By P Marilyn

Kurapak: Brunei's Best Local Content Blog

Article from Borneo Bulletin. Published on Friday Nov, 09 2007

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After a month of public nominations and votes, the second round of winners of The Simpur Bloggies, the Bruneian Blog Awards was finally announced by Simpur representatives Hj Md Azmi Hj Ghazali and Hj Md Kamarul Dzaman Hj Ajimain, live on The Jenny M Show on KRISTALfm recently.

Kurapak emerged as the winner of the Best Local Content Blog category, obtaining 40 per cent of votes, beating four other popular blogs - KB Happening, Ranoadidas, Turquoise & Roses and Bahapa Kitani.

Ak Syahreen Pg Metassan, the author and creator of the hilarious Kurapak blog, won a host of prizes from the event's sponsors, and also claimed the second spot in the final round of The Simpur Bloggies, which will determine the Bruneian Blog of The Year.

Simpur (www.simpur.net.bn) launched the very first Bruneian Blog Awards, The Simpur Bloggies, in early September, to celebrate the nation's informative, creative and entertaining bloggers.

Every month, from September 2007 to February 2008, the Bruneian public will be able to nominate and vote for their favourite Bruneian blogs, divided into five categories - Personal, Local Content, Photo, Lifestyle and Specialty.

The winners of these categories will then be up for another public vote in March 2008, to determine the Bruneian Blog of The Year. Best Personal Blog winner Spiritual Garden and Kurapak have so far made it into the final.

Brunei's most popular bloggers will stand a chance to win thousands of dollars worth of cash and prizes sponsored by DSTCom, Concepts Commercial Suppliers, Orchid Garden Hotel, Hi Max Trading & Services and DST Group.

The Bruneian Blog of The Year winner will win an Acer Laptop, a $2,400 DSTCom advertisement subscription, iLuv Hi-Fi, $500 cash prize, a night's stay in a Junior Suite - including breakfast and foot massage - at the Orchid Garden Hotel and The Simpur Bloggies Trophy.

Bruneian blog readers and enthusiasts can now start sending in their nominations for the next category - Best Photo Blog.



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