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Yong won a Vento

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

 


Mr. Ngieng Chew Yong was the grand winner of the ‘Wash ‘N Win’ Lucky as he was won the Volkswagen Vento. Passing him the mock key was Madam Jarol, representative of Southern Lion Sdn Bhd, Malaysia.
 


Second place winner won herself a 65” inch TV..
 

Last Sunday marked the Grand Lucky Draw Event of the ‘Wash ‘N Win’ Lucky Draw organized by Bahagia Distributors Sdn Bhd, where the grand draw was held at The Mall, Gadong. During the draw, the participants registered and participated in a fun activity to stand a chance to win the sought for prizes. Out of the 115 lucky shortlisted participants for this weekly draw, Mr. Ngieng Chew Yong successfully won the grand prize, a Volkswagen Vento, which was presented by Mdm Jarol, the Representative of Southern Lion Sdn Bhd, Malaysia.

With registration having started since the beginning of April, the “Wash ‘N Win” Lucky Draw, four weekly draws have been held throughout May to June, with the Grand Draw being held on the 18th of June 2017, Sunday. Each of these draw events have been be premiering several fabulous prizes to be won by the shortlisted participants.
All shortlisted candidates registered for this Lucky Draw event by simply purchasing any product from Biozip, Senang and Dobi at specific department stores and outlets.

With a Volkswagen Vento as a grand prize and other more fabulous prizes to be won including Matrix 65”/55”/50”/32” LED TV, Apple iPad Mini 4 and Mini Bar Fridges, The ‘Wash ‘N Win’ Lucky Draw Event will definitely be an event to watch out for in the future.

 

 


100 shortlisted participants carried out their puzzle games
 


Loads of freebies 😀
 


There were 110 envelopes inside and outside the Vento. One of the envelopes is the hidden lucky prize.
 

 


Few of the top ten prizes
 


Some of the consolation winners
 

Relaunching AV Mobile

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The management and associates of AV Mobile relaunching their new flagship store at Times Square Shopping Centre
 


Benny Tan welcoming customers and members of the media to the relaunch last Friday
 

AV Group is proud to present the grand opening of its Newly Relaunch AV Mobile, Digital Life Store in Times Square Mall on Friday, 16th June 2017. The new AV Digital Life Store is the first open concept lifestyle store in Brunei, bringing different aspects of your digital life together, offering dedicated spaces for great variety of phones, accessories, laptops, travel, storage, eyewear, cases and lifestyle Over 40 brands available in one store! Expect to find the full range of Apple and Samsung products as well as new and exciting categories and brands such as our Certified Premium Selection of Certified phones, Sonic Gear, Razer, Supershades, Console Games, Aztech, Agva, Steelseries, Alcatroz, and many more!

So what to expect for the special promotion at AV Mobile, Digital Life Store in Times Square Mall?

– The best value and prices on mobile phones!
– Up to 50% off Steelseries products
– 20% off all Accessories with any purchase!
– $2 and $3 Mobile phone bundles only at the Digital Life Store
– Up to 50% off Steelseries products

 

 


Benny sharing the history of AV Mobile and its transition during the period
 


Celebrity Aziz Harun was in the house too
 

Interesting facts about AV Group that brought you AV Mobile. AV Group is one of the oldest and most established retailers and mobile phone chain stores in Brunei with its founding in 1985. AV Mobile offers the largest range of Certified Phones Available in Brunei with worry free 1-1 exchange Warranty. In 2016, they opened a dedicated, fully equipped 1200 sq ft Service, Training and Experience Center at The Airport Mall (Level 2). This cements their commitment of quality after sales service to all AV Mobile customers.

For your info, AV Mobile is the Official and Exclusive Huawei Retailer for mobile devices in Brunei. Hence, only official phones are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.

AV Mobile has 9 stores across Brunei at Mall, Times Square, Airport Mall, Yayasan, KB, Tutong, Muara, Sungai Liang, Sengkurong.

The management and team would like to take this opportunity to thank all friends, customers, partners and media for their constant support over the past 33 years. They will continue to bring you new and exciting products and experiences at all our AV Group companies and stores! You can follow on their instagram @avmobilebn

 


Brothers showing support during the relaunch
 


Some of the accessories on discount
 

 

 

 


Check out the timeline of AV Mobile. Click to enlarge.
 

ZA Barakah Pop Up Sale

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

 


Hj Omar Abdul Aziz and Siti Rashidah Hassan, co-owners of ZA Barakah with their children during the launch of the pop up event at The Mall
 


Siti Rashidah Hassan officially launching the pop up sale event
 

It has been three years since the company has been in fashion/lifestyle industry. ZA Barakah boutique started since 1st February 2014, managed by Hj Omar Abdul Aziz and Siti Rashidah Hassan. Due to their success, the entrepreneurs have also ventured into tailoring under ZA Tailor (hint, hint for those who wants to do their Baju Melayu or Baju Kurung for Raya).

Yesterday they launched a pop-up event leading into Hari Raya, having a concept of a modern Muslimah, showcasing some local and international brands. Do expect items such as Hijab, Jubbah and kids versions from Malaysia (Shazzmin, Dezahra and Julia Betty).

Perhaps the two major brands that are being showcased and sold are MochaFashion and LilyPetuna. Do check them out as they do look quite elegant and affordable.

Lily Petuna brand has a Pario concept, design that suits the modern era and ZA Barakah has made it easier for the locals to have access to their products. The same could be said for Mocha Fashion that has different range for ladies, kids and also men (top). Do expect great quality from both popular brands.

ZA Barakah is also the sole distributor for Capster (Hijab Sport) from the Netherlands. The brand has sold over 1,000 pieces alone in Brunei and that shows how popular Capster is.

Apart from that, ZA Barakah is also a distributor for Nashata Sports ranging from tops and pants for the ladies. The brand hails from Malaysia.

The pop up event is located on the 1st floor of The Mall, Gadong (near the escalator above Chang Ein Hong) and it will be there for the week. Do follow them on instagram @za_barakah for updates.

 

 


Some of the ranges from Lily Petuna
 


Mocha Fashion also have range for the men
 


Some of the children lines from Julia Betty
 

 

 

 

 

 

BK, Concepts signs deal

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

 


Lim Kai Wei, Marketing Manager of Sinofood Express, Deno Goh, Operations Director of Sinofood Express, Izam Ahmad, Marketing Manager of Sinofood Express, Mr. Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, Alice Chan, Chief Financial Officer of Concepts Computer and Mr. Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive for Concepts Computer during the signing ceremony
 


The signing ceremony between Concepts Computer and Burger King Brunei last weekend
 

Last weekend, Concepts Computer, one of the largest IT retailer in Brunei, along with Sinofood Express, the franchisee of Burger King in Brunei Darussalam, is signing a collaborative MOU for cross-promoting their respective products during the holy month of Ramadhan and the festive month of Syawal.

Signing on behalf of Burger King Brunei is Lim Kai Wei and Izam Ahmad, both marketing Managers with Burger King Brunei. While on behalf of Concepts Computer, Mr. Vincent Pao, General Manager, and Mr. Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive for Concepts Computer. Also present was Operations Director, Burger King Brunei.

Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, speaking to the media, said, “There is potential for a great collaboration between Concepts Computer and Burger King Brunei, since both has a large customer base in different sectors of the Bruneian market, so it is very synergistic.”

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive for Concepts Computer, added to the media, “Customers who have purchased $200 or more on a single receipt; excluding purchases of Acer PC, notebooks and Acer or Epson projectors; in our store will be able to receive a free $10 Burger King voucher. And on the other hand, purchases of $100 to $199 on a single receipt will get a free $5 Burger King Voucher, redeemable at all Burger King Brunei branches.”

And Lim Kai Wei, Marketing Manager of Burger King Brunei, also added, “And Burger King customers who purchases $25 and over on a single receipt will also receive a $10 Concepts Computer voucher, which can be redeemed with Concepts on any of their products including Acer computers or projectors, Epson printers or projectors, APC power solutions, even softwares or OS from Microsoft.”

Also commenting to the media is Izam Ahmad, Marketing Manager for Burger King as well, ”Burger King Brunei is very happy to work with Concepts during this promotion, with the hopes of offering added value and better services to our customer base, especially since this is the first time we are partnering with an IT retail company.”

Both Concepts and Burger King will be running this voucher program until 31st of July 2017, or while vouchers are still available with either Concepts Computer or Burger King.

For more information call 2233551, 2233552 or 2233553, or visit your nearest Concepts Computer showroom or Burger King branch.

 

 


Speaking of Burger King, do get yourself a limited edition BK bottle when you buy a Ramadhan Family Meal from Burger King (while stock lasts)
 


I got myself one two weeks ago but man, I don’t know where I kept the bottle… Hmmmm..
 

Cantik Spa for Baiduri Cardmembers

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in bank, lifestyle

 

 

This Ramadhan, Baiduri Bank is collaborating with Cantik Spa, a luxury spa nestled in the heart of Bandar Seri Begawan, to offer Baiduri cardmembers exclusive savings for the upcoming festive season.

Until the 29th June 2017, Baiduri cardmembers get 1 complimentary treatment when they purchase a full priced treatment using a Baiduri Bank issued credit, debit or prepaid card. The offer is applicable from at Cantik Spa, located at the Radisson Hotel only.

Terms and conditions of the promotion can be viewed on the Baiduri Bank website at www.baiduri.com.bn under the Promotions section, or on the Baiduri Bank mobile app – Baiduri Deals. For more information, customers may also contact the 24-hour Baiduri Bank Customer Hotline at 2449666.

Baiduri Bank is one of the largest providers of financial products in Brunei, and holds franchise to four major card brands – Visa, MasterCard, American Express as well as the UnionPay.

To be in the know of Baiduri Bank current promotions and events this Ramadhan, the public can also follow Baiduri Bank Group on Facebook or @baiduribank on Instagram and Twitter and check out the hashtag #baiduriramadhan2017.

 

Progresif opens at Tutong

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Group photo with VIP guests, management and associates of Progresif at the Progresif Flagship store
 


Paul Taylor, the newly Chief Executive Officer of Progresif, giving his welcoming remarks
 

Progresif Cellular unveiled its newly renovated Tutong branch today, further reinforcing its retail network and capacity to serve a growing customers base in Brunei’s third largest district.

The Tutong store, which is located at Petani Mall, has been renovated as a modern reflection of the Progresif brand. Renovation works for the store took a few months to be completed to ensure that the store’s overall design and look aligns with a progressive retail experience.
The store’s launch was officiated by the Guest of Honour Edzwan Zukri Pehin Dato Adanan, Board Member of Progresif.

Also present during the event was Tutong District Officer Shamsul Bahrain Hussein, Legislative Council representative for Tutong YB Hj Abd Wahab Hj Apong and Ade Nurismah Azurine Hj Ismail in her capacity as Chairman of the Tutong Municipal Department.



The event started with the recital of prayers followed by welcoming remarks by Paul Taylor, the new Chief Executive Officer of Progresif.
In his speech, Paul stated “We believe that quality of service is at the centre of what we do and providing the best customer service is one way we differentiate ourselves. In keeping with this critical theme, our flagship stores are built to offer a unique experience through a consultative approach, catering to the needs of our customers.”

Bob Gill, Chief Sales Officer of Progresif, stated “We are delighted to re-open our new retail experience store in Tutong, which is completely different to what we had before. Now, our customers can touch, feel and experience the latest technology in mobile handsets and tablets we have on offer. Our store team are also readily available to advise and recommend on which solutions best fits the customer needs.”

Hafiza Mohamad, Corporate Communications Manager or Progresif, explained “The Progresif brand is all about constant improvement and progress. The company has grown so much in the last two years. Now, we’re happy to solidify our presence in Tutong with the refurbished store so that our customers can get a fresh perspective on the Progresif brand.”

The guests were also treated to a brief tour of the new Progresif branch which was facilitated by Bob Gill.

 

 


Officiating the Tutong Flagship store
 


Bob Gill, Chief Sales Officer of Progresif, sharing what customers can experience at their flagship store
 

 

 


Customers checking out the store
 


Have you registered for the unlimited plan?
 


Photo opportunity with the newly appointed CEO of Progresif – He used to play rugby and football 😀
 

Aman Hills Residence

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

 

 

Pen this date. Well, pen this month – August 2017. Why? Because a new shopping centre is coming to town.  You may have been familiar with my updates on social media that Aman Hills is near its completion in a few months’ time. Awesome, huh?

The new shopping area called the Aman Hills Shopping Centre offers a plenty of varieties, notably recreational facilities such as an ice-skating ring, bowling and premium cinemas. Of course, there are standard commercial shops to rent out.

But today, I’m gonna focus just on Aman Hills Residence (apartments). This is the first ever integrated development which compromises of apartment and a shopping centre. The common one we have seen are hotels and shopping malls being integrated. Hence, it’s something different to have an apartment and a shopping centre next to each other.

 

 

Aman Hills Shopping Centre & Residence

 

Staying in apartments is relatively a new concept in Brunei but it’s a common practice in neighbouring countries. Aman Hills Residence gives a different experience to owners or renters. Everything is just at your finger tips – a cozy apartment, a shopping mall for grocery shopping needs and more, easier access to entertainment such as heading for the movies, heading for recreational activities such as ice skating and bowling and not to forget a wide variety of eatery places to dine. Yes, you will be definitely be spoilt for choices within walking distance from your apartment.

I have just shared you one of the perks of being an occupant at Aman Hills Residence. Well, actually there are a few plus points if you go beyond than renting a space at Aman Hills Residence. There are also options for investing in Aman Hills Residence.

In other countries, apartments have been a preferred choice than (renting) houses. This demand is notable among higher income group and it has become a trend, a lifestyle worldwide. Introducing this new concept in Brunei, investors who are interested in buying rental properties, this is the best time to invest to cater to the new trend and lifestyle for families and residents in Brunei Darussalam.

During my short visit during their showcase, I’ve noticed how young families are opened to the idea of investing in apartments due to the returns of investment. Investors can benefit 5% per annum rental income which is guaranteed for 5 years and furthermore, this plan is also available to foreigners. So basically you can be a landlord and earn a 5% guaranteed rental returns per year for 5 years and to add to that, you will get 5 years free maintenance fee.
The price range starts from BND 288,000 for a two bedroom apartment which I feel it’s a good deal to begin with. Aman Hills Residence have up to four bedroom apartment.

Apartment residents will enjoy a dedicated covered car park with security access, modern amenities such as a well equipped gym and swimming pool, maintenance and not forgetting the access to shops and dining places.

I believe the maintenance and cleaning needs are vital when it comes to rental. These are the major perks for residence of Aman Hills and these allow occupants to focus more on important matters and have a peace of mind.

Now for the month of June 2017, Aman Hills Residence is having a special promotion with a few units left. They are having a special deal that if you sign up for the three-bedroom package, it comes with a new Proton Saga or Proton Exora depending on the package. Check out the poster for more details. Contact +673-8827887 for more details.

The Aman Hills Properties Management, PROLAND, has been very active in promoting the apartments and shopping complex. For more information, you can contact 882 7887 for details and you can also follow them on instagram @amanhills_brunei for updates. They also have their official Facebook Page if you want to follow.

 

 


Aman Hills Residence
 


Aman Hills Shopping Centre should be ready by August
 


The progress so far
 

Like Father, Like Son

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IA Salon situated at The Mall, conducted a free “Father’s day” themed event yesterday in lieu with the annual Father’s day celebration which to be celebrated on June 18th this year. The event was attended by over 10 registered dads with their children.

IA Salon’s Director and Manager Cecilia Lee organised the said event not only to give back to her regular salon clients but moreover to create a platform whereby hardworking daddies can get to bond with their children thru various fun activities.

Registered dads get their hands busy styling up their child’s hair. IA Salon professional team demonstrated the trendy men look and classic cool braids for girls.

A glitter tattoo session made available for both daddies and their child to get the same temporary glittery tattoo either on their faces or arms. A “Dad & Child” selfie corner was the highlight of the event whereby daddies and their children compete for the best selfie to win special gift prizes.

Attending daddies received free haircut vouchers while the children were handed with goodie bags to bring back home courtesy of IA Salon.

Monthly free workshops organised by IA Salon are free admission and limited spaces only. Watch out for July’s free themed workshop which seats are open for everyone to reserve. For more information and advance reservation, call IA Salon at 2423232 or interested participants may whatsapp at 8738232 or visit them at #G32, Ground Floor, The Mall, Abdul Razak Complex, Gadong.

 

 

 

 

 

Concepts and Kingston collaborate once again

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Mr. Valentine Hon, General Manager of Kingston Beverage & Creamery, Mr. Malcolm Lim, Managing Director of Kingston Beverage & Creamery, Mr. Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer and Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive for Concepts Computer during the signing ceremony
 

Concepts Computer, one of the largest IT retailer in Brunei, along with Kingston Beverage & Creamery Sdn. Bhd., one of the oldest canned-beverage distributor in Brunei, is signing a collaborative MOU for promoting their respective products during the holy month of Ramadhan and the festive month of Syawal.

Signing on behalf of Kingston is Mr. Malcolm Lim, Managing Director, and Mr. Valentine Hon, General Manager for Kingston Beverage & Creamery. While on behalf of Concepts Computer, Mr. Vincent Pao, General Manager, and Mr. Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive for Concepts Computer.

Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, speaking to the media, said, “Concepts Computer has a large customer base in the Bruneian Muslim community, so it is actually the perfect decision for us to collaborate with Kingston Beverage & Creamery Sdn. Bhd. and provide a carton of canned-beverage for purchases made in our store.” He also added, “We had an overwhelming response when we did it the previous 2 years, and we expect the same results this year.”

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive for Concepts Computer, added to the media, “Customers who makes purchases from Concepts in our store will be able to receive a free voucher for 1 (one) carton of drinks, redeemable at Kingston’s redemption center in Beribi.” He also added, “Customers can purchase any notebook or PC from Acer, or projectors from either Acer or Epson, to be eligible, they will be able to receive a drinks coupon.”

For every purchase of an Acer notebook or PC, or projector from Acer or Epson, during the month of Ramadhan and Syawal, a coupon will be provided, redeemable for a carton (24 cans) of canned-beverage. Redemption of each coupon will be done at Kingston Beverage & Creamery redemption centres in Beribi.

Please note, Kingston’s redemption centre will start operating from June 13 th til July 31st 2017, from 8.00am til 5.30pm, Mondays to Fridays. But to compensate for the Hari Raya rush, the redemption centre will also be open for half a day on Saturdays two weeks before the start of Hari Raya.

For more information call 2233551, 2233552 or 2233553, or visit your nearest Concepts Computer Showroom.

 

 


Exchange of documents
 

Born on the track. Built for the road.

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in Audi Sport, automative, lifestyle

 


His Excellency Mr. Roland Grafe, German ambassador to Brunei Darussalam and Mr. Teng Chee Khiong , managing director of TCY Motors during the launch of Audi Sport line at Audi Showroom at Kiarong
 


John Tan, marketing manager of TCY Motors, being the emcee for the launch
Born on the track. Built for the road.

TCY Motors this evening hosted exclusively invited customers and guests to the brand launch for Audi Sport Brunei and subsequent unveiling of two performance models- the S3 Sedan and S6 Sedan V8 at its showroom/headquarters in Kiarong recently.

Part of a global strategy by Audi, the new sub brand serves as a platform to showcase Audi’s performance models which inherit innovations & traits from their motorsport equivalents. Audi Sport’s foundation is also the brand’s successful dominance in motorsports such as Formula E, World RX, the European DTM and GT3 customer racing. Audi also left a huge legacy in the 23 Hours of Le Mans championship with 13 title wins.

For Brunei, the refreshed Audi S3 Sedan (290hp/380Nm) with B&O sound system and 19” ‘star’ design sports wheel will be the entry level model followed by the powerhouse Audi S6 Sedan V8 (450hp/550Nm) which features Cylinder on Demand technology where half of the 8 cylinders can be switched off during normal drive for fuel efficiency. BOSE sound system, Valcona leather, air suspension Sport and massive 21” 5-spoke ‘blade’ sports wheels are just some of the equipment that comes standard. All S models also come with quattro permanent all wheel drive as standard. Future performance models to be introduced under Audi Sports Brunei will be the Audi S7 Sportback and the Audi S5 Coupe.

Mr. Teng Chee Khiong the managing director of TCY Motors was on hand to present a memento to the German ambassador to Brunei HE Mr. Roland Grafe who attended as guest of honour. Other corporate guests from BIBD Perdana, Baiduri Bank berhad and BETTER also attended.

A prize presentation for winners of a weeklong Facebook quiz was also held.

For more interest and upcoming model introductions under Audi Sport Brunei, go to AudiSportBrunei/facebook.com

 

 


The Audi S3
 


The Audi S3
 


They were going live on social media
 

 

 

 


The interior
 

 

 

 


The Audi S3
 

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