Drive to Excel – Mamad K

MUHAMMAD Abdul Khalid has found an international audience for his videos. Red Bull recently commissioned this 26-year-old who goes by the name Mamad AK to produce a parkour video for its Youtube channel.


Big heart for art: Faizal Hamdan

FAIZAL Hamdan is the kind of art teacher who gets a sense of satisfaction from the achievements of his former students. With a glint of pride in his eyes, he talks about coming across his former students who are continuing to teach and practise art and how he always tells them to do art beyond the confines of the canvas.

Advertising: Women

Looking at the most recent issues of Inspire, BHC and Plus magazine what I found was that females are depicted either as mothers, or in relation to marriage. This selection may seem nit picky but in most cases males were depicted as active and single, while the females are usually placed in a home environment. Can we think of other ways of depicting females? 

Seeds Stuff

In a space of a month a team of volunteers went about putting on an original musical play…from scratch. This is everything, I mean everything from nothing. What costumes should be worn, when the music should start playing, how large a fish prop should be, where the audience should sit…the list goes on.



So, things have been happening this week. One of them, of course, is the growing global media attention against the first phase of the Syariah law.  The Facebook page Boycott Brunei has gained a lot of local attention.

Comments against the page far outnumber any comment which support a boycott of Brunei. Despite this, the number of likes sits at around 700.

The handful of supporters of a boycott, comment in a muddled and confusing way which reflects the sudden media attention Brunei has gotten.





A contribution by Faiq Airudin

I had braces.

Growing up in the 90’s, there was certain romance to it. Protagonists on Saturday morning TV shows smiled into the camera, teeth glinting with braces. They spoke softly, softened by metal in their mouth. Braces were a ticket to social acceptance; at least that’s what I thought.

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Nice Things About Brunei Survey

Data from the survey: “Nicest Things in Brunei: The Ultimate Survey”

Will try and do more with the data in the coming month!

nice things

Brunei is going to have nice things. It is happening. Can you believe it is happening? Those places you find on Pinterest, that you love on Tumblr and share on your Instagram. You always wanted them to be in Brunei. “Oh why, oh why can’t a place like this be in Brunei” “Sigh” “sigh” Details on the walls with quirky quotes and ornaments on tables made from fine wood.