Letters to the Editor

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Private sector workers need better appreciation

2014-11-27 WHY is there still less benefit for people who work in the private sector? Sometimes local workers at private sector also need a loan maybe for helping the family or even to loan for a car to get to work. But the problem is that the bank gives...

Better manners when dining out, please!

2014-11-27 I JUST want to take a moment to really vent here. I have a rather unpleasant experience at one well-known restaurant in the Sultanate. I was out having lunch with my family. The place we went to was not an ordinary run-of-the mill $10 or less...

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

An art career can also be lucrative

2014-11-26 THE article ‘17-year-old autistic artist impresses at solo exhibition’ in The Brunei Times (October 27, 2014) was certainly heartening to see not only an artistic individual giving his best by putting his heart and soul into, but also the great...

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Doubts over tourism

2014-11-25 WITH reference to the article titled ‘Brunei to promote niche tourism’ published in The Brunei Times (November 17, 2014), I would like to make a remark on it. As mentioned in the article, Brunei is set to promote itself as a destination for...

MCYS responds on smoking complaint

2014-11-25 THIS is with reference to the letter — ‘Complaint on smoking at swimming pool’ by Unhappy Swimmer — published in The Brunei Times (November 20, 2014). The Department of Youth and Sports, under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS)...

Monday, 24 November 2014

The uniqueness of Brunei cuisine

2014-11-24 AS AN expat who’s lived in Brunei for the last two years, I feel Bruneians should take more pride in their cuisine. Even, the local fruit here is unique. Aside from the King of Fruits, the Durian, did you know that the buah tarap isn’t as well...

Captured python back in the wild?

2014-11-24 THIS is with reference to report ‘KB firemen capture 17-footer goat thief’ published in The Brunei Times dated Nov 18, 2014. It was about how a large python was caught by the authorities after it had eaten a goat in Kg Mumong near Kuala Belait....

Saturday, 22 November 2014

UBD needs to hire enough lecturers

2014-11-22 As the year will come to an end in less than two months, I’d like to voice my opinion with regard to the university syllabus. I’m a Professional Communications and Media student. During my initial semester, I nearly took a certain module (the...

Friday, 21 November 2014

Complaint on poor data coverage on Progresif Cellular

2014-11-21 I DO not know if this has been brought to your attention but I would like to highlight not only the extremely poor data coverage that Progresif Cellular is supplying, but also the poor customer service that I have received from them. I live and...

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Healthy food with local ingredients

2014-11-20 KUDOS to the launch of The Energy Kitchen and for it being the first healthy restaurant in the nation. It is about time that Brunei starts promoting food that are healthy yet delicious. However, I do understand that not everyone can afford to...

Complaint on smoking at swimming pool

2014-11-20 LATELY I’ve been on a fitness kick and I’ve started to learn swimming, a great survival skill to know and a fun way to keep fit. I’ve been going to the swimming pools at the stadium and lately, the aquatic centre in Tutong whenever I’m in the...

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Dumping of rubbish along Jalan Katok B

2014-11-19 I WISH to write about the deplorable attitude of some residents living around the housing area in Katok B, who indiscriminately throw garbage along the roadside and in the vicinity of the Katok Secondary School. This utter lack of concern for...

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Debating Bruneian monetary policy

2014-11-18 RESPECTFULLY, I am writing this letter after having been prompted by your report: “Banks free to price residential property loan products now” (The Brunei Times, October 28, 2014). No doubt, this “make amends” made by the Autoriti Monetari Brunei...

Monday, 17 November 2014

Sg Tilong accessroad can’t takemore traffic

2014-11-17 THIS is with reference to the letter written by Disappointed and Frustrated Bruneian titled ‘No access road to Sg Tilong housing area’ in The Brunei Times (Nov 8, 2014). I am one of the tenants residing along simpang 472 for more than 10 years....

Saturday, 15 November 2014

AMBD responds over currency exchange issue

2014-11-15 WITH reference to the letter written by Edgar Lee, Singapore, titled “Plea on Brunei Singapore currency”, published in the opinion page of The Brunei Times dated November 10, 2014, the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) would like to inform...

Friday, 14 November 2014

MCYS has successfully carried out sports and fitness activities with mass participation

2014-11-14 WITH reference to the letter published in The Brunei Times’ Letters to The Editor column dated Saturday. October 25, 2014 titled “Encouraging Authorities To Promote Fitness” written by #InspiredToGetFit, Brunei. We would like to thank the writer...

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Need to address complaints on Brunei currency being rejected in Singapore

2014-11-13 I REFER to a recent letter “Plea on Brunei, S’pore currency” by Elgar Lee published in The Brunei Times on November 10. While I may not agree entirely with the reader’s suggestions, as someone who travels frequently to Singapore, I must say that...

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Study needed on viability of aquaponics

2014-11-12 THIS is with reference to your front page report published on November 3 titled “Firm introduces aquaponics to promote sustainable farming”. First of all, I would like to commend the private firm for coming up with such a great idea. The...

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Filipino embassy lauded for guide on Syariah code

2014-11-11 THROUGH your paper I would like to applaud the Philippine Embassy for coming up with a 26-page simplified guide to the Syariah Penal Code. Based on your story published on October 11, the new palm-sized booklet would serve as a reference to the...

Monday, 10 November 2014

Plea on Brunei,S’pore currency

2014-11-10 THE Currency Interchangeability Agreement between Brunei and Singapore has been in place for nearly 50 years. However, of late, the Bruneian dollar is not as widely being accepted in Singapore, compared to how widely the Singapore dollar is being...

Pages