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Wednesday, 14 August 2013 16:28

Hi folks. The Brunei Times published an article citing that local youths preferred government employment over work in the private sector and entrepreneurship. 1,051 youths between the ages of 18 and 23 took part in the survey and the results reflected a clear preference for civil service as the choice for employment.

The article goes on and touches on a few other (huge) subthemes: current labour force numbers and distributions, the nature vs nurture argument, and the 'what happens when the oil runs out?' discussion.

All these fall under the 'Future of the Nation' topic which fascinates me and it is one I will continue to keep close watch on. Do you folks have any thoughts on these topics? Share them in the comments section below.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:59

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Folks, the StanChart promotion comes to a close tomorrow! So far there have been tickets to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and tomorrow, between 10am and 4pm, the first 50 Standard Chartered Bank credit cardholders who purchase at least one ticket to a specified destination via will receive a free ticket to the same (final) destination.

Where to this time? Visit the Standard Chartered Bank website and Facebook Fanpage to find out!

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If you are one of the first 50 customers to buy a return economy ticket to selected destinations using your Standard Chartered Bank credit card at, you will receive a free return ticket of the same
We will notify you on your free ticket by SMS after 1 working day
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You are limited to 1 free ticket during this Promotion
Travel period for the free ticket ex-Brunei is from 13 October to 28 November 2013, 3 to 23 January 2014 and 8 to 28 February 2014
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Thursday, 08 August 2013 17:07


May this Hari Raya mark the start of a year of progress and peace for you.

The best is yet to come.

Big Love & Blessings,

Delwin Keasberry
Thursday, 08 August 2013 16:40

aseanlogoThe 2013 ASEAN Day messsage from His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam

"Today we celebrate the forty-sixth anniversary of ASEAN - a regional grouping of ten countries that strives to offer a sense of hope, confidence and purpose to more than six hundred million people in the Southeast Asian region.

ASEAN is making good progress in meeting its objectives. And each year I am pleased to see its members intensifying efforts to make the region more politically cohesive, economically integrated and socially responsible.
On this year’s theme, ‘Our people, Our Future Together’, we emphasise the role of our people in ASEAN’s community building efforts and look beyond 2015. With the programmes that have been organised for our youth, we are equipping them with the necessary attributes and values to face tomorrow’s challenges. They are after all the future leaders of ASEAN.   

As we celebrate today’s achievements, we should not forget the Founding Fathers of ASEAN. The ASEAN/Bangkok Declaration, which they signed in 1967, is an important document that paved the way for many other ASEAN agreements and declarations. We should carry on their wisdom, vision and courage and let them be the source of ASEAN’s inspiration into the future. In this spirit, we pay our respects to them.

Lastly, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all my fellow Muslims a Happy Festive Eid."


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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.

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I would love to hear your side of the story.

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