PJSC makes headway in radiotherapy field

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Dato Seri Laila Jasa Dr Babu Sukumaran, Medical Director of Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC) cum Director of The Brunei Cancer Centre, Dr Mazrul Adimin bin Hj Awg Besar, Executive Director of PJSC and Dr Jamsari bin Khalid, Consultant Radiation Oncologist and Head of Radiotherapy Department during the press conference for surgical advancement and radiotherapy service at PJSC
 

Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC) opened its doors to the media representatives across Brunei to speak on the latest surgical advancement in the field of radiotherapy this morning.

Chaired by the Executive Director of PJSC, Dr Mazrul Adimin bin Hj Awg Besar, the other members of the panel were Dato Seri Laila Jasa Dr Babu Sukumaran, Medical Director of PJSC cum Director of The Brunei Cancer Centre and Dr Jamsari bin Khalid, Consultant Radiation Oncologist and Head of Radiotherapy Department.

Also in attendance were Mr Varghese Paulose, the Chief Operating Officer of PJSC and Ms Vivian Tie, Hospital Administrator of PJSC and other staff members.

During the press conference, members of panel highlighted on the latest development and services provided by the Radiotherapy Department. Under the purview of The Brunei Cancer Centre (TBCC) at PJSC, they expressed their pride in making headway in the field of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT). In brief, both the SRS and SBRT treatment are non-surgical ablative radiation used to treat tumours of the brain that is not accessible when conducting open surgery. In comparison to traditional radiation therapy, it delivers precisely-targeted radiation in fewer high-dose treatments than traditional therapy without affecting the surrounding healthy tissue.

 

 


Invited guests and media during the press conference
 


The new advanced Varian Edge which conducts radio surgical treatment that is frameless, non-invasive, fast and accurate
 

The radiotherapy department started functioning in 2016, where highly skilled clinical team have utilised highly advanced equipment and tailor-made techniques to treat specific cancer diseases. To date, they have treated more than 600 cases ever since it opened.

Armed with two new state-of-art linear accelerators namely the Varian Trubeam and Varian Edge, brachytherapy equipment, a CT-simulator and 3D treatment planning system, the department also conducts radio surgical treatment that is frameless, non-invasive, fast and accurate. In the past, it would have taken more than 2 hours to deliver treatment to the patient, however with the new technology provided at PJSC, treatment normally 5-10 mins.

The panel also elaborated on the recent referral case conducted by the radiotherapy clinical team as the team now embarks on handling their first few paediatric cases.

Amongst others, TBCC’sradiotherapy servicesincludesthe Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT), Volumetric Intensity Modulated Arc Therapy (Rapid Arc) and Conventional and 3-D conformal radiotherapy. Due to these advancement, number of patient cases sent overseas to get treatment has tremendously dropped. PJSC prides in providing a facility fully equipped to provide the best cancer care to the citizens of Brunei Darussalam. This is also in line with the vision and mission of the centre in working together to lead a specialized medical centre that provides the highest standard of healthcare practices.

Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC) is a specialized medical centre situated in Jerudong. It consists primarily of three centres of excellence namely The Brunei Cancer Centre (TBCC), Brunei Neuroscience Stroke and Rehabilitation Centre (BNSRC) and Maxillofacial, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Centre (MFPRSC). Previously PJSC was known as JPMC (Jerudong Park Medical Centre).

 

Good Home enjoying good biz on opening

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Dato Seri Lau Kung Ching, the chairperson of Townview Sdn Bhd handing over a token of appreciation to Mr. Jackson Ting, chairperson of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd and the president of the FuZhou Shiyyi Association
 

Good Home celebrates its opening at the newly built Aman Hills Shopping Centre in a four-day festival from the 3rd May 2018 to 6th May 2018 in an event organised and coordinated by Babakimpo Sdn Bhd.

Established in 2017, Good Home is set up with DIY and home-improving concept: to provide affordable home & living commodities; set a higher bar for the home and living industry in Brunei; and at the same time, increasing home comfort, standard and value. Their major products will be household, kitchenware, sanitary-ware, home and industrial product, building materials, building construction and furniture products. Good Home continually adds quality proven brands to its catalog in line with its mission to “ensure that products are of outstanding quality and are good value for money”. Currently, the store not only supplies Good Home brand, but also well-known brands such as – but not limited to – Beger, Figo, Amercook, AOTL, Eco Breeze and many more in the future.

The opening of Good Home’s new branch will also be in parallel with the start of a 6-month lucky draw – ending 31st October 2018 – to win a Proton Saga for customers who shop at Aman Hills Shopping Centre, including Good Home.

 

 

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Jackson and Dato Seri Lau toured Good Home’s latest branch at Aman Hills
 

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The opening ceremony were attended by Dato Seri Lau Kung Ching, the chairperson of Townview Sdn Bhd. and Mr. Jackson Ting, chairperson of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd and as representative of the Fu Chow community. Also present will be the founder of Townview Sdn Bhd, Ak Zaini bin Pg. Othman, General Manager of Townview, Mr. David Lau, Mr. Tan Kah Boon, representatives of supplied brands, team members of Good Home and Babakimpo.

The ceremony began with an opening remark from David Lau, General Manager of Townview Sdn Bhd. In his speech, he introduced the Good Home brand as Townview’s very own local brand: with a promise to serve the people of Brunei by providing variety and quality in homeware, kitchenware and bathroom accessories whilst delivering outstanding customer service to achieve complete customer satisfaction. With a motto of ‘Quality Makes a Difference’, Good Home aims to improve the standard of your home and therefore, living – supplying products affordable for all and high in quality to make a difference in all who choose Good Home as the go-to provider for necessities to complete a home.

A variety of fun games and activities are scheduled to be held by Babakimpo during the event, including – but not limited to – carnival games and DIY classes which are free and open for the public to take part in with prizes including Good Home cash vouchers, Good Home products and Good Home merchandise. Activities held will be in line with the theme of the new shop such as ‘Find the Lucky Key’ where participants will race against time to seek out the correct key to unlock a door and ‘D-I-Y-rior (D-I-Y Warrior)’ where participants will attempt to be the quickest to assemble a boltless cabinet available at Good Home.

Good Home is implementing a membership program whereby for BND5, members will receive a membership card to collect loyalty points and redeem prizes. Members will additionally enjoy access to exclusive members-only discounts.

 

 

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Have you visited Aman Hills?
 

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Some of the vendors during the 4 day event at Aman Hills
 

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DIY pillow case activity yesterday organised by Babakimpo
 

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DIY pillow case activity yesterday organised by Babakimpo
 

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Jackson Ting deliver his welcoming speech in inspiring entrepreneurs of the future
 

Jackson’s speech during the opening:

Being an old acquaintance of Dato Seri Lau Kung Ching, Managing Director of Good Home, who first started through all the constant hardships, challenges and failures and now successfully establishing himself as an accomplished and well-respected businessman, it shows that despite the limited education, it is his spirit, courage and determination that moved him to where he is today. Furthermore his principled morale mindset where he is not discouraged by the economic downturn and instead he sees in every difficulty lies opportunities.

An individual’s success and achievements shall not be put in parallel to how high an individual’s education is but also the spirt and the mindset that one holds. Such titles like professors or doctors show one that have all the theoretical knowledge but without the courageous spirt to push him/herself towards the limit and the eagerness to strive for what he/she wants, he/she will forever maintain in the same position.

The launch of Good Home was duly inspired by the current and still prevalent consumer trend for convenience; the desire to be a one-stop for easy comparison, product variety and even providing business opportunities. The business also hopes to increase employment opportunities.

 

Jollibee, outlet No.16

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Jollibee’s 16th outlet along Jalan Muara Highway, Spg 652
 

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Jollibee (Brunei) is moving at a fast pace as it opened its 16th store at Jalan Muara Highway last weekend. Furthermore, it’s their second drive thru after having one at Sengkurong. The recent outlet is the 16th for Jollibee (Brunei).

So it’s safe to say that Jollibee hits the Bruneians’ taste and it has been an ongoing success since its inception in 1987. Recently, Jollibee has opened its first outlet in Europe (Milan) and the response has been overwhelming. It will also soon open its door in the USA. So you can say that Jollibee is a worldwide favourite.

Present during the launch was Mr. Rodel Alcantara, AVP & Market Head for Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia & Europe, Jollibee Foods Corporation and he was very pleased with the efforts of Jollibee (Brunei) in expanding their brand and also to those involved in the project of the Jollibee drive-thru. Jollibee is also a strong believer in social media in helping creating awareness for the presence of Jollibee in Brunei.

The first 100 customers with a minimum purchase of BND 10 will receive a Jollibee Huggable pillow and it was a huge success.

Congratulations once again to Jollibee (Brunei) on your 16th outlet. Looking forward to more outlets in Brunei, being the leading fast food franchise, in Brunei Darussalam. For social media updates, you can follow @jollibeebrunei

 

 

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The representatives from Jollibee doing the customary honour of the Jolli-bite
 

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The social influencers also had the privilege
 

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Kurapak having a feast to himself
 

 

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Mr. Rodel Alcantara, AVP & Market Head for Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia & Europe, Jollibee Foods Corporation in his opening remarks. He is one busy man, flying here and there.
 

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The other colour uniform for Jollibee (Brunei)
 

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The Jolli-Morning dance
 

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The long queue while waiting for the official opening of the 16th outlet
 

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The lucky ones gonna get a bucket of chicken 😉
 

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Kurapak and Sayeed were almost legit as the first customers of the Drive-Thru but not technically.
 

RB Introduces the Royal Brunei Mobile App

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Now you can download RB app to your smartphones.
 

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) is delighted to inform all our guests that effective 18 April 2018 our RB Mobile App will be available for download on both Google Playstore and Apple App Store.

The app provides a more user-friendly experience and greater flexibility to book your next flight, mobile check-in with mobile boarding pass, check flight information and schedules and gather all your upcoming trips all at one finger tip.

The RB Mobile app is one the two apps RB have listed on both operating systems for our guests to download. Our RB Impian app, a cloud streaming technology on-board, allows our guests to stream inflight entertainment via wi-fi directly onto their personal mobile devices on our newer A320CEO aircraft. Both initiatives are part of our initiatives to make the guest experience richer and in anticipation of further product developments throughout the year.

Karam Chand, CEO of Royal Brunei airlines said “2018 is a very exciting year for RB with the delivery of our eight new aircraft and introduction of new destinations. RB Mobile app is part of initiatives planned for this year that will provide a seamless travel experience for our guests. Being able to make your booking, check-in for your flight and have easy access to the status of your fights on a smartphone is something every guest wants and we are very pleased to be delivering this via our the Mobile App.”

The application was developed by Amadeus and lead by our Digital Team for a better travel experience to our guests.  Download our app on Google PlayStore and Apple App Store now.

 

BeliHelix II second prize presentation

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Hj Mat Sarudin Hj Ismail, Brunei Shell Marketing (2nd from left) handed the Sony TV to one of the winners, Hj Yunus Bin Hj Ahmad during the second monthly prize presentation of the #BeliHelix II Campaign
 

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The winners with the management of Brunei Shell Marketing and Hock Siong Hin Auto Workshop
 

The prize presentation was held at Shell Helix Branded Workshop, Hock Siong Hin Auto Workshop in Kuala Belait yesterday. This is the 2nd monthly prize presentation before the final draw of the ongoing #BeliHelix II Promotion where the grand winner will win a brand new Nissan X-Trail this coming May 2018.

There were 5 lucky consolation monthly winners of March 2018 and congratulations to Ragayah Hj Abd Aziz for winning a return ticket to Bangkok. The other recipients, were Hj Yunus bin Hj Ahmad who won a 32” Sony TV, Chong Mui Yen who won a brand new Samsung J7 Prime, Abd Muiz bin Safwan who won a new Samsung Tab A and Hjh Marianine Hj Mohd Yussof who won a Samsung J2 Prime. Each of the winner also received 1 bottle of 4L Helix Ultra.

There were more than 4,000 participants in the ongoing #BeliHelix promotion which is a very encouraging response. The good thing about the monthly winners is that they are still eligible to be part of the grand draw where the winner will drive home a Nissan X-Trail.

Those who purchased Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40, HX-7 10W-40 and HX5 15W-40 will be eligible for the draw. They will have to purchase a pack of four liters of Shell Helix Motor Oil and fill in the lucky draw entry form.

There are 190 participating outlets (car dealers, independent workshops, high streets and petrol stations) across the Sultanate. The current promotion ends on 30th April 2018 and the grand draw will be 15th May 2018.

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.

 

 

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Francis Wong, Managing Partner of HSHAW, thanked the customers and BSM for their continuous support. Their business has been favourable ever since the #BeliHelix promotion
 

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The workshop at HSHAW at Kuala Belait
 

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The workshop at HSHAW at Kuala Belait
 

CIBFM held a 3 day workshop on leadership

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The participants of the Senior Executives Advanced Leadership (SEAL) programme hosted by Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance and Management (CIBFM). Image courtesy of CIBFM.
 

Centre For Islamic Banking, Finance And Management (CIBFM), held the Closing Ceremony for the Senior Executives Advanced Leadership (SEAL) Programme on Thursday, 25 Rejab 1439 corresponding to 12 April 2018 at Radisson Hotel, Bandar Seri Begawan recently.

The Guest of Honour, Yang Mulia Dayang Hajah Rashidah binti Haji Sabtu, Acting Deputy Managing Director, Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), presented the certificates to all 15 participants. The closing ceremony was also attended by other senior officers of AMBD. The 3-day CIBFM exclusive leadership programme is for the second cohort of AMBD’s executives and senior officers, with the first cohort undertaking the programme in 2016.

The topics in this programme were presented by lecturers from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and were designed to enhance the participants’ skills in policy development processes, from the conceptualization of public policy to evaluating options and measuring the outcomes and impacts. The programme also included the tools and techniques to improve the climate in their workplace, through better team management and leadership, and also by encouraging innovation.

CIBFM offers a variety of learning and development programmes ranging from financial to leadership and management. For more information, on how CIBFM can help ypu, please visit CIBFM’s website at www.cibfmbrunei.com, the CIBFM Facebook account at CIBFMBrunei or through CIBFM Instagram @CIBFM.brunei. Press release by CIBFM.

 

Wanna hear a refreshing biz idea?

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Sharifah Syuria Nazrah Malai Hj Hashim, Nurun Nazihah Hj Mustapa, Faten Amira Izzaty Joperi and Maydelyn Ling, the founders of BID.Co who came up with a brilliant idea of used baby equipments and gears. I hope your ideas will come into reality.
 

Sometimes, it’s always to good to listen to refreshing business ideas. We are used to things like retail business or even in the tech world. Some are even similar or duplicates of one another. I, alone, struggle to find refreshing ideas on what works and what doesn’t work especially in Brunei. I had some successes and some failures along the way but it’s always to experience both sides of the spectrum because that’s how an entrepreneur will learn the ropes of success.

Recently, I was surprised to see a friend of mine being involved in a Startup Weekend competition held at Laksamana College of Business. Madelyn Ling, a friend I knew from UBD Toastmasters Club, was part of the team called BID.co’s (Buy.Invest.Donate), that won the Startup Weekend competition.

Now here’s why I feel that BID.Co’s has the edge – a totally refreshing idea and furthermore, it adds value to the community of Brunei Darussalam. Imagine you have a storage full of baby equipments and gears at your home, collecting dust and purposeless since your children have grown up. What can be done with these equipments or items? This is where BID.Co comes in and presented their idea that they can be collect the used items and sell them at affordable prices especially for families who don’t have high disposable income. Furthermore, the portion of the sales will be used to raise funds for local NGOs as they are not easy to sustain. As long as the NGOs can be sustained, they will have enough resources to help the underprivileged community.

The founders, Sharifah Syuria Nazrah Malai Hj Hashim, Maydelyn Ling, Fatin Munirah Hj Sahrani, Nurun Nazihah Hj Mustapa and Faten Amira Izzaty Joperi, were over the moon as they were crowned the champions of the second Startup Weekend. It was something unexpected but now, the next step is to make this into a reality. The concept is there but it will be a long and fruitful journey in order to make this into a reality.

According to Madelyn, it has been her dream and been conversing the idea to her family. It was also the help of the mentors during the Startup Weekend to help them to be more focused and identify the underlying problems when it comes to baby equipments and gears. From there, they were able to identify how baby products and equipments are costly in Brunei and this idea of recycling used ones will provide alternatives to families in Brunei. Madelyn also shared that she had no plans to enter the competition, thinking it was only a workshop by Startup Weekend. It was definitely a blessing in disguise.

BID.Co team will head to Singapore in June to attend Asia’s largest Tech media platform e27. Awesome!!! Congratulations once again to all the ladies for winning and most of all, providing an innovative solution so we as a community can benefit.

 

 

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Team BID.co receiving the winning prize with the organizers and the judges of Startup Weekend
 

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Now what do you normally do when you have your old baby equipments in your storage? BID.Co can help you in handling these situations
 

Who will win this month’s #BeliHelix II?

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Members of the media with Brunei Shell Marketing during the preliminary draw for March winners at BSM Headquarters yesterday
 

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A safety briefing for the media and they are already equipped with a trained fire marshall and and a first aider
 

There were more than a few thousand participants in the ongoing #BeliHelix Promotion II which has been very encouraging response. The good thing about the monthly winners is that they are still eligible to be part of the grand draw where the winner will drive home a a Nissan X-Trail. A Hong Kong travel package for 2 and a BND 2,500 Cash card will be the 2nd and 3rd prize respectively.

For the March 2018 winners, one of them will stand a chance to win an air ticket to Bangkok and there will be four other consolation prizes for the monthly winners. The media had the privilege to draw the shortlisted names for the upcoming monthly draw and the final draw of March winners will be held next Friday, 20th April 2018.

Those who purchased Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40, HX-7 10W-40 and HX5 15W-40 will be eligible for the draw. They will have to purchase a pack of four liters of Shell Helix Motor Oil and fill in the lucky draw entry form.

There are 190 participating outlets (car dealers, independent workshops, high streets and petrol stations) across the Sultanate. The current promotion ends on 30th April 2018 and the grand draw will be sometime in May 2018.

 

 

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A representative from Borneo Bulletin drawing one of the names
 

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A representative from Motoring BN drawing one of the names
 

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More than 463,000 deliveries worldwide: Audi sets new record for first quarter

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• Sales up 9.8 percent between January and March

• Sales chief Bram Schot: “The record-breaking start to the year provides us with important momentum”

• Strongest March ever in China (+30.6%) and North America (+8.3%)

New record-breaking figure for the Four Rings: Audi concluded its best first quarter in the company’s history. Between January and March the company sold around 463,800 automobiles worldwide, 9.8 percent more than in the same quarter last year. In particular, the high demand in China (+41.9%) and North America (+10.2%) drove growth in the first three months. In Europe, however, sales since January came in below the record-breaking level from 2017, down 4.7 percent. In March, the company delivered around 183,750 premium automobiles (+6.0%) worldwide.

“The record-breaking start to the year provides us with important momentum. With the Audi A7, A6, A1 and Q3 models, we will be renewing around a quarter of our sales in Europe alone throughout the year,” says Bram Schot, Board Member for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG.

In China, Audi also closed the first quarter successfully. Here the company delivered 154,270 cars since January, an increase of 41.9 percent. In the past month, demand increased by 30.6 percent; the Ingolstadt-based automaker sold more automobiles in China than ever before in the month of March, delivering 54,031 units. The Audi A4 proved an important growth engine. The number of deliveries of the midsize model increased by 86.4 percent year-on-year to more than 13,800 cars. Since the start of the year more than 37,350 Chinese customers received their keys for an Audi A4 (+99.2%). The top seller is following this positive trend worldwide too, achieving growth of 15.3 percent to around 87,850 A4 models delivered in the period January through March.

With sales down 5.8 percent in March, Europe is indicative of the complex ramp-up and discontinuation situation of the current model initiative. In Germany and the UK, Audi’s two largest European markets, deliveries were down on the very strong sales figures from 2017. In the domestic market, the premium brand delivered 28,247 automobiles (-9.0%) in March, which had less selling day than last year. In the UK, sales fell 2.9 percent year-on-year in the past month. In the first quarter, UK sales were on a par with the prior-year level, up 0.1 percent, and performed far more resiliently than the declining overall market. Demand in Spain (+11.3%) andItaly (+2.8%) also remained positive in the past month. In both markets, customer interest in the Audi Q5 held up since the start of the year. 1,618 Spanish customers (+51.5%) and 2,106 Italian buyers (+131.9%) opted for the SUV in the first quarter. Another positive result: In Austria Audi accomplished premium market leadership regarding car registrations between January and March.

On the North American continent, Audi also continued to grow in March, increasing sales by 8.3 percent to around 24,550 cars. With around 61,400 deliveries, the company posted growth of 10.2 percent year-on-year in the region since January. In Canada alone, Audi sold 3,404 units in March, continuing its double-digit sales growth of the past few months (+14.0%). Since January, around one in three Canadian Audi customers chose an Audi Q5. Audi of America achieved another record-breaking month, with sales up 7.4 percent to 20,090 units. The Q family once again contributed largely to this success. The SUV share in the United States is currently 52 percent, i.e. one out of every two Audi models sold in this market is a Q model. The Audi Q7 is proving popular. In the past month, one out of every three Audi Q7 models delivered went to an American customer. Across all models, cumulative sales are up 9.7 percent in the United States.

Behind the scene: CUCKOO factories

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The media from Brunei outside one of CUCKOO factory in Seoul
 

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Posing with Mr. Hoe, CEO of CUCKOO Malaysia for one of the photo contest
 

What a fortunate treat for the local media from Brunei who had the privilege to visit the factories of CUCKOO (multi-cooker and water purifier). The first visit was at Yangsan factory located in Busan, South Korea.

I would have thought it would be stricter for companies as big asCUCKOO to allow visitors to see the production line of CUCKOO. So it was such a fitting trip that we as the media were given the opportunity to see how a strong brand likeCUCKOO made it so popular in the Asia Pacific.

The Yangsan factory we visited mainly focused on multi-cookers and kitchen appliances. We were brought to the conference room where delegates from Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore were introduced to the management team of Yangsan Factory.

We learnt that CUCKOO’s multi-cookers are known for four things: Smart Algorithm, Pressure Cooking, Heating Technology and Coating Technology. These advanced technologies helped one to prepare food or meal at a touch of button. At the factory itself, we had a sneak peak on how the functions were created.

For a person who rarely cooks and maybe most of the readers here, how does pressure cooking really helps or an advantage? Imagine you don’t have enough time to cook. By using CUCKOO’s multi-cooker, you can save 70% of your cooking time and that’s with the help of the pressure cooking technology inside CUCKOO multi-cooker. This is very ideal for the working class who has limited time when it comes to cooking.

It’s really hard to explain to those who aren’t familiar with cooking. But I can guarantee you that once a CUCKOO multi-cooker in in your hands, you won’t regret the purchase. It’s no surprise why 70% household in Korea uses CUCKOO brand for their cooking and that shows the Korean really trust their products.

For the record, CUCKOO multi-cooker is sold every 10 seconds in South Korea. How I wish I had the same business model like CUCKOO.

Now saying all that, all these technologies infused in CUCKOO’s appliances are manufactured at Yangsan factory. We saw some of the production lines within the premise and I was impressed with the dedication and precision by the CUCKOO factory workers. You will be surprised the average age of the workers which is around 24-25 years old.

We also had the privilege to visit the Siheung Factory which focuses more on water purifier. It has a similar production line concept like Yangsan and it’s located closer to Seoul. With the two plants in South Korea, they are able to produce more than 4.5 million set annually.

They have around a few hundred workers working behind the scene. All they focus is just their tasks given and I hardly see them having a conversation among themselves. It’s as if they are like human robots in the production line. That’s how discipline the workers are in the factory.

Interestingly enough, Brian Koo Bon Hak, the CEO of CUCKOO Electronics Co. Ltd, mentioned of a plan to build a RM 100 million factory in Malaysia to produce water purifier products. This will help to bridge the demand gap due to the rapid growth in Southeast Asia and Brunei is one of the emerging markets in the water purifier category.

 

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With the presence of media from Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore during the media conference at CUCKOO factory in Seoul
 

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One of the production lines for the CUCKOO multi-cooker
 

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One of the semi-conductors used for the multi-cooker
 

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The faulty section where one will commission to see what went wrong with the unit
 

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The upcoming multi-cooker model that is able to make Gaba rice
 

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Gaba rice is better than brown rice and healthier
 

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Our local model from Brunei posing with CUCKOO water purifier
 

 

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Behind the scenes on how the water purifier are being produced
 

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I was pretending to spy inside the production line :p
 

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