Archive for November, 2017

#BeliHelix promotion

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

 

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Check out the new promotion from Brunei Shell Marketing
 

Brunei Shell Marketing Co. Sdn. Bhd. (BSM) launches #BeliHelix promotion at Hall 2, Bridex in Jerudong. The event was officiated by BSM Managing Director, Pengiran Shamhary Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mustapha.

The promotion is in line with BSM’s appreciation towards Shell Helix Passenger Car Motor oil (PCMO) users and is held for a period of three months from 1 November 2017 to 31 January 2018. There will be five (5) monthly draw prizes which will be announced in December and January respectively and the grand draw has been set for February 2018. The grand prize for this promotion will be a unit of BMW 1 Series, first runner up will be Dubai tour packages for 2 persons and second runner up will get B$2,500 cash card. The date and venue for the grand draw shall be announced by BSM in due course.

 

 

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Yang Mulia Awang Wardi bin Hj Mohammad Ali, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Tourism), Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism and Pg Shamhary Pg Dato Paduka Hj Mustapha, Managing Director of Brunei Shell Marketing with the associate of Brunei Shell Marketing during the recent 2017 Brunei Motor Show at Bridex. The BMW 1 Series will be the grand prize of the 3 months promotion from Brunei Shell Marketing.

End user will be entitled to one (1) entry form for each purchase of 4L of Shell Helix Motor Oil which comprises of Shell Helix Ultra, Shell Helix HX7 and Shell Helix HX5. Drop boxes are available for completed entry forms at participating BSM Authorised Distributors, Dealers and Retail Stations which can be located from www.bsm.com.bn.

According to independent worldwide consulting and research firm, Kline & Company’s Global Lubricants Industry: Market Analysis and Assessment 2016 report, Shell has been named the world’s lubricants No.1 global supplier for the 10th consecutive year in 2015.

Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology is a next-generation, fully synthetic premium motor oil made from natural gas making it stronger and less volatile at the molecular level than those made from traditional crude. Key benefits include performance through engine stress, superior protection against wear, protecting the engine in extreme temperatures and it is designed for ultimate power and performance. Engine manufacturer partners including BMW Motorsport, Hyundai Motorsport, Maserati and Scuderia Ferrari use and trust Shell Helix Ultra.

The Shell Helix portfolio is suitable for both Diesel and Gasoline engines.

For any enquiries and feedback, please email BSM-External-Affairs@shell.com and you can also follow them on instagram @bruneishellmarketing

 

 

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Some of the Shell products on display
 

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Who’s gonna win the BMW 1 Series come 2018?
 

DST launches iPhone 8/8 Plus Bundle Plans

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

 


The new iPhone 8 Plus now available at DST Airport Mall
 


Dk. Mas Wafiah Pg. Khairul Iskandar the first customer of the iPhone 8 Plus at DST Airport Mall

DST announced today the anticipated release of the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus bundle plans. The plans are launched exclusively at DST’s Airport Mall branch for a period of three days and will be available at all other branches except Rimba and Temburong branch starting Monday 6th November 2017.

The postpaid bundles on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus offers various monthly subscriptions and upfront payments. For example, an Apple iPhone 8 64GB with a $440 upfront payment is bundled with an B$85 monthly subscription for 24 months and customers will receive 9GB local data.

Aside from postpaid plans, customers can choose based on their preference whether to purchase an iPhone without a contract.

DST is Apple’s certified carrier with the largest and most preferred 4G network nationwide.

For more information on DST’s bundle plans, please visit: iphone.dst.com.bn 

 

 


Dk. Mas Wafiah Pg. Khairul Iskandar registering her new phone at the DST counter at Airport Mall
 


Another early bird buyer
 


Dona Johan, DST Acting Senior Manager of Group Marketing and Loyalty, handed over the new iPhone 8 to a customer
 


Check out the prices. Click to enlarge.
 

Rano’s thoughts: This morning I dropped by DST branch at the Airport Mall to check out the official launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. We know that the prices will be competitive in the market and yes, DST is Apple’s certified carrier for Brunei market and you will be given a one-year warranty.

It’s a bit ironic that Brunei market is slower than our regional market where Singapore launched their their models in last month. The demand has not been as good as the iPhone X which was being launched today and the queue reminds me of the old days when the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 were released. Perhaps everyone is waiting for the iPhone X which will be launched worldwide.

Rumours has it that DST iPhone X will be likely launched during the DST Carnival – a fitting finale to the year 2017. I’m definitely eyeing on the iPhone X after not upgrading my phone for the past three years. I’m still using my iPhone 6 and with the new iPhone X, it will be worth the upgrade.

For now, you can enjoy DST’s plan and get yourself the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. You can get the iPhone 8 Plus 256GB for as low as $855 (depending on the contract). You can view the plans at iPhone.dst.com.bn for details.

I’m glad my friend Angel upgraded her phone from the 5s which is way older than my iPhone 6. So she definitely will feel the difference.

 

 


Great service by the DST staff on briefing customers on the new iPhone and their contract plans
 


Angel saying good bye to her iPhone 5s
 


…..and wale, her upgrade will be worth it 😀
 

LIVE Gallery Open Day

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

 

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With the representatives from Moh Hack & Partners, Valor Property and Syensai Design & Co during the lunch media awareness
 

Finally, a new concept to look forward to in Brunei Darussalam. More like an open concept which is something new and refreshing. It’s called LIVE Gallery, the latest commercial project by Design Architect & Project Producer, Moh Hack & Partners. Their vision is simple – to become the first one-stop construction, lifestyle design and home concept store under one roof.

Currently Moh Hack & Partners are in collaboration with their marketing team; Valor Property (the popular real estate in Brunei) and Syensai Design & Co. Guess what? They will be hosting an Open Day for LIVE Gallery this coming Saturday 11th November and Sunday 12th November from 10am to 4pm at Spg 388 at Jalan Pasir Berakas.

According to Moh Hack the founder of Moh Hack & Partners, he wanted to provide a different concept for businesses and startups especially in the retail industry that an open concept of retailing in reaching out their customers. The non-traditional approach of owning a retail shop may benefit SMEs and startups as capital costs will be lowered. You don’t have to worry about major renovations and such. There will be consultants to assist the customers to their needs and wants relating to home products.

Well, you want to find out more, do pay them a visit this weekend.

 

 

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One of the interiors inside LIVE Gallery
 

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The showroom is strategically located close to major residential areas and Muara-Tutong Highway. Hence it has fantastic potential to attract customers. It is a 4 storey with a net area of 60,000 sq feet, furnished with a reception area, escalator, lifts, loading bays, a cargo lift, ample parking spaces and many others.

Moreover, the showroom includes facilities such as an event hall, seminar room, interaction areas as well as information counter. The open concept of the building space offers a unique experience and also flexibility for potential tenants for rent from as little as 200 sq feet.

LIVE Gallery Business and Retail Categories include Architectural & Design Solutions, Home Improvement & Interior, Outdoor Fixtures & Landscaping, Office Products & Solutions, Electrical Appliances & Lightings, Décor, Furniture & Furnishings, Living & Lifestyle Products, Food & Beverages outlet and any related products and service businesses.

In addition, the in-house marketing team will actively market the showroom such as creating monthly events and workshops offering the public with curated experiences specifically in the home and lifestyle arena.

Interested businesses can call 729 0969 or 877 4213 for RSVP for this weekend’s Open Day or you can follow their IG at @live.gallery

 

LANEIGE Brunei hits the big 12

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

 

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Celebrating the milestone with Ms. Patricia Li, General Manager of LANEIGE Brunei with the diplomatic spouses from Korea, Thailand, Pakistan, Laos, Bangladesh and Oman, representatives of the International Women Council (Brunei), their loyal customers and fans at the banquet room of DÁNGGREREK DESA Serviced Apartments yesterday.
 

LANEIGE BRUNEI celebrated its 12th years of milestone within the nation. The celebration was held yesterday with the diplomatic spouses from Korea, Thailand, Pakistan, Laos, Bangladesh, Omarn, IWC, LANEIGE’s VIP guests, loyal customers and its fans.

LANEIGE always aims to bring back to the community and work closely with the NGO (Non-government Organization). LANEIGE work closely with” SAVE THE CHILDREN” to promote Sharing “Waterful” experiences campaign. Via this “Waterful” campaign, LANEIGE invests the profits made by the sales of Water Bank Essence yearly to build the water tanks not only in Africa and also recent years further support to China and Malaysia.  These projects intended to provide safe and clean drinking water for children who suffer from water shortage.

Throughout the past 12 years, LANEIGE Brunei Darussalam had expanded its vision from the founder to local region in order to support those who are in need within ASEAN. LANEIGE Brunei yearly corporate social responsibility campaigns, to create platform and great opportunities in discovering young peoples’ talents, energy, imagination, initiatives, leadership and recognized their crucial contributions to enhancing a variety of development in relation to music, communication, teamwork, culture exchange. For instance, the Broadway Musical Charity Competition co-organised with Ministry of Education, Health Campaign with Health Promotion Centre, Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign co-ogranised with Ministry of Health and recent years engaged with various NGOs in different countries supporting overseas community projects.

 

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Dressing up for the occasion
 

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Time flies pretty quick and it’s already 12 years for LANEIGE Brunei
 

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Award Pelangi FM winner Eia with Patricia Li
 

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Make up artist Karen Then with Michelle
 

General Manager, Ms. Patricia Li of LANEIGE Brunei expressed, “I am truly grateful to everyone who walk on this journey together with LANEIGE throughout the past 12 years with trust and strong believe in the brand as well as the people behind the scenes.  Each of the interaction we treasured deeply and these impacts made us grow stronger day by day. I strongly believe passionate in what you love to do is the key, that’s our corporate culture.  Understanding customer needs and extra efforts into service are the ultimate qualities we should cultivate not only for survival in crisis time, also for the future success that can endure in time.”

“From the beginning of this business operation till now, we have been carried out broad efforts both internally and externally to enhance customer satisfaction and strengthen stakeholders value. We are grateful to mother company, Amorepacific Corporation supports and the dynamic, innovative spirit they had injected into each of the projects to make it possible. Welcome to enjoy this new era of beauty experiences with LANEIGE and expect more years to come.’’

During the 12th Anniversary Celebration, LANEIGE Brunei invited makeup artist Karen Then and fashion influencer Jeera elaborated LANEIGE meets fashion project. LANEIGE launched its yearly projects globally collaborate with fashion designers brings the Chic Back With A Limited Edition Line!

 

 

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A strong turn out yesterday at the celebration
 

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Thanis and Mary being interviewed by Elizabeth Sim the host of the program
 

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Saffana Tariq, the wife of the High Commissioner of The Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Brunei Darussalam had the honour to try the latest product demo from LANEIGE
 

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@jeeradoesfashion being interviewed yesterday
 

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The winners of the Pokka Dot outfit
 

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Fans trying out LANEIGE products
 

The annual LANEIGE MEETS FASHION project features trendy collaborations between beauty and fashion that exudes innovation and fun beyond imagination. After 4 successful years of fashionable beauty, 2017’s limited-edition line exhibits a collab with Korea’s up and coming designer, Yoon Choon Ho.

The brand YCH is acclaimed internationally, having established a following in not only Korea, but also Hong Kong, China, the United States and Canada. Its elegant mix of classic beauty laced with punk and femininity is adored by celebrities such as our girl Rihanna, Kim Yoonah and Lee Sung Kyoung. LANEIGE x YCH draws inspiration from his fall collection: 80’s Modern Glamour.

The stunning range features our favourite LANEIGE products; the newly formulated Skin Veil Base Dot Cushion, Eyebrow Cushion-Cara and new Two Tone Matte Lip Bar with a makeover in YCH design of classic herringbone meets retro polka dot prints! Embossed on wool for an elevated textural experience you will definitely appreciate.

 

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IA Salon turns 12

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Mei Ting, Pilihan FM Mandarin DJ, Cecilia Lee, founder of IA Salon, Madam Ahn Seung Mee, the wife of Korean Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam and Saffana Tariq, the wife of the High Commissioner of The Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Brunei Darussalam
 

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Cecelia Lee with the VIPs and invited guests
 

IA Salon celebrated its 13th year anniversary and hosted an exclusive health talk at the salon premise located at The Mall, Gadong. The themed health talk entitled: “Grow your mushroom, grow your healthy scalp” will be held last Friday.

The participants enjoyed a series of activities such as scalp scanning and consultation, “Grow your own” edible mushroom workshop and its benefits to hair and scalp, introduction to organic hair and scalp care products, and more basic care tips sharing.

Light refreshments featured Italian inspired mushroom dishes such as Garlic Truffle Mushroom, Spinach Filled Mushroom, Magic Mushroom Chicken Pastrami, Mushroom Bread Pudding and Fried Tortellini Mushroom.

As a one stop specialty salon, Cecilia Lee of IA Salon designed the salon for the comfort of women and men, and the staff expertly designing hair from professional trendy haircut to colours and treatments. IA Salon also offers nail, makeup and beauty services.

In line with the month long celebration, IA Salon has marked down offers on hair services for both men and women clients.

Additionally, the upscale salon only uses a luxury line of nutrient-rich products and treatments. Currently, the salon welcomes clients to enjoy their special promotions and grab on-sale selected hair and scalp care products with 50% off.

IA Salon is open from 10:00 am to 8:30 pm, for inquiries and reservations: call 2423232 / 8738232 or visit them at #G32, Ground Floor, The Mall, Gadong.

 

 

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Madam Ahn Seung Mee with her niece who was in Brunei for a few days
 

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Food served by Chef Salvo
 

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With the staff of IA Salon and ambassadors of IA Salon
 

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Among the lady influencers
 

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Chef Salvo also joined the photo oppportunity
 

50 years and going..

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

 

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Pehin Capitan Lela Diraja Paduka Goh King Chin and Datin Chang Nyuk Kee celebrating their milestone in their 50th wedding anniversary. This is such a cute moment.
 

Last night marked a special occasion for Pehin Capitan Lela Diraja Paduka Goh King Chin and Datin Chang Nyuk Kee as they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in style. Pehin Goh is no stranger in the Brunei community. He is the Managing Director of Goh Hock Kee Sdn Bhd (Mitsubishi, Chevrolet) and also a former Legislative Council member. He is also well loved by the Brunei community.

Last night’s celebration was held at the ballroom of Manggis Mall and present to witness the special celebration were diplomatic corps, business partners and associates, family friends and members of the media.

His son, Jake Goh, delivered a speech and shared his gratitude to his parents and also to the invited guests for attending the special event.

There were also donation being presented to various associations with a total sum of BND 50,000. The beneficiaries were Chung Hwa Middle School Bandar Seri Begawan, Tutong and Kuala Belait, Chung Ching Middle School Seria, Pai Yuk School, Temburong, Chung Hwa School, Kiudang and Labi, Ching Lian School, Sungai Liang, Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajah Maryam and the Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei.

The 50th wedding celebration were officiated by the cutting of their anniversary wedding cake by the couple.

 

 

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Pehin Capitan Lela Diraja Paduka Goh King Chin and Datin Chang Nyuk Kee cutting the anniversary cake. Image courtesy of Bahyiah Bakar of Borneo Bulletin.
 

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Family picture with Pehin Capitan Lela Diraja Paduka Goh King Chin and Datin Chang Nyuk Kee
 

brunei.events – a portal like Time Out

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in Youth, music, community, arts, culture, travel, automative, lifestyle, Social News, Sports

 

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Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong, the Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism in his welcoming remarks during the launch of brunei.events portal
 
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The guest of honour with other stakeholders under Brunei Festival 2017
 

Who says that Brunei has nothing to offer especially during the holiday period? According to Yang Mulia Awang Wardi bin Hj Mohammad Ali, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Tourism), Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, there are plenty of events to look forward to and not necessarily those who are traveling during the holidays will be away for the whole of December. Hence there are enough activities for the residents of Brunei Darussalam to enjoy from late November to December 2017.

Yesterday marked the launch of the www.brunei.events, a portal and application for tourism services for the general public as well as incoming tourists to be aware of any events in Brunei Darussalam. So what kind of events will be posted? There will be events such as roadshows, exhibitions, conferences, cultural activities, festivals and workshops. Just imagine it as the Time Out version of Brunei Darussalam.

The portal which will be available soon for mobile apps is a collaboration with Brunei Tourism Board, Progresif Cellular and Mixmediaworx.

The official launch took place at the Tourism Information Centre, Galeri Sini at the Royal Wharf and it was graced by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong, the Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism.

Some of the main events lined up for December includes Brunei Film Blitz, Brunei E-Sports Tournament, Muslim Youth Camp, The Alpha Race, The Autofest, The Superwoman Run, Spotlight finals, Larian Festival Seni Belia Diri 2017, International Food Fair and not to forget the Bandarkuceria in all districts.

Wardi highlighted that this will be a yearly calendar for the upcoming Brunei December Festival. He hopes the objective of this event is to spur the growth of international tourist arrivals to Brunei Darussalam and also by having a yearly event, this will hope for a repeat participation from current vendors. Having these events in Brunei will also help to stimulate the domestic growth within the economy.

 

 

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Also in attendance were Foreign Dignitaries
 

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YB Dato Seri Setia Hj Ali bin Apong visited the organiser of the Superwoman Run slated for December
 

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Siti Kaprawi briefing the minister on Larian Festival Seni Belia Diri 2017
 

 

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Suherdy bin Suli, Managing Director of Andika Samudera Event Management will be organising a Hotwheel Bike and Car Show from 29th to 31st December
 

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The BMW X5 cars will be the official car for Brunei Festival 2017
 

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Traditional music is always soothing to the ears
 

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How the portal looks like. Click image to find out more.
 

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