Tuesday, June 30, 2009

15 days to 15th July.

Salam, good day. Today is my second day attending a four days workshop on 'Public Service Announcement'. I should have told you about this yesterday *my appologise* While I was attending this workshop, please don't expect much alternative news to be posted *I was dry of news though*. However last evening I've attended a welcoming dinner hosted by RTB for the delegations from RTM Sarawak. The delegations is led by Munsyi Abdullah, Acting Director. They will be here for four days and part of their programmes are a coordination meeting and recording of 'bermukun' among the two stations. In the meantime, last afternoon I took sometime to have a sneak preview on the preparations for HM's 63rd birthday celebrations. It's going really well:)

Arch at Jalan Tutong

Junction at Jalan Dato Basir, the arch is yet to be put on

Arabic numbers means '63'

Scene at Jalan Sultan

Monday, June 29, 2009

School holiday extended.

Salam, good day. As reported by RTB news, the school holiday is extended for another week, Alhamdulillah. What worries me the most I my daughter, what would happen if the school were to re-open on scheduled? It really worries other parents too. This is a very good step of awareness in order to overcome the recent outbreak of Influenza A H1N1. Allah bless:)

More pictures from the recent Consumer Fair. Posing for bruneidaily. Syamir Serbini (standing) with the colleagues of his. I didn't get the ladies names though. But the ladies seems very friendly, thank you very much indeed.

The 4th CF also features Thailand Grand Fair *good effort*

They bring along Rambutan

As well as Durian *a must*

Decorating the umbrella *neatly done*

Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei extended school holidays for a further week as 209 people came under watch for swine flu in the sultanate while the Health Ministry announced four more confirmed cases yesterday bringing the total to 29.

Schools that were to reopen after mid term holidays on Monday will only start on July 6. Students have been asked not to travel outside the country.

The Health Ministry of Health advised those who have recently returned from overseas to voluntarily reduce social activities and interactions for seven days. The public are also advised to monitor their health and seek immediate medical attention if they develop symptoms.

Precautionary steps by practicing good personal hygiene should be maintained at all times, the ministry urged.

The public may contact healthline 145 during office hours and 8220991 outside working hours for information, the ministry added.

The Ministry of Education in a press statement on Sunday declared that all students in every private and public school nationwide including Jerudong International School and International School Brunei are not to attend classes from today (June 29) until Saturday July 4, 2009.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs too issued a statement advising students in all religious schools not to attend classes for a week commencing today.

The move came in light of the rising number of H1N1 cases in Brunei Darussalam, most of the victims of which have contracted the disease while travelling overseas.

With students scheduled to return to schools today after school break, there is enhanced concern of an outbreak among the student population. It is too great a risk especially with children who have returned from countries that are affected with H1N1.

The Ministry of Education has decided on precautionary course of action based on the advice of Ministry of Health.

Schools will recommence on July 6, 2009.
During this week students are required to stay at home and not travel outside the country as well, in order to reduce their social activities.

Teachers and staff of each respective school are still required to go to school as normal from today (June 29) to prepare for schoolwork before schools reopen on July 6, 2009.

The Ministry of Education also advised scholarship students who return to Brunei for holidays to reduce their social activities for a period of two weeks after arriving in the country.

The Ministry of Education would like to remind schools to continuously monitor and prevent H1N1 1 from spreading by taking precautionary measures.

These steps include class teachers conducting temperature checks on all students every day before classes, and advising parents and guardians not to send their children to schools if they have symptoms of fever or flu.

Schools have to adhere to cleanliness in their respective surrounding and ensure that everyone practises personal hygiene as well as to wash hands with hand sanitisers before entering classrooms, the statement added.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Religious Affairs also issued a statement for students in religious schools.

Following advice from the Ministry of Health and also as precautionary measures, students from the schools under the Ministry which include religious schools, Arabic school and the Institut Tahfiz Al -Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah are not required to attend classes from today (Monday, June 29) until Saturday, July 4, 2009.

Students therefore will resume their classes from Monday July 6, 2009. Students however are reminded that they are not allowed to go abroad and at the same time to reduce any social interaction, the statement added.

Teachers and school staff meanwhile are required to resume their work on Monday, June 29, 2009 to make preparations before the schools reopen on July 6.
As further precautionary measures, the Ministry of Religious Affairs together with the schools under their control will continue to monitor and prevent the spread of the Influenza A (H1N1) especially when the schools reopen in a week time.
These steps include ensuring that teachers every day check the temperature of all the students before classes commence and advising parents not to send their children to school should they show high fever and flu symptoms.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs also would like to remind all their scholarship students who have just returned to reduce any social activities for a week after arriving in the country, the press release added.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Brazil or USA?

Salam, good day. The 4th Consumer Fair which started on the 28th of June ended today at ICC Berakas. On my thought due to the H1N1 threat, the numbers of visitors was a bit drop. Nevertheless, the Consumer Fair was still a big hit to local Bruneian. Electrical goods, foods, textile ...you name it, you can get them at CF. Later today, we will know who is the lucky winner of the grand prize. And hey, July is approaching...that fast:)

YAM Pg Anak Khairul Khalil posing for bruneidaily
*nice one*

RBA booth *they have promotional fare as well*
Kids corner

If you love books, you should have a visit here

The turnout was not as big as the previous CF

Yoyo perfomances *very talented locals*

NDA (No Drugs At All)

This is at the HBNSC Indoor Stadium, just opposite the ICC. Hemmm...is it a coincidence? This is what you should call rivalry.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Shall we extend the school holiday?

HM's 63rd birthday celebrations is only 18 days left. Preparations proceed to fifth gear now, though the itinerary was a bit reduce for this year's celebrations due to respect the month of Rejab, Sya'aban and Ramadhan which is coming up. This morning the big flag hoisting ceremony rehearsal taken it's place in the capital. The actual function is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 1st of July.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Beat it, Thriller...you name it. He is the King...

Image AP
Michael Jackson died at 50 (65 days to his 51st).

Image Infofoto

Salam, good day. Negara Brunei Darussalam is to take part in the 1st Asian Youth Games in Singapore which will be held from 29th June to 7th July. Last morning HRH Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, the President of Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council has consented to hand over the Brunei Darussalam flag to the Chef de Mission of Brunei delegations to the AYG, Pengiran Anak Sofian.

High tide again at Brunei River (Kampong Ayer)

Spot the difference 1, 2 & 3? The weather in Brunei these days seems very unpredictable. Few days ago it was rainy, heat, rainy and yesterday was a bit hazy. Let's pray and hope all comes good. Amin.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Decorations work along Jalan Sultan

Construction work in progress at the carpark opposite the Royal Regallia building for this upcoming HM's 63rd Birthday Celebrations.

Salam, good day. Brunei DPMM FC once again have shown a splendid perfomance in front of their home crowd by defeating Geylang United FC 3-0. Early in the first half, the match was not as we would expected from the newly crowned League Cup champion. Soon after Azwan Salleh's struck the opener in the 20th minutes, the match came alive. However the visiting team far more dangerous on counter attack. But with Wardun and Komar in superb form, Geylang United were unable to convert their chances. In the second half, the home side double their lead through Abdel Hamid with a well placed lobed in the 69th minutes. Oh Ddog Yi scored the third with five minutes remaining. Now Brunei DPMM FC stays third with 29 points, trailing SAF FC by a point in second whilst Gombak United FC still untouched at the top. Woooffff! Splendid!:)

This is how it stand

Azwan struck the opener with his left foot

Hamid scored the second with his left foot

As well as Ddogyi, he scored the third with his left foot

After the match they gave away a heart-shaped pillow

The League Cup celebration is still on

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Brunei DPMM FC vs Geylang United FC tonight!

Salam, good day. Later this evening Brunei DPMM FC will play their first home game after more than a month. The last match played at home soil was a 1-0 win against Young Lions FC on the 16th of May. Currently Brunei DPMM FC stays 3rd to the Gombak United FC's first and SAF FC's second. Now with their status as a League Cup Champion, I'm sure local supporters would expect more from our beloved team. Please do come and present your self to give the morale support, Brunei DPMM FC 'Gegar, gegar, gegar'!

High tide at Kampong Ayer.
The tide was almost the level of house floor.

The boat users are asked to reduce their speed

Remember my last posting?
As at yesterday, it is re-open.

The brand new bridge at Jalan Kianggeh (see arrows)