Celebrate the world’s largest football tournament with a brand new Acer projector from Concepts Computer and receive a free wall-mounted projector screen and Logitech World Cup flag wireless mouse.
Purchase an Acer P1150 projector and get a wall-mounted projector screen from 70″ by 70″ or any other size up to 96″ by 96″ for free, along with Logitech M238 wireless mouse with designs in either the Brazilian, Argentinean, German or French flags.
The Acer P1150 comes with 3600 ANSI lumens of brightness, to ensure projection visibility in any environment including meeting rooms and even residential living rooms.
The Acer P1150 projector also boasts native resolution of 1,920 by 1,200 making the projector HD Ready and can handle the latest movies without any difficulties.
Comes with Logitech M238 wireless mouse with designs in either the Brazilian, Argentinean, German or French flags
It will also have HDMI input making the projector easy to use and practically plug and play capable as long as the corresponding devices have HDMI outputs. The 500 lamp life will give customers ease of mind when using the Acer P1150 projector, since use will be easy and carefree without the hassle of counting down minutes.
The promotional period is from June 8 to July 16.
Customers will also be able to consult with Concepts’ team of installation technicians to get quotes and pricing for the cost of installation in their homes or business premises. Installation cost will vary from location to location according to size and complexity of set-ups. Text by Rokiah Mahmud of Borneo Bulletin.
Pengiran Seti Aminah Binti Pengiran Othman, the guest of honour, signing the plaque, for the launch of Let’s Raya at International Convention Centre
Guest of honour receiving a token from Yang Mulia Awang Hambali Bin Pehin Dato Haji Mohd Salleh, Managing Director of the Thevent.co
Yesterday, an opening ceremony that was honourably held to mark the 1st instalment of Let’s Raya, at the International Convention Centre, Berakas starting from 8-10th June 2018. Let’s Raya! Let’s Raya an exclusive raya expo is brought to you by Thevent.co an event company dedicated to creating fresh and prominent opportunities out of our imagination.
The opening ceremony blessed with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat. Moving on, the opening ceremony was led by the managing director of the Thevent.co Yang Mulia Awang Hambali Bin Pehin Dato Haji Mohd Salleh inviting the guest of honor, Pengiran Seti Aminah Binti Pengiran Othman d/a Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Wadood Bolkiah bin Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz to officially launch Let’s Raya 2018.
Let’s Raya was inspired by the current and still prevalent consumer trend for convenience; the desire to be a one-stop for not only shopping of that easy comparison and variety of product availability in a venue set up of elegancy and quality. Providing their consumers with a prestige shopping experience, and last minute shopping place before raya! Let’s Raya will be ongoing from the 8th – 10th of June 2018 from 10am – 10pm, at ICC, Berakas.
With exciting participating vendors, shawls giveaway and exclusive daily draw prizes such as Prada wallet, YSL clutch, and daily cash vouchers Let’s Raya will definitely be a place for everyone to shop!
Let’s Raya is organised by Thevent. Co. and managed by D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd. For further inquiries, do contact 7247420 or follow them on instagram @lets.raya and on Facebook for updates #letsrayawithus #letsraya2018
Pengiran Salleh Abdul Rahaman (right) was also in attendance
Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Wadood Bolkiah with @twill_silk owners
Lucky draw happening soon for @twill_silk customers
High quality materials from @twill_silk
Baiduri Bank as the official bank for Let’s Raya
Good business at Charles & Keith. This is so far their biggest customers.
Check out YMRM booth
There’s a buggy service offered for customers. Starts at $1 I think.
Both Fazura and Fattah Amin coming later at 4pm, 9th June
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Yang Berhormat Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof, Minister of Communications, launched Progresif Pay last week at Rizqun International Hotel. Progressive Pay is brought to you by Progresif and powered by BIBD NEXGEN.
Other countries have implemented it. I know China is known for their WeChat. Today, it is made possible by Progresif powered by BIBD NEXGEN known as Progresif Pay. It is definitely a stepping stone in terms of cashless payments in Brunei Darussalam.
It was launched by Minister of Communications Yang Berhormat Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof who applauded both Progresif and BIBD for the collaboration in pursuing to be a smart nation in this era of digital economy. The minister shared that Brunei Darussalam is ranked 53rd in the world in the ICT development index.
Also accompany the Minister were Mubashar Khokhar, Managing Director and CEO of BIBD and Paul Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Progresif who both had inspiring quotes from Henry Ford and Michael Jordan respectively. Mubashar re-quoted, “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success” while Paul mentioned, “Individuals win games while teamwork wins championships”.
Powered by BIBD NEXGEN, Progresif PAY creates an alliance between Brunei’s most innovative mobile operator and the country’s best digital bank at the forefront of branchless banking and mobile commerce by improving access and creating opportunities for greater commercial efficiency, diversification and development of Brunei’s digital economy.
Now what can be useful when you use Progresif Pay? A few things. You don’t need to bring a thick wallet, or even better a wallet. You don’t need a bank account to begin with to. You will still need to be a Progresif subscriber to be eligible for Progresif Pay.
Having said all that, first thing’s first – download the app, both available on IOS and Google Play. You will need to pop down to a Progresif Store or BIBD Branch for identity verification and registration. Then you will get your own virtual card (just like a virtual debit card). The maximum value that you can put into the virtual account will be BND 3,000 and the great thing about it is that your Progresif Pay virtual card is not tied to any of your bank accounts or credit cards. In other words, it’s safe and secured.
Once you have activated your Progresif Pay, you can pay your bills such as utilities or make donations. You can send money to other Progresif Pay users. You can even use your Progresif Pay to shop online, just like a credit card. Since you are a Progresif user, you can even top up to add data or minutes through Progresif Pay. Awesome!!
Marketing strategy will be a key component in helping others to adopt to the newly introduced Progresif Pay, according to Devin Edwards, Chief Marketing Officer of Progresif Pay. He envisioned that their neighbours at the popular Gadong wet market will make use of Progresif Pay among the vendors so it will be totally convenient and cashless.
It will be interesting to see the adoption rate of Progresif Pay because once they are many Progresif Pay users, it have a domino effect as users will find it very convenient in making transactions.
For more info and FAQ, you can click here to learn more of Progresif Pay.
Paul Taylor, CEO of Progresif, mentioned how the Progresif Radio app has around 17,000 downloads since its release a few months ago.
The minister touring BIBD NEXGEN outlet at The Mall
Press conference hosted by BIBD and Progresif on the launch of Progresif Pay
Trying out the Final TANE Silver IEM earpiece and fine tuning it during a DIY Workshop hosted by AV Electronics last weekend
An audiophile specialist who conducted the workshop
Last Sunday, I attended the DIY Workshop hosted by AV Electronics where I was given a pair of Final TANE Silver IEM (refer to picture below). So I had the privilege to see how construct and fine tune a Final brand earpiece which was conducted by an audiophile specialist from Singapore.
The Final TANE Silver IEM (DIY set) costs around BND 99 and it included the workshop. I found many interesting things about what goes inside the earpiece. There are these little tiny sponges, filters, stickers and many more that can actually make a difference in an earpiece. The un-tuned earpieces in the DIY Kit gives you this raw sound that lacks in treble, bass and mid. So this is where we learn on how the little components can make a difference and improve the quality of the earpiece.
The workshop made me feel more appreciative on earpieces and headphones as so much engineering is required to bring the best of these gadgets.
It’s also great to see that AV Electronics at The Airport Mall branch is now bring different range of brands on headphones and earpieces. The one I was impressed was the Stax line. I tried the demo at the Sound Experience Centre and I was blown away with the crisp and quality. Of course, the price is out of my budget but man, was I really impressed.
If you opting for a more affordable earpiece, then you can start with 1More brand which starts as low as BND 19 and you will still be amazed for the price you are paying that it still has the quality.
If you are thinking of getting a good set of headphones, head down to AV Electronics and they will be able to assist and even consult you according to your preferences and budget.
Final TANE Silver IEM start pack
How the inside of the earpiece looks like
A few of us attended the DIY Workshop
Some of the audio brands at AV Electronics. Check them out at The Airport Mall branch
The Sound Experience centre
Special discount on 1More earpiece/headphone
I’m loving the CHORD Electronics Mojo which is like a portable amplifier that helps to amplified the sound from a headphone
Terry Wong, Chan Man Ching, Kai Anwar, Siti Kamaluddin, Liyana Yus, Munji Athirah, Dhimas Amanda, Ian Zulkifli during the press conference of ‘Hari Minggu Yang Ke-Empat’ (HMYK4)
Following the success of its first film Yasmine, Origin Artistic is set to release its very first Bruneian Hari Raya flick in local cinemas nationwide on June 14, in time for the start of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.
Directed and produced by award-winning director Siti Kamaluddin, the new film, ‘Hari Minggu Yang Ke-Empat’ (HMYK4), is a heart-warming drama-comedy about family forgiveness and second chances. It is the first Hari Raya movie to be produced by a local filmmaker.
The film stars Kai Anuar aka Babu Si Nur, Liyana Yus, lan Zulkifli and Terry Wong.
News of the film release was announced yesterday at a press conference at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT). Among those in attendance were HMYK4 cast members and production crew, including director and producer Siti Kamaluddin.
HMYK4 is the culmination of experience gained from producing Yasmine, and sees many firsts.
According to Siti Kamaluddin, she said, “This new film is different from Yasmine, as in Yasmine a mix of standard Malay and Bruneian Malay was used, but HMYK4 is very Bruneian,” she said, adding that the idea of doing the movie came up while she was working on her new script just right after Chinese New Year.”
“I thought, why not make a movie on Hari Raya as there has never been one on it, and it will be a good topic of conversation during our Hari Raya visits.”
“I hope everyone will come and support the film and get it trending with the hashtag #liatsekampung come in groups to watch it as it is always fun to have a good laugh together,” said Siti.
“Unlike Yasmine, this film is also a very interesting model for me, as I worked with a Brunei-friendly budget and our cast is fully local. Hopefully we can draw a good response for the film and maybe progress to making a few movies a year.
“What I find as a director and writer – and I am also involved in the production side – is that I have to work extra hard. We multitask and we work with a much smaller team compared to Yasmine and this is a much scaled-down project.”
Liyana Yus is back once again. Image courtesy of Bahyiah Bakir of Borneo Bulletin.
On the choice of the cast, Siti said the new actors were selected after viewing audition tapes. However, Kai Anuar’s (Babu Si Nur) talent was spotted by her during Brunei Film Blitz, which Origin Artistic participated in as part of the Brunei December Festival held in collaboration with Brunei Tourism.
“During Brunei Film Blitz, I got to watch a short film of one of the winners – Kai – in the open category. I got to see Kai as a different character from Babu Si Nur, and I was amazed to see how talented he was… I had him in mind (as part of the cast) for the script,” she said.
Talking about local films in general, Siti said making movies is not just simply shooting and screening them in the cinema, but the film profession requires a lot of career responsibilities and involves many interconnected disciplines and skills.
“It is a very technical job but is also very creative and corporations play a big role in supporting the local film. This (HMYK4) is not just a one off television show… 10 years from now you can still refer back and see the movie,” she said. “For me HMYK4 is very iconic as it our very first Hari Raya movie and it will probably be popular in other countries as well. We look forward to the screening.”
Siti Kamaluddin with Babu Si Nur on the set
Dhimas Ananda, Director of Photographer on the set
The production team in deep focus during the shoot
Main cast member Kai Anuar beamed that it has been a pleasure to be part of the film and that it has been one of the best experiences he’s ever had in his life.
“I’ve learnt a lot in the filming process… from pre-production with rehearsals and script reading, right up to sessions with the director and the other cast. All this was done to build chemistry before the actual shooting, and to get a feel of the emotional states we should be and to familiarise ourselves all the filming dos and don’ts,” he said.
As for the star of Yasmine, Liyana Yus, the new film was a much less nerve-wracking experience and more of a chance to display the acting skills she has honed in the previous production.
“I just applied what I’ve learnt from Yasmine, and at the same time shared my experience with the new actors. For me perhaps the next challenge will be to progress from playing a teenager role as in Yasmine to a character aged in the 30s,” said the actress.
Siti expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming support for the film from various corporations such as Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd, Brunei Press, Radio Television Brunei, Jollibee Brunei, Archipelago Development Corporation, Tiong Jaya, Sri Sentosa (Hertz), Cuckoo Brunei, Nazmi Textile Mall, Aiking Trading Co, Harwood, Golden Corporation, Colourland and Smart Paint, Rainfresh, and Brunei Halal.
She also accorded appreciation to the MPRT, Department of Civil Aviation, Royal Brunei Police Force, Fire and Rescue Department, the Ministry of Health, as well as her Brunei fans for their support of the film.
“I love making films for Brunei and wish to thank the Brunei audience for their continuing support. I hope to produce more films from Brunei to continue sharing our stories to the global audience,” she said. Source: Lyna Mohd of Borneo Bulletin.
You can follow updates of their production on social media @harimingguyangkeempat
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Dato Seri Lau Kung Ching, the chairperson of Townview Sdn Bhd handing over a token of appreciation to Mr. Jackson Ting, chairperson of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd and the president of the FuZhou Shiyyi Association
Good Home celebrates its opening at the newly built Aman Hills Shopping Centre in a four-day festival from the 3rd May 2018 to 6th May 2018 in an event organised and coordinated by Babakimpo Sdn Bhd.
Established in 2017, Good Home is set up with DIY and home-improving concept: to provide affordable home & living commodities; set a higher bar for the home and living industry in Brunei; and at the same time, increasing home comfort, standard and value. Their major products will be household, kitchenware, sanitary-ware, home and industrial product, building materials, building construction and furniture products. Good Home continually adds quality proven brands to its catalog in line with its mission to “ensure that products are of outstanding quality and are good value for money”. Currently, the store not only supplies Good Home brand, but also well-known brands such as – but not limited to – Beger, Figo, Amercook, AOTL, Eco Breeze and many more in the future.
The opening of Good Home’s new branch will also be in parallel with the start of a 6-month lucky draw – ending 31st October 2018 – to win a Proton Saga for customers who shop at Aman Hills Shopping Centre, including Good Home.
Jackson and Dato Seri Lau toured Good Home’s latest branch at Aman Hills
The opening ceremony were attended by Dato Seri Lau Kung Ching, the chairperson of Townview Sdn Bhd. and Mr. Jackson Ting, chairperson of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd and as representative of the Fu Chow community. Also present will be the founder of Townview Sdn Bhd, Ak Zaini bin Pg. Othman, General Manager of Townview, Mr. David Lau, Mr. Tan Kah Boon, representatives of supplied brands, team members of Good Home and Babakimpo.
The ceremony began with an opening remark from David Lau, General Manager of Townview Sdn Bhd. In his speech, he introduced the Good Home brand as Townview’s very own local brand: with a promise to serve the people of Brunei by providing variety and quality in homeware, kitchenware and bathroom accessories whilst delivering outstanding customer service to achieve complete customer satisfaction. With a motto of ‘Quality Makes a Difference’, Good Home aims to improve the standard of your home and therefore, living – supplying products affordable for all and high in quality to make a difference in all who choose Good Home as the go-to provider for necessities to complete a home.
A variety of fun games and activities are scheduled to be held by Babakimpo during the event, including – but not limited to – carnival games and DIY classes which are free and open for the public to take part in with prizes including Good Home cash vouchers, Good Home products and Good Home merchandise. Activities held will be in line with the theme of the new shop such as ‘Find the Lucky Key’ where participants will race against time to seek out the correct key to unlock a door and ‘D-I-Y-rior (D-I-Y Warrior)’ where participants will attempt to be the quickest to assemble a boltless cabinet available at Good Home.
Good Home is implementing a membership program whereby for BND5, members will receive a membership card to collect loyalty points and redeem prizes. Members will additionally enjoy access to exclusive members-only discounts.
Have you visited Aman Hills?
Some of the vendors during the 4 day event at Aman Hills
DIY pillow case activity yesterday organised by Babakimpo
DIY pillow case activity yesterday organised by Babakimpo
Jackson Ting deliver his welcoming speech in inspiring entrepreneurs of the future
Jackson’s speech during the opening:
Being an old acquaintance of Dato Seri Lau Kung Ching, Managing Director of Good Home, who first started through all the constant hardships, challenges and failures and now successfully establishing himself as an accomplished and well-respected businessman, it shows that despite the limited education, it is his spirit, courage and determination that moved him to where he is today. Furthermore his principled morale mindset where he is not discouraged by the economic downturn and instead he sees in every difficulty lies opportunities.
An individual’s success and achievements shall not be put in parallel to how high an individual’s education is but also the spirt and the mindset that one holds. Such titles like professors or doctors show one that have all the theoretical knowledge but without the courageous spirt to push him/herself towards the limit and the eagerness to strive for what he/she wants, he/she will forever maintain in the same position.
The launch of Good Home was duly inspired by the current and still prevalent consumer trend for convenience; the desire to be a one-stop for easy comparison, product variety and even providing business opportunities. The business also hopes to increase employment opportunities.
BIBD Head of Retail Banking, Hajah Nurul Akmar binti Haji Md Jaafar with Fashion Valet’s co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Datin Vivy Sofinas binti Yusof speaking to the press recently during the Fashion Valet pop-up event
Group photo with representatives from Rozai Hijab, Baitul Hijaab, Mumtaz Collection and MukaKu Cosmetics where they were invited to join the Fashion Valet pop-up event
Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) customers recently were treated to an exclusive cardholders-only early bird entrance to the Fashion Valet pop-up event held at The Empire Hotel & Country Club.
While the event will run until the 6th of May, BIBD customers were offered this special treat as part of BIBD’s efforts to bring more benefits to its cardholders. Throughout the event, transactions made using BIBD cards will entitle cardholders to discounts of 5% and 10% for debit and credit cardholders respectively. Customers will also accumulate double BIBD Hadiah Points that can be used to pay for utilities, donations, air miles and others.
As part of BIBD’s efforts to add more spirit to the upcoming holy month, the promotion aims to provide homes and families with more opportunities to save in preparation for their Raya celebrations, embodying the true community spirit.
In partnership with BIBD, Fashion Valet brings to Brunei Darussalam more than 30 brands from its online store and will give BIBD customers brand exclusive previews of designs that have yet to be sold online. Fashion Valet is pleased to bring more lines to the pop-up event in Brunei Darussalam and add to the festive feel with added lines for all genders and ages. In the spirit of the coming festive season, Fashion Valet prides itself in showcasing design labels that fit the needs of Bruneian customers.
FashionValet’s Co-Founder and Chief Creative Office commented in a press release, “Every year we look forward to coming to Brunei; everybody here is so nice and welcoming and honestly, our year wouldn’t be complete if we don’t make a trip here. It’s been an annual tradition since we started in 2016.”
BIBD Head of Retail Banking, Hajah Nurul Akmar binti Haji Md Jaafar in a joint press conference, hopes that BIBD customers and local fashion entrepreneurs will see value in this partnership with Fashion Valet. Four local designers (Rozai Hijab; Baitul Hijaab; Mumtaz Collection; and MukaKu Cosmetics) will be present at the popup showcase and sell their collection to the public in participation of BIBD’s Catalyst programme, an entrepreneurship project aimed at establishing mentor-mentee relationships for local Bruneian designers to help elevate them to international standards. BIBD customers are offered an early start in their plans for the coming festive season, allowing them to focus on their Ibadah in the coming month of Ramadhan.
BIBD Fashion Valet Pop-up store is open to public from10AM – 10PM from 3rd – 6th May 2018 (10AM-10PM).
Azhani taking a photo opp with the co-founder of Fashion Valet
MukaKu Cosmetics making their presence felt at Fashion Valet pop-up. They are selling locally made organic cosmetics.
Baitul Hijaab is also making their presence and their products will be featured on Fashion Valet website pretty soon
The mentoring session for the local vendors led by the co-founder of Fashion Valet, Fadz Anuar.
Hjh Tina of Baitul Hijaab and Edy Zurina of MukaKu Cosmetics listening to advices from Fadz Anuar
The ice-breaking game session held at Spaghettini last Wednesday
Jollibee’s 16th outlet along Jalan Muara Highway, Spg 652
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
The representatives from Jollibee doing the customary honour of the Jolli-bite
The social influencers also had the privilege
Kurapak having a feast to himself
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.
The other colour uniform for Jollibee (Brunei)
The Jolli-Morning dance
The long queue while waiting for the official opening of the 16th outlet
The lucky ones gonna get a bucket of chicken 😉
Kurapak and Sayeed were almost legit as the first customers of the Drive-Thru but not technically.