Brunei-Singapore MOU GRID & XPEDESIA 2014

Exchanging gifts with my counterpart, Aubeck Kam, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information & Communications Singapore

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Radio Television Brunei (RTB) and MediaCorp, Republic of Singapore, are jointly producing two reality TV programmes, namely, 'Xpedisi Siswa' and 'GRID', where the programmes involve students from Institutions of Higher Education of both countries.

Both programmes are annual co-production projects of RTB and Media Corp commissioned under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and the Government of the Republic of Singapore in the field of broadcasting.

The 'Xpedisi Siswa' programme seeks to challenge the participants' ability to adapt to new environments and apply their soft skills through experiential learning. Through this annual project with the introduction of 'Media Literacy' the participants impart and share knowledge relating to the importance of computer and the internet with children of a third country who are not exposed to the digital world.

Meanwhile, the GRID Programme depicting the Art of Dance features the participants sharing their knowledge and creativity in developing ideas in the art. In this programme, each group of participants are given three main challenges to create and choreograph traditional and contemporary dances. The participants are being guided by mentors and go through Master Class sessions.

Both programmes are recorded live in front of the audience and will be broadcast in Brunei Darussalam and Singapore.

Present were the Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office, Awg Haji Mohamad Rozan bin Dato Paduka Haji Mohamad Yunos and the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communication and Information, Singapore, Aubeck Kam. Also present were the Director of RTB, Awg Haji Suffian bin Haji Bungsu and the Senior Vice President, Malay Broadcasting Division, MediaCorp Singapore, Cik Zakiah Halim. 



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