Rediscover Brunei Darussalam through the eyes of the People
Greetings Readers! HSBC's Walk Run Cycle 2012 event is fast approaching and it is back with a DARK twist! It is scheduled for Saturday 19th May 2012 and it will be a night-time event! It starts at Taman Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin at 8.30pm and participants can choose to cycle a 40 km route or walk, run or cycle a 11.5 km route. There is also a 6km route and a 2km route for those seeking a more leisurely night out with the family and friends. According to HSBC, 100% of all registration fees and funds collected will be channeled towards education for special needs children and local environmental initiatives. The event promises to be a fun family-friendly event, and oh yes - participants are once again encouraged to turn up in costume!
Once you have registered, upload a photograph of yourself holding up your race bib to the Projek Brunei Facebook Fanpage, or to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #WalkRunCycle2012. This automatically enters you into a lucky draw where you stand a chance at winning an iPod Nano courtesy of HSBC Brunei! The following are some of the entries so far. For more information on the Walk Run Cycle event, click here.
Greetings Readers! I visited Nyneish for the first time about a week ago. It has been around for over a year and it is one of those businesses I keep hearing about when I have chats about local bookshops and arts-and-crafts suppliers. It is tucked away in Seri in Bandar Seri Begawan. The best way I can think of to describe its location is that it is behind the Charcoal Restaurant in Seri. Either drive around or walk-through Charcoal. You won't miss it.
I walked in and I immediately thought to myself, "Nice. Very nice." You can tell there was thought put into the interior design and layout. The books are laid out in a very open-concept manner, as if to invite you to pick them up to have a flick through. There is a mini reading-bay in the middle of the store, and the arts-art-craft supplies are located towards the back of the store. There is even a 'gallery' section where you will find a number of local pieces up for display (with some for sale). Dare I say for the brief few moments that I was browsing, it felt as if I was not in Brunei.
It is worth the visit. For more information, check them out on Facebook here.
Greetings Readers! On 7th April 2012, the Sociology Anthropology Class of 2012 hosted "Local Flavours" at The Core Residential College at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Here is how they described the event: " 'Local Flavours: Youth Humanitarianism through Music' is an event that acts as a bridge for better understanding of how the music scene is in Brunei. Through this event, we hope to provide the chance for local artists to showcase their talents and at the same time, to expose Brunei's youth-defined music culture to UBD students. In turn, this could gradually enhance the UBD students' knowledge on the local music scene arena."
Hans Anuar, Ina, Dayat, Zul Faden, Prof. Dr Wan Zawawi, Aliff & Edabrig, Juju, etc performed live acoustic sets at the event. It was brilliant! I got to watch a few of my favourite local artists perform live for the very first time, and being a fan of all things local, I totally loved it! Here are some photographs from the event.
Hans Anuar, Ina, Erwan and Dayat performing
Prof. Dr Wan Zawawi performing an accoustic blues set
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