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Marvellous Monday Night...

The dinner was delicious, the company excellent, and the conversation engaging. New things learnt in no particular order:
  • Health tourism is a multi billion dollar business and some private hospitals in Bangkok serve up to a million patients every year.
  • Allergy to peanuts can run in the family.
  • Bruneians eat some of the freshest fish in the region.
  • A natural cure for gout is pandan leaves boiled in water and drunk 3 times a day for 2 weeks minimum.
  • The government of Thailand has banned people from giving cigarettes to monks as part of their alms.
  • The Lexus LS460 has 4-wheel steering which helps in parking the behemoth.


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... In the past, hadrah was only performed during weddings, but now it is performed in open events, to greet honoured guests and more significantly to signal the arrival of His Majesty in various events...

... Brunei youths nowadays have done well in preserving the heritage and have even enhanced it. Back then, competition involved only beating of drums and chanting. But now performances are choreographed to make it more attractive and interesting...

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-- The Brunei Times

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