Brunei rolls out COVID-19 vaccine

Close to 1,000 people received their first dose of either the AstraZeneca or Sinopharm vaccine on April 3, 2021 in the first phase of a national vaccination program to eradicate the coronavirus.
The government currently has 72,000 doses of the vaccine in store, enough to inoculate 36,000 people. Healthcare workers and other frontliners will be prioritised before the vaccine is rolled out to other high-risk groups, and then to the general public. Video by Faiq Airudin

Businesses cautiously optimistic as Brunei enters transition

Brunei entered the transition phase this weekend – the final preparatory stage before endemicity. We spoke to businesses who are cautiously optimistic as the country gradually reopens with specific guidelines. Video: Faiq Airudin

K-pop fans in Brunei plant forest for BTS

How far would you go to celebrate your favourite K-pop idol? For these fans of South Korean boy band BTS, fandom is about more than just fawning over ‘idols’ — it’s also about groups of fans coming together to have a positive impact in the community. In our latest video, we take a look at why K-pop — and specifically BTS — has resonated so strongly with Bruneian fans, and how fandom can become a vessel for social good. Story by Rasidah Hj Abu Bakar Video by Faiq Airudin

Shrek The Musical: Behind The Scenes

With over 100 cast, crew and volunteers, “Shrek The Musical” is Relentless Entertainment’s most challenging production to date. The 2 hour musical features a singing dragon, a quick change and over 15 character special effect make-up designs.

Karen Then, a special effects make up artist and first time actor Muhammad Jefri Ismail who plays Donkey shares their experience working on this production. We also hear from Amin Nordin the Big Bad Wolf and Dragon Operator who made the 17-feet tall puppet come to life.

Additional Footage: Amin Nordin| Thanks to Relentless Entertainment Brunei for inviting me to film. Special thanks to the cast and crew for allowing me to film in their space.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrives in Brunei for a three-day state visit

PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Brunei for a three-day state visit. Last month the president’s initial visit to Brunei was cancelled because of a deadly blast in his home city of Davao.


There are about 23,000 Filipinos residing in the Sultanate. Diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Brunei were established on January 1, 1984.


First on his itinerary was a meeting with thousands of Filipinos at the National Indoor Stadium.  Thousands had signed up for the community meeting with the president, with some waiting over 8 hours. In his speech, Duterte expressed his appreciation to His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam for hosting Filipinos and being kind to them.

Tourists for a Day: Experiencing Tourism in Brunei

In May 2013 a group of friends decided to find out more about what a typical tourist faces in Brunei, by donning “tourist outfits” for a day.

Goal: To travel from the Brunei International Airport to the Kampong Ayer Cultural and Tourism Gallery, from the point of view of “tourists”.

Rules and Constraints: B$20-25 each for food, utilities and transport. Use resources available to tourists, such as tourist maps, brochures, public transport. Speak in English and pretend not to understand Malay (which was hard)

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This video features the song “Black Eyed Susan” by Podington Bear, available under a Attribution-Non Commercial License. © 2013, Based on a work at

Re-launching of Supakarts at Jerudong Park

JERUDONG Park Country Club Sdn Bhd held a soft launch ceremony for its newly re-vamped Supakart attraction by inviting year nine and 10 students from Sekolah Menengah Saiyidina Hussain to become the first members of the public to enjoy the park’s latest attraction.  

Pokémon GO fever hits Brunei

Pokémon GO fever has swept across the globe and Brunei is no exception, however, some parties have their reservations about the game but its technology may be changing the way see games. 

Installation of Sungai Kebun Bridge dome

A dome 8.7-meter in diameter was raised and fixed on the tower of Sungai Kebun bridge. The  $138.9 million project is scheduled to be completed by January 2017. 

Belle The Musical

 Belle The Musical is Relentless Entertainment Brunei own take on the popular fairytale classic “The Beauty and The Beast” at the Jerudong International School (JIS) Art Centre.