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Rediscover Brunei Darussalam through the eyes of the People

Wednesday, 18 August 2010 23:37

Welcome back Readers! Today, I sent out a few tweets that read...

#BuckleUpBrunei Tweeps, please RT to be part of a special feature on tonight. #Brunei #action

The thing is, as part of what I do as @BruneiTweet, I read, receive and retweet too many tweets about motor accidents in Brunei. So, in March 2010, I coined the phrase #BuckleUpBrunei. The idea was to remind people through three little words, to (at the very least) buckle up. I checked out the website of the Brunei Darussalam Road Council, and the available statistics about motor accidents are staggering.

Over 90 of you retweeted the message, and less than a day...we reached over 8,000 people. Yup, over-eight-thousand people.


Also, check out this YouTube and be moved.

Whether or not every one of the 8,000 plus people on our Twitter networks put on their seat belts after reading our tweets, we have no way of knowing. But even if just one person did, it was worth it. 

Buckle Up Brunei.
Monday, 16 August 2010 21:22

Hey Readers! Here is the result of the Ambuyat vs Tongkeng poll...

*drum roll please...*

Saturday, 07 August 2010 17:53
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Hey readers! Most of you would have heard about the Standard Chartered Bank Charity Fun Run 2010 which is taking place tomorrow, 8th August 2010. There are two routes: 10 km and a 'fun' 2.5 km. There is a phrase they use on the website which reads "Here For Good." I love that. The website elaborates that "All proceeds raised from our Charity Run will benefit Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam, Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Cacat (KACA) and Standard Chartered Bank's Seeing Is Believing Programme." I love that as well. 
On that note, I posted this tweet a few days ago:

Peeps, look out for a few sponsored runners by @BruneiTweet in the SCB Charity Run on 8 August 2010 #Brunei

And I posted this one today:

Tweeps, if u're gonna be @ d Standard Chartered Charity Run tomoro, u could win urself a limited edition @BruneiTweet t-shirt. Details soon.

For a chance at winning a limited edition @BruneiTweet t-shirts, here is what you have to do.

Friday, 06 August 2010 21:36
Tweeps, I sent out a few tweets a while ago saying "I'm doing a special feature on my webbie for all who RT this tweet. GO! #Brunei." Six hours later, over 80 of you RT'ed me. So, this one goes out to you...
Thursday, 05 August 2010 12:37

So here's the next fun poll question.


Which do you prefer... Ambuyat or Tongkeng?  

Click here to participate!

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About the Editor

new about me profI am a born and bred Bruneian who lived and worked in Australia for over 10 years. I am now based in Brunei. Having spent time away from Brunei, I have learnt that, to know a country is to know the people. To truly appreciate a new place is to see it through their eyes, to listen to their stories, to taste, smell, do and feel as they do.

Everyone has a Story, and this blog - Projek Brunei, features the stories, music, photography and art of locals and of people who have lived or worked in Brunei before. Join me on this project, a project to discover and rediscover this country they call the Abode of Peace, the Heart of Borneo, this place they call the Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures...through the stories of the People.

You may know me by my online moniker, @BruneiTweet. I created BruneiTweet in 2009, and currently (October 2016), I have over 30,000 followers. I am passionate about community, and use social media to connect with people - both on and offline.

I have an MBA, a keen interest in business-development and marketing, and I am a three-time TEDx speaker. I believe in the power of social media and collaboration. I have worked alongside corporate organisations on various community projects. Some highlights from my journey to date: In 2011, I co-organised Twestival Brunei to raise awareness and funds for Brunei’s Child Development Centre. That year I also organised Convergence, Brunei’s first youth led leadership forum. In 2012, I co-organised Movember to raise awareness on men's health issues. In 2013, I participated at various forums including Brunei's National Environment Conference and the ASEAN Social Media Exchange in Thailand. In 2014, I was selected to represent Brunei at the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Programme. In 2015, I was involved as a panel moderator in an International Women's Day event, and was invited to speak at the Green Leaders Eco-Camp in Brunei about using social media with purpose.
But enough about me.

If you have something interesting to share with the rest of the world about Brunei or are interested in being featured on ProjekBrunei, reach me here or email me at

I would love to hear your side of the story.

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Something interesting to share with the rest of the world about Brunei? Interested in being featured on Reach me here.