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Friday, 01 February 2013 14:26

"Nature's Avengers" Initiative – for youths, by youths. Established early of January 2013, this youth-led movement under Green Brunei looks to creating opportunities for younger kids to be involved with the environment. How so? We thought of getting them in the jungle!

Nature’s Avengers is an example of an independent group of youths to be able to self-initiate and be exposed to how volunteering projects like these are conducted with the lending hand of the Youth Centre.

The green initiative journey began by pulling eleven like-minded youths together to come up with a plan to educate kids about the environment, or to simply say, “to save the world!”. The initiative is aimed at collaboration with the community to explore habitats that might be endangered or to simply expose Bruneians to more than just the “greenery”.

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Nature’s Avengers Team: Nani Azlan, Irene Lee, Hanna Hassanal, Bazeelah Rafaea, Nur Alya Syafiqah, Norizi Shahrol, Tiong Hua, Ahamd Zaki, Azhiim Ghani, Fadli Zaini, Nur Amalia & Muna Munjiyah Malik

Right now, the project is central to helping primary-level kids to let them independently interact with the natural environment while teaching them the importance of sustainability, conservation and preservation of our green jewels. This includes planting of Gaharu trees, creating fishponds and turtle hatcheries.

Earlier in the month, we travelled to Bintudoh located at Ulu Tutong to survey and prepare the project site. It turns out Bintudoh is an Eco-tourism site in development with huts already constructed. We took benefit to facilitate the fertile site while helping the Bintudoh community to develop the conservation facilities and to expose Bintudoh as an exploration site for adventurous travellers.

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Some pictures of the Bintudoh trip

Friday, 01 February 2013 10:30

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Greetings Readers! The Education UK Exhibition 2013 is just around the corner with 40 participating institutions; 13th February at the Empire Hotel and 14th February at Maktab Duli. (Check out last year's event here.) There will be free seminars on how to write personal statements, what and where to study, information on Postgraduate Study and more. Plus, if you pre-register for the event before 13th February at, you could win yourself an iPad2! 

Thursday, 31 January 2013 20:27
Saturday, 26 January 2013 14:29

Press Release: The launching of the Peugeot Boutique & opening of Madbites Cafe

T.C.Y. Motors, the sole distributor of Peugeot vehicles, has just recently launched their Peugeot Boutique on the 25th of January 2013, selling everything from watches to stuffed toys. One interesting fact about the french brand is that, in the 18th century, they have been manufacturing coffee, pepper and salt grinders, long before cars came into the picture. Hence, the salt and pepper mills on display in the boutique.

As a 200 year old brand, Peugeot has come very far in terms of innovation, style, and performance. To share its rich history and its well engineered products, the boutique was incorporated into the Peugeot showroom, to allow consumers to enjoy the many varieties available from the french brand.

The MADbites company has been active in the social media network and they are very popular for their colourful macarons, which is a sweet meringue based confectionary that originated from France. Since their introduction, T.C.Y. Motors and MADbites has mutually agreed to collaborate and to open their first café inside the Peugeot showroom to showcase and sell their desserts and beverages, including their ever popular macarons.

On their opening day, both companies have received an overwhelmingly positive response from the public, as there was a 30% off on all boutique items and a 20% discount on all MADbites orders starting from 3pm, for one day only. The first 100 visitors also received a free gift, on a first come first served basis.

The stocks available in the boutique will be updated from time to time to reflect consumers' lifestyle and taste and the MADbites café will be open from 10am to 10pm, Mondays to Saturdays. The Peugeot showroom opening hours will remain from 8am to 6pm.

To find out more information, please call 2426969 or visit the Peugeot showroom and enjoy a cup of coffee while you browse around the boutique. Like Peugeot Brunei on facebook at

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The Peugeot Boutique

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Friday, 25 January 2013 14:31

Mark your calendars readers! The Royal Regatta is slated for Sunday 3rd February 2013 at the Brunei River. Here's an excerpt about the upcoming event from the Borneo Bulletin.

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to grace the Brunei Regatta that will be held at the Brunei River on February 3, 2013 to witness the biggest boat race competition in the country which has attracted competitors from neighbouring countries as well as other nations.

The Brunei Regatta 2013 will feature a total of 12 traditional boat race events, four categories for the speed boat competition, two categories for water taxis and two events for the jet skis.

Video of the Brunei Regatta 2012

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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 (February 2016), I have over 24,000 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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