BRUNEI-MUARA – Brunei will soon have its very own book of records that will showcase extraordinary feats performed by Bruneians.

The Brunei Book of Records, slated to be published by the end of next year, is a collaboration between Barakah Media and Mix Media Worx, intended to recognise the unique talents that lie hidden in the abode of peace.

“We wanted to create a platform that recognises the extraordinary individuals that we have in the country, there is a lot of talent here and we want to discover them all — old and new,” said Joanna Hj Osman, the CEO of Barakah Media.

Individuals interested in setting a Brunei record will have to register at their website and fill out the registration form required. Applicants must also provide sufficient photographic or videographic evidence for evaluation.

Potential record holders however will be required to pay a registration fee of $50 and for feats that may require additional evaluation, there will be an additional charge.

“Record holders will be issued a certificate, and will also be featured in both the book as well as our website.”

Two new records are already in the pipeline, pending approval from a panel of judges.

“One of our first registrations is the Jalinan Kelupis Terpanjang, which is set to happen this December, alongside our in-house panel of judges, there will be a representative from the Survey Department that will help judge and verify.”

Choosing to remodel their book and procedures based on Guinness’ system and process of recording, Joanna pointed out that the “sky is the limit” when it comes to the records that will be featured.

“As of now, we have no restrictions on the types of record attempts, we want people to be creative, we want to include both mainstream and non-mainstream feats, for instance, the largest papaya in Brunei or the first person to walk backwards from Belait to Brunei-Muara”.

Joanna hoped that with the establishment of the Brunei Book of Records, it will create a spin-off that may be able to increase the number of visitors into the country.

“There is potential in creating events that involve regional participants, the fastest eater in Brunei [once identified] can be pit against the fastest eater in Malaysia and Singapore.”