Sunday, 23 December 2007

Photography competition

Snap away and win!
By Azaraimy HH
The Department of Civil Aviation with the cooperation of Royal Brunei Airlines and Department of Tourism Development are jointly organising a photography competition, which is open to the public from Dec 22, 2007 until Jan 22, 2008.

The civil aviation in its press release said this initiative is meant to promote Brunei Darussalam to transit passengers who are stopping over at Brunei International Airport. They hope that through this initiative, transit passengers will stay longer in Brunei Darussalam as tourists or return as inbound passengers.


More info: Enter

Saturday, 15 December 2007

MESYUARAT PERLANTIKAN AHLI JAWATANKUASA KERJA GEMILANG 4X4

Mesyuarat Perlantikan Ahli Jawatankuasa Kerja Gemilang 4x4 telah dijalankan dengan jayanya sebagaimana yang telah dirancangkan. Mesyuarat tersebut telah diadakan pada 14 Disember 2007, pada jam 8.00 malam dan berakhir pada jam 10.00 malam di Restoran Engal Kg Suran Tutong. Antara yang hadir adalah Abd Ashunah, Hj Ayub, Yakub HAR, Zamain, Hasibah, Hussin HAR, Azri, Alihan & Sallehin. Sebahagian dari agenda-agenda utama yang telah dibincangkan adalah Matlamat Gemilang 4X4, perlantikan Jawatankuasa kerja baru, rancangan-rancangan masa hadapan dan lain-lain. Butir-butir lanjut mengenainya akan terkandung di dalam minit mesyuarat ini nanti. Sebagai rumusan mesyuarat tersebut, Gemilang 4x4 telah mengenal pasti beberapa matlamat yang akan dijadikan sebagai dasar aktiviti-aktiviti dan hala tuju AJK 4x4. Ahli mesyuarat juga telah merangka rancangan yang teratur sebagai salah satu metodologi peningkatan kemahiran dan kecekapan ahli-ahli Gemilang 4x4. Usaha-usaha ini nanti diharapkan akan menjurus ke arah kemantapan dan kesatuan Persatuan Gemilang. Sebahagian besar dari tanggungjawab ini akan dipikul oleh Jawatankuasa Kerja Gemilang 4x4 yang baru seperti berikut:

Pengerusi Gemilang 4x4 : Abd Asyunah bin DLR Haji Mohd Jair
Setiausaha Gemilang 4x4 : Mohd Sallehin bin Hj Mohd Taib
Ketua Jurulatih Gemilang 4x4 : Yakub bin Hj Abd Rahman
Ketua Operasi Gemilang 4x4 : Dr Hj Hamzah bin Hj Abd Rahman

Tahniah kepada AJK yang telah dilantik. Sekian.

Disediakan oleh: Setiausaha Gemilang 4x4

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Mesyuarat Perlantikan Ahli Jawatankuasa Kerja GEMILANG 4X4

Dijemput kepada semua ahli Gemilang yang berminat mengikuti aktibiti Gemilang 4X4 untuk hadir ke Mesyuarat Perlantikan AJK Gemilang 4X4;-

Pada: 14hb Disember 2007 (Jumaat)
Jam: 7:30 malam
Bertempat: Engal Restuarant, (Home Q V8MON) , Suran

Diatas kehadiran biskita tersebut tidak lupa diucapkan terima kasih

Sekian, Yang berharap

Pengerusi Gemilang 4X4 (V8MKJ)

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Jawatankuasa Kerja Gemilang Radio bagi sessi 2007/2008

Mesyuarat perlantikan Jawatankuasa Kerja Gemilang Radio pada 7hb Disember 2007 telah pun bersetuju dengan perlantikan berikut:-
  • Pengerusi : V8BIE (lantikan di Mesyuarat Agong Gemilang)
  • Setiausaha : V8AQM
  • Penyelaras Teknikal: V8AMC
  • Penyelaras Projek : V8AYN & V8BQM
  • Ahli : V8MKJ ; V8MUT; V8MVE ; V8MOB; V8MON & V8MOE
Tahniah kepada station yang dilantik semoga akan terus komited menyokong kegiatan Gemilang Radio.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Mesyuarat Perlantikan AJK Gemilang Radio

Calling CQ..CQ..CQ local Gemilang,,,

Satu QSP kepada semua station dan juga SWL Gemilang, bahawa satu mesyuarat bagi melantik Ahli Jawatankuasa Kerja 'GEMILANG RADIO' akan diadakan:-
  • pada 7hb Disember 2007
  • QTH: Home QTH V8AQM
  • QTR: 7:00 malam

Di jemput semua station Gemilang Radio untuk dapat menghadirkan diri ke mesyuarat tersebut bagi sama-sama memberi sokongan dan buah fikiran kepada aktiviti 'Gemilang Radio'

QRX, 73 de V8AQM

GEMILANGFOTO ONLINE FORUM

Makluman kepada semua ahli-ahli dan orang ramai sekalian. Online Forum GemilangFoto sekarang telah beroperasi. Awda boleh menghantar gambar-gambar hasil kerja awda untuk dinilai dan dikomen oleh ahli-ahli yang lain. Awda juga boleh mengajukan segala pertanyaan sama ada berkaitan dengan fotografi mahupun permasaalahan yang dialami.
Bergabunglah sekarang dengan Forum GemilangFoto di www.gemilangfoto.com.
Disarankan juga apabila kita ingin berkomunikasi dengan teman-teman yang lain, gunakan lah www.gemilangfoto.com. Ini bertujuan untuk menghidupkan suasana forum supaya sentiasa meriah sepanjang masa. Juga diharapkan agar kita menggunakan kemudahan yang disediakan sebaik mungkin.


Ahim Rani
Head of
GemilangInfoMedia 2006/07

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Gemilang Radio in local news

Participants in a group photo with the guest of honour, Cik Karmilla Amirkhan, Assistant Director of Sabah's Communication and Multimedia Commission.
(Pasukan Gemilang bersama Karmila Amirkhan, Penolong Pengarah Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Sabah.)

The Tutong Gemilang Association through its amateur radio "Gemilang Radio" came in first and third in the Mobile Fox-hunting Tournament as part of the Sabah Ham Festival held in Tuaran, Sabah. More on Borneo bulletin online (English)
TUTONG, Isnin - Buat julung kalinya Persatuan Gemilang Daerah Tutong melalui Gemilang Radio berjaya merangkul juara dan tempat ketiga di Kejohanan Foxhunting Mobile sempena Sabah Ham Festival di Tuaran, Sabah baru-baru ini. Ikutilah berita penuh dalam Media Permata online.

Monday, 26 November 2007

Kenangan di Sabah Ham Festival, Tuaran Sabah

GEMILANG CEMERLANG DI SABAH HAM FEST 2007


Tuaran, Sabah 25/11/2007 (Ahad)- Buat julung kalinya Gemilang Radio telah berjaya merangkul Juara dan Tempat Ketiga di Kejohanan Foxhunting Mobile sempena Sabah Ham Festival di Tuaran, Sabah. Kejohanan tersebut telah menyaksikan peryertaan pasukan daripada kelab-kelab radio amatur di Sabah. Gemilang Radio diwakili oleh V8MKJ,V8MAF, V8MXZ, V8MUT dan V8AQM. Gemilang 'CHALLENGER' dan Gemilang 'KNIGHTS' disamping empat pasukan kelab Radio tempatan Sabah memulakan pencarian 'Foxes' pada jam 8:45 pagi dan berakhir tiga jam selepas itu.

Hanya bebekalkan " 2 elements Measuring Tape Yagi" kedua-dua pasukan Gemilang Radio berjaya mengatasi pasukan lain yang mempunyai 'sniffer/Doppler' yang terbaik. Gemilang "Knights" yang terdiri daripada V8MAF dan V8MXZ telah mendapatkan 4 'foxes' dengan masa terpantas sekaligus menjadi juara keseluruhan kejohanan tersebut. Manakala Gemilang 'Challanger' yang terdiri daripada V8MKJ, V8MUT dan V8AQM berjaya mendapatkan kelima-lima 'foxes' dalam waktu melebihi 3 jam dan menyandang tempat Ketiga.

Tahniah kepada Gemilang 'Knights' dan 'Challanger' semoga akan terus berjaya di kejohanan yang akan datang.

(gambar bersama Tetamu Kehormat, Cik Karmilla Amirkhan, Penolong Pengarah, Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM) Sabah)

Thursday, 15 November 2007

TUARAN HAM FEST

Untuk makluman dan keterangan lajut mengenai Kejohanan Foxhunting semasa Tuaran Ham Festival 24-25 Nobember 2007 sila layari laman web BARC http://www.barc.org.my/barc/

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

MESYUARAT AGONG GEMILANG KALI KE III

Dimaklumkan kepada semua ahli Gemilang bahawa Mesyuarat Agong Gemilang ke III akan diadakan:-

Pada: 2hb Disember 2007 (Ahad)
Bertempat: Bilik Mufakat, Pejabat Daerah Tutong
Jam: 8:00 pagi

Diminta kepada semua ahli Gemilang yang berdaftar untok dapat hadir pada jam dan tarikh yang disebutkan bagi sama-sama menjayakan pemilihan Ahli Jawatankuasa Tadbir Gemilang yang baru bagi sesi 2007/2008.

Kehadiran Tuan-Tuan dan Puan-Puan adalah sangat diharap-harapkan


"Tunjuk Hasil Bukan Alasan"

Saturday, 10 November 2007

AMATEUR RADIO EXAMINATION - FEBRUARY 2008

Dimaklumkan kepada semua ahli-ahli Gemilang yang berminat untuk mendapatkan lisen Radio Amatur atau untuk meningkatkan lisen 'Standard-VHF' kepada 'Advance-HF'bahawa Pihak Berkuasa Industri Teknologi Info-komunikasi Brunei Darussalam (AITI) akan mengadakan peperiksaan bertulis Radio Amatur bagi bulan Februari 2008.

Pendaftaran dan pembayaran kemasukan akan dibuka mulai 12hb Nobember 2007 sehingga 14hb Disember 2007. Perperiksaan akan dijalankan dalam Bahasa Inggeris. Untuk keterangan lanjut sila hubongi Unit Perkhidmatan Pelanggan, AiTi melalui tel. no. 2323232 atau dengan melayari laman web http://www.aiti.gov.bn/.

Dalam hubongan ini Gemilang Radio akan menawarkan kelas radio amatur bagi calon-calon yang akan menduduki perperiksaan tersebut seperti biasa.

Sekian, harap maklum.

Monday, 5 November 2007

AJK Gemilang Meeting

Masyuarat Ahli-Ahli Jawatankuasa GEMILANG

Venue: Bt Panggal HQ (V8AQM) Time : 7.00 mlm

AJK yang hadir : Dr Hj Hamzah (v8MOB) , Yakub (V8AYN) , Abdul Ahsunah (V8MKJ) , Hasibah Masmoon (V8MON), Abd Hamid (V8Aii) , Mohd Ayub (V8AQM) , Adi Putera , Ajamain , Faridah (V8BII)








Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Special Thanks

from left to right (V8AQM, V8AQM-jr, V8MVE, V8NDF, V8MKJ, V8MQY and V8MOE)

Setting up HF antenna during the month of ramadhan




A bunch of die hard Amateur Radio Fan went against the odd of fasting month to put up HF antenna. A home brewed Moxon 2 elements Wire Yagi antenna Special thanks to V8MVE, V8NDF, V8MKJ, V8MOE and V8MQY

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

KEJOHANAN FOXHUNTING MOBILE

Satu Kejohanan Foxhunting Moblie anjuran Borneo Amatuer Radio Club (BARC), Sabah akan diadakan pada 25hb Nobember 2007 bermula di Pekan Tuaran.
Sehubongan dengan ini, Persatuan Gemilang melalui GEMILANG RADIO akan menyertai kejohanan tersebut. Kepada semua pengemar foxhunting yang berminat untuk turut serta dalam kejohanan tersebut dikehendaki untuk mendaftar kepada V8MKJ selaku Ketua Pasukan/Rombongan GEMILANG RADIO. Untuk maklumat lanjut sila hubongi ketua pasukan/rombongan.

Sekian dimaklumkan

73 deV8AQM

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Selamat Hari Raya Aidif Fitri

Dengan Ucapan:

Andai jemari tak smpt berjabat,andai raga tak dpt b'tatap
seiring beduk yg mgema,sruan takbir yg berkumandang
kami aturkan salam menyambut Hari Raya Aidil fitri,
jika ada kata serta khilaf kami membekas lara mohon maaf Zahir batin.

SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI 2007
kepada seluruh penduduk muslim di Negara Brunei Darussalam
Dari
Persatuan Gemilang Daerah Tutong

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

20th Singapore International Photo-Art Exhibition 2007


The Photo-Art Association of Singapore (PAS) cordially invites you and photographers all over the world to participate in the 20th Singapore International Photo-Art Exhibition 2007. This exhibition is organised in accordance with the recommended practices and rules of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP). All acceptances are eligible for PSA’s who’s who and Star Ratings. Acceptances are also taken into account in AFIAP and EFIAP distinctions.


Form and more info kindly visit their website: Photo-Art EX2007

Monday, 24 September 2007

Photo Contest To Showcase 10 Decades Of Health Services

By Shareen Han

Bandar Seri Begawan - Get your cameras out and snap a scene depicting health care in Brunei Darussalam, or root through your collection of old photographs on the theme and stand a chance to win a maximum of $800.
This and other cash prizes are up for grabs for shutterbugs and other interested individuals in the Ministry of Health's photography competition to mark 100 years of health services in Brunei.
The competition, themed ‘100 Years of Caring Charting a New Frontier' is held to promote medical and health services and further enliven the atmosphere of celebrating 100 years of health services.
Participants will compete in four categories, as below:

Category A: Health Facilities - Photographs of any health facilities, including the Ministry of Health's buildings, hospitals, health centres and clinics. The winner of this category will receive a $500 cash prize.

Category B: Services - Portraying Bruneians receiving health or medical services or photos of local health professionals delivering their services. Top prize is $800.

Category C: Caring - Photographs that capture the caring attitude of health professionals while attending to patients. First place winner will receive $800.

Category D: Old Photos Collections - Photos showing medical and health services before 1984. First prize' is $200.

Held in collaboration with the Association of Photographers Brunei Darussalam, the competition is open to citizens and residents of Brunei, and a winner can only receive one prize from each category.

The selection criteria of the winners in each category are based on the subject significance of the competition's theme, creativity and imagination.
The judges will also consider the aesthetics or attractiveness of the photos, as well as a brief and accurate caption accompanying the photos.

The closing date of entry form submission to the Ministry of Health is Monday, October 1, 2007.
The Health Ministry is also organising other activities in conjunction with the one hundred year of health services, which include the ongoing comprehensive health screening and promotion for civil servants.
The campaign which began early this month involves some 44,000 civil servants from 12 ministries.

Another project is a Health Expo which is set to be one of the biggest health events to be hosted by the country. It is scheduled to be held from November 15-18, 2007 at the International Convention Centre.-- Courtesy of The Brunei Times

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Acara 'Hari Gemilang' Persatuan Gemilang Daerah Tutong

Pantai Seri Kenangan,Tutong

Persatuan Gemilang Daerah Tutong telah mengadakan 'Hari Gemilang' pada 9hb, September 2007 minggu lepas iaitu hari perkumpulan ahli yang julung kalinya diadakan dengan berhasrat menyemarakkan perpaduan diantara ahli-ahli dibawahnya berserta keluarga masing-masing. Acara yang diadakan di Pantai Seri Kenangan,Daerah Tutong berjalan dari pagi hingga kepetang itu diselengarakan oleh komiti ahli Persatuan Gemilang Daerah Tutong yang dipengurusikan oleh Hj Ayub yang mana ianya dirasmikan oleh dipertua gemilang Dr.Amzah bin Hj Abd Rahman.

Berbagai acara sukan telah disusun hari itu antaranya ialah perlawanan bola lima sepasukan sambil pemain-pemain dikehendaki menyarungkan kain pelikat (kain Sarung), sepuluh pin bowling mengunakan buah kelapa iaitu acara perempuan,permainan menembak target ala-ala bomba,peraduan mewarna bagi kanak-kanak dan mencari benda tersembunyi mengunakan radio amatur (fox hunting).


Gambar atas: Permainan ala-ala bomba dijalankan perserta dikehendaki menjatuhkan papan target yang disediakan dan masa terpantas dikira juara.

Persembahan seni mempertahankan diri iaitu Aikido juga turut diadakan oleh ahli-ahli Gemilang aikido dengan diketuai oleh sensei mereka Awang Sharum selaku pengasas pasukan. Acara berakhir pada sebelah petangnya dengan penyampaian hadiah kepada para pemenang-pemenang yang mengikuti acara-acara permainan.

Perlawanan bola lima sepasukan berkain sarung telah menarik minat orang ramai yang berkunjung kepantai Seri Kenangan pada hari itu. Acara ini juga dihadiri oleh Pemangku Pegawai Daerah Tutong Awang Hj.Jamain bin Momin selaku tetamu jemputan khas mereka.

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Perkelahan Hari Gemilang-9hb September 2007

Kepada;
Semua Ahli GEMILANG

Dengan hormat sukacita memaklum kepada semua ahli-ahli Gemilang bahawa satu Perkelahan Hari Gemilang akan diadakan

Pada: 9hb September 2007 (Ahad)
Waktu: Bermula 8:30 pagi dan 2:00 Petang

Antara objektifnya ialah untuk;-

Mensuaikenalkan kepada Penaung Gemilang yang baru (Pegawai Daerah Tutong) akan aktibiti-aktibiti Gemilang dan juga ahli-ahlinya.

Mempromosikan kegiatan-kegiatan yang diungkayah olih bahagian-bahagian Gemilang kepada ahli-ahli baru

Mengumpulkan dan bersuaikenal sesama ahli demi mengiatkan dan menjana kemajuan Gemilang yang dikenali dengan persatuan serba boleh.

Beberapa acara sukanria juga akan diadakan termasuk :-

a. Pertandingan Fotographi bertajuk ‘Suasana Hari Gemilang’

b. Peraduan Mewarna Lukisan (bagi kanak-kanak)

c. Beach Football memakai kain selindang

d. Foxhunting

e. Pit Stop (4WD)

f. Pertandingan ala Bomba

g. Tarik kalat

h. Sukan bagi wanita.

Sehubongan dengan ini, menjunjung/mempersilakan semua ahli-ahli Gemilang untuk turut hadir memeriahkan acara tersebut. Pendaftaran akan dibuat pada jam 8:30 pagi hari tersebut. Seperkara jua dipohonkan ehsan semua ahli-ahli untuk memberi sumbangan seangkat-angkat hati bagi menjayakan acara ini. Semua sumbangan hendaklah di sampaikan kepada Setiausaha Agong tidak lewat pada 8hb September 2007.

Sekian dan diatas sokongan abiskita itu nanti tidak lupa merakamkan berbanyak terima kasih.

Dengan hormatnya

Awang Yaakup bin Hj Abdul Rahman
Ketua Bahagian Sukan dan Kebajikan
b/p Setiausaha Agong Gemilang

Friday, 7 September 2007

4wd 2nd session Training-June 2006

Galleri latihan 4x4 kali kedua yang diadakan pada June 2006

Motor Tutong Karnival Gala night

The Gemilang Association of Tutong feted its members, as well as committee members of the recent Tutong Motor Carnival 2006, to a dinner at the Tutong Civic Centre on Tuesday night. Present as guest of honour was the Tutong District Officer, Abdul Mutalib bin Hj Md.Idris, who is also the patron of the association.
The Tutong Motor Carnival 2006 was held from August 25-27, and attracted thousands of visitors. It was organised to mark His Majesty's 60th birthday celebration this year.
The Gemilang Association was appointed as the event manager of the carnival.

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Marathon 2006

Brunei Marathon 2006 will be still in our mind eventhough new year 2008 will coming soon. It is an honour for GemilangFoto members was given opportunity to contribute our photos during the event. Many thanks to the Excellence event management for giving us the opportunity and we hope to see more young talented photographers to join us in the event like this in the future. Thank you all GemilangFoto members support in the Marathon 2006 and look foward to welcome you again for the next Brunei Marathon.

GemilangFoto in action during Marathon 2006. Below are some of the event taken by GemilangFoto members:


One week before the main marathon event. Warm up event which is 10km distance



Brunei Marathon 2006 main event starting from Jln Sultan BSB, Next to Taman Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddin,Runners speed out of the town towards Jln Tutong passing numbers of Brunei Landmarks




Participants from BLNG team in orange colour waves their hands happily....









The participation of new comer photographers for this year event is very encouraging. GemilangFoto would like to take this opportunity to extend the appreciation to all members for their pictures contribution.

Friday, 31 August 2007

Pengambaran Ke Kampung Batu Marang bersama Don Gurewitz (USA)

Pengambaran ke Batu Marang ahli Gemilang Foto kali ini disertai oleh beberapa ahli fotografer senior yang dikenali negara kita dan juga disertai oleh seoran fotografer dari Amerika Syarikat iaitu Don Gurewitz yang telah memenangi Grace Heritage (USA).

Beginilah Suasana pagi ketika kami tiba ditempat ini,tenang damai dan cantik permandangannya.

Kanak-kanak menyambut riang akan kehadiran kami dikampung ini.
Nadi (tengah) ketika memberi penerangan kepada salah seorang fotografer baru yang hadir.

Outing ke Kampung Ayer-2007

Sebahagian dari ahli Persatuan Gemilang Daerah Tutong bergambar ramai ketika membuat aktiviti pengambaran dikampung ayer yang terdiri dari ahli2 lama dan baru.

Tutong revved up for visitors -2006 motor karnival

By Mohammad Abdullah

It seems that Tutong District is moving into top gear this year with various events planned to attract locals and tourists alike to visit Tutong.

One such event is the Tutong Motor Carnival 2006 organised by the Persatuaan Gemilang Daerah Tutong (Tutong District Gemilang Association) which is proving to be a big hit, attracting large crowds of car and motorcycle enthusiasts.

Major auto dealers are showcasing their latest and most popular models at the carnival, which officially opened yesterday and ends tomorrow at the Civic Centre in Tutong.

A stage was also erected to accommodate the night owls who love to watch shows by bands who will perform songs such as rock, pop, funk, ballads and even reggae in both English and Malay.

Children were also seen having a great time at the carnival as their parents and older siblings took a closer at the new models and modified cars on display.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

Top local shutterbugs, artists awarded in national competitions -2006

By Rosli Abidin Yahya

The pursuit of artistic excellence in the sultanate continued yesterday with a prize presentation ceremony for arts and photography contests to commemorate His Majesty's 60th Birthday.

Emphasising the importance of maintaining national identity through the preservation of the arts and other cultural heritages, the Minister of Home Affairs, Pehin Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Adanan - the guest of honour - handed out prizes to winners of the arts and photography competitions.

Borneo Bulletin photographer Hj Mohd Said Arshad grabbed two consolation prizes in the Photography Exhibition Competition 2006, the prize presentation of which was held yesterday morning at the Bumiputera Trade Centre in the capital.

Representing the committees for His Majesty's 60th Birthday celebrations in arts and photography competitions, Dato Paduka Arkitek Hj Idris Hj Abas said the contests are platforms for local artists and shutterbugs to enhance their skills and profiles as well as to provide opportunities for young artists to show their talents, creativity and ability.

He added that the contests enabled the young people together with their experienced counterparts to manipulate their creativity in creating unique expressions.

In the arts contest, Marsidi Hj Umar, a full-time artist, was chosen by the panel of judges to receive B$4,000 in the "His Majesty's Portrait" category. The main prize of B$5,000 had no winner in the category.

Among the other winners were Hj Md Abidin Hj Rashid (Prosperous Brunei Open Category), Dk Siti Munirah Pg Hj Damit (Prosperous Brunei Secondary/Vocational Schools Category) and Mohd Amirul Aizat Hj Mohd Daud (Prosperous Brunei Primary Schools Category).

Meanwhile, in the photography contest, Musa Manggai won top prize in category A, Hj Samat Hj Abas in category B, Hj Jamaludin Hj Tengah in category C and Abu Hasrah Hj Abd Rani in Category D.

The organising chairman for the photography contest and exhibition cum the president of Brunei Darussalam Association of Photographers, Hj Shamsuddin Idris, said there had been an increase in quality and creativity at the photography contest this year.

"Our shutterbugs have shown that they can produce quality photographs, especially with modifications and additions through the advent of technology and photography software," he said.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

DBP contests winners during Majlis Ilmu receive prizes

By Rosli Abidin Yahya

The Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (Language and Literature Bureau - DBP) of Brunei recently held a prize presentation ceremony to winners of contests organised by the Bureau during the Majlis Ilmu (Knowledge Convention) at the International Convention Centre in Berakas, and held to mark His Majesty's 60th birthday celebration this year.

The contests were side events of the DBP at the Majlis Ilmu exposition. The Managing Director of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Dato Paduka Hj Ali Hashim bin Hj Daud, was on hand to present the prizes. Hj Mohd Arripin HB Hidup won the essay writing contest in Category A, with Dyg Siti Hairani Hj Taha in second place, and Dyg Ana Suhana Hj Jabidi in third. Three contestants won consolation prizes.There were no winners in Category B, where the three participants were adjudged to win consolation prizes only.

Hj Osman BPSKDSS Hj Mohd Tamin sang his way to the syair (traditional poetry) recital competition title, pushing Hj Sulaiman Hj Duraman into second place, and Mariqat Hj Abdullah into third. Five contestants won consolation prizes.Meanwhile, in the photography contest, Abd Hafiz Abd Hamid was first, Pg Mohd Dahlan Pg Mohd Said finished second and Junaidi Hj Md Salleh came in third. Three others won consolation prizes.

Throughout the Majlis Ilmu, the DBP conducted plays, syair recital, poem reading and gulingtangan performances.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

Gemilang celebrates success of Tutong Motor Carnival 2006 -21Sept 2006

The Tutong District Officer (R) puts the Tutong Motor Carnival 2006 tee-shirt on "Komiti Contoh" award recipient, Dr. Hj Anjah bin Hj Abdul Rahman (C) at the Gemilang Association gala dinner on Tuesday night. - Arjuna

The Gemilang Association of Tutong feted its members, as well as committee members of the recent Tutong Motor Carnival 2006, to a dinner at the Tutong Civic Centre on Tuesday night. Present as guest of honour was the Tutong District Officer, Abdul Mutalib bin Hj Md.Idris, who is also the patron of the association.

The Tutong Motor Carnival 2006 was held from August 25-27, and attracted thousands of visitors. It was organised to mark His Majesty's 60th birthday celebration this year.

The Gemilang Association was appointed as the event manager of the carnival.

The chairman of the organising committee, Ayub bin Hj Suhaili, in his welcoming remarks told the audience that all participating car dealerships at the 3-day carnival enjoyed a 23 per cent increase in their sales, compared to the months previously.

In his speech, the District Officer congratulated all who made the carnival a success. Gemilang Association could become a local pioneer in the management of major events, as witnessed by its organisation of the Tutong Motor Carnival, Awg Abd Mutalib added.

Appreciation certificates were later presented to sponsors, participating car dealerships, entertainers and committee members by Awg Abd Mutalib. He also presented the "Komiti Contoh" merit award to Dr. Hj Anjah bin Hj Abdul Rahman and Awg Maaruf bin Pawi.

Also present at the gala was a member of the Legislative Council, Orang Kaya Jaya Putera Hj Mohd Taha bin Hj Raub, who was also the chairman of the Pesta Rakyat for the Tutong District.

The Gemilang Association was established in 2004. It is a non-profit organisation, aimed at youth development in the country. The association is active in 4WD activities, amateur 2-metre band radio, the media, apart from photography, and is an "experienced" manager of major functions.

More information on Gemilang are available on their official website www.persatuan-gemilang.com

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

Motor Carnival ends with big turnout -28 August 2006

By Mohammad Abdullah

The three-day Tutong Motor Carnival at the Civic Centre in Tutong ended yesterday after hundreds of visitors had flocked to the event.

The guest of honour for the closing ceremony was Pg Dr Hj Mohd Yusof Pg Hj Abdul Rahim.

The event, organised by the Persatuaan Gemilang Daerah Tutong (Tutong District's Gemilang Association), also saw bands entertain the crowds, especially their young fans who came out in force, during the day and night.

Major car dealers as well as motorcycle dealers, who showcased their vehicles at the carnival, were pleased with the turnout and support the public and the associations had given them over the past three days.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin