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BRUNEI EVENTS 2015

JANUARY 2015

Maulidur Rasul (3rd Jan 2015)

Venue : Taman Muda Sir Omar 'Ali Saifuddien

The Century Run (11th Jan 2015)

Venue : Taman Muda Sir Omar 'Ali Saifuddien

Youths Loving the Prophet Carnival (11th-14th Jan 2015)

Venue : Indoor Stadium, Berakas

The 15th Consumer Fair (28th Jan-1st Feb 2015)

Venue     : International Convention Centre, Berakas
Organiser : Sunlit Advertising Sdn. Bhd.
Tel       : (+673)245-3666 / 2577   Fax : (+673)245-3777
Email     : bruneiconsumerfair@dsunlit.com
URL       : www.bruneiconsumerfair.com

FEBRUARY 2015

The 15th Consumer Fair (28th Jan-1st Feb 2015)

Venue     : International Convention Centre, Berakas 
Organiser : Sunlit Advertising Sdn. Bhd.
Tel       : (+673)245-3666 / 2577   Fax : (+673)245-3777
Email     : bruneiconsumerfair@dsunlit.com
URL       : www.bruneiconsumerfair.com

Chinese New Year (19th Feb 2015)

Celebrated by Brunei’s large Chinese community, this festival lasts for two weeks.
It begins with a family reunion dinner on the eve of the Lunar New Year.
For the next two weeks, families visit one another bringing with them oranges to
symbolize longevity and good fortune. Traditional cookies and food are sold
throughout cities and towns during this festivity. Unmarried young people and
children will receive angpow or little red packets with money inside, a symbolic
gesture to ensure good luck, wealth and health for the coming year.

Negara Brunei Darulssalam 31st National Day (23rd Feb 2015)

Venue : Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien
This year Brunei Darussalam is celebrating it's 31st National Day and the whole 
country is buzzing with excitement. Highlights of the day will be the spectacular
parade by all government bodies, non-governmental organisations, private sectors,
school and colleges. The theme for this year celebration is "Negaraku Brunei 
Darussalam".
On the eve of the National Day (22nd February 2014) a mass Maghrib prayer and 
Doa Kesyukuran (thanksgiving prayer) will be held in various major mosques 
in the country.

MARCH 2015

ASEAN Largest Dino Expo in Brunei (7th Mar-12th Apr 2015)

Venue     : Bridex Hall, Jerudong
Tel       : (+673)2-663280
Facebook  : Page

Brunei Maritime Museum: Opening & Joint Exhibition (23rd Mar 2015)

Venue     : Brunei Maritime Museum, Kota Batu

Pesta Santai Muara (23rd-25th Mar 2015)

Venue  : Muara Beach
This beach carnival is aimed at helping the local villagers and improving their 
economy through a social event. It is also a charity drive to collect funds for the 
orphans while supporting the "Kenali Negara Kitani" (Know Your Country) campaign.

Talk on “The ASEAN Economic Roadmap” An Update” (24th Mar 2015@2.15pm-4.30pm)

Venue     : Mutiara Ballroom, Radisson Hotel, BSB

Earth Hour Brunei (28th Mar 2015)

Organiser : Earth Hour Global
URL       : www.earthhour.org.bn

APRIL 2015

ASEAN Largest Dino Expo in Brunei (7th Mar-12th Apr 2015)

Venue     : Bridex Hall, Jerudong

Pesta Ulam (30th April-4th May 2015)

MAY 2015

Adau Gayoh and Gawai Festival (1st May 2015)

Venue : PSJD building, Kampung Padang Bukit Udal, Tutong
Adau Gayoh and Gawai Festivals are celebrations to mark the end of 
padi harvesting by the Dusun and Iban community respectively.

ASEM Entrepreneurship (18th May 2015)

Venue : Student Central

KB Sentral Job Fair (18th-20th May 2015)

Venue : Atrium, Ground Floor, Sentral Shopping Complex

PKBN Roadshow (18th-20th May 2015)

Venue : Atrium, Ground Floor, Sentral Shopping Complex

Dutch Walkhaton (18th-21st May 2015)

Venue : Penaga Club Beach Shelter

Times Square’s Lucky Draw Campaign Prize Presentation (24th May 2015)

Venue : Time Square Shopping Centre

The Run (24th May 2015)

Venue : Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium

AMBD’s National Saving Day (28th-30th May 2015)

Venue : Plenary Hall, International Convention Centre.

Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day (31st May 2015)

Venue : Taman Haji Sir Omar Saifuddien
Organiser : Royal Brunei Armed Forces
Tel : (+673)2-386373 Fax : (+673)2-381943 
Email : pru@mindef.gov.bn
This holiday pays tribute to the dedicated service of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.
It is celebrated with military parades, artillery displays, parachuting and exhibitions.

JUNE 2015

LCB Charity Run & Carnival (13th-14th Jun 2015)

Venue : Indoor Stadium, Berakas.

Isra’ Me’raj (17th Jun 2015)

Organiser : Islamic Eminence Development Section, Ministry of Religious Affairs
This holiday, significant to the Muslim world, celebrates the occasion when the 
Islamic prophet Mohammed was awakened by the Angel Gabriel, led to Jerusalem, and
ascended into heaven. This night is observed by special prayers and gatherings at
local mosques.

Expo Ramadhan 2015 (18th Jun-14th Jul 2015)

Venue : Car Park, National Stadium, Berakas

JULY 2015

Hari Raya Aidilfitri (17th-18th Jul 2015)

Hari Raya is a time for three days of celebration after the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
On the first day, prayers are held at mosques throughout the country. Families gather to seek forgiveness
from elders and loved ones, adorned in traditional dress. Special festive dishes are made especially for
Hari Raya, including satay (beef, chicken or mutton kebabs), ketupat or lontong (rice cakes in coconut
or banana leaves), rendang (spicy marinated beef) and other tantalizing examples of national cuisine.
It is on this auspicious occasion that Istana Nurul Iman is open to the public. This provides the public
and other visitors with the opportunity to meet His Majesty and the Royal Family and see the world’s
largest residential palace.

Brunei Palace Open House (17th-19th Jul 2015)

Nature Book Club (28th Jul 2015@6pm-8pm)

Venue : CLT Mitsubishi Hall, UBD

AUGUST 2015

K-Food & Art Festival (1st-5th Aug 2015)

Venue : Time Square Shopping Centre

Times Square’s Lucky Draw Campaign Prize Presentation (9th Aug 2015)

Venue : Time Square Shopping Centre

His Majesty’s 69th Birthday celebration (15th Aug 2015)

Venue : Taman Haji Sir Omar Saifuddien
This is one of the most important events in the national calendar, with activities
and festivities held nationwide, beginning with a mass prayer throughout the 
country. On this occasion, His Majesty the Sultan delivers a royal address, followed
by an inauguration ceremony held at the Istana Nurul Iman palace. The event is also 
marked with gatherings at the four districts where His Majesty meets with his subjects.

Pesta Buah Brunei (late August or early September 2015)

SEPTEMBER 2015

Festival of Sacrifice / Hari Raya Aidiladha (24th Sept 2015)

Venue : Jame' 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, Kiulap
This is also known as Hari Raya Korban or Hari Raya Aidiladha. Goats and cows are sacrificed to
commemorate the actions of the Islamic Prophet Ibrahim. The meat is then distributed among relatives,
friends and the less fortunate.

OCTOBER 2015

Borneo Bird Festival (1st-2nd Oct 2015)

Venue     : Ulu Temburung National Park
Organiser : Sandakan Borneo Bird Club
Tel       : (+60)89-666196
Email     : borneobirdrace@gmail.com   URL : www.borneobirdrace.com

Islamic New Year (14th Oct 2015)

Venue : Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, Kampung Kiarong.
Organiser : Islamis Eminence Development Section, Ministry of Religious Affairs
This day marks the beginning of the year for the Islamic calendar, which is based on lunar cycles.
Because it is slightly shorter than the Gregorian calendar year, it is possible for the Islamic New Year
to occur twice in one Gregorian calendar year.

NOVEMBER 2015

Temburong Bisai Festival (30th Nov-20th Dec 2015)

Venue : Temburong District
Temburong, a well known district for its natural treasures has been actively promoting its annual
events since 2007. Held during the 4th term school holidays, this 3 week long event attracts
people from all walks of life including foreign visitors.
Various competitions and activites are organised such as cultural performances,  fishing challenge,
tug of war, remote control boat, photographic and even half marathon. It is also an opportunity for
the locals to boost their income by showcasing their products.

Unity Walkathon (11th Nov 2015)

Venue : CLT & Taman Rakis, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
Organiser: Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)

Paintball Mini Tournament (13th Nov 2015)

Venue : RBTS Paintball Arena, Jerudong Sports Complex.
Organiser : RBTS

La Vida Family Fun Day (15th Nov 2015 @ 2pm-5pm)

Venue : Berakas Biodiversity Park

Festival in Conjunction with 45th Anniversary of the renaming of Brunei Town to Bandar Seri Begawan (20th-22nd Nov 2015)

Venue : Bandar Seri Begawan, Dermaga Diraja and Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar 'Ali Saifuddien.
Organiser : Municipal Department

Symposium on ‘Islamic Governance’ (21st Nov 2015)

Venue : Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).
Organiser : The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).

Go-Kart (45th Anniversary of the renaming of Brunei Town to Bandar Seri Begawan) (22nd Nov 2015)

Venue : Bandar Seri Begawan.
Organiser : Brunei Darussalam Karting Championship (BDKC) and the Go-Kart Association.

Times Square’s Lucky Draw Campaign Prize Presentation (24th Nov 2015)

Venue : Time Square Shopping Centre

Wedding Exhibition (25th-29th Nov 2015)

Venue : Time Square Shopping Complex, Berakas.

Tug of War (29th Nov 2015)

Venue : Oil & Gas Discovery Centre, Seria.
Organiser : LiveWIRE Brunei.

DECEMBER 2015

Temburong Bisai Festival (30th Nov-20th Dec 2015)

Venue : Temburong District
Temburong, a well known district for its natural treasures has been actively promoting its annual
events since 2007. Held during the 4th term school holidays, this 3 week long event attracts
people from all walks of life including foreign visitors.
Various competitions and activites are organised such as cultural performances,  fishing challenge,
tug of war, remote control boat, photographic and even half marathon. It is also an opportunity for
the locals to boost their income by showcasing their products.

Les Miserables’ Musical (4th-6th Dec 2015)

Venue : Jerudong International School (JIS).
Organiser : Jerudong International School (JIS) Senior School Musical Production.

Flavour of BIMP-EAGA: Culture and Food Expo 2015 (9th-13th Dec 2015)

Venue : The Airport Mall, Berakas.

Indonesian Creative Industry Exhibition (17th-20th Dec 2015)

Venue : The Mall, Gadong.
Organiser : Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Brunei Darussalam.

Bandar Ultimate Open 2015 (19th-20th Dec 2015)

Venue : Jerudong Sports Complex.

Maulidur Rasul 1437H* (24th Dec 2015)

Year End Exhibition (24th Dec 2015-3rd Jan 2016)

Venue : Ground Floor, KB Sentral Shopping Centre.
Organiser : KB Sentral Shopping Centre.

Bandarku Ceria Festival (25th-27th Dec 2015)

Venue : Dermaga Diraja, Bandar Seri Begawan.
Organiser : BSB Municipal Department.

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