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Pride and Prejudice

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

A Better View

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JKR Reach 2013


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This is a good awareness initiative by Public Works Department (JKR) under the Ministry of Development. Did you know that we in Brunei has the highest water consumption in the region? Maybe because we take them for granted or perhaps the water is pretty cheap as compared to other countries. Brunei records the highest water consumption of 450 litres per person per day as compared to 250 litres to other regional countries. That’s pretty high I must say and this may be attributed to a lot of factors which I won’t go into details. But the most important thing is that we are aware of this and even His Majesty the Sultan highlighted in his titah recently about Brunei’s consumption on water.

So this is a pretty good cause by JKR’s latest project – JKR REACH which is also a charity event. This is actually a run, exercise and cycle event which will take place on 27th October 2013. The launching of the campaign took place a few days ago with the Director-General at JKR, Hj Marzuke Hj Mohsin, officiating the campaign and he was also the first registrant of JKR REACH 2013. The word reach stands for ‘Run, Exercise And Cycle for Health’ and this event is jointly organised by Brunei Association of Surveyors and Engineers and Architects (PUJA) and JKR.

The event itself is in conjunction with World Water Day 2013 and it will take place at the Old Airport Road.

Do refer to the website for more details and the closing date for the run, cycle and exercise event is on the 3rd October. The cut off participants is 5,000. You can download the form here and register at the counter at JKR building during office hours.

Weekdays (Mon to Thurs): 8:30m to 11:30 and 2pm to 3:30pm
Friday and Sun: 8:30am to 11:30am and 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Saturday: 8:30m to 11:30 and 2pm to 3:30pm

The final registration is 3rd October 2013.

Registration for the event. Check the timings above for registration. You can’t register online but you can download the form.

The guys at the registration counter

Some added value for the participants


Pride and Prejudice


Get your tickets now and enjoy this play based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice happening this Saturday

It’s happening this Saturday. The much anticipated play by Maktab Sains PSBS in collaboration with Politeknik Brunei will be showing live this Saturday at JPCC Amphitheater. Tickets are available at Fitness Zone, Showcase Advertising and Aulait Cafe. The event is jointly organised by the Ministry of Education, Maktab Sains PSBS and Politeknik Brunei. This has been in the news for the past many months and in just a few days’ time, “Pride and Prejudice” (by Jane Austen) will be performed by 25 cast compromising of students from five government institutes of learning Maktab Sains, Berakas Secondary School, Sayyidina Hussin Secondary School, Sultan Sharif Ali Secondary School and Lambak Kiri Secondary School.

The main aim for the play is to promote reading and presentation of classics to improve reading and speaking skills. The play is directed by Witsy Matthew and the project manager of the “Pride and Prejudice” is Dr. Malai Zeiti Sheikh Abdul Hamid, Head of Media and Resources at Politeknik Brunei.

There will be a press conference later for the said event. For now, you can see the details at the poster and also do view their promotional video on Youtube. It was definitely well produced and kudos for them for making an interesting video to promote the event.

Do check out their official website for more details too at pnpbrunei.com 🙂

Some of the celebrities that shown at the promotional video. Click image to view video.

One of the leading cast for Pride and Prejudice

One of the leading cast for Pride and Prejudice

Lucky draws to be won as well


JPCC playground regaining its magic


Craig Bartlett (left), a world class mini golf designer from Australia talking to a JPCC director on the development of the mini golf at JPCC Playground

A Doa Selamat ceremony was held last Friday, 20th September 2013 at the Jerudong Park Country Club (JPCC) playground to mark the first in a series of projects to revitalize Jerudong Park Playground. Do you remember how it used to be so packed with families and friends? And it was one of the hose places that I will pay a visit almost every night back then. So it’s good to see that the management of the JPCC are initiating new things to revive back the magic at JPCC Playground.

The project includes the construction of a mini golf attraction, featuring a landscaped 21 holes designed by Craig Bartlett, a world class mini golf designer from Australia. I’m not sure if it’s miniature golf but judging from the photos, it seems it’s like one. This will definitely be ideal for families and this is just one of the phases that will be introduced at JPCC playground.

Other future rides and attractions will include a mini water park, ferris wheel and junior coaster. Furthermore, there will be new Double Decker Carousel, Bumper Cars and children’s playground equipments to replace the current attraction. Other existing rides will also be refurbished.

Other playground facilities will also be upgraded, including the food kiosks, a merchandise shop and other conveniences to cater for the needs of visitors.

The management of JPCC yesterday held a blessing ceremony for the project. Present were JPCC General Manager Asmad Hj Abd Rahim, JPCC directors and invited guests. The renovation work is scheduled to take place in stages and only affected areas will be closed. Therefore, the playground will still be open to the public.

However, visitors are advised to keep safe distance from ongoing construction works. The revitalisation project is expected to be completed by mid 2014. New operating hours and admission fees will be announced at a later date. Images courtesy of JPCC.

How the mini golf will look like

The future phases to be done at JPCC Playground

Craig Bartlett and JPCC General Manager Asmad Hj Abd Rahim




‘flick!’ is an Instagram Contest in conjunction with the Hyundai Athos Open 2013 Fencing Championship. Fencing is one of the oldest Olympic sports and is also known as the physical chess. We often associate what we see in the movies to the modern sport, movies such as Princess Bride, Zorro, Puss In Boots and obviously the Three Musketeers; also we stereotype the sport, assuming it is a sport for only the elites. ‘flick!’ derived from a fencing move and also carry hints of photography, the contest name was picked by a group of local creative individuals.

The contest aims to bring fencing to the public and demonstrate the true beauty of this fast-pace and exciting modern combat sport. Public are invited to come to the venue, watch the competition, learn more about the sport and take part in ‘flick!’.

The prizes for the contest are provided by Athos Fencing, 365estore and KFC Brunei.

Terms & Conditions


Please take note of the following rules:

1.    The opening date of the Hyundai Athos Open 2013 Fencing Championship – flick! Instagram Contest is on 28th Sep 2013 and the closing date will be on 29th Sep 2013, midnight.

2.    This contest is open to all residing in Brunei Darussalam. Participations have to ensure their Instagram profiles are not set to private.

3.    Participants can submit as many photos as they wish to and include both hashtags #athosfencing and #hyundaibrunei. Fencers registered with the Brunei Darussalam Fencing Federation are automatically disqualified.

4.    Prizes to be awarded include
  • Grand Prize – Galaxy Camera x 1
  • Second Prize – Nokia Mobile Phone x 1
  • Third Prize – Portable HDD x 1
  • Fourth Prize – 3G USB modem x 1
  • Consolation Prizes – Basic OhMyCard! x 5
  • Participation Prizes – KFC Meal Vouchers x 4

And they must attend the prize-giving event on Sunday, 5th Oct 2013 at Athos Fencing Studio at 2pm.
5.    The images shall be shared on Athos Fencing’s facebook page and winners announced via Athos Fencing’s facebook page.
6.    Images must be taken between 28th and 29th Sep 2013 at the contest venue (Bola Bola Indoor Futsal Court, Times Square). The subject must be fencing related. Instagram Video entries are allowed.
7.    Images/Videos must NOT express any forms of profanity, sexual and/or racist elements. Image/Videos must NOT incite religious hatred and/or phrases that may be deemed inappropriate to other races.
8.    Setia Motors and Athos Fencing reserve the right to reuse any photos that are submitted to the official hash tags of the Instagram Contest.
9.    Upon submission, the owner of the photo will no longer have rights to use the photos upon submission and after the contest for personal or professional use, giving Setia Motors and Athos Fencing sole rights of the photographs in an unrestricted, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty- free license to use, reproduce, display, publicly perform, transmit and distribute such photographs.  

10.    Setia Motors and Athos Fencing shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. Decisions made by the judges are final and no forms of communications will be entertained at any time.


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