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"Nature's Avengers" Initiative – for youths, by youths. Established early of January 2013, this youth-led movement under Green Brunei looks to creating opportunities for younger kids to be involved with the environment. How so? We thought of getting them in the jungle!
Nature’s Avengers is an example of an independent group of youths to be able to self-initiate and be exposed to how volunteering projects like these are conducted with the lending hand of the Youth Centre.
The green initiative journey began by pulling eleven like-minded youths together to come up with a plan to educate kids about the environment, or to simply say, “to save the world!”. The initiative is aimed at collaboration with the community to explore habitats that might be endangered or to simply expose Bruneians to more than just the “greenery”.
Nature’s Avengers Team: Nani Azlan, Irene Lee, Hanna Hassanal, Bazeelah Rafaea, Nur Alya Syafiqah, Norizi Shahrol, Tiong Hua, Ahamd Zaki, Azhiim Ghani, Fadli Zaini, Nur Amalia & Muna Munjiyah Malik
Right now, the project is central to helping primary-level kids to let them independently interact with the natural environment while teaching them the importance of sustainability, conservation and preservation of our green jewels. This includes planting of Gaharu trees, creating fishponds and turtle hatcheries.
Earlier in the month, we travelled to Bintudoh located at Ulu Tutong to survey and prepare the project site. It turns out Bintudoh is an Eco-tourism site in development with huts already constructed. We took benefit to facilitate the fertile site while helping the Bintudoh community to develop the conservation facilities and to expose Bintudoh as an exploration site for adventurous travellers.
Some pictures of the Bintudoh trip
Greetings Readers! The Education UK Exhibition 2013 is just around the corner with 40 participating institutions; 13th February at the Empire Hotel and 14th February at Maktab Duli. (Check out last year's event here.) There will be free seminars on how to write personal statements, what and where to study, information on Postgraduate Study and more. Plus, if you pre-register for the event before 13th February at bn.edukexhibitions.org, you could win yourself an iPad2!
Press Release: The launching of the Peugeot Boutique & opening of Madbites Cafe
T.C.Y. Motors, the sole distributor of Peugeot vehicles, has just recently launched their Peugeot Boutique on the 25th of January 2013, selling everything from watches to stuffed toys. One interesting fact about the french brand is that, in the 18th century, they have been manufacturing coffee, pepper and salt grinders, long before cars came into the picture. Hence, the salt and pepper mills on display in the boutique.
As a 200 year old brand, Peugeot has come very far in terms of innovation, style, and performance. To share its rich history and its well engineered products, the boutique was incorporated into the Peugeot showroom, to allow consumers to enjoy the many varieties available from the french brand.
The MADbites company has been active in the social media network and they are very popular for their colourful macarons, which is a sweet meringue based confectionary that originated from France. Since their introduction, T.C.Y. Motors and MADbites has mutually agreed to collaborate and to open their first café inside the Peugeot showroom to showcase and sell their desserts and beverages, including their ever popular macarons.
On their opening day, both companies have received an overwhelmingly positive response from the public, as there was a 30% off on all boutique items and a 20% discount on all MADbites orders starting from 3pm, for one day only. The first 100 visitors also received a free gift, on a first come first served basis.
The stocks available in the boutique will be updated from time to time to reflect consumers' lifestyle and taste and the MADbites café will be open from 10am to 10pm, Mondays to Saturdays. The Peugeot showroom opening hours will remain from 8am to 6pm.
To find out more information, please call 2426969 or visit the Peugeot showroom and enjoy a cup of coffee while you browse around the boutique. Like Peugeot Brunei on facebook at www.facebook.com/PeugeotBru.
The Peugeot Boutique
Peugeot Motor Vehicles
Mark your calendars readers! The Royal Regatta is slated for Sunday 3rd February 2013 at the Brunei River. Here's an excerpt about the upcoming event from the Borneo Bulletin.
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to grace the Brunei Regatta that will be held at the Brunei River on February 3, 2013 to witness the biggest boat race competition in the country which has attracted competitors from neighbouring countries as well as other nations.
The Brunei Regatta 2013 will feature a total of 12 traditional boat race events, four categories for the speed boat competition, two categories for water taxis and two events for the jet skis.
Video of the Brunei Regatta 2012
WITH the development of Internet usage in Brunei Darussalam covering more than three quarters of the total population, the Ministry of Development (MoD), through the Public Works Department (PWD), has stepped forward and come up with an application known as JKR-ku.
JKR-ku is an application that was created to upgrade the management of complaints and report on the problems experienced by the general public, while PWD is known as a government organisation that offers maintenance and repair services for its users.
During the launching ceremony of PWD’s latest application, JKR-ku, Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awg Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, the Minister of Development and guest of honour, said in his speech that it is hoped the application will be able to improve the services of the PWD, enhancing their management quality in handling reports and complaints from the general public.
Through this application, the guest of honour urged the PWD to provide a fast and more efficient response to the complainants via e-mail or telephone and also to better record all complaints and responses for future references.
Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awg Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, the Minister of Development, tours a mini-exhibition regarding the JKR-ku application. Photograph sourced from BorneoBulletin.com.bn
Greetings Readers! Lately I have been on the hunt for healthier and / or organic food options. I came across the following picture from the local H.O.P.E. (Healthy Organic People & Environment) FaceBook Page which pointed out an organic section at the Utama Grand Department Store at The Mall, Gadong. (If it has been there for a while now, I had never noticed it before!)
A little more about H.O.P.E. (from their About page), their "vision is to transform Brunei's eating habits by being the change we wish to see through a thriving culture of seamless cooperation, creativity, contribution, integrity and partnerships with like-minded businesses and individuals, supplying the abundance of food that is safe, nutritious and beneficial to our community". Their Mission, to "build a self-sustaining non-profit group" that seeks to:
- promote organic farming (permaculture) in our own backyard
- gather people to share bulk buying of basic natural / organic ingredients direct from genuine producers so its cheaper for all
- work with local SMEs to produce healthier food (e.g. organic soy butter, cheese, jams, sauces, cakes, dishes, etc) so we all have our very own local supplies of healthier food to help our community eat healthier
- to increase awareness of better nutrition for beauty and preventive health
I went to check it out for myself and found that they stocked a range of cereals, pastas, sauces, supplements, oils, etc. If you know of other places that stock health foods and organic supplies, do share the info via the comments section below. Big Love!
Greetings Readers! Came across three fairly new music pieces I wanted to share with you. The first one is called Juliet by Neff Aslee, followed by Permaisuri by Adi Rani (featuring 1D), and finally Salahkah Aku by Fakhrul Razi (featuring Andy Suziki & The Methid). Enjoy!
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