Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

An art gallery that encourages budding artists

2014-05-28 I AM fascinated by The Brunei Times’ article titled “Make rainforest gallery your canvas, say arts enthusiast” published on May 21, 2014. I’m a 27-year-old working in the civil service but my love for art began since I was in the primary school....

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Extending joy, happiness among everyone

2014-05-27 I WAS deeply touched by the article written by Daniel Wood titled ‘Struggling Rags Behind Riches,’ especially since it came out during the excitement of the National Family Day celebrations. A family is one of the strongest institutions anyone can...

Monday, 26 May 2014

No proper upkeep of old playgrounds

2014-05-26 I WOULD love to convey my utmost appreciation of the authorities for providing playgrounds and areas for residents to exercise while enjoying the beautiful fresh air of Brunei Darussalam. Most residential areas have a facility in the vicinity...

Why is the National Museum closed?

2014-05-26 I WOULD like to know how long the National Museum will remain closed? I haven’t got any clue as to why the museum has been closed since a couple of months. I think the temporary closing would affect a lot of people, particularly schools, tourists...

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Private educational institutions must heed HRH’s call

2014-05-24 ALL the private educational institutions should heed to advice of His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik that they should take advantage of the opportunities provided by the government to produce graduates who will help fulfil Brunei’s Vision 2035...

Friday, 23 May 2014

Road signs needed in RPN Lumut Terrace house area

2014-05-23 WE thank the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam for the continuous distribution of generous benefits among the citizens. One of them is the right to own house. This refers to the RPN Lumut Terrace houses...

Dealing with bullying at workplace

2014-05-23 BULLYING and working in non-conducive environment were listed as possible reasons for truancy at the civil service. Yet only the penalties for those who did not turn up at work were mentioned in your article published on Tuesday, May 13, 2014,...

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Time to clean up clogged drains

2014-05-22 I AM writing with regards to the drainage systems around The Mall in Gadong. Recently, when I went to the area, I saw some of the drains along the roads were sprouting with weeds and wild growth all over the place. This, surely, is bound to clog...

Donating blood is a noble gesture

2014-05-22 IT’S ABSOLUTELY gratifying to see people in Brunei coming forward to donate blood to patients, who are badly in need of it, at hospitals, undergoing treatment. Sometimes I try to picture someone I know who is in need of a rare blood type and how...

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 (...

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