Past Bandar Seri Begawan Event: VOL 3

Large wide presnters 20and 20organisers 20say 20hi


May 30, 2015
@ Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium

Mark your calendars!  Volume III is happening on Saturday, 30th May in support of Institut Teknologi Brunei's Youth Entrepreneurship Week.  Different from before, we will start at 7.45pm, a little early so we can do more networking in the middle of and after the event - plus lots of young entrepreneurs on their stalls offering goodies for you to browse and purchase.   

Cos we like bullet points:

  • Venue: National Stadium Hassanal Bolkiah - the Theaterette (Dewan Kuliah)
  • Time: 7.45pm - 9.30pm (we close doors at 7.35pm, so come early.  Then we kick you out at 9.15pm because it usually takes 15 mins to empty the room.  Don't worry, we'll be hanging out outside)
  • Tickets: This time it's on us!  Still, you'll need to register that you're coming and book your place.  We accept donations and we'll be putting out merchandise of our own to help raise funds for future events.  Join us on social media (FB, iG and Twitter) for details on how to attend.

For newbies, what's a PechaKuchaNight (we'll share with you how to say it properly and proper-Brunei-ly on the night)? 

PechaKuchaNights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps and what nots in the PechaKucha 20x20 format. Started in 2003, PechaKucha Nights are now happening in over 800 cities around the world.

Photo by: Fitri Ali - Poster by: Hidayah Mahaleh

Thumb 07

The Reel Show

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 30, 2015

Del Goh, one of The Reel Show hosts, shares his love affair with movies from classic (and nostalgic) Disney feature film animations to epic fantasies and to almost making himself a permanent resident in a cinema. He invites us all to join him and his friend in their geekery that is movies.

Thumb full 03 2

"Go"dly Nerdism in the Game Go

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 30, 2015

What does the Go Father of Brunei have to say? Well, Go, obviously! To Ignatius Chin, playing the strategy board game Go is not just some pasttime activity but a highly addictive game that carries its ancient origins and unites people (especially nerds and other lifeforms) together. Listen as he opens your eyes to the magic that is Go.

This was "Presentation on the Day" on July 29th, 2015.

Thumb 17

Where The Future Will Take You

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 30, 2015

Talking about an emotional journey that brought her to tears, Ira Ali shares with us the ups-and-downs she faced while growing up and the battles she victored over when opportunities kept popping up in her life. Becoming a graphic designer made her content and happy and she got involved with a charity and volunteer work.


This was "Presentaion of the Day" on July 7th, 2015

Thumb 19

Musical Mathematics: DIY Musical Criticism

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 30, 2015

Jay Johar's love for writing landed him a place on music blog Musical Mathematics in Leeds, UK, where one day, it just grew into one of those groups where musicians hand their never-before-heard music to them for review and exposure. After returning to Brunei, he attempted to bring back this passion for writing and the idea of creating something big and new by being more active in creative scenes.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Jun 23rd, 2015.

Thumb 03

A Family in Crossfit

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 30, 2015

Hailing from America, Justin Payne came to Brunei two years ago and formed the crossfit gym, Crossfit673 Jerudong. He tells us how the gym does more than just make you workout; it creates a sense of community, pushes your body to your limits, breaks mental barriers and, last but definitely not the least, it's got your back.

Thumb 03

My Journey with Itsybytes

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 30, 2015

Talking about her experience of being the first Bruneian female game developer, Ikmalina Yunos shares the story of how her company, Itsybytes, started and how it's given her opportunities to travel to amazing places, meet master game designers and be recognized by big game companies such as Capcom.

Thumb 06

Life Design Challenge

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 30, 2015

Syen Abu Bakar's current project involves a hundred logos and the population of Brunei. In an attempt to show the relationship between designer and company, and the influence design has in life, Syen has created a competition where one hundred logos will be compiled into a book called Brunei 100 Logo Design. With a few personal thoughts about what being a designer is, he quetsions the designer status in Brunei.


"Presentation of the Day" on June 11, 2015.



Thumb 01

The Paradox of Time Travel

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 30, 2015

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could truly go back in time? Uwuis Al Qarni, co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of DotRoot Technologies, explains how time travel is possible (and that we're constantly doing it!) and its consequences in depth.

Jay Johar
Illustrator | Writer | Photographer | Teacher in Bandar Seri Begawan
Ira Ali
Arts Degree Student | Graphic Designer | Event Manager, Armtrix in Bandar Seri Begawan
Del Goh
Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of The Reel Show in Bandar Seri Begawan
Justin Payne
in Bandar Seri Begawan
Ignatius Chin
Junior Architect, Amateur 4-Dan Go Player| Founder of Brunei Darussalam Go Association in Bandar Seri Begawan
Uwuis Al Qarni
Chief Financial Officer, DotRoot Technologies in Bandar Seri Begawan
Ikmalina Yunos
Founder/CEO , Itsybytes Company in Bandar Seri Begawan
Syen Sofian Abu Bakar
Founder, Designers Alliance Brunei. Principal Designer/Owner, Syensai Design in Bandar Seri Begawan