Timeout with Liz

Another edition of Timeout with Liz next weekend 26th April and it will feature our very own @enyabioux and @vanillakitchen. Get your tickets now at timeoutwithliz@gmail.com

Film Festival UBD 2014

It's happening this weekend. Follow them on instagram @filmfestivalubd2014 or visit their website at filmfestivalubd2014.com for updates

Sukan Ria 2014

Are you ready for the Sukan Ria Inter-company 2014 event? The event will kick off with a hiking challenge. Check out sukanriabrunei.com for updates
27
Jul

Make that choice

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

The Popcorn Panel 
 

Check out the latest podcast review of The Hercules (starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) with special guest Seng Yee

  
 

Petrol stations opening hours 
 


The opening hours of petrol stations during Hari Raya. Click image to enlarge.
 

 

Winners of Maju Motors lucky draw 
 


Rosnita Hj Bangkol was the grand prize winner, walked away with $5,000 and presented by guest of honour, Maju Motors Director, Pg Dato Paduka Hj Yunos Pg Hj Mahmud

“We believe in giving to our customers during this blessed month before the celebration as a way to give back to our customers with hopes that they will have a more enjoyable Hari Raya”, said Chan Key Hong Executive Director of Maju Motors Sdn Bhd, when asked about the draw held last Friday.

The winner of the three-month Hari Raya promotion which ended just a day before the draw was announced during Volkswagen’s Hari Raya draw event held at the showroom, witnessed by over 200 customers, families and friends. Maju Motors have been experiencing great sales this year and they are continuing to make waves in Brunei. Chan shared that they will open a workshop to cater for after sales service somewhere in Sengkurong and he stressed that customer service is very important and that’s their primary objective – customer satisfaction.

Rosnita Hj Bangkol, was the grand prize winner, walked away with $5,000. Second and third prize winners were also equally happy when their names were announced as they walked away with $3,000 and $2,000 respectively. Dk Aidi Noorintan Pg Hj Md Zinin was the second prize winner and Dk Nurafifah Hanisah Pg Hj Ismail the third.

On top of all these grand prizes, Maju Motors also gave away $500 cash to five consolation winners (Ahmad Firdaus, Hjh Ervy Sufitriana, Pg Hj Ibrahim, Mohammad Noor Faisal) and five one time service and one time polish package to another five consolation winners.

The Hari Raya promotion was held from May to July and the customers who bought a Volkswagen (except for the GTI and Scirocco) instantly walked away with the latest Philips LED TV.


The top three winners with other consolation winners of the Maju Motors lucky draw last Friday
 


Dk Aidi Noorintan Pg Hj Md Zinin, was the second place winner, walked away with $3,000 and presented by Dk Fauziah P D P Hj Yunos
 


Dk Nurafifah Hanisah Pg Hj Ismail was the third winner, walked away with $2,000 and presented by Chan Key Hong Executive Director of Maju Motors Sdn Bhd
 


It was almost a packed house at Maju Motors
 


 


Chan Key Hong introducing his strong team and appreciating all their contribution for Maju Motors
 


Participants waiting for the draw
 


Chan Key Hong thanking all the customers for their support and he promises for better things
 


A few familiar faces attended the draw event
 


 


One of the consolation winners
 


One of the $500 winners
 


Thank you, Maju Motors for the invite
 

  
 

Thank you 
 


I feel blessed.. Thank you to @huahosports (Hua Ho Manggis) and @netcombrunei for the Hari Raya hamper, @shaunhoon for the goodies, @jpmcbrunei for the cookies personally baked by the patients, Audi Brunei (T.C.Y. Motors) for the @coffeebean_brunei voucher, @officialwcopabrunei for the souvenir from Japan, @baiduribank and SCB for the Hari Raya envelopes and my aunties for the yearly goodies.
 

  
 

Total gives back to community 
 


Total E&P Borneo B.V. (TEPB) management visited one of the local communities at Kg Lumut recently

As part of their Ramadhan activities, Total E&P Borneo B.V. (TEPB) organized their fifth annual Ramadhan Charity, which provided in-kind assistance to the local communities where Total operates, namely Kg Lumut 1 in Mukim Liang (where the Total Onshore Processing Plant is located) and Kg Sabun in Mukim Serasa (where Total Logistic Base is located). Total also planned two more series of donations to DANA Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah National Fund for Orphans and also two orphans of Total’s former staff.

During their Charity visits to the local community, 18 volunteers from Total staff, which included two Heads of Departments split into two teams to handover the respective donations to the community in Kg Lumut 1 and Kg Sabun. The donations were in the form of kitchen staples such as rice, mineral water, sugar, cooking oil and hampers as well as prepaid utilities cards. There were also additional personal contributions by Total staff members. The donations were to help the underprivileged individuals in both villages to better celebrate the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

The Total volunteers in Kg Lumut 1 was led by Muhammad Rasimoon Hj Adinin, Head of HR, Corporate Communications and CSR. In addition, the group was also accompanied by several representatives from the Lumut 1 Village Consultative Council (MPK Lumut 1) led by its Secretary, Awg Ismail bin Mohammad. While the team in Kg Sabun was led by Zulhilmi Rambli, Corporate Communications & CSR Executive. Present to assist the Total group of volunteers were several representatives from the Village Consultative Council of Masjid Lama, Pekan Muara, Sabun, and Pelumpong. The MPK was led by its Head of Village, Pengiran Haji Mohamed bin Pengiran Haji Osman @ Othman.

Overall, the donations were handed accordingly to five recipients in Kg Lumut 1, and four from Kg Sabun, which were selected from the list of underprivileged individuals living in the village provided by Community Development Department (JAPEM).

One of the recipients in Kg Lumut 1, Dyg Jelimah bte Abdullah, 38 is a single mother with a four year old daughter. She is currently unemployed and live with her seventy four year old mother. The family relies on the Old Age Pension received by the mother and proceeds from selling hand-woven traditional baskets.

Dyg Afshah bte Abdullah from Kg Sabun is 73 year old lady receiving Old Age Pension. She suffers multiple health issues including high blood pressure, cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease. She lives with her daughter, Dyg Norazizah bte Abdullah, who assists her to operate a food stall to earn a living on top of some financial aid provided by JAPEM.


The management making their rounds
 


Another house they visited
 


Some of the conditions of the home
 


Another group photo
 


Handing over gifts
 


The management enjoying their trip
 

  
 

Team Brunei making more waves 
 


Adi Daini, Eden Chiam, Elizabeth Sim, Bridget Ang, Ruby Chong, Shian Li Esther Chiam and Norhidayat Hj Ahim arriving from Singapore last Friday

A very historic moment for Brunei. Yasmine making headlines on the front page recently, for its North America release this year. DPMM FC recently brought back another trophy from Singapore which was the Singapore League Cup. The other thing was our Brunei Team who competed in Los Angeles for the World Championship of Performing Arts which is also branded as the Olympics for artists.

Team Brunei achieved a higher medal count compared to last year with 38 medals overall. They collected 12 gold medals, 13 silver medals and 13 bronze medals. The biggest winner was Shian Li Esther Chiam who is just 15 years old. She won the Junior Grand World Champion Instrumental Award and also collecting 6 six gold medals along the way. Awesome indeed!!

She was over the moon when she received the prize during the finals and she gave a word of encouragement to all passionate singers and performers that we need to believe in ourselves and work hard towards that goal. She was grateful to be part of the Brunei Team and she also made new friends globally and the great thing about music is that it unites every walks of life, regardless of age and race. She shared that there are so many opportunities for us and they are untapped.

Her younger sister Eden Chiam earned an Industry Award and also earned one gold medal, two silver medals and two bronze medals and she only had weeks to prepare for the event. So that’s not pretty bad for an achievement. I have mentioned previously in my post how team Brunei has made it big at WCOPA finals in Los Angeles, considering they only sent 9 representatives as compared to the aplenty from different countries. Having 5 semi-finalists and 3 finalists are considered “over-achievements” as they are plenty of talents out there worldwide.

Maria Grace Koh and Joanna Kwan are still outstation and didn’t join the entourage upon arrival at the Brunei International Airport. Both are finalists for the WCOPA finals and I’m proud of their achievements.

Elizabeth Sim who dreamt of Hollywood was very happy of her achievements and enjoyed every moment. She won Senior Acting Drama category and also earned 5 medals along the way. Ruby Chong, earned herself two medals and an Industry Award while Bridget Ang earned two medals. Norhidayat Hj Ahim earned 5 medals while Adi Daini earned 3 medals.

They will be having a Brunei WCOPA showcase this coming August at the Jerudong Amphitheater and it will be on the 23rd August 2014. For updates, you can follow them @officialwcopabrunei on instagram for updates.

 


Shian Li and Eden Chiam with their family
 

  
 

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27
Jul

DPMM FC brings back trophy

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in DPMM FC, News

 

DPMM FC gets warm reception 

 


Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Hamid Hj Mohd Jaafar (pic) , the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, and representatives from NFABD and senior officers of MCYS welcomed the champions of the Singapore League Cup 2014 DPMM FC at the Brunei International Airport. Click image to enlarge.


DPMM FC in high mode


The Hadrah boys welcoming the DPMM FC players upon arrival


The proud players of DPMM FC and well deserved for the trophy


Captain Rosmin “Bobby” Kamis taking photo with a fan


Blessing the arrival with a doa selamat


Roberto Alviz’ son eager to see his dad


Mingling time with the players


Boris Raspudic has scored two goals for DPMM FC but he said he preferred to score on the big stage and he did when he scored the opening goal against Tanjong Pagar United FC in the finals of the Singapore League Cup. Brunei won 2-0 to lift the cup for the third time.

  

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26
Jul

DPMM FC makes it three

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in DPMM FC, News

 

Title number 3 
 


The first eleven of DPMM FC

DPMM FC are on a roll. Even during Ramadhan, they were still able to perform to their best and that shows a lot about the mental strength and the physical aspect of DPMM FC players and being on the road for almost two weeks is not an easy feat for the players. It takes a lot of focus and being present and achieve their goal step-by-step. What more can you ask for and a big shout out to Steve Kean who slowly build up the team from Day 1 (pre-season training) and you can see how much they have improved immensely over the course of the period.

Last night DPMM FC made it history for winning a hat-trick of Singapore League Cup. Tanjong Pagar United FC were considered the underdogs as they were up against two-time champions then DPMM FC and furthermore, DPMM FC also have a psychological advantage as they beat Tanjong Pagar 4-0 back in May at Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium in the S•League matches.

However, last night was a different matter as it was a winner-takes-it-all match. I knew DPMM FC will have the edge due to their experience factor and their on-going momentum heading into the finals. DPMM FC were on the verge of defeat as their semi-final match was stretched to a penalty shoot-out but Wardun Yussof became the hero with two crucial saves.

In the final match, DPMM FC opened the scoring through a Boris header off a corner in the 35th minute. Tanjong Pagar United FC did have their chances but were wasteful upfront. After the break, Adi Said who deputized for the suspended Rodrigo Tosi made it 2-0 for DPMM FC in the 47th minute. Tanjong Pagar have themselves to blame for not converting their chances and it could be the nerves that got the better of them.

Kudos to the DPMM FC players and also the management and the people involved in guiding the club to greater heights. Let’s not forget the 12th man of DPMM FC and that is the fans of DPMM FC. They do make a difference in bringing up the morale of the players and thank you for believing in them too.

DPMM FC will be touching down later today in the afternoon at 2:15pm and you all are more than welcome to greet them at the Brunei International Airport later and celebrate their success. Images taken by Alson Ong of S•League

 


Adi Said repaid his faith from Steve Kean and scored a goal
 


Adi Said showed his athletic skill as he avoided a tackle
 


Boris Raspudic was in fine form, for scoring and holding a clean sheet in defence
 


A close effort by Tanjong Pagar United FC but they found it hard to break the walls of DPMM FC
 


Reliable Captain Rosmin “Bobby” Kamis led the team with his great leadership presence
 


Azwan Salleh attempting to block a cross
 


Roy O’Donovan had a superb campaign in this tournament
 


A big hand to the runners-up of the tournament
 


DPMM FC – Singapore League Cup champions 2014
 


Wardun Yussof’s a happy man
 


Now let’s take a selfie
 


Steve Kean has turned DPMM FC players around from last season’s failure into a success
 


The DPMM FC fans last night at Jalan Besar Stadium
 

 

The highlights of the final of Singapore League Cup between DPMM FC and Tanjong Pagar United FC

 

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25
Jul

We need to diversify…. quickly

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Cheerful patients at JPMC 
 


Abd Latif bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Md Yusof, the guest of honour with Dato Dr Isham Jaafar, the Executive and Medical Director of JPMC, Dr. Burc Bassa, Deputy Head and Head Consultant of the Brunei Neuroscience Rehabilitation Centre (BNSRC) and Vivian Suk Kee Tie, the Head of Rehabilitation Department of JPMC with the management and the stroke and cancer patients of Jerudong Park Medical Centre. Click image to enlarge.

With Hari Raya around the corner, every walk of life can enjoy a festive season whether be it small or big. Sometimes we take things for granted that Hari Raya or in this case, pre-Hari Raya is just an excuse for the spirit of celebration and unity. But little do I know that even the smallest of celebration can bring the warmth and joyful feeling to others and I felt that yesterday during my visit at Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC).

My coverage was on JPMC’s Rehabilitation programme organised by JPMC’s Rehabilitation Department and after the 5-week programme, the patients were awarded with certificates of achievements and judging from the explanations by the occupational therapists, these aren’t easy feats. Stroke patients are bound to lose some of their movements or lose their ability to fee touch, pain or position. Hence the therapists come into the picture and educate and train the patients to regain back some of their body movements as well as coordination.

Apart from the presentation of certification, JPMC organised a short “ceramah” session for the invited guests and JPMC stroke and cancer patients. It was conducted by Ustaz Haji Haslan bin Hj Shabudin from the Isalamic Da’wah Center, Ministry of Religious Affairs and he was kinda of entertaining too and brought some laughter to the audience. He shared about the essence of fasting during Ramadhan and added some general info that we normally take for granted that we know all. It was a pretty interesting session indeed.

The guest of honour of the event was Abd Latif bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Md Yusof, a member from Board of Directors of Jerudong Park Medical Centre. Also present were Dato Dr Isham Jaafar, the Executive and Medical Director of JPMC, Dr. Burc Bassa, Deputy Head and Head Consultant of the Brunei Neuroscience Rehabilitation Centre (BNSRC) and Vivian Suk Kee Tie, the Head of Rehabilitation Department of JPMC.

After the “ceramah”, Vivian shared a brief description on the Therapeutic Group Activity (TGA) and she was pleased to share that the 5-week program was a major success as the patients had improved ability to converse and sing and a progress in regaining their strengths, stamina and physical functions. She also thanked family members of the patients who contributed in the program by providing emotional and social support. I believe this is the most challenging aspect for stroke and cancer patients as they need consistent moral support.

The JPMC patients then performed a Selawat and Nasyid for the invited guests and it was heart warming to see them performing and feeling cheerful with the Raya spirit in them. According to Vivian, having a collective group of stroke patients singing together is challenging in terms of synchronizing with the music because stroke can also affect their speech. However, the task is not impossible and not many hospital in other countries practice this approach and I applaud the rehab team and the patients to show that this is achievable and it takes practice.

 


Ustaz Haji Haslan bin Hj Shabudin from the Isalamic Da’wah Center, Ministry of Religious Affairs conducted an insightful “ceramah” on fasting during Ramadhan
 


Guest of honour attending the event
 


Guests and the patients at JPMC
 


Guests and the patients at JPMC
 


Vivian Suk Kee Tie, the Head of Rehabilitation Department of JPMC, shared the progress of the patients and thankful to those involved and supporting the initiative
 


The patients performing Selawat and Nasyid for the audience
 


This was a very touching experience and I felt the happiness when they performed
 


The background music performers

The guests also witnessed the patients conduct demonstrations of their activities such as baking Hari Raya treats and building the replica of Kampong Ayer, which is made out of furnished wooden sticks. Kampong Ayer is one of the main tourist attractions in the Sultanate.

Since the year 2012, the Rehabilitation Department has been putting together intensive Therapeutic Group Activity Programs during the month of Ramadhan in preparation for the upcoming Hari Raya festivities and at year’s end in celebration of the holiday season. The Therapeutic Group Activity Program gives patients a goal to achieve in duration of five weeks and help the patients relearn skills that are lost when part of the brain is impaired. The patients together with their family members are taught new ways of performing tasks to compensate for any residual disabilities.

Among other activities conducted last year was the beautiful replica of the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien mosque built by the patients, which is currently displayed outside Outpatient Department. It’s really good to see JPMC creating such activities and these provide patients with a sense of belonging while improving their health and body condition.

Rehabilitation Department offers treatments available that includes Falls Prevention, Geriatric and Pediatric Rehabilitation, Back and Neck Pain, Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury, Orthopedics and Sports Injury. For more information, please visit their website at www.jpmc.cm.bn.


Guest of honour presenting certificate to patients for completing the program
 


A great achievement for the patients of JPMC and I’m glad there was a token of appreciation
 


Mr. Maidin bin Tinggal was given a special token for his passion and dedication in helping out during the program. He lives in KB and also recovered from stroke. He also borrowed the musical instruments for the purpose of the performance yesterday.
 


Another patient being awarded
 


A demonstration by some of the stroke patients and they also made cookies. Awesome!!
 


Vanessa, an occupational therapist at JPMC, explaining how her patients have improved on their movements and able to contribute in terms of preparation for baking
 


The guest of honour and guests were impressed with the progress
 


Another patient who contributed in building the Kg Ayer replica
 


The Kg Ayer replica being displayed at JPMC, created by the patients themselves
 


Guest of honour impressed with the creation
 


Mingling with the patients after the event at JPMC
 

 

New CEO of PCSB 
 


Paul Hyde, the new CEO of Progesif Cellular Sdn Bhd (PCSB)

The vacancy was up for grabs for the past few months. It was tough to speculate who will be the chief executive officer of Progesif Cellular Sdn Bhd (PCSB) who acquired the business and operations of B-Mobile Communications. Finally, the chairman and board of directors of PCSB have appointed Paul Hyde. Image courtesy of PSCB.

Paul Hyde has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including in West Africa. In a statement, Hyde said that among his priorities would be to develop a customer-based organisation that delivers an innovative range of services.

Hyde, in a statement, said that among his key priorities would be to develop a customer-based organisation delivering an innovative range of services with high level of customer service. This is so as to build a strong, unique and reliable brand, he said.

“It is important that we carve a strong position for ourselves in a small market such as this that brings value to our customers,” said Hyde, adding it can be achieved with a strong and highly-competent workforce backed with a sound network infrastructure.

He also said the transformation cannot be done overnight and that much needs to be done before changes can be made.

“My goal is to turn Progresif Cellular into the operator of choice in Brunei, and while it takes time to achieve, I am confident that it is possible with the guidance and strategic direction from the chairman and board of directors,” he added.

Hj Abu Bakar Hj Ibrahim, the chairman of PCSB, in the statement said that Hyde’s experience and track record would have a positive effect on the operation of the organisation.

Hyde has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including in West Africa.

“I am confident that he will be able to inculcate an organisational culture that will realise our vision for PCSB,” said the chairman.
He added that Hyde is in a strong position to impart best global practices, management expertise and marketing strategies which would benefit the company.

For updates, you can follow their Facebook page and also on instagram @progresifcellular

  
 

What’s next after oil? 
 


What’s happening to our export on Crude Oil?
This is not good news for Brunei Darussalam. Our country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) comes from crude oil and natural gas. We are able to produce about 167,000 barrels of oil every day, which makes it the fourth largest producer of oil in Southeast Asia. The information given on the press release wasn’t enough but it can either be a few factors that’s leading to this.

Well, it’s just my opinion and thoughts based on the information given, so don’t shoot the messenger :p One could be that the demand may not be as high as before and other parties could have chosen other suppliers. The other reason could be that Brunei might not be producing enough crude oil. Then again, I could be wrong as these are just assumptions based on the limited information given by JPKE.

Whatever it is, it’s not a good sign for Brunei if it exports on crude oil maintain the same as now or even lower on the next shipment. It’s about time we need to find other source of revenue and income to our economy.

  

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24
Jul

The Edge of Yesterday

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

APACER Pen Drives 
 


Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer with the associates of Concepts Computer holding the APACER Pen drives

With the importance of physical digital storage on the rise in our digital society, Concepts Computer is introducing fast and reliable storage solutions from APACER, an internationally recognised and multi-award winning data solutions and IT solutions provider. Faster speed will come from the USB 3.0 connectivity incorporated by APACER into their new pen drives, the APACER AH350, the APACER AH351 and APACER AH352.

The APACER AH350, AH351 and AH352 offers great useful storage capacities in a small enclosure for great mobility, very fast transfer rates with USB 3.0 connectivity and secure storage. The USB 3.0 connectivity promises up to 10 times faster connectivity compared to older USB 2.0 devices. APACER’s AH35X series of USB3.0 pen drives fully demonstrates aspiration for speed from both its Super Speed transmission, and their light and slim designs. APACER adopted the single-chip controller for their AH35X series, making them the lightest USB3.0 flash drive to hit the market.

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer added, “We know how important digital data storage is to our customers so we will work harder to provide a much larger range of great digital storage solutions at the best prices for the consumers of Brunei Darussalam.” Zul continued, “And with that in mind, this is our first step in providing exciting solutions for the local IT-market. And with the release of these APACER pen drives, customers do not have to choose between reliability, high performance and affordability, it is all available from APACER and Concepts Computer. ”

These APACER AH35X series USB 3.0 pen drives are priced accordingly: $12 for 8GB, $20 for 16GB, and $38 for 32GB. These APACER pen drives also comes with 5 years limited warranty. For more information on the wide-selection and full-range of storage solutions available at Concepts Computer, please visit your nearest Concepts Computer showroom or call 2233551/2233552.

 


The come in three sizes – 8GB, 16GB and 32GB
 


All available at Concepts Computer
 

  

Promotion, promotion, promotion 
 

It’s time of the year where people are either spending or shopping for Hari Raya and it’s bound to be packed starting today as it might be a long weekend too. I haven’t even make my own Baju Melayu which says a lot about my enthusiasm for Hari Raya. So for now, let me flood the page with a few promotions that that might entice you in a way. I won’t be splurging promotions here and there but you do get the idea. Enjoy the weekend and spend wisely…

 


Catch the latest promotion at malppy.com as they feature some of their selected premium quality authentic Mayuki Tokyo Fashion apparels at only $15 until end of the month! You can also find a SALES section now where you can browse through all the sales items available in the online store. Hurry and visit malppy.com now to check them out while stock lasts! Sign up with Malppy.com and subscribe to their e-newsletter to be the first one to get information on latest promotions, new arrivals, or events! Click image to enter website.
 


Pazzion Shoes are on sale up to 70% on selected items. Visit Pazzion at The Mall, Gadong and you might just find the right pair for Hari Raya. You can click here to see more shoes and new arrivals too. You can also follow them on instagram @pazzionbrunei
 


If you have registered your Volkswagen in May, June or July 2014, you are invited to the Volkswagen Hari Raya lucky draw event at their showroom tomorrow (Friday) at 2:30pm. Cash prizes and maintenance packages will be given away to lucky winners. Call 265 5111 for details.
 


Another great promotion form Sin Hup Huat and super ideal especially with Hari Raya around the corner
 


Netcom Computer House just launched their new promotion – Aidilfitri Lucky Draw. Check out their terms and condition.
 


Ahhh… Burger King.. A few more Sungkai left before it’s gone
 


Any purchase of Planet Popcorn Bucket as the 2nd item is only at B$9.90*. Promotion is valid till 27th July, while stocks last.Come & Grab it NOW! *T&C apply. Click here to enter their Facebook Page.
 


Did you know that BIBD has issued their 100,000th Debit Card? BIBD are truly humbled by your support as they reached this auspicious milestone. BIBD also would like to thank their staffs who have been instrumental in ensuring the success of the BIB Debit Card.
 


All Hua Ho Department Store will be extending their business hours to 11pm until eve of Hari Raya.
 


Euro Classic Collection 20th Anniversary. Ending 29th July 2014.
 


Calvin Thoo Rtw now available in store at @Bajoo (instagram) or you can visit Bajoo Boutique at Mata-Mata Complex. Enjoy 5% off his collection. Offer ends on Hari Raya. They are taking orders till Thursday night (which is tonight), just in case, your size is not available in store. Items will arrive in store Saturday morning – in time for Hari Raya.
 


Do mind the traffic jam in the next few days and do drive safe.
 


The WCOPA Showcase is happening in August. More details soon.
 


Audi – Urban Driving Experience in September. Only by invitation
 


For the Men (green), it is $179 before the current member’s discount of 20% and for the Women (pink), it is $169 before the member’s discount of 20 for the SKECHERS Nite Owl sneakers. Check out their local stores in Kiulap, Seria and KB.

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23
Jul

Courage & Love

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

The Dugout Treble 
 

Wanna win a pair of Adidas Predator boots? Listen to our (delayed) podcast to find out more

  
 

HRH graduates
 


HRH Prince ‘Abdul Mateen receives a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in International Politics, from Kings College London in the United Kingdom on July 21. Image courtesy of His Majesty’s Office.

The most liked photo on my IG in many months and I can see why. His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in International Politics, from Kings College London in the United Kingdom.

The son of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam received the conferment of his degree at a graduation ceremony held at the Barbican Centre in London two days ago, His Majesty’s Office announced yesterday. Other members of the Royal Family who were present at the graduation were His Royal Highness Prince Hj ‘Abdul ‘Azim, Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah, and Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah.

Congratulations to Your Royal Highness on the achievement :)

 

  
 

 Zakat contribution

 
 

BIBD today handed over two mock cheques to the Islamic Religious Council of Brunei for the purpose of Zakat contributions for BIBD and its customers. The event took place at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Office in Jalan Menteri Besar, Berakas.

BIBD’s Zakat contribution for 2013 amounted to B$ 2,355,519.40, whilst Zakat contributions from the customers of BIBD for the period of 2013-2014 amounted to B$ 241,816.24.
The mock cheques for the contributions were handed over by the Chairman of Shariah Advisory Body for BIBD and its subsidiaries, Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Awang Haji Suhaili bin Haji Mohiddin to Yang Berhormat Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman, Minister of Religious Affairs on behalf of MUIB (Islamic Religious Council of Brunei).

Also in attendance were Yang Mulia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Deputy Chairman of the BIBD Shariah Advisory Body along with BIBD Managing Director, Yang Mulia Javed Ahmad.

 


Handover of donations to Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Awang Haji Suhaili bin Haji Mohiddin to Yang Berhormat Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman, Minister of Religious Affairs on behalf of MUIB (Islamic Religious Council of Brunei)

The concept of Zakat is to donate a portion of one’s wealth to the eligibility group of people named as asnaf Zakat mentioned in the Holy Book of Al- Quran in Surah At-Taubah: Verse 60. The act is considered highly honorable as Zakat is not only to cleanse one’s wealth but also provides spiritual purification, drawing Muslims closer to Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala.

The significance for Zakat in society is that to eradicate the poverty via an approved methodology in providing and managing the society’s economy and finance. Zakat is the 3rd pillar of Islam, making it is compulsory on Muslims, provided they meet the conditions which are the required nisaab (the minimum amount of wealth i.e 85 gram of gold or their equivalent in cash that one must have before Zakat is payable) and haul (the possession of assets for the whole hijrah year).

In order to help its muslim customers meet this religious obligation, BIBD strongly urges its customers to utilize their branches to pay their Zakat at its many counters at its many strategic locations in Brunei Darussalam. Press release and image courtesy of BIBD.

  
 

Dinner feted for Panini lovers 
 


Brunei Panini Collectors’s Group with representatives from Adison Marketing at Hadfa Catering Restaurant

Last evening, Brunei Panini Collectors had a sungkai gathering at Hadfa Catering restaurant. It was organised by the Brunei Panini fans themselves and the event started off with a prize presentation for their quiz competition. There were some interesting prizes including ‘tiga ikat durian tempatan”. Following that is a lucky draw for every one present at the event. Adison Marketing also gave out prizes for the winners of our facebook contests.

The Panini Collectors group also gave out a token of appreciation to The Brunei Times and Adison Marketing. Images courtesy of Adison Marketing.


The head of the group giving his speech
 


 


 


Marathon enthusiast Danny also won a prize
 


Nice shirt
 


Ready to break fast
 


Check out Bert Khtree’s collection of World Cup Panini 2014. Amazing!!
 

  
 

Liyana and Nadiah lead the way 
 


You still have chance to catch Yasmine and the crew tomorrow
 


Liyana and the crew recently at Kaka Restaurant with Pusat Ehsan. Image courtesy of @yasminethemovie
 


Students from Pusat Ehsan greeting the stars of Yasmine. Image courtesy of @yasminethemovie
 


Liyana with her young fans at Brunei Hotel. Image courtesy of @yasminethemovie
 


Liyana with Aman. Image courtesy of @yasminethemovie
 


Sungkai-ing with Yasmine and the gang
 


The customary Yasmine pose
 


Check out the Yasmine fan club. Click image to enter.
 

  
 

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