Going to School


In the 1950s, the government took great efforts to get school children to school. This photograph from the 1955 Brunei Annual Report shows just how difficult it was. Everyone seemed cramped into this little boat.

Look closely. You hold your shoes in your hands and walk out of the boat barefoot. You wear a songkok but with shorts. You bring your books wrapped and tied in a plastic bag (see the standing boy).

The result - a better educated Brunei society. We should thank the Government for educating our grandparents and our parents and us in turn.

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