The players during Day 3 of the Baiduri Masters 2017 last Sunday
Following are the updates from the RBA Golf Club. By the end of the first weekend, the Baiduri Masters saw a total of 328 golfers vying for their opportunity to don the coveted Green Jacket and Challenge Trophy.
By the end of today’s session, the Top 16 Leaderboard saw a lot of movement with the addition of seven new contenders: Ahmad Yani Hj Md Noor, Hj Shahminan Hj Damit, Pg Hj Zamani Pg Hj Ahmed, Md Kamarul Hafiz, Pg Hj Razali Pg Sabli, Chu Vui Kiat, and Edwin Liew.
Tied for today’s top spot are Ahmad Yani Hj Md Noor, Pg Ahmad Zaki, and Seruji Hj Setia with a terrific score of 71. Pg Ahmad Zaki improved his previous score by 3 strokes. Tied for fourth and fifth places are newcomer Hj Shahminan Hj Damit and Suhaimi Ibrahim with a gross of 72. Suhaimi Ibrahim dropped 3 places in the leaderboard.
The next three spots consist of Nujaimi Hj Jumat, Zulehram Yakub, and Pg Hj Zamani Pg Hj Ahmed with a gross of 73 each. Nujaimi Hj Jumat fell down the leaderboard by 3 places whereas Zulehram Yakub returned to the Top 16. He improved his last score by 7 strokes.
The next two spots saw Md Kamarul Hafiz and Pg Hj Razali Pg Sabli tied with a score of 74. Similarly, the next two spots also saw a tie between Rudy Hairywan Yussof and Chu Vui Kiat with a score of 75. Rudy Hairywan Yussof went down 6 places.
Rounding off the top sixteen were Pg Dato Hj Wahab, Hj Azaman Daud, David Liaw, and Edwin Liew with a tied score of 76. Both Hj Azaman Daud and David Liaw moved down the leaderboard by 8 places.
At the conclusion of the first weekend, it is still anyone’s championship. Will the final weekend see another major shift in the leaderboard? Will the conditions be optimal for another exciting round of golf? Let’s find out next week.
The Baiduri Masters 2017 will continue next weekend, 5 to 7 May 2017. The top 16 gross players overall will get the opportunity to vie for the Green Jacket.
Besides the coveted Baiduri Masters Green Jacket and Challenge Trophy, the golfers also have the chance to score the fantastic hole-in-one prizes comprising two luxury cars and three cash prizes of B$20,000 each.
Other than the BMW 320i M Sport at hole 14, other hole-in-one prizes on offer this year are the Mini Cooper S for Hole 5, and B$20,000 cash each for Holes 2, 12 and 16.
Additionally, there will be novelty prizes up for grabs for the nearest to the pin throughout the tournament and also longest drive as well as lucky draw prizes.
As with every year, proceeds raised during the Baiduri Masters will be donated to local charity organisations that help persons with special needs integrate into the wider society.
Those who haven’t registered for the tournament can still do so at the RBA Golf Club, First Floor, VIP Room. Registration opens at 6.00 am to 8.30 pm. Participants are encouraged to play more than once to improve their chances of winning, and they will enjoy a discount on the registration fee on their subsequent rounds.
The Baiduri Masters are held over two weekends at the RBA Golf Club, Berakas and played on format System 36 (Stroke Play) and the challenge trophy will be decided on gross. The Baiduri Masters tournament is divided into 4 divisions – Men’s, Group, Ladies and Junior. The Men’s division will be further divided into Men’s Gross, Men’s Nett and Senior Golfers Nett.
For more details, the public can log onto the website www.baiduri.com or call the Baiduri Bank Customer Helpline at 244 9666.
Jovian Mandagie, CEO and Creative Director of Jovian and Jacquline, owner of Bajoo’ Butik during the press conference of JBoxing event
Article by Lyna Mohamad of Borneo Bulletin. The fashion event JBoxing this year will be held in Brunei at The Empire Hotel & Country Club from May 5-7 (next weekend) and will see the launching of Jovian’s first bag collection.
Inspired from London’s Boxing Day, JBoxing is fashion line Jovian’s annual event. This year, Jovian Mandagie, CEO and Creative Director of Jovian, will host the event while launching its first bag collection, the Jovian Borsa, and its new Jovian Men and the Little Boy Collection.
“I have always wanted to have an event in Brunei and I figured that the time has come. Due to a lot of requests, we have decided to bring JBoxing to Brunei,” said Jovian in a press conference last weekend.
The inaugural event is jointly organised by Bruneian powerhouse atelier and multi-label store, Bajoo Butik, and main partner Baiduri Bank Group.
The event which will also see the Little Kids Collection from the Lisa Surihani Collection, Savannah Collection for Zalora Fashion and the JLuxe Collection, has become a phenomenon for every fashionista, especially those craving for Jovian RTW (‘Ready-To-Wear’).
Always a wonderful chemistry between the two 😀
BMW is one of the partners for JBoxing event
Great turnout during the press conference last weekend
Good to see Jovian and Bajoo’ pulling strings together
Jovian’s a happy camper to see his banner up by the roadside
Jovian said Bruneians will get to see “an exciting project” between him and Jackie of Bajoo Butik, with the launch of the kid’s line designs for the Brunei and Malaysian markets.
“I think this is a high achievement and a great benchmark for Jackie for being able to collaborate with a brand from Malaysia,” he said. “JBoxing is an event where we would have exclusive, new launches of a collection, as well as special discounts on items,” said Jovian. “There are also items on a flat price basis, or that might turn into a free giveaway.”
From only 4,000 visitors in the first year it was launched, the number of people coming to the ‘box’ has increased every year, with a record 40,000 visitors last year.
“We are very much ready to shake the city with a new experience of shopping… We are expecting visitors coming from all over Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak,” said Jovian, who expects 15,000 visitors this year.
The CEO expressed his appreciation to Baiduri Bank Group, DST, BMW, Mix Mediaworks, Brunei Press and other partners for bringing the event into the international stage.
Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports receiving a token of appreciation from Mr Andrew Young, Deputy General Manager of Operations Management Division and Diversification and Strategic Development cum President of the Organising Committee of Baiduri Masters 2017
The Baiduri Bank Group officially launched the 22nd Baiduri Masters Charity Golf Tournament. The tee-off by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, took place at Royal Brunei Airlines Golf Club at 6:45am.
Present at the ceremony was Mr Andrew Young, Deputy General Manager of Operations Management Division and Diversification and Strategic Development cum President of the Organising Committee of Baiduri Masters 2017. Also present were Hj Haliluddin Dato Haji Talib, General Manager of Baiduri Finance cum Vice President of the Baiduri Masters 2017, Pg Azaleen bin Pg Dato Hj Mustapha, Head of Retail Banking and Branch Network cum Co-Vice President of the Baiduri Masters 2017 as well as other senior management and staff of Baiduri Bank Group.
The event began with the opening remarks by Mr Andrew Young. He said, “Since its humble beginning in 1995, the pioneer Baiduri Charity Golf Tournament attracted a modest 200 players, but now 22 years later, the Baiduri Masters regularly attracts nearly 1,000 participants, with the highest number reaching close to 1,100 in 2013.” Soon after the Tee-Off, Yang Berhormant Pehin received a token of appreciation in the form of a Baiduri Masters Official Golf shirt.
The Minister officiated the 22nd Baiduri Masters Charity Golf Tournament
Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki, Suhaimi Ibrahim, Zulehram Yakub and Seruji Setia
By the end of the afternoon session today, multiple-time Baiduri Masters Champion Seruji Hj Setia was in the lead with an even gross score of 71, followed closely by Suhaimi Ibrahim with a score of 72. To finish off the top 3 is Nujaimi Hj Jumat with a score of 73. Tied with a score of 80 are Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki, Asmawi Ismail, Md Zulehram Yakub, Rozaimi Ahmad, Hj Md Khairul Jamuluddin, Hj Shaiful Rizal PD Dr Hj Ahmad, and Pg Hj Zamani Pg Hj Ahmed.
Tied with a score of 81 are Mohd Haszwan Sayang, Col. Kamarudzaman Mohd, and Dato Hj Suhaimi Hj Gafar.
Rounding off the top sixteen were Mohd Ali Yassin Hj Mohammad, Hj Nordin Hj Ahmad, and Kahar Bakar with a gross score of 82.
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
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.
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.