Sunday, March 23, 2008


Today's ceremony for the Pengundian of Ketua Kampong Pandan C ran smoothly but with a poor turnout of the eligble voters. There were 632 eligible voters which are registered with the secretariat of Mukim kampung, Belait District office and only 176 voted ie 27% of the total registered voters.

Haji Affandy bin Awang Damit got the majority votes of 110, meanwhile Haji Ismail bin Kassim got 66 votes. Today's results will be forwarded to the Ministry of Home Affairs for further assesment then to His Masjesty Office for 'Titah Pekenan' from His Majesty The Sultan Of Brunei Darussalam for the election as a 'Ketua Kampong'.

Will post up various pictures from today events tommorrow.


Not many of us know that there’s an old folks centre here in the Belait District. Went there yesterday with one of the steering committee to have a closer look at the Old folks Home.
This centre is run by a non profitable organization and the capital to run this place and maintenance comes from donation from various private sectors and individuals.

As what was told by the centre usually the residents have no families and place to live in.
Every month doctors and nurses from government hospital will pay visits to check their condition and to supply their medication.

The building of this Old Folks home is used to be a government barracks back in the 1950’s. To my surprise this old folks home was officiated by the late Almarhum Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Saidul Khairulwaddin in 2nd March 1957 (the late father of our current Sultan HM Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizaddin Wadullah, Sultan dan yang di Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam).

Almarhum Begawan consented to plant a tree to commemorate the opening

Al Marhum Begawan with one of the co founders of the centre

Halls at the centre

The Old Folks Centre, Seria
One of the room of the residents
The oldest resident, 89 years old Iban
Since this centre is run by a non profitable organization , all kinds of donation are most welcome and and if you can’t give donation at least please pay them a visit where visits from anyone will cheer them up. For further inquiries or to make a donation please call Mr Richard Lau on +678712265

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