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Brunei’s 26th National Day

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’Izzaddin Waddaulah, at the Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien during yesterday’s 26th National Day celebrations.


Dinner by Candle Light at Sheraton Utama Hotel


This was taken during Earth Hour 2009, where Sheraton Utama Hotel did an event marking the occasion with a presentation and talk about the effects of Global Warming.

Will get back to the swing of things soon. Been too busy with a wedding event, and my short trip to KK. Will do a post requested by my mate from a mate of mine for a very interesting topic for you frequent travellers. Stay tuned.

Nobody Knows It, But You’ve Got a Secret Smile…

Kristine Clair, 7 year old Violin Prodigy

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She had me at Getaran Jiwa…

Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir Batin

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Daulat Kebawah Duli Tuan Patik!

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His Majesty Sultan Yang Dipertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam checks the guard of honor at the celebrations at the Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien yesterday, 15th July 2008.

Daulat Kebawah Duli Tuan Patik!

Wow… I won…

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This won me first prize for the local youth competition! And I’ll be going to Singapore to the Asean + 3 Youth Festival representing Brunei with this photo! Awesome! Theme of the shoot for that day was Global Warming.

Caption: A monitor lizard inspects an intruder to his habitat.

Description: The use of water bottles has exploded in recent years due to the convenience of having bottled water at the ready for daily use. Numerous companies in Brunei have wholeheartedly embraced this growth market and introduce their own brands of bottled water. The bottles are actually recyclable, but either due to public indifference, or ignorance, the water bottles are unceremoniously discarded. If it doesn’t pose a direct threat to wildlife, an indirect effect of that would be global warming due to the increasing use of hydrocarbons to produce the PET bottles; it has been noted that recycling plastic material amounts to a saving of more than 50% than producing the bottles from their source materials.

Top Shutterbugs Awarded In Photography Competition
By Adriana HAC

Bandar Seri Begawan – A prize presentation ceremony for winners of the recent photography competition which carried the theme ‘Global Warming’ was held yesterday at the Youth Centre in the capital.

The competition was organised by the Youth and Sports Department in cooperation with Brunei Darussalam Photographic Society.

Present as the guest of honour was Haji Mohd Zali bin Haji Arshad, the Assistant Head of Youth and Sports Officer.

The ceremony began with the recital of Surah alFatihah led by Ustaz Suprapto bin Komari followed by a brief speech from the Head Judge of the Brunei Darussalam Photographic Society, Haji Mohd Yusof bin bin Haji Mohd Yassin.

The top five winners were announced during the ceremony followed by the handing over of certificates of appreciation to all participants.

Mohd Khairul Nizam bin Haji Abd Rahman was adjudged as the winner while Mohammad Taufiq bin Yakub came second. In third place was Mohamad Mahadzir Iskandar bin Zakaria followed by Dyg Hazimah binti Abd Hamid and Haji Abdul Azim @ Haj Mu’az bin Haji Tujoh.

The winner will be representing Brunei Darussalam for the “ASEAN+3 Youth Festival Photography Competition” in Singapore from July 28 to Aug 3. — Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

Flag Bearers

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A flag bearer stands infront of a giant Brunei flag that will be carried into the Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien at the start of the National Day celebration.

The reflection off of the flag sets the subject apart nicely out of the background.

National Day 2008

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A young lady waves a mini Brunei flag while taking part in the march past at the capital.

I thought last year’s celebration was already huge in terms of the number of photogs descending upon the capital, but here we fielded our own platoon of shooters almost rivalling any other photography organization. Great show guys!

More images here: with more to be featured here soon.

South Korea vs Singapore at the ARFU Junior Cup

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Locking horns. Singapore Team (in Red/White) and South Korea Team (in White/Navy) lock into a scrum at the second half of the game, which saw South Korea leading 22-0 by the second half.

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Final Defense. The Singaporeans form a line preventing a last ditch effort by the South Koreans from scoring. The match ended with 27-12.

More here.