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Firms perform for the royal wedding

Analisa Amu

Saturday, April 11, 2015

OVER 80 staff from the Brunei Shell Joint Venture (BSJV) companies and the Brunei Gas Carriers (BGC) joined the international cultural performance in the capital yesterday in conjunction with the royal wedding celebration.

The performance showcased various cultural dances and music numbers from countries including Brunei Darussalam, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, the United Kingdom, India, Colombia and Nigeria.

In a press release obtained by The Brunei Times, local young staff members from various technical disciplines and backgrounds within the companies gathered together to perform their routines.

“These local youngsters consist of engineers, geologists, data technicians, surveyors, health and safety as well as from the contracting and procurement departments. Despite their various backgrounds, they are united in one thing, which is dance,” it said, adding the dances include contemporary, traditional, Joget and Zapin.

A Bruneian geologist at Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP), Fadhlina Ahmad said: “It is a fun experience (to be part of the cultural performance) as we got to see other cultures and they (expatriates) get to see ours.”

Fadhlina added that despite the limited time to practice due to their day jobs, they were able to pull it off nonetheless.

“If it is not for this performance, we may not know each other as we are all from various (technical) backgrounds,” she said.

Meanwhile, for the BSP expatriates who are from the Dutch, Indian, Latin American and Nigerian communities, each presented their cultural dances.

Liam Hare, who is Scottish and a petroleum engineer at BSP, shared his feelings and experience in taking part in the cultural performance.

“It is very nice and (I am) honoured to be invited to participate in the event… this is where we get to bring our (Scottish) traditions to join in with yours (Bruneian tradition),” he said.

Present to witness the performances were Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) Hj Idris Hj Ali and the Managing Director of BSP Andrew Faulkner, as well as representatives of foreign missions in Brunei.

Courtesy The Brunei Times

Created at 4/11/2015 9:29 AM by Muhammad Arif Bin Matali
Last modified at 4/11/2015 9:29 AM by Muhammad Arif Bin Matali