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Noon collection for Hari Raya

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in lifestyle, Social News

 


Noon Blush 💐 collection
 


Noon Sparkle 💎 collection
 


Sailor Noon ⛵ collection
 
Noon Sparkle💎
Sailor Noon⛵
Noon Blush💐

Have you sorted your Raya outfits yet? 👸🏽
Pre-orders for Noon Raya collection is NOW OPEN until 13th May 2017

1. Please submit your name, contact number and your preferred designs;
🌹Sailor Noon
🌹Noon Blush
🌹Noon Sparkle

2. Please indicate your preferred size, we make from sizes XS to XXL. Kindly DM or whatsapp +6737164021 (during opening times only) for our Noon Raya Size Chart 💡

3. To secure your order, a deposit of 50 percent of the price is required to be made to the following account:

Bank: BIBD
Account name: Primeskills Enterprise
Account number: 00 001 01 0104622

4. Please submit the details above including proof of payment either:
🌹In person to the store
🌹Via whatsapp at +6737164021
🌹Via email at noon.clothes@gmail.com
Your clothing will be ready for pick up between late May and early June!

5. 📷 Noon Raya Snap & Win 📷 Take a picture in Noon Raya Collection for a chance to win an authentic and brand new Samsonite jewelry bag and passport holder from Noon for free! 💝🎁
📷simply tag @noon.bwn on IG/DM us a photo/hashtag the photo #noonbwn
ONE lucky winner will be notified during the 3rd week of July 2017

Noon is at Lot. T1-09, TERMINAL ONE, 1st floor, Centrepoint Hotel, Gadong, BSB, Brunei 🏨💝🌹🌷

Open: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-9pm ⭕
Close: Monday 🚫 Friday 12-2pm only

Pre-orders ends on 13th May 2017.

 

 

 


📷 Noon Raya Snap & Win 📷 Take a picture in Noon Raya Collection for a chance to win an authentic and brand new Samsonite jewelry bag and passport holder from Noon for free!
 

BETTER Car Expo

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in automative, lifestyle

 

 


During the launch of BETTER Car Expo at The Mall last weekend
 

They listened, they delivered. This is what Better Sdn Bhd hopes to aspire. To give what the customers want with the best deal in town when it comes to renting a car. Currently Better Sdn Bhd is the leading local car rental company in Brunei Darussalam and recently they launched a new package deal for costumers – the unlimited package deals with lower security deposit depending on the models you choose.

This was announced by Mubashar Khokhar, Chairman of the Better Sdn Bhd cum Managing Director of BIBD during the launch of the BETTER Car Expo held at the Atrium of The Mall.

In his welcoming remarks, he thanked the Minister of Communication for their forward vision to allow BETTER to play a small role in the development of the Brunei’s economy and also to provide consumers with alternative to car financing and ultimately to make the lives of customers “Better”.

He added that with the BETTER Car Expo, it will provide customers value-for-money and greater flexibility to both to private as well as their corporate clients. With their all-inclusive packages, customers only pay one fixed price which also covers road tax, insurance, maintenance and part replacements in the contract.

 

 


Mubashar Khokhar, Chairman of the Better Sdn Bhd cum Managing Director of BIBD during his welcoming remarks
 


The official launch of BETTER Car Expo
 


Check out the awesome deals from BETTER Car Expo
 

 


Wanna enjoy a good package deal from BETTER to drive a Audi?
 

 


It’s more cost efficient than a hire purchase
 

 

 

Attending the launch was Dr Haji Supry bin Haji Awang Ladi, Director of Land Transport who was the guest of honour.

So far the responses have been overwhelming since BETTER was introduced last November. Their numbers are expecting to increase with the current expo at The Mall and hopes the roadshow can educate potential consumers on the value they can get for renting their cars and also give them a new concept of “ownership” when it comes to BETTER.

Did you know that the BETTER app won the Silver winner award in Singapore Mobile Excellence Award for the Best Campaign and Direct Response and also in the informative use of mobile technology, outshining other banks in that category. Do download the popular app now in Brunei and they have already more than 30,000 downloads as of now. Amazing!!

Do drop by The Mall and check out BETTER Car Expo which will be until 7th May 2017.

 

Bee Thing, a proud owner of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in automative, Social News

 


The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet
 


Ms Pong Bee Thing receiving the key of her new car from Alfred So, the General Manager of Jati Transport

Ms Pong Bee Thing was the first customer to drive home her new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet last Friday. She’s proud to be the first one to receive the striking cabriolet right after the model launch. She chose a C 180 Cabriolet in Designo Diamond White with the rood in red. This vehicle has also included an extensive range of optional extras such as the Burmester Surround sound system and a 19-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels. She has been waiting for her order since 2015 and now she has the privileged to drive one.

For your info, the new C-Class Cabriolet is the first of its kind in the C-Class segment. The Cabriolet craves out a distinctive niche in Mercedes-Benz. The 2017 C-Class Cabriolet is a true four-seat convertible that comest with the latest technology to ensure driving comfort and safety. It is exquisitely built with the roof down and one of the most affordable luxury and spacious convertibles.

Ms Pong, the owner of the new C Cabriolet said, “I felt in love the very instant I saw the sneak pictures of the vehicle from Mr. Ho (Jati Transport Sales Manager). I was so confident with Mercedes-Benz that I had booked the vehicle without any test drive.”

“I have been driving Mercedes-Benz for almost 10 years and this cabriolet is my third Mercedes-Benz. I am really satisfied with the customer service provided by Jati Transport and now I’m looking forward to enjoy my new cabriolet for the first time.”

 


Enjoying her first taste of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet
 


The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet
 

Brother printers at Bilster Technologies

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in gadget, lifestyle

 


The Brother guys
 


Launching the new range of Brother products
 

After a successful MoU with Bilster Technologies and Brother International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Bilster Technologies showcased a wide range of Brother printer products at Citis Square branch.

The ceremony was launched by Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Group of Companies, and Roger Choi, Senior Account Manager of Brother International Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

The one that you should check out is the Brother DCP-T500W which is a 2015 model. This handy Brother model comes with many features and quite portable. Furthermore, it brings out the some fine prints and supports scanning and copying. It also supports Wi-Fi and wireless printing.

It uses the refill tank system and also saves you from buying more inks if you are high user. The printed pages were of high quality and also, to use this printer easily you will need a driver CD in which you will find all the necessary softwares.

You can also check out other Brother models – the single function and multiple function models. Drop by Bilster Technologies at Citis Square.

 

 


Check out the range of Brother printers
 


The multi-function printer
 


The Brother DCP-T500W is the ideal printer for you
 

 


The Brother DCP-T500W can produce fine print
 

 

 

Momo/StarLodge’s All-You-Can-EAt Sushi & Barbeque Sunday Buffet

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in lifestyle, food

 

 


The Chocolate Fondue
 

Have any plans this Sunday? Do check out Momo/StarLodge’s All-You-Can-EAt Sushi & Barbeque Sunday Buffet for only BND 20 Adult | BND 12 Kids from 11:30am to 3:30pm

What can you expect from the dishes? Definitely the lamb on the spit, the thin crust pizzas, asian dishes, plump sausages and not forgetting their sushi range from Kitaro Lodge. For your info, Kitaro Restaurant have relocated their business to Star Lodge and they won’t be operating in Gadong outlet anymore.

The highlight were also the dessert corner such as the chocolate fondue and many other delicacies to choose from.

For the diners, you can have free usage of the swimming pool and ideal to bring families along for the buffet. You can even dine by the swimming pool area and enjoy the sun 😀

Furthermore, Momo & Star Lodge will be having free gifts for families and guests. You can follow their updates on IG @momo.restaurant @starlodgebrunei

For bookings, call 261 1618 or 861 3329

 

 


Amran helping himself to the lamb
 


The lamb on the spit. Good choice!!
 


Grilled dishes for diners
 

 


Butter milk fish
 


Curry chicken
 


Thin crusted pizzas
 


Noodles
 


Fried tempura
 

 


Sushi from Kitaro
 


Sushi from Kitaro
 

 

 

 


Ice-cream also available and even the tubs 😀
 

Beocube makes its presence felt

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in gadget, lifestyle

 

 


Check out the hot selling Bang & Olufsen headphones
 

This is the second time that Bang & Olufsen (Brunei) and Ergozones (Brunei) are having a roadshow at Pusat Insani, Seria. The first one was a huge hit and it’s no surprise for holding another similar roadshow to showcase their latest products.

If you are into audiophiles or/and a big fan of Bang & Olufsen, you will appreciate what they are bringing to you. The main attraction is definitely the Beocube which was constructed since Sunday. It’s basically a mocked up cube room, designed to bring the best sound from the awesome speakers from Bang & Olufsen and Malek Manan, Resident Audiophile for Bang & Olufsen (Brunei), guided the visiting guests and showcased what the B&O speakers are capable of and why the brand is the perfect choice for customers.

I was also impressed with the inner walls as they have a special padding to bring the best out of the speakers inside the Beocube. We were treated to a playlist of music and trailers and I began to appreciate the precision and the quality more than before. The firmware update(s) itself makes a difference for the listeners to enjoy at the optimum level.

There are three sections to the Flexible Living roadshow. Two sections are showcasing Bang & Olufsen products while the other is showcasing Ergozone products such as the newly launched SoFi Mesh chairs by HÅG.

Do look for Jack Chin who has many experience in demo-ing HÅG brands. I find the experience sitting on the SoFi Mesh pretty comforting and all. Yes, we do take for granted on how we sit and thinking that any chair will do the trick. HÅG enhances your sitting experience and you will appreciate more in a long run on how it can benefit you even when sitting down.

The Flexible Living roadshow final day will be tomorrow, Friday 21st April until 9pm. So what are you waiting for? And the admission is FREE at Pusat Insani, Seria. For updates, you can follow Bang & Olufsen (Brunei) Facebook and Ergozones (Brunei) Facebook.

 

 


So much to love about Bang & Olufsen speakers
 


Another speaker to look out for – Beoplay M5 with a true360 sound
 


The 5.5 metre Beocube constructed inside the hall of Pusat Insani
 


Paying attention to the sound from the Beolab 90
 


Don’t forget to visit Ergozones section too
 


Do ask Jack Chin for the brief demo on the new HÅG products
 


Liking the new SoFi Mesh from HÅG
 

Baiduri Masters is back!!

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in bank, Social News, Sports

 

 


Baiduri Bank organisers of the Baiduri Masters Charity Golf Tournament with the partners
 

The highly anticipated annual golf tournament, the Baiduri Masters Charity Golf Tournament is set to tee off in a fortnight spanning two weekends, 28 to 30 April and 5 to 7 May 2017. This year marks the 22nd edition of the Baiduri Masters organised by Baiduri Bank Group.

Thanks to the support of strategic partner – the QAF Group of Companies, the much awaited hole-in-one car prizes for Baiduri Masters 2017 was confirmed this morning at the Partnership Signing Ceremony held at the QAF Centre. Besides two luxury cars, players will also stand a chance to win three cash prizes plus numerous other tournament prizes at the Baiduri Masters 2017.

The hole-in-one prizes for this year are as follows: BMW 320i M Sport for Hole 14; Mini Cooper S for Hole 5; and $20,000 cash prize for Holes 2, 12 and 16.

The event began with the opening remarks by Mr. Pierre Imhof, Chief Executive Officer of Baiduri Bank. He said, “Since the tournament’s inception in 1995, the Baiduri Masters has always been centred towards supporting our community and making a difference. The tournament has been raising funds for local charities and organisations that support people with special needs and promotes activities that help people with special needs integrate into society. Last year, we were able to raise $85,000 for charity.”

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony began with a signing between the Baiduri Bank Group and the RBA Golf Club. Another MOU between Baiduri Bank Group and Brunei Press was also signed this morning to appoint Borneo Bulletin and Media Permata as the print media partners for the event.

 

 


The signing ceremony with all the strategic partners. This picture was between Baiduri Bank and RBA Golf Club
 


The media during the coverage of the signing ceremony
 


One of the prizes for the hole-in-one
 


A BMW car as one of the prizes for the hole-in-one
 

Mr. Asmadi bin hj Alimustapha, General Manager of the RBA Golf Club,Mr. Albert Lau, Chief Executive Officer of QAF Brunei Sdn Bhd, and Mr. Reggie See, General Manager of Brunei Press Sdn Bhd signed on behalf of their organizations respectively while Mr. Pierre Imhof, Chief Executive Officer of Baiduri Bank signed on behalf of the Baiduri Bank Group.

Mr. Ng Joon An,Accountant at the RBA Golf Club,Mr. Siva Kumar Krishnan,General Manager of QAF Auto Sdn Bhd, Ms. Hazizah Osman, Deputy General Manager of Brunei Press Sdn Bhd and Mr. Andrew Young, Deputy General Manager, Operations Management Division andDiversification and Strategic Development of Baiduri Bank cum President of the Organising Committee of Baiduri Masters 2017 signed as witnesses respectively.

The champion of theBaiduri Masters 2016 was Tony Hj Karim, a first time Baiduri Masters champion. Rounding out the top 5 were Zulhilmi Rosli, Seruji Hj Setia, Johari Hj Ahmad and Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki.

The upcoming golf tournament is divided into four divisions: Men’s, Ladies, Juniors and Team. The Men’s division will be further divided into Men’s Open and Senior Golfers categories. The Junior Golfers category is open to golfers aged 13 to 18 years old.

Registration commences from Monday, 17 April 2017 and the registration fee remains at BND120 for adults and BND60 for juniors. The registration fee is inclusive of green fee, buggy, goodie bag as well as buffet breakfast and lunch. Players are invited to the prize presentation dinner at the end of the tournament.

Players may play more than once to improve their chances of winning. Adult players will enjoy a discount on the registration fee on their second and subsequent rounds. The best score of any round played will be taken.

For more information, please contact the Baiduri Customer Helpline at 244 9666 or log onto www.baiduri.com.

 

 


Check out the BMW golf wear
 


The BMW golf equipment looks elegant
 


Who’s gonna lift the Baiduri Masters trophy?
 


The previous winner of the hole-in-one back in 2015. This was the last time someone won a hole-in-one. Sadly there won’t be any Porsche lined up for the hole-in-one prize
 

Relaunch of Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cards

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in bank, lifestyle

 


Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank with representatives from Visa and DragonPass during the relaunch of Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cards at The Empire Hotel & Country Club
 


Unveiling both the Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cards after the press conference
 

With travel becoming an integral part of the Bruneian lifestyle, Baiduri Bank unveiled the enhanced Baiduri Visa Infinite and Platinum credit cards, in a press conference held at The Empire Hotel & Country Club yesterday.

In his welcome remarks, Mr Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank, said, “A large number of our clients are affluent and well-travelled. To meet their growing needs, we have refreshed our client value proposition for this segment, and, in partnership with Visa, we have upgraded both the Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cards to have the Visa payWave feature, and membership to DragonPass, a revolutionary digital airport companion programme.”

Packaging global privileges, exclusive travel deals, 24/7 Visa Concierge, the best in market rewards programme and an upgrade to Visa payWave contactless payment feature, express approval and card issuance, the refreshed Baiduri Visa Infinite Credit Card and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Card will complement the existing range of financial products, services and value-added benefits that we are offering to our clients”, added Mr Imhof.

Also present at the press conference was Mr. Roy Wong, Head of Business Development for Singapore & Brunei and Mr. Aaron Tey, Senior Business Development Leader from Visa, Ms Becky Lim, CEO, DragonPass Asia Pacific, as well as the senior management of Baiduri Bank.

Said Ms. Ooi Huey Tyng, Visa Country Manager for Singapore and Brunei, “We are pleased to partner with Baiduri Bank, our key valued partner to enhance the product proposition for the Baiduri Visa Infinite and Platinum credit cards. At Visa, we constantly look to provide relevant benefits and privileges to our esteemed cardholders and through this enhancement, Visa cardholders are now able to enjoy using the contactless feature of the card, and membership at DragonPass. We are seeing strong growth in the affluent segment in Brunei, where payment volume growth is close to 10 per cent. We believe that the relaunch of these two products will further increase use of electronic payments in the market, particularly when our cardholders travel.”

The refreshed Baiduri Visa Infinite Credit Card and the Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Card are packed with privileges specially designed with the affluent traveller in mind.

 

 


Pierre Imhof, a happy camper, after the relaunch of the Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cards
 

ACCESS TO 900+ AIRPORT LOUNGES WITH DRAGONPASS

A key new feature is the introduction of DragonPass. Aimed to provide a seamless travel experience to cardmembers, DragonPass will come into effect on 1st May 2017. In joint partnership with Visa, DragonPass is a comprehensive digital solution to create a unique and seamless “total airport experience” for cardmembers who can gain access to exclusive privileges and discounts in airports around the world.

Among the privileges, cardmembers get up to 24 complimentary visits annually to over 900 airport lounges worldwide, which can be extended to family members and friends. Furthermore, it avails cardmembers with discounts of up to 50% at over 2,000 airport restaurants, up to 20% off retail rates for airport limo transfers, hotel room upgrades, retail privileges from high-end fashion outlets and luxury brands and many more.

All existing and new Baiduri Visa Infinite and Platinum cardmembers will enjoy complimentary membership for DragonPass which can be activated by registering their new credit cards in the DragonPass app. The app eliminates the need for a physical membership card, and is available for free download in the GooglePlay Store or the App Store for both Android and iOS.

All existing and new Baiduri Visa Infinite and Platinum cardholders will be given complimentary membership to DragonPass. It will come into effect on 1st May 2017.

 

 


Ms Becky Lim, CEO, DragonPass Asia Pacific, sharing the benefits of having DragonPass and it will be free for Baiduri’s Infinite and Platinum card holders
 


You can download the app on your phone – DragonPass
 


These are the charges if you want to sign up as DragonPass member but you will be waived off this if you are a card holder of Baiduri’s Infinite and Platinum
 

INNOVATIVE VISA PAYWAVE FEATURE

In addition, new Baiduri Visa Infinite and Visa Platinum Credit Cards are also upgraded with the Visa payWave feature. This feature is a breakthrough technology that allows customers to make purchases of BND100 and below by a simple tap on a contactless payment terminal, without the need of a signature. Customers can complete their transactions faster and more conveniently, eliminating the need to swipe the card or sign for their purchases.

 

 


Mr. Roy Wong, Head of Business Development for Singapore & Brunei for Visa Worldwide and he shared on how Pay Wave has been very successful worldwide
 

BEST IN MARKET REWARDS PROGRAMME

The refreshed Baiduri Visa Infinite Credit Card and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Card is linked with the best in the market rewards programme that rewards cardholders with up to 5X bonus points. Points have no expiry, and redemptions are instant, with no minimum amount required. Redemptions can be done at any of the over 2,000 participating merchant outlets in Brunei.

EXPRESS APPROVAL & CREDIT CARD ISSUANCE

For added convenience, new cardmembers can also have their new Baiduri Visa Infinite Credit Card or Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Card applications fast tracked for 24-hour express approval and 48-hour card issuance. This service is available at Baiduri Bank’s Card Centre, and selected branches including The Mall Branch, Sumbangsih Branch and Seria Branch.

GLOBAL BENEFITS

The Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cards are accepted at millions of establishments worldwide, as well as access to over 700,000 ATMs in the Visa Global ATM Network.
Cardmembers also enjoy complimentary, round-the-clock emergency assist service anywhere in the world, available through the 24/7 Visa Platinum and Visa Infinite Concierge Service. On top of this the cards come with complimentary travel insurance with premium coverage.

INTEREST FREE INSTALMENTS

Cardmembers of the Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cards are also able to enjoy up to 24 months of interest free instalments on their big purchases. Tenures are flexible and require no processing fee.

ENJOY UP TO 2% CASHBACK

From 31 March 2017 to 30 June 2017
• New and Existing Baiduri Visa Infinite Credit Cardholders enjoy 2% cashback

• New and Existing Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cardholders enjoy 1% cashback
On their overseas spending, online purchases and Visa payWave transactions.

 

 


Pg Azaleen bin Pg Dato Hj Mustapha, Head of Retail Banking and Branch Network, Baiduri Bank explaining the benefits as an Infinite and Platinum Credit Card holders
 

 


Baiduri also invited their existing customers of Platinum and Infinite to understand more about the new incentives. Good to see them also asking questions and they are very appreciative of Baiduri’s initiative to give more value to their customers.
 

 

 

Audi’s Newest Brand Embraces Its Racing Roots

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in audi, Audi Sport

German automaker Audi plans to produce eight performance models for the U.S. market in the next two years under a new brand introduced recently at the New York International Auto Show.

The aim is to bring all elements of racing—including its professional motorsports and products geared for retail customers—under one new brand called Audi Sport.

The Audi R and RS models will fall under the Audi Sport brand along with performance parts, customer racing, professional motorsports, and a collection of associated gear such as clothing and accessories. The 2017 R8 V10 Spyder, the RS 5 Coupe, and the 2018 TT RS will all be under the Audi Sport brand. Other models in the Audi Sport portfolio include the R8 and RS 7 as well as the 2017 and the 2018 RS 3, which will launch this summer for the first time in the U.S.

The automaker unveiled the GT4 version of its R8 LMS race car—the newest addition to the Audi Sport customer racing program—ahead of the New York International Auto Show. The R8 LMS GT3 race car was first introduced in 2009, followed by the second generation of this model in 2015, and the RS 3 LMS for the TCR category in 2016.

 

 


Audi unveiled the GT4 version of its R8 LMS race car, the newest addition to the Audi Sport customer racing program
 

“Audi is a brand built on progress, and for us, racing has been the lab where so much of that progress has been made,” Audi of America President Scott Keogh said in a statement. “With the launch of Audi Sport in the U.S., we are excited to offer our customers even more products that benefit from the same developments and technologies first used in motorsport.”

Automakers that participate in professional racing often take innovations developed for the race track and put them—in some form—into production cars. Audi is no different. The company, which has a motorsports history that can be traced back to the 1930s, developed the R8 production vehicle in parallel with the GT3 race car called the R8 LMS.

Today, the R8 LMS shares about half of the same parts with its production vehicle cousin, the R8.

Customers of the Audi Sport brand will have access to exclusive materials for the interior as well as custom paint jobs to let customers personalize their vehicles. These Audi exclusive offerings are available on the A6, A7, A8, R8 and RS 5 model lines.

More than half of Audi dealers have made the investment to become specialized Audi Sport dealers, according to the automaker. Article by Kirsten Korosec, Fortune.com.

 

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