The 4th Gen Jimny is out!!!

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

 

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Check out the Jimny, the 4th generation after 14 years. Now available for viewing at Suzuki Showroom at Gadong.
 

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With the Jin Lee Lim, Executive Manager, Boustead Sdn Bhd
 

14 years. Yes, 14 years it has been before Suzuki unveiled their 4th generation of their Suzuki line-up which is the Jimny. It was launched earlier today at Suzuki Showroom at Gadong.

The revamped 4th generation Jimny has an overall different feel as compared to the 3rd generation. You can already tell from the exterior feel how the latest Jimny is much more rugged and furthermore, it is ALLGRIP car meaning it’s a 4×4 which will give the drivers the off-road experience.

What caught my eye the most is the look and feel. It doesn’t deviate too much from its corporate identity as you can still tell it’s a Jimny but the facelift makes me more relevant to the current trends globally.

The Suzuki Jimny is suitable for many purposes including outdoor adventure concept. I’m pretty sure this model will be a hit among the young and the not-so young because it appeals to all walks of life.

There’s ample legroom and headroom for the comfort of the passengers and the driver. Back space for luggage is bigger than previous model.

The upgraded Jimny is the first Suzuki’s model in Brunei to be equipped with a newly developed 1.5 liter engine, hence, creates strong torque for powerful off-road performance and delivers high fuel efficiency due to a lightweight compact design.

The safety features are quite enhanced in a way. There is the Hill Hold Control which makes hill starts easier by preventing the car from rolling backward (uuuuu me likes that feature), Hill Descent Control which automatically applies the brake when traveling downhill and Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) which detects spillage to give the drivers a peace of mind when driving off-road. Furthermore, the body frame centres on Suzuki’s Total Effective Control Technology (TECT) concept, resulting in a structure that efficiently absorbs and disperse energy in the event of a collision.

The prices are quite competitive and reasonable. Maybe even entice you to get one. The units so far are fully booked but members of the public are welcome to view the showroom models until 9th November 2018. There will be refreshments and also limited edition door gifts for those who come today and tomorrow.

Congratulations once again to Boustead Sdn Bhd on the launch of the 4th generation of Jimny. The wait was definitely worth it.

 

 

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Still maintaining the old look but now with a better facelift and bigger
 

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How the inside looks like
 

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The engine look
 

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The staff of Boustead during the launching event
 

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Head to Gadong showroom to check out the new Jimny
 

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Yellow colour looks striking enough
 

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I like this model. The tyres are up-sized compared to the other models
 

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The 3rd generation of the Jimny, 14 years ago
 

All passengers are safe, arrived London via diff airlines

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Royal Brunei Airlines flight BI003 made an important diversion and landed at Vienna International Airport, Austria, yesterday after the aircraft had some technical issues
 

As posted on Royal Brunei Airlines website.

7 November 2018 4:46 PM

Due to technical issues, Royal Brunei Airlines flight BI003 from Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) to London Heathrow (LHR) on 07th November 2018 has made a diversion landing at Vienna International Airport.

The safety and security of our guests is of paramount importance to RB and we are currently working to ensure our passengers will safely reach London Heathrow through other carriers.

Update at 1700 (GMT+8)

Please be advised that Flight BI004 on 07th November 2018 from London Heathrow to Bandar Seri Begawan is cancelled. Guests are currently rerouted on other airlines.

Update as at 1842 (GMT+8)

Please be advised that all guests have been rebooked onto flights with other carriers, leaving Vienna later today.

The safety and security of our guests is our number one priority.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

RB Customer Service Centre:
Bandar Seri Begawan: +673 2 221 2222
London: +44 2075 846660

Note:

It hasn’t been confirmed on what the technical issue is and no statement or press release given by Royal Brunei Airlines to confirm on the specific technical issues. It was definitely a significant technical issue as RB flight B1003 had to make an unscheduled landing at Vienna International Airport. What’s more important are the safety of the passengers, pilots and crew on board. Kudos to the pilots for the quick thinking, considering this is a long haul flight (14 hours) and a non-stop flight from Brunei Darussalam to London. Appreciation also goes to the crew on board to calm the situation and making sure everyone is safe and in good hands. Alhamdulillah.

When we thought that Twitter is not relevant anymore, it still is as the pictures of the incident were being circulated and it was a screenshot from twitter, @FlightAlerts_ to be specific.

On board on the flight B1003 was Yang Berhormat Khairunnisa Ash’ari, a member of the Legislative Council, who tweeted on the whole ordeal from checking in in Brunei International Airport to finally arriving in London safely. She did highlight one thing though – Travel insurance 🙂 Oh yes, how that is so important and let’s not taking everything for granted.

Let’s hope the situation of such incident is a rare one. Once again, kudos to the pilots and the crew on handling the situation and the swift thinking of the pilots.

 

Baiduri rewards Mastercard holders

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Baiduri Bank, in collaboration with Mastercard, has rolled out an amazing promotion for their Baiduri Mastercard cardholders.

Between 20 October 2018 to 31 December 2018, Baiduri Mastercard cardholders stand a chance to win a trip for two to Resorts World Sentosa. The package includes a 2-night stay at a 5-star hotel, a VIP tour of Universal Studios Singapore and a priceless dining experience for 2.

To be eligible, Baiduri Mastercard cardholders simply need to use their Baiduri Mastercard Credit Card to make their purchases during the promotion period. Cardholders who spend a cumulative amount of at least BND1,000, receive 1x lucky draw chance.

Furthermore, successful new applicants of Baiduri Mastercard Credit Card will enjoy a 5-year annual fee waiver.

Baiduri Mastercard Credit Cards comes with an array of benefits, such as exclusive rewards and offers, easy instalment plans as well as ability to accumulate Bonus Points for the Baiduri Instant Rewards programme. With every purchase, customers enjoy Bonus Points, which in turn gets converted into Baiduri Dollars stored in the Instant Rewards card for instant redemption at any Baiduri merchant.

Currently, Baiduri Bank has over 2000 merchants all over Brunei who participate to give Baiduri cardholders special offers, privileges as well as exclusive shopping discounts. Overseas, Baiduri Mastercard Credit Cardholders not only enjoy access to a wide variety of offers and deals for travel, dining, shopping, sports and entertainment, but also 24-hour global emergency assistance, and depending on the card tier, complimentary travel insurance, and access to over 900+ VIP airport lounges around the world.

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.

 

 


Grand winner also win a VIP tour of Universal Studios Singapore
 

Radin, acting CEO of DST

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Radin Sufri Radin Basiuni the new Acting Chief Executive Officer as well as Acting Chief Operating Officer of DST effective from 24th October 2018
 

DST announces the appointment of Radin Sufri Radin Basiuni as the new Acting Chief Executive Officer as well as Acting Chief Operating Officer of DST effective from 24th October 2018.

Radin has been working in DST since 2006. He began as a Group Company Secretary and also held a dual role as Assistant General Manager, Group Corporate Communications since 2007.

Radin Sufri Radin Basiuni supercedes Suhaimi Hussain, DST’s former CEO who officially retired on 23rd October 2018.

 

Just Dance Vol. 1

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50 dancers, 6 instructors, 1 dream” — #justdancebn is made possible by the combined efforts of 50 local talents, 6 local instructors from @bruhooders @ringubaby @soulindustryco to bring Brunei’s dance scene to a whole new level.

Alos involved in the line-up was @melissas_playhouse | @enpointe.brunei | @studio.eleve.bn | @tsejy | @edenchiam and special guests @exodusdancecrew

The crew and the team have been practicing for four months to make this event possible. The event took place at ISB Theatre Hall and it was a full house event then.

I hope to see more of these events in the near future 😀 Thank you to @generation.z for the invitation and creating a memorable event for the performers and the audience.

 

 



 
 


 
 


 

 



 
 


 
 


 

BIBD ranks 2nd

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Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD), Brunei’s largest banking institution, has recently been ranked as the second strongest bank in South East Asia and one of the top ten strongest banks in Asia-Pacific by The Asian Banker (TAB).

Among Asia-Pacific’s top 500 Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet, BIBD progressed from its previous ranking at 14th place and remains the only Bruneian bank to be featured, while marking its third consecutive year in the list.

The ranking is based on a very detailed and transparent scorecard that ranks commercial banks on six areas of balance sheet financial performance; namely the ability to scale, balance sheet growth, risk profile, profitability, asset quality and liquidity.

According to a press release by TAB, BIBD was commended on the improvement of its strength score, along with strong capital and liquidity positions, together with its improved asset quality, which have contributed to the bank’s ability to achieve a robust standing in balance sheet results.

Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II, in his capacity as BIBD Chairman, commented, “Alhamdulillah, we are both humbled and honoured to represent Brunei among the top ten strongest banks in the Asia-Pacific. This list is a matter of great pride for us as it reflects Brunei Darussalam’s industrious and resilient banking landscape. Ultimately, this is a result of strong ties between the Government of His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the banking sector, regulators and all stakeholders for enabling a dynamic and conducive economy vital to the sustainable growth of Brunei Darussalam.”

 

Chong Siaw Hian brings home $10,000

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Chong Siaw Hian (center) won himself BND 10,000 and received a mock prize from Managing Director of Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia, Mr Lim Chin Lam and Coca-Cola Refreshments Malaysia Sales Director, Ms. Yap Wei Han recently
 

 


The top three winners with the management from Coca-Cola Refreshments Malaysia and Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia
 

Recently, a prize presentation and customer appreciation lunch was held at Li Gong Restaurant for the Coca-Cola Raya Contest 2018. Present during the event were invited guests and contest winners. Commercial Planning Director, Ms. June Tay from Coca-Cola Refreshments Malaysia (CCRM) also shared a few words in regards to the event.

The recent contest was open to all Brunei residents where participants were required to purchase any 12 cans of the participating brands including Coca-cola, Sprite, Fanta, A&W, Heaven & Earth, Aquarius and Minute Maid. Participants were then required to register by sending a “HI COCO-COLA’ to a given contact number where they will then need to follow the instructions given to them.

Winning the grand prize of the event was Chong Siaw Hian, who won a total amount of Ten Thousand Brunei Dollars (B$10,000.00) Cash Prize that was presented by CCRM Sales Director, Ms. Yap Wei Han and the Managing Director of Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia, Mr Lim Chin Lam. The second prize was presented by Ms. June Tay, Commercial Director from Coca-Cola Refreshments Malaysia, and Mr.Eric Lim, Sales Director from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia, where a cash prize of Four Thousand Brunei Dollars (B$4,000.00) was won by Wee Hui Sin. Lastly, the third prize was brought home by Julaihi Kamis with an amount of Two Thousand Brunei Dollars (B$2,000.00) presented by Mr. Melvin Loo Hun Hui, the Regional Sales Manager of Sarawak and Mr. CW Lim, Purchase and Logistic Director from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia.

The Coca-Cola Raya Contest was organized by Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia, the sole distributor of Coca-Cola products in Brunei Darussalam. The contest was held in conjunction with the Hari Raya Celebrations from 1st May to 31st July 2018.

 

 


Wee Hui Sin won the second prize of BND 4,000 and her representative which was her sister received the mock prize from Mr.Eric Lim, Sales Director from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia and Ms. June Tay, Commercial Director from Coca-Cola Refreshments Malaysia
 


Julaihi Kamis went home with BND 2,000 as a third place winner and receiving the prize from Mr. CW Lim, Purchase and Logistic Director from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia and Mr. Melvin Loo Hun Hui, the Regional Sales Manager of Sarawak
 


The awesome food at Li Gong 😀
 


Invited guests from the resellers of Coca-Cola from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia
 


Invited guests from the resellers of Coca-Cola from Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia
 


The top 3 winners
 

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