BIBD goes branchless banking with suite of NEXGEN wallet updates

Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) yesterday announced its suite of NEXGEN wallet updates that will enable more consumers in Brunei to use its services without having to go to the bank.

Instagram Nation: Brunei has highest Instagram penetration globally

Bruneians really love Instagram. The tiny nation continues to have the highest Instagram penetration in the world, new data shows. According to a 2019 report by We Are Social...

10 reasons why mobile payment is trending in Brunei right now

Step inside one of the shops at the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Shopping Complex in Bandar Seri Begawan and you're bound to spot a BIBD QuickPay QR code on display at...

Government proposes youth-led national association for Esports

The government has pledged its support for Esports and proposed the establishment of a youth-led National Esports Assocation to lead its development here. The Ministry of Culture, Youth and...

Love, Death & Robots: Black Mirror meets Animatrix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUFwunMKa4E Animations can often be misjudged as a medium for just kids these days and though most of us grew up with crude yet revolutionary shows like...

BIBD wants vendors, visitors to go cashless at MSME Festival

Forget cash. Visitors at the upcoming MSME Festival at BRIDEX can use their phones to make payments throughout the four-day trade fair. Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) said that...

Banking beyond branches: How branchless banking works in the digital economy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqYFb7JOt5Y Admit it. No one likes going to the bank anymore these days, what with our busy schedules, the waiting lines, and let's not get started with finding...

The Umbrella Academy & Deadly Class: Coming of age from comics to TV

When was the last time you enjoyed a good coming of age movie/series? First and personal favourites I could think of is The Breakfast Club, Dazed and Confused and Detroit Rock City...

ThinkPad X1 Carbon: Lenovo’s business class laptop exceeds expectations

While I'm all for laptop innovation, a part of me feels that the conventional clamshell laptops are still practical today and shouldn't go extinct. There have been countless times when I was...

Samsung Galaxy S10 now available on contract with DST

The Samsung Galaxy S10 series has finally arrived in Brunei and, for a limited time, can be had for a sweet low price when buyers subscribe to DST's Prima 4G Phone Plans this...

Captain Marvel: Ain’t no Wonder Woman

Probably the only reason you would genuinely want to watch this movie is out of curiousity - how exactly does this character tie the post-credits of Avengers Infinity War to End Game?...

ASUS TUF FX505: Built to last

Tough and Fast, Built to Last - pretty much sums up the description for the ASUS TUF FX505 and though it may sound like a poster line for the Fast & Furious...

High-speed broadband reaches Temburong residents

Residents of Temburong district's Kg Rataie now have access to high speed broadband after Telbru completed the fibre optic cables installation at the residential area yesterday. The 600 households...

Network merger: New GLC to consolidate all Brunei telco infrastructure

All telecommunication service providers in Brunei will have their network infrastructure consolidated under a new GLC later this year. The network merger of Brunei's three main telcos - TelBru,...