Chong Siaw Hian brings home $10,000

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

 


Chong Siaw Hian (center) won himself BND 10,000 and received a mock prize from Managing Director of Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia, Mr Lim Chin Lam and Coca-Cola Refreshments Malaysia Sales Director, Ms. Yap Wei Han recently
 

 


The top three winners with the management from Coca-Cola Refreshments Malaysia and Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia
 

Recently, a prize presentation and customer appreciation lunch was held at Li Gong Restaurant for the Coca-Cola Raya Contest 2018. Present during the event were invited guests and contest winners. Commercial Planning Director, Ms. June Tay from Coca-Cola Refreshments Malaysia (CCRM) also shared a few words in regards to the event.

The recent contest was open to all Brunei residents where participants were required to purchase any 12 cans of the participating brands including Coca-cola, Sprite, Fanta, A&W, Heaven & Earth, Aquarius and Minute Maid. Participants were then required to register by sending a “HI COCO-COLA’ to a given contact number where they will then need to follow the instructions given to them.

Winning the grand prize of the event was Chong Siaw Hian, who won a total amount of Ten Thousand Brunei Dollars (B$10,000.00) Cash Prize that was presented by CCRM Sales Director, Ms. Yap Wei Han and the Managing Director of Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia, Mr Lim Chin Lam. The second prize was presented by Ms. June Tay, Commercial Director from Coca-Cola Refreshments Malaysia, and Mr.Eric Lim, Sales Director from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia, where a cash prize of Four Thousand Brunei Dollars (B$4,000.00) was won by Wee Hui Sin. Lastly, the third prize was brought home by Julaihi Kamis with an amount of Two Thousand Brunei Dollars (B$2,000.00) presented by Mr. Melvin Loo Hun Hui, the Regional Sales Manager of Sarawak and Mr. CW Lim, Purchase and Logistic Director from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia.

The Coca-Cola Raya Contest was organized by Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia, the sole distributor of Coca-Cola products in Brunei Darussalam. The contest was held in conjunction with the Hari Raya Celebrations from 1st May to 31st July 2018.

 

 


Wee Hui Sin won the second prize of BND 4,000 and her representative which was her sister received the mock prize from Mr.Eric Lim, Sales Director from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia and Ms. June Tay, Commercial Director from Coca-Cola Refreshments Malaysia
 


Julaihi Kamis went home with BND 2,000 as a third place winner and receiving the prize from Mr. CW Lim, Purchase and Logistic Director from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia and Mr. Melvin Loo Hun Hui, the Regional Sales Manager of Sarawak
 


The awesome food at Li Gong 😀
 


Invited guests from the resellers of Coca-Cola from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia
 


Invited guests from the resellers of Coca-Cola from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia
 


The top 3 winners
 

Press preview of the A250 & A200

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"Woohooo… How can anyone not be excited for the new Mercedes-Benz A250?
 

"Mr. Ho Ley Hoon, Sales Manager of Jati Transport Sdn Bhd mingling with the guests
 

Jati Transport Sdn Bhd knows how to throw a sneak preview of a model in a luxurious manner. They collaborated with a new eatery called Hook•ed, a subsidiary I believe from Golden Corporation, and provided the set up (ambience), service and the most important the food with detailed food presentation.

The event was hosted for the likes of the local press and social influencers of Brunei Darussalam for the press preview of the latest Mercedes-Benz model, the new A200 and the A250, which have already caught many buzzes when I posted a short video a month ago on social media. The dinner + press preview took place at Mercedes Autohaus at Beribi.

In attendance were Mr. Ho Ley Hoon, Sales Manager of Jati Transport Sdn Bhd, Daniel Loo, Marketing Executive at Jati Transport Sdn Bhd and other sales team of Jati Transport Sdn Bhd.

I have to say that the dinner event has a very personal touch and the representatives of the media and social influencers were in awe with what the new A250 and A200 can deliver. Though the exterior may have similar look with previous models, the main stealer of the show is the features of the A250 and A200 and of course, the interior.

I shall share all the specs and features in my next post or show. You will be amazed how smart the Mercedes-Benz can be and yes, you can command by using your voice. The magic word is “Hey Mercedes” and it will attend to you. Awesome!!!

All the current stock have been taken up by customers even before the official launch. But not to worry, more are being shipped as we speak. If you want to buy a Mercedes-Benz, this is definitely the right window and it could be just the best investment for the year 2018 😉

My deep appreciation for Jati Transport for the invite and delivering such a classy dinner event which really suited the theme with the new Mercedes-Benz A250 and A200. Stay tuned for the upcoming post on the A250 and the A200.

 

"Members of the media attending the event
 

"Ak Fairol of Media Permata speaking to a colleague
 

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" Some of the starters for the night
 

" The head chef preparing for the guests
 

" A very detailed chef when it comes to food styling and presentation
 

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" I was feeling excited for dinner and it paid off
 

" Me on the job and do check out my IG stories too
 

" Thank you, Jati Transport, for hosting the media and social influencers
 

KFC Zinger Waffle

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The much talked about KFC Zinger Waffle on social media
 

The latest ‘it’ thing from KFC Brunei is here! Fans are set for another indulgent treat with the new KFC Zinger Waffle Burger. This latest KFC burger innovation is a distinctively new unique take on the much-loved KFC Zinger burger, and it is no ordinary burger.

The KFC Zinger Waffle Burger is a generous yummy stack of deliciousness. In place of the conventional burger bun are fluffy premium Belgian Waffles sandwiching the spicy KFC Zinger fillet. Topped with a delicate golden Maple syrup and KFC mayo sauce, it serves up a gratifying combination of sweet yet spicy flavours; and fluffy yet crunchy elements.

“We know that today’s generation appreciates a little adventure when it comes to food and this inspiration has led to this big burger concept that is both indulgent and differentiated. It is not just another quick-on-the-go format as it is loaded with everything that makes for a lavish and satisfying eat. You wouldn’t want to miss it,” said Mr. Ooi, General Manager of KFC Brunei.

The KFC Zinger Waffle Burger is available starting from BND 6.90 ala carte. This limited time offering is also available in combo and Mega Box meals. TheZinger Waffle Burger combo comes with Crispier Fries and a drink while Mega Box includes a piece of Hot & Spicy or Original Recipe chicken. Get it before it runs out!

Available at KFC Delivery and all KFC restaurants nationwide while stocks last. It’s more than a Zinger, more than a waffle.

 

 


While stock lasts
 

Country Patch’s 10 year anniversary draw

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Dk Adline Pg Hj Taib won a return flight to Seoul, Korea, Latiffah bent Mohammad Husney won a 3 months free breakfast at Country patch and Wong Guan Loong, won a return flight ticket to Bangkok, Thailand with Elyn Pang, the owner of Country Patch during the 10th Anniversary of Country Patch lucky draw yesterday
 

Yesterday saw 23 winners of the Country Patch’s 10th Anniversary lucky draw which ran for a total of 3 months since May 2018. The actual 10 year anniversary fell on 13th July 2018. The three month lucky draw was organised by Country Patch to appreciate the supportive and loyal patrons who have been dining there for the past decade.

The prizes were handed out by Country Patch owner Elyn Pang and Manager of Country Patch Aung Zaw Win. The grand winner was Dk Adline Pg Hj Taib who won a return flight to Seoul, Korea which was sponsored by Daewon Cable Co. Ltd. The other top two winners were Latiffah bent Mohammad Husney who won a 3 months free breakfast at Country patch and Wong Guan Loong, who won a return flight ticket to Bangkok, Thailand, sponsored by Coris Trading Company.

The promotion drew over 5,000 entries as long as the patrons spent a minimum of BND 10. Congratulations to all the shortlisted winners.

 

 

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Lisha winning a consolation prize
 

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Amy Yeo winning a consolation prize
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A huge crowd at Country Patch yesterday

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Farrah Koh Yen Swan won herself a consolation prize

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The top three finalist had to go thru this ordeal of eating Country Patch’s breakfast dishes
 

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Group photo with all the shortlisted winners
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I paid a visit a few weeks ago but I didn’t manage to get shortlisted. Maybe next time 😀
 

CF21 kicks off today

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Happening today Wednesday until Sunday
 

 


Oh yea, do try this experience and you will never know you will get fantastic prizes
 


I was testing out the Human Claw Machine experience. Interesting indeed!! Oh yeah, I am 73 kilos heavy by the way! Click on image to read more about the Human Claw experience
 


One of my favourite chocolate is here at CF21
 


Interested in making your wallpaper with Marvel designs?
 

 


There will be some activities and you will stand a chance to fly to Bangkok too
 


You see it when you see it!! Stand a chance to fly to Jakarta and visit Cuckoo booth to find out more. Every purchaser also has a lucky dip prize, hence everyone is a winner 😀
 


New brands brought in by Bobby Electrical
 

Cakes and Biscuits from RZ Lynz Bakery

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Some of the cakes and biscuits from RZ Lynz Bakery. They are taking orders until 25th May 2018.
 

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The Tapak Kuda. Everyone’s favourite.
 

It’s the time of the year again. Cakes, biscuits and cake rolls, you name it. It’s the time of the year for you to make your orders in time for Hari Raya. This time round they have newer batch of biscuits such as the “Nutella Stuffed Red Velvet Cookies”, “Butter Swirl Shortbread Cookies” and “Salted Egg Yolk Cookies”

The pictures below are just a few from the list available from RZ Lynz Bakery and they are ready to accept orders and the final order will be on 25th May 2018. The numbers to contact on whatsapp – 886 6245 or 8370100. You can also download the order form here.

What can you expect from the list?

Cake Roll

1. Roll Bueno Marble (Kinder Beuno) Size 8” BND 8
2. Roll Durian Monthong Size 8” BND 8
3. Roll Choco Peppermint (Mint + Buttercream) Size 8” BND 7
4. Roll Nutella Delight (Nutella) Size 8”BND 7
5. Roll Lady Diana (coffee) Size 8”BND 7
6. Roll Purple Raspberry Size 8” BND 7
7. Roll Batek Choco Chip Size 8”BND 7
8. Tapak Kuda Ovomaltine Size 9” BND 8
9. Tapak Kuda Kit Kat Size 9” BND 8
10. Tapak Kuda Size 9” BND 6

Cake Lapis

1. Cake Lapis Favourite Nutella (Coklat Emulco + Nutella) Size 6”x 9” BND 36 or Half Size BND 18
2. Kek Batek Kenyalang 6”x 9” BND 36 or Half Size BND 18
3. Cake Lapis Sisik Ikan (Hawflake) Size 6”x 9” BND 30 or Half Size BND 15
4. Cake Lapis Strawberry Chocolate Rice Size 6”x 9” BND 30 or Half Size BND 15
5. Cake Lapis Begawan Solo (Banana) Size 6”x 9” BND 28 or Half Size BND 14
6. Cake Lapis Coffee Princess (Coffee) Size 6”x 9” BND 28 or Half Size BND 14
7. Cake Lumut Cheese Size 7” x 7” BND 25
8. Cake Kukus Lumut (Tepung Suji) Size 7” x 7” BND 20
9. Cake Kukus Mata Kucing Size 8” x 8” BND 20
10.Cake Lapis Kukus Cream Cheese Size 6” x 9” BND 25
11. Cake Batik Empire Size 8”x 8” BND 28
12. Cake Lapis Cheese Size 8”x 8” BND 18
13. Cake Batik Vico Size 8”x 8” BND 22
14. Cake Batik Size 8”x 8” BND 16

 

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Cerelac biscuits
 

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Crunchy Nutella
 

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Tops Crispy Choco
 

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Nutella stuffed red velvet cookies
 

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Butter Swirl Shortbread Cookies
 

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Salted Egg Yolk Cookies
 

Biscuit

1. Nutella Stuffed Red Velvet Cookies
2. Cranberry Almond Cookies
3. Almond Nutella Thumbprint
4. Nutella White Choco
5. Crunchy Nutella
6. Butter Swirl Shortbread Cookies
7. Tops Crispy Choco Cookies
8. Cerelac
9. Tart Nanas (Pineapple)
10. Rainbow Cookies
11. Salted Egg Yolk Cookies
12. Biscuit Sarang Semut
13. Bubblerice Cornflake Rainbow
14. Cornflake Madu
15. Kush Mor Kacang
16. Kueh Mor Cornflake
17. Kueh Mor
18. Popia Gulung Nestum
19. Popia Simpul
20. Popia

Cake Batik

1. Cake Batik Padang Golf
2. Cake Batk Red Velvet
3. Cake Batik Yam/Strawberry/Chocolate
4. Brownies – Walnut/Almond/Cheesy/Marble/Nutella Brownies
5. Nutella Gunung Berapi
6. Frambozen Kenari
7. Cake Velvet Classic

 

 

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Cake Lumut Cheese Size 7” x 7” BND 25
 

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Cake Lapis Sisik Ikan (Hawflake) Size 6”x 9” BND 30 or Half Size BND 15
 

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Tapak Kuda Kit Kat Size 9” BND 8
 

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5. Cake Lapis Begawan Solo (Banana) Size 6”x 9” BND 28 or Half Size BND 14
 

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.
 

Thursday to be added to no plastic day

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Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak, Acting Permanent Secretary (Administration and Finance), Ministry of Development, during the press conference earlier this morning
 

The Ministry of Development through the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (DEPR) held a press conference this morning to socialize the addition of Thursday to the ‘No Plastic Bag Weekend Initiative’ towards No Plastic Bag Everyday.

Present at the session was the Acting Permanent Secretary (Administration and Finance), Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak, who addressed members of the media with regards to the extension. In her speech, Dr Nor Imtihan shared that the launching ceremony will be held on Thursday, 19th April 2018 in conjunction with Earth Day 2018, which appropriately carries the theme “End Plastic Pollution”.

The Acting Permanent Secretary also shared that the remaining days will be added in phases with Wednesday tentatively to be included in July 2018, Tuesday in October 2018 and Monday to be added in December 2018 towards realizing the Government’s objective of No Plastic Bag Everyday by 2019. The initiative will initially involve stores and businesses that are currently listed under the No Plastic Bag Weekend initiative but will be extended to other consumers of plastic bags such as retails shops (kedai-kedai runcit), restaurants and markets/stalls (gerai-gerai).

The No Plastic Bag Weekend initiative was initially launched on 26th March 2011 to include Saturday and Sunday, with Friday being added on 17th February 2012. The objective of the initiative is to promote the concept of 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in order to minimize the volume of waste sent to the country’s landfill. To date, fifty stores and businesses have voluntarily registered to participate in the initiative.

 

 

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Also at the press conference, Martinah Haji Tamit, Acting Director of JASTRe (left)
 

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It all started with Saturdays and Sundays back in 2011
 

Rano’s thoughts: This is indeed a great move finally being implemented. I remember back in 2015, it was mentioned that JASTRe wanted to implement the no-plastic-bag initiative on Thursday, but didn’t materialized. Soon, this Thursday 19th March, the Minister of Development will officially launch the additional day of Thursday to the “No Plastic Bag weekend initiative” so yes, it’s finally happening.

While supermarkets and some convenient stores are already used to this initiatives, the ones that will be the tougher to educate are the ones at the pasar malam or gerai stalls. For decades, they have been used to shelling out plastics to consumers and this stigma will be the hardest to break. Dr Nor Imtihan is confident that with great awareness and how we influence, it can play a huge role in shifting their mindsets and understand the implications of plastic bags to our environment.

The policies in supermarket is already a great reminder of me that I have to mentally prepare a recycle bag in my car, in case that I might need to buy something at the supermarket. If the supermarkets don’t have this policy, I wouldn’t have thought of having a spare recycle bag in my car. So that policy is a great tool to begin with to train and be alert on small things like “no plastic bags” that can have a huge positive impact.

Good job, JASTRe, on taking this idea into a reality. And do open up an Instagram account soon so we, as social influencers, will help to spread the word around by a push of a button 😀

 

 

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Plastic bags are common whenever we go to gerais. Perhaps one way is to start from us, bring our own recycling bags or containers to increase their awareness on the implications of plastic bags. Image from thanislim.com
 

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As you know, plastics are harmful once it’s littered around especially at beaches. This was taken at Tungku Beach and posted on TripAdvisor.
 

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I like this strong message about how plastics can kill the likes of turtles. Let’s look at the bigger picture by taking small steps
 

20th Consumer Fair

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

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

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Her Excellency Nicola Rosenblum, Australian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam
 

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

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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
 

 

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At BIBD Booth
 

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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.
 

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

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This is how it looks like #fabular 😀
 

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At Takaful Brunei booth
 

 

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The young blood, entrepreneurs with the minister
 

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Check out YMRM Gallery
 

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Check out Rubine kitchen products hosted by Bobby Electrical
 

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

 

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

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

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Royal Brunei Airlines with their promotional fare
 

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Minister receiving a token from Amarda Properties
 

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Brunei Halal is back again at Consumer Fair
 

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Nimanja showcasing during the Consumer Fair
 

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

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Chill Chill serving drinks at Banquet Hall
 

 

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Another online portal – J3smart 😀
 

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Some incentive for CF goers
 

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TelBru has a nice booth btw
 

Arabic Food Festival 2017

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

 

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The Arabian decoration and display in conjunction with the Wafa Hotel & Apartment’s Arabic Food Festival 2017
 

Wafa Hotel & Apartment inaugurates the first Arabic Food Festival 2017 last weekend at Annajat Complex. The partner for The Arabic Food Festival is Gwad Basha Arabian Restaurant & Catering (one of my favourite Arabian cuisine in Brunei). I just came back from Saudi Arabia and it makes me crave for the Arabian food more.

The food promotion aims to enthrall the patrons and diners with a myriad of enchanting flavours from the Arabic lands and this also gives Wafa Hotel & Apartment’s guests and customers to enjoy and indulge in the food and fantasies of an Arabian feast located on the 3rd floor of Wafa Hotel & Apartment.

You will also get to see a Middle Eastern ambience and decorations to feel the ambience of Middle Eastern.

The Arabian food promotion will run from 23rd December until 6th January 2018. Now with payday and bonus season, I would highly recommend you to check their food.

For further information, you can contact Wafa Hotel & Apartment at 242 5889. The hotel is located at Annajat Complex, the newly opened building near the Beribi Roundabout.

 

 

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The promotional poster
 

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Pg Md Khairuddin Pg Abu Bakar, the Assistant Manager of Wafa Hotel & Apartment giving his welcoming remarks
 

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Guest of honour Hjh Aidah bte Hj Mohd Hanifah, Director of Agriculture and Agrifood
 

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