Thailand Grand Fair at CF

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Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs accompanied by H.E. Ms. Wanthanee Viputwongsakul, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Brunei Darussalam with other diplomatic corps at the grand opening of the Thailand Grand Fair at the 23rd Consumer Fair held at the International Convention Centre
 

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Her Royal Highness looked on the hand made design on the umbrella
 

The Royal Thai Embassy organised the ceremony of the “35th Anniversary of Thailand―Brunei Diplomatic Relations Grand Fair” at Bilik Sepakat 2 and 3 yesterday. On this special occasion, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs graced the Opening ceremony of the Fair as part of the 23rd Consumer Fair.

The Embassy’s annual Thailand Grand Fair is celebrating its 11th edition this year and also coincides with the 35th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Thailand and Brunei Darussalam.

Visitors can expect around 30 booths selling fresh and ready-to-eat food such as fresh spring rolls, Miang Kham and Som Tam (papaya salad), dried food, snacks and delicacies such as mango and durian sticky rice as well as dried, fresh and seasonal fruits.

Visitors can also find at the Fair,Thai silk and cotton clothing, handbags, handicrafts, jewelries and herbal products. So do visit the Thailand Grand Fair at the Consumer Fair which ends this Sunday.

 

 

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Her Royal Highness receiving a Thai delicacy from one of the vendors at the Thai Grand Fair
 

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Photo opportunity with the guest of honour
 

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Her Royal Highness visited Chatramue booth
 

Consumer Fair kicks off

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The VIPs during the launch of the 23rd Consumer Fair at the International Convention Centre
 

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Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr.) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs graced the 23rd Consumer Fair
 

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The Guest of Honour paid a visit to Cuckoo Pavilion
 

 

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Meet the sleek PRIME X2.  An outdoor water filter built for outdoor filtration, that is built with superior elasticity and high filtration effectiveness.  From your laundry to your garden, enjoy purified water in all that you do at home with an outdoor filter unlike any other in Brunei. Do check it out at Consumer Fair.
 

 

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One of the entrances for Consumer Fair
 

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Guest of Honour visiting Dare booth in promoting Bruneian Made products
 

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Toy Warehouse Sale
 

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A popular spot even on the first day
 

 

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Guest of Honour at BIBD Pavilion
 

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Hello Katherine. Her company has been a strong supporter of CF
 

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Kurapak launching his new product while Hitesh gave it a thumbs up. Check out Kurapak’s Latte at the food zone area of Consumer Fair
 

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Taiwan booth at Consumer Fair
 

 

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One of the reasons why this area is not being used for Consumer Fair because of the Yayasan event taking place today.
 

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Both coffee vendors complementing each other
 

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Malaysian vendors making their presence at Consumer Fair
 

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CF King, distributor for Asus, participating in this year’s Consumer Fair
 

KFC Popcorn Chicken

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The size is slightly bigger than before and I love the fact that it’s spicy – KFC Popcorn Chicken
 

Brace yourselves KFC fans: one of the nation’s most popular KFC products has made a comeback. KFC Brunei is bringing back its iconic Popcorn Chicken by popular demand. This time with a new exciting Hot & Spicy flavour.

Made with 100% real tender, juicy chicken, the KFC Popcorn Chicken returns bigger and better. Every ‘pop’ offers a satisfying crunch with a Hot & Spicy kick, giving you a guaranteed indulgence. Its portable format not only makes for a great on-the-go snack, it also works perfectly as an add-on to complete any of your favourite KFC meals.

“It might have been gone from sight, but never from the hearts and minds of our KFC fans. Many have been asking for this comeback, and we hear you! We are extremely excited to bring back this much awaited iconic KFC Popcorn Chicken, another signature offering that we are truly proud of. Get it before its gone!” said Mr. Ooi, general manager of KFC Brunei.

Enjoy KFC Hot & Spicy Popcorn Chicken À la carte from only BND 4.40. It is also available in combo with Crispier Fries and Pepsi and box meal which comes with an additional piece of chicken.

KFC Hot & Spicy Popcorn Chicken is available nationwide at all KFC restaurants from 2 April 2019, while stocks last.

 

 

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Ruby’s quite impressed with KFC’s Popcorn Chicken
 

Culinary School to bring the best chefs in town

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Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Ali bin Hj Apong addressed a key note speech during the launch of the Culinary School at Laksamana College of Business recently
 

I liked what the Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Ali bin Hj Apong said during his remarks on the launch of the Culinary School at Laksamana College of Business. He said that Brunei need more chefs rather than cooks because chefs can create impact both locally and internationally. I would totally agree on that as being a chef is an entirely different ball game.

I was honoured to witness the official launch of the new Culinary School at Laksamana College of Business and the set up itself was pretty up to standard I must admit. The culinary school has a proper kitchen (see thru concept), preparation area, study area and of course, the dining area to serve the customers.

I could see that LCB has put their sweat and efforts in making the culinary school possible and finally it was officially launched. Being the syllabus coming from City & Guilds, do expect a reputable learning experience for the culinary students guided and facilitated by highly qualified chefs.

I also could see the passion and dedication from the front line (waiters and waitresses), the preparation crew team and the cooking team. They just started the course a few weeks ago and the launch event was their biggest task to date where they served a three course meal to the invited guests at the dining area of the Culinary School.

I was quite pleased to see such establishment and course made available in Brunei and furthermore, with the guidance of the reputable chefs, the students will be able upgrade themselves in the world of culinary.

The Culinary School, one of the first private culinary schools set up in Brunei Darussalam, offers students two City & Guilds culinary programmes: the Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking and Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking.

The Level 1 Certificate covers all the main elements of food preparation, while the Level 2 Diploma builds on the Level 1 Certificate course.

For more details, you can visit Laksamana College of Business website.

 

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Officiating the launch of the Culinary School by the Minister
 

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The Minister touring the dry kitchen area
 

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The Minister viewing the kitchen area where the food were being cooked and prepared
 

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The dining area
 

 

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One of the students from the Culinary School preparing the entree for the guests
 

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Another student busy preparing the entree
 

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I love this dish the most. Good texture too.
 

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The finishing touch for the sago
 

LiHO official opening

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Group photo with Syfulnizar Hamid, Political Secretary from the Singapore High Commission in Brunei Darussalam (3rd from left) as the guest of honour during the official launch of LiHO first outlet at Times Square Shopping Centre.
 


My favourite drink for now – Brown Sugar Pearl Milk Tea and the pearls are kinda chewy
 

LiHO is still a new player in the town, making its presence in Brunei back in October 2018 and the Singapore home-grown bubble tea brand by RTG Group only started in 2017 and already have 93 LiHO outlets across Singapore and Vietnam so far. The official launch happened last week at the first LiHO outlet located at Times Square Shopping Centre.

Gracing the ceremony was Syfulnizar Hamid, Political Secretary from the Singapore High Commission in Brunei Darussalam accompanied by LiHo founders Rodney Tang and Janice Chew. Also in attendance were the Appointed Master Franchisee of LiHO Brunei, Jeffery Chia and his spouse, Rachel Chew.

Jeffrey began with his opening remarks – “How are you?” Or “Apa Khabar?” which describes LiHO in the Hokkien Chinese dialect to show that regardless of the differences in language, culture and beliefs, a simple greeting for LiHO can bond people together.

Now the most popular drink at LiHO is the Brown Sugar Pearls and I love it too. What’s good about it? Firstly the brown sugar pearls are slowly cooked with pure brown sugar over a long period of time to achieve softer and chewier pearls. Some people like to drink the way it is to feel the warmth of the pearls or some would prefer to shake it to have a cooling effect. I prefer the latter.

Jeffrey also announced the Customer Loyalty Program via the Rewards Stamps allocation where all customers need to do is download the app, scan it at the outlet, spend and earn points. Awesome!!!

Jeffrey felt blessed that the response has been great since October 2018 and hope by having more marketing and presence, there is still more room for growth for LiHO to grow.

Rodney Tang spoked of the Brunei market, “We have been in operation for a while and from the response the customers really love our flavours. We are confident that we can further build our business here and open up to six to eight branches in Brunei.”

“Since we founded LiHO Tea in June 2017 (Singapore), we have been restless in our research and development and launched many new flavoured drinks such as the Avocado series, Salted Egg Milk Tea series to name a few.”

So peeps, do try the Brown Sugar Peals and also the Avocado series (using fresh avocado). Don’t forget to download the app too. You can also follow their update on Facebook.

 

 


Jeffery Chia, Appointed Master Franchisee of LiHO Brunei, giving his opening remarks
 

 


Members of the media and friends attended the opening
 

 


Cutting the ribbon ceremony. Congratulations LiHO Brunei.
 

 


The other drinks series available at LiHO
 


Trying out samples of other drinks
 


Ruby’s favourite drink – Brown Sugar Pearl with Avocado
 

 

Shortlisting monthly winners

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Kingston Beverage & Creamery Sdn Bhd team with members of the press
 

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One of the press shortlisting a monthly winner
 

Kingston Beverage & Creamery Sdn Bhd conducted the All New Pepsi Max Taste monthly draw at its office at beribi recently. There are 10 finalist that have been drawn by the member of press for the upcoming Prize Presentation on the 23rd November 2018 (Friday) that will be held at Soon Lee Megamart, Lambak Kanan.

The 10 finalist will be contacted to present on that day to participate in mini games challenge for their prizes. The prizes for the monthly draw are 7 nos of Pepsi Hamper worth B$50 and Shopping Voucher worth of B$100 for 3rd Prize, B$200 for 2nd Prize and B$300 for 1st Prize.

Other participants are still in chance to win the unforgettable 2nos of Turkey Tour Package for 2 pax with allowance as Grand Prize, 2 nos of exotic Dubai Tour Package for 2 pax as 1st Prize and a lot other great prizes.

The All New Pepsi Max Taste Lucky Draw 2018 which runs from October 1st till December 31st will be also collaborating with Ayamku, KFC, MarryBrown and PepperLunch as part of their draw. This means that consumer will be able to participate for the draw when they consume at these participating food outlet.

The participating brands for the draw are Pepsi Products which is includes PEPSI BLACK, Pepsi, Pepsi Twist, 7up, Assorted Mirinda and Revive. PEPSI BLACK, the new cola with no calories is one of brand highlight for this campaign. With its MAX TASTE ZERO SUGAR, Pepsi Black comes in 330ml, 600ml and 1.5L bottles available for your choice in the market.

To participate in this All New Pepsi Max Taste Lucky Draw 2018 is as simple as 3 steps. STEP 1: Purchase any value pack SIX (6) tins/bottles 330ml/600ml/1.5L Pepsi Products in a single receipt. STEP 2: You will need to answer: All New Pepsi Black contains zero sugar? “True / False”. STEP 3: WhatsApp details to +673 8300 833 with clear picture of the original receipt, or you can submit your participation via Kingston Instagram @kingstonbn with terms and conditions apply.

 

 

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Chong Siaw Hian brings home $10,000

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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
 

"Hello Izzah :p
 

" Nicely set up and I love the concept. Thank you, Hook•ed
 

" 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
 

" The food ready to be served
 

" 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 😀
 

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