Curtain closes on RTB/MediaCorp reality television programmes

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TWO reality television programmes came to a close with live broadcasts at Studio 4, RTB broadcasting complex RTB in Sungai Akar yesterday.

The programmes – Xpedisi Siswa and GRID – were part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Brunei and Singapore to bolster bilateral ties in the field of media.

Sixteen Bruneian and Singaporean undergraduates participated in the programmes co-produced by Radio Televisyen Brunei and Singapore’s MediaCorp.

Xpedisi Siswa carried the theme ‘Entrepreneurship’ and was targeted at younger audiences. It hoped to act as a platform to foster friendship, cooperation and sharing of knowledge.

Participants were exposed to entrepreneurship through site visits. They also met up with young entrepreneurs in Brunei and Singapore to gain experience.

Filming for the programme was also held in Singapore on May 25 to 28.

Brunei were represented by Md Raziq Raziqin Abdullah (Universiti Brunei Darussalam), Dk Alizah Nurul Ita Pg Hj Ali (Institut Teknologi Brunei), Nurul Hafizah Hj Sarudin (Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College) and Muhd Khairul Wafiy Khairil Anuar (Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali).

Singapore were represented by Muhd Firdaus Ismail (Nanyang Technology University), Syasya Naqiyah Amir (National University of Singapore), Nur Shahidah Ismail (Nanyang Technology University) and Azura Muhd Irwan Goh (University of Nottingham).

GRID, meanwhile, is an annual programme designed to showcase the talent and creativity of the youth participants in creative arts.

The participants were given several challenges which included miming, monologues and stage acting.

Performing live in front of a studio audience yesterday was their last challenge.

The participants also filmed for the programme in Singapore on May 26 to 29.

Bruneians taking part in the programme were Redzuan Shah Pungut from (Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College), Nur Atikah Syazwani Hj Suhaili (Laksamana College), Mohd Hilmi Sanif Abdullah (Laksamana College) and Nurul Hazimah Hamdan (Sengkurong Sixth Form Centre).

Singapore were represented by Muhammad Farid Azhar Sukamar (Nanyang Politeknik), Nur Farhana Rosli (Republic Politeknik), Nurul Syafiqah Shahlan Shamsi (Politeknik Nanyang) and Muhamad Zaidi Zailee (Kaplan Institute).

Permanent Secretary (Media and Cabinet) at the Prime Minister’s Office Hj Mohd Rozan Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yunos and Singapore’s Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Transport, Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, were present at the event and presented the participants with their certificates.

The Brunei Times