Twestival Brunei

If you can all remember, UBDfm had been featured in the January Issue of - a local blog featured on CNN's iReport Blog.

Recently, Delwin Keasberry, the man behind had come back to the kingdom of unexpected treasures. Delwin, more popularly known in the twitter world as @BruneiTweet, has a keen interest in rediscovering Brunei through the life stories via the tweets of the country's People.

BruneiTweet has been of great help in retweeting relevant topics from the twitterers of Brunei, and that includes some of our radio station's tweets from It is amazing how a man who was posted at Adelaide, Australia all this while, can be the sole element connecting the live twitter fabric of Brunei.

So, now that he's back, he got all of us a little something ;)

Together with twitter figures @emmagoodegg and @zulfadly, Delwin brings to you



TWESTIVAL BRUNEI – In support of the Child Development Center, proudly supported by Swensens and Kitaro Japanese Restaurant, Brunei.

Twestival (or Twitter Festival) Brunei will take place on 24 March 2011 at Swensens, The Mall, Gadong from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. This evening of social media events aims to raise funds and awareness for a good cause and is a part of the official Twestival global event via the social media platform, Twitter. Across the world on the same day, Twestivals armed with the same aim will take place. In Brunei, our good cause is the Child Development Center.

Under the Ministry of Health, a community-based rehabilitation centre known as the Child Development Centre (CDC) was formed in 1999. The primary objective of the CDC is to provide diagnosis, assessment, treatment and support for special needs children, to help them achieve optimal health as well as social and educational development. Referrals to the CDC are from various sources including specialist pediatrics and neonatology clinics, primary care sources, other clinical specialties, schools and by self-referrals. Following detailed assessment and confirmation of diagnosis, these children will be referred for specific therapy programmes.

Twestival Brunei aims to raise funds from the proceeds of ice cream and kid meals sales at Swensens, The Mall, Gadong from Sunday 20 March 2011 until Thursday 24 March 2011 AND a pre-Twestival dinner event at Kitaro Japanese Restaurant, Centerpoint, Gadong on Tuesday 22 March 2011, where earnings from meals sold at 2 dinner sittings: 5.30pm and 7.30pm will also benefit the fund.

Monies raised will go towards the purchase of developmental toys, teaching aids and equipments for the children who undertake therapy at the CDC. A portion of it will also be used for the CDC's World Down Syndrome Day in April 2011.

The official launch of Twestival Brunei will happen on Thursday 24 March 2011 at Swensens, The Mall, Gadong from 7.30pm, to 9.30pm. The evening will be packed with fun events and where anyone who would like to come along and meet other Twitter users.

Twestival Brunei is organised by local twitterers @bruneitweet, @emmagoodegg and @zulfadly. For further information, please visit the Twestival Brunei website at and follow @TwestivalBrunei on Twitter.


20 March 2011

So, make sure that you attend Twestival Brunei. You may also meet the faces behind the voices of University Brunei Darussalam's radio station - UBDfm. Cause we definitely are going to be there =D See ya!