The Entrepreneurial Journey

‘Bringing back our mother’s passion’

There are dozens - if not hundreds - of food stalls selling nasi katok across the Sultanate. The combination of fried chicken,...

These UNISSA graduates turned their popiah project into a full-time business

When 23-year-old Normajidah Rapidi set up shop at the MSME Festival this weekend with her friend Siti Nur Liyana Hj Adanan -...

Aisy Berjaya to debut food pouches at MSME Festival

After losing her job in 2016, Yati revived her home business by selling bottled drinks. Now she's looking to branch out with a range of frozen food pouches.

How this chicken farmer saved his poultry business by turning to ducks and turkey

After struggling to make a dent in supplying chicken, Hj Bakar pivoted his business to rearing ducks, cashing in on the salted egg craze.

How two brothers breathed new life into Restoran Siti Rabiah

Behind the wok of many a small warong is a solitary chef who's mastered all the staple recipes of the local cuisine,...

How this retired Lieutenant Colonel led the revival of Wasan, Brunei’s biggest rice farm

With Wasan abandoned and rice planting fading away in Brunei-Muara, Hj Sahlan marshaled 200 ex-military members to revive Wasan in 2006.

The riverside restaurant that saved Pg Abu Bakar

A bustling businessman in the 1990s, Pg Hj Abu Bakar was left nearly broke after a series of bad business deals. With just $600, he opened Soto Pabo from home.

Quiet persistence: Meet the man behind Mr Baker’s, Brunei’s biggest healthy bakery

After two years of heavy losses and nearly going out of business, this is how Eric Pui found Mr Baker's breakthrough with a small hospital kiosk.

Continuing my mother’s legacy: Flour and Butter

It's not often that on a weekday evening - in the middle of December - that a small eatery tucked away in Menglait can...
Hj Adnin using sandpaper to smoothen out a ceramic souvenir at Maha Seramik in Mumong. Photos by Faza Suraj.

At 86, business icon Hj Adnin is determined to champion Brunei’s ceramic making

At 7.30am on a Monday in December, 30 minutes before our interview is scheduled, Hj Adnin Pehin Dato Hj Ibrahim, a pioneering Malay businessman in...