Unofficial e-darussalam Guide

This post hasn't been updated in over 3 years.

This guide was written in February 2014 and applicable as of then. In November 2014, the e-darussalam (gov.bn) website was revamped. While some features remain, my specific screenshots are no longer applicable. The ability to search all Brunei government domains is still possible at http://is.gd/govbnsearch but I am not sure if the search index is up-to-date. This will be my last update on this post; any writings about future changes to the website will be published in a new post.

You may never have heard of e-darussalam. It is a Brunei Government portal that was launched in 2011 with the shortest Bruneian domain name: gov.bn, in hopes that people would find it easy to remember.

Since its launch, it has been under the management of EGNC, or E-Government National Centre, a department under the Prime Minister’s Office.

I wrote this “guide” because I think e-darussalam has some neat features that are not highlighted well. Please note though, I have focused on the main “website” portion of e-darussalam, rather than its e-services that require login. Also, a disclaimer: I used to work on e-darussalam. Yay.

This guide is applicable to the website as of February 2014. I will update here if that is the case. As of writing, e-darussalam looks like this:

e-darussalam - Home Page

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Feb 2014
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Competing with the “Official” List of Bruneian Societies

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Last month, I was first aware that the Royal Brunei Police Force had launched their online Registry of Societies [dead link].

You can browse the list of registered and de-registered societies based on “type” and “category” (better terms could be “category”, “sub-category”):

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Aug 2011
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“Dang” Geek

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Came across the following on a website called Online Women in Politics regarding “Women leaders” in Brunei:

The archived page is here, and the information had not been changed since 2003… O_o

*.danggeek.com.bn

*.danggeek.com.bn

I draw your attention to the domain name on the email address… danggeek.com.bn.

Obviously it’s a typo of danggerek.com.bn, for D’Anggerek Service Apartments (although they’re actually found at danggerek.com… hmm).

But for a moment there, I couldn’t help wishing that somewhere out there, someone had created a website called “Dang Geek” 😀 And I do mean that in full Brunei context; the short form for “Dayang” is…?

[Originally posted in 2009]

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Jan 2011
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