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Brunei To Hold First International Flower Show

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Oct 6 (NNN-BB NEWS) – Brunei’s International Flower Show (BIFS) 2019, scheduled for Oct 23-27, drew exhibitors from China, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as, from local companies, a senior Brunei official said.

It will feature flower exhibitions, creative landscaping, workshops, activities and competitions.

Brunei To Achieve National Rice Sufficiency Targets: Minister

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sept 16 (NNN-BB NEWS) – Efforts to boost Brunei’s rice production, to achieve its national rice sufficiency targets, are gaining momentum with the use of high-yielding rice strains and the doubling of sites for commercial rice cultivation, local media reported on Sunday, quoting Brunei’s Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, Haji Ali bin Apong.

Haze Returns To Brunei

BANDAR SRI BEGAWAN, Sept 8 (NNN-BORNEO BULLETIN) – Despite heavy rain in some parts of the Brunei-Muara District yesterday afternoon, the haze condition continues to persist in the country.

A joint press statement released by the Department of Environment, said that the hazy conditions are due to predominant hot spots occurring in the Borneo region and carried over to Brunei by the prevailing southwesterly winds.

Pearls, precious stones and metals make up Brunei's 4th largest export

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, April 22 (Xinhua) -- Brunei lives up to its name as the "Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures," as its pearls, precious or semi-precious stones and precious metals make up the fourth largest export of the country.

Updated data posted earlier this month from the International Trade Centre, the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, showed that the sultanate recorded 29.0 million U.S. dollars in exports of pearls, precious or semi-precious stones and metals last year.

Brunei holds int'l kite festival to revive traditional past time

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah officially launched the International Kite Festival on Sunday with some 200 kiting enthusiasts expected to participate in the event.

The Sultan made his way to the Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas, a riverfront public park in the capital, where he inaugurated the event before trying his hand at flying one kite. He also toured the exhibits and mingled with the crowd.

Brunei boasts 2nd cleanest urban air quality in the world: study

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Brunei has the second least polluted urban areas in the world, according to study by the World Health Organization (WHO) measuring ambient air pollution in 1,622 locations across 92 countries.

Australia has the least polluted urban areas, followed by Brunei and New Zealand. Estonia is Europe's top performing nation, followed by Finland and Iceland, said local daily the Borneo Bulletin on Monday, quoting the WHO study.

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