20th Consumer Fair

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in fashion, games, gadget, lifestyle, food, Business, Social News

 

"
Presentations of tokens to the loyal exhibitors of the Consumer Fair during the launch of 20th Consumer Fair
 

"
Jennifer of AIA (Brunei) receiving a token from the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, the guest of honour for the 20th Consumer Fair.
 

"
Her Excellency Nicola Rosenblum, Australian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam
 

"
Check out Cuckoo’s latest promotion. You can simply top up $10 to add another product. Awesome deal 😀
 

"
Guess what? Those who spend at Cuckoo during Consumer Fair, you will stand a chance to fly to Korea with the local media in March 2018
 

 

"
At BIBD Booth
 

"
One of the most interesting concept introduced in Brunei Darussalam as Khal explained to the minister on the latest modular home/space. You can follow @fabuar.co on IG for updates.
 

"
Drop by BIBD booth at CF if you are interested on Fabular
 

"
This is how it looks like #fabular 😀
 

"
At Takaful Brunei booth
 

 

"
The young blood, entrepreneurs with the minister
 

"
Check out YMRM Gallery
 

"
Check out Rubine kitchen products hosted by Bobby Electrical
 

"
 

"
The Banquet Hall of the ICC will be the main place to dine
 

 

"
Happy to see Pan & Wok’s presence at Consumer Fair
 

"
I will be needing this soon for my car. More info on February once it is officially launched.
 

"
Royal Brunei Airlines with their promotional fare
 

"
 

"
 

 

"
Minister receiving a token from Amarda Properties
 

"
Brunei Halal is back again at Consumer Fair
 

"
Nimanja showcasing during the Consumer Fair
 

"
A new online portal for shopping – Babakimpo. Register and you will get a free keychain 😀 I got mine yesterday.
 

"
Chill Chill serving drinks at Banquet Hall
 

 

"
Another online portal – J3smart 😀
 

"
Some incentive for CF goers
 

"
TelBru has a nice booth btw
 

Audi closes 2017 with new record-breaking sales

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

 

"
1,878,100 automobiles sold: Audi closes 2017 with new record-breaking sales
 

• Following a difficult start, successful year-end closing with sales up 0.6 percent

• Sales chief Bram Schot: “Demonstrated strength and brand attraction”

• Q models take off with over 685,000 deliveries

AUDI AG has increased its global sales for the eighth year in a row. Despite a turbulent first half of the year, the company achieved a new record-breaking figure: Around 1,878,100 deliveries represent an increase of 0.6 percent. The Four Rings sold more than in the previous year in all three core markets in 2017: In the United States, Audi achieved new record-breaking sales month by month and closed the year 2017 with growth of 7.8 percent. In China, Audi not only managed to offset the poor delivery figures from the first half of the year, but even achieved a cumulative increase of 1.1 percent in the year-end spurt. In Germany, sales built on the very high level in 2016 with an increase of 0.4 percent.

“Despite a very challenging situation we achieved positive growth in all core markets in 2017 and achieved a new record-breaking sales result worldwide. Every single market contributed to this outcome. This demonstrates the attractiveness of our product portfolio to our customers,” says Bram Schot, Board Member for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG.

Since June, Audi has managed to return to growth in China, steadily reducing the cumulative year-on-year decline month by month and ultimately achieving a positive sales balance. In the period January through December, the brand increased its deliveries by 1.1 percent to 597,866 automobiles. With this new all-time high, the company continues to maintain its lead in the Chinese premium market. Following on from its similar achievement in November, China also posted the highest volume growth of any individual market in the last month of 2017. Here the sales figures once again increased sharply, up 34.3 percent to 69,160 automobiles year-on-year. Never before had so many Chinese customers taken delivery of an Audi in a single month.

 

 

"
The new Audi Q5 will be launched in Brunei in February 2018. Stay tune 😀
 

Audi of America also achieved another successful year despite the declining overall market.Audi was the only premium manufacturer in the United States to grow steadily in 2017: up 7.8 percent to 226,511 units. In December 2017, the company also celebrated its 84th record-breaking month in a row (+16.3% to 26,977 units).

With high growth throughout the year, Audi Canada (+17.9% to 36,007 cars) also established itself as a firm fixture among the top ten largest markets.

Despite numerous political and economic uncertainties, sales in Europe rose 0.4 percent to around 860,600 cars. In addition to Germany (+0.4% to 294,544 cars), Italy (+10.5% to 68,954 cars) and France (+3.6% to 63,980) achieved new annual record-breaking figures. The market downturn in the UK had a negative impact on overall results: With 175,217 deliveries and a drop of 1.3 percent, total Audi sales in the United Kingdom, however, comfortably outperformed the declining overall market.

The global increase in demand for the Q models (+10.8% to around 689,150 cars) was a major factor in the growth of the Four Rings in 2017. More than one out of every three Audi models sold was therefore an SUV. The best-selling Q model in Europe is the Q2. Apart from Germany (23,167 units), other major buyers here included the UK (12,636 units) and Italy (11,068 units). Global sales of the Audi Q3 once again increased in December (+11.3% to around 20,950 cars). In 2017, the most successful member of the Q family was the Audi Q5 with around 281,850 automobiles delivered. The most Audi Q5 models were delivered to the individual market China. The successor model will go on sale at Chinese dealers as a long-wheelbase version in spring 2018. The Audi Q7 also saw sales increase by 3.9 percent in 2017. Since the start of the year, sales of the full-size SUV have increased in North America alone by about a fifth to around 43,800 units.

 

Are you ready for 20th Consumer Fair?

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

 

"
 

"
Partners and sponsors of the 20th Consumer Fair with D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd Adviser Pengiran Salleh Abdul Rahaman Pengiran Haji Damit and D’Sunlit’s Operations Manager, Mr. Ngu Tiing Siang last weekend
 

A decade into its inception, the most highly anticipated and popular consumer event is back and celebrating its 20th edition! The Event Organiser and Manager, D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd, held a Signing Ceremony for the Official Event and Activity Partners for the upcoming 20th Consumer Fair that is set to celebrate its milestone from the 24th – 28th January 2018 at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Berakas.

The Signing Ceremony took place yesterday afternoon at Starbucks Beribi and was attended by representatives of the Official Event and Activity Partners. On hand during the ceremony to sign on behalf of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd was the Company Adviser Pengiran Salleh Abdul Rahaman Pengiran Haji Damit who was accompanied by D’Sunlit’s Operations Manager, Mr. Ngu Tiing Siang.

Other than shopping, we also have highly anticipated and exciting activities to make our 20th installment of the Consumer Fair series an enjoyable event for all. Aligning with the theme of Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present, and Envisioning the Future, the main activity highlight for the event is the After Glow Neon Gallery where several local mural artists from ARTTRALIA were brought in to create unique masterpieces in relation to the theme for this installment.

In addition, there is be a 90s-inspired Vintage Shop which will bring consumers back to past as the reminisce on their childhood through games such as tamagotchi, candies that we popular back in the 90s, fun activities such as sand art, and so much more!

You may have also heard about The Missing Endangered Campaign which is the first ever international collaboration established between WWF Malaysia and D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd. The final pit-stop will be held at the 20th Consumer Fair where 2000 mini ceramic elephant figurines will be on display and are available for purchase. All proceeds made will go to WWF Malaysia. 400 uncolored will also be available at the fair for the general public to purchase and try their hand on colouring the elephants. What more, prizes will be given away to the ‘Wildlife Heroes’ who have successfully completed the scavenger hunt adventure that commenced last October 2017. Come by and support this campaign and don’t miss out the opportunity to be a wildlife hero!

 

"
D’Sunlit Adviser Pengiran Salleh Abdul Rahaman Pengiran Haji Damit handing over t-shirt to representative of Starbucks Brunei last weekend
 

"
The second signing ceremony with partners and representatives from D’Sunlit
 

Furthermore there will be plenty of eating competitions brought to you by Olive Tree Corporation, Hui Huang Enterprise, and more! DST will having special promotions, free giveaways, and other fabulous prizes, while Starbucks will also be having promotional offers during the event. To add on to the hype for this 20th instalment or our Consumer Fair series, corporates such as AEC Sdn Bhd and Cuckoo International (B) Sdn Bhd and will also be conducting their own grand draws. Nothing says “New Year” like an unforgettable getaway – that’s why Cuckoo International (B) Sdn Bhd are giving out a pair of flight tickets to join their CUCKOO Media Trip to South Korea! Sign up and get a chance to win a pair of flight tickets now! Terms and Conditions Apply.

Moreover, the most highly favoured and anticipated 20th Consumer Fair Grand Lucky Draw will see one lucky winner to walk away with a brand new Toyota Vios, while others stand a chance to win Royal Brunei Airlines tickets to long haul destinations! Additionally, Royal Brunei Airlines will be offering discounted fares exclusively for the 20th Consumer Fair.

 

"
Brett McDougall, Executive General Manager – Sales & Marketing of Royal Brunei Airlines hinted of good discounted rates for RB during the 20th Consumer Fair. The fair will be announced one day prior to the actual 20th Consumer Fair
 

Speaking of Royal Brunei Airlines, they are happy to announce that there will be a special discounted prices exclusively during the 20th Consumer Fair itself. Brett McDougall, Executive General Manager – Sales & Marketing of Royal Brunei Airlines, hinted that the discounted prices will be announced one day prior to the 5-day event. Currently RB has already given special offers in January. So do expect a better one and it will be on selected destinations based on the market demand. Apart from that, you will still a chance to win short haul and long haul destinations as part of the 20th Consumer Fair Grand Lucky Draw sponsored by D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd.

 

"
Jackson Ting, Managing Diretor of D’Sunlit exchanging documents with Dona Eldeyana Johan, Acting Senior Manager Group Marketing, DST 
 

As for DST, do expect special bundles on the iPhone and Samsung contracts for its customers. If you missed out the December bundle launch for iPhones, fret not 😀 They will be readily available registration and payment service for their customers. There will be activities hosted by DST and do look forward to their current Augmented Reality competition for iPhone users and guess what? the one with the highest points will win an iPhone X. Who’s up for that? Maybe I can own another iPhone x

The 20th Consumer Fair is Organised and Managed by D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd and will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Berakas from the 24th – 28th January 2018 from 10am – 10pm daily except on Friday where doors will temporarily be closed from 12pm – 2pm due to the Friday prayers.

For further inquiries regarding the 20th Consumer Fair, please do not hesitate to contact the Event Organiser, D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd at 2453 666. Don’t forget to like them on Facebook at “Brunei Consumer Fair” and follow their on Instagram @consumerfair.bn for more regular event updates! Use the hashtag #consumerfairbn and #consumerfair20 to share your Consumer Fair experiences with us as we celebrate a milestone event.

 

"
I’m glad to be part of the Consumer Fair for the 20th time 😀
 

 

"
When it first started back in 2008, it was called Consumer Food Fair. Image courtesy of anakbrunei.org
 

"
The Minister of Home Affairs then graced the first Consumer Fair back in 2008. Image courtesy of anakbrunei.org
 

"
One of the vendors during the first consumer fair. Image courtesy of anakbrunei.org
 

"
One of the activities during the first consumer fair. Image courtesy of Kulimpapat.
 

"
Before @gameon.bn, there was the first Brunei Cyber Game where it all happened. Image courtesy of Kulimpapat.
 

"
The original group of Brunei Cyber Game. Really appreciated the team that helped me back then. Now Amar (2nd from left) has built a better team and growth of the gaming industry in Brunei Darussalam. Image courtesy of Kulimpapat.
 

Having logistics problem?

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

 


Click image to enter website
 

Have you heard of Sivli Logistics Sdn Bhd? It’s one of the logistics company that offers door to door services and it aims to provide total logistics solutions to their valued customers.

You don’t have to worry as much as they cover your freighting matters, logistics, distribution and supply chain solutions. If you run a company, Sivli Logistics also offer you as a long term business partner. I suggest you check them out as they offer pretty competitive rates.

They also have a great team to look into your logistics needs. They provide consultations and updates to tailor to your needs. The team is also very open to ideas as it will be invaluable when it comes to sparking ideas for improvement and innovation.

So what kind of services do Sivli Logistics Sdn Bhd offer?

Sea, Air And Land Freight Matters
(LCL, FCL & Conventional Modes)

Door To Door Freight Forwarding Services
(Free Survey And Price Estimation!)

LCL, FCL, Break Bulk Cargoes Clearance At Port

Air Cargoes Clearance At Airport

Import / Export Arrangements

Rental Of Transportation Services

Personal Effects Packing And Door To Door Delivery

Air Courier Arrangements

Manpower Supply

Warehousing

 

 


Check out the list of services they offer
 

 

There are a few companies that have already engaged with Sivli Logistics Sdn Bhd and they are quite happy with their rates and services. One of the corporate companies distributes phone accessories having been using Sivli Logistics Sdn Bhd service for a few months now. So Sivli Logistics is also looking for new partners to work with and do reach them and learn what they have to offer.

Sivli Logistics Sdn Bhd is pretty strong when it comes logistics between China and Brunei as they do frequent shipping in a month to deliver their goods to their customers. Another advantage is that Sivli Logistics owns a huge warehouse in China for the convenience of their customers in terms of safety and security reasons.

They are also very ethical with their pricing and be transparent with their customers with the prices. As a token of appreciation for Sivli Logistics Sdn Bhd customers, they will be offering special waiver fees with a promotional code from my blog and social media. Do check out their website at www.sivlilogistics.com for details. They also have a Facebook Page for your convenience.

So are you ready to partner with Sivli Logistics, your preferred logistics partner? Call +673 2654478  for details.

 

 


The logistics team unloading the item from the port
 


The logistics team taking care of the items upon arrival at Brunei port
 

Rano thoughts: This is definitely one of the best logistics partner to work with, be it Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) or big corporations. There are a few logistics companies or forwarders in Brunei Darussalam. As for Sivli Logistics, they have one of the best services when it comes to handling logistics especially if you are ordering things internationally. Their services are quite commendable and they also competitive pricing.

I will highly recommended new SMEs or even existing ones to give Sivli Logistics a try and they can tailor to your needs and budget. Give them a call and let them be your problem solver for dealing with logistics.

 


Click banner to enter website
 

Now speaking forwarding company, Sivli Logistics have also a sister company that deals with online shopping. It’s good to know that online shopping is getting pretty popular in Brunei Darussalam and about time to. In the past few years, not many were confident on paying things online and hence online shopping didn’t had much progress.

It was nice to know that Sivli Logistics is working hand in hand with  J3smart.com for logistics purposes and it was launched earlier this year to give more shopping options for Brunei consumers.

There are items that might be of interest to locals as I had a quick browse on their e-commerce portal. The best part of shopping with J3smart.com are that 1) they are very efficient in their delivery (within a week) 2) the items are pretty competitive and cheap as compared to others and 3) they also provide warranty which brings confidence to the customers.

You can even buy things such as furniture as well. Amazing!! The other best thing about J3smart.com is that the fact that you can ask them to shop for you if the particular item you are looking for is not available on the website. All you have to do is send them an image of the product and its details and let them to the shopping for you.

So what are you waiting for? Ready to shop to the next level?

 


Many benefits shopping with J3smart.com
 


Some of the items available to order
 

Check out the Sky Lounge/Business Class Lounge

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

 

"
 

"
Officiating the newly revamped and upgraded Sky Lounge and also the new Business Class Lounge at Brunei International Airport. Guest of Honour Yang Mulia Dr Hj Abdul Manaf Bin Hj Metussin, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Primary Resource and Tourism, & RB Board Director, and Karam Chand, RB’s CEO.
 

Royal Brunei Airlines has launched its newly refreshed and upgraded Sky Lounge and introduced the new flagship Business Class Lounge at Brunei International Airport on 06 December 2017.

The launch of the new lounges were officiated by Guest of Honour Yang Mulia Dr Hj Abdul Manaf Bin Hj Metussin, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Primary Resource and Tourism, & RB Board Director, and Karam Chand, RB’s CEO. The launch was also attended by RB’s Board of Directors, officials from the Department of Civil Aviation, various Government Agencies, RB’s corporate partners and Royal Skies elite members.

The RB Business Class Lounge takes on board the needs of the sophisticated and frequent travelers that is RB’s business class guests and Royal Skies gold members. Features that take care of guest comfort, relaxation, fine dining and entertainment has been provided for in the new lounge. With a capacity of 72, the new Business class Lounge has plush, comfortable décor and furnishings designed to make the guests feel at home and for them to relax and enjoy the warm hospitality of RB. Guests at the Business Class Lounge have access to executive meeting rooms and all the facilities offered at the Sky Lounge in addition to the coffee bar for those guests who are squeezed for time.

RB upgraded sky lounge is open to Royal Skies Silver members, corporate guests, customer airline guests and for the first time in Brunei, to walk-in guests. RB is pleased to welcome Priority Pass customers to its lounge and is in discussions with other corporates who have shown interest in getting access to the lounge. These will be announced in due course.

 

 

"
Karam Chand delivering his welcoming remarks
 

"
Members of the guests during the launch
 

"
The Business Class lounge
 

 

"
Surau
 

"
The kids play area
 

"
The dining area
 

Accommodating up to 120 guests, the upgraded Sky Lounge features buffet dining, all the existing facilities including the prayer room. However RB felt the guests deserve more and thus have added exciting facilities such as a movie room, kids’ room, family zone, gaming area featuring PS4 and Xbox Kinect as well as a Virtual Reality station highlighting places of interest in Brunei and other RB destinations giving our visitors an immersive experience of the various attractions on offer. This is work in progress and more destinations and RB products will be added over time. We hope through this innovation we can entice more transit guests to consider taking a stop-over holiday in Brunei on their return journey. There are no extra charges for the air content for stop-over guests when booked via our online booking portal.

With a ceiling to floor glass exterior, the lounges overlooks the departure hall and features the warm and refreshing colours that is now synonymous to the RB brand. The lounge glass exterior also maintains previous design elements like the Brunei iconic Ayer Muleh design and a unique brass art piece depicting Kampung Ayer in keeping with our Bruneian identity.

“At RB, we believe the service experience right from research for the holiday options, bookings, service at the airport and inflight is our key strength and we continuously strive to innovate and improve the guest experience at every touch point. We are pleased to offer our guests the best Bruneian hospitality and positively position Brunei International Airport (BIA) to international travelers. With the peak holiday season on the horizon, we are excited to introduce the walk-in product, a first for Brunei which we believe will be very attractive to the long haul economy guests who have been asking for such a facility at BIA for some time. With the expanded facilities and top quality food and beverages on offer, we trust the new lounges will be exceed guest expectations and help us achieve four star airline ranking. ” said Karam Chand, RB’s CEO.

RB is pleased to introduce its business partner Savy’s Brasserie. Savy’s has partnered with RB as the caterer and service provider and has designed the menu to suit all taste buds. Today they launched the full product offering for RB guests including fine dining in the business class lounge.

 

 

"
There’s a playroom for gamers too.
 

"
Frozen anyone? #playstation #xbox
 

"
There’s a movie theatre room
 

"
Some of the invited guests
 

"
Some of the invited guests
 

Ricky Chua, first customer of iPhone X from DST

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

 


First customer Ricky Chua unboxing his new iPhone X
 


The distribution of the iPhone X as Ricky Chua received his new iPhone X at DST outlet at Airport Mall
 

Following the wave of excitement since the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus bundle plans were launched one month ago, DST opened its doors to the public for the long-awaited iPhone X which was released together with DST’s bundled plans.

DST celebrated the launch by congratulating customers for their purchases of the iPhone X who patiently awaited the arrival of the iPhone X and the plans offered by DST. A consensus of eager customers who queued in line waited for the release of the plans despite offers elsewhere that offered pre-orders earlier than DST.

For the launch, DST gave the first 50 customers in the queue DST vouchers worth B$100 together with an iTunes gift card worth USD15 to take home. First 50 customers also received special access to the iPhone X Launch Lounge. All customers were also treated to special food and beverages from Little Gourmet, Gong Cha, Magnum and the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. I was privileged to be among the Top 50 customers, being the 19th person in the queue. The first person was Ricky Chua.

DST also entertained customers hours before the launch by playing games and providing giveaways. There were around 5 iPhone X covers being given away with DST merchandise such as umbrellas. One of the prizes was the latest Apple TV for those who were queueing up.

In attendance to open the doors to welcome the first customers was Suhaimi Hussain, CEO of DST and Haji Marshad Bin Hj Ismail, Deputy CEO of DST.

The postpaid bundles of the iPhone X offers various monthly subscriptions and upfront payments. For example, an Apple iPhone X 64GB with a $938 upfront payment is bundled with an B$85 monthly subscription for 24 months and customers will receive 9GB local data.



The plans are launched exclusively at DST’s Airport Mall branch only.

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 iPhone bundle plans, please visit: iphone.dst

 

 


A huge crowd at the iPhone X launch. Almost 80 people queued up for the launch.
 


The queue half way after the official launch at 10am.
 


Jason Rumpus was one of the winners of the mini game
 


Magnum ice-cream for customers
 


DST officials helping out with the pre-registration
 


iPhone X customers get a special treatment with food after receiving their iPhone X unit
 

 


Such a wonderful reception by DST officials
 


Gongcha anyone?
 

 


Doing my face detection huhu 😀
 

 


He dropped his phone a day before the launch. He was already targeting the iPhone X for a while. A huge upgrade indeed.
 

 


A former iPhone user before switching to Samsung. Now he’s back to Apple 😀
 

Roti Culture woos Brunei

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

 


Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Ali Apong as the guest of honour with Pehin Goh King Chin, Managing Director of GHK Sdn Bhd and Wu Chun, founder of Roti Culture and his two children officially launching Roti Culture last Friday. Image courtesy of Roti Culture Facebook Page.
 


The invited guests enjoying the culture performances during the grand opening

Roti Culture, the recently opened family oriented and kids friendly restaurant is based in Batu Bersurat serving scrumptious and most loved roti and an array of savoury dishes, tantalizing local taste buds with an international touch. During the grand opening, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Ali Apong was invited as the guest of honour to officiate the opening. Along the VIP guest lists were Managing Director of GHK Sdn Bhd, Pehin Goh King Chin, the Russian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Vladlen Semivolos, former CEO of the Brunei Tourism Board, Sheikh Jamaluddin and Marketing Manager of Royal Brunei Airlines, Alirahim Hj Abdul Rani.

The owner is our Brunei’s very own international artiste and philanthropist, Wu Chun who recently just finished the shooting of the very popular TV show “ Daddy, where are you going?” with an online viewers of more than 5 billion in China alone. Looking at his weibo account, we know he is just back from his 11 days trip, which he traveled to 11 cities for his commercial events and international endorsements. Including a recent award in Beijing where he was awarded the 2017 NetEase Most Influential Artiste Award. Wu Chun was known for his endeavours making Brunei known to the world and vice versa, him bringing the outside world experience to the country.

This is why, in Roti Culture, one can find what they are looking for, on the menu to satisfy one’s hunger ranging from the Indian-inspired signature roti kosong, roti bomb, dosai, nasi briyani to Malay cuisines such as our pandan nasi lemak, laksa, and otak-otak, as the founder would describe it as a one-stop place to eat and kid friendly atmosphere equipping a kid’s corner.

 

 


Guest of honour signing on the plaque. Image courtesy of Roti Culture Facebook Page.
 


A token of appreciation to the guest of honour and group photo with the associates of Roti Culture. Image courtesy of Roti Culture Facebook Page.
 


That’s some grand cake there. Image courtesy of Roti Culture Facebook Page.
 

 

 


You can see behind the scenes on how they make roti.
 

“My whole family loves roti, my overseas friends love roti to the max. Our menu comprises mainly of famous roti made by our very own chef and each dish is carefully infused with culture and are Bruneians’ favourite like the nasi ayam penyet and Temburong Cendol which you can get every day and we hope Roti Culture can be a ‘must-stop restaurant for the tourists in Brunei” said the owner and founder of Roti Culture, Wu Chun.

“We have tourists from Singapore, Taiwan and China who are crazy for Brunei’s roti and martabak as they claimed that ours (Brunei’s) has a different richer taste. Tourists craziness for roti is one of the things that inspired me to open Roti Culture,” he said. “I want to bring the Asian and Outside Culture together through what people commonly love, food.”

Moreover, what makes our menu special is that some of the dishes are signature recipes contributed by Wu Chun’s family members, which recipes go back to the 1980’s.

“I come from a big family and all of my aunties love to cook. So, we picked some of the best recipes to be included in our menu like the Kolo Mee, Nasi lemak, sup tulang, otak-otak and curry. It’s a fusion of culture here.” added Wu Chun.

Meanwhile, Wu Chun is keen to incorporate bits and pieces of Brunei’s own landmark Kampong Ayer in the restaurant by putting a large wall sticker showing the water village’s view and recycling colourful wooden planks from remnants of demolished water village houses. “They represent Brunei as Kampong Ayer is known as the Venice of Asia so when tourists come and dine in here, they have the feel and take pictures as memories,” said Wu Chun.

If you have not visited Roti Culture just yet, we are located at Block H, Unit 8 & 9, Ground Floor, Kg Pengkalan Gadong. So, come by, have a bite and feel the welcoming ambiance by the aromatic smell of the roti. For more information or booking, please call 242 1000 or follow their Facebook page or instagram @ROTICULTUREBRUNEI.

 

 


Wu Chun posing for the media a few days before the grand opening
 


Wu Chun speaking to the media
 


That looks appetizing
 

 


I love this dish. The rendang.. Slightly spicy and to my liking
 


Wu Chun with the members of media and social influencers
 


Wu Chun with his staff of Roti Culture
 


Located at Batu Bersurat
 

Sound & Canvas

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

 

 


Sandy Tan, the founder of Sound & Canvas, delivering her opening remarks
 

Have you visited Sound & Canvas lately? It was launched earlier recently at Setia Kenangan II, Kiulap, above Games & Latte. It’s managed by Sandy Tan who has the desire and passion for a creative community, devoted to experiment art in Brunei Darussalam. Her new studio aims at establishing creativity merging original music with various forms of arts.

Sound & Canvas (@soundncanvas) collaborated with Other Half Studio (@otherhalfstudio) for the theme “Can you keep a secret?”, an immersive Audio-Visual Exhibit. It is also supported by @happypetalsnco, Bloom Project Co. (@bloomprojectco) and Piccolo Cafe (@piccolocafebn). The Audio-Visual Exhibit will be ongoing until 31st December and it opens from Thursday to Sunday from 7:30pm to 11:00pm.

There is section of beautifully crafted paper petals on the wall where guests can write and post their comments or love notes for Sandy and her new studio.

So far the response has been encouraging and it was good to see the youth turning up for the Audio-Visual Exhibit and beginning to appreciate the artistic value of creative arts merging with original music.

This could be a new space for local artists and musicians to work together in promoting arts and music in Brunei Darussalam. Hence the space will be continually reconfigured throughout the year to host various exhibits and showcases.

In terms of services, Sound & Canvas provides advertising soundtracks, film/short film/tv/podcast soundtrack (that caught my eye huhu) and sounds/music for apps and games.

At Sound & Canvas, Sandy hopes to connect with musicians, artists, performers and independent makers who share a passion for creating original, ambitious work.

She holds BA of Communications (Hons.) from RMIT University Melbourne and BA of Music (Composition & Production) from the Australian Institute of Music Sydney.  Sandy’s creative practice usually involves electro-acoustic instrumentations and manipulating found sounds. Her work is inspired by a curiosity for how sound and music influence our social experiences, as well as parallels drawn between sound and other art forms.  Sandy has learned that anyone can create and showcase art. Talent is made valid with practice.

For updates, you can follow @soundncanvas on Instagram.

 

 


It was good opening night where they turned and hung out for the occasion

It’s a looping effect to see arts and music combining to give the euphoric feeling
 


I love this part of the art
 


The flower arch created by @bloomprojectco
 

 


Awwww so sweet
 


The mirror floor
 


A place to chill and destress 😀
 


Supporting Sandy’s opening night
 


Hello Fiza :p
 

Pet Lovers Centre

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

 


Times Square shopping Centre Marketing Manager Lee Yee Liang, Marketing Manager Siti Noor Arrifah and Pet Lovers Centre owner Lim Hui Ling during the opening of the store last weekend
 

Pet Lovers Centre (PLC) held their grand opening for their Times Square Branch on November 26th providing Bruneians with high quality pet products ranging from food, toys and equipment among other things.

To officiate the grand opening, Times Square shopping Centre Marketing Manager Lee Yee Liang along with PLC Owner Lim Hui Ling and Marketing Manager Siti Noor Arrifah will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony.

In conjunction with their grand opening, Pet Lovers Centre held a two days discount promotion of up to 60% from 26th November 2017 to 27th November 2017. Pet Lovers Centre is also holding a free VIP membership giveaway for any customer who brings their pet to the shop during the grand opening.

Meanwhile, existing Pet Lovers Centre VIP members will have the opportunity to receive a free goodie bag for purchases above $50 in a single receipt.

Pet Lovers Centre is a pet store chain whose headquarters are in Singapore. It was founded in 1973 and is currently the largest pet store chain within Singapore and Malaysia.

For more information and updates, members of the public can follow Freshco at their Facebook page and instagram, @FreshcoBrunei or call 2201083.

 

 


Check out the cat products available at their store
 


Something to shop for your pets
 

New banquet hall & conference meeting room

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

 

"
Click image to enlarge
 

I came across a venue that provides a banquet hall, a meeting conference and also a place for corporate and private events. If you happened to be in KB town (Kuala Belait), then this is one of those choices that you can consider.

If you look at the banquet hall, it’s surprisingly huge where it can accommodate 800 to 1,300 guests. For those who are keen, you can refer to the meetings & events factsheet below for the price range.

The banquet hall is inclusive of:

• Projector & screen
• PA System
• Wifi
• Tables and chairs arrangements
• Food & beverages
• Audio video lighting
• Podium with goose neck microphone
• Basic sound system and lightings
• Side projector and screens

For the Meeting Conference, it is inclusive of:

Projector & screen
• PA System
• Wifi
• Tables and chairs arrangements
• Two 2in1 flip chart whiteboard stands with one paper & two markers
• Sets of stationaries
• Mineral water 600ml
• Complimentary candy
• Food and beverages (an additional charged based on menu selection)

For Corporate & Private Events, it is inclusive of:

• 4 hours maximum with minimum 10 person
• All prices are subject to 10% service charge
• 50% deposit is required once confirmed
• Final guest count and pre-payment of function due 1 week prior to event
• Cash, cheque or credit card term only.

These facilities are now available at Garden Sentral Hotel, Kuala Belait. The meeting/conference room is located on 3rd floor while the banquet hall is located on the 6th floor of the Garden Sentral Hotel.

For more information, you can call 333 8333 or you can email inquiry at reservations@gardensentralhotel.com You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram @gardensentralhotel for updates.

 

 

"
The banquet hall area at Garden Sentral Hotel
 

"
 

"
The meeting and conference area
 

"
 

 

"
 

"
It can be arranged in this setting for corporate events
 

"
Click image to enlarge
 

Contact RA

ranoadidas (a) gmail.com
Instagram & Snapchat @ranoadidas
Contact: +6738677773

About RA

A blogger since 2002, using platforms from blogspot, joomla and now currently wordpress. A readership that stands on average of 20,000 visits per month. Also on active on social media platform on IG, Facebook and Snapchat (@ranoadidas)

Advertisement rates

You can email me for your interest in advertisement packages. There's also a bundle package with social media postings.