Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Giving a boost to halal tourism

2014-05-21 THE Turkish government’s decision to exempt Bruneians from visa entry to Turkey is indeed timely (The Brunei Times, May 17, 2014) to cement new era of business and culture relationship among the two Muslim nations. Turkey’s economy is one of the...

Making beaches more lively

2014-05-21 BRUNEI, though not as endowed as other countries, has, however, beautiful beaches. People would love to spend time at the beaches mainly because of the amazing view of the sunsets and the fresh breeze, minus of course the litter. But what saddens...

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Caution against spurious drugs

2014-05-20 KUDOS to our youth who have stepped out and ventured into entrepreneurship. We have seen the rise of many online businesses recently and it does offer youth the opportunities they need such as income, employment and experience. However, in my...

Plan update hailed

2014-05-20 A FEW months ago I wrote to express my disappointment over the lack of update on the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Redevelopment Masterplan. And today (Monday, 19 May), your paper reported about the beginning of the first phase of the Eco-Corridor...

Monday, 19 May 2014

Family Day a big boost to entrepreneurs

2014-05-19 AS OUR National Family Day was celebrated just days ago, I have to say that I am very much impressed with the different celebrations organised by different zones, mukim and villages. I went to the family carnivals held at the Agro Park in Kg...

Plan to check red light flouters

2014-05-19 THE programme SiKAP was launched over a year ago and yet it has never eliminated one very essential aspect of road traffic violations — driving past the red traffic light. Why? Isn’t there enough manpower or the concerned enforcement agency is...

Friday, 16 May 2014

RBPF responds over road speed limit

2014-05-16 WITH reference to the letter in The Brunei Times’ Opinion column (May 14, 2014) titled ‘Does speed Limit not apply to the right lane’ written by ‘Law Abiding Citizen, Berakas’, the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) would like to make the following...

Thursday, 15 May 2014

More veggies, please

2014-05-15 THERE are already a lot of restaurants here in Brunei from affordable to pricey ones. I see Malay, Chinese, Western food etc. It’s nice that there are different types of food but I would like to suggest people who would like to open restaurants or...

Pharmacist at Old Airport post office

2014-05-15 AS an avid online shopper, I’ve become dependent on the Internet to purchase many things that Brunei doesn’t sell. These includes my toiletries and vitamins and others supplements. I know that my friends and family are also turning to the Internet...

Clarification by Public Service Department

2014-05-15 THE Public Service Department (PSD) would like to clarify the headline “Unexplained absence may result in salary cut. Truant civil servants face the whip” and the contents of The Brunei Times dated 13 May 2014 following the interview between our...

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Parking problem is getting serious

2014-05-14 THE parking problem is getting serious in Brunei and I believe it’s about time to promote car pooling. As an expat, I’m quite happy to benefit from the many perks that any car driver will enjoy in Brunei. There’s the cheap petrol, light traffic (...

Does Speed Limit not apply to the right lane?

2014-05-14 REFERRING to letter by Worried Soul on Friday's paper. I would like the authority to clarify once and for all with regards to Worried Soul's statement that “the right lane is for car speeding up to 120km/h”. Is this true? I still remembered the...

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Misreading of Brunei road speed limits

2014-05-13 I’M SURPRISED to read a letter titled “Concern on some people’s etiquette on the road” published in The Brunei Times (May 9, 2014). First of all, the writer under the pseudonym “Worried Soul” made a grave mistake by saying that “the right lane is...

Keeping fit for nation’s growth

2014-05-13 IT IS a pleasure to see more and more people getting involved in healthy activities, be it running in the afternoons or participating in the free aerobics sessions organised free for the public. If you are one of these people, I salute you in...

Monday, 12 May 2014

Car drivers must first think safety of bicyclists

2014-05-12 I AM writing in reply to a letter written regarding the scourge of ‘fixie bikers’ and the supposed threats that they pose to themselves and other road users. First and foremost, let me remind the author of the letter ‘Traumitised Motorist of Kg...

Need for arts centre to boost creative talent

2014-05-12 I RECENTLY read about ‘Helping hand to a bright future’ which was in the education section of your newspaper and I am very pleased to know that steps are being taken to assist our nation youth, especially with regards to the unemployed and...

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Don’t deprive beach vendors of their livelihood

2014-05-10 THIS is with reference to the report published in The Brunei Times (April 29, 2014) on the Department of Parks and Environment’s request for Tungku Beach vendors to move out of the area due to non-possession of licence. As a resident and visitor...

Friday, 9 May 2014

Concern on some people’s etiquette on the road

2014-05-09 I WOULD like to comment on our people. There are those who are nice here and yet, there are those who were born to be less bright, be it young or old. Sadly, the less bright and let's call them the LB population is far greater. Most of them do not...

Diabetes Mellitus: Be disciplined, positive and happy in life

2014-05-09 I REFER to “Letter to the editor” dated May 1, 2014 titled “Adopt healthy lifestyle to prevent various diseases”. 1. I appreciate you take the courage and initiative to write to The Brunei Times for the reader's awareness. 2. Diabetes Mellitus is...

Thursday, 8 May 2014

No lunch or dinner outlets at airport

2014-05-08 I WOULD like to enquire what the Department of Civil Aviation is doing as there is currently no proper dining outlets for passengers travelling at the Brunei International Airport. During my flight out last week, I could see travellers feeling...

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