," he added.

The new store has a similar look and feel as its flagship store in Kiulap, with a complete line of Apple products on display ranging from desktop and laptop Macs, to iOS devices such as iPods and iPads as well as an array of accessories.

"As the sole authorised Apple premium reseller in Brunei, we carry the same Apple Store look wherever you go, so all our stores have a standardised Apple premium reseller look and feel to it," he said.

He said AV Electronics' second outlet at The Mall, which opened its doors in 2008, was the first to adopt the "Apple Store" architecture and concept used by all Apple retail and reseller stores worldwide. Its flagship outlet in Kiulap received a similar facelift a year and a half later.

"If you look at our new branch in KB, it looks like a replica of our Kiulap store, except its a third of the size," he added.

He said plans to open up an outlet in the district had been in the works as early as last year, as the store has a decent number of customers coming from Belait. "For years, we've been arranging for Friday deliveries for those customers living in the district who have purchased our products. It was okay in terms of product delivery, but eventually we've had concerns on how to serve those customers better in terms of maintenance and warranty," he said.

Besides being a retail store for premium Apple products, the KB branch also acts as a service depot for customers living in Belait District. "So when any customers from KB or Seria has issues with their machines, they can bring their units over to our KB branch where we can run simple checks on it and if necessary, customers can leave their units with us there and we will deliver them over here in Kiulap for servicing," he added.

"We did get a lot of feedback from our customers there, and we're happy that the reception has been decent so far," he added. AV Electronics also hopes, he said, that the opening of a new branch in Belait would enable the company a good amount of reach, especially for customers during product launches.

"When we launched the iPad 2 earlier this year, we only had two stores at that time, both here in Brunei-Muara district. So our customers from Belait who wanted to buy an iPad during launch day had to drive all the way down to our stores early in the morning so as to not miss the queue," he said.

In April, hundreds of customers thronged the two stores to grab their hands on the new iPad 2, with a record of more than 200 units reportedly sold on launch day. The iPad launch was a coordinated Asian launch for Apple, with Malaysia, Singapore and other Asian countries releasing the iPad on the same day, which resulted to limited supply.

"So we're hoping that with this new branch in Belait we will be able to cater to our customers there better, where they can visit our store, look around and try out our products and purchase our accessories as well," he added.

The Brunei Times
http://www.bt.com.bn/business-national/2011/08/17/av-opens-kb-store-serve-apple-fans

RBC Royal Brunei Catering Sdn Bhd Sendirian Berhad

royal brunei catering, rbccatering,
Royal Brunei Catering Sdn Bhd formerly known as Dairy Farm (B) Sdn Bhd) is wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Brunei Airlines and was incorporated on 11th September, 1975. Being the largest and the most preferred catering company in Brunei Darussalam, its operations ranges from aircraft catering, restaurants, outside catering, fast-food outlets, bread and confectionery and small goods manufacturing to hospital and industrial catering and last but not least its laundry and dry cleaning services.

Royal Brunei Catering Company has a total staff of over 600 personnel and over seventy-nine percent are highly trained Bruneian citizen personnel who work alongside a core of formidably experienced expatriate professionals. Royal Brunei Catering thrives to maximize its effort to sustain its market position of being the leader in the catering industry.

Royal Brunei Catering, As one of the established name in Brunei Darussalam, we are proud to continue our tradition where quality and perfection is our main driving force.

As the largest catering company in Brunei, our current operations range from Aircraft Catering, Outside Catering, Restaurants, Bakery and Manufacturing of RBC Quality Products, Hospital & Industrial Catering and Laundry & Dry Cleaning Services.

Royal Brunei Catering is delighted to invite you to become a part of the RBC Privilege Club. This is a great opportunity for our patrons, family and friends to get involve with RBC and enjoys our many benefits and offers.


Find out how we can assist you with your catering needs, event arrangements at our restaurants or at a venue of your choice, job inquiry or simply to send your recommendation, email or call us directly at +673 244 8125 (Sales & Marketing) or +673 244 8120

TO SHOW its appreciation to loyal customers who have been breaking their fast with Royal Brunei Catering (RBC) Sungkai Buffet during the holy month of Ramadhan, RBC is offering new Sungkai Buffet prices at The Airport Restaurant, Seasons Restaurant and Poolside Café from August 15, 2011, until the last day of Ramadhan.


Patrons of The Airport Restaurant and Seasons Restaurant can enjoy the Sungkai Buffet at just $25 per adult. Meanwhile, the new price for Sungkai Buffet at Poolside Café will be at $15 per adult.

Royal Brunei Catering offers a wide choice for the Ramadhan Promotion at The Airport Restaurant, Seasons Restaurant, Poolside Café, Dynasty Restaurant and RBC Express Fast Food from the first day to the last day of Ramadhan 2011.

During the promotional period, exclusive discounts are available at RBC selected outlets namely The Airport Restaurant, Seasons Restaurant and Dynasty Restaurant for Baiduri Bank cardholders; 15 per cent for Infinite and Platinum; 10 per cent for RBA Amex Card and 5 per cent for Gold, Classic & Debit card holders.

For all RBC outlets, no service charge is added for dining in. In addition, diners can claim for free car park with a minimum spending of $20 and above at Seasons Restaurant and Dynasty Restaurant.

The Sungkai Buffet is served from 5pm to 9pm. Reservations are highly recommended to avoid disappointment. 

For reservations, call The Airport Restaurant at 2331853 or 2339207, Seasons Restaurant at 2422291/2, Poolside Café at 2334189 or 2334197 and RBC Express Fast Food at 2337777. Suraus will be available. 

The Brunei Times

http://www.bt.com.bn/happenings/2011/08/17/new-rbc-sungkai-buffet-prices

Royal Brunei Catering Sendirian Berhad Offical 


Second Floor
Bangunan Gadong Properties
Km 3, Jalan Gadong BE2719,
Bandar Seri Begawan 
Brunei Darussalam
Website :: RBCCatering.com
http://www.rbccatering.com/

Saturday, 30 July 2011

The Brunei Royal Family

Profiles of Selected Members of The Royal Family

  • His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam

  • Her Majesty Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha ibni Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam, The Raja Isteri

  • Former Her Royal Highness Pengiran Isteri Azrinaz Mazhar binti Hakim Mazhar(divorced on 16th June 2010)

  • His Royal Highness Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzaddin Waddaulah, (HRH Crown Prince Muhtadee Billah), The Crown Prince

  • Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah ibni Pengiran Salleh Ab Rahaman, (HRH Crown Princess Sarah), Wife of the Crown Prince

  • His Royal Highness Pengiran Perdana Wazir Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, (HRH Prince Mohamed), the Perdana Wazir (Chief Vizier) and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam, Wife of HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah

  • His Royal Highness Peingran Bendahara Seri Maharaja Permaisuara Pengiran Muda Haji Sufri Bolkiah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien (HRH Prince Sufri)

  • Yang Mulia Datin Hajah Faizah binti Dato Haji Nasir, Wife of HRH Prince Sufri Bolkiah

  • His Royal Highness Pengiran Digadong Sahibul Mal Pengiran Muda Haji Jefri Bolkiah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien (HRH Prince Jefri)

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Norhayati binti Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman, Wife of HRH Prince Jefri

  • His Royal Highness Pengiran Muda Haji 'Abddul 'Azim ibni Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, (HRH Prince Azim)

  • His Royal Highness Pengiran Muda 'Abdul Malik ibni Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, (HRH Prince Malik)

  • His Royal Highness Pengiran Muda 'Abdul Mateen ibni Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, (HRH Prince Mateen)

  • Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah binti Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, (HRH Princess Rashidah)

  • Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Muta-Wakkilah Hayatul Bolkiah binti Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, (HRH Princess Muta-Wakkilah)

  • Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah binti Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, (HRH Princess Majeedah)

  • Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah binti Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, (HRH Princess Hafizah)

  • Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Puteri 'Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah binti Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, (HRH Princess Azemah)

  • Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Puteri Fadzilah Lubabul Bulqiah binti Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah (HRH Princess Fadzilah)

  • Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Masna binti Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, (HRH Princess Masna), Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Nor'ain binti Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, (HRH Princess Norain)

  • Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Amal umi Kalthum Al-Islam binti Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, (HRH Princess Umi Kalthum Al-Islam)

  • Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Amal Rakiah binti Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, (HRH Princess Amal Rakiah)

  • Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Amal Nasibah binti Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, (HRH Princess Amal Nasibah)

  • Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Amal Jefriah binti Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, (HRH Princess Amal Jefriah)

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Raheemah Sanaul Bolkiah binti Pengiran Maharaja Setia Laila Diraja Sahibul Irshad Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Rahim, (HH Lady Raheemah), daughter of HRH Princess Rashidah

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Hariisah Widadul Bolqiah binti Pengiran Maharaja Setia Laila Diraja Sahibul Irshad Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Rahim, (HH Lady Hariisah), daughter of HRH Princess Rashidah

  • His Highness Pengiran Anak Abdul Raqiib bin Pengiran Maharaja Setia Laila Diraja Sahibul Irshad Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Rahim, (HH Lord Raqiib), son of HRH Princess Rashidah

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Hajah Taiyibah Qalbul Bolqiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal-Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah, (HH Lady Taiyibah), daughter of HRH Prince Mohamed

  • His Highness Pengiran Muda Abdul Qawi ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal-Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah, (HH Prince Qawi), son of HRH Prince Mohamed

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Hajah Ruqiyah Mataul Bulqiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal-Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah, (HH Lady Ruqiyah), daughter of HRH Prince Mohamed

  • His Highness Pengiran Muda Abdul Fataah ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal-Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah, (HH Prince Abdul Fataah), son of HRH Prince Mohamed

  • His Highness Pengiran Muda Abdul Mu'min ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal-Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah, (HH Prince Abdul Mu'min), son of HRH Prince Mohamed

  • His Highness Pengiran Anak Mansurah Izzul Bolkiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal-Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah, (HH Lady Mansurah), daughter of HRH Prince Mohamed

  • His Highness Pengiran Muda Omar Ali ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal-Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah, (HH Prince Omar Ali), son of HRH Prince Mohamed

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Khaliilah Bolqiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal-Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah, (HH Lady Khaliilah), daughter of HRH Prince Mohamed

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Naafi'ah Khairul Bulqiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal-Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah, (HH Lady Naafi'ah), daughter of HRH Prince Mohamed

  • His Highness Pengiran Muda Abdul Muqtadir ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal-Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah, (HH Prince Muqtadir), son of HRH Prince Mohamed

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Kamilah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Bendahara Seri Maharaja Permaisuara Pengiran Muda Haji Sufri Bolkiah, (HH Lady Kamilah), daughter of HRH Prince Sufri

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Muhdiyatul Bulqiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Bendahara Seri Maharaja Permaisuara Pengiran Muda Haji Sufri Bolkiah, (HH Lady Muhdiyatul), daughter of HRH Prince Sufri

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Ajeerah Fidrausul Bulqiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Bendahara Seri Maharaja Permaisuara Pengiran Muda Haji Sufri Bolkiah, (HH Lady Ajeerah), daughter of HRH Prince Sufri

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Raafi'ah Amalul Bulqiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Bendahara Seri Maharaja Permaisuara Pengiran Muda Haji Sufri Bolkiah, (HH Lady Raafi'ah), daughter of HRH Prince Sufri

  • His Highness Pengiran Muda Abdul Khaaliq ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Bendahara Seri Maharaja Permaisuara Pengiran Muda Haji Sufri Bolkiah, (HH Prince Abdul Khaaliq), son of HRH Prince Sufri

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak 'Aliiyah Amalul Bulqiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Bendahara Seri Maharaja Permaisuara Pengiran Muda Haji Sufri Bolkiah, (HH Lady 'Aliiyah), daughter of HRH Prince Sufri

  • His Highness Pengiran Muda 'Abdul 'Aleem ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Bendahara Seri Maharaja Permaisuara Pengiran Muda Haji Sufri Bolkiah, (HH Prince Abdul Aleem), son of HRH Prince Sufri

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak 'Aizzatul Bulqiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Bendahara Seri Maharaja Permaisuara Pengiran Muda Haji Sufri Bolkiah, (HH Lady Aizzatul), daughter of HRH Prince Sufri

  • His Highness Pengiran Muda Abdul Hakeem ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Digadong Sahibul Mal Pengiran Muda Haji Jefri Bolkiah, (HH Prince Abdul Hakeem), son of HRH Prince Jefri

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Hamidah Jamalul Bulqiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Digadong Sahibul Mal Pengiran Muda Haji Jefri Bolkiah, (HH Lady Hamidah), daughter of HRH Prince Jefri

  • His Highness Pengiran Muda Bahar ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Digadong Sahibul Mal Pengiran Muda Haji Jefri Bolkiah, (HH Prince Bahar), son of HRH Prince Jefri

  • His Highness Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Wadood Bolkiah bin Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz, (HH Lord Wadood), son of HRH Princess Masna

  • His Highness Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammed Al-Mokhtar bin Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz, (HH Lord Mohamed Al-Mokhtar), son of HRH Princess Masna

  • His Highness Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul 'Ali Yil-Kabier bin Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz, (HH Lord Abdul 'Ali), son of HRH Princess Masna

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Hajah Ameenah Bushral Bulqiah binti Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz, (HH Lady Ameenah), daughter of HRH Princess Masna

  • His Highness Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Qudduus bin Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz, (HH Lord Abdul Qudduus), son of HRH Princess Masna

  • His Highness Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Hadi Bolkiah bin Pengiran Maharaja Lela Sahibul Kahar Pengiran Anak Haji Mohd Yusof, (HH Lord Abdul Hadi), son of HRH Princess Norain

  • His Highness Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Kadir bin engiran Maharaja Lela Sahibul Kahar Pengiran Anak Haji Mohd Yusof, (HH Lord Abdul Kadir), son of HRH Princess Norain

  • Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Hajah Siti Radhiah binti Pengiran Maharaja Lela Sahibul Kahar Pengiran Anak Haji Mohd Yusof, (HH Lady Radhiah), daughter of HRH Princess Norain

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Wahidah Widadul Bolqiah binti Pengiran Maharaja Lela Sahibul Kahar Pengiran Anak Haji Mohd Yusof, (HH Lady Wahidah), daughter of HRH Princess Norain

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Hafiyyah binti Pengiran Maharaja Lela Sahibul Kahar Pengiran Anak Haji Mohd Yusof, (HH Lady Hafiyyah), daughter of HRH Princess Norain

  • His Highness Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammed Saifullah bin Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris, (HH Lord Saifullah), son of HRH Princess Umi Kalthum

  • Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Hajah Huda Bahaaul Bulqiah binti Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris, (HH Lady Huda), daughter of HRH Princess Umi Kalthum

  • His Highness Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Nafee' bin Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris, (HH Lord Abdul Nafee), son of HRH Princess Umi Kalthum

  • His Highness Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Ghaffar bin Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris, (HH Lord Abd Ghaffar), son of HRH Princess Umi Kalthum

  • His Higness Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Mui'z bin Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris, (HH Lord Muiz), son of HRH Princess Umi Kalthum

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Hajah Mujaabah Safaaul Bolqiah binti Pengiran Anak Haji Tahiruddin, (HH Lad Mujaabah), daugher of HRH Princess Amal Rakiah

  • His Highness Pengiran Anak Abdul Mun'im bin Pengiran Anak Haji Tahiruddin, (HH Lord Abdul Munim), son of HRH Princess Amal Rakiah

  • His Highness Pengiran Anak Abdul Badee' bin Pengirna Kerma Raja Pengiran Haji Kamarulzaman, (HH Lord Abdul Badee), son of HRH Princess Amal Nasibah

  • His Highness Pengiran Anak Abdul Rashid bin Pengiran Kerma Raja Pengiran Haji Kamarulzaman, (HH Lord Abdul Rashid), son of HRH Princess Amal Nasibah

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Hajah Nurul Amal Ni'matullah Athirah binti Pengiran Sura Negara Pengiran Anak Haji Muhammad Bey Muntassir, (HH Lady Nimatullah), daugher of HRH Princess Amal Jefriah

  • Her Highness Pengiran Anak Hajah Nurul Amal Munjiatul Athirah binti Pengiran Sura Negara Pengiran Anak Haji Muhammad Bey Muntassir, (HH Lady Munjiatul), daughter of HRH Princess Amal Jefriah

  • His Highness Pengiran Anak Muhammad Abdul Haffiz bin Pengiran Indera Sura Negara Pengiran anak Haji Muhammad Bey Muntassir, (HH Lord Abdul Haffiz), son of HRH Princess Amal Jefriah

  • His Highness Pengiran Anak Muhammad Abdul Qayyum bin Pengiran Indera Sura Negara Pengiran anak Haji Muhammad Bey Muntassir, (HH Lord Abdul Qayyum), son of HRH Princess Amal Jefriah

  • His Highness Pengiran Anak Muhammad Abdul Razaaq bin Pengiran Sura Negara Pengiran Anak Haji Muhammad Bey Muntassir, (HH Lord Abdul Razaaq), son of HRH Princess Amal Jefriah

  • Her Royal Highness Pengiran Babu Raja Pengiran Anak Hajah Besar binti Pengiran Anak Haji Metassan

  • His Highness Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, (HH Lord Abdul Aziz), husband of HRH Princess Masna

  • His Highness Pengiran Maharaja Lela Sahibul Kahar Pengiran Anak Haji Mohd Yusof ibni Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam, (HH Lord Yusof), husband of HRH Princess Norain

  • His Highness Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris bin Pengiran Maharaja Lela Pengiran Muda Abdul Kahar (HH Lord Idris), husband of HH Princess Umi-Kalthum)

  • His Highness Pengiran Maharaja Setia Laila Diraja Sahibul Irshad Pengran Anak Haji Abdul Rahim bin Pengiran Indera Mahkota Pengiran Anak (Dr.) Kemaludin Al-Haj, (HH Lord Rahim), husband of HRH Princess Rashidah

  • His Highness Pengiran Sura Negara Pengiran Anak Haji Muhammad Bey Muntassir bin Pengiran Indera Mahkota Pengiran Anak (Dr) Kemaludin Al-Haj, (Lord Bey Muntassir), husband of HRH Princess Amal Jefriah
source :
http://www.bruneiresources.com/royalfamily.html

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Jalan-jalan Melancong Brunei, Hotel Murah di Brunei

Destinasi Asia Tenggara seterusnya ke Brunei Darussalam! Sebenarnya hasrat untuk ke Brunei sudah lama bertapak di hati tetapi disebabkan sering dimomokkan yang di Brunei 'tak ada apa-apa', jadi hasrat itu sering terbantut. Namun kesempatan mendapat jemputan dari Kak Su sempena perkahwinan anaknya merealisasikan hasrat saya yang terbantut tu. Betul ke Brunei tak ada apa-apa? Mehla kita tinjau sama-sama.

Sebaik kaki melangkah keluar dari lapangan terbang antarabangsa Brunei, entah kenapa kepala saya teringatkan Langkawi. Hahhaa....Ya, Brunei dalam bahasa Arab membawa maksud tempat tinggal yang aman. Saya dapat rasakan aura ketenangan dan keamanan itu sebaik melangkah keluar dari bangunan itu. Kedua, rakyatnya hidup bersederhana. Walaupun ramai orang Brunei yang kaya-raya, saya dapat rasakan aura itu juga! Itu padandangan awal saya tentang Brunei.

Hari pertama, kami dibawa bersiar-siar di sekitar Bandar Seri Begawan. Kami sempat meninjau ke Masjid Omar Ali Saifuddien dan Kampong Ayer tetapi tidak sempat bergambar kerana cuaca yang sangat panas petang itu. Kami kemudian ke istana sultan tapi tak nampakpun istananya kerana pagarnya berkilometer dari jalanraya utama....hahaha. Jadilah dapat tengok pagar. Kemudian dibawa melihat istana  Azrinaz yang masih dalam pembikinan. 

Lepas itu kami ke Jerudong Park Brunei. Dulu-dulu masuk ke taman tema ini adalah percuma tetapi kini kena bayar mengikut bilangan permainan yang hendak dimainkan. Ketika kami sampai, taman tema masih lengang. Kata abang yang membawa kami, malam-malam baru meriah. Kami pulang selepas itu lalu ke Pasar Basah Gadong untuk menikmati juadah tradisi masyarakat Brunei.

Hari kedua kami sekali lagi ke masjid dan Kampung Ayer Brunei. Jam sekitar 5.00 petang, kami menaiki teksi dari hotel penginapan Rizqun International. Perjalanan sekitar 15 minit dengan tambang $10.00 sehala. Disebabkan susahnya mencari teksi di Brunei, maka kami telah berjanji dengan pemandu teksi untuk menjemput kembali sekitar jam 7.00 malam. Di sana matawang disebut ringgit juga tetapi nilainya tidak sama. Semasa saya ke sana, tukarannya ialah RM2.55=B$1. Jadi tak bolehlah nak berbelanja mewah-mewah ye. Hehe....

Kami bergambar dan sempat berjalan ke Water Front. Jaraknya lebih kurang 10-15 minit berjalan kaki. Jika anda mahu berjalan-jalan di sekitar Kampong Ayer menaiki bot, harganya lebih kurang $15-30 bergantung kepada tuan punya bot dan durasi perjalanan. Disebabkan saya tidak ada banyak masa (kurang-kurang 1 jam diperlukan untuk menjelajah ke Kampong Ayer), maka saya tidak memilih pakej itu. Saya hanya menyeberang ke Kampong Ayer menaiki bot dan kembali semula. Tambangnya $1. Memang menarik Kampong Ayer ini kerana rumah-rumah dibina di atas air. Mereka punya komuniti sendiri (ada sekolah, masjid etc) yang menarik untuk dilawati jika punya banyak masa.

Antara fakta menarik tentang Brunei yang boleh saya kongsikan di sini :
-Harga petrol adalah sekitar $0.52 sen seliter kerana subsidi dari Sultan dan akan menjadi $1.75 pada Hari Keputeraan Sultan sebagai mengingati betapa mahalnya harga minyak jika tiada subsidi dari Sultan.
-Tukaran wang ringgit Brunei adalah sama dengan Dollar Singapura. Oleh yang demikian, kita boleh guna kedua-dua matawang ini di kedua-dua negara.
-Cukai kenderaan adalah murah. Sebab itu ramai yang berkereta besar. Khabarnya boleh dapat Mercedes  pada harga $50K sahaja!
-Tiada motorsikal di Brunei kerana semua mampu berkereta
-Teksi sangat sedikit (dikatakan sekitar 40 buah sahaja)
-Tiada bangunan tinggi yang boleh mengatasi kubah masjid.
-Tulisan jawi boleh dilihat di merata-rata.
-Coklat murah di sini, lebih murah dari di lapangan terbang di negara kita yang bertanda Duty Free.
-Kain-kain sutera juga murah, jadi sediakan wang secukupnya sebagai tanda mata dari Brunei.
-Jam 6.00 petang, kawasan bandar-bandar sudah sunyi. Shopping mall yang ada yang masih meriah hanya selepas Isyak.
-Ada 3 checkpoint yang disediakan Air Asia Brunei untuk memeriksa berat beg berbanding 2 di LCCT. Hehehe....jadi sila pastikan berat beg yang dibawa masuk ke dalam pesawat tidak lebih dari 7kg!

Jika anda sudah sampai ke serata Asia Tenggara tetapi masih belum sampai ke Brunei, apa salahnya anda mencuba. Jom Melancong!

http://www.lailakamilia.com/2011/06/jalan-jalan-brunei-darussalam.html

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Bieber Fever Rock The Young Bruneian

@BnBeliebers.



Please help us get Justin Bieber share to About Brunei Darussalam, Asia.
Created 2 years, 7 months ago by @BnBeliebers.
"Hey guys, well maybe some of you are wondering "where in the world is Brunei Darussalam?!" It is in Asia (next to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Phillipines).
Do you remember when Justin made some thankful videos for his Asian fans? He only made it for Phillipines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam! How about us? Why he didnt he make a video for his Bruneian Beliebers? We are so sad of that and feel like being ignored :/ We also love and support him just like other beliebers do! such as voting for him, requesting his amazing songs on our local station radio especially @pelangifm, buying his debut albums, spreading the BIEBER FEVER which is the bad and dangerous fever ever! oh yeah, we ( @BnBeliebers, @JBieberthebestt and @bazilaaah ) also created a group on fb named BRUNEIAN BELIEBERS. We created it to show him our love and support. we also share new update in Bieber World with the members. I remember that we have 1000 members in just 4 months! I'm so happy and hope that they'll be more people joining us. So, we really need your help . Please sign this twittion and get Justin to see it.. it would mean a lot! Thank you."

After the release of Justin Bieber's silver screen debut, ‘Never Say Never‘, a movie/documentary of his trials and tribulations, his ‘Beliebers’ here in Brunei Darussalam  have attempted in full force to get his attention because Brunei Darussalam is not one of his concert stopovers in Southeast Asia.

News of his sold out concerts in neighboring cities, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, spurred his fans in Brunei Darussalam to create the #Bruneineedsbeiber hashtag and local fans flooded the hashtag #Brunei every minute to get @justinbieber‘s attention.
‘Brunei Beliebers’ even opened a twitition to help get the Canadian star to come to Brunei. Today, March 20th, 2013 they have 408 signatures.

Local blogger @marul69 of geekinwhite.com was never a ‘belieber’ and ‘is still not a bieber fan’ but after watching ‘Never Say Never', he mentioned,
After watching this movie, I have to admit his success is no fluke, not manufactured or because of his looks entirely. He has real talent from a very young age. The type of talent one is born with.
I’m in no way Bieber-ized. His songs are catchy no doubt, but it’s nothing I wanna listen to daily. All I am saying is that I respect his determination, his never say never attitude, the hard work he has put into it and the sacrifies he had made to be where he is. And when you’re 16 years old and you sold out Madison Square Garden in 22 minutes, that is just sick!
Brunei Darussalam's twitter celebrity @BruneiTweet sent out his first tweet to @justinbieber after watching ‘Never Say Never’ film and mentioned that he watched it for social media researching purposes.
Another local blogger @Bruneiankidsays in his blog ‘memoirs of a Bruneian Kid’ has nothing but praises for the 17 year old.
think he’s a gifted singer no matter what the future lies for him. There’s just something about him
Some ‘Brunei Darussalam Beliebers’ has even gone to the extent of making videos and posting it on YouTube to convince Bieber to come to Brunei. Meanwhile, local talent Aziz Harun, @jambul212 records his version of Bieber hit song, ‘Baby.’
But after all these attempts, ‘Brunei Beliebers’ are still frustrated because @justinbieber has yet to reply to any of the tweets from Brunei Darussalam.

source :
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/05/10/bieber-fever-hits-brunei/

Friday, 6 May 2011

The Philippines Embassy in Negara Brunei Darussalam

The Philippine Consulate-General was established in Bandar Seri Begawan in August 1983 and was then headed by Consul- General Tristan V. Enverga.

philippine-embassybrunei.org

When Brunei Darussalam declared its independence on 1 January 1984, the Philippines established full diplomatic ties with Brunei Darussalam and the Philippine Consulate-General was elevated to an Embassy. Ambassador Benjamin B. Domingo was the first Philippine Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam.

Heads of Post. The following served as Ambassadors to Brunei Darussalam:
Benjamin B. Domingo (14 March 1984-01 November 1986); Eusebio A. Abaquin (16 December 1986-19 June 1993); Juan V. Saez (29 November 1993- 25 September 1994); Ramon A. Tirol (09 March 1995-30 June 1998); Enrique A. Zaldivar (16 March 1999-31 March 2002); Virginia H. Benavidez (24 April 2002-30 June 2009); Alexander B. Yano (28 July 2009-30 June 2010); and Nestor Z. Ochoa (25 March 2011 – present).

The following served as Chargé d’ Affaires for at least three months:
Tristan V. Enverga (Consul General, 10 August 1983–13 March 1984); Virginia H. Benavidez (20 June 1986–28 November 1993, 26 September 1994–08 March 1995, 01 July 1998–15 March 1999); Celeste Vinzon-Balatbat (01–28 July 2009, 01 July 2010–24 March 2011).

The Embassy has jurisdiction over Brunei Darussalam. The Philippine Chancery. On 10 December 2003, the Philippine government paid for a parcel of land measuring 11,750 sq. meters intended for the Philippine Chancery.

A ground breaking ceremony was held on 16 April 2010 at the project site with Embassy officials and Filipino community leaders.
Phase I of the Chancery’s construction was completed in May 2011. H.E. President Benigno S. Aquino III unveiled a marker inaugurating the new Philippine Chancery during his State Visit to Brunei Darussalam on 01-02 June 2011.

Starting 02 August 2011, the Philippine Embassy in Brunei shall be located at Simpang 336, Diplomatic Enclave, Jalan Kebangsaan, Bandar Seri Begawan BA1210, Brunei Darussalam.

http://philippine-embassybrunei.org/

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Unites Local Netizens in Brunei Twestival

brunei Twestival
About Living in Brunei Darussalam, Social media movement Twestival made its inaugural debut in Brunei Darussalam on March 24, 2011, which marked an important day in the local social media scene. The chosen motto was ‘Tweet.Meet.Eat.Give‘ in order to raise money for the Child Development Centre in support of the World Down Syndrome Day. Another aim of the Twestival is to connect the local Twitter community offline in Brunei Darussalam and give them an opportunity to meet face to face.

The Brunei Darussalam Twestival event was sponsored by Kitaro Japanese Restaurant and Swensens Cafe & Restaurant, which agreed to hold a food eating competition in support of the charity. The proceeds of the event will be used to buy new equipment and educational toys for the children of the Child Development Centre.
A pre-Twestival food challenge event was held at @KitaroJapanese Restaurant where contestants had to consume a plate of sushi. One of the top finalists in last year's Borneo Blogger awards, BorneoColours (@marul69), was very supportive of the Twestival event and uploaded a video of one of the winners of the Sumo Challenge.
At Swensen's Cafe & Restaurant, the Huge Swensen's Challenge required participants to eat the infamous ‘Earthquake’ of 8 scoops of ice cream weighing 3 oz each in a huge bowl topped with whipped cream and other sweet toppings. Local blogging heroes came to support and participate in the event like @ranoadidas, @anakbrunei, Senor Pablo, @kurapak and @maurina to name a few.
One of the main organisers @BruneiTweet for Twestival Brunei 2011 mentioned on his blog the number of attendants and how much was collected this year.
Funds were raised from a portion of the proceeds from dinner sales at Kitaro Japanese Restaurant Brunei on 22nd March 2011, and from the sale of ice cream and kids meals at Swensen's Brunei (from 20th March 2011 to 24th March 2011). The tally of funds raised came up to BND$1,573.82 and has gone towards the purchase of developmental toys, teaching aids and educational equipment for the children who undertake therapy at the Child Development Center.
Close to 500 people attended across both local events, many Twitter friends met up for the first time…
Another one of the organisers @emmagoodegg took the opportunity to thank the outstanding individuals who volunteered to help make Twestival Brunei 2011 a success in her recent post on borneocolours:
Along the way we picked up many big-hearted folks who helped with the logo (@jidah), technical issues (@thewheat, @mfirdaus & @talkingaloudbru), background details (@faeyakof & the crew of @ubdfm), PR (our local social media friends), including the sponsors (Swensens & @kitarojapanese) and the public who came to give their money and time.
A local podcaster @talkingaloudbru was present at the event and managed to do quick interviews during the pre-Twestival event at @KitaroJapanese Restaurant. He was also one of the volunteers promoting the event and he did a ‘live recording’ at Swensens during the main event.
@kurapak one of Brunei Darussalam's well known bloggers, showed his support for the event by making a comic poster using the Twestival Brunei logo on his site. @johnreydangilan on his blog theasianbimbo made appearances during both the pre and main twestival events.
There were a lot of familiar faces on twitter and to be able to meet them were a little scary for me.  I am a social pariah of some sort so being in the sea of all these people is a little bit of “I could pee a bit in my pants/puke inside my mouth” moment.
Being the charitable person I
pretend to be  am, I am glad to be able to take part in this offline gathering of twitter lurves especially for a good cause. Even greater joy for me to see people who I have conversed with on twitter and a few more who recognised me from my rants here and there.
More pictures of the event are available at @anakbrunei's blog @ranoadidas's site. The organizers of Twestival Brunei Darussalam 2011 are @BruneiTweet, @emmagoodegg and @zulfadly

source :
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/04/18/brunei-twestival-unites-local-netizens/

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Pulau Cermin

PULAU CHERMIN terletak di Kuala Sungai Brunei yang bertentangan dengan Pulau Keingaran. Sebelah barat Pulau Cermin terletaknya Tanjong Kindana yang dipisahkan oleh satu kawasan perairan dinamakan Pasir Si Bubu. Pada 29 Ogos 2003 serombongan penyelidik dari Pusat Sejarah Brunei yang terdiri daripada Awang Haji Su’ut bin Haji Ahmad dan Awang Haji Mohd. Noor Irwan bin Haji Osmar serta Awang Mohd.Zefri Ariff bin Zain Ariff dan Awang Shahdi bin Metussin dari Universiti Brunei Darussalam telah mengadakan penyelidikan dan penggambaran di Pulau Chermin. Ketika berada di sana rombongan membuat rakaman gambar video dan pegun terhadap lokasi-lokasi tertentu di darat dan laut pulau berkenaan.

     Walaupun tidak banyak ditemui kesan-kesan sejarah di pulau berkenaan tetapi peristiwa perang saudara yang berlaku di pulau itu pada abad yang ke-17 tetap terpahat dalam sejarah Brunei. Pulau Chermin pernah didiami oleh Sultan Abdul Hakkul Mubin (Sultan Brunei yang ke-13) iaitu atas cadangan Pengiran Bendahara Muhyiddin dengan alasan Bandar Brunei pada ketika itu tidak aman disebabkan kekacauan oleh orang-orang darat. Apabila Sultan Abdul Hakkul Mubin bersemayam di pulau itu, maka Pengiran Bendahara Muhyiddin pun mengisytiharkan dirinya menjadi Sultan Brunei dengan gelaran Sultan Muhyiddin. Oleh yang demikian pada ketika itu Brunei mempunyai dua orang Sultan. Sultan Muhyiddin yang mengisytiharkan diri menjadi Sultan itu semata-mata bertujuan menuntut bela di atas kematian ayahnda mertua baginda, Sultan Muhammad Ali yang dibunuh oleh Sultan Abdul Hakkul Mubin ketika menjadi Pengiran Bendahara dan seterusnya mengambil alih pemerintahan dengan menggelarkan diri baginda Sultan Abdul Hakkul Mubin. Kekacauan yang dilakukan oleh orang-orang darat semasa Sultan Abdul Hakkul Mubin memerintah di Bandar Brunei adalah sebenarnya atas suruhan Pengiran Bendahara Muhyiddin yang bertujuan untuk menghuru-harakan Bandar Brunei. Pada mulanya mereka mengaruk lantai istana dan beberapa buah rumah Pembesar Negara, kemudian dilaratkan kepada rumah-rumah orang ramai yang menyebabkan kekacauan berlaku berleluasa.


     Pengisytiharan Pengiran Bendahara Muhyiddin menjadi Sultan di Bandar Brunei itu telah menyebabkan berlakunya perang saudara yang berlanjutan dari tahun 1662 hingga 1673 dengan kekalahan di pihak Sultan Abdul Hakkul Mubin di Pulau Chermin. Sultan Muhyiddin membuat kubu di Tanjong Kindana semasa memerangi Sultan Abdul Hakkul Mubin di Pulau Chermin. Baginda juga mendapat bantuan dari tentera Betara Suluk yang membuat kubu pertahanan di Pulau Keingaran. Sebelum kalah, Sultan Abdul Hakkul Mubin telah membinasakan segala harta benda, membakar istana dan merosakkan Mahkota serta cop mohor. Baginda juga memerintahkan supaya Mahkota itu dilemparkan ke laut Pulau Chermin. Akibat daripada peperangan itu semua peninggalan pemerintahan Sultan Abdul Hakkul Mubin di Pulau Chermin musnah sama sekali dan sukar dikesan hingga sekarang.


http://www.pusat-sejarah.gov.bn/aktif-yupai-semaring.htm

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