Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Give the youth some credit

2016-03-01 I HAVE noticed an increase in the number of youths working in the hospitality sector such as restaurants and hotels. Based on my personal experience dining at these restaurants/hotels, I would like to commend them for the way they conduct...

Monday, 29 February 2016

Bruneians mix fun events and business

2016-02-29   I WOULD like to applaud the management of Jerudong Park and also the organisers of the Borneo Insider’s Guide (BiG) Magazine 10th anniversary picnic festival which took place last January at the Jerudong Park Colonnade. I was in awe of the...

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Promoting corporate sponsorship of sports

2016-02-27 I WAS pleased to read the report “Brunei to host BWF tourney”, published in The Brunei Times (Feb 26, 2016). As an avid badminton fan, the news that the country will organise the World Challenge Badminton Championship in November was very welcome...

Friday, 26 February 2016

The menace called ghost nets

2016-02-26 THIS is with reference to the report “Greater awareness for ghost fishing needed”, published in The Brunei Times dated January 20, 2016. Yes, there can be no two opinions on this menace, which plays havoc with marine ecology. The vast discarded...

Thursday, 25 February 2016

More actions needed to trigger paradigm shift in local workforce

2016-02-25 I FEEL motivated with the support of relevant agencies in providing a career-base work platform with incentives and help that I thought would be enough to open a successful service-based business that local employees would be proud of. I did some...

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Career profiling tool for students

2016-02-24 THE article ‘Career profiling can give students clear direction’ that appeared in The Brunei Times on February 21 is interesting as it throws some light on what students need to do with regards to their future progression. The article noted that...

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Revving up the speed limits

2016-02-23 I THINK that it is about time we revise the speed limits of this country. I was driving along Jln Tutong the other night when I received a double headlight flash from another driver coming from the opposite direction. I immediately slowed down to...

Monday, 22 February 2016

Unacceptable parent behaviour

2016-02-22 I AM writing to express my disappointment on the actions and behaviour of a parent at one of the renowned children’s indoor activity centres in Kiulap on Friday morning. On that day I had brought my son to the centre for a play date with other...

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Time to take care of athletes’ needs

2016-02-20 I WAS shocked to read the report ‘National athletes offer differing views on allowance’ in The Brunei Times (Jan 18, 2016). Is it true that our national athletes do not receive allowances – or even water – when they train? Do we not value the...

Friday, 19 February 2016

Queen’s Jetty development could help promote tourism in a big way

2016-02-19 Dear Editor, WITH reference to the report ‘Privatising Queen’s Jetty can help boost tourism’ in The Brunei Times on February 18, Thursday, I felt it would be an important step to attract more tourists to the sultanate. According to the report Sha-...

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Some main roads and zebra crossings need brighter lights

2016-02-18 IT IS a concern to see some roads – notably some of the major and busy ones – that are quite dimly lit at night, and which pose a safety hazard to both motorists and pedestrians. One of them is the road at The Mall Gadong. It needs to be brighter...

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

A painful video that has gone viral

2016-02-17 RESPECTFULLY, your paper had carried pictures of happy well-wishers extending greetings to their Chinese hosts at their respective houses during the Chinese New Year celebrations. But in contrast, I was sent a shocking and humiliating viral video...

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Customer satisfaction is important in business

2016-02-16 I WENT to check out a newly opened eatery lately and would like to express my dissatisfaction with the place, mainly for one reason. I’m not a very fussy person generally, but sometimes even a non-fussy person’s limits can be tested and pushed only...

Monday, 15 February 2016

‘Don’t make snail mail even slower’

2016-02-15 LIKE a lot of Bruneians, I find myself clicking away on online retail websites to purchase items that are both vastly cheaper than can be bought at local vendors and also items which simply are hard to find here. As a regular patron of...

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Coaches tracking athletes crucial for sports uplift

2016-02-13 I REFER to the report ‘Fakhri eyeing another record’ in The Brunei Times (Feb 5, 2016). I applaud the national 100m record holder, Md Fakhri Ismail, for his decision to try and break the national 60m record at the upcoming 2016 IAAF World Indoor...

Friday, 12 February 2016

Rubbernecking is both rude and dangerous

2016-02-12 I HATE the act of rubbernecking. This issue has probably been mentioned numerous times in the past but it’s something that still annoys me to no end. Many times I have been stuck in slow moving traffic and thought it was due to an accident. But...

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Weddings should be kept nice, simple and within one’s means

2016-02-11 I JUST read the story ‘Extravagant weddings go against Islam’ that was published in The Brunei Times on Monday (February 8, 2016) and I couldn’t help but agree with Dr Hj Noralizam Hj Ali Akbar’s advise to avoid excessive spending for weddings. As...

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The need for raising eco-awareness

2016-02-10 I HAVE to agree with the article ‘Fishing villages need to care for environment’ that was published in The Brunei Times yesterday. In my honest opinion, promoting environmental awareness needs to be prioritised for fishing villages such as Kg...

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Water woes

2016-02-09 THROUGH your esteemed newspaper, I would like to draw the attention of relevant authority to the poor water supply in our household. At first, I thought that it was only our family who was suffering from water woes. However, our neighbours have...

Monday, 8 February 2016

Looking for answers to questions on zakat

2016-02-08 I AM writing this letter to seek the attention of Bahagian Kutipan dan Agihan Zakat (Zakat Collection and Distribution Division) of Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB). I recently googled on the Internet for the division’s website (http://www....