Hectic shopping as schools open today

The new academic term starts today but parents are still getting last-minute school supplies for their children. Many families were spotted shopping in the commercial areas of Kiulap and Gadong yesterday for stationery, school uniforms, shoes and bags. One father, Jury bin Hakeem, said, “While civil service employees received their bonuses at the end of December, those in the private sector are only just getting their salaries. This is the only opportunity they have to shop for supplies.”  More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin