Saturday, March 29, 2008

March 29th: Earth Hour 2008

I know the University of Brunei Darussalam will be participating this event! Good on them!

(Taken from: here)

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April 5th & 6th: Brunei Ladies Golf Association Charity Golf 2008

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March 28th-April 1st: Garage Sale

Dates: From March 28 - April 1, 2008
Time: From 9:30 am - 5:30 Pm
Venue: No. 16, Spg 845-9-15 Kg Jangsak Jln. Gadong
What's on Sale: Furnitures/Toys/Kitchen Wares/Plants/Bags (Orig Ralph Lauren and Gucci)
For more information, SMS: LORRIE 8-926173 Read On!...

April 2nd: BCL Talk on Secret to Writing CV

Date: Wednesday, April 2nd 2008
Time: 9.30am
Venue: Orchid Garden Hotel, Berakas
Conducted by: Jayne Gordon
Other Info:
Admission of $7 includes refreshments
As always there will be stalls and the book swap Read On!...

Until April 6th: International Bazaar

Date: Up to April 6th 2008
Venue: Dewan Bandaran Kuala Belait
What's there: A showcase of international products by 36 distributors and retailers from Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia Read On!...

April: Alliance Francaise Public Events

Date: Thursday, April 3rd 2008
Event: Sculpture conference
Time: 7pm
Venue: Vice Chancellor Hall, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
What's there:
Talk conducted by Hj Baharudin, an art teacher at UBD on History of sculptures
Exhibition showcasing sculpture work of UBD art students

Date: Third week of April
What's there:
Innocent Yapi from Ivory Coast, Africa, a renowned storyteller will be in the country with his companion Joro from Madagascar
Both will be mixing their storytelling on traditional African tales with music, singing, and dance
They will be performing for children from 4-10 and 10-16 Read On!...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

March 26th: UBD Language Centre Public Lecture

Date: Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Language Centre Laboratory, FASS 1.34, UBD
Title of Lecture: Deontology of Sociolinguistic and Ethnomusicological Research (based on Field Work in Italy)
Conducted by: Dr Paolo Coluzzi
Other Info: All are welcome

Thanks to Maudena for the info!
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March 25th: UBD Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Public Lecture

Date: Tuesday, 25th March 2008
Time: 10:00 am
Venue: FASS Meeting Room 1.89.
Title of Lecture: "Social and Cultural Responses to Environmental Change in Egypt" Conducted by: Professor Emeritus Nicholas S. Hopkins (American University in Cairo)
Other Info: All are welcome

Thanks to Maudena for the info!
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Saturday, March 22, 2008

March 23rd: Kuliah Subuh bersama Mufti

Date: Sunday, 23rd March 2008
Time: After Mass Subuh Prayers
Venue: Surau Ibu Pejabat Polis Di-Raja Brunei, Gadong Read On!...

March 27th: THINK BIG Public Seminar & Networking Event

Date: Thursday, March 27th 2008
Time: 1:30pm - 5pm
Venue: iCentre building, Anggerek Desa, Berakas
Conducted by: Professor Tom Kosnik
Other Info:
This event is a follow-up on the successful THINK BIG Public Seminar and Networking event held in August last year
The seminar will be targeting the ICT companies, entrepreneurs, investors, start-up aspirants and government officials who are very interested in getting key insights on managing high-tech innovations and marketing
In the seminar, Tom Kosnik will be sharing insights and the various factors that made Silicon Valley the successful technology entrepreneurship hub of the world Read On!...

March 28th-April 6th: Brunei PC Fair 2008

Date: March 28th - April 6th 2008
Time: 10am - 10pm
Venue: Atrium Hall, The Mall Gadong
For more information, contact: 2341823 or 8637746 Read On!...

March 25th: University of Queensland Information Session

Date: Tuesday, March 25th 2008
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Venue: Centrepoint Hotel Business Centre, Gadong
Meet with: Mr. David Richards, Marketing Manager from University of Queensland
For more information on UQ, visit:
For more information on the event, please contact: 2850800 Read On!...

March 25th-26th: Interview with Writtle College, UK

Date: March 25th - 26th 2008
25th March :- 2pm - 6pm
26th March :- 10m - 5pm
Venue: James Hon Kiulap Office
Meet with: Mr. Paul Cullen - International Officer from Writtle College, UK
For more information on Writtle College, visit:
For more information about the event, please contact: 2230198 Read On!...

March 25th-27th: BHASG Temburong Voluntary Work

Date: 25th-27th March (2 nights and 3 days stay)
Time: Departing from Bandar (Tambing) via boat at 7 AM (approximately 45minutes journey)
Transport: Via boat Bandar-Temburong-Bandar. At Bangar we will be transported by bus around the town
Accommodation at Youth and Sports center, Bangar
Project at Sekolah Rendah Sultan Hassan
To beautify the school compound as to create a friendly and happy environment for the students there
Ice breaking session with 10 officials from SRSH on the first day which include teachers and clerks
Landscaping, gardening, painting and do some artworks that includes 'khat' (jawi) work, painting the corridor lanes with board games etc, handicrafts for night activities
Games will be conducted for both officials and volunteers to strengthen the bond, team work and well, to release the 'stress' and have fun together :)
SPECIAL Request (hehe): Request for lot of man power for this project especially in the field of carrying heavy loads. (Yes boys, we ladies need your muscles)
Collection fees:
For volunteers - $15 ($10 will be donated to project expenses while $5 is boat fee to Temburong. Volunteers return fee will be sponsored by the committees)
List of things to bring: As per usual for overstay activity; clothes, toiletries, telekong for Muslimahs, sports shoes, camping food etc.
Other Info:
This project is especially dedicated to the former 136 Bokok students who got transferred to SRSH due to the flash flood which damaged SR Bokok a few months back
Our vision is to liven up their spirits, bring cheer and smiles to the children
There will be a meeting this SUNDAY 23rd of March 2PM at Aranda Cafe, D'Anggerek Hotel where the Group will brief you about the project and give committees and volunteers the paper programme and things to bring
Volunteers who want to pay or donate the collection fee before Sunday can be made at Restaurant Soto Babu; No 158, Spg 40, Kg Sungai Akar - Ask for Lina 8912917 (Payments are best to be made at night. The venue is visible on a hill with 'lampung cucul')
For more information, please visit: here or contact Read On!...

Friday, March 21, 2008

March 21st: DPMM FC Brunei Vs DSTGroup BPL XI Friendly Match

Entrance: Free
Taken from: here
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March 21st-23rd: Honda Accord Roadshow

Date: March 21st - 23rd 2008
Time: 10am - 10pm
Venue: The Mall, Gadong
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March 21st: Launching of Subaru Impreza STi

Date: Friday, 21st March 2008
Time: 7pm
Venue: Subaru Showroom, No. 35, Mile 2 Jalan Gadong
For more information, contact: 8980383
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March 23rd: Easter Day at The Empire

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March 22nd-29th: SODAkids Road Show

March 22nd - Kg Pandan Library, Kuala Belait
March 24th - Muara Library
March 25th - Tutong Library
March 27th - Bandar Seri Begawan Library
March 29th - Temburong Library
What's there: Learn about stamps through briefings, a stamp exhibition and a workshop
About Standing Order Deposit Accounts for Students (SODAkids) programme:
SODAkids is a deposit account specifically for students, allowing them to create an account with the postal department and collect first day covers and stamps
For further information, contact: The Philatelic Unit, Postal Services Department at 2222955, fax 2233955 or email
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The Empire Hotel March School Holiday Package

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Bahapa Kitani Cuti Sekolah/What To Do During School Holidays?

Islamic Da'wah Centre Nadwah Kemurnian Rohani (Spirituality Course)
Date: March 24th - 27th 2008
Venue: Islamic Da'wah Centre, Kg. Pulaie
For: Male students in Lower Secondary School (Form 1 - Form 3)
Topics included:
Time management, practicals of prayers and others related to improving their practice of religious obligations
Visit to Youth Development Department

Youth and Sports Department Camping Activity
Date: March 24th - 27th 2008
For: Youths aged between 11 and 14
Venue: Kg Parit Recreational Park, Mukim Pengkalan Batu
Other Info:
Programme is to encourage love towards flora and fauna in Brunei's tropical rainforests
Learn the importance of protecting the environment

Kindercraft Arts & Crafts Programme

Venue: Complex Warisan, Kg Delima Satu
For: Those between 6 - 8 years old and 9 - 12 years old
For more information, please visit:
here (photo taken from the site)

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March 22nd: Giant Hypermart Tasik Rimba Grand Opening

Date: Saturday, March 22nd 2008
Time: 9am - 12 Midnight
Venue: Giant Hypermart Tasik Rimba, Rimba
Other Info: Crazy offers valid for tomorrow only
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

March 25th: UBD Mathematics Dept Public Lecture 2008

Thanks to Maudena for the info
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March 22nd: Charity Football Match - AM Gunners Vs Sports School

Date: Saturday, March 22nd 2008
Time: 8.15pm
Venue: Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, Berakas
Teams: AM Gunners Vs Sports School Football Team
All proceeds will be donated to: Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Fund for Orphans, Pusat Ehsan, KACA and SMARTER Brunei
Other Info:
Two thousand T-shirts costing $5 each will be sold to mark the charity event on that day
Upon buying either the entry ticket for the match or T-shirts, the purchaser will be entitled for lucky draws
A donation box will also be placed at the entrance and the donors will also be entitled for lucky draws
The prizes included two return air tickers to either Singapore or Kuala Lumpur sponsored by Freme Travel Read On!...

March 20th: Prophet Muhammad S.A.W Birthday 1429H Celebration

"Sesungguhnya telah ada pada (diri) Rasulullah itu suri teladan yang baik bagi kamu (iaitu) bagi orang yang mengharapkan (keredhaan) Allah dan (pengampunan di) hari akhirat serta sentiasa mengingati Allah"
(Al Ahzab : 21)

Date: Thursday, March 20th 2008

Brunei Muara District

Taman Muda Omar 'Ali Saifuddien, BSB

Tutong District


Venue: Open field infront of the Tutong's Community Hall Complex

Belait District


Venue: Municipal Field, Kuala Belait

Temburong District


Venue: Field Complex, District Community Hall Temburong

Photo credit: here
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March 19th: UBD Institute of Medicine Medical Lecture Series 2008

Thanks to Maudena for the info!
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

From April 5th: Learn to Paint in Oils

Dates for Classes: Fridays, April 5th through to June 6th 2008
Time: 9am - 12pm
Costs: $50 / 3hr session
Other Info:
Experienced art teacher from NZ offers a 10 week course aimed at learning techniques and skills that will enable learners to become independent artists
Ideally, this course will be for absolute beginners, or for those who have "dabbled"
Some materials provided but some material will be needed to be purchased locally for homework!
Limited numbers to ensure effective learning
For more information or to enrol, please contact: or 8962593 Read On!...

March 19th: UBD Dept of Sociology & Anthropology Public Lecture

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Thanks to Maudena for the info!

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

April 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th: TelBru Broadband Awareness Program

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Taken from here

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March 27th-29th: OGDC Cool Science - World Water Day

Date: March 27th - 28th 2008
Morning Session 9:30am - 11:30am
Afternoon Session 2:00pm - 04:00pm
Venue: Exploratrium, OGDC, Seria
Registration Fee:
Non Members $8.00
Friends of OGDC $7.20
Science Demo: "Dry Ice"
Arts & Crafts: "Water Tornado"
Other Info:
Limited to 20 participants per session
Application forms are available at OGDC Gallery Building's Reception Counter or download at
For more information, contact: 3377200 or fax 3377220 Read On!...

March 21st-23rd: OGDC Science of Motion

Date: March 21st - 23rd 2008
Time: 2pm - 4:30pm
Venue: Exploratrium, OGDC, Seria
Registration Fee:
Friends of OGDC $7.20
Non Members $8.00
Fun Learning with:
Gears! Gears! Gears!
Dancing Dolls on the Shoebox...
Other Info:
Limited to 30 participants per session
Application forms available at OGDC gallery building's reception counter or download at
For more information, contact: 3377200 or fax 2277220 Read On!...

Saturday, March 15, 2008

INTRODUCING: Brunei Humanitarian Affairs Support Group

About Brunei Humanitarian Affairs Support Group:
The first Humanitarian Affairs Support Group in Brunei Darussalam
An internationally-recognized group (recognised by and under the Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sports, Brunei
Established on the 24th of January 2008
Initiated by Ak Hj Ahmad Fadillah bin Pg Hj Sellahuddin - a local student
Aims of Group:
Empower the local youths by encouraging them to be involved in voluntary activities and youth programmes particularly those that seek to alleviate poverty and eradicate child exploitation
Vision of Group:
Provide an opportunity for youths to engage in humanitarian services
Strengthen their awareness on the diverse cultures around.
Develop a lifelong commitment to helping others by participating in relief efforts to benefit impoverished communities throughout the world
Other Info:
There are currently six active members temporarily holding the committee positions
All meet up regularly for weekly meetings that are usually held on Thursday nights or Friday afternoons
Brunei Humanitarian Affairs Support Group is OPEN to public registration
Volunteers who are willing to participate the Temburong Voluntary Relief Aid this coming 23rd March are welcome too
For further info and inquiries, please contact: or Agee 8909625 or visit Brunei Humanitarian Affairs Support Group Read On!...

March 16th: Pesta Menuai Padi/Padi Harvesting

Date: Sunday, March 16th 2008
Time: 7am
Venue: Mukim Labi, Belait District
About Padi harvesting:
Traditional concept of voluntarily working together in groups, gotong royong or "memucang -mucang"
Other Info:
Those eager to join, please wear suitable attire eg Long Sleeves shirts, Fishing hat or caps, boots and please bring along a pocket knife (Not kitchen knife) and gloves
Meeting point will be at Balai Raya Sungai Liang, next to the Sg Liang Mosque
For more information please contact : Belait District Office, Division of Mukim Kg at 3334335 ext 115 Or Penghulu of Mukim Labi at +6738742494 Read On!...

Friday, March 14, 2008

March 14th: Garage Sale

Date: Friday, March 14th 2008
Time: 9am - 12 Noon
Venue: Lot 20314 Spg 1087-14 Jalan Muara, Kg Salambigar
What's on Sale: Furniture, Electrical Appliances, Books, CDs, Potted Plants, Toys, Kitchenware and many more
For enquiries, contact: Alexandra @ 8827975 Read On!...

March 19th: Institute of Medicine Medical Lecture

Thanks to Haiza Ahmad for the info :)

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March 16th: Garage Sale

Date: Sunday, 16th March 2008
Time: 8am to 12pm
Venue: Lot 4240 Jalan Pandan 4, Kuala Belait
What's for Sale: Appliances, books,bags, candles, children toys, clothing, house hold items, vcd & dvd movies, stationery, magazines, curtains, shoes, bed sheets, perfume, furniture and others Read On!...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

March 14th: Launching of New Mazda 6

Date: Friday, March 14th 2008
Time: 9am - 8pm
Venue: Mazda Showroom (Grand Motors Sdn Bhd)
For more information, contact: 2445030 or 2443749 Read On!...

March 16th: Traditional National Regatta Race

Date: Sunday, March 16th 2008
Time: From 9am onwards
Venue: Serasa Water Sports Complex Read On!...

March 20th: University of Hull Reception

Date: Thursday, March 20th 2008
Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Venue: Empire Hotel & Country Club
Invitation for: University of Hull's alumni & friends
Hosted by: Vice-Chancellor Professor David Drewry
Dress Code: Smart
For more information or to RSVP, contact: 2230198 Read On!...

March 14th,16th & 20th: Interview Sessions with UK universities

Friday, March 14th 2008
Northumbria University : 11am - 3pm
Newcastle University: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
University of Sheffield : 2pm - 5pm
Swansea University : 2pm - 5pm

Sunday, March 16th 2008
University of Glamorgan : 1pm - 6pm
Newcastle University: 1pm - 5pm
Keele University : 1pm - 5pm

Thursday, March 20th 2008
University of Hull : 11am - 5pm

Other Info: All prospective students are advised to bring along their full academic transcripts for evaluation

For more information, please contact: James Hon Marketing @ 2230198 Read On!...

March 12th: Kuala Belalong Field Studies Centre UBD Public Lecture

Date: Wednesday, March 12th 2008
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Room FSM 2.18, Faculty of Science, UBD
Topic of Lecture: 'Global Forest Observatories: Monitoring the health of tropical forests in changing climate'
Guest Speaker: Dr Stuart Davies, Director of Tropical Forest Science of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, USA Read On!...

Monday, March 10, 2008

March 12th-15th: Japanese Language & Culture Week

Date: March 12th - 15th 2008
Venue: Chancellor Hall, UBD
Admission: Free
What's there:
16 booths introducing aspects of Japanese language & culture such as General Information, visit Japan, Language, Calligraphy, Tea Ceremony, Origami, Ikebana (Flower Arrangement), Kendo, Karate, Aikido, Traditional Games, Japanese Animation, Japanese Technology, Japanese Music, Traditional Japanese Clothes, Japanese Food, Studying in Japan and BJFA UBD Chapter
Demonstration and Workshops Schedule:

12th March @ 3:30pm - 5pm :- Koto Performance (Traditional Japanese Stringed Instrument), Kendo, Karate, Aikido Demonstration, Tea Ceremony, calligraphy Demo

13th March @ 10am - 5pm :- Koto Workshop (3pm)

14th March @ 10am - 5pm :- Origami Workshop (2:30pm) and Bonodori (Japanese Festival Dance) Workshop (3:30pm)

15th March @ 10am - 4:30pm :- Fish cutting and Sushi Making Demo (3pm) Read On!...

March 14th-15th: Lexus Seria Road Show

Date: March 14th - 15th 2008
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: OGDC, Seria Read On!...

Friday, March 07, 2008

March 9th: Kuliah Subuh/Religious Talk with State Mufti

Date: Sunday, March 9th 2008
Time: After Subuh Prayers (Early Morning)
Venue: Sufri Bolkiah Mosque, Kampong Perpindahan Berakas
Talk by: State Mufti, Yang Berhormat, Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned Read On!...

March 9th: Interview with Ivanhoe Grammar School

Date: Sunday, 9th March 2008
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Venue: Orchid Garden Hotel, Spg. 9, Kg Anggerek Desa, Berakas
Meet with: Paul Walsh - Director of Development, Ivanhoe Grammar School
For more information about Ivanhoe Grammar School, visit: here
To organize an interview with Paul Walsh, email: Read On!...

March 7th-8th: DST Group Brunei Premier League Schedule

Friday, March 7th 2008
Teams: United FC vs Wijaya FC
Time: 4pm
Venue: Penanjong Camp field

Teams: Sengkurong vs MS ABDB
Time: 8:15pm
Venue: Balapan field, Berakas

Saturday, March 8th 2008
Teams: Brunei Shell FT vs QAF FC
Time: 8:15pm
Venue: BSRC field, Seria @ 8.15pm Read On!...

March 8th-30th: Brunei National Pool Tournament

Date: March 8th - 30th 2008
Venue: Master Alim Pool & Cafe (Preliminary Round) and Billiard & Snooker, Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, Berakas Read On!...

March 8th: Women Conference and Career

Date: Saturday, March 8th 2008
Time: 7.45 am - 5pm
Venue: Main Hall, International Convention Centre (ICC), Berakas
Organized by: Women Graduates Association (Persatuan Siswazah Wanita) in collobaration with Islamic Dakwah Center Read On!...

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Introduction: The SMARTER Shop (UPDATED)

About SMARTER Shop:
Second hand store selling tons of stuff ranging from cd's, magazines to clothes, bags and others!
They also accept donations of your old or unused items
Serves as another avenue for SMARTER to collect funds for its organization
Opening Times: 8am - 7pm
Venue: SMARTER Shop, Ground Floor, UnitG9B, Bangunan Wisma Jaya, Bandar Seri Begawan
To donnate, contact: SMARTER at 2661830, or go to the ASD centre at Jalan Sengkurong or its Kuala Belait branch at Simpang 7, Jalan McKerron or refer to picture below for loading bay of SMARTER shop:

Photo credit & for more information: Rano
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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

March: Gourmet Experience @ Rizqun Coffee House

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March 8th: Bloggers Vs Media Futsal II

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March 5th: Interview Session with TAFE Western Australia

Date: Wednesday, March 5th 2008
Time: 11am - 2pm
Venue: B Lau Education Services
Event: Interview Session
With who: Mr Rhys Lodwick - Marketing Manager of TAFE Western Australia
For more information, contact: 2451038

Date: Wednesday, March 5th 2008
Time: 2pm - 6pm
Venue: James Hon Kiula Office
Event: Interview Session
With who: Mr Rhys Lodwick - Marketing Manager of TAFE Western Australia
For more information, contact: 2230198 Read On!...

World Water Day Art Competition

Date of Submission: March 17, 2008
Where to Submit: Water Service Department, Jalan Tasek Lama (at the security reception area)
Theme: "Sanitation"
Category A - art drawings not exceeding A3 size drawing paper and open to special children of all ages
Category B - art drawings not exceeding A3 size drawing paper and open to primary schools (Primary 1 to 6)
Category C - art drawings not exceeding A3 size drawing paper and open to secondary schools and colleges (Forms 1 to 6, MTSSR, and vocational schools)
Category D - art drawing not exceeding A3 size drawing paper, open to the general public and higher institutions (UBD/ITB)
Other Info:
Water colours/poster colours, colour pencils, crayon, or a mixture of the three can be used
Prizes for the top three spots in the four categories range from $200 to $400 for category A
For categories B, C and D, the prizes are $300, $400, and $500 for third place, second place and first place respectively
Entry forms are available at all payment outlets of the Water Services Department, the main post office of each district and on the day of the competition
The winning artworks/painting and colouring will be exhibited at the ground floor of the Mall, Gadong on March 22, 2008
For enquiries, call: 2221993 (Water Services Department) or 2380520 (Drainage and Sewerage Department) Read On!...

Monday, March 03, 2008