Saturday, December 19, 2009

    SSEAYP International General Assembly (SIGA) 2010 in Ayuthaya, Thailand

    As you know from a previous post, SIGA in 2010 will be held at Ayuthaya, Thailand from the 30th April 2010 to 3rd May, 2010. We are pleased to announce that registration for SIGA has been opened. :D

    Registration Rates & Cancellation Fees

    Early Bird Rate

    Those who register between now and the 28th February, 2010, will enjoy a discounted rate of US$180. Single rooms require an additional US$60.

    Normal Rates

    From 1st-31st March, 2010, the rate will be back to the usual amount of US$225, with an additional US$60 for single rooms.


    Children (4-12 years old) rates are US$135.

    Cancellation Fees

    Before   31st March 2010  : 50% of the paid amount will be refunded
    After      1st April 2010      : No refund

    How to Register?
    1. Download the registration form here.
    2. Fill in the form.
    3. Hand it in, together with the registration fee to BERSATU. Please contact Hj Hassan (Secretary General) at 8776155 or email him ahi for arrangements. 

    Itinerary for SIGA 2010

    Here is the complete schedule throughout the event:

    Friday, 30th April

    • All Day                  : Arrival of all participants 
            • Participants will be fetched from the airport and transported to Ayutthaya)
            • Registration by contingent 
            • Briefing and deliver SIGA kits
            • Check in at Krungsri River Hotel
    • 2.00pm-5.00pm   : COP Meeting (For head of delegates only)
    • 6.00pm-6.30pm   : Presentation of Ayutthaya
    • 6.30pm-8.00pm   : Welcome Dinner by OPP & Cultural Show 
    • 8.00pm-9.30pm   : Presentation of Country Report by OPP
    Saturday, 1st May
    • 6.00am-8.00am   : Breakfast
    • 8.00am-12.30pm : Opening Ceremony
            • Report by Head of Organizing Committee
            • Greeting from COP
            • Speech by Representative of Cabinet Office
            • Speech from SI
            • Opening Ceremony by Governor
            • Photo Session
            • Keynote Speech by ASEAN Secretary General
            • Presentation of SI Award
            • Break into 3 discussion groups (Social Contribution, Human Resource Network, Travel Network)
            • Conclusion
    • 12.00pm-1.00pm : Lunch
    • 1.00pm-2.00pm   : Presentation/Reports from each Discussion Group
    • 2.00pm-5.30pm   : Institutional visits
    • 6.00pm-9.00pm   : Dinner reception on board Sum Pa Sak Cruise
    • 9.30pm-11.30pm : Shopping at Ayutthaya Night Bazaar
    Sunday, 2nd May
    • 6.00am-8.00am   : Breakfast
    • 8.30am-12.00pm : Visit to the Bang-pa-in Summer Palace
    • 12.00pm-1.00pm : Lunch
    • 2.00pm-5.00pm   : Visit to Bangsai Arts Village
    • 6.00pm-7.00pm   : Back to Hotel
    • 7.30pm-10.30pm : Closing Ceremony at Wat Chai
            • Closing Remarks by Head of Organizing Committee
            • Speech by COP Representative
            • SIGA Flag Handover Ceremony
            • Raffle Draw
            • Floating Lanterns for Luck
            • Presentation of SIGA Snapshots
    Monday, 3rd April
    • All Day                  : Participants depart to home countries
    Information on Ayutthaya

    Photo uploaded by Ben

    Ayutthaya is located approximately 85 km north of Bangkok, the city was the Thai capital from 1350 to 1767. During this period Thai culture flourished, and Ayuthaya became a centre for international commerce.
    The present day city is located at the confluence of the Chao Phaya, Pa Sak and Lopburi rivers. A canal joins them and encircles the town. Ayuthaya has many historic ruins, two museums and is a fascinating place to visit.

    For more information on Ayutthaya, please click here.

    Flight Information: How to Get To Bangkok?

    Fortunately, Ayutthaya is located in a very familiar country to most of us in Brunei. Our national carrier, Royal Brunei Airlines, have daily flights to Bangkok. To book tickets, click here.

    As of today (19th December 2009), return flight tickets cost B$368.

    Alternatively, you may use AirAsia and transfer through the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Kuala Lumpur for a cheaper price. To book online, click here.

    As of today (19th December 2009), return flight tickets (via KL) cost B$329.

    Thursday, December 03, 2009

    Closing of ONLINE Reunion On Board Registration & Opening of Registration for Spouses

    As of today, the online registration for the first ever Fuji Maru Reunion On Board is officially closed for ALL PYs.


    While the online registration is closed, you may still register personally with Baim who is in charge of ticketing. We are also pleased to announce that registration for PY spouses is now available.

    HURRY!!! Because there are only less than 40 seats left!

    Call Baim at 8720301 now!!!

    Monday, November 30, 2009

    Bersatu Events: Majlis Korban at SSEAYP Cafe

    Last Sunday, 29th November 2009, we had a little Majlis Korban to commemorate the Hari Raya Aidiladha. So buffaloes were slaughtered and a ceremony was held at the SSEAYP Cafe.

    Receiving guests. :) We invited many valuable members of the community to share the buffaloes with. Those who share with the unfortunate reap many many benefits.

    The President gave a short speech. Funny thing, in the speech he accidentally said Aidilfitri. Hehehe.

    The guest of honour, the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Pg Hj Bahrom Pg Hj Bahar giving a speech. He said Aidiladha. Haha.

    Giving out the meat to our guests. :) A kilo each.

    Then there was a photo session of the Guest of Honour with Bersatu Exco and Heads of Bureau.

    Then a photo session of all the participants of the korban... :)

    ...and the rest of us!

    Congratulations to Haji Aduka, Head of the Religious Bureau, who organised the whole event with the help of the AJK members of the event. It was very well run and everything was very efficient! :D Congrats!

    Lastly, here is a word from Bersatu:

    Semoga majlis ini membawa keberkatan kpd semua dan menjadikan BERSATU sebuah NGO yg bertaraf antarabangsa yg tidak melupakan tuntutan agama dan sentiasa berpaksikan dgn MIB.

    Friday, November 27, 2009

    Updates from November :D

    Just some updates of Bersatu activities over the last few weeks.

    18 Nov (Wednesday): Some members attended the public lecture in UBD entitled:  "Empowering Youth Through MIB" organised by the Akademi Pengajian Brunei. 

    23rd Nov 2009 (Monday): Exco had a site-visit to the Homestay Matching venue which is the Multipurpose Hall at the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium.

    Later in the afternoon, they went for a courtesy call to the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affair, Pg Haji Bahrom Bin Pg Haji Bahar in his office.

    26th Nov, 2009 (Thursday): Homestay Roadshow at Kg Tanjung Maya, Tutong.

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009

    Taklimat Keluarga Angkat 2009 and Other Updates

    Taklimat Keluarga Angkat 2009


    Dengan hormat dan sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa TAKLIMAT KELUARGA ANGKAT BAGI SSEAYP 2009 akan diadakan pada tarikh, masa dan tempat yang dinyatakan berikut:

    Tarikh: 27 November 2009 (Hari Jumaat)
    Masa: 3.00 petang
    Tempat: Dewan DiGadong, Bangunan Kementerian Kebudayaan, Belia & Sukan, Jalan Kebangsaan Lama, Negara Brunei Darussalam.

    Dengan keberangkatan/kehadiran biskita ke Taklimat itu nanti, terlebih dahulu Persatuan BERSATU selaku AJK Pengendali Program Keluarga Angkat di Negara Brunei Darussalam tidak lupa mengucapkan terima kasih,

    Dengan Hormat.
    Zulkifle Asmad
    Ketua Urusetia

    Jika ada sebarang kemusykilan atau pertanyaan sila hubungi hotline kami di: 8 222349 

    P/S: Add yourself up on the Facebook Event here.

    T-shirt Amal & Bersatu Polo at the Bersatu Boutique

    For your information the t-shirts are now available for pickup at the Bersatu HQ! Please look for Laila or Nurul to pick up your t-shirts.

    For more information on the t-shirts, click here.

    Volunteer at Bersatu HQ!

    As days of Fuji Maru's berthing at Muara Port looms near, more work needs to be done. Come and volunteer (in other words, working while chit chating and catching up too) at the Bersatu HQ and help out with making of Bunga Telur, cutting papers, arranging papers according to envelopes, other menial jobs. You can also help out by making drinks, cooking in the kitchen, or cleaning up to keep the assembly lines going!

    There is enough for everyone and we are happy just having you around! :D Bring back the SSEAYP spirit and fun by volunteering at the HQ.

    The HQ is located at the Anggerek Flats, and we are open from 6.30pm onwards. :D

    Tuesday, November 10, 2009

    Bersatu Choir Troupe to perform in Empire Theatre for AMAF Event

    This was a rehearsal session for the BCT headed by Nazmo (BPY05), Head of the Cultural Bureau, Amier and Adeq (both BPY07) for the AMAF Gala Night in The Empire Theatre. :) Brought back many memories. Hope you all enjoy watching.They will be performing tomorrow night. Wish them luck!

    Monday, October 26, 2009

    Reunion On Board the Fuji Maru: Registration is Now Open!

    FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

    1. When is the ROB Brunei?
    This year's ROB will be held on the 10th December 2009 (Thursday) from 6.00-9.00pm.

    2. ONLY 3 HOURS?
    Yes only 3 hours. So come before 7pm because after that, the gate will be closed and the Japanese administration will allow no more guests to enter.

    3. What is the theme for this year's ROB?
    Arabian Nights. For more information about the meaning of this theme, click here or listen to this song. For dress or outfit ideas, watch the video below. :)

    3. How do I register and participate?
    Fill in the online registration form by <<CLICKING HERE>>. After the date of your online registration, you have 3 days to confirm your attendance by paying the amount stated in full.

    4. How do I pay for my tickets?
     The HQ will be open from 5-8pm daily for cash payment and registration of ROB Brunei guests. For international guests (PYs from other countries), however, please pay for your ticket via money order to:

    No. 10 Block C3, Anggerek Desa Flat, Berakas Brunei Darussalam.

    5. When is the HQ open and to whom do I pay?
    The HQ will be open from 5-8pm daily starting 26th October, 2009, for cash payment and registration of ROB Brunei guests. Please look for Baim or his lovely assistant, Dk Maswati who are both in charge of the $$$. :)

    6. What if I filled in the form and decide to cancel my attendance to the ROB?

    It's ok. Your attendance will only be confirmed once you have paid the amount in full.

    7. What happens if I did not pay within the 3 day time period?
    If you do not complete payment then your registration will be cancelled and your seat will be available for registration for other PYs.

    8. If I need help or have issues and questions regarding the online registration form, who do I talk to?
    For any queries and questions regarding the form, please contact the IT Bureau at

    Thursday, October 22, 2009

    Program Ibadah Korban

    We are inviting everyone to join this very rewarding Korban Program in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidiladha. The Korban will be done on the second day of Aidiladha, 1430h. For more information please refer to the poster above.

    Interested parties may call Hj Aduka at +673 8 182100 for confirmation. Deadline for participation is on the 10th November, 2009. :)

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    Okinawa Traditional Dance: EVERYONE is invited!


    Date: 28th October, 2009 (Wednesday)
    Time: 7.30pm
    Venue: ICC (Main Conference Hall)

    Sorry for the very late notice! I've only just received this! Yikes. Hope you all come yeah!

    BERSATU Boutique is Open! T-shirts for sale!

    The charity t-shirt in S M L XL and XXL for only BN$15 each. Only making 200 pcs so hurry and book while stocks lasts! Proceeds from the sale of this t-shirt will go to the BERSATU Humanitarian Fund.

    The BERSATU polo-shirt is a Unisex design available in S, M, L, XL and XXL for only BN$20

    For sale! Those who are interested may contact our Boutique Managers Laila or Nurul at +673 8 736373, leave a note in the comment section with your contact details, or drop by the HQ starting on Saturday, 24th October, 2009. But remember, the deadline for bookings is on the 10th November, 2009!

    Thursday, October 08, 2009

    Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House Invitation To All BPYs

    4/11/2004: This is a photo of the last time BERSATU hosted an open house during hari raya at the HQ.

    A few weeks ago, Hj Jailani, our YDP uploaded this photo of an open house in the BERSATU HQ on Facebook. A lot of people were very excited, and many called out for another open house. So here it is now.


    Come and mingle with PYs of various batches and we'll sing, we'll eat and we'll dance and we'll have fun and we'll laugh.

    Day: Sunday
    Date: 18th October, 2009
    Time: 12.00pm - 6.00pm
    Venue: BERSATU HQ, No 10, Block C3, Tingkat 2, Flat Anggerek Desa Berakas

    We'll be waiting for you!

    Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    BERSATU Hari Raya Special on RTB: Were you listening?

    There was a live interview of SI Brunei (BERSATU) on RTB Television Brunei today on 23 Sept. 2009. The programme featured Hj. Jailani (President) and Haji Hassan Shaari (Secretary General) with host David Wood and Sarinah at RTB Studio, Bandar Seri Begawan.

    Amina Rasul (Phils), Imhar Said (Spore) and Rino Wicaksono (Indonesia) also joined on air via telephone live during this program.

    It was aired at the ungodly hour of 8.30 am in the morning. DID YOU WATCH IT??? Unfortunately I "watched" it with my eyes closed!

    Wednesday, September 16, 2009

    Sungkai at Pudak

    View of Pulau Berambang from Sungai Brunei.

    The BERSATU members today went on a planned tour to Kampung Pudak in Pulau Berambang today. It was really my first time and boy, was I sakai to the max! We all parked in Serdang, and then took a motorboat to Pudak.

    Ride took only about 5-10 minutes. When we arrived, I realised that Pudak is THE PERFECT spot to watch the sun set. Witnessed a beautiful sky turning golden as iftar time comes hither.
    Everything in Pudak was washed in gold and warmth. Including the house of the ketua kampung who had kindly hosted us for sungkai.


    Waiting for sungkai time.

    Even a poker table ;) Ops!
    Gracious host of the day.
    After sungkai, the house is still so full of activity and energy.
     Ada rave kah sini ani? :P
    Some went to the masjid just a minute walk away for prayers.

    Time for fireworks!

    And time for dishwashing!!! (I hate this part!)

    But all is fine because, we all know after all is done, it is time for some awesome teh tarek, Pudak style. :)

    Monday, September 14, 2009

    Kempen Kebersihan Masjid Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien

    On September 13th, BERSATU organised a cleaning campaign at Masjid Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien in Kampong Katimahar as part of our community service. This is carried out with the kind cooperation from Jawatankuasa Takhmir Masjid and Brunei Muara Scouts Association.

     Started off with mass Asar prayers. :)

    Then the cleaning began! Funny times:

    Some folded the telkongs~

     Some became landscapers hehehe~

     Some swept the floor~

    Some cut grass~

    Some cleaned windows~

    Some cleaned longkangs~

    Some vaccuumed~

    Some burnt rubbish outside

    Some arranged the Yassins~

    Some helped with machinery~

    But I very lazy, just took photos. :P Hahaha!

    After the cleaning campaign, everyone sat down for a ceramah by Ustaz Hj Sadini Hj Sujak from Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.

     Ustaz Hj Sadini Hj Sujak
    And then it was time to break fast, followed by Maghrib and mass Taraweh. :)



    For a more thorough report, please read the article here up on The Brunei Times or read the Pelita Brunei article below:

    Kempen Membersihkan

    Masjid PSBSOAS Anjuran BERSATU
    KAMPUNG KATIMAHAR, Ahad, 13 September. - Setiap amal kebajikan yang dilakukan dengan penuh keikhlasan lebih-lebih lagi di bulan Ramadan Al-Mubarak akan mendapat ganjaran pahala yang berlipat ganda dari Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala.

      PENSYARAH ITQSHHB, Awang Haji Sadini bin Haji Sujak semasa menyampaikan ceramah di Masjid PSBSOAS Kampung Katimahar. 

    Demikian dijelaskan oleh Pensyarah Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Awang Haji Sadini bin Haji Sujak dalam ceramahnya di Masjid Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Kampung Katimahar hari ini.

    Sesi ceramah itu adalah sempena kempen membersihkan masjid berkenaan yang diungkayahkan oleh Persatuan Bekas Peserta Rancangan Kapal Belia Asia Tenggara (BERSATU) bagi menyemarakkan bulan yang mulia ini.

    Kempen yang diketuai oleh Yang Dipertua Persatuan BERSATU, Awang Haji Jailani bin Haji Ibrahim dengan kerjasama Ahli-ahli Jawatankuasa Tadbir Tertinggi Persatuan BERSATU itu bermula sejurus selepas menunaikan Sembahyang fardu Asar Berjemaah. 

    Kerja gotong-royong membersihkan ruang masjid termasuk bilik perpustakaan, stor, landskap serta kawasan halaman turut melibatkan penyertaan ahli-ahli Persatuan Pengakap Daerah Brunei dan Muara.

    Acara diselajurkan dengan Majlis berbuka puasa dan diikuti sembahyang Maghrib dan Isyak Berjemaah serta Sembahyang Sunat Tarawih.

    Antara objektif projek kemasyarakatan itu adalah untuk menyemai sikap pemedulian kalangan ahli-ahli persatuan berkenaan dan bekas-bekas peserta Rancangan Kapal Belia Asia Tenggara (SSEAYP) dengan Jawatankuasa Takmir masjid berkenaan serta penduduk kampung.
    Apa yang diharapkan dengan adanya aktiviti bermanfaat seumpama ini akan dapat mengeratkan lagi hubungan silaturahim kalangan ahli-ahli Persatuan BERSATU dan juga bekas-bekas peserta SSEAYP.
    Persatuan BERSATU ditubuhkan pada tahun 1987 dan kini mempunyai kira-kira 200 orang ahli yang terdiri daripada bekas-bekas peserta Rancangan Kapal Belia Asia Tenggara (SSEAYP).

    (Oleh : Bolhassan Haji Abu Bakar)


    BERSATU: BN SSEAYP Alumni Association

    BERSATU was officially launched on the 28th June 1987, at Bandar Seri Begawan in conjunction with the official opening of the first annual general meeting.

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