Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Canton Tower

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Street Photography @ Guangdong Province

Friday, October 15, 2010


Sunday, October 3, 2010


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Never Too Old For Duit Raya

Monday, September 13, 2010

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Monday, August 16, 2010

Extra Sauce

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Crowd.

It's that time of the year again.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Expansys develops low-cost call centre solution for SMEs

Expansys Technologies, a home-grown content provider, has unveiled a product which will allow small businesses to provide call centre-like services to customers.

Expansys Technologies Managing Director Keeran Janin said the product, dubbed AskRobin.com, uses the short message service (SMS) to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) provide customer service support to clients.

AskRobin will pool businesses into one contact point for customers using web technology. "What we want to do is to offer SMEs a low-cost solution where we would pool together all the SME-level businesses, giving them a very easy, low-cost way to connect and also to provide a gateway for customers to connect to," he said.

By using the AskRobin service, he said, consumers could benefit from a universal number to contact all businesses and lower the cost by pooling together customer services into one resource, thus making it convenient for them to reach businesses in the country.

Continue reading this article.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

BAG Networks launches web-based accounting solution

BAG Networks yesterday launched a web-based accounting system targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in a bid to harness business potential in the country's nascent private sector.

After months of being in the beta-testing stage, the web-based accounting solution, dubbed Ikhlas, was unveiled to entrepreneurs at the Empire Hotel & Country Club.

Invited guests were given the opportunity to test the system, and were briefed by the Ikhlas team on the benefits of the system.

The system, which targets "young companies", is a simplified version of an accounting system which replaces accounting jargon with simple layman's terms such as "money in" and "money out".

Continue reading this article.

Monday, August 2, 2010


Friday, July 30, 2010

Her Joyous Day

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Best Friends

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fitriah & Wajdi

Congratulations to my dear sister and my brother in law who have tied the knot yesterday.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Getting ready for the big day

Friday, July 9, 2010

French Cuisine

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Introducing our new tabloid-sized newspaper. We're no longer 'luan basar' to carry around, so no more excuses! Get your copy today!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Old Boards

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Granite Pathway

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Friday, June 25, 2010


Testing my strobes. Gonna try outdoors after this.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Public feedback sought as BSB masterplan enters final stage

Visitors of the BSB Development Masterplan public forum looking at a model of the capital

THE Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Planning Information Centre opened its doors to the public for a two-day forum, where visitors were updated on the BSB Development Masterplan and shared ideas with the consultants as the masterplan is set to enter its final stages.

HOK Planning Group consultants presented their proposals and strategies for the masterplan to representatives from several government agencies and the public. A question and answer session was also held to raise any issues or concerns. Yesterday's public consultation was the second of two major consultation exercises. The outcomes will shape the masterplan for the capital city of BSB.

The public workshop continues today with discussions on different study areas of the masterplan. This will be followed by a two-week public exhibition at the centre which will be open from June 25 to July 8. Full story here.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Jerudong Jam

On my way to Tutong. 0800 hrs.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Midday Strobe

Friday, June 18, 2010

Free Samples

Monday, June 14, 2010

First assignment with a Canon System

Russian Ambassador to Brunei, Victor A Seleznev, delivering his welcoming speech during a hosted reception at the Empire Hotel & Country Club in commemorating the Russian Republic's 20th year of independence.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Ladies and gentlemen, meet Olga (Ольга).

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Solemnisation: Bahrum Ali

Wishing a big congratulations to my colleague and friend Bahrum for his solemnisation yesterday. And thanks for hiring me. It's been a while that I haven't done any wedding photoshoots. Furthermore, these were the final shots taken with my Nikon D80.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Looking Up

Thursday, June 10, 2010

City Park

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cap'n Zeeko

RBAF Commander Major General Hj Aminuddin Ihsan (L), presenting the rank
insignia to Leftenant Hj Mohd Aisamuddin Hj Ali (R), who has been promoted to Captain.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tourism sector improves services to Korean tourists

Adele Kim, Director of PROMAC Partnership, briefing participants of the workshop.

A TRAINING programme is being held to help professionals in Brunei's tourism industry to to further improve services to Korean tourists visiting the country.

Jointly organised by the Asean-Korea Centre and the Brunei Tourism Board, the three-day "Asean Tourism Human Resource Development Programme" provides participants an insight into Korean tourism, culture and manners, and basic Korean language by four experts from South Korea.

Some 40 participants comprised tourism professionals from government and private sector such as hoteliers, travel agents and NTO official are attending the programme.

"The Asean-Korea Centre has been organising Asean Tourism HRD Programme to help build the capacity of tourism professionals of Asean countries in providing tailored service to Korean tourists," said Jae Hyun CHO, the Centre's Director of Development Planning and General Affairs Unit. He said that four such programmes have already been organised in the Mekong Sub-region including Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand. "In the fiscal year of 2010, the Centre will organise the same programmes in BIMP-Eaga countries and Singapore," he added.

"It is hoped that this programme will be of help to all participants in deepening understanding of the Korean tourists and their culture and also in learning Korean language so that tourism professionals could provide services closely attuned with the needs of Korean tourists, thereby further promoting Korean tourism to the Sultanate," said Jae Hyun CHO.

Present to officiate the launch of the workshop was Brunei Tourism CEO Sheikh Jamaluddin Sheikh Mohamed.

Republic of Korea Ambassador to Brunei Kim Dae-Sik said that the programme would provide a useful opportunity for the stakeholders in the tourism sector to learn from Korean experience and expertise.

He said that Korea is an important market for Asean tourism, as statistics have shown that the number of Koreans travelling to Asean countries is increasing every year.

"Despite a temporary hike in 2008 with charter operations from Seoul to Bandar Seri Begawan by a Korean travel agency, it is still hard to say that we are seeing steady increase of Korean travellers in Brunei," said the ambassador

"The task ahead is how to turn the current trend of sporadic nature into a sustained one. I believe that Brunei has a lot to bring in more Korean people to the country on a sustainable basis, if it utilizes its tourism potentials to the fullest with effective strategies," he added.

"Six century-old monarchy, well-preserved pristine rainforest, noble Islamic architecture, the largest water village in the world, hospitable people are no doubt distinctive assets of the Sultanate. Furthermore, the ongoing project 'BSB Development Masterplan' which aims to transform the capital into one of the world's most livable and greener cities will be instrumental in attracting more tourists," he added.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Keeping alive customs of ethnic Dusuns

A dancer clad in traditional Dusun costume performing during the Adau Gayoh celebration.

THE ethnic Dusun community of Mukim Kiudang in Tutong yesterday gathered to celebrate Adau Gayoh, to mark the end of the padi harvesting season and celebrate the spirit of unity.

The festival at Wasai Batu Mapan Recreational Park in Kg Pad Nunok represents Dusuns' way of expressing gratitude for good harvest and brings together people from all walks of life.

Acting Tutong District Officer Hj Suffian Hj Bungsu said that such spirit of goodwill needs to be preserved and maintained to continue efforts in developing the country as the nation is facing global challenges.

"Our customs and traditions are our priceless heritage. No matter how developed and progressive our country is, the customs that we inherit must be practised and continued so that it will not vanish with time," he said.

"Besides an opportunity to uphold the ethnic group's traditions and cultural identity, this festival is also to celebrate the farmers' hard work and joy at the end of harvest, and more importantly to be thankful for the good harvest," he added.

He went on to say that padi planting activities are one of the many resources which could contribute towards the nation's economy and as an activity encouraged by His Majesty's Government in fulfilling national requirements as well as to reduce dependence of imported rice.

It was the first time such a festival was organised at the new recreational park which has been open to the public since 2008.

"Wasai Batu Mapan is a recreational park filled with rich flora and fauna and has recently become a new addition to the various landmarks which exist in the district," said Hj Suffian.

"The collaboration of promoting cultural customs, local village products and this recreational park will hopefully promote the uniqueness of the village and boost ecotourism here," he added.

Organised by the Kg Pad Nunok Village Consultative Council, the festival saw various activities lined up for the young and old.

Throughout the morning, the audience was entertained by young dancers dressed in elegant traditional Dusun costumes, a symbolic gesture in keeping the traditional occasion alive.

Vibrant and colourful cultural performances and traditional songs were staged by performers from Kg Pad Nunok, Kg Batang Mitus and Kg Bukit Udal, as well as invited performers from Limbang, Malaysia.

Adau Gayoh is celebrated every May 1.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Father and Son

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Comedy Night

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Maktab Duli Goes Green

Young members of Maktab Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah's Environmentally Friendly Club collecting waste recycled as part of their energy conservation project.

FROM recyclables to reusables.

This was the mission of 30 students from Maktab Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah (Maktab Duli) in Gadong as they collected recyclable materials and waste in their school compound over the past week to be recycled by a local company, Daijo recycling.

The 30 students are part of the 70 active members of the colleges' Environmentally Friendly Club (EFC).

The club supervisor, Dk Jaliha Pg Sahbudin, said the proceeds of the sale of the recycled waste would then be used to produce reusable bags bearing the college's logo as well as friendly message on encouraging shoppers to use reusable bags as their next project.

Use of reusable bags is being encouraged in the Sultanate after it marked its first No Plastic Day on May 3.

"These bags will be sold to the students and teachers in the college and they can use them to replace the plastic bags when they go shopping in supermarkets, thus helping the environment by reducing the number of plastic waste," said the club supervisor.

Dk Jaliha said the activities conducted yesterday were to encourage the young club members to inculcate a habit of conserving energy that they can practise in their daily lives, thus saving the environment from further destruction, and in the end, lead by example for the rest of the community in the country.

"Aside from doing our part in conserving the environment, we want to convey our beliefs and concerns to the public by starting with the students in the college, and then on to the students' parents and siblings who will later on pass the awareness to their friends, colleagues at work and neighbours, as a way to get our message across," she said.

"Through recycling, we are significantly cutting down the consumption of energy that would've been used to produce new materials, and at the same time slow down the process of depletion of resources," she added.

Aside from collecting recyclables, the students also did their part in conserving energy and protecting the environment by recycling wastes and planting crops organically in their campus.

Crops were planted near the school's old female hostel. The crops which consisted of various types of vegetables such as watercress and long beans were planted organically as Dk Jaliha said the benefits of organically-grown vegetables were far greater than the conventionally-grown due to the absence of various poisons such as pesticides.

"It's good to grow your own crops because you are assured that you've grown them organically and can always guarantee that your food is safer and healthier. Additionally, you can also control the amount of vegetables you use for your cooking, thus preventing food waste," said Dk Jaliha.

"Furthermore, you save energy (fuel) from travelling to buy vegetables from the market, and growing vegetables using organic fertilisers will not deteriorate the soil. Finally, gardening is good for your health, especially if you want to keep in shape," she added.

Dk Jaliha went on to say that planting fruits and vegetables organically at home may be slightly less cheaper than buying them from the supermarkets, but the environmental and health costs from the conventionally-grown crops far exceeds the organically-grown ones in the long term.

Asra Nursyakillah Rabaha, president of the club said that the project was a tremendous success for the club this year and is planning to make it an ongoing activity in the college.

"The response have been very positive. We've had non-member students contributing recyclable wastes to us as a sign of support for our drive towards helping the environment.We also have parents of students who came over today to deliver their recyclable wastes," she told The Brunei Times.

The 19-year-old said that that the experience gained from conducting the various projects and activities have been highly beneficial and educational for the group, while having tremendous fun engaging them.

Since its formation in 2008, the club has been involved in running several projects on environment conservation, including recycling campaigns, energy conservation and alternative packaging.

Last year, the club made headlines by contributing $890 to Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) in support of the tree planting project to restore the trees in Badas Forest Reserve which were lost to forest fires.

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