Friday, 8 January 2016

Proper lighting called for Sungai Menglait pathway

2016-01-08 I WOULD like to call the attention of the Public Works Department, Ministry of Development tp the state of the riverside pathway along Sungai Menglait, the one behind the Food Zone leading all the way to The Mall in Gadong. Lately, the lack of...

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Saudi doesn’t politicise Haj; will serve Iranian pilgrims properly

2016-01-07 Dear Editor,THE Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Bandar Seri Begawan would like to clarify information concerning an article titled “Saudi severs ties with Iran over Embassy, Mission Attacks”, published in your esteemed newspaper on...

A caring initial response from doctors will help patients a lot

2016-01-07 Dear Editor,RECENTLY, my brother contracted an ailment that gave him double vision. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the doctors from Ripas Hospital for taking such good care of my brother in diagnosing and trying to figure out how to...

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Need to still better public transport

2016-01-06 THIS is with reference to the report ‘Bus central to grow tourism sector’ published in The Brunei Times (December 30, 2015). I agree that Brunei needs a much better bus infrastructure for both the public and tourists. But I must first commend the...

Department’s responseon dangling lamps

2016-01-06 THE Department of Energy and Industry, Prime Minister’s Office, (DEIPMO) would like to refer to the letter — “Dangling lamps a threat to motorists” — by ‘Street Fighter’ published on January 5, 2016.The DEIPMO thanks the writer for highlighting the...

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Dangling lamps athreat to motorists

2016-01-05 MY COUSIN and I were on our way to Gadong on Sunday, after sending a package to a mutual friend at Jln Jangsak. As he was about to do a U-turn at Jln Jangsak, he suddenly exclaimed: “What is that? Are those shoes?!” Puzzled, I looked up and it...

Monday, 4 January 2016

What does the sanctioned healthy diet look like?

2016-01-04 I WAS in a government clinic recently, and I noticed a poster on the wall promoting alternative foods and drinks that are low in sugar, and I was surprised to see items such as diet drinks and artificial sweeteners included in the poster. There is...

Friday, 1 January 2016

Let’s take good care of our beaches

2016-01-01 Dear EditorIT IS true when people say that a picture speaks a thousand words especially referring to the recent picture of the garbage on Tungku beach. It reflects Bruneian’s attitude, sense of hygiene, lack of proactiveness, laziness, 'malasku...

‘One Village, One Product’ shop will help tourists

2016-01-01 Dear Editor,I WAS recently on vacation to Japan and on the day of my flight back to Brunei, I had some time to kill before getting on the flight so I decided to explore Narita Airport, Terminal One. Exploring the airport, I found something - that...

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Take necessary precaution before leaving your home for vacation

2015-12-31 Dear Editor,AS IT is the time of the year when most Bruneians would travel abroad for vacations, this letter serves as a reminder for everyone to take the necessary precaution before leaving their homes with minds at peace. It is definitely...

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Need to step up tourist facilities

2015-12-30 I READ with interest the report “Brunei should improve its tourist facilities” published in The Brunei Times (Dec 21, 2015). And I do concur with the report. In one of my earlier letters I had recounted an incident at the Serasa ferry terminal....

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Please, don’t speed at zebra-crossings

2015-12-29 ZEBRA-CROSSINGS usually make it easy for pedestrians to cross the roads at busy places where the traffic is heavy. There are quite a lot of zebra-crossings all over Brunei for which I am very thankful. However, I am not happy about how some...

Monday, 28 December 2015

Looking into tamu’s downfall

2015-12-28 IT IS with great interest I read your report on the relocation of Tamu Kianggeh, which became a trending topic after hundreds, possibly thousands of Bruneians, took to the social media to sympathise with the vendors. Many recounted personal and...

Saturday, 26 December 2015

When growth takes priority

2015-12-26 THE news of the shifting of Tamu Kianggeh to Gadong Mart has come as a shock for many. Rather than venting out my dissatisfaction, I would like to say that the Tamu has become a significant part of the lives of Bruneians. Though not a frequent...

Friday, 25 December 2015

LTD’s reservation system for road tax a good move

2015-12-25 THE Land Transport Department’s (LTD) decision to introduce a reservation system for renewing vehicle licences or road tax is a good step. According to a report named ‘LTD: Reserve to renew road tax’ in Brunei Times on December 23, walk-in...

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Credit card surcharges from retailers must stop

2015-12-24 I RECENTLY bought a phone from a store at the Airport Mall. I chose to pay by credit card and was told that the store charges an extra three per cent. I was hesitant as I vaguely remembered that credit card charges are not allowed. I however agreed...

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Where’s the ramp for the disabled?

2015-12-23 AS we come to the end of 2015, it’s great to note that many things that happened this year has positively livened up the local creative and arts scene. Many artists have had their opportunity to get well-deserved exposure through these events....

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

A round of applause to S-League champions DPMM FC

2015-12-22 I HOPE I’m not too late but I would like to congratulate DPMM FC on winning their first Singapore League title. On top of that, I would also like to congratulate coach Steve Kean for being named the Coach of the Year, Azwan Ali Rahman for winning...

Feeling the pinch

2015-12-22 WITH plunging oil prices and currently at an all time low at over US$30 ($42.42) a barrel, are Bruneians truly aware of the impact this will take on the country in years to come if recovery of these prices remain indefinite? There should be more...

Monday, 21 December 2015

Gov’t, people should work together to live well

2015-12-21 IT’S good to note that Brunei is consistently faring well in the Human Development Index (HDI), a report annually released by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The country’s HDI index has improved from 0.852 to 0.856, with key...