Letters to the Editor

Monday, 17 August 2015

Boosting tourism in the country

2015-08-17 I COULDN’T agree more with what Avid Watcher, Menglait, pointed out in his/ her letter to the editor titled ‘Lack of facilities could drive tourists away’. There is a serious need to improve our exit and entry points in the nation in order to...

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Need for standard basketball refereeing

2015-08-15 WITH the ongoing Mum Bakery Cup being held at the Brunei Basketball Association court in Batu Bersurat in conjunction with His Majesty’s 69th birthday, every team must be grieving about the poor standard of officiating. Most of the teams have...

Friday, 14 August 2015

Assess health care products while buying

2015-08-14 THANK you so much for publishing the story “The Natural Bar — a natural skin care business in Brunei”. This assures me that I don’t need to pay a fortune just to get imported hypoallergenic products as there are cheaper, locally-produced ones in...

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Please consider introducing attachment programmes

2015-08-13 I READ with interest on the article ‘Grooming scholars into future leaders’ published August 4, 2015 particularly at the word internship. Not that I am implying every scholar to have internships to Singapore but I believe every scholar especially...

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Ensuring sustainability of high quality marine water and environment

2015-08-12 I WOULD like to refer to an article entitled ”Brunei needs regular monitoring of water quality” published in The Brunei Times on Aug 6, 2015. It is a very inspiring comment to marine environment of Brunei Darussalam with special reference to Pelong...

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Plea to prevent vaping in public

2015-08-11 UPON reading the report ‘Expect more operations against smoking in public’ in The Brunei Times (August 4, 2015), I felt relieved and hailed the Ministry of Health (MoH) for its active role in addressing the issue. We are aware that smoking is...

Monday, 10 August 2015

Motorists still lack driving etiquette

2015-08-10 I RECENTLY had a bad experience on the roads in Gadong which reminded me that there is still so much Brunei drivers can learn with regards to driving etiquette. My mother was driving me around when we stopped at the junction under the bridge...

Saturday, 8 August 2015

SOBD Los Angeles medal haul lauded

2015-08-08 I WOULD like to congratulate Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam (SOBD) for winning three gold, three silver and three bronze medals at the recent Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. Although they did not improve on their haul at...

Friday, 7 August 2015

Lack of facilities could drive tourists away

2015-08-07 THERE was one occasion I was on my way back to the Serasa ferry terminal after sorting out some banking details in Labuan. There were a number of backpackers, both Europeans and Asians, on the journey to Brunei, talking excitedly among themselves...

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Environmental studies should also be taught in schools at an early stage

2015-08-06 THIS is with reference to the report ‘ASEAN eco award for 2 Brunei schools’ published in The Brunei Times dated August 4, 2015. It's heartening to note that two — a primary and a secondary - schools were honoured at the Second ASEAN Eco-Schools...

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Hoping for regular updates at newly-launched www.data.gov.bn website

2015-08-05 BRUNEI’S data.gov.bn was launched late last year. It is an important tool as it allows an easily accessible window for public data, which can be used for a variety of things, including understanding more about Bru-nei’s socio-economics and to see...

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

HPC must interact regularly with members of public

2015-08-04 A FEW days ago, your paper reported that eight people were fined for smoking in a beribi cafe. This would have passed me by if not for the fact that I saw that it also said that e-cigarettes fell under the definition of smoking. I was interested...

Monday, 3 August 2015

BBA has got to improve things

2015-08-03 THIS is in response to the letter regarding the Brunei Basketball Association (BBA) court condition published in The Brunei Times (August 1, 2015). I agree with the writer on all accounts. How many years have it been now? How much funds have been...

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Basketball court needs renovation

2015-08-01 AS A basketball fan, I have enjoyed watching the ongoing Mum Bakery Cup basketball tournament. An annual event held in conjunction with His Majesty’s Birthday celebrations, the competition is arguably the highlight tournament in the local...

Friday, 31 July 2015

Celebrating Raya without fireworks

2015-07-31 FIRST and foremost, I would like to greet all Muslims around the world especially in Brunei Darussalam, a happy and blessed Hari Raya! It has been a week of celebrating Hari Raya and we know that Hari Raya is the best time for us to seek...

Thursday, 30 July 2015

It’s time to take up measures to preserve water and propagate its judicial use

2015-07-30 THIS is with reference to the report “Sabah looks to waterfalls for water sufficiency” published in The Brunei Times (July 16, 2015). It is increasingly being realised that fresh water and water resources the world over are dwindling by the day and...

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Parking woes at National Housing areas during the Raya festive season

2015-07-29 IT IS that time of the year when we would be visiting houses for Hari Raya gatherings and open houses. In light of this matter, I am calling to all Hari Raya goers to be considerate on some road etiquettes. I would suggest car-pooling to avoid...

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Ensuring that vehicles sold in the country are safe to drive

2015-07-28 I HAVE raised the issue of vehicles fitted with potentially dangerous seat belts, as in The Brunei Times, June 18, 2015. The manufacturers of those vehicles had been recalling huge numbers of those vehicles to replace the faulty parts. It is...

Monday, 27 July 2015

Keeping alive thecard tradition

2015-07-27 FIRST of all, I would like to greet you “Selamat Hari Raya” as the whole country celebrates this month-long joyous occasion. Speaking from personal experience, receiving such greetings through cards sent via post actually makes the whole event...

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Transport problems affecting business

2015-07-25 DURING one of the Hari Raya open houses I attended, I spoke to a few people who run small businesses. Many of them complained about how they are unable to help employees in overcoming “transport problems” and sadly had to let go some of the said...

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