Letters to the Editor

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Caution during changing lanes at roundabouts

2014-12-06 I DO not know if there have been complaints over the irresponsible practice by some motor drivers at roundabouts in Brunei. Hence, I feel the need to voice my concern regarding this issue. I believe that every road user is aware that he or she is...

Friday, 5 December 2014

Thank you Bakti Dewa primary teachers

2014-12-05 I AM writing to express my gratitude to the teachers of my son at Bakti Dewa School for their hard work and dedication to help him prepare for the Year 6 PSR exams. My son achieved outstanding results and this is definitely a proud moment for my...

Mechanic Training Centre a great step for Bruneianisation

2014-12-05 I WOULD like to applaud our Energy Department in the Prime Minister’s Office (EDPMO) for their initiative on the Industrial Skill Qualification (ISQ) programme at Pusat Latihan Mekanik (PLM). This is definitely a great opportunity for those who...

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Restoring Jerudong Park to its former glory

2014-12-04 HAVING driven past Jerudong Park recently since it reopened, I can't help but feel nostalgic. Back in the peak of Jerudong Park all those many years ago, I was a mere teenager and it wasn't a surprise to always ask to be taken there. I would go...

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Student’s suggestion on UBD priority

2014-12-03 I WOULD like to refer to the article ‘UBD builds Olympic-sized swimming pool’ published in The Brunei Times (Nov 7, 2014). The Public Works Department (PWD) Project Coordinator Hj Md Husni Hj Damit said the new swimming pool would follow the...

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Suggestions to enhance Brunei tourism industry

2014-12-02 I READ with interest the letter “Doubts over tourism” published in The Brunei Times on Nov 25, 2014. I visited the Sultanate as a curious tourist some time back and would like to share how Brunei can further enhance its attractiveness. Firstly,...

Monday, 1 December 2014

Efficient public transport cansolve joblessness

2014-12-01 HERE’S how I think having an efficient public transport system can help solve our unemployment problem, encourage more low-skilled young Bruneians to work in the private sector, and eliminate poverty. Local jobseekers find basic salaries in the...

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Straying of wildlife due to habitat loss

2014-11-29 AS A wildlife enthusiast, I read with concern and anguish the story titled “KB firemen capture 17-footer goat thief” in The Brunei Times (November 18, 2014). This is not the first time a wild animal has strayed into a human habitat. Such cases...

Friday, 28 November 2014

Be careful! Driving slow is dangerous too

2014-11-28 THERE have been speed traps on Tutong-Muara highway during a recent weekend and this brought up a curious question. Were the drivers given a ticket for going too fast or too slow? It is great that police were out in force to nail speeders but one...

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Private sector workers need better appreciation

2014-11-27 WHY is there still less benefit for people who work in the private sector? Sometimes local workers at private sector also need a loan maybe for helping the family or even to loan for a car to get to work. But the problem is that the bank gives...

Better manners when dining out, please!

2014-11-27 I JUST want to take a moment to really vent here. I have a rather unpleasant experience at one well-known restaurant in the Sultanate. I was out having lunch with my family. The place we went to was not an ordinary run-of-the mill $10 or less...

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

An art career can also be lucrative

2014-11-26 THE article ‘17-year-old autistic artist impresses at solo exhibition’ in The Brunei Times (October 27, 2014) was certainly heartening to see not only an artistic individual giving his best by putting his heart and soul into, but also the great...

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Doubts over tourism

2014-11-25 WITH reference to the article titled ‘Brunei to promote niche tourism’ published in The Brunei Times (November 17, 2014), I would like to make a remark on it. As mentioned in the article, Brunei is set to promote itself as a destination for...

MCYS responds on smoking complaint

2014-11-25 THIS is with reference to the letter — ‘Complaint on smoking at swimming pool’ by Unhappy Swimmer — published in The Brunei Times (November 20, 2014). The Department of Youth and Sports, under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS)...

Monday, 24 November 2014

The uniqueness of Brunei cuisine

2014-11-24 AS AN expat who’s lived in Brunei for the last two years, I feel Bruneians should take more pride in their cuisine. Even, the local fruit here is unique. Aside from the King of Fruits, the Durian, did you know that the buah tarap isn’t as well...

Captured python back in the wild?

2014-11-24 THIS is with reference to report ‘KB firemen capture 17-footer goat thief’ published in The Brunei Times dated Nov 18, 2014. It was about how a large python was caught by the authorities after it had eaten a goat in Kg Mumong near Kuala Belait....

Saturday, 22 November 2014

UBD needs to hire enough lecturers

2014-11-22 As the year will come to an end in less than two months, I’d like to voice my opinion with regard to the university syllabus. I’m a Professional Communications and Media student. During my initial semester, I nearly took a certain module (the...

Friday, 21 November 2014

Complaint on poor data coverage on Progresif Cellular

2014-11-21 I DO not know if this has been brought to your attention but I would like to highlight not only the extremely poor data coverage that Progresif Cellular is supplying, but also the poor customer service that I have received from them. I live and...

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Healthy food with local ingredients

2014-11-20 KUDOS to the launch of The Energy Kitchen and for it being the first healthy restaurant in the nation. It is about time that Brunei starts promoting food that are healthy yet delicious. However, I do understand that not everyone can afford to...

Complaint on smoking at swimming pool

2014-11-20 LATELY I’ve been on a fitness kick and I’ve started to learn swimming, a great survival skill to know and a fun way to keep fit. I’ve been going to the swimming pools at the stadium and lately, the aquatic centre in Tutong whenever I’m in the...

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