Brunei makes a mark on CUCKOO’s 40th celebration

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

 

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Mr Brian Koo, CEO of CUCKOO Korea and Mr. K.C. Hoe, CEO of CUCKOO Malaysia doing the honours for the Cuckoo’s 40th anniversary celebration at Seoul Dragon City, Korea last Wednesday.
 

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CUCKOO unveiled the new ambassador for CUCKOO, Lee Seung Gi, who sang two numbers to delight of the attendees
 

 

2017 was an excellent year for CUCKOO Brunei. The year in which Cuckoo International Brunei reached many milestones, including the successful introduction of a flexible dual package plan, known as CUCKOO’s UP PLAN, which was launched in January 2018.

These plans were thoughtfully designed to allow Bruneian families from all walks of life to effortlessly own CUCKOO appliances – and enjoy the higher standard of life that comes with them – without overburdening themselves financially. The market’s response was positive beyond expectations, allowing CUCKOO Brunei to achieve results that were Beyond Standards:


 “We wouldn’t have been able to achieve such results without the efforts of my highly supportive team, who believed in our vision,” said Mr Wong Kim Guan, Managing Director of Cuckoo Brunei. Within 18 months, CUCKOO Brunei has already opened 9 brand stores, and Garnered over 3,500 households, generating a revenue of 2 million Brunei dollars.

“Greater plans are coming ahead in 2018 for Cuckoo Brunei, where we aim to provide better plans and services to meet greater expectations,” Said Wong Hui Ting, Marketing Director of Cuckoo Brunei.

 

 

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The priceless selfie taken by the Korean celebrity
 

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Mr Wong Kim Guan, Managing Director of CUCKOO Brunei receiving award for the Country Arising Sales Award. I’m quite proud to see Brunei on the map.
 

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CUCKOO Brunei team witnessing the 40th anniversary
 

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Members of the media from Brunei 😀
 

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I made great connections with these bunch 😀
 

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I’m proud of Guan and Hui Ting for your efforts in making CUCKOO a household name in Brunei Darussalam
 

In 2016, CUCKOO has penetrated into the south east Asian markets like Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, and Indonesia. “Our sights are set on expanding the CUCKOO brand to Vietnam, India and Indonesia in 2018. We estimate that our overseas ventures will bring in an annual revenue of USD150 million in 2018, and a total of USD1 billion in the next 5 years. So, we will continue to increase our presence in overseas markets and focus our efforts on the global expansion of the CUCKOO brand,” revealed Mr Brian Koo, CEO of CUCKOO Korea, at CUCKOO’s 40th anniversary celebration.

Held at Seoul Dragon City, CUCKOO’s 40th anniversary celebration was attended by over 500 CUCKOO employees and media personnel from Korea, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Indonesia on 7 March 2018.

CUCKOO is a well-known home appliance brand from South Korea. In South Korea, a CUCKOO water purifier is sold every minute and a CUCKOO rice cooker is sold every 10 seconds. Today, CUCKOO has successfully extended its operations to 30 countries across 5 continents. In 2017, CUCKOO’s global turnover hit a record of USD $760 million.

In August 2016, CUCKOO Brunei joined the CUCKOO family. Within 18 months, CUCKOO Brunei has sold countless water purifiers to Bruneians through a revolutionary ownership plan, and also introduced multi-cookers and air purifiers to the Bruneian audience. In 2017, CUCKOO Brunei accumulated 3,500 Bruneian customers and thus, opened over 9 brand stores nationwide.

For more information about CUCKOO, please call the CUCKOO Careline at +673 2333330 or visit www.cuckoobrunei.com or CUCKOO BRUNEI’s official Facebook page.

 

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Unveiling three new markets for CUCKOO – India, Indonesia and Vietnam
 

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Hello Seung Gi
 

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Does this count as a selfie? haha
 

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He is the new ambassador and I can’t believe loads of Bruneians are crazy for him
 

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I’m impressed with the JS Drummers on the opening segment
 

Minister of Health replaced

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

 


His Majesty the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam delivered his titah last evening. Image courtesy of Hakim Hayat of Borneo Bulletin.

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in a titah reminds those entrusted with rank or authority not to use them to oppress others.

The Monarch says oppression or tyranny will never be allowed in Brunei Darussalam because it an enemy of the country and there will be no compromise in dealing with it.  His Majesty emphasises the matter in a Titah in conjunction with Prophet Muhammad’s Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam birthday celebration which was broadcast by Radio Television Brunei earlier this evening.  In the titah, His Majesty also reminds that any effort to dispute or belittle the Maulid Ar-Rasul Shallallahu ‘alaihi Wasallam will face legal action not simply advise or religious propagation. Source: RTB News

By command of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, it is hereby announces that His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to the appointment of Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Dr Haji Md Isham bin Jaafar, Executive Director, Medical Director and Member of the Board of Jerudong Park Medical Centre, Jerudong, as Minister of Health to replace Yang Mulia Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Zulkarnain bin Haji Hanafi.

I know of Dato Paduka Dr Haji Md Isham through his work at Jerudong Park Medical Centre as I have covered a few of JPMC events with his presence. He is a very dedicated worker and many have commended him of his leadership for JPMC.

Dato Dr Isham graduated from Dundee University, Scotland in 1995. Following his housemanship in Dundee, he worked at Glasgow University as a lecturer, teaching Anatomy. Then, he proceeded to do his surgical rotation in England before returning to Brunei. From his vast experience in General Surgery, he later specialized in Cardiothoracic Surgery in the biggest cardiac hospital in region, Institute Jantung Negara (IJN). Following that he did his Fellowship at Papworth Hospital Cambridge, United Kingdom. He has been a consultant in Brunei since 2005.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and most of the racquet sports (badminton, tennis and table tennis).

Yang Mulia Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Zulkarnain bin Haji Hanafi was sworn in as the Minister of Health on the 22nd October 2015. That meant he would only have served two years as a Minister for the Brunei Government. It’s perhaps the shortest duration for a ministerial post that I have came across. I knew him during his UBD Vice-Chancellor’s days. He was promoted to Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education before being appointed as the Minister of Health in 2015.

The replacement has come to a shock to myself and many others as the usual reshuffling of the cabinet ministers happens every 5 years which is supposedly in 2020. With the sudden replacement, it’s an indication for better things in moving forward. I believe Dato Dr Isham will do a great job in his new role and level up with the rest of the ministries.

 

 


Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Dr Haji Md Isham bin Jaafar is the newly appointed Minister of Health. Image courtesy of Danial Norjidi of Borneo Bulletin.
 

By command of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, His Majesty has also consented to the appointment and transfer of the following senior officers:

Yang Mulia Awang Haji Abdul Manap bin Othman, Director General of Public Service Department, Public Service Department as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health to replace Yang Mulia Awang Haji Zakaria bin Haji Serudin, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health who has been transferred to the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports as Senior Special Duties Officer. Yang Mulia Dr. Awang Hazri bin Haji Kifle, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health has been transferred to the Ministry of Education as Director of Planning, Development and Research: and

Yang Mulia Datin Paduka Dr. Dayang Hajah Maslina binti Haji Mohsin, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health has been transferred to the Ministry of Religious Affairs as Senior Special Duties Officer. The appointment of the Minister of Health as well as the appointment and transfer of the said officers are effective from Friday, 1st of December 2017.

This meant that all the higher positions in the Ministry of Health have been replaced.

 

Cuckoo Icon, I’m sold

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The launch of Cuckoo International (Brunei) last September 2016
 


Hui Ting, Marketing Director of Cuckoo International Brunei talking of the Cuckoo Icon water purifier and I was already eyeing on this for so long 😀
 

After a few months of deciding, I finally opted for one of the Cuckoo products which is a Cuckoo water purifier. There are many perks when it comes to the Korea leading brand home appliance. One of the best thing I love is the after sales service which I shall share a bit later.

Let’s rewind to September 2016. This was the moment that Cuckoo International (Brunei) officially launched in Brunei Darussalam. The event took place at the Melabau Complex in Serusop. Prior to the launch, I’ve seen their products being showcased at roadshows. I was moreover impressed with Hui Ting’s presentation and briefing on Cuckoo products during the launch. She’s the Marketing Director for Cuckoo International Brunei and her product knowledge is pretty comprehensive and I was sold by her presentation.

It’s no surprise that Cuckoo products have sold more than 25 million units worldwide and Cuckoo do live up to its motto – Beyond Standards.

The product I targeted was the Cuckoo Icon and for many reasons:

• The auto and manual self-sterlization modes. You can set your time preference.

• It can be fitted to any place and the Cuckoo team will install the Icon or any water purifier that you buy.

• IN & OUT Technology – The World’s first Electrolysis Faucet Sterilizing Water Purifier which self-sterilises every part of the water filter – from the water tube to the water tank to the faucet – that comes in contact with water.

• You can only rely on one-faucet system which is more convenient and using one source of water from the kitchen or pantry.

• The icon has different range of temperature. Even the hot water have different temperature and the cold ones.

• For a year, you will get a four month service interval for the replacement of the filters. It’s free of charge and that’s awesome. Definitely “Beyond Standards”.

• The icon has a 6-stage filtration with 4 filters.

• Cuckoo Water Purifier dispenses pH 7.5 Mild Alkaline Water. This is the perhaps the best level of pH for us as having a higher pH of water intake aint’ too good for your body. Like they said, too much of everything doesn’t necessarily make it good.

• I don’t have to worry about reboiling manually. The Icon does the trick.

• I love their service when they installed at my pantry. I hope their service will be consistent throughout as this is part of their “Natural Care Service”.

Their presence have been great too in Brunei. Because of the responsive demand, Cuckoo Brunei have been expanding their businesses as of late – Rimba Giant and Seri Q-lap Mall. So far there are five outlets if you are keen to know more about Cuckoo. You can also contact them at 233 3330 or check them out on Facebook and also on IG @cuckoobrunei and of course, you can visit their website http://www.cuckoobrunei.com/

I’m a proud owner of the Cuckoo Icon and I shall share more of my experience of the water purifier in my next post.

 

 


I finally ordered the Icon water purifier model and they delivered it to my home
 


I chose to put the Icon at my pantry area. Say goodbye to my old water boiler.
 


It just stationed nicely
 

 


The tubes are necessary to make sure the water flow from the Icon to the water faucet. The Cuckoo team provides them too.
 


They will make sure that the tubes are hidden and properly installed. They will also do some drilling if required.
 


Labelling the filters for its expiry date for the next change (in four months’ time)
 


Before the filters are installed, they are being processed using water for a few minutes
 


After 15 minutes of filtration, the filters are installed in the Icon
 

 


Yea, finally my good looking Icon up and ready 😀
 


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