Saturday, 25 June 2016

Applause for Belait Bowling Association

2016-06-25 I REFER to a story in your newspaper titled ‘Belait bowling league back next year,’ dated June 23. I would like to congratulate the Belait District 10-pin Bowling Association (PBSPDB) for successfully organising the district’s first-ever singles...

Friday, 24 June 2016

Society has the responsibility to cultivate healthy lifestyle for future generation

2016-06-24 I WOULD like to welcome the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) move to fight childhood obesity. While reading the report “Ministry of Health moves to fight childhood obesity” in The Brunei Times on June 22, I felt every individual should take a sincere...

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Stray dogs at Jalan Cempaka really a nuisance for the residents

2016-06-23 I AM one of the avid readers of The Brunei Times especially your Business and Features Section. I would just like to share my observation in our neighbourhood which requires appropriate action of concerned government officials. Recently, I have...

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

New longhouse a boost to Brunei’s ecotourism

2016-06-22 I READ with interest the article ‘New longhouse set to boost tourism, revive economy’ that was published in The Brunei Times on Tuesday, June 21. The residents of Brunei’s southernmost settlement Mukim Melilas received an all-new longhouse...

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Call for bus advertising

2016-06-21 I READ about the Ministry of Communications call for the public to vote our favourite bus design, and had mixed feelings about it. Didn’t the ministry just change the colours of the public buses from the iconic purple to a variety of other colours...

Monday, 20 June 2016

Reminder on the health hazard of smoking

2016-06-20 I AM not a smoker for two reasons: I hate the smell of cigarette smoke and I am aware of the ill effects of the habit on the health of the smoker’s and on others’ through second-and even third-hand smoke. Under the Tobacco Order 2005, there are 28...

Saturday, 18 June 2016

International exposure for young athletes lauded

2016-06-18 I WOULD like to congratulate the Department of Youth and Sports and a few national sports associations for their forward-thinking policy of providing young athletes with international exposure. Reading The Brunei Times over the past few weeks, I...

Friday, 17 June 2016

Letting go of one’s ego essential to thrive in life

2016-06-17 I WAS inspired after reading a profile of the Belait-based restaurant owner Pg Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Pg Hj Zainal (It all began in a ‘kereta petpet’, June 14, 2016). His life is more than just another rags-to-riches success story. While I don't...

Writing contest may help improve knowledge on history

2016-06-17 IT IS quite a concern to know about our pupils are not that knowledgeable when comes to the country’s history, especially about our past monarchs, as per the article that was published in The Brunei Times recently. I believe many is surprised by...

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Great to see local startups venturing out of Brunei

2016-06-16 I AM writing this letter to applaud our local entrepreneurs who have taken a leap of faith not only to start their own businesses but to take it a step further by venturing outside of Brunei to get a larger market share. Referring to the editorial...

Interesting contrast between two articles on food

2016-06-16 I’D LIKE to focus on an interesting contrast between two articles in The Brunei Times of Thursday, June 9, 2016: “Educate children about risk of junk food” on the front page, and “Wholesome meals for 365 people this Ramadhan from MKM” on page A9....

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

It’s a concern that our pupils have poor knowledge of history

2016-06-15 I WAS caught by surprise with the article ‘Pupils not aware of past monarchs’ that was published in your esteemed paper on June 7. I am even shocked to know that some of our pupils have very poor grasp about knowledge in Brunei’s history. I do...

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Many benefits if bus system is improved

2016-06-14 I THOROUGHLY enjoyed the article, “Embarking on a scenic bus journey around Brunei”, which was featured on The Brunei Times recently. The writer really captured the essence of his journey and the unique attractions of the capital. However, he also...

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Social media: a friend or a foe?

2016-06-12 BACK in the days, people used to depend on newspapers and formal news channels to get their updates on what’s happening around them. These days, people depend (unhealthily heavily) on social media. Unfortunately, unlike the proper news channels, “...

Inspiring and encouraging people towards ‘the bus stop’

2016-06-12 THE recent “A scenic bus journey around Brunei” article published on June 10, 2016, was indeed a breath of fresh air. We need more people to go on a bus ride and share their experience in order for more Bruneians to start taking up public...

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Swift public service

2016-06-11 I AM writing this letter to commend the efforts of the Royal Brunei Airlines staff manning the check in counters at the Brunei International Airport as well as the staff at the Department of Immigration and National Registration. Few days ago a...

Friday, 10 June 2016

Time to introduce reproductive health education in schools

2016-06-10 I FELT concerned after reading the article “Teen pregnancies linked to income” that was published in The Brunei Times on June 8, 2016. I must say that I strongly agree with Miss Prapaporn Langputeh who said that it was important to introduce...

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Eradicate social stigma of the less fortunate

2016-06-09 I REFER to the article dated June 6 titled “Call for community leaders to be more proactive in registering needy people”. The article mentions in brief the various reasons as to why some people are not willing to come forward to seek assistance...

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

We should begin to accept self-service in food joints

2016-06-08 I WOULD like to voice out my opinion about the article “Why do cafes, restaurants adopt self-service policy” published in your newspaper recently. There is actually a lot of factors on why self-service policy is implemented nowadays. There’s the...

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

The need to understand the service industry

2016-06-07 IN REFERENCE to the recent letter published in your esteemed paper titled ‘Why do cafes, restaurants adopt self-service policy’ written by ‘Hungry and Confused’, first of all, I happen to love that some places are adopting a self-service system...