Thursday, February 14, 2008


Labi is located about 68 km from the Belait Town, It cover an area of 361 sq km with a population of 2300 people .

The mukim was divided into two zones which are known as Labi Satu (one) and Labi Dua (two). Both zones have their own ketua kampong. There are four longhouses in the vicinity with its own respective chief.

Mukim Labi is well known locally for its agricultural products especially the limau labi which has become a trademark of local orange and Padi.

The traditional concept of voluntarily working together in groups, gotong royong or "memucang -mucang", is still being practised in Brunei Darussalam.

The Minister of Health, Pehin Dato Seri Setia Haji Suyoi as well as the Belait District Officer, Haji Mohamad bin Haji Abd Rahman, last year took part in a padi harvesting activity at the Gatas area in Mukim Labi in the Belait District. Officers and staff of Belait District Office and Ministry of Health also took part. A group of volunteers also joined and members of the Mukim Consultative Council and the residents in the harvesting of padi at the Paya Gatas padi field in Labi.

Last year, the harvesting campaign was at Dayang Hapsah binti Abu Bakar’s padi farm, an area of 2 acres. Dayang Hapsah, a 67 year old single mother, has been planting paddy since the year 2000. The Gatas area is one of the country’s main locations for paddy farming with an area of thirty hectares.

Pictures courtesy of PRO Unit , Belait District Office

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