Who We Are

Having served the Sultanate since 1953, Brunei Press Sdn Bhd is the largest and most established local printing firm in Brunei Darussalam. Publishers of the Sultanate’s leading dailies, Borneo Bulletin and Media Permata, Brunei Press also offers top-of-the-range commercial printing capabilities in the market.


BORNEO BULLETIN
Borneo Bulletin is the leading English daily in the country. It was first published by Brunei Press as a weekly community newspaper for expatriates. In September 1990, it became a daily newspaper. Today, Borneo Bulletin has become the foremost source of information on local and foreign affairs, and the region’s business news. In addition to the mainstream news, the newspaper also carries sports, lifestyle and leisure pages.

MEDIA PERMATA
Media Permata, the preferred Malay language newspaper in Brunei Darussalam, focuses on local news and features for the Malay literate. In July 1998, the paper started publishing 6 days a week – from Monday to Saturday – to fulfill the informational, educational and entertainment expectations of the growing Malay population. Media Permata‘s explosive growth is set to continue in line with popular demand.

BRUNEI PRESS COMMERCIAL PRINTING SERVICES (CPS)
Brunei Press Commercial Printing Services (CPS) unit offers a wide spectrum of services which include editorial consultancy, graphic design, branding, event management, printing, packaging and distribution. Some of the latest publications published by Brunei Press include Association by HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, the Borneo Bulletin Yearbook and special supplements for Borneo Bulletin. Cutting-edge technology teamed with an experienced and dedicated workforce ensures the finest creative and printing solution in the market.

 

CORPORATE VALUES

Honour Commitment
We carry out responsibilities with professionalism and total dedication to the task at hand.

Integrity in Service
We conduct out business with and maintain a high standard of professional and moral ethics.

Uphold Trust
We respect each other as individuals and professionals, to nurture a culture based on trust and teamwork to achieve our corporate goals.

 

MISSION & QUALITY STATEMENT

Mission Statement
The company aspires to excel as the premier media organization in Brunei Darussalam.

Quality Statement
Through teamwork we aim to satisfy our customers with high quality products that are timely delivered at competitive prices.

The Abode of Peace

Lying northwest of the island of Borneo, Brunei Darussalam is one of the oldest kingdoms yet one of the youngest independent nations of the region.

A peaceful country with a total land area of 5,765 sq km, its small size has not impeded its social and economic progress, which is helped by having some of the largest oil fields in Southeast Asia.Due to the underground riches, Brunei has been able to spare most of its above-ground resources, and the country boasts some of the most intact primary rainforest in all of Borneo.

Filled with gentle people and a culture of decorum and hospitability, this nation is a reflection of the Malay way of life which makes it a rather relaxed and even charming little corner of Borneo with enough attractions to make it an interesting stop between Sabah and Sarawak. His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam is the head of the faith and rules the country according to the established values and traditions of Islam.

 

 

 

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION

Brunei Darussalam, a Malay Muslim monarchy, lies on the northwest coast of Borneo island where it faces the South China Sea. With a land area of 5,765-square kilometre, it shares borders with Sarawak, an east Malaysian state which divides Brunei into two – the eastern part is the Temburong District while the western portion consists of the Brunei-Muara, Tutong and Belait Districts.

The 570-square kilometre Brunei-Muara District, where the capital Bandar Seri Begawan is located, is the smallest but the most important and populous of the four districts. The 1,166-square kilometre Tutong District, the third largest, is home to indigenous groups like Tutong, Kedayan, Dusun and Iban. The Belait District, the centre of the oil and gas industries, is about 100km from the capital. Hilly lowlands, swampy plains and alluvial valleys dominate the Brunei-Muara, Tutong and Belait districts in the larger western portion of the Sultanate. Mountainous terrains abound in the eastern district of Temburong, which has a land area of 1,288-square kilometer.

 

CLIMATE

Brunei Darussalam has a tropical equatorial climate with high rainfall and warm temperatures all year round. Monsoon winds influence the climatic variations. The Northeast monsoon blows from December to March. The Southeast monsoon occurs from June to October. Two inter-monsoon periods prevail from April to May and November to December.

The annual rainfall is generally high. The two rainy seasons are from September to January, with December as the wettest; and May to June.The drought period is from February to April. Due to unstable climatic influences, well-defined seasons have not been outlined.

The drought months of March and April are the warmest. Humidity is high throughout the year due to high temperature and rainfall. Air temperature is relatively uniform throughout the year. Brunei is not directly in the path of tropical storms, cyclones and typhoons that pass through the South China Sea. Yet, it is heavily affected by tides.

 

DISTRICTS AND CAPITAL

The Capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, in the Brunei-Muara District
Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital city, is a neat, clean, modern city with wide roads and overstated public buildings. It is a busy business area and consists of many government departments, which have seen even more development in recent times.

Several areas such as Lambak, Kampong Pengkalan Gadong or Tungku Link, Kg Mata-Mata Gadong, Jalan Muara, Jalan Tutong, Serusop, Berakas have been turned into business hotspots dotted new buildings, offices and shop lots.

While these areas are developing, the existing commercial areas of Gadong and Kiulap have further expanded with the emergence of brand new shop-houses offering products and services of all kinds.

The Mall in Gadong – Brunei’s first, largest and most sophisticated shopping complex – houses more than 150 shops, a hotel and a Cineplex.

Elsewhere, existing landmarks such as the Jerudong Park Playground theme park (which is currently under renovation), the newly expanded and refurbished Brunei Darussalam International Airport, the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium Complex and the International Convention Centre continue to garner attention.

The historical attraction of Kampung Ayer, the world’s largest water village which is home to more than 30,000 people, remains a favourite place of interest along with the rest of Brunei’s jewels like the Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque, the Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah – arguably the most magnificent mosque in Brunei, the Royal Regalia Museum, the Brunei History Centre, the Royal Ceremonial Hall or Lapau, the Dewan Majlis or Parliament House and Istana Nurul Iman – the world’s largest residential palace in the world.

Tutong
The 1,166-square kilometre Tutong District, the third largest of Brunei’s four districts, is home to indigenous groups like the Tutong, Kedayan, Dusun and Iban. Tutong is almost midway between BSB and Kuala Belait.

Temburong
Temburong has a land area of 1,288-square kilometres. It is mostly covered in dense, unexploited forestland with mountainous terrain in the eastern part of the district. The main town is Bangar.

Belait
The Belait District, the centre of the oil and gas industries, is about 100km from the capital. Seria and Kuala Belait, situated about 65km from the capital, are its largest towns.

 

POPULATION, LABOUR, IMPORT, EXPORT AND GDP

Population Statistics
In 2012, Brunei’s population was 422,700. In 2013, JPKE statistics showed that Brunei Darussalam’s population rose by 0.1 per cent from the previous year. Brunei citizens accounted for 274,755 of the total population, while 33,816 were permanent residents and 114,129 temporary residents. The ethnic groups that subsist in Brunei account for 278,982 Malays, 46,497 Chinese and 97,221 comprising of other races.

The Brunei-Muara District is recorded to be the most populous area with about 245,166 people, followed by Belait with a population of about 97,221, Tutong at an estimated 42,270 and Temburong as the least populous area with approximately 38,043 inhabitants.

The population demographics by age include approximately 245,166 residents aged 20-54 years old, and about 105,675 residents aged 5-19 years old. The remaining population accounts for 33,816 who are aged four years old and below, 21,135 aged 55-64 years old, and 16,908 aged 65 years old and above.

 

Labour
Brunei Darussalam, a member of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) since 2007, has ratified two of the ILO’s eight fundamental conventions, namely the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention 1999 (No.182) and the Convention on the Minimum Age 1973 (No.138).

In Brunei, all local employers and employees working in the private sector are required to contribute to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF). Employees contribute five per cent of their wages and employers another five per cent.

Employers are also required to provide insurance and medical cover for their employees. There is no minimum wage legislation. in Brunei. As long as both parties (employer and employee) agree on the wage, it is sufficient, thus labour disputes are very rare.

Non-Bruneians who work in Brunei need to apply for a two-year work permit with the Labour Department. Upon recommendation by the Labour Department, the Immigration Department will then give permission for the worker to enter the country. The Labour Department should be given either a cash deposit or banker’s guarantee to cover the cost of a one-way airfare to the home country of the immigrant worker.

An approved labour licence cannot be altered for at least six months after it is issued. Those interested in gaining employment in Brunei Darussalam must arrange with their employers to obtain employment passes prior to their arrival, while their spouses and children aged 18 years and below are required to obtain dependent passes. 

Our Products

Having served the Sultanate since 1953, Brunei Press Sdn Bhd is the largest and most established local printing firm in Brunei Darussalam. Publishers of the Sultanate’s leading dailies, Borneo Bulletin and Media Permata, Brunei Press also offers top-of-the-range commercial printing capabilities in the market.

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Borneo Bulletin is the leading English daily in the country. It was first published by Brunei Press as a weekly community newspaper for expatriates. In September 1990, it became a daily newspaper. Today, Borneo Bulletin has become the foremost source of information on local and foreign affairs, and the region’s business news. In addition to the mainstream news, the newspaper also carries sports, lifestyle and leisure pages.

www.borneobulletin.com.bn

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Media Permata, the preferred Malay language newspaper in Brunei Darussalam, focuses on local news and features for the Malay literate. In July 1998, the paper started publishing 6 days a week – from Monday to Saturday – to fulfill the informational, educational and entertainment expectations of the growing Malay population. Media Permata‘s explosive growth is set to continue in line with popular demand.

www.mediapermata.com.bn

our-products-cps

Brunei Press Commercial Printing Services (CPS) unit offers a wide spectrum of services which include editorial consultancy, graphic design, branding, event management, printing, packaging and distribution. Some of the latest publications published by Brunei Press include Association by HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, the Borneo Bulletin Yearbook and special supplements for Borneo Bulletin. Cutting-edge technology teamed with an experienced and dedicated workforce ensures the finest creative and printing solution in the market.

www.bruneipress.com.bn/cps
 


 

BORNEO BULLETIN YEARBOOK

Providing Reputable and Reliable Information on Brunei Darussalam for over two decades

The BBYB has been in the market since 1993 and is endorsed by the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources and the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Published every year, it provides updates on Brunei’s economic outlook, future development plans, latest names and designations of key government personnels, fast facts on population, layout, import/export and gross domestic product growth and more.

BBYB serves both as a B2B and B2C advertising media. It leverages on the wide distribution of Brunei’s leading English and Malay daily, the Borneo Bulletin and Media Permata, ensuring a massive reach of over 100,000. It is also distributed to commercial and industrial sectors, professional bodies, trade organizations, government institutions, hotels, embassies, Brunei High Commissions worldwide and foreign missions in the country.

Careers

In line with our expansion plans, Brunei Press Sdn Bhd seeks highly motivated, resourceful and dynamic individuals to join us.

Editorial Co-ordinator- Borneo Bulletin (BSB)
Editorial Co-ordinator- Media Permata (BSB)

Candidate is required to provide editorial support services to Borneo Bulletin/Media Permata Newsroom. Has many years of working experience in relevant field. Must be thoroughly conversant with the Sultanate’s customs and traditions and have a detailed knowledge on protocol, names and titles of Royalty, Ministers and Senior Government Officers. Ideal candidates
would be retired public officers with excellent language skills.

Deputy Editor- Borneo Bulletin (BSB)

Candidate must possess a Degree in Journalism or Mass Communication. Required language is English. At least 10 years of working experience in Print Media, in reporting and editing, and in newsroom operation in a recognised English language daily newspaper. You must be a creative person and a team player with great people skills and excellent news judgment.

Senior Sub-Editors- Borneo Bulletin (BSB)

Candidates must possess a Degree in Journalism or Mass Communication with at least 6 years working experience in newspaper publication in a recognised newspaper in the region. Must have good command in English communication skills and able to work under pressure and tight deadlines. Candidates with Public Relations and Marketing background are also welcome to apply.

Photojournalists (BSB)

If you are creative and resourceful, have a positive and adventurous spirit, and a keen eye for interesting pictures that tell stories, this is the job for you! Applicants must be proficient in using the camera for images and videography, and are able to undertake digital imaging, video editing and multi-media production. We welcome graduates or those who have the necessary skills in photo and video journalism to apply for the position of Photojournalists. Candidates must have their own transport and a valid driving license. A flair for the written word (in English and Malay) would be advantageous.

Proof Reader (BSB)

Candidate should have a Degree qualification and must be highly proficient in English and Malay languages and communication skills. Able to work under pressure and tight deadlines and able to work evenings, full time.

Circulation Sales Executive (Kuala Belait)

We seek meticulous and responsible candidate who is a team player and has minimum ’0′ level education. The circulation sales candidate will be based in Kuala Bela it and will be expected to service our existing newspaper vendors in Kuala Belait and Miri. Candidate must possess own transport and a valid driving license.

Advertising Sales Executives (BSB & Kuala Belait)

If you are hard-working, enjoying being on-the-go and are ready for a challenge, you may be the person we are looking for! There is never a dull moment with a career in sales at Brunei Press. For Sales Executives in the advertising department, you will be responsible for the advertisement sales for our newspapers. The ideal candidates must be confident, committed, articulate and result-oriented. Those with experience in publishing or design house will have an added advantage. Candidates must possess own transport and a valid driving license.

Driver (Kuala Belait)
Circulation driver needed for the Kuala Belait office. For this position, you must have a minimum Form 3 education and be able to speak simple English . A valid driving license is a must.

INTERESTED TO JOIN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM’S LEADING MEDIA ORGANISATION?

Write in to us with the position applied for clearly indicated in your cover letter. Please attach your resume together with a passport size photograph (non-returnable), stating your expected salary. We only seek candidates who are committed and have a high level of integrity. An attractive remuneration package awaits the right candidates. Package will commensurate with qualifications and experience. Preference will be given to Bruneian citizens and permanent residents.

Please address your applications to:
The Group Human Resource Department
Brunei Press Sdn Bhd
PO Box 85, Seri Complex BA1779,
Bandar Seri Begawan
Email : recruitment@qaf-brunei.com.bn
Fax : +673 245 2128

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

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