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Sunday, 23 February 2014 15:28

Like a breath of fresh air.

Happy National Day everyone.

Saturday, 22 February 2014 10:22

Started off the National Day weekend with a community WOD at GetFit CrossFit.

Thanks for the video Jhun!

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Thursday, 20 February 2014 14:18

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Press Release: United States Embassy Holds First Major U.S. Higher Education Fair in Brunei

On Monday, February 17, 2014, the United States Embassy in Brunei Darussalam and EducationUSA opened the U.S. Higher Education Fair at the Sutra Hall in the Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong.

The event was officiated by U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Daniel Shields, and Guest of Honor, the Minister of Education, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Dr. Haji Abu Bakar Haji Apong.

The U.S. Higher Education Fair featured more than 25 colleges and universities with diverse educational programs for those interested in both undergraduate and graduate (post-graduate) programs.

Ambassador Shields provided opening remarks during the Opening Ceremony. He stated, “I would like to praise Brunei’s educational leaders for spearheading efforts by Brunei’s premier universities in forging partnerships with American universities that are paving the way for more students to benefit from a U.S. education.”
“As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States of America and Brunei Darussalam this year, I am optimistic that our relationship will continue to grow even stronger in the coming years,” Ambassador Shields continued.

Regional Coordinator Dr. Jonathan Lembright spoke about how EducationUSA can assist prospective students. “EducationUSA Advisers share a common goal - assisting students in accessing U.S. higher education opportunities. This is done through outreach events and education fairs such as this, while offering services such as individual advising and through social media outreach. In this way we provide information, insights, and advice on how students can successfully reach their goal of studying in the United States.”

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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 bruneitweet@gmail.com.

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 ProjekBrunei.com? Reach me here.