Royal Brunei Airlines flight BI003 made an important diversion and landed at Vienna International Airport, Austria, yesterday after the aircraft had some technical issues
As posted on Royal Brunei Airlines website.
7 November 2018 4:46 PM
Due to technical issues, Royal Brunei Airlines flight BI003 from Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) to London Heathrow (LHR) on 07th November 2018 has made a diversion landing at Vienna International Airport.
The safety and security of our guests is of paramount importance to RB and we are currently working to ensure our passengers will safely reach London Heathrow through other carriers.
Update at 1700 (GMT+8)
Please be advised that Flight BI004 on 07th November 2018 from London Heathrow to Bandar Seri Begawan is cancelled. Guests are currently rerouted on other airlines.
Update as at 1842 (GMT+8)
Please be advised that all guests have been rebooked onto flights with other carriers, leaving Vienna later today.
The safety and security of our guests is our number one priority.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused.
RB Customer Service Centre:
Bandar Seri Begawan: +673 2 221 2222
London: +44 2075 846660
It hasn’t been confirmed on what the technical issue is and no statement or press release given by Royal Brunei Airlines to confirm on the specific technical issues. It was definitely a significant technical issue as RB flight B1003 had to make an unscheduled landing at Vienna International Airport. What’s more important are the safety of the passengers, pilots and crew on board. Kudos to the pilots for the quick thinking, considering this is a long haul flight (14 hours) and a non-stop flight from Brunei Darussalam to London. Appreciation also goes to the crew on board to calm the situation and making sure everyone is safe and in good hands. Alhamdulillah.
When we thought that Twitter is not relevant anymore, it still is as the pictures of the incident were being circulated and it was a screenshot from twitter, @FlightAlerts_ to be specific.
On board on the flight B1003 was Yang Berhormat Khairunnisa Ash’ari, a member of the Legislative Council, who tweeted on the whole ordeal from checking in in Brunei International Airport to finally arriving in London safely. She did highlight one thing though – Travel insurance 🙂 Oh yes, how that is so important and let’s not taking everything for granted.
Let’s hope the situation of such incident is a rare one. Once again, kudos to the pilots and the crew on handling the situation and the swift thinking of the pilots.
Baiduri Bank, in collaboration with Mastercard, has rolled out an amazing promotion for their Baiduri Mastercard cardholders.
Between 20 October 2018 to 31 December 2018, Baiduri Mastercard cardholders stand a chance to win a trip for two to Resorts World Sentosa. The package includes a 2-night stay at a 5-star hotel, a VIP tour of Universal Studios Singapore and a priceless dining experience for 2.
To be eligible, Baiduri Mastercard cardholders simply need to use their Baiduri Mastercard Credit Card to make their purchases during the promotion period. Cardholders who spend a cumulative amount of at least BND1,000, receive 1x lucky draw chance.
Furthermore, successful new applicants of Baiduri Mastercard Credit Card will enjoy a 5-year annual fee waiver.
Baiduri Mastercard Credit Cards comes with an array of benefits, such as exclusive rewards and offers, easy instalment plans as well as ability to accumulate Bonus Points for the Baiduri Instant Rewards programme. With every purchase, customers enjoy Bonus Points, which in turn gets converted into Baiduri Dollars stored in the Instant Rewards card for instant redemption at any Baiduri merchant.
Currently, Baiduri Bank has over 2000 merchants all over Brunei who participate to give Baiduri cardholders special offers, privileges as well as exclusive shopping discounts. Overseas, Baiduri Mastercard Credit Cardholders not only enjoy access to a wide variety of offers and deals for travel, dining, shopping, sports and entertainment, but also 24-hour global emergency assistance, and depending on the card tier, complimentary travel insurance, and access to over 900+ VIP airport lounges around the world.
Terms and conditions of the promotion can be viewed on Baiduri Bank website at www.baiduri.com under the Promotions section, or on the Baiduri Bank mobile app – Baiduri Deals. For more information, customers may also contact the Baiduri Bank Customer Helpline at 2449666.
To be in the know of Baiduri Bank current promotions and events, the public can also like the official Baiduri Bank Group Facebook page or follow @baiduribank on Instagram and Twitter.
Grand winner also win a VIP tour of Universal Studios Singapore
Radin Sufri Radin Basiuni the new Acting Chief Executive Officer as well as Acting Chief Operating Officer of DST effective from 24th October 2018
DST announces the appointment of Radin Sufri Radin Basiuni as the new Acting Chief Executive Officer as well as Acting Chief Operating Officer of DST effective from 24th October 2018.
Radin has been working in DST since 2006. He began as a Group Company Secretary and also held a dual role as Assistant General Manager, Group Corporate Communications since 2007.
Radin Sufri Radin Basiuni supercedes Suhaimi Hussain, DST’s former CEO who officially retired on 23rd October 2018.
50 dancers, 6 instructors, 1 dream” — #justdancebn is made possible by the combined efforts of 50 local talents, 6 local instructors from @bruhooders @ringubaby @soulindustryco to bring Brunei’s dance scene to a whole new level.
Alos involved in the line-up was @melissas_playhouse | @enpointe.brunei | @studio.eleve.bn | @tsejy | @edenchiam and special guests @exodusdancecrew
The crew and the team have been practicing for four months to make this event possible. The event took place at ISB Theatre Hall and it was a full house event then.
I hope to see more of these events in the near future 😀 Thank you to @generation.z for the invitation and creating a memorable event for the performers and the audience.
Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD), Brunei’s largest banking institution, has recently been ranked as the second strongest bank in South East Asia and one of the top ten strongest banks in Asia-Pacific by The Asian Banker (TAB).
Among Asia-Pacific’s top 500 Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet, BIBD progressed from its previous ranking at 14th place and remains the only Bruneian bank to be featured, while marking its third consecutive year in the list.
The ranking is based on a very detailed and transparent scorecard that ranks commercial banks on six areas of balance sheet financial performance; namely the ability to scale, balance sheet growth, risk profile, profitability, asset quality and liquidity.
According to a press release by TAB, BIBD was commended on the improvement of its strength score, along with strong capital and liquidity positions, together with its improved asset quality, which have contributed to the bank’s ability to achieve a robust standing in balance sheet results.
Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II, in his capacity as BIBD Chairman, commented, “Alhamdulillah, we are both humbled and honoured to represent Brunei among the top ten strongest banks in the Asia-Pacific. This list is a matter of great pride for us as it reflects Brunei Darussalam’s industrious and resilient banking landscape. Ultimately, this is a result of strong ties between the Government of His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the banking sector, regulators and all stakeholders for enabling a dynamic and conducive economy vital to the sustainable growth of Brunei Darussalam.”
Chong Siaw Hian (center) won himself BND 10,000 and received a mock prize from Managing Director of Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia, Mr Lim Chin Lam and Coca-Cola Refreshments Malaysia Sales Director, Ms. Yap Wei Han recently
The top three winners with the management from Coca-Cola Refreshments Malaysia and Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia
Recently, a prize presentation and customer appreciation lunch was held at Li Gong Restaurant for the Coca-Cola Raya Contest 2018. Present during the event were invited guests and contest winners. Commercial Planning Director, Ms. June Tay from Coca-Cola Refreshments Malaysia (CCRM) also shared a few words in regards to the event.
The recent contest was open to all Brunei residents where participants were required to purchase any 12 cans of the participating brands including Coca-cola, Sprite, Fanta, A&W, Heaven & Earth, Aquarius and Minute Maid. Participants were then required to register by sending a “HI COCO-COLA’ to a given contact number where they will then need to follow the instructions given to them.
Winning the grand prize of the event was Chong Siaw Hian, who won a total amount of Ten Thousand Brunei Dollars (B$10,000.00) Cash Prize that was presented by CCRM Sales Director, Ms. Yap Wei Han and the Managing Director of Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia, Mr Lim Chin Lam. The second prize was presented by Ms. June Tay, Commercial Director from Coca-Cola Refreshments Malaysia, and Mr.Eric Lim, Sales Director from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia, where a cash prize of Four Thousand Brunei Dollars (B$4,000.00) was won by Wee Hui Sin. Lastly, the third prize was brought home by Julaihi Kamis with an amount of Two Thousand Brunei Dollars (B$2,000.00) presented by Mr. Melvin Loo Hun Hui, the Regional Sales Manager of Sarawak and Mr. CW Lim, Purchase and Logistic Director from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia.
The Coca-Cola Raya Contest was organized by Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia, the sole distributor of Coca-Cola products in Brunei Darussalam. The contest was held in conjunction with the Hari Raya Celebrations from 1st May to 31st July 2018.
Wee Hui Sin won the second prize of BND 4,000 and her representative which was her sister received the mock prize from Mr.Eric Lim, Sales Director from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia and Ms. June Tay, Commercial Director from Coca-Cola Refreshments Malaysia
Julaihi Kamis went home with BND 2,000 as a third place winner and receiving the prize from Mr. CW Lim, Purchase and Logistic Director from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia and Mr. Melvin Loo Hun Hui, the Regional Sales Manager of Sarawak
The awesome food at Li Gong 😀
Invited guests from the resellers of Coca-Cola from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia
Invited guests from the resellers of Coca-Cola from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia
The top 3 winners
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Group photo with partners and sponsors
An official partner and sponsor signing ceremony was held yesterday afternoon at D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd premises for the upcoming RBAF Alpha Challenge 2018. The obstacle challenge will be held in conjunction with the 57th Anniversary of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) where part of the proceeds will be donated to Dana Anak Anak Yatim ABDB.
Present during the ceremony were representatives from D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd, Dato Haji Danial Bin Haji Hanafiah, Director of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd and Mr. Mike Chia, Sales Manager of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd. Also present during the signing ceremony were the respective event partner and sponsor representatives.
So who are the sponsors and partners of the event?
1) Bank of China – Main Sponsor
2) NBT Sdn Bhd – Main Sponsor
3) LSL – Omega package sponsor
4) Tele Directories – Omega package sponsor
5) Goldmyne – Omega package sponsor
6) Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia – Junior package sponsor
7) Aifa Sdn Bhd – Junior package sponsor
8) Ezy Printing Sdn Bhd – Junior package sponsor
9) Pro-Builder Sdn Bhd – Junior Package Sponsor
10) Brunei Press Sdn Bhd – Event Exclusive Print Media Supporter
11) Mixmediaworx – Event Official Outdoor Media Partner
12) Nestle Product Sdn Bhd – Event Official Nutritious Drink Provider
13) Hui Huang Enterprise – Event Official Vitamin Drink Provider
14) TLT Enterprise – SUCI mineral waters provider
15) Cuckoo International (B) Sdn Bhd – Water dispenser station
16) Kingston Beverage and Creamery Sdn Bhd – Event Official Isotonic Drink Provider
17) Ranoadidas – Event Social Media Partner
18) Aewon – Official Apparel Provider
19) Kristal FM – Event Official Broadcast Provider
20) BruActiv – Event Partner
With the collaboration between D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd’s Alpha Obstacle Challenge and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), the RBAF Alpha Challenge 2018 will be presenting a bigger and more exciting obstacle course that will give participants the opportunity to push beyond their limits. The event urged individuals and teams to conquer all the obstacles through determination, encouragement and teamwork. This will give participants the opportunity to test both their mental and physical aspects.
There are two (2) categories available for participants to choose from: “Fun Runs” and “Competitive Challenge”. The “Fun Runs” are available in 3km (B$35.00) and 5km (B$45.00) respectively. On the other hand, the Competitive Challenge consists of two criteria: 10km Individual challenge (B$55/ person) and 10km Team Challenge (B$250/ team of 5) with cash prizes to be won and a chance to be tested against the time.
Interested participants may register via online at www.thealphachallengebn.com or register manually at D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd Office (closes everyday at 5pm and 12pm-2pm during Friday prayers) until 11th November 2018. Follow their Facebook page “The Alpha Challenge” and Instagram @thealphachallengebn for more regular updates and we’ll see you at the RBAF ALPHA CHALLENGE 2018! Don’t Quit and Let’s Conquer!
D’Sunlit signing with Cuckoo International (B) Sdn Bhd, one of the event partners
D’Sunlit signing with MixMediaWorx
A bit too big the top, no? :p
Yang Mulia Dayang Dr. Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Development (centre) as guest of honour with the BIBD Senior Management during the launch of BIBD’s 13th Home Showcase Festival
Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) today organized its 13th ‘Home Showcase Festival’ aimed at highlighting the benefits of home ownership and providing a one-stop platform for current and prospective homeowners especially the young ones. The BIBD Home Showcase Festival will run until Saturday, 27th October 2018, and is open between 9am-7pm.
BIBD partnered with realtors and interior designers to showcase their products and services that will complement their search on their future homes. All home financing applications, and other eligible products and services taken up (T&C applies) during the 2-days event will automatically be entered to the BIBD Barakah 8 that offers a B$25,000 Umrah package as its main prize. The event also showcased Fabular as its featured event partner who launched their Fabular Village which introduced visitors to affordable and minimalist home opportunities and living lifestyle, the future homes targeting millennials.
Besides offering special discounted rates and waivers on processing fees, there are also Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf vouchers, and up to 100,000 Hadiah Points for new credit card applications.
The event also served as an avenue for some 30 local entrepreneurs and SMEs, and this is the first time that some participating vendors will be promoting cashless payments with the BIBD QuickPay, under its BIBD NexGen solutions.
A much better set up this time round
Check out Fabular latest product at BIBD Home Showcase
As part of BIBD’s efforts to support the de-cashing of the economy with seamless transactions via mobile-led technologies, services like QuickPay are part of the BIBD NEXGEN platform that caters towards mobility and convenience, aimed to bridge the digital gap between customers and business owners, particularly budding entrepreneurs. Also brought in to the event is BIBD’s support towards the cause of Breast Cancer Awareness, where the public also had the opportunity to understand more about it from representatives of the Pantai Jerudong Specialist Center (PJSC). This is part of BIBD’s CSR initiatives to bring awareness to the community and be in touch with the professionals.
BIBD Head of Retail Banking, Hajah Nurul Akmar binti Haji Md Jaafar, commented during the launch, “There are only a few emotions you can relate to when you first step into your dream Home. It represents the next steps in your life, where your family will grow and where you go to at the end of a busy day. We at BIBD want to ensure that your dream is realised by being with you every step of the way and bringing our friends from PJSC for the Breast Cancer awareness reinforces our position to the community of how we care about this cause for the nation.”
Present as the guest of honour to officiate the event was Yang Mulia Dayang Dr. Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Development. Also in attendance during the launch were BIBD senior management and personnel which was held at the BIBD Kiulap Branch.
Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre is selling Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirts and all the proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Support Group. I love their pins.
The best Breast Cancer Awareness pin to date. Only $3
JPMC also participating during the event
Food galore. Plenty of food vendors
Tried the curry puff at Piccolo booth and I love it
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