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03 MAR


Still warm from the country's 34th National Day, PechaKuchaNight BSB is bringing more heat and limelight to the city's creatives.  To spice things up, an international speaker who is no stranger to and in Brunei.  PKN BSB Vol 13 is a private affair, which means to join you'll need an invite.  Get yours by emailing the friendly volunteers at pechakuchabsb@gmail.com.  Seats are limited :)


Featured Presentation


Nur Ahmad

Lawyer (for now), Ahmad Isa & Partners in Bandar Seri Begawan

“There is a human cost to what we wear."

In "Quilting and I" from PechaKucha Night Bandar Seri Begawan Vol. 8, Nur Ahmad urges us to reconnect to the forgotten creative skills of sewing through quilting (it's just squares and straight lines - a good place to start!).  She hopes that will eventually lead us to the merrier path of knowing what we wear, understanding the real cost of our fashion choices and hurry us along to finding alternative sustainable textiles.


Faith and Feminism: Why I No Longer Wear The Tudong

@ VOL 12 ON NOV 26, 2017

Kathrina Md Daud, a lecturer in the University of Brunei Darussalam, explains why she no longer wears the wrap-around head accessory that many have labeled as the symbol of a muslim woman's everlasting faith. From discussing in a feminist book club that she and a friend started to writing and acting in a monologue play with an all-female cast, Kathrina explored and delivered her reasons to the public of why the headscarf is no longer a valid reason to show her belief in Islam.


The Girl Who Wanted To Be A Hero

@ VOL 12 ON NOV 26, 2017

Known as a tomboy when she was younger, Sarah Haji Abdul Mutalif believed that she was a boy until she could no longer deny her womanhood. When she realized there weren't many women known as heroes she decided that she would become one, a hero. Making her hero journey true she was accepted into a male-dominated course in the UK and returned home to a male-dominated oil and gas career and sent offshore. However, no matter how much she wanted to be the hero for women there is always something that wants to pull her back.


I'm A Feminist By My Own Definition

@ VOL 12 ON NOV 26, 2017

Nadzierah Razak's curiosity on feminism first developed when Emma Watson's name boomed across the Internet with her campaign HeForShe. After reading, researchig and trying to make sense of it against her own surrounding and experiences, Nadzierah noticed that it was women themselves that created a discord by putting each other down. This is why she wants everyone, especially women, to stand for and with each other.


Little Pages of Happiness

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 30, 2017

Escaping the world through children's books, May Cho tells us about how the wonderful pages pulls her away from a harsh reality she only wants to escape. Because of her experience reading these fictional worlds and characters she wants others to join her in this delightful adventure.


Qu'est-Ce Qui Est Plus Grand?

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 30, 2017

Writing has always been Huwaida Ishaaq's passion and with her partner they created Heartwrite. After accepting any and most clients that came their way they decided to write their first ever children's book, and this was how the characters Nina and Kong Kong of their book, Qu'est-ce Qui Est Plus Grand?, became representations of hope and wisdom.


What Is Smart?

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 30, 2017

"What does smart even mean?", Nadzirah Suhaimi felt the sit, stare, spoonfeed and memorize method of learning was hindering children's growth and development. After teaching in Laos with a dynamic learning method, she decided to open Creativate with two others and help children grow more active, social and be more inquisitive.


Born From Love

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 30, 2017

Melati Yusoff has always wanted to be a mom, making baby names for her imaginary babies, thinking how beautiful it would be until she finally did get pregnant. Melati describes what she felt after the birth of her baby and the exhaustion that comes with being a mom of a high-needs child. 


The Root of Music

@ VOL 10 ON APR 01, 2017

Rhythmic music became a trigger for Alexandre Wielemans who traveled all the way to Africa finding soul in their music by traveling to Bamako, Mali with his traveling companion, Finah Yusof. It was there that he realized he had to go through a quest of creating and finding the perfect instrument that would reconnect him to his deepest roots. Meanwhile, for Finah, the music she learned in Bamako was a revelation to an almost transcendent connection she had been missing.



Colors of Passion

"Never did I realize that she was gifting me something very valuable. This gift was something that was going to help me in my life to looks towards it with a purpose."
Colors of Passion from PechaKucha Night Bandar Seri Begawan Vol. 6Nitisha Kashyap shares how art is more than just a mere past-time.
Nitisha has had a passion for art since she was a young girl. When she landed in a foreign country with no friends and no idea of how things would be, she became depressed and lost her passion for living. As time passed, she fatefully met the owner of Jo Art Gallery & Decor who offered a position in which she can teach others how to paint. 
She believes that making art brings joy to others.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Huwaida Ishaaq

    I enjoy getting people together, connecting and creating magical moments. I've been so blessed with great loves and friends in my life that I wish the same for others. While on this earth I hope to contribute my presence in a meaningful way, through travelling, writing and getting involved in projects with charities or bridging the gap between corporates and the causes they support. Peace. May your adventures be joyful.

  • Shinny Chia

    I run 'the collective', an organization that is focused on promoting creativity and arts in Brunei, through grassroots events and projects. Formerly an MBA graduate from Sydney, I've lived in Paris, Sydney, Newcastle and Taiwan and frequently travel (4 out of 7 continents to date). Adventure is my middle name! I surf, bike, and do all manner of crazy things!

  • Fitri Ali

    Adventurer. Norm defier. Thoughtful rebel. Omnivert. Techie by profession. Aiming to be financially free by 33 so I don't have to clean toilets when I decide to travel long-term. Positively borderline realistic/pessimistic, but generally a happy person.

  • Baseema Ishaaq

    Also known online as BashiQu, she loves to draw, sing and travel (or, really, just pack clothes into suitcases).

  • Fadli M Zaini

    Youth advocate. Lover of stories. Passion for people.

  • Jonathan Ooi

    I have been involved with most aspects of the Australia's music industry for 6 years, from performing, recording and now managing musicians. One of my goals in life is to create a sustainable music industry in Brunei provide opportunities to other musicians by working, sharing and collaborating ideas with them.

  • Fu Jeon Lim

    Change is The Only Constant

  • Ying Chia

    Happiest in nature, with a love for travelling and the good things in life: stories, photography, snow, bacon anything and cheese. All music makes me dance (naturally!) and if you longboard, we're already friends :D