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BRUNEI EVENTS 2017

JANUARY 2017

The Brunei Classic 2017 (8th Jan 2017)

Kuala Belait to Bandar Seri Begawan 116 km and 110 km Road Race
Venue : Kuala Belait
Organiser : BDCF , Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports

Amazing Thailand Roadshow (9th Jan 2017)

Venue : Radisson Hotel
Organiser : The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT

The 18th Consumer Fair (18th Jan 2017)

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

Education UK Brunei (25th Jan 2017)

Venue : Indera Samudra Ballroom, Empire Hotel & Country Club Jerudong
Organiser : The British Council, Brunei

Chinese New Year (28th-29th Jan 2017)

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.

FEBRUARY 2017

U.S Higher Education Fair (8th Feb 2017)

Venue : Rizqun Hotel
Organiser : EducationUSA
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U.S Higher Education Fair (9th Feb 2017)

Venue : SMSA Kuala Belait
Organiser : EducationUSA
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Australian Higher Education exhibition (10th Feb 2017)

Venue : Radisson Hotel
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Yes2Malaysia education (Kb area) (18th Feb 2017)

Venue : Pusat Insani, Seria
Organiser : REXPO

Yes2Malaysia education (Kb area) (19th Feb 2017)

Venue : Orchid Garden Hotel
Organiser : REXPO

Negara Brunei Darulssalam 33th National Day (23rd Feb 2017)

Venue : Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien
This year Brunei Darussalam is celebrating it's 33th 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.

Raja Sehari Wedding Event (24th-26th Feb 2017)

Venue : Main Conference Hall, ICC Berakas
Organiser : BIFF Event Management

MARCH 2017

Womenpreneur Talk (11th Mar 2017)

Venue     : Ground Floor of KBSentral, Kuala Belait
Organiser : KBSentral Event Management Team
URL       : brudirect.com/news.php?id=24034

Jerudong Park Music Scene Fiesta (11th Mar 2017@8pm)

Venue     : Jerudong Park Amphitheatre
Organiser : Jerudong Park Event Management

Spelling Bee Contest (19th Mar 2017)

Venue     : Atrium of KBSentral, Kuala Belait
Organiser : KBSentral Event Management Team

Brunei Open Track and Field Championship (18th-19th Mar 2017)

Venue     : Tutong Sports Complex
Organiser : Brunei Darussalam Athletics Federation

Earth Hour Brunei (25th Mar 2017)

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

IHS Carnival (29th-31st Mar 2017)

Venue     : IHS, UBD
Organiser : UBD

National Level Al-Quran Reading Competition (30th Mar-3rd Apr 2017)

Venue     : Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, Berakas
Organiser : The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports

Karnival Cinta Masjid (31st Mar-2nd Apr 2017)

Venue     : Masjid Sultan Sharif Ali Kampung Sengkurong
Organiser : Syababul Iman Masjid Sultan Sharif Ali

APRIL 2017

Impact 2017: Art and Design Graduation Exhibition (12th Apr-20th May 2017)

Venue : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Organiser : Impact 2017: Art and Design Graduation Exhibition Committee under AR-4204 Capstone Project, ACT, FASS

MAY 2017

Made in Brunei Market Place (6th-8th May 2017)

Venue : BRIDEX Jerudong

Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day (31st May 2017)

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.
Venue : Taman Haji Sir Omar Saifuddien
Organiser : Royal Brunei Armed Forces
Tel : (+673)2-386373 Fax : (+673)2-381943 
Email : pru@mindef.gov.bn

JUNE 2017

Ramadhan Fair (Jun 2017)

Venue : Times Square Atrium, Berakas
Organiser : Times Square Shopping Centre

Hari Raya Aidilfitri (26th-27th Jun 2017)

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 (26th-28th Jun 2017)

Isra’ Me’raj (17th Jun 2016)

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.

JULY 2017

Global Discovery Programme: International Summer School (10th Jul 2017)

Venue : Universiti Brunei Darussalam

His Majesty’s 71st Birthday celebration (15th Jul 2017)

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.

Program Peningkatan Personel Kementerian Kebudayaan, Belia dan Sukan dan Jabatan-Jabatan Di Bawahnya (24th Jul 2017)

Venue : Dewan Digadong, Tingkat 1, Bangunan Kementerian Kebudayaan, Belia dan Sukan

Majlis Pelancaran Filem Komedi Brunei ‘Rina 2’ (25th Jul 2017)

Venue : Hall 1, Times Cineplex, 4th Floor, Times Square, Berakas

Majlis Perasmian ‘Fruits of BIMP-EAGA: Culture & Food in Tourism Expo 2017 (27th Jul 2017)

Venue : The Airport Mall, Kampung Jaya Setia, Berakas

AUGUST 2017

Bebuloh Obstacles Trail Challenge (BOTC) 2017 (13th Aug 2017)

Venue : Kilanas
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Global Discovery Programme: Discover Brunei Course (7th Aug-3rd Set 2017)

Venue : Universiti Brunei Darussalam

JR X UNE Mini Asia Tour (20th Aug 2017)

Venue : Bandar Seri Begawan
United Network Entertainment is a Bruneian based lifestyle company that aims to raise 
creative awareness in the fields of arts, performing arts, music and sports, in Brunei.

International Conference on Business, Economics and Finance (ICBEF) (23rd-24th Aug 2017)

Venue : Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Theme : Change, Challenges and Opportunities: Strategies for a Sustainable Future in Asia

SEPTEMBER 2017

Festival of Sacrifice / Hari Raya Aidiladha (1st Sept 2017)

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.

TSM Technical Skills Coaching Course (4th Sept 2017)

Venue : Bandar Seri Begawan,  Brunei-Muara District
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2TSS Dutch Soccer Camp (6th Sept 2017)

Venue : Bandar Seri Begawan,  Brunei-Muara District
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Islamic New Year (21st Sept 2017)

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.

OCTOBER 2017

NOVEMBER 2017

French-Bruneian Arts & Music Festival (12th-19th Nov 2016)

Venue : The Empire Hotel & Country Club & Alliance Francaise de Brunei

Persatuan Warganegara Malaysia (PWM) cycling expedition (13th Nov 2016)

Venue : Taman Sir Muda Ali Saifuddien, Bandar
Organiser : PWN

Temburong Bisai Festival (30th Nov-20th Dec 2017)

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.

Festival in Conjunction with 47th Anniversary of the renaming of Brunei Town to Bandar Seri Begawan (20th-22nd Nov 2017)

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

DECEMBER 2017

Temburong Bisai Festival (30th Nov-20th Dec 2017)

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.

Mega Carnival Event 2016 (8th-13th Dec 2016)

Venue : Indoor Stadium Berakas
Organiser : Star Bigs Event Management

Maulidur Rasul 1438H* (12th Dec 2016)

Sentral Siuk Bonanza (29th-31st Dec 2016)

Venue : 1st Floor Sentral Shopping
Organiser : KB Sentral Shopping Complex
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