Why is Brunei internet so slow? If you ask DTS/ Telbru the answer is along the lines of: "Brunei has a small userbase, this means that each user has to pay more for their bandwidth. The available bandwidth is what can be purchased for the current userbase." This sounds quite plausible. Maybe this is the case. Or is it?

To start Brunei's average internet speed is 0.86mbps. Let's look at other countries around the world and see what speed they get: Macau - Similar size user base to us, must be the same speed right? Nope the average internet speed in Macau is 3.9mbps. Hmm that must be a one off right it can't be that there is that much difference in our internet speed compared to a similar country. Dubai - This is going to be the same speed as us, just has to be. Slightly smaller user base, oil rich country. Pretty much the same situation as Brunei, if anything their internet will be slower due to the smaller user base, right?

Wrong the average speed in Dubai is 1.7mbps. So twice that of Brunei. Indonesia - Not a perfect comparison because the user base is going to be larger, but the country is a lot poorer, and the land mass is a lot greater than Brunei, plus it is in the same region as us. So the speed there should be pretty similar to us. Their average speed depending on the region varies between 1.08mbps and 17.27mbps. Ok so let's get this straight, even the slowest speed in Indonesia is faster than the fastest in Brunei. Iraq - Haha this has to be slower, it is a war zone, not much of the country is not fighting. But do you want to guess what their average speed is in Bagdad? 0.65mbps.

At last somewhere that is slower than Brunei, a battle field. Although if you look at the rest of Iraq, some regions have an average speed of 2.52mbps. So even a war torn country, has better internet than Brunei. And a quick look at some more speeds: Equador - 2.3mbps - 0.51mbps Columbia - 1.82mbps - 4.47mbps Brazil - 21.61mbps - 4.93mbps Newfoundland (northern Canada, almost at the north pole) - 2.95mbps Ethiopia - 0.32mbps Ghana - 0.49mbps - 0.82mbps Brazil - 2.93mbps - 2.06mbps Peru - 1.02mbps - 0.85mbps Mongolia - 3.26mbps Lets get this straight, the drug cartels in Columbia have better internet than Brunei, the polar bears in Newfoundland have better internet than Brunei. The mountains of Peru have better internet than Brunei. The yaks in Mongolia can stream HD TV.

But in Brunei we cannot even watch uTube. You know, it was actually pretty hard to find anywhere slower than Brunei. Yes there are small 3rd world nations in Africa and South America that are slower, but not many. Brunei rank's 158th out of 192 countries. So only 34 countries in the world have slower internet than Brunei. Why is this? We now know that smaller countries, with less users and who are more remote, have faster internet. War zones have faster internet. Pretty much every other country in the world has faster internet.

So Telbru/ DST Why is Brunei's internet so slow?




Currently out in stores (clear copy, duhh…since everything is cinema quality release nowadays), comes another claymation film called ‘Mary & Max’ which had inspired me so much, I watched it twice since the film states in the opening credits that it is based on a true story. It has been the first Australian film of 2009 to gross over a million dollars.

I’ve always loved watching claymation feature films such as ‘Wallace & Gromit’ & ‘Chicken Run’. Stop motions are incredibly brilliant. Wish I could do that, been studying about it but seriously, its not easy.

The film takes place from 1976 to 1994 and tells the story of the unlikely pen-pal friendship that lasts for 18 years between Mary, a chubby lonely 8-year-old girl who lives in Mount Waverley, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, and Max, a 44-year-old, severely obese, atheistic, Jewish man with ‘Asperger syndrome’ who lives in New York City.

The central focus of the movie is the letters shared between Mary and Max (from the ages of 8 to 26 and 44 to 62, respectively) and the stories behind their life and the lives of people around them.



I know I haven’t been updating much lately but things keep stacking up. Been doing a lot recently and in between, editing videos for clients which I should try to do first before the next one comes in December. Not much of a relaxation for me but I try to make it work with filmmaking.

That is why; I’m announcing my new upcoming show, ‘JUL’ a.k.a (The Jo & Jul Show) episodes. Yes, supported from the many friends, crews/cast. I’m meaning to have these sequels which have been promised over the months and I’m certainly not going to let one person, who couldn’t be with us in the show to let this down. Paul Bokhari will be back as the main star of the show itself, ‘Jul’ and will have to work around to make you fans entertained.

Looking back on the last 2 episodes I created earlier this year surely made a huge impact especially on FaceBook. I mean, the show really worked and was enjoyed by many. People on the streets even recognize Jul! (People he do not know, perhaps better to call ‘Viewers’)
I have asked whether anybody were interested to take part for crews and kindly, they were indeed honored to do this with me as an activity for the young and creative minds out there. Thank You. And without even asking, some have also introduced themselves to be part as supporting actors/actress which was pretty much a good sign because previously, the main idea was also to include as much cast as possible to make it live.

I’ve even planned out to have some guest appearance too which has not yet been confirmed but interests have also flow the conversations. Without any mistakes this time, I have also decided, not to launch the first 10minute short film before back-up episodes are created. So, talking with my mates, we shall shoot and finish 4-episodes before releasing the first. That would definitely save time until we can do 5-8, 9-12 by releasing at least 1 or 2 a month.

That way, it wouldn’t be a hassle for viewers to keep complaining like the disappearance in the past. We are trying to build up a network where everybody can have the chance to participate and contribute ideas to include and off course learn something along the way. I would be really happy for that if the new team can be committed as I’am. Especially, in general, the crews of Visual Dimensions Production.

As of today, I’m half-way done in writing the first pilot and would also like to say, the shoot will take place within a week tops. Hopefully there won’t be any problems with the people involved.



I don’t know whether you are fan of my band ‘NotFamous’ but below you could see that I’ve posted up the pictures and web address to our new website. We have been working so hard with trying to get the name back up again like in the good old days of 2005 and we’re making a comeback with the 2nd album in 2010.

The reason, I’m posting this is because, NotFamous is practicing and writing newly fresh songs at the moment before we could even start walking into a studio to record where we have been clearing out the air by taking one-step at a time. Finish the song-writing, jam sessions, record and then pick a single for radio broadcast and making the first music video.

Now, NotFamous plans to take you on a joy ride like any other international bands by documenting a short video of the moments we have with you fans out there to see the progress so far. It’s called ‘Vblogs’. Surely you know what it means, it’s a video blog. Anyways, we have recently posted up the first one on our website, ‘NF Vblog 1’. We’re trying to make it as entertaining as it can possibly be, having fun and laughs whilst it’s also a good way to catch up with the members of the band so that it won’t just be a typical band that says this and that and ends up with nothing.

Check out the first Vblog at You can only few the video once you have signed up as a member. Take Care. Cheers.



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