Lest We Forget


Compiled by Zaleha Jalil

Musical venture by young entrepreneur

Kalsum Haji Alli

November 15, 1990 – A young Bruneian entrepreneur has embarked on a brand new entertainment business, fulfilling his long-time dream.

Last week. Awangku Noorhalim bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman, launched his new venture with a modest ceremony attended only by a handful of close friends. The 26-year-old ambitious young man said his ultimate aim in setting up the studio is to contribute to the development of talented local artistes while at the same time promoting the entertainment industry as potential growth area.

“It is our hope that by providing proper facilities, our local artistes will be able to upgrade their standards in performing arts,” he said, attributing the lack of facilities in Brunei, as a major factor that impeded development of local talents.

He said his nearly BND1 million studio located in Gadong, will also initiate recording of locally composed songs.

Awangku Noorhalim also spoke at length of his aspirations. Among other things, he enthusiastically talked of his plans to produce video clips for advertisements in government and private sector as part of his studio business.

Awangku Noorhalim bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman and his technician at his BND1 million studio

Facelift for Lumut school

Suriani Garip

November 5, 2000 – An impressive new school painted in shades of green in the vicinity of Lumut in the Belait District reflects the government’s utmost concern in facilitating the general public especially residents with the respective area, to access education.

A Kesyukuran ceremony was held in conjunction with the transfer of Sungai Tali Primary School, Lumut II to its new premise yesterday.

Deputy Minister of Education Dato Seri Paduka Haji Ahmad bin Haji Jumat was the guest of honour of the function. It was held at the school’s pre-school Activity Room.

The function started off by the recitation of Quranic verses by Siti Syafiqah binti Bujang, Primary IV student of the school.

Prior to the mass reading of Surah Yaasiin by all the guests, Principal/Education Officer of Sungai Tali Primary School Haji Mohd Shuani bin Haji Kadir made an opening remark.

At the end of the function, Dato Seri Paduka Dr Haji Ahmad visited a mini exhibition of the new school.

Dato Dr Haji Ahmad Jumat meets the student
Haji Mohd Shuani bin Haji Kadir briefs Dato Seri Paduka Dr Haji Ahmad bin Haji Jumat on the school’s new facilities