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Bilster Technologies launched

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

 

 


A strong quote by Mr. Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Group – “With you, we can do it better” – during the launch of Bilster Technologies
 


The cutting ribbon ceremony with the management of Concepts Group and Bilster Technologies
 

In times of economic downturn, it doesn’t give us the excuse not to grow or not to find alternative measures. I’ve seen some posting self pity and whining messages and hoping for a miracle during bad economic times. This is not the case for Mr. Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer. During his welcoming remarks of the launch of Bilster Technologies, he shared that we have to be extra creative and strategic in our business direction in times of economic downturn in Brunei Darussalam.

“Tough times are for us to get tougher and not use the current climate as a negative block but rather an energising spring board for fresh direction. Bilster Technologies is a testament to the progress we want to see in Concepts Group as well as in the IT industry. With the addition of Bilster Technologies to the Concepts Group, it is directly in line with the government’s focus on the development of local SMES.

Yes, for your information, the two year old company Bilster Technologies is now under the direction of Concepts Group and this is a good strategy for Concepts Group as now they are offer more products than the usual ones you see at Concepts Computer. You will notice other brands such as Dell, HP, Canon and others being sold at Bilster Technologies.

The launch took place yesterday at Bilster Technologies at Citis Square. It was attended by the management’s families and friends, members of Wushu community, IFB, Fuzhou Shiyyi Association, business partners and members of the media.

Now Bilster Technologies have different range of holiday hampers for consumers. There is also offer on Dell products such as desktops, laptops and other products. You can follow them on Bilster Technologies Facebook Page.

 


Vincent Pao and family with his close friends during the launch
 

 

With the Concepts Group 
 

With relatives 
 

With the Wushu group
 

 

With the Fuzhou Shiyyi Association
 

 

 

Emcee for the event
 

 

 

Friends supporting the launch of Bilster Technologies
 

 

Holiday hampers available at Bilster Technologies
 

 

Panasonic Single Split Air Conditioner

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Something unfamiliar territory that I’m gonna post about air-conditioner. Well, we normally take it for granted and I actually do too until my 20 year old air-con broke down on me. That’s when I started to scout for different brands of air-con for the convenience of my sleep 😀

One company that made me realised and more knowledgeable about air-con is AEC Sdn Bhd (supplier of Panasonic). They have been in Brunei Darussalam for decades and I will pass by their office as it’s located at the Beribi Industrial Area.

 

 

 

Today I’m gonna explain to you about Panasonic Single Split Air Conditioner that are being sold at certain shops. It has a function that will give you 15% faster cooling comfort with a touch of a button (iAuto). It also has a 2 star energy rating.

Once the room cools down, the iAuto function will provide constant cool air flow until it reaches a comfortable humidity. Hence, this model is very ideal for your room or living room.

It comes in different horse power from 1 HP to 3 HP. The price fro the 1.0 HP will be BND 324 while the biggest HP (3.0) will be priced at BND 927. The good thing is that Panasonic has Parts and Service Centre should anything go wrong with your air-con.

So if you are searching for one, check out the Panasonic Single Split Air Conditioner as there is a special promotion that ends on the 31st December 2016. You can refer the poster on the places to locate the said model.

 

 


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Consumer Fair No.19 coming soon

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Group photo of the partners and vendors with Pg Salleh Ab Rahman Pg Hj Damit, the Advisor of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd and Ngu Tiing Siang, Operations Manager of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd during the Partners’ Signing Ceremony
 

Press release from D’ Sunlit. On the 22nd of January 2017 at the International Convention Center (ICC), Berakas has conducted its Partners’ Signing Ceremony yesterday at D’Sunlit premises.

Pg Salleh Ab Rahman Pg Hj Damit, the Advisor of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd and Ngu Tiing Siang, Operations Manager of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd were present as the signees representing D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd. Numerous Event and Activity partners were also in attendance to work hand in hand with the organiser of the 19th Consumer Fair to deliver another successful event.

Visiting the 19th Consumer Fair is a great kick start for the first month of the year; it is a time for all to shop in over 400 booths and prep for the arrival of the New Year. All kinds of products and activities can be found within the halls to keep you occupied for hours. Watch out for several new comers in the fair such as Pets Arena, TechBru Solution (B) Sdn Bhd, Kaslinda, Taiwanese Bridal Co, First Brew, Meriwell, and many more.
The 19th Consumer Fair carries the theme “The Year is Yours”, 19 New Year resolutions will be featured in our bi-annual In-Fair Magazine now at its fourth edition, for you to pick and choose which will be your top new year resolutions to achieve for the upcoming year. Consumers will get to challenge one of the New Year resolutions which is “Face Your Fear” in the fair, stay tuned to the soon to be showcased activity from the organiser of the 19th Consumer Fair.

Other than that, the fair is loaded with activities from exhibitors and new faces of the popular fair. New faces such as WayBack Burger will be conducting, a “Triple Challenge Eating Competition” and “Can You Take the Hotness?” from Pelicana Chicken. Other than that, Lof Bakery will be having “Cupcakes Decorations” for cupcake lovers and those who love to bake. Many more activities from POKKA (Cataleya Trading Company), Better Brunei, YASKA, DST Group, Kingston Beverage and Creamery Sdn Bhd, Red Bull, Syarikat Teeyam Majeed, KindyKare International are to be seen in the fair.

The 19th Consumer Fair is organised by D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd and is open for public from 10am to 10pm daily except for Friday when it closes temporarily from 12pm to 2pm for Friday prayers. For more information and updates, follow D’Sunlit on social media, Facebook page D’sunlit Sdn Bhd and @dsunlit on Instagram or reach the D’Sunlit Marketing Department at 2453666. Please also visit www.bruneiconsumerfair.com for more updates.

 

 

 

POKKA Bonanza 
 

 

POKKA the leading food and beverage group that manufactures and markets a wide range of beverages under the reputed brand name ‘POKKA’ has launched “POKKA Bonanza Lucky Draw” on 1st December 2016 until 14 January 2017 by Cataleya Trading Company, the Distributor in Brunei Darussalam.

POKKA Bonanza Lucky Draw can be seen in any superstores where POKKA drinks are present and it is open to all of the public to join the fun. Simply purchase 1 bottle (0.5L or 1.5L) of Pokka Green Tea with a choice of any Pokka Ice Fruit Tea (0.5L or 1.5L) at grocery stores, remove both bottle labels and fill in the registration form. Watch out for Lucky Draw box around the promotion and drop the labels together with the registration form in and anticipate for the weekly draw.

Go Hero 5 will be the prize for four of POKKA Bonanza’s weekly draw. First prize being iMAC 27” WITH RETINA 5K DISPLAY – MK462ZP, second prize as iPHONE 7PLUS 128GB & APPLE WATCH A1802 SERIES 1, SAMSUNG 43” UHD SMART TV WITH WALL BRACKET for third prize and many more to celebrate the soon to come New Year.

POKKA Bonanza Lucky Draw appears around superstores in Brunei, it will be conducting its first draw on 17th December 2016 and the Grand Draw to be in the 19th Consumer Fair.

 

Baiduri promo with L’Occitane

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It’s a December to remember for beauty addicts and lovers of luxury beauty brand L’Occitane. From 1st until 31st December 2016, Baiduri Bank is offering great rewards and savings for customers who use their Baiduri Credit and Debit Card for their purchases in their Mabohai outlet.

With a storewide minimum purchase of BND80 nett, customers enjoy a 15% off from the total bill. On top of this fabulous discount, customers receive a free gift as well as a complimentary L’Occitane VIP membership.

The L’Occitane VIP membership avails members to special benefits and privileges such as birthday vouchers, reward points as well as exclusive VIP days, offers and promotions.

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

To be in the know of Baiduri Bank current promotions and events, the public can also like the official Baiduri Bank Group Facebook page or follow @baiduribank on Instagram and Twitter.

 

Smart Consumer App

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The Consumer Affairs Division (CAD), formerly known as Price Control Division, of the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE), Prime Minister’s Office announced the launch of the Pengguna Bijak/Smart Consumer mobile application for consumers.

The main aim and key function of the mobile application is to educate and empower users to be smart consumers by providing a platform to compare prices of goods of daily necessities while also providing information on the prices of goods listed under the Price Control Act, Chapter 142. It will also introduce users to consumer related laws and a platform for lodging complaints, and contains informative educational material on consumer protection and price control related matters.

The mobile application which is developed by a local company, DotRoot Technologies Sdn Bhd, is available for download at the iTunes App Store for iOS users and the Google Play Store for Android users.

 

 

 

KB Sentral Lucky Draw

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Yang Mulia Awang Mr Chang See Tang, Managing Director of Beesket Brunei Store in KBSentral handed out the the first prize to Pg Jamilah Pg Hassan
 


Studio Programming RTB KB Supervisor Dayang Naemah Awang handed out a consolation prize to Norashikin Ali who won a printer from Yappe
 

Sentral Shopping Centre has just completed its Monthly Lucky Draw for the month of November on Sunday, 27th November 2016 at 2.00 pm yesterday. With about 500 short-listed, Sentral Shopping Centre was filled with a huge crowd of hopeful winners but only 16 lucky ones were picked. The prizes range from household appliances to meal voucher to one night stay at Garden Sentral Hotel as well as a LG Brand 43 Inch LED TV for the first winner prize.

The Guest of Honor for the Grand Lucky Draw was Yang Mulia Awang Mr Chang See Tang, Managing Director of Beesket Brunei Store in KBSentral. A total of 16 prizes were given away yesterday. The event commenced with a welcoming speech by the Marketing & Events Manager, Ahmad Anwar Rosly, who proceeded to draw the first 6 winners. It was then preceded by Studio Programming RTB KB Supervisor Dayang Naemah Awang, to draw another 5 winners. Mr Chang then proceeded to draw the other 5 top lucky winners. In between the draws, quiz questions were asked to the audience and the prizes to these quizzes were Cash Vouchers from various outlets under KBSentral.

The first prize winner was won by Pg Jamilah Pg Hassan winning a LG Brand 43 Inch LED TV.

The other top three winners won themselves prizes which includes Philip Brand electrical appliances such as Blender, Coffee Maker, Rice Cooker, Toaster and a Yappe printer.

Lucky Draw coupon holders were reminded to be present at the Grand Lucky Draw presentation, along with their Identity Cards (IC) as proof of identity and their Lucky Draw coupons. Representatives were allowed, but they must bring along their own ICs, as well as the photocopy IC of the winner along with the original coupon. Sentral Grand Lucky Draw the third series will be on 8th January 2017 and the final series on 9th July 2017.

Do follow them on Facebook KB Sentral Shopping Centre and Instagram @kbsentral for all the latest updates on our upcoming event activities!

 

 


Md Al-Azim Md Ariwan winning the second prize, a night stay at Garden Sentral Hotel
 


Marketing & Events Manager, Ahmad Anwar Rosly handed out a consolation prize to Alya Adriana who won a 4 movie ticket at KB Times Cineplex
 


The November birthday celebrants during the intervals of the lucky draw. A nice gimmick from the Sentral Shopping Centre management
 


The Top 15 winners for the month of November
 


This became a popular spot after the lucky draw event. Everyone wants to be a winner 😀
 


More events coming this week
 


Something to look forward to in December 😀
 

SmartHeart Purrfect Cat Competition 2016

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Click image to see the entries for this year’s competition
 

There will be event organised by the Perfect Companion Group & Parvati Textiles Centre and it is touted as the biggest cat show in Brunei. The SmartHeart Purrfect Cat Competition 2016 is open for the legal residents of Brunei Darussalam and the registration has closed on the 31st October.

The screening and pre-qualifying round will take place this Friday 25th November from 9:30am to 5pm and the grand finals will take place this Friday 25th November 6pm.

Entries will be grouped and scheduled accordingly for pre-qualifying round. Each participant will be notified of their respective batch number and schedule of appearance through phone calls, text messages and email. Schedules will also be posted online (website, facebook and instagram).

Participants must be present during their scheduled screening. “No show” participants during the pre-qualifying round will not be accepted during during the competition proper. During the pre-qualifying round,  basic health screening and consultation will be given as per criteria given.

After series of basic health screening and consultation (Pre-Qualifying Round), entries will be judged for the qualifying round. Thirty (30) lucky entries will be shortlisted for the final round. The qualifiers will be announced during the formal program at 6:00pm.

Grand Finals: 25th November 6pm.
The grand assembly of entries. Each participant shall receive a door gift from Parvati and Smartheart. After the announcement of qualifiers, a group of veterinary doctors shall do the final judging. Qualifiers will be judged based on the criteria given.

Grand Prize:                  BND700.00 Cash + $300 SH Voucher
1st Runner Up:             BND300.00 Cash + $200 SH Voucher
3rd Runner Up:            BND200.00 Cash + $100 SH Voucher
4th Runner Up:            BND100.00 Cash + $100 SH Voucher
5th Runner Up:            BND100.00 Cash + $50 SH Voucher
6th Runner Up:             BND50.00 Cash + $50 SH Voucher
7th Runner Up:             BND50.00 Cash + $50 SH Voucher
8th Runner Up:             BND50.00 Cash + $50 SH Voucher
9th Runner Up:             BND50.00 Cash + $50 SH Voucher
10th Runner Up:           BND50.00 Cash + $50 SH Voucher

 


One of the entries. Click image to see more.
 


One of the entries. Click image to see more.
 


One of the entries. Click image to see more.
 


One of the entries. Click image to see more.
 

The Rhythm of Korea

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Guess what to Korean fans in Brunei? Embassy of the Republic of Korea is having a Korean Culture Week by presenting The Rhythm of Korea on Saturday, 26th November 2016 from 8:00pm onwards at Jerudong Park Amphitheatre.

Performing will be Jinjo Crew, a B-Boy performance and Coreyah, a Korean Folkfore Music Group.

The tickets are FREE! To claim it, all you need to do is to go to the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, bring along with your Identification Card. (1 person with I.C. can claim 2 tickets) during office hours from Monday to Thursday. Call 2330250 for further information.

It’s first come, first serve. Enjoy 😀

 

 

Jinjo Crew Showcase. What you can expect this Saturday..

 

 


Jinjo Crew (B-Boy Group). Image courtesy of 0pic.co.kr
 


Coyerah, a Korean world music band. Image courtesy of Flushingtownhall.wordpress.com
 


Jinjo Crew (B-Boy Group). Image courtesy of 0pic.co.kr
 

Get reward with Baiduri Unionpay

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It is a fabulous time for those bitten by the travelling bug. From this month until 31st December 2016, Baiduri Bank is offering great rewards and savings for customers who sign up and use their Baiduri UnionPay Debit Card for their purchases in selected destinations namely Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.

Aside from providing users with cashless convenience and PIN based security, customers who sign up for a Baiduri UnionPay Debit Card during the promotion period stand a chance to win amazing travel packages.

For every sign up, customers stand a chance to win either a 4D3N family vacation to Disneyland Hong Kong, a relaxing 3D2N getaway to Bali for 2 or an exciting 4D2N trip to shopping city Kuala Lumpur with a stopover in cultural city of Malacca. Meanwhile, 5 consolation prize winners will receive a Samsonite Aerial Spinner Luggage.

Furthermore, customers can enjoy a fabulous 5% cashback on all their transactions made on their Baiduri UnionPay Debit Card in any of the above countries. This is applicable for cumulative spending of up to BND3000 during the promotion period.

 

 


TRAVEL & GET REWARDED WITH BAIDURI UNIONPAY
 

The Baiduri UnionPay Debit Card requires a personalised identification number or PIN to be keyed in by the cardholder for any transactions to be approved, thus, giving cardholders a high level of protection from fraud or misuse of the card.

The Baiduri UnionPay Debit Card is accepted at over 2,000 local merchants and more than 26 million UnionPay merchants in over 150 countries and allows withdrawals at all Baiduri ATMs, and over 1.9 million ATMs worldwide.

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

To be in the know of Baiduri Bank current promotions and events, the public can also follow Baiduri Bank Group on Facebook or @baiduribank on Instagram and Twitter.

 

The rafting experience

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We had a fun rafting at Lamapa Adventure
 


Photo opportunity by the waterfall
 

What an awesome experience!! This is my third time rafting and this is by far the best rafting experience I had at Ubud, Bali. The service was pretty good and they provided transport from our hotel. But man, the car ride was pretty long and tiring (almost one and a half hours ride). So better pee before you leave the hotel.

The raft guides were very helpful indeed. We had John who gave us pretty good tips and the best way to go smoothly and not being stuck is to listen to the guide and you will be fine. The water is very clear and you will get used to the cold river. As for the rapids, it made our rafting pretty fun 😀

The name of the rafting place is Lamapa Adventure Rafting. It’s around BND 25 which includes transportation, lunch, shower, towel and so on). You can also order photographs during your rafting experience for BND 35. The guide will also bring a dry bag and he will ask you to bring only 1) money 2) phone 3) cigarettes.

The whole rafting experience is 16 km long and it takes about 2 and a half hours. There is a mini drop of 4m near the end and it was pretty fun. So if you happened to be in Ubud, do try out rafting..

 

 


My snack during the half way point
 


The waterfall shot
 


The ladies had fun too
 


The 4 meter drop I was talking about
 


That was a good 2 sec drop 😀
 

 

 


The youngest in our rafting group
 

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