Letters to the Editor

Saturday, 31 May 2014

NFABD hailed for promoting football

2014-05-31 I would like to thank the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) for organising the “Asian Football Confederation Grassroots Football Day” festival in the Tutong district recently. As a teacher in one of the primary schools in...

Encouraging budding Brunei filmmakers

2014-05-31 THIS is an exciting time for cinephiles in Brunei. The country’s first feature film, “Yasmine”, is about to be released and Abd Khabir Zainidi’s “Lobak” won the dubious distinction of being the weirdest short film at Cannes (The Brunei Times, May...

Friday, 30 May 2014

Museums Department responds to complaint on National Museum closure

2014-05-30 WE REFER to the article “Why is the National Museum closed?” by Museum Lover, on your paper dated May 26, 2014. We take note of query by Museum Lover. The museum is undergoing major external repair works and some internal restoration works in the...

It’s time for gov’t to issue healthy restaurant labels!

2014-05-30 I REFER to your recent article entitled “Watch what you eat at restos” by Syazwana Souyono, which really caught my eye. Kudos to your reporters in raising the awareness of healthy eating and living. Personally, I observe the mushrooming of...

Concern on faded greeting billboards outside the airport

2014-05-30 UPON arrival at the Brunei International Airport, I was of course impressed at how modern the airport now looks. It has all the facilities of a world class airport, but on a smaller scale. Nevertheless the first impression I’m sure many tourists...

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Indignation over road-lines in Kuala Belait

2014-05-29 A CONFUSING set of road-dividing lines at the ‘Teko & Cawan’ (Kettle & Cups) roundabout, Pandan 5, Kuala Belait, has been raising questions and curiosity among road users. First, these confusing road-lines have been there for almost a year...

Time to cut downtrade permit time

2014-05-29 THIS is with regards to your article published in the Business page recently about obtaining licenses and permits to start a business. It was reported that it takes three days in Singapore to register a firm and six days in Malaysia. However, in...

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

An art gallery that encourages budding artists

2014-05-28 I AM fascinated by The Brunei Times’ article titled “Make rainforest gallery your canvas, say arts enthusiast” published on May 21, 2014. I’m a 27-year-old working in the civil service but my love for art began since I was in the primary school....

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Extending joy, happiness among everyone

2014-05-27 I WAS deeply touched by the article written by Daniel Wood titled ‘Struggling Rags Behind Riches,’ especially since it came out during the excitement of the National Family Day celebrations. A family is one of the strongest institutions anyone can...

Monday, 26 May 2014

No proper upkeep of old playgrounds

2014-05-26 I WOULD love to convey my utmost appreciation of the authorities for providing playgrounds and areas for residents to exercise while enjoying the beautiful fresh air of Brunei Darussalam. Most residential areas have a facility in the vicinity...

Why is the National Museum closed?

2014-05-26 I WOULD like to know how long the National Museum will remain closed? I haven’t got any clue as to why the museum has been closed since a couple of months. I think the temporary closing would affect a lot of people, particularly schools, tourists...

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Private educational institutions must heed HRH’s call

2014-05-24 ALL the private educational institutions should heed to advice of His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik that they should take advantage of the opportunities provided by the government to produce graduates who will help fulfil Brunei’s Vision 2035...

Friday, 23 May 2014

Road signs needed in RPN Lumut Terrace house area

2014-05-23 WE thank the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam for the continuous distribution of generous benefits among the citizens. One of them is the right to own house. This refers to the RPN Lumut Terrace houses...

Dealing with bullying at workplace

2014-05-23 BULLYING and working in non-conducive environment were listed as possible reasons for truancy at the civil service. Yet only the penalties for those who did not turn up at work were mentioned in your article published on Tuesday, May 13, 2014,...

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Time to clean up clogged drains

2014-05-22 I AM writing with regards to the drainage systems around The Mall in Gadong. Recently, when I went to the area, I saw some of the drains along the roads were sprouting with weeds and wild growth all over the place. This, surely, is bound to clog...

Donating blood is a noble gesture

2014-05-22 IT’S ABSOLUTELY gratifying to see people in Brunei coming forward to donate blood to patients, who are badly in need of it, at hospitals, undergoing treatment. Sometimes I try to picture someone I know who is in need of a rare blood type and how...

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Giving a boost to halal tourism

2014-05-21 THE Turkish government’s decision to exempt Bruneians from visa entry to Turkey is indeed timely (The Brunei Times, May 17, 2014) to cement new era of business and culture relationship among the two Muslim nations. Turkey’s economy is one of the...

Making beaches more lively

2014-05-21 BRUNEI, though not as endowed as other countries, has, however, beautiful beaches. People would love to spend time at the beaches mainly because of the amazing view of the sunsets and the fresh breeze, minus of course the litter. But what saddens...

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Caution against spurious drugs

2014-05-20 KUDOS to our youth who have stepped out and ventured into entrepreneurship. We have seen the rise of many online businesses recently and it does offer youth the opportunities they need such as income, employment and experience. However, in my...

Plan update hailed

2014-05-20 A FEW months ago I wrote to express my disappointment over the lack of update on the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Redevelopment Masterplan. And today (Monday, 19 May), your paper reported about the beginning of the first phase of the Eco-Corridor...

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