Art & Culture
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
IN 1891, WH Treacher who was then the Secretary to the Government of Perak and formerly the Administrator of Labuan and Acting Consul-General in Borneo as well as first Governor of British North Borneo published a book entitled ‘British Borneo:...
Friday, 22 August 2014
A FAMILY that eats durian together really does stay together.
I look around in a sugary daze to my family members who’ve just been conquered by the King of Fruits one day. Laughing, taking in one durian seed after the other like it’s the last, I...
Sunday, 16 March 2014
TEACHER training in Brunei began soon after the modern Brunei education system started in 1912 during the British Residency. The shortage of experienced and qualified Brunei teachers was immediately apparent.
According to the State of Brunei...
Monday, 10 March 2014
CELAYA, an industrial city in the heart of Mexico, now has a Japanese language class where the teacher uses honorifics, addressing her students as “Felipe-san” or “Christian-san.”
Across town, a hotel installed a special satellite dish on its...
A TROUPE of artists from the China Guangdong Teochew Opera Theatre on Saturday evening began a mesmerising three-day performance tour here, aiming to promote culture ties between the two countries.The show, held at the capital’s Diamond Island...
Sunday, 9 March 2014
TODAY in Brunei, students have a choice of four universities to choose from, all fully funded by the government. However providing education has not always been as easy as it is now. We look at the early development of education in Brunei.
Sunday, 2 March 2014
WANT a great life? Move to Vienna, or pick from 78 other cities in the world with a better quality of living than Malaysia’s capital, according to a new survey.
Vienna, Austria’s opulent capital, offers the best quality of life of any city in...
Thursday, 27 February 2014
NEIGHBOURS in New Orleans foiled what police say was an attempt to steal a chunk of cinderblock wall bearing a painting created by the world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy.
The building’s owner called police Friday evening, saying someone was...
THE Honolulu Museum of Art has discovered two paintings from late 16th-century Korea in its collection, including one that’s been called an “earth-shattering” find.
“This is like discovering a lost Vermeer,” said Shawn Eichman, curator of Asian...
Sunday, 16 February 2014
BRUNEI Darussalam’s independence celebrations began with the official opening ceremony of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium on 23rd September 1983. That date coincided with the 70th birthday of His Majesty’s father, Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali...
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
THE culturally unaware, artistically uninterested Bruneian is a misnomer. The twins of traditional arts and culture suffer from such a neglectful parent of history, who often conveniently misportrays them as a unique inheritance of a people. People...
Sunday, 22 December 2013
ON December 26, 1600, four hundred and thirteen years ago, people in Brunei saw two ships with Dutch crewmen sailing into the Brunei Bay. They were the remnants of a Dutch fleet of four ships which had set out two years earlier on September 1, 1598...
Monday, 2 December 2013
A GENERALLY active life, even without regular exercise sessions, was tied to better heart health and greater longevity in a study of older Swedes.
Based on nearly 3,900 men and women over age 60 in Stockholm, the study adds to evidence...
Monday, 4 November 2013
JUNG CHANG says she does not enjoy arguments, but the latest book from the writer whose works are banned in China is proving to be typically contentious.The “Wild Swans” author has offered a revisionist account of Empress Dowager Cixi, the...
Thursday, 31 October 2013
RICHES from a Neapolitan treasure trove said to be worth more than the British crown jewels are going on show in Rome in an unprecedented exhibition of emeralds and diamonds once owned by popes and kings.
“The Treasure of Naples”, displayed...
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
MONGOLIA’S nomads have roamed its sprawling grasslands for centuries, pitching their yurts wherever they find pasture for their animals, but now Tsogtsaikhan Orgodol is staying put as part of a scheme to tackle chronic overgrazing.
The tanned 53-...
Monday, 21 October 2013
THIS October saw the beginning of a new beginning for the Mannam International Victory Cup. As the new season began, Mannam Volunteer Association’s (MVA) sports volunteering department announced its plans to host the second league of 2013 with the...
WRITER Khaled Hosseini called for more tolerance for the plight of refugees, as the author of the bestselling “The Kite Runner” spoke to AFP about his latest book “And The Mountains Echoed”.
“There is a kind of fortress mentality in the West,”...