Lavie making its presence felt in Brunei

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Lavie’s Youth defying Night Crème, Beauty Insider Winner for Best Breakthrough Product 2018
 


Dr. Juliana Latif (2nd from left) sharing her product line to the guests at Avenue 41 last Sunday

According to their official website, Le Miracle De La Vie was created and formulated by a pair of female doctors who were driven scientifically for results, in search for the perfect skincare products that could address everyday women’s skin needs and concerns. Their decisions were based on two key elements, effectiveness and user experience.

Premium active ingredients, clinically tested for their effectiveness on the skin, were handpicked from an award-winning Switzerland based lab, with the primary objective to address essential skin issues of hydration, whitening and anti-aging which are the main focus for Le Miracle de La Vie. It was imperative that the concentrations of each active ingredient were kept high and never compromised.

To enhance the user’s experience luxurious textures with sophisticated scents are a pivotal characteristic of each product. Like a shot of caffeine, the daytime products are refreshing and awakens the body and spirit. Like a relaxing cup of camomile tea, the night-time products will calm and sooth the mind to melt away stress. Immaculately wrapped in exclusively designed boxes, Le Miracle De La Vie chose Rose Gold as their signature stamp to emulate sophistication, luxury and premium quality.

To my surprise, one of the founders happened to be a Bruneian and a mutual friend of mine, Dr. Juliana Latif, who nows run two clinics, one General Health Clinic and the other in Aesthetics and Wellness, in Singapore. It has been her dream to pursue into aesthetics when she noticed changes in her own skin. Slowly, she created her own brand Lavie that focuses on whitening range and anti-aging range.

Even with a short span of time in the market, Lavie have won two awards from Beauty Insider Singapore in the Beauty & Wellness Awards 2018 – the first being Best Breakthrough Product for Lavie’s Youth Defying Night Crème and the second being Best Face Save Facial Serum for Lavie’s Intense Lightening Serum. That alone is a great testament for Lavie and Dr. Juliana shared how the awards have boosted their exposure in Singapore market and now she targets the regional market including China where her products are quite well received.

Recently, Dr. Juliana hosted a small event at Avenue 41 to introduce her Lavie line in Brunei Darussalam. The reception has been very positive during the short visit and she hopes one day, the products will be readily available in Brunei Darussalam in the near future.

For the moment, those who are interested, you make your order online through their official website or if you happen to be in Singapore, you can visit Lavie’s physical store at #04-11, Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road.

All the best, Dr. Juliana, in your business venture in aesthetics and wellness. Your dreams are definitely being pursued. It was great to see you again after such a long time.

 

 


One of the products from Lavie being displayed at Avenue 41
 


You can opt for this box and try out four products from Lavie
 


A beautiful set up at Avenue 41
 

 


Dr. Juliana mingling with her guests
 


Another award from Beauty Insider for Lavie’s Intense Lightening Serum
 


A photo opportunity with Dr. Juliana Latif
 

Winners feted by At-Taqwa Travels Tour

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With the top three winners of At-Taqwa Travel Tours promotion held yesterday
 


The grand winner, Massharyanti binti Haji Hussain who an Umrah package for two, receiving the prize from Ak Md Nassiruddeen Pg Hj Yussof, Chief Financial Officer of At-Taqwa Travels Tour
 

At-Taqwa Travel Tours Sdn Bhd has been making a name for themselves for the past year or so. With a very solid team, they provided the best service to every customer they can within their resources. I have worked closely with them last year during my Umrah trip and they were very particular when it came to service.

And yes, when you provide good service, you will eventually get more customers and so they did. The last travel fair, Sabre Travel Fair 2018 drew 562 bookings and it was the biggest milestone for a new player in the industry.

Apart from that At-Taqwa also had special lucky draw promotions and yesterday, three top winners were feted with awesome prizes from the travel agent.

The Grand Prize went to Massharyanti binti Haji Hussain who won an Umrah package for two. The second prize winner went to Fauzian Hj Samat with a BND 2,500 travel voucher while third place winner won a BND 1,500 travel voucher which went to Muhd Wazif Asryaf bin Md Affendy.

Ak Md Nassiruddeen Pg Hj Yussof, Chief Financial Officer of At-Taqwa Travels Tour thanked the customers for their support during the travel fair and also to their loyal customers.

All present during the prize presentation were Pg Hj Rosdimar bin Pg Hj Omarali, Managing Director of At-Taqwa Travels Tour and the management as well as representative from Royal Brunei Airlines.

At-Taqwa Travels Tour will be in full swing this until next year as the first batch of Umrah pilgrims will fly off today. They have been busy with the preparations especially with the practical session for the pilgrims to be familiar before they reach the Holy land.

You can follow their updates on IG @at_taqwa_travel_tours for updates.

 

 


Ak Md Nassiruddeen delivering his welcoming remarks
 

 


Fauzian Hj Samat receiving 2nd prize from Pg Hj Mohd Fakhrulrazi Pg Hj Omarali, Head of Department, Haji and Umrah, At-Taqwa Travels Tour
 

 


Representative of Muhd Wazif Asryaf bin Md Affendy receiving third prize from Dk Sabtuyah binti Pg Hj Abdul Rahman, Head of Department of travel and tourism, At-Taqwa Travels Tour
 

 


Representatives from At-Taqwa and Royal Brunei Airline
 


Check out the merchandise from At-Taqwa
 


The first batch of Umrah pilgrims flying to Jeddah today
 

Sneak peek of Mercedes Benz Driving Experience

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Jati Transport Sdn Bhd arranged a special Mercedes Benz Driving Experience #MBDE for the selected winners to test drive the latest range of Mercedes-Benz models in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Also present were representatives from Jati Transport Sdn Bhd and members of the media. More stories to follow on upcoming post. Stay tune 🙂
 

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They managed to have a driving experience on the Sepang International Circuit for a few hours
 

 

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Robin having a great time on the Sepang Circuit.
 

Purrrrrrfect

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Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism (2nd from left) during the memorandum of Agreement between Royal Brunei and Sarawak Tourism Board held recently
 

Meeeowwww!!!! It’s back again!! After a 4 year hiatus, direct flight from Bandar Seri Begawan to Kuching is back!!! The previous connection was via MASwings which stopped its operation back in October 2014. Royal Brunei ever flew to Kuching and its first flight was back on 15th May 1975 while its last flight was 28th July 2011. So it’s good to see that Royal Brunei has finally re-commencement its flight services to Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, starting 28th December 2018.

A signing of memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between RB and the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) was held yesterday, aimed on offering bi-weekly flights between Bandar Seri Begawan to Kuching and vice versa.

Present was the guest of honour, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism. Present during the MoA were Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Sarawak Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Sharzede binti Datuk Haji Salleh Askor, CEO of Sarawak Tourism Board and Karam Chand, CEO of Royal Brunei.

“The signing of the MoA between the Sarawak Tourism Board and Royal Brunei Airlines bears great importance to both our capitals,” said Sharzede binti Datuk Haji Salleh Askor, CEO of Sarawak Tourism Board. “First, it symbolises the start of the many collaborative efforts between our two capitals which will bring about sustainable socio-economic growth for both Sarawak and Brunei with tourism as a significant contributor, as well as strengthening the friendship between our people.

“Secondly, the Sarawak-Brunei tourism collaboration, especially with the strengthened connectivity between the two destinations, will increase the competitiveness and attractiveness as twin tourism destinations to capture tourists around the regions and the world, especially making Kuching more accessible to our focus markets including Melbourne, Shanghai and London, which augurs well for the marketing of the destination.”

RB will fly to Kuching on December 28 using the RB A320, with the route operating twice weekly before increasing to four times a week by February 3, 2019.

 

 

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The signing of the memorandum of agreement
 

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Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Sarawak Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports speaking during the press conference
 

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Karam Chand, CEO of Royal Brunei, on a side note, mentioned there will be no changes in scheduling for BSB to KK with the arrival of their competitor this coming January
 

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Don’t worry on power outage

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Azlina Tua, Senior Sales Executive of Concepts Computer, Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive at Concepts Computer, Firdaus bin Abdul Samad, Sales Manager for Schneider Electric in Brunei Darussalam and Chu Hui Chiet, Marketing Executive at Schneider Electric (Brunei) at the launch of the new APC UPS
 

In a modern IT-centric society, data loss due to power-outages is not only a business risk but also a risk for everyday home users. Globally, businesses have lost billions of dollar worth of data due to power outages, and most studies does not even take into account personal lost of priceless data like family pictures and videos. This is why Concepts Computer and Schneider Electric (manufacturer of APC products) will be providing three new, affordable models of UPS from APC – World Leader in Power Protection. The new models are the APC BV650, BV800 and APC BV1000 UPS.

Known for its quality, innovation and industry leading service and support, APC (American Power Conversion) is working diligently to improve the manageability, availability and performance of data-critical systems through innovative solutions, and Concepts Computer is also working hard to provide affordable power-outage solutions from APC for both commercial and, more importantly, personal home-use.

All three of the UPS models are the latest in APC’s line of affordable UPS for SOHO (small office/home office) and personal home-use, and are perfect for those in need of quick and easy solutions for multiple PCs or even just a single home PC. The three models are rated for 375 Watts at 650 VA, 450 Watts at 800VA, and 600Watts at 1100VA respectively, this means that all three models will be able to offer protection for your data and hardware from power-outages, power-surges, power-spikes and even lightning-strikes.

Made as user-friendly as possible, APC has provided them with single-step battery connections, hassle-free cold start function, and the ability to power low and high powered devices. And not to forget keyhole sockets which makes mounting possible for all nooks and crannies of most houses, making them the perfect solution at home. And with the 2 years warranty, Schneider with the help of Concepts will help to ease the minds of Bruneian users.

 

 

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Price ranges from BND 78 to BN 98 depending on the watts
 

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It’s solid, durable and heavy because of the battery inside
 

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive at Concepts Computer, speaking to the media, commented that, “Concepts Computer with APC UPS solutions is not only catering to corporations but also more importantly, for everyday home users. We understand the importance of our digital memories like family pictures and videos so this is why we focused on providing affordable solutions for them.” Zul also added, “Even if these UPS power solutions only provide an extra 5 minutes of up-time at home, this still means you will have 5 minutes to safely shut down your computers and save all your digital personal memories.”

Also at the press conference, Firdaus bin Abdul Samad, Sales Manager for Schneider Electric in Brunei Darussalam, also added, “As our society evolves and moves forward towards the digital platform for their personal data storage and becoming more open and vulnerable to data-loss due to power outages, this is where APC and Concepts Computer come in and provides affordable UPS solutions, perfect for homes.” He continued, “APC are also very committed to their products and this is reflected in the 2 years warranty we provide even for our most affordable solutions like the APC BV650 and all the way to our more expensive corporate UPS solutions.”

The APC BV650 will be available at Concepts Computer at $78, the APC BV800 will be available for $88, and the APC BBV1000 will be available for $98. Expected up-time for the APC BV650 with a basic PC of 120W will be 9 to 10 minutes, 14 to 15 minutes on the APC BV800, and for the APC BV1000 is 16 to 17 minutes. Please note these numbers are reliable estimates but can still be affected by many factors and conditions.

For more information on the full range of UPS solutions from APC and other IT products and solutions, please visit your nearest Concepts Computer showroom or call 2233551/2/3.

 

 

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Different variance you can choose for the APC UPS at Concepts Computer. This is the APC BV800 selling at BND 98
 

 

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This is the APC BBV1000 selling at BND 98 and it can hold for roughly 16-17 minutes when there is a power outage.
 

Baiduri makes mark in Seria

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The newly relocated Baiduri Bank branch in Seria
 


Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry, Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Hj Mat Suny bin Hj Mohd Hussein, was the guest of honour (centre) with the management of Baiduri Bank
 

Hello Serians (if there is such a word for Seria people). Because Baiduri Bank has now relocated their Seria Branch in Pekan Seria recently. Baiduri Bank took over HSCB previous location in Seria.

Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry, Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Hj Mat Suny bin Hj Mohd Hussein, was the guest of honour during the official launch of Baiduri Bank Seria branch and he was welcomed by Pierre Imhof, the CEO of Baiduri Bank.

According to Pierre Imhof’s speech, the opening of the branch is a testament to their ongoing drive in providing the highest level of service to their customers in Seria. The area is the heart of commercial activity in Belait District and their presence is to cater to the increasing activity in the oil and gas industry as well as helping to grow and develop local micro, small and medium enterprises in the area.

The location represents not only the convenience but also enhance customer experience and comfort. It also have facilities to cater to Baiduri’s corporate clients and account holders which can help better serve to support both large companies and MSMEs.

The branch consists of a larger banking hall, offering full bank services to individuals and businesses and not forgetting the prestige area.

 

 


Pierre Imhof, the CEO of Baiduri Bank, in his welcoming remarks
 

 


Inside the Seria branch
 

DSTIncomm Samsung Year End Bonanza

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Check out the promotion from DSTIncomm
 

Dreaming of a Winter Wonderland holiday?? It’s simple. Here’s your chance to win DSTIncomm Samsung Year End Bonanza with a grand prize of “2 return tickets to Seoul + BND 1,000 cash. All you have do is simply purchase any Samsung devices from DSTIncomm. Good thing is the promotion ends on 31st January 2019.

Please look out for the “Samsung Authorized” hologram sticker on the Samsung device packaging box and you are eligible. Lots of prizes to be won such as Samsung Galaxy Note9, Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 and many more! For more info, visit www.dstincomm.com or call their hotline 899 8086.

 

 

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Follow the steps and you are a step away from being one of the lucky winners
 

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You can even win a battery pack by sharing
 

The all-new CLS

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The new CLS 350 😀

The new CLS pioneers the new design idiom of Mercedes-Benz, which is recognisable by its clear contours and reduced lines. Its character is marked by a grille contour that widens towards the base and a forward-slanting front section. Other features include wide, low-set headlamps and two-section tail lights. At the same time the design reflects the timeless aura of the first CLS, which founded a new segment and quickly became a design icon. All CLS models are equipped with new engines: in-line six-cylinder and in-line four-cylinder units as diesel and petrol versions. Like its predecessors, the new CLS exudes self-assured sportiness in exemplary style: a highly emotive vehicle offering impressive long-distance and acoustic comfort coupled with thrilling, unrivalled technology.

 

 

The standard AMG Line makes for added sportiness of the exterior and interior. External features are dynamic AMG styling (consisting of AMG front apron with chrome trim, sportily distinctive air curtains, AMG side sill panels and AMG rear apron in diffuser look with chrome trim strip), a diamond radiator grille with chrome pins and 48.3 cm (19-inch) 5-twin-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels painted in tremolite grey with a high-sheen finish. In the interior, the AMG Line comprises specially designed seats in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre in black, an AMG multifunction sports steering wheel with flattened bottom section as well as AMG sports pedals and AMG floor mats.

Interior: comfort and versatility

A high-resolution Widescreen cockpit is standard for the new CLS, with two 12.3-inch displays arranged beneath a shared, continuous glass cover.

In the fully digital cockpit, the driver is able to feely configure the information content according to need and the driving situation. Three different styles can be selected depending on preference, mood or to suit the interior appointments. The Classic and Sport styles have a basic structure with two tubes, while the Progressive style surprises and polarises with a structure having a central, tube-shaped instrument.

The ambience lighting is individually adjustable in 64 colours, and also includes the air vents. When the temperature setting of the air conditioning system is changed, it briefly changes colour to show whether the temperature is being made warmer (red) or cooler (blue).

For the first time, the CLS Coupé is a five-seater. The EASY-PACK Quickfold allows the backrests to be folded down in a 40/20/40 split to versatilely expand the large 520-litre luggage compartment.

Intelligent Drive: safety systems from the SClass

The new CLS comes with the latest driving assistance systems with route-based support for the driver. The standard equipment includes Active Brake Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST, Speed Limit Assist and the occupant protection system PRE-SAFE®.

The optional Driving Assistance Package consists of Active Distance Control DISTRONIC, Active Steering Assist, Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and PRESAFE® PLUS. The Driving Assistance package Plus includes PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side. This system can brace the front occupants for a side impact by nudging them sideways to reduce the risk of injury.

MULTIBEAM LED headlamps with ULTRA RANGE high beam are also standard. These allow extremely quick and precise, electronically controlled adjustment of the headlamps to suit the current traffic conditions. ULTRA RANGE Highbeam generates the maximum light intensity permitted by law.

New range of engines: With EQ Boost and 48 volt onboard electrical system

The third generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLS is powered by completely new engines, in-line six-cylinder and four-cylinder petrol units. Also characteristic of the four-door coupé is the extensive range of 4MATIC models.

The new, systematically electrified four-cylinder and in-line six-cylinder with EQ Boost (integrated starter/generator) and a 48 volt onboard electrical system powers the CLS 350, CLS 450 4MATIC and CLS 53 4MATIC+. The integrated electric motor known as EQ Boost assists the combustion engine e.g. when accelerating, makes driving without the combustion engine possible (“sailing”) and supplies the battery with power by means of high-efficiency recuperation. By doing so it makes fuel savings possible that were previously the exclusive domain of high-voltage hybrid technology. All in all, the new in-line six-cylinder engine delivers the performance of an eight-cylinder engine with significantly lower consumption. The CLS 450 4MATIC is equipped with a particulate filter as standard.

 

 

 

 

 

The New Mercedes-Benz CLS

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The new CLS pioneers the new design idiom of Mercedes-Benz, which is recognisable by its clear contours and reduced lines. Its character is marked by a grille contour that widens towards the base and a forward-slanting front section. Other features include wide, low-set headlamps and two-section tail lights. At the same time the design reflects the timeless aura of the first CLS, which founded a new segment and quickly became a design icon. All CLS models are equipped with new engines: in-line six-cylinder and in-line four-cylinder units as diesel and petrol versions. Like its predecessors, the new CLS exudes self-assured sportiness in exemplary style: a highly emotive vehicle offering impressive long-distance and acoustic comfort coupled with thrilling, unrivalled technology.

So check out the new CLS today at Mercedes-Benz Autohaus from 10am to 5pm. Refreshments will be provided too.

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