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Brisk Walk by KBSentral

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

 


The grand winner of the lucky draw presented by Hj Harris bin Othman, the Belait District Officer at the KBSentral Brisk Walk event last Sunday
 


The warm up session
 

In conjunction of World Health Day 2017, Sentral Shopping Centre (KBSentral) hosted the KBSentral Brisk Walk that took place starting and finishing at the Car Porch Area of Sentral Shopping Centre yesterday 30th April 2017.

About more than 280 participants registered to join the event where they were all clad in a blue and orange striped uniform, emblazoned with The Brisk Walk logo along with its theme of Its Not Just A Walk, It’s a Workout.

Hj Harris bin Othman, the Belait District Officer was the guest of honour and also present were village heads and invited guests, sponsors and partners of the event.

According to the organizer, KBSentral Shopping Centre, the objective for this event were to increase self-awareness among the public about the importance of maintaining good health, both physically and mentally; and to change the perception of those who thinks exercise is a waste of time and troublesome.

There was also a lucky draw for participants who registered for the walk with the A360 Polar Watch as the grand prize.

In her opening remark, Miss Abby Lim, Sentral Shopping Centre’s General Manager stated, “We believe that starting your day off early in the morning with a walk is always a good starter. There has never been any better way to start your day with a bit of exercise and a good healthy breakfast.”

She also thanked the sponsors and partners for their support – REF Station, Origroce, Belait Police Station, volunteers from PJN Secondary School and Kemuda Institute, students from Pusat Eric Goh and Pusat Ehsan and also thanking her team from KBSentral Event.

For further information, please call 3339889 or 8307788 during management office hours from 8:30am to 5:30pm every day except Sunday.

 

 


The warm up session before the walk
 


The 6 KM walk around KB
 


Good to see families participating in this event
 

 


Walking past KB Sentral
 


The guest of honour in the group photo
 


KBSentral Management team
 

1st Metro, 20% discount

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in fashion, lifestyle

If you have a DST Card or a TelBru card or a Baiduri Bank card or SCB Card, you can enjoy 20% discount on all the items at 1st Metro, Jalan Batu Satu.

 

 


1st Metro is located at Batu Satu, near the post office
 


Many choices for Baju Melayu material
 


Wide range of senjang too at affordable prices
 

 

 


Ready made Baju Melayu available at 1st Metro
 

JBoxing to make an impact

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in bank, fashion, lifestyle

 

 


Jovian Mandagie, CEO and Creative Director of Jovian and Jacquline, owner of Bajoo’ Butik during the press conference of JBoxing event
 

Article by Lyna Mohamad of Borneo Bulletin. The fashion event JBoxing this year will be held in Brunei at The Empire Hotel & Country Club from May 5-7 (next weekend) and will see the launching of Jovian’s first bag collection.

Inspired from London’s Boxing Day, JBoxing is fashion line Jovian’s annual event. This year, Jovian Mandagie, CEO and Creative Director of Jovian, will host the event while launching its first bag collection, the Jovian Borsa, and its new Jovian Men and the Little Boy Collection.

“I have always wanted to have an event in Brunei and I figured that the time has come. Due to a lot of requests, we have decided to bring JBoxing to Brunei,” said Jovian in a press conference last weekend.

The inaugural event is jointly organised by Bruneian powerhouse atelier and multi-label store, Bajoo Butik, and main partner Baiduri Bank Group.

The event which will also see the Little Kids Collection from the Lisa Surihani Collection, Savannah Collection for Zalora Fashion and the JLuxe Collection, has become a phenomenon for every fashionista, especially those craving for Jovian RTW (‘Ready-To-Wear’).

 

 


Always a wonderful chemistry between the two 😀
 


BMW is one of the partners for JBoxing event
 


Great turnout during the press conference last weekend
 


Good to see Jovian and Bajoo’ pulling strings together
 


Jovian’s a happy camper to see his banner up by the roadside

Jovian said Bruneians will get to see “an exciting project” between him and Jackie of Bajoo Butik, with the launch of the kid’s line designs for the Brunei and Malaysian markets.

“I think this is a high achievement and a great benchmark for Jackie for being able to collaborate with a brand from Malaysia,” he said. “JBoxing is an event where we would have exclusive, new launches of a collection, as well as special discounts on items,” said Jovian. “There are also items on a flat price basis, or that might turn into a free giveaway.”

From only 4,000 visitors in the first year it was launched, the number of people coming to the ‘box’ has increased every year, with a record 40,000 visitors last year.

“We are very much ready to shake the city with a new experience of shopping… We are expecting visitors coming from all over Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak,” said Jovian, who expects 15,000 visitors this year.

The CEO expressed his appreciation to Baiduri Bank Group, DST, BMW, Mix Mediaworks, Brunei Press and other partners for bringing the event into the international stage.

 

Noon collection for Hari Raya

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Noon Blush 💐 collection
 


Noon Sparkle 💎 collection
 


Sailor Noon ⛵ collection
 
Noon Sparkle💎
Sailor Noon⛵
Noon Blush💐

Have you sorted your Raya outfits yet? 👸🏽
Pre-orders for Noon Raya collection is NOW OPEN until 13th May 2017

1. Please submit your name, contact number and your preferred designs;
🌹Sailor Noon
🌹Noon Blush
🌹Noon Sparkle

2. Please indicate your preferred size, we make from sizes XS to XXL. Kindly DM or whatsapp +6737164021 (during opening times only) for our Noon Raya Size Chart 💡

3. To secure your order, a deposit of 50 percent of the price is required to be made to the following account:

Bank: BIBD
Account name: Primeskills Enterprise
Account number: 00 001 01 0104622

4. Please submit the details above including proof of payment either:
🌹In person to the store
🌹Via whatsapp at +6737164021
🌹Via email at noon.clothes@gmail.com
Your clothing will be ready for pick up between late May and early June!

5. 📷 Noon Raya Snap & Win 📷 Take a picture in Noon Raya Collection for a chance to win an authentic and brand new Samsonite jewelry bag and passport holder from Noon for free! 💝🎁
📷simply tag @noon.bwn on IG/DM us a photo/hashtag the photo #noonbwn
ONE lucky winner will be notified during the 3rd week of July 2017

Noon is at Lot. T1-09, TERMINAL ONE, 1st floor, Centrepoint Hotel, Gadong, BSB, Brunei 🏨💝🌹🌷

Open: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-9pm ⭕
Close: Monday 🚫 Friday 12-2pm only

Pre-orders ends on 13th May 2017.

 

 

 


📷 Noon Raya Snap & Win 📷 Take a picture in Noon Raya Collection for a chance to win an authentic and brand new Samsonite jewelry bag and passport holder from Noon for free!
 

BETTER Car Expo

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in automative, lifestyle

 

 


During the launch of BETTER Car Expo at The Mall last weekend
 

They listened, they delivered. This is what Better Sdn Bhd hopes to aspire. To give what the customers want with the best deal in town when it comes to renting a car. Currently Better Sdn Bhd is the leading local car rental company in Brunei Darussalam and recently they launched a new package deal for costumers – the unlimited package deals with lower security deposit depending on the models you choose.

This was announced by Mubashar Khokhar, Chairman of the Better Sdn Bhd cum Managing Director of BIBD during the launch of the BETTER Car Expo held at the Atrium of The Mall.

In his welcoming remarks, he thanked the Minister of Communication for their forward vision to allow BETTER to play a small role in the development of the Brunei’s economy and also to provide consumers with alternative to car financing and ultimately to make the lives of customers “Better”.

He added that with the BETTER Car Expo, it will provide customers value-for-money and greater flexibility to both to private as well as their corporate clients. With their all-inclusive packages, customers only pay one fixed price which also covers road tax, insurance, maintenance and part replacements in the contract.

 

 


Mubashar Khokhar, Chairman of the Better Sdn Bhd cum Managing Director of BIBD during his welcoming remarks
 


The official launch of BETTER Car Expo
 


Check out the awesome deals from BETTER Car Expo
 

 


Wanna enjoy a good package deal from BETTER to drive a Audi?
 

 


It’s more cost efficient than a hire purchase
 

 

 

Attending the launch was Dr Haji Supry bin Haji Awang Ladi, Director of Land Transport who was the guest of honour.

So far the responses have been overwhelming since BETTER was introduced last November. Their numbers are expecting to increase with the current expo at The Mall and hopes the roadshow can educate potential consumers on the value they can get for renting their cars and also give them a new concept of “ownership” when it comes to BETTER.

Did you know that the BETTER app won the Silver winner award in Singapore Mobile Excellence Award for the Best Campaign and Direct Response and also in the informative use of mobile technology, outshining other banks in that category. Do download the popular app now in Brunei and they have already more than 30,000 downloads as of now. Amazing!!

Do drop by The Mall and check out BETTER Car Expo which will be until 7th May 2017.

 

Brother printers at Bilster Technologies

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in gadget, lifestyle

 


The Brother guys
 


Launching the new range of Brother products
 

After a successful MoU with Bilster Technologies and Brother International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Bilster Technologies showcased a wide range of Brother printer products at Citis Square branch.

The ceremony was launched by Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Group of Companies, and Roger Choi, Senior Account Manager of Brother International Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

The one that you should check out is the Brother DCP-T500W which is a 2015 model. This handy Brother model comes with many features and quite portable. Furthermore, it brings out the some fine prints and supports scanning and copying. It also supports Wi-Fi and wireless printing.

It uses the refill tank system and also saves you from buying more inks if you are high user. The printed pages were of high quality and also, to use this printer easily you will need a driver CD in which you will find all the necessary softwares.

You can also check out other Brother models – the single function and multiple function models. Drop by Bilster Technologies at Citis Square.

 

 


Check out the range of Brother printers
 


The multi-function printer
 


The Brother DCP-T500W is the ideal printer for you
 

 


The Brother DCP-T500W can produce fine print
 

 

 

Beocube makes its presence felt

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in gadget, lifestyle

 

 


Check out the hot selling Bang & Olufsen headphones
 

This is the second time that Bang & Olufsen (Brunei) and Ergozones (Brunei) are having a roadshow at Pusat Insani, Seria. The first one was a huge hit and it’s no surprise for holding another similar roadshow to showcase their latest products.

If you are into audiophiles or/and a big fan of Bang & Olufsen, you will appreciate what they are bringing to you. The main attraction is definitely the Beocube which was constructed since Sunday. It’s basically a mocked up cube room, designed to bring the best sound from the awesome speakers from Bang & Olufsen and Malek Manan, Resident Audiophile for Bang & Olufsen (Brunei), guided the visiting guests and showcased what the B&O speakers are capable of and why the brand is the perfect choice for customers.

I was also impressed with the inner walls as they have a special padding to bring the best out of the speakers inside the Beocube. We were treated to a playlist of music and trailers and I began to appreciate the precision and the quality more than before. The firmware update(s) itself makes a difference for the listeners to enjoy at the optimum level.

There are three sections to the Flexible Living roadshow. Two sections are showcasing Bang & Olufsen products while the other is showcasing Ergozone products such as the newly launched SoFi Mesh chairs by HÅG.

Do look for Jack Chin who has many experience in demo-ing HÅG brands. I find the experience sitting on the SoFi Mesh pretty comforting and all. Yes, we do take for granted on how we sit and thinking that any chair will do the trick. HÅG enhances your sitting experience and you will appreciate more in a long run on how it can benefit you even when sitting down.

The Flexible Living roadshow final day will be tomorrow, Friday 21st April until 9pm. So what are you waiting for? And the admission is FREE at Pusat Insani, Seria. For updates, you can follow Bang & Olufsen (Brunei) Facebook and Ergozones (Brunei) Facebook.

 

 


So much to love about Bang & Olufsen speakers
 


Another speaker to look out for – Beoplay M5 with a true360 sound
 


The 5.5 metre Beocube constructed inside the hall of Pusat Insani
 


Paying attention to the sound from the Beolab 90
 


Don’t forget to visit Ergozones section too
 


Do ask Jack Chin for the brief demo on the new HÅG products
 


Liking the new SoFi Mesh from HÅG
 

Momo/StarLodge’s All-You-Can-EAt Sushi & Barbeque Sunday Buffet

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in lifestyle, food

 

 


The Chocolate Fondue
 

Have any plans this Sunday? Do check out Momo/StarLodge’s All-You-Can-EAt Sushi & Barbeque Sunday Buffet for only BND 20 Adult | BND 12 Kids from 11:30am to 3:30pm

What can you expect from the dishes? Definitely the lamb on the spit, the thin crust pizzas, asian dishes, plump sausages and not forgetting their sushi range from Kitaro Lodge. For your info, Kitaro Restaurant have relocated their business to Star Lodge and they won’t be operating in Gadong outlet anymore.

The highlight were also the dessert corner such as the chocolate fondue and many other delicacies to choose from.

For the diners, you can have free usage of the swimming pool and ideal to bring families along for the buffet. You can even dine by the swimming pool area and enjoy the sun 😀

Furthermore, Momo & Star Lodge will be having free gifts for families and guests. You can follow their updates on IG @momo.restaurant @starlodgebrunei

For bookings, call 261 1618 or 861 3329

 

 


Amran helping himself to the lamb
 


The lamb on the spit. Good choice!!
 


Grilled dishes for diners
 

 


Butter milk fish
 


Curry chicken
 


Thin crusted pizzas
 


Noodles
 


Fried tempura
 

 


Sushi from Kitaro
 


Sushi from Kitaro
 

 

 

 


Ice-cream also available and even the tubs 😀
 

Relaunch of Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cards

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in bank, lifestyle

 


Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank with representatives from Visa and DragonPass during the relaunch of Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cards at The Empire Hotel & Country Club
 


Unveiling both the Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cards after the press conference
 

With travel becoming an integral part of the Bruneian lifestyle, Baiduri Bank unveiled the enhanced Baiduri Visa Infinite and Platinum credit cards, in a press conference held at The Empire Hotel & Country Club yesterday.

In his welcome remarks, Mr Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank, said, “A large number of our clients are affluent and well-travelled. To meet their growing needs, we have refreshed our client value proposition for this segment, and, in partnership with Visa, we have upgraded both the Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cards to have the Visa payWave feature, and membership to DragonPass, a revolutionary digital airport companion programme.”

Packaging global privileges, exclusive travel deals, 24/7 Visa Concierge, the best in market rewards programme and an upgrade to Visa payWave contactless payment feature, express approval and card issuance, the refreshed Baiduri Visa Infinite Credit Card and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Card will complement the existing range of financial products, services and value-added benefits that we are offering to our clients”, added Mr Imhof.

Also present at the press conference was Mr. Roy Wong, Head of Business Development for Singapore & Brunei and Mr. Aaron Tey, Senior Business Development Leader from Visa, Ms Becky Lim, CEO, DragonPass Asia Pacific, as well as the senior management of Baiduri Bank.

Said Ms. Ooi Huey Tyng, Visa Country Manager for Singapore and Brunei, “We are pleased to partner with Baiduri Bank, our key valued partner to enhance the product proposition for the Baiduri Visa Infinite and Platinum credit cards. At Visa, we constantly look to provide relevant benefits and privileges to our esteemed cardholders and through this enhancement, Visa cardholders are now able to enjoy using the contactless feature of the card, and membership at DragonPass. We are seeing strong growth in the affluent segment in Brunei, where payment volume growth is close to 10 per cent. We believe that the relaunch of these two products will further increase use of electronic payments in the market, particularly when our cardholders travel.”

The refreshed Baiduri Visa Infinite Credit Card and the Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Card are packed with privileges specially designed with the affluent traveller in mind.

 

 


Pierre Imhof, a happy camper, after the relaunch of the Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cards
 

ACCESS TO 900+ AIRPORT LOUNGES WITH DRAGONPASS

A key new feature is the introduction of DragonPass. Aimed to provide a seamless travel experience to cardmembers, DragonPass will come into effect on 1st May 2017. In joint partnership with Visa, DragonPass is a comprehensive digital solution to create a unique and seamless “total airport experience” for cardmembers who can gain access to exclusive privileges and discounts in airports around the world.

Among the privileges, cardmembers get up to 24 complimentary visits annually to over 900 airport lounges worldwide, which can be extended to family members and friends. Furthermore, it avails cardmembers with discounts of up to 50% at over 2,000 airport restaurants, up to 20% off retail rates for airport limo transfers, hotel room upgrades, retail privileges from high-end fashion outlets and luxury brands and many more.

All existing and new Baiduri Visa Infinite and Platinum cardmembers will enjoy complimentary membership for DragonPass which can be activated by registering their new credit cards in the DragonPass app. The app eliminates the need for a physical membership card, and is available for free download in the GooglePlay Store or the App Store for both Android and iOS.

All existing and new Baiduri Visa Infinite and Platinum cardholders will be given complimentary membership to DragonPass. It will come into effect on 1st May 2017.

 

 


Ms Becky Lim, CEO, DragonPass Asia Pacific, sharing the benefits of having DragonPass and it will be free for Baiduri’s Infinite and Platinum card holders
 


You can download the app on your phone – DragonPass
 


These are the charges if you want to sign up as DragonPass member but you will be waived off this if you are a card holder of Baiduri’s Infinite and Platinum
 

INNOVATIVE VISA PAYWAVE FEATURE

In addition, new Baiduri Visa Infinite and Visa Platinum Credit Cards are also upgraded with the Visa payWave feature. This feature is a breakthrough technology that allows customers to make purchases of BND100 and below by a simple tap on a contactless payment terminal, without the need of a signature. Customers can complete their transactions faster and more conveniently, eliminating the need to swipe the card or sign for their purchases.

 

 


Mr. Roy Wong, Head of Business Development for Singapore & Brunei for Visa Worldwide and he shared on how Pay Wave has been very successful worldwide
 

BEST IN MARKET REWARDS PROGRAMME

The refreshed Baiduri Visa Infinite Credit Card and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Card is linked with the best in the market rewards programme that rewards cardholders with up to 5X bonus points. Points have no expiry, and redemptions are instant, with no minimum amount required. Redemptions can be done at any of the over 2,000 participating merchant outlets in Brunei.

EXPRESS APPROVAL & CREDIT CARD ISSUANCE

For added convenience, new cardmembers can also have their new Baiduri Visa Infinite Credit Card or Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Card applications fast tracked for 24-hour express approval and 48-hour card issuance. This service is available at Baiduri Bank’s Card Centre, and selected branches including The Mall Branch, Sumbangsih Branch and Seria Branch.

GLOBAL BENEFITS

The Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cards are accepted at millions of establishments worldwide, as well as access to over 700,000 ATMs in the Visa Global ATM Network.
Cardmembers also enjoy complimentary, round-the-clock emergency assist service anywhere in the world, available through the 24/7 Visa Platinum and Visa Infinite Concierge Service. On top of this the cards come with complimentary travel insurance with premium coverage.

INTEREST FREE INSTALMENTS

Cardmembers of the Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cards are also able to enjoy up to 24 months of interest free instalments on their big purchases. Tenures are flexible and require no processing fee.

ENJOY UP TO 2% CASHBACK

From 31 March 2017 to 30 June 2017
• New and Existing Baiduri Visa Infinite Credit Cardholders enjoy 2% cashback

• New and Existing Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cardholders enjoy 1% cashback
On their overseas spending, online purchases and Visa payWave transactions.

 

 


Pg Azaleen bin Pg Dato Hj Mustapha, Head of Retail Banking and Branch Network, Baiduri Bank explaining the benefits as an Infinite and Platinum Credit Card holders
 

 


Baiduri also invited their existing customers of Platinum and Infinite to understand more about the new incentives. Good to see them also asking questions and they are very appreciative of Baiduri’s initiative to give more value to their customers.
 

 

 

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