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Monday, 05 November 2012 10:55


Information and Poster Source: NBT Brunei

The Toyota Classics marks its 23rd edition with the memorable presentation of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, under the conduction of Joji Hattori and featuring Soichi Muraji, one of the most prominent guitarists in Classic music. With its unique Vienna-flavored music, the leading Austrian orchestra promises an evening of complete delight to our distinguished audience with a repertoire of extraordinary music that comprises tunes from the mastery of Vivaldi  to the joy9 of the "Sound of Music".  The conduction of the orchestra is on the hands of Joji Hattori, who brings all his virtuosity and experience as one of the leading Japaneses musicians of his generation. And bringing to life all the marvelous notes of the guitar, the acclaimed Soichi Muraji performs the best of his art to contribute to this stunning live performance of one of the fineset chamber orchestras.

TOYOTA CLASSICS 2012 ON 10TH November, Saturday

Doors Opens: 7:30pm
Programme starts: 8:30pm
Venue: Arts Centre, Jerudong International School
Ticket Prices: B$180, B$150, B$120

Tickets are available at: All NBT (Brunei) Sdn Bhd showrooms
For more information, please call Cecilia at Tel: 2433777 Ext. 6122 H/P: 8803979 Fax: 242-1539 or Sheilla at H/P: 8732200 (for Bandar) Jessica Yee at H/P: 874-7700 (for KB)

Toyota Classics 2012 is sponsored by Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Ptd Ltd and NBT (Brunei) Sdn Bhd. All proceeds will be donated to Charitable Organizations

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:57


Press Release: Royal Brunei Airlines Begins Rebranding Journey

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) reveals its new livery and logo on 30th October 2012 at an event held at Hangar 1, Brunei International Airport. The new livery and logo was revealed on an Airbus A320, which was painted by RB’s own in-house engineering team.

Attending the event was the Minister of Communications, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar as Guest of Honour, as well as RB’s Chairman and Board of Directors, staff and other invited guests.

Included in the guest list were some of the country’s national icons: Two of Brunei’s Olympians, Maziah Mahusin, Brunei’s first female Olympian who represented Brunei at the London Summer Olympics in the 400m run, Ak Hafiy Tajuddin Pg Rositi who represented Brunei at the London Summer Olympics in the 400m run, the Under-21 football team who were the champions of the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy in March 2012, and the Kilimanjaro team an all-female team who raised the Brunei Flag at the highest peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2001.

Prior to the reveal, Royal Brunei Airlines has been releasing teasers of its redefinition of travel to in the local market, both via print and online adverts and the “Smile Squad”; who has been sparking public curiosity over the past two weeks. The Smiles Squad has been spotted in different parts of the country, spreading genuine smiles and good cheer to the public.

Images sourced from www.facebook.com/redefinedjourney




Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:15
Tuesday, 30 October 2012 12:48


What do you do?
I am a writer and entrepreneur.

Describe yourself in a few words.
Creative, Self-Confident, and I like doing things I have never done before. 

What was your first book? When and why did you decide to write it?
I wrote my first book in 2004; I was 21. It was a novel called "Look! I am on fire". I undertook a three month writing scholarship and the story was part of an assignment for a writing class. I gave the assignment to my teacher, who gave it to a publisher, and then it got published.

I always wanted to go abroad...but at the time, I did not have the money or the chance to go. The unique thing is that the book is a love story based in Seattle. I researched via the internet and wrote the book based on my research.

What are your proudest achievements to date?
I always feel proud whenever someone publishes their own book on NulisBuku.com…to see their lives change, it always make me proud. There are also two other things. First was the launch of NulisBuku.com in 2010 – it was in conjunction with a book launch; 99 writers wrote the book in nine days. It was a very special moment, standing there with 99 new writers. Secondly, this year I received the Inspiring Woman Award 2012 from Tabloid Nova. My mom was there and she was very happy. When I saw my parents happy, I am happy as well.

Photographs from Ollie's visit to UBDfm




Monday, 29 October 2012 12:11

Chevening in Brunei


Excerpt from the Chevening website: Chevening Scholarships not only offer financial support to study for a Master’s degree at the UK’s leading universities, but the opportunity to become part of an influential and highly regarded global network. Do you have the potential to be a future leader and a desire to study in the UK? If you would like to enhance your leadership skills and become part of the growing Chevening network, read on.

How to apply for a Chevening Scholarship?

First steps

  • Sign up for alerts about application opening dates and candidate guidance by clicking on ‘Register’.
  • Read the general criteria and consider how you can demonstrate that you meet these criteria in your application.
  • There will be new minimum English Language requirements which you will have to meet before applying for a Chevening Scholarship. Some countries will be exempt, but if you don’t have a valid certificate consider booking an English language test date now.
  • Research which UK universities / courses you wish to attend as you must include these on your application and demonstrate why you believe these are the right courses for your career.
  • Research the English Language requirements for your chosen courses – they are almost certain to have higher requirements than the minimum requirements for applying for a Chevening Scholarship. Plan how you are going to meet those requirements.  
  • Think about who you will nominate as referees on your application. You are required to nominate two referees.

All the best folks!

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