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Concepts Computer partners with Kingston

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Representatives from Concepts Computer and from Kingston Beverage & Creamery during the MoU for the Ramadan promotion

Concepts Computer, one of the largest IT retailer in Brunei, along with Kingston Beverage & Creamery Sdn. Bhd., one of the oldest canned-beverage distributor in Brunei, is signing a collaborative MOU for promoting their respective products during the holy month of Ramadhan and the festive month of Syawal.

Signing on behalf of Kingston is Mr. Ng Boon Wee, Sales and Marketing Manager, with Ms. Aelene Siang, Business Development Manager for Kingston Beverage & Creamery; and while on behalf of Concepts Computer, Mr. Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive, and Ms. Azalinah Tuah, Senior Retail Executive for Concepts Computer.

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive for Concepts Computer, speaking to the media, said, “Concepts Computer has a large customer base in the Bruneian Muslim community, so it is as always the perfect decision for us to collaborate with Kingston Beverage & Creamery Sdn. Bhd. to provide FREE drink coupon, and also the FREE drink coupon is a thank you to our loyal Muslim customer base who have always supported Concepts through multiple Ramadhans.” He also added to the media, “Concepts Computer and Kingston Beverage & Creamery have been in partnership for the Ramadhan and Aidilfitri season for half a decade now, and we would like to see that relation hold and grow for another half a decade.”



You can redeem a carton of Pepsi Max when you purchase over $200 in a single receipt during the month of Ramadhan at Concepts Computer

Mr. Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, Ms. Azalinah Tuah, Senior Retail Executive for Concepts Computer, Ms. Aelene Siang, Business Development Manager, Kingston Beverage & Creamery and Mr. Ng Boon Wee, Sales and Marketing Manager, Kingston Beverage & Creamery


For every purchase over $200 in a single receipt during the month of Ramadhan and Syawal, a FREE drink coupon will be provided, redeemable for a carton (24 cans) of canned-beverage. Redemption of each FREE drink coupon will be done at Kingston Beverage & Creamery redemption centre in Beribi.

Please note, Kingston’s redemption centre will start operating from May 20th til June 16th 2019, from 8.00am til 5.00pm, Mondays to Fridays. But to compensate for the Hari Raya rush, the redemption centre will also be open for half a day on Saturdays, from 8.00am til 12.00pm. For more info regarding Kingston Beverage & Creamery’s redemptions hours and other products, please visit @KingstonKBC on Instagram.

And to further celebrate the arrival of Ramadhan, Concepts will be doing a Ramadhan Extravaganza, providing multiple Acer laptop models at different specifications and are PRICED TO PLEASE YOU, from i3 powered laptops all the way to i7 gaming laptops. DON’T MISS IT !

Also still available for the public to experience during Ramadhan is the FREE Gaming Experience Centre as provided by Concepts Computer at their Kiulap showroom for FREE without any obligations to purchase. Members of the public who are curious to experience what the current e-Sport scene is all about, can come down and play games individually or as a group for FREE !

As a side-note, the opening hours for Concepts Computer will remain from 9.00am to 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday. For more information regarding the FREE drink coupons or any other products or services on offer from Concepts Computer, call 2233551/2233552/2233553, or visit your nearest Concepts Computer showroom.



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Prize presentation for DSTIncomm “Buy and Win” promotion in conjunction with the Samsung Galaxy S10 launch back in March.

Sadly, I wasn’t one of the winners of the Samsung Galaxy S10 after purchasing a Samsung Galaxy S10e two months ago from DSTIncomm. However, there were two lucky winners were rewarded with the Samsung Galaxy S10 as part of the S10 “buy and win” promotion which ran from 8th March until 30th April 2019.

The prize presentation ceremony took place on Friday 3rd May 2019 at DSTIncomm’s Samsung Experience Store in Abdul Razak, Gadong.

Customers who purchased any series of the Samsung Galaxy S10 at DSTIncomm stores nationwide stood a chance of winning a Samsung Galaxy S10.

Hjh Latifah binti Ambran went home with a Samsung Galaxy S10e while Liew Ting Shong was rewarded with a Samsung Galaxy S10. Presenting the prizes for the winners was Pang Tiong Kiat, Product and Marketing Manager of DSTIncomm.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 series is currently available at DSTIncomm stores nationwide both for box sale and on DST’s 4G phone plan. For more information on DSTIncomm products, customers can visit dstincomm.com



Liew Ting Shong won the Samsung Galaxy S10

Hjh Latifah binti Ambran won the Samsung Galaxy S10e

The finalists being briefed before the draw

Celebrate Raya with Mercedes-Benz

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Book and register any Mercedes-Benz from now until 30th June 2019, and enjoy special financing offers of 6 months* Free Interest or 2 months* deferred repayments. For more information call us now at 244 1763 or 244 1777 or visit Mercedes-Benz showroom today. You’ll be glad you did! Terms and Conditions apply. #MercedesBenz #MercedesBenzBrunei

FashionValet Pop-Up is back

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 FashionValet General Manager Nadia Norzuhdy and BIBD Head of Retail Banking Hajah Nurul Akmar binti Haji Md Jaafar. Photo by Bahyiah Bakir of Borneo Bulletin.

Founder of @mukaku_comestics and @assalwaa.beauty.spa with HRH Princess Amal Rakiah

The annual event is back once more. Ladies will be spoilt for choices as they readied themselves for the upcoming festive of Hari Raya. The FashionValet pop-up event is currently being held at Indera Kayangan Ballroom and the first opening hours of the event was made exclusive to BIBD Perdana customers.

Now the event has been opened to public until 4th May (tomorrow) and it will be until 4pm.

Vivy Yusof made a one day appearance for her fans and of course, she’s the co-founder of FashionValet. Hajah Nurul Akmar binti Hj Md Jaafar, BIBD Head of Retail Banking, shared that BIBD’s partnership with FashionValet is more than just an annual pop-up event as it also showcases the local entrepreneurs at hand where they can be connected outside Brunei waters.

Some of the local vendors participating were Baitaal Hijab, Mumtaz Collections, Rozai Hijab, Mukaku Domestics and Mudaser. They were selected according to their ability to export and they will be trained by FashionValet on the know-how when it comes to being international. The said brands have already a proven track record locally and now it’s time for them to shine further. They also fall under the BIBD Catalyst program.

Good news for BIBD cardholders is that throughout the event, BIBD debit and credit cardholders will be entitled to exclusive discounts and earn double BIBD Hadiah Points which can be used to pay for utilities, donations, air miles and more.

So hurry yourself to FV pop up event before it’s over. Happy shopping and thanks to BIBD for making this possible yet again.










Wu Chun and 200 people donated blood

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Wu Chun posing with his kids after donating blood last weekend at Fitness Zone

It’s blood donation time and Fitness Zone has joined the bandwagon in the blood donation drive. It was their second blood drive in collaboration with Jerudong Park Medical Centre.

Also donating last weekend was Fitness Zone’s Managing Director and owner, Wu Chun. The blood donation drive was also part of the 6-month body transformation program known as the “New Me” challenge which has attracted more than 600 fitness enthusiasts.

Around 200 donated last weekend ranging from members, staff, the public and, of course, the challengers of the “New Me Transformation.” More than 200 bags were collected in the process.

Wu Chun said, “It’s truee that every or any extended hand towards charity makes a difference. One donor can save three lives and by this, we are truly grateful for all the heroes that joined us and in the past to be part of our initiatives to create changes and positive awareness through our communities.”

“I always tell my staff that you don’t have to be a manager or in a higher position or even a celebrity. While these can place an advantage, I told them to lead by example, little by little, as you inspire the world with this noble act.”

“Fitness Zone is not only here to train you to be fit but also change your body and lifestyle for the better. We aimed to make an impact by starting to train and having a good mindset to overcome any challenges. Our minds are powerful and courageous.”

For further information regarding registration for the upcoming events/membership enquiries, do contact Kiulap branch 223 2338 or Serusop branch 244 8488 or visit their Facebook or instagram page @fitnesszonebrunei. The health club is now opening doors for free consultation, health assessments by appointment.




Meet Tony Stark’s new ride in Avengers 4

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Meet Tony Stark’s new ride in Avengers 4

This is the Audi e-tron GT and the third e-tron, unveiled at last year’s LA Motor Show. Yes it is all electric and news is the volume-production counterpart is set to follow in around two years.

A flat-floor architecture that provides for exciting proportions and a low center of gravity. 434 kW (590 metric horsepower) ensures performance fit for a sports car. The torque is transferred to the wheels via the quattro permanent all-wheel drive with torque vectoring, as you would expect for such a dynamic Audi. The performance subsidiary Audi Sport GmbH has been tasked to subsequently transforming the car into a volume-production model.

Mohd Aritz Maldini, the youngest winner ever

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Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Dr Abdul Fattaah handing over the challenge trophy to Mohd Aritz Maldini Haji Abd Majid, the grand winner of the Baiduri Masters 2019 during the prize presentation dinner held at Manggis Mall Ballroom. Accompany them were Mr Ti Eng Hui, Chief Executive Officer of Baiduri Bank and Mr Andrew Young, Deputy General Manager of Operations Management Division, Diversification and Strategic Development cum President of the Baiduri Masters Organising Committee.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar receiving a token of appreciation for its support of the event from the Ministry of Health

Last weekend, the 24th Baiduri Masters charity golf tournament concluded with a prize presentation dinner at the Hua Ho Manggis Mall Ballroom, Hua Ho Manngis. The event was attended by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Dr Abdul Fattaah ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal-Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah, Chairman of Baiduri Bank.

In his welcoming address, Mr Andrew Young, Deputy General Manager of Operations Management Division, Diversification and Strategic Development cum President of the Baiduri Masters Organising Committee, said “This is our 24th year of hosting the Baiduri Masters. The aim has always been centred towards supporting our community and making a difference. We have strived to raise funds for local organisations, particularly those that cater towards the differently abled individuals with the hope to improve or alleviate their burden.”

He further elaborated that the Baiduri Masters has added another organisation who will be receiving donations based on the funds raised during the event. “This year, we have included Demensia Brunei as another recipient to help them achieve their mission towards a dementia-friendly community.”

According to Mr Ti Eng Hui, Chief Executive Officer of Baiduri Bank, “As part of Baiduri Bank Group’s CSR framework, we have actively contributed towards various charity and educational initiatives such as the Junior Achievement Programme, Global Money Week, our Blood Donation Drive and our annual Let’s Give Back This Ramadhan activity. The Baiduri Masters has been our longest running and flagship charity event.” He further elaborated that the Baiduri Bank Group Charity Committee is currently exploring other ways to allow more involvement by our customers and the general public. “Moving forward, we are actively looking at different ways to facilitate community development initiatives, whether it be as a volunteer, a participant, a partner or a sponsor.”



The charitable foundation recipients who benefited from the golf event – JAPEM, SMARTER Brunei, Dana Hospital RIPAS, Learning Ladders Society, Child Development Centre, Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al Hajjah Maryam and Demensia Brunei

Johari Ahmad, the previous winner, about to hand over the green jacket to this year’s winner

Mohd Aritz Maldini Haji Abd Majid became the youngest ever winner for Baiduri Masters. He’s only 18 years old.


The lady champion for Baiduri Masters 2019

Golfers checking out the lucky draw numbers on the projector

It was a full house at Manggis Mall Ballroom

Shortly after, the presentation of tournament prizes took place. These included Nearest to the Pin, Nearest to the Line as well as Most Active Participant. The prizes were presented by Mr Leonard Lee, Head of Risk Management. In the nearest to the pin category for the first weekend, the winners were: Haji Budin Abdul Rahman (No. 7), Haji Mohd Redwan (No. 9), Eric Tsang (No. 13) and Yaakub Jumat (No. 16). For the second weekend, the winners were: Pg Musa Pg Haji Mohd Jaafar (No. 7), Suwardy Haji Ahmad (No. 9), Razak Hassan (No. 13) and Pg Fakrudden (No. 16). For the nearest to the line, the winner was Azahar Haji Abd Latib (No. 8).

This was followed by the presentation of Team Event, the Junior Division as well as Ladies Division (Nett). These prizes were presented by Pg Azaleen PD Haji Mustapha, Head of Retail Banking and Branch Network cum Vice President of the Baiduri Masters.

Next were the presentation of Men’s Division C as well as Men’s Senior Division Prizes. The prizes were presented by Haji Haliluddin Dato Paduka Haji Talib, General Manager of Baiduri Finance cum Vice President of the Baiduri Masters.

This was followed by the presentation of prizes for Men’s Division B and Men’s Division A by Mr Andrew Young. Shortly after, the presentation of Ladies and Men’s Gross Division were presented by Mr Ti Eng Hui, Chief Executive Officer of Baiduri Bank.

The event culminated with the presentation of the coveted Baiduri Masters Green Jacket as well as the official announcement of the champion of the 24th Edition of the Baiduri Masters. Presenting the Challenge Trophy to the champion, Mohd Aritz Maldini Haji Abd Majid was Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Dr Abdul Fattaah. Mohd Aritz Maldini was also awarded a cash prize of BND1,500. Mohd Aritz Maldini concluded the tournament with a gross score of 70.

The event was also attended by sponsors, golfers as well as senior officials of the Baiduri Bank Group. The Baiduri Masters is organised by the Baiduri Bank Group with the support of the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports, the Minister of Health, event partners QAF Brunei, QAF Auto, QAF Eurokars and Brunei Press Sdn Bhd.



Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Minister of Defence II also participated in the Baiduri Masters 2019

Some of the participants during the two weekend event

Some of the participants during the two weekend event

Norlaili wins BIBB’s Barakah 8

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Norlaili binti Abidin was the winner of the Umrah travel package from BIBD Barakah 8

Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) presented a mother of two with the winning of her lifetime after emerging as the grand prize winner of ‘Barakah 8’ campaign recently.

Norlaili binti Abidin won herself an Umrah travel package worth $25,000 through a draw in which 15 lucky finalists participated.

“I never expected to get such an opportunity throughout my banking experience with BIBD but then I got a call from the bank that I was selected for ‘Barakah 8’,” said the 51-year-old, who was ecstatic after she picked the winning number.

“Banking with BIBD has made my daily dealing easier, their facilities have helped me a lot in managing my finances and commitment. Facilities applications are also being approved timely and this is very helpful.”

Presenting the grand prize was the bank’s Head of Retail Banking, Hajah Nurul Akmar binti Haji Md Jaafar.

Meanwhile prizes of the second and third round were presented by Hajah Rohani binti Hj Mohd Salleh, the bank’s Head of Sales and Alternative Channels.

Winners of the second and third round won themselves iPhone X and B&O BeoPlay A1 speakers respectively.

Throughout the campaign period, BIBD customers had the chance to win monthly prizes and were automatically entered into the grand draw to win travel packages for either Umrah or a Euro trip worth B$25,000, and other exclusive prizes.

To be eligible, customers have to subscribe to any of BIBD’s products and services or assign their salary to BIBD from July 15, 2018 to January 15, 2019. For more information on any of BIBD’s other products or services, please log on to the BIBD website at www.bibd.com.bn, visit your nearest BIBD branch or get in touch with the BIBD Contact Centre at 2238181.



15 people were shortlisted for BIBD’s Barakah 8 and all of them walked away with awesome consolation prizes such as the Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1 speaker and the iPhone X

Norlaili binti Abidin with her family after the winning the grand prize

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