Letters to the Editor
Monday, 1 June 2015
I HAVE been keeping a close eye on the country’s preparation for the SEA Games in Singapore and am eager to cheer the country’s athletes come next Friday’s opening ceremony.
I understand Brunei will only be sending five athletes to compete in the...
Saturday, 30 May 2015
I STILL remember my formative days in Brunei. My dad used to take me to the Brunei National Aquarium every weekend and I used to watch the exhibits in amazement.
I still vividly remember, as a child, gazing unceasingly at the exhibits, which...
THE BIBD renovation work at its Tg Bunut office is almost complete.
There are two floors that will house various sections.
The ground floor is set for finance transactions and the first floor for deposits and withdrawals.
For a bank with...
Friday, 29 May 2015
IT WAS a big relief for me to read the report ‘More donations for Nepal quake fund’ in The Brunei Times on Wednesday 27 May, 2015.
Though the earthquake which devastated the life of people in Nepal caused pain to the entire humanity, the response...
Thursday, 28 May 2015
I WAS shocked to read in your recent Sunday edition the reported sale of synthetic or “plastic” rice in neighbouring countries. It is awful to find out that unscrupulous traders there have been selling food adulterated with dangerous substances in...
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
MY YOUNGER brother urged me to buy him a pet goldfish last Sunday. We went to the nearest pet shop to get him one.
Upon arriving, I was appalled at the condition some of their fish were in.
Many of the tanks were dirty and smelly.
The worst of...
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
I’M WRITING to complain about a matter that may seem quite trivial, but I feel it speaks of a wider problem in society. I went grocery shopping over the weekend, and was looking for parking, and I was extremely peeved to find that previous shoppers...
Monday, 25 May 2015
I WAS thrilled when I picked up my copy of The Brunei Times and read the headline “Two new low-floor buses launched” (May 24, 2015).
I have been in Brunei for the past eight months and one of my main gripes has been the lack of good public...
Saturday, 23 May 2015
FOLLOWING the recent opening of Airport Surau, I feel blessed and thankful to see how His Majesty and the government gave uttermost priority to providing high quality facilities and convenience in upholding our Islamic roots.
At the same time, it...
Friday, 22 May 2015
WILL we see vending machines popping up in Brunei with the banning of eateries serving food after midnight soon?
Personally, I’m looking forward to more self-service options since I am one of the minority who work well past midnight.
Thursday, 21 May 2015
I AM writing on behalf of Diploma Level 4 holders. We all have same concern about how the new system is treating us right now, where the students who have finished doing their O Level exams are given the opportunity to apply for Diploma Level 5,...
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
I READ with shock the report “Students living in housing schemes have the worst attendance rate” published in The Brunei Times (May 19, 2015).
The article quoted the Ministry of Education’s (MoE) report that stated 41 per cent of government...
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
I WRITE this letter in connection with the article “Learn road rules to avoid accidents, cyclists told” published in The Brunei Times (May 18, 2015).
I am greatly heartened by the advice given by the manager of the Belait Cycling Club to cyclists...
Monday, 18 May 2015
THE recent celebrations to mark the Royal wedding in the capital, especially the performances, were an enjoyable showcase of local talents.
I was especially enthralled by the gulingtangan competition as it gave a glimpse of the nation’s...
Saturday, 16 May 2015
I AM writing in reference to the story published in your paper on Friday, May 15, titled “Shops, restos allowed to operate only until midnight”.
According to a circular issued by the Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Department, and now making its way...
Friday, 15 May 2015
I WAS very happy to see a report on the cost of water in an article titled “Clean water a costly asset” published in The Brunei Times (May 14,2015).
Most of us take our water resources for granted even though we are conscious of how precious it is...
I AM writing this letter to highlight the unscrupulous practice of a multi-national bank in our country.
Initially I thought it was a one-off but after recently meeting a friend who recounted a similar story, I was so stunned by the bank’s...
Thursday, 14 May 2015
THIS is with reference to the report "Mobile library service sees high demand" published in The Brunei Times (May 13, 2005).
The Language and Literature Bureau's (DBP) move to take a bus load of books, magazines and journals to primary schools,...
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
I CONCUR with the article’s headline “Teacher’s ability not technology is vital in learning” published in The Brunei Times (May 10, 2015).
I feel that teachers play an important role in achieving teaching-learning excellence as their quality...
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
THE Ministry of Health’s decision to extend the timings of the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital shuttle bus service as well as the increase in the number of buses and their frequency are most welcome.
It shows the ministry’s...