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10Km Run For Life

10Km Run For Life

Thrilled to run my first ever 10k race on Sunday: Run for Life. The event was organised by the Brunei Anaesthesiologist Society at RIPAS Hospital and raised proceeds for the RIPAS Hospital Fund and to support the upcoming anaesthesiology congress in September....

read more
Careers in Medicine Panel

Careers in Medicine Panel

It's always a privilege to return to my school and college, Maktab Sains. This time to help 6th form students gain greater insight on choosing medicine or dentistry as a profession. Alongside several UBD medical and dental undergraduates, we held a panel discussion...

read more
2019 National Youth Congress

2019 National Youth Congress

So happy to have played a part in the 2019 National Youth Congress moderating a panel discussion for leaders in youth participation and a dialogue session between Cabinet and Deputy Ministers. It’s been amazing to see how much everyone came together to make the event...

read more
Conversation on Digital Change

Conversation on Digital Change

Hosted by Mr Robert Mcdougall, Acting High Commissioner of Canada to Brunei, this was an evening discussion on digital change and women equality.   Events are being held across the world as part of this year's Women Deliver conference - the largest global event of its...

read more
Teacher’s Leadership Talk at SMALHB

Teacher’s Leadership Talk at SMALHB

Excited to be back at SMALHB for an interactive session on leadership and teamwork in the workplace. I was invited by the school's Professional Development, Counselling and Intervention Unit and was fortunate to spend time discussing their programme beforehand. I was...

read more
Rising Strong – Cafehoppers Session

Rising Strong – Cafehoppers Session

Thanks to everyone who joined for this fun and thoughtful Cafehoppers session. We discussed tools for managing stresses and setbacks, touching on emotional intelligence and kindness in leadership. At the end of the session, I challenged each of the participants to...

read more
Yseali Brunei Meet-up

Yseali Brunei Meet-up

Really enjoyed myself at this meet-up and networking session, hosted by Yseali (Young Southeast Asian Leader Initiative) Brunei. Although we all come from different fields, we share a common goal of improving our community through dialogue and social initiatives....

read more
Community Workshop on Braille and Mobility

Community Workshop on Braille and Mobility

Proud to be a part of this collaboration between Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Health (Ophthalmology Dept), Ministry of Education (Special Educations Unit) and Brunei Darussalam National Association for the Blind (BDNAB). The event raises...

read more
British Chamber of Commerce Panel Discussion

British Chamber of Commerce Panel Discussion

Such a treat and privilege to attend this panel discussion on leadership and kindness held by the British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. It was refreshing to hear from top leaders in their field speaking on the advantages of greater personal connection in the...

read more
Women of the Future Southeast Asia Awards 2019

Women of the Future Southeast Asia Awards 2019

What an incredible event it has been and I'm so impressed with Najaa and Supna for winning their categories to become 2 of the 11 award recipients and making Brunei proud. Najaa Halbi won the award for the Professions category for her role as a Petroleum Engineer and...

read more
Reception with British High Commission in Brunei

Reception with British High Commission in Brunei

The British High Commissioner, His Excellency, Richard Lindsay hosted a dinner and networking session in honour of next week's Women of the Future Awards. It was a real pleasure to attend and spend time meeting other Bruneian women that are making a difference in a...

read more
Q&A for International Women’s Day 2019

Q&A for International Women’s Day 2019

For this year's International women's Day, I was asked to participate in a question and answer session with the British High Commission in Brunei. Thank you for the opportunity to share! Please find the link to the full article on the British High Commission Facebook...

read more
CHAT-Circle Equality Workshop

CHAT-Circle Equality Workshop

Ever been to an equality and empowerment workshop? CHAT Circle is a comprehensive one-day workshop that provides activities and discussion on a range of issues in the ASEAN region. Gender equality is one of the 17 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. It...

read more
Empowerment Towards Vision 2035 – Maktab Duli

Empowerment Towards Vision 2035 – Maktab Duli

“In life, we meet these turning points. These difficult moments where we must make a choice to become person A or person B. Will these challenges act as our fuel to succeed or as an excuse to give up.” This was a central theme for this empowerment session at Maktab...

read more
World Braille Day 2019

World Braille Day 2019

Congrats to everyone who made our World Braille Day a big success. Held at RIPAS Hospital, the initiative by Ministry of Health was held to promote awareness of braille in Brunei as well as provide an opportunity for eye screening. The event was in collaboration with...

read more
YSEALI Launch of Southeast Asia Women Platform

YSEALI Launch of Southeast Asia Women Platform

Are you an expert in your field or do you know an amazing woman who is? You can submit your own profile or nominate someone else to be featured on SoutheastAsiaWomen.org. This new platform was recently launched by the YSEALI Women Leadership Academy to empower and...

read more
Women of the Future SEA 2019 Shortlist & Google Tour

Women of the Future SEA 2019 Shortlist & Google Tour

So excited and grateful to be shortlisted for the Women of the Future Southeast Asia 2019 award for 'Community Spirits and Public Service. The Women of the Future programme was founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL in 2006 as a platform to 'showcase regional emerging leaders...

read more
Limitless – CafeHoppers Workshop

Limitless – CafeHoppers Workshop

What a blast hosting this personal development session with Cafe-Hoppers Brunei. This is a youth-led organisation where young people from various backgrounds gather to discuss current issues, events and ideas. At the start of the session, I challenged the participants...

read more
Young Entrepreneur Association Brunei: Networking Session

Young Entrepreneur Association Brunei: Networking Session

Had a great time meeting new people at the 4th 'Young Entrepreneur Association Brunei' (YEAB) networking event: In support of localisation: can local talents be empowered to grow our businesses. The evening was very insightful with discussion on the great potential in...

read more
Ho Chi Minh – 7th ASEAN Ophthalmology Society Congress

Ho Chi Minh – 7th ASEAN Ophthalmology Society Congress

Stronger together! Another successful meeting of our ASEAN Ophthalmology Society members to share insights and discuss new ways to collaborate. Being able to meet in-person is so valuable to building strong connections and I'm confident to say we are energised to...

read more
World Sight Day Brunei 2018

World Sight Day Brunei 2018

Thank you everyone in the Brunei Eye Department, the sponsors and all the volunteers for your dedication and teamwork to make this such a fun and successful community event.​ For World Sight Day 2018, the Brunei Eye Department organised a mini carnival for this...

read more
Brunei Chevening Youth Forum

Brunei Chevening Youth Forum

It was a real honor to be invited to speak on the panel for the Brunei Chevening Youth Forum supported by the British High Commission. This was an open dialogue session titled 'Growing Brunei’s Human Capital: Education vs. Soft Skills for Success', discussing the role...

read more
Redefine your Narrative – SMALHB

Redefine your Narrative – SMALHB

Having spent time alongside teachers and counsellors, I know what a challenging and incredible job they do so It was a real privilege to give this motivational talk at SMALHB School. This lunchtime session at the Hassanal Bolkiah Boys’ Arabic Secondary School was...

read more
Breaking The Ceiling – University Brunei Darussalam

Breaking The Ceiling – University Brunei Darussalam

"There is now a great opportunity for the youth to step-up and become future-ready leaders for Brunei's Vision 2035. With creativity, courage and self-belief, we can realise our potential." "If we can build our lives with a focus on helping others, whatever we are...

read more
Women Equality Panel – Brunei Womenpreneur Network

Women Equality Panel – Brunei Womenpreneur Network

Speaking on the panel for Women Empowerment was such an enriching experience. Organised by Brunei Womenpreneur Network, a diverse range of individuals came together with a shared belief – that when we support and empower each other, step up to the plate and challenge...

read more
Discover Your Purpose – SM Rimba2

Discover Your Purpose – SM Rimba2

During this youth empowerment talk, we explored a range of ideas with the students and staff of Sekolah Menengah Rimba 2. Thank you so much for having me and I hope the session brought an exciting perspective and positive challenge for you all. What would your life be...

read more
Brunei Young Leader’s Convention 2018

Brunei Young Leader’s Convention 2018

It's been so great meeting like-minded people at the first ever Brunei Young Leaders Convention (BYLC). Over three days of talks, seminars and networking, we came together to share ideas, opportunities and knowledge. The Brunei Young Leaders Convention is a platform...

read more
Visionary Youth – Pelita Brunei

Visionary Youth – Pelita Brunei

Thank you Pelita Brunei for the wonderful and kind words and I'm already looking forward to more opportunities to share with others what I’ve leant over the past few years. There is always more to discover about yourself and the world and remember the only person who...

read more
Become Unstoppable – PTE Sengkurong

Become Unstoppable – PTE Sengkurong

Sometimes in life we meet someone who inspires us beyond measure and today that person was Cikgu Rosni, a teacher and counsellor at PTE Sengkurong; a local college. I was invited by her to speak on personal development and found we had a shared vision for helping...

read more
Face the Challenge – Maktab Sains

Face the Challenge – Maktab Sains

Speaking at my old school and college, Maktab Sains was so rewarding. To be in front of students sitting where I was years ago was a little surreal but also a great opportunity to share my journey and experience so far. We discussed ideas and told stories about our...

read more
Celebrating Women of South East Asia – Under Armour

Celebrating Women of South East Asia – Under Armour

Honoured to be featured in Under Armour's 'Celebrate Women of Southeast Asia social media campaign. I shared the story of my recent trip to the Philippines and that for the month of March I'm celebrating the joy of contribution, friendship and new opportunities. The...

read more
Philippines Outreach Trip – Mindanao

Philippines Outreach Trip – Mindanao

On a recent trip to the Philippines we had an opportunity to meet with a rural community in Bukidnon, Mindanao. With the help of our amazing friends, Jamie and MJ, we arranged to meet with several families, seeing for ourselves their lack of amenities and poor living...

read more
Inspiring Women of Brunei – BruWomenDo

Inspiring Women of Brunei – BruWomenDo

A big thank you to Dr Hafizah Salleh for featuring me on the 'Bru Women Do' instagram page. An accomplished Bruneian herself, she shares stories of inspiring women in Brunei. “I am so excited to return home and contribute to our nation’s healthcare and development....

read more
Discover Your Potential – SICT Polytechnic

Discover Your Potential – SICT Polytechnic

One of my favourite questions to pose is how do we unlock our potential and break through self-imposed limits. During a seminar with students and staff at the School of Information and Communication Technology (SICT), I shared a range of exciting ideas from the world...

read more
Jakarta – 3rd ASEAN Ophthalmology Society Congress

Jakarta – 3rd ASEAN Ophthalmology Society Congress

Held on 19-21st July in Jakarta, 2017, the 3rd ASEAN Ophtalmology Congress was a successful event, bringing together representatives from 10 member countries. I was proud to represent Brunei on the Council of the ASEAN Ophtalmology Society and contribute to this newly...

read more
Shine On – IC2 PrepHouse Benefit Dinner

Shine On – IC2 PrepHouse Benefit Dinner

IC2 Prephouse is an amazing charity that holds an annual fundraising dinner. This year, I was grateful for the opportunity to perform several songs with the live band. The evening was an all-round success and attended by the guest of honour; Mr Ng Chee Meng, Minister...

read more
Singapore Zoo Cataract Surgery

Singapore Zoo Cataract Surgery

What a unique and special experience to be involved in cataract surgery for some of Singapore Zoo's famous residents. Jojo, the 60 year-old orangutan had been blind in one eye with a severe cataract in the other, meaning she could not see her surroundings clearly....

read more
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10Km Run For Life

Thrilled to run my first ever 10k race on Sunday: Run for Life. The event was organised by the Brunei Anaesthesiologist Society at RIPAS Hospital and raised proceeds for the RIPAS Hospital Fund and to support the upcoming anaesthesiology congress in September....

read more

Careers in Medicine Panel

It's always a privilege to return to my school and college, Maktab Sains. This time to help 6th form students gain greater insight on choosing medicine or dentistry as a profession. Alongside several UBD medical and dental undergraduates, we held a panel discussion...

read more

2019 National Youth Congress

So happy to have played a part in the 2019 National Youth Congress moderating a panel discussion for leaders in youth participation and a dialogue session between Cabinet and Deputy Ministers. It’s been amazing to see how much everyone came together to make the event...

read more

Conversation on Digital Change

Hosted by Mr Robert Mcdougall, Acting High Commissioner of Canada to Brunei, this was an evening discussion on digital change and women equality.   Events are being held across the world as part of this year's Women Deliver conference - the largest global event of its...

read more

Teacher’s Leadership Talk at SMALHB

Excited to be back at SMALHB for an interactive session on leadership and teamwork in the workplace. I was invited by the school's Professional Development, Counselling and Intervention Unit and was fortunate to spend time discussing their programme beforehand. I was...

read more

Rising Strong – Cafehoppers Session

Thanks to everyone who joined for this fun and thoughtful Cafehoppers session. We discussed tools for managing stresses and setbacks, touching on emotional intelligence and kindness in leadership. At the end of the session, I challenged each of the participants to...

read more

Yseali Brunei Meet-up

Really enjoyed myself at this meet-up and networking session, hosted by Yseali (Young Southeast Asian Leader Initiative) Brunei. Although we all come from different fields, we share a common goal of improving our community through dialogue and social initiatives....

read more

Community Workshop on Braille and Mobility

Proud to be a part of this collaboration between Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Health (Ophthalmology Dept), Ministry of Education (Special Educations Unit) and Brunei Darussalam National Association for the Blind (BDNAB). The event raises...

read more

British Chamber of Commerce Panel Discussion

Such a treat and privilege to attend this panel discussion on leadership and kindness held by the British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. It was refreshing to hear from top leaders in their field speaking on the advantages of greater personal connection in the...

read more

Women of the Future Southeast Asia Awards 2019

What an incredible event it has been and I'm so impressed with Najaa and Supna for winning their categories to become 2 of the 11 award recipients and making Brunei proud. Najaa Halbi won the award for the Professions category for her role as a Petroleum Engineer and...

read more

Reception with British High Commission in Brunei

The British High Commissioner, His Excellency, Richard Lindsay hosted a dinner and networking session in honour of next week's Women of the Future Awards. It was a real pleasure to attend and spend time meeting other Bruneian women that are making a difference in a...

read more

Q&A for International Women’s Day 2019

For this year's International women's Day, I was asked to participate in a question and answer session with the British High Commission in Brunei. Thank you for the opportunity to share! Please find the link to the full article on the British High Commission Facebook...

read more

CHAT-Circle Equality Workshop

Ever been to an equality and empowerment workshop? CHAT Circle is a comprehensive one-day workshop that provides activities and discussion on a range of issues in the ASEAN region. Gender equality is one of the 17 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. It...

read more

Empowerment Towards Vision 2035 – Maktab Duli

“In life, we meet these turning points. These difficult moments where we must make a choice to become person A or person B. Will these challenges act as our fuel to succeed or as an excuse to give up.” This was a central theme for this empowerment session at Maktab...

read more

World Braille Day 2019

Congrats to everyone who made our World Braille Day a big success. Held at RIPAS Hospital, the initiative by Ministry of Health was held to promote awareness of braille in Brunei as well as provide an opportunity for eye screening. The event was in collaboration with...

read more

YSEALI Launch of Southeast Asia Women Platform

Are you an expert in your field or do you know an amazing woman who is? You can submit your own profile or nominate someone else to be featured on SoutheastAsiaWomen.org. This new platform was recently launched by the YSEALI Women Leadership Academy to empower and...

read more

Women of the Future SEA 2019 Shortlist & Google Tour

So excited and grateful to be shortlisted for the Women of the Future Southeast Asia 2019 award for 'Community Spirits and Public Service. The Women of the Future programme was founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL in 2006 as a platform to 'showcase regional emerging leaders...

read more

Limitless – CafeHoppers Workshop

What a blast hosting this personal development session with Cafe-Hoppers Brunei. This is a youth-led organisation where young people from various backgrounds gather to discuss current issues, events and ideas. At the start of the session, I challenged the participants...

read more

Young Entrepreneur Association Brunei: Networking Session

Had a great time meeting new people at the 4th 'Young Entrepreneur Association Brunei' (YEAB) networking event: In support of localisation: can local talents be empowered to grow our businesses. The evening was very insightful with discussion on the great potential in...

read more

Ho Chi Minh – 7th ASEAN Ophthalmology Society Congress

Stronger together! Another successful meeting of our ASEAN Ophthalmology Society members to share insights and discuss new ways to collaborate. Being able to meet in-person is so valuable to building strong connections and I'm confident to say we are energised to...

read more

World Sight Day Brunei 2018

Thank you everyone in the Brunei Eye Department, the sponsors and all the volunteers for your dedication and teamwork to make this such a fun and successful community event.​ For World Sight Day 2018, the Brunei Eye Department organised a mini carnival for this...

read more

Brunei Chevening Youth Forum

It was a real honor to be invited to speak on the panel for the Brunei Chevening Youth Forum supported by the British High Commission. This was an open dialogue session titled 'Growing Brunei’s Human Capital: Education vs. Soft Skills for Success', discussing the role...

read more

Redefine your Narrative – SMALHB

Having spent time alongside teachers and counsellors, I know what a challenging and incredible job they do so It was a real privilege to give this motivational talk at SMALHB School. This lunchtime session at the Hassanal Bolkiah Boys’ Arabic Secondary School was...

read more

Breaking The Ceiling – University Brunei Darussalam

"There is now a great opportunity for the youth to step-up and become future-ready leaders for Brunei's Vision 2035. With creativity, courage and self-belief, we can realise our potential." "If we can build our lives with a focus on helping others, whatever we are...

read more

Women Equality Panel – Brunei Womenpreneur Network

Speaking on the panel for Women Empowerment was such an enriching experience. Organised by Brunei Womenpreneur Network, a diverse range of individuals came together with a shared belief – that when we support and empower each other, step up to the plate and challenge...

read more

Discover Your Purpose – SM Rimba2

During this youth empowerment talk, we explored a range of ideas with the students and staff of Sekolah Menengah Rimba 2. Thank you so much for having me and I hope the session brought an exciting perspective and positive challenge for you all. What would your life be...

read more

Brunei Young Leader’s Convention 2018

It's been so great meeting like-minded people at the first ever Brunei Young Leaders Convention (BYLC). Over three days of talks, seminars and networking, we came together to share ideas, opportunities and knowledge. The Brunei Young Leaders Convention is a platform...

read more

Visionary Youth – Pelita Brunei

Thank you Pelita Brunei for the wonderful and kind words and I'm already looking forward to more opportunities to share with others what I’ve leant over the past few years. There is always more to discover about yourself and the world and remember the only person who...

read more

Become Unstoppable – PTE Sengkurong

Sometimes in life we meet someone who inspires us beyond measure and today that person was Cikgu Rosni, a teacher and counsellor at PTE Sengkurong; a local college. I was invited by her to speak on personal development and found we had a shared vision for helping...

read more

Face the Challenge – Maktab Sains

Speaking at my old school and college, Maktab Sains was so rewarding. To be in front of students sitting where I was years ago was a little surreal but also a great opportunity to share my journey and experience so far. We discussed ideas and told stories about our...

read more

Celebrating Women of South East Asia – Under Armour

Honoured to be featured in Under Armour's 'Celebrate Women of Southeast Asia social media campaign. I shared the story of my recent trip to the Philippines and that for the month of March I'm celebrating the joy of contribution, friendship and new opportunities. The...

read more

Philippines Outreach Trip – Mindanao

On a recent trip to the Philippines we had an opportunity to meet with a rural community in Bukidnon, Mindanao. With the help of our amazing friends, Jamie and MJ, we arranged to meet with several families, seeing for ourselves their lack of amenities and poor living...

read more

Inspiring Women of Brunei – BruWomenDo

A big thank you to Dr Hafizah Salleh for featuring me on the 'Bru Women Do' instagram page. An accomplished Bruneian herself, she shares stories of inspiring women in Brunei. “I am so excited to return home and contribute to our nation’s healthcare and development....

read more

Discover Your Potential – SICT Polytechnic

One of my favourite questions to pose is how do we unlock our potential and break through self-imposed limits. During a seminar with students and staff at the School of Information and Communication Technology (SICT), I shared a range of exciting ideas from the world...

read more

Jakarta – 3rd ASEAN Ophthalmology Society Congress

Held on 19-21st July in Jakarta, 2017, the 3rd ASEAN Ophtalmology Congress was a successful event, bringing together representatives from 10 member countries. I was proud to represent Brunei on the Council of the ASEAN Ophtalmology Society and contribute to this newly...

read more

Shine On – IC2 PrepHouse Benefit Dinner

IC2 Prephouse is an amazing charity that holds an annual fundraising dinner. This year, I was grateful for the opportunity to perform several songs with the live band. The evening was an all-round success and attended by the guest of honour; Mr Ng Chee Meng, Minister...

read more

Singapore Zoo Cataract Surgery

What a unique and special experience to be involved in cataract surgery for some of Singapore Zoo's famous residents. Jojo, the 60 year-old orangutan had been blind in one eye with a severe cataract in the other, meaning she could not see her surroundings clearly....

read more