Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight Engine 107

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The all-new Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight Engine 107
 

Check out the new Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight Engine which was showcased at the Harley-Davidson Brunei showroom at Sri Sentosa Sdn Bhd in Berakas last weekend. The latest model just arrived recently and guess what? Two of the units have been sold already and now the Brunei dealer can make prior arrangement should you be interested to get one for yourself.

The difference between the previous model is the engine itself. It delivers more power, more torque and it gives a much more improved motorcycling experience. Expect a purer sound too and a smoother ride on the road. The Milwaukee-Eight Engine will be an eye catcher for all bike lovers.

“The guiding principle behind the Milwaukee-Eight engine was the customer research we did in every region of the world,” said Scott Miller, Harley-Davidson Vice-President of Styling and Product Development Strategy.

“Riders asked us to create a new engine designed to enhance their motorcycle touring experience in every way. Those same voices also demanded that we stay true to our legacy and respect the defining elements of a Harley-Davidson V-Twin. It was a big challenge, but one we’ve met. With the Milwaukee-Eight, a new era of Harley-Davidson power, performance and innovation has been forged,” he added.

 

 


Can I pull it off as a biker? 😀
 

 


There’s even a USB socket
 


Harley-Davidson Softail
 

 

The new Milwaukee-Eight engines will power every 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike motorcycle model, and will be offered in two displacements and three variations – the Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 CID, 1745cc) featuring precision oil-cooled cylinder heads for the Street Glide Special, Road Glide Special, Road King and Freewheeler models; the Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 CID, 1745cc) featuring liquid-cooled cylinder heads for the Ultra Limited/Ultra Limited Low, Road Glide Ultra and Tri Glide Ultra Models, and the Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114 (114 CID, 1870cc) featuring liquid-cooled cylinder heads for the CVO Street Glide models.

There are other models that are being showcased at the showroom. For now, you won’t be able to check out the Milwaukee-Eight as both units are taken by the new owners.

 

TAIB organizes Ceramah Perdana

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Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei (TAIB) have many events up their sleeves. Their presence have been felt since the last quarter of 2016 and there will have more events lined up for 2017.

This morning they just officially announced two events which will happen this Friday – “Kuliah Subuh” and “Ceramah Perdana”. These activities are in conjunction with TAIB’s Silver Jubilee celebration.

The “Kuliah Subuh” will take place at 6:15am at Masjid Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah on Friday, 10th February. It is definitely open to public and the featured speaker will be an invited guest from Malaysia, Ustaz Don Daniel bin Don Biyajid. The talk will be based on “Rezeki dan Hutang”.

The other event which is the “Ceramah Perdana” will take place at 8pm at Indoor Stadium and again, it will feature Ustaz Don Daniyal bin Don Biyajid and also Ustaz Hj Khairul Nazif bin Hj Damit. The evening talk will be entitled “Jutawan Akhirat”

TAIB being an Islamic Financial Institution, was coveted towards topics that would be relevant to the financial field. However, it is also important to create awareness on the difference between conventional Financial Planning and Islamic Planning.

Unlike conventional Financial Planning, Islamic Financial Planning, enriches one’s understanding in financial for both “Duniawi” and “Ukhrawi”.

 

 


Halija Jaya, Head of Marketing & Corporate Communication of Perbadanan TAIB, Waddi Aleyamin bn Hj Ibrahim, Officer Procurement Division of Perbadanan TAIB and Zamzaipa binti Hj Ismail, Head of Accounting & Finance cum Event Lead Ceramah Perdana of Perbadanan TAIB in this morning’s press conference at TAIB office.
 


Nurliyana binti Hj Marsini, Event Co-ordinator of TAIB 25, holding a ticket of Ceramah Perdana which will be made available this Wednesday
 


The invited speaker Ustaz Don Daniyal bin Don Biyajid
 


Ustaz Hj Khairul Nazif bin Hj Damit will also deliver a talk this Friday
As I mentioned, both the talks are opened to public. For the evening talk, there will be tickets that can be collected at TAIB branches starting this Wednesday 8th February. Tickets are free so I would expect a huge crowd at this event.

Tickets can be collected at TAIB branch at Jalan Sultan (Bandar), KB branch, Tutong branch, Temburong branch, Platinum TAIB and TAIB Financing Centre, 1st floor at Airport Mall.

Facts on Perbadanan TAIB:

It celebrated its 25th anniversary on 29th September 2016. In conjunction with its silver jubilee, a programme with a series of activities have been organised as to celebrate this momentous occasion with its customers as well as the Brunei community. As a financial institution that provides syariah compliant financial solutions, TAIB is committed to contribute as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility in education.

Ceramic Perdana is an educational religious session and TAIB remains focus to support in enhancing the level of education in Brunei Darussalam. Hence, a collaboration with Kuiscell Sendirian Berhad (Malaysia) was achieved that resulted to an invitation of Ustaz Don Daniyal to Brunie Darussalam.

Perbadanan TAIB would also like to extend their appreciation towards Majlis Ugama Islam Brunei (MUIB), Ministry of Religious Affairs and Ministry of Home Affairs for making this event a possibility.

You can follow their updates on IG @taib_bn

 

 


Grab your tickets soon and it’s free
 


The sitting arrangement this Friday and it can fill up to 5,000 in capacity
 

Bilster Technologies promotion

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Want to enjoy a good movie outing at the comfort of your home? Check out the latest deal from Bilster Technologies – the Dell S320 projector. It inspire audiences with vivid 3D and shadow-free video projections and furthermore, it offers interactive and wireless capability.

As I mentioned, it reduces shadowy images with a short-throw projection. It has an HDMI port that lets you project multimedia from your PC, DVD player and of course for me, my PS4 or Blu-ray player. This projection is also ideal for 3D imagery.

It’s simple to use, maintain and secure. It’s also an energy saving device as it keeps the costs low with a long lamp life (up to 3,000 hours in normal mode and 4,000 hours in Eco-mode). It also has an authorized feature (password protection).

So check out the Dell S320 projector at Bilster Technologies at Citis Square.

 

 

 

For professional games, Steelseries have been the popular accessories among the youths here in Brunei. Do check the special promotion items at Bilster Technologies. So much rave reviews on the V/2 Headset from Steelseries and it’s a real steal for gamers.

Designed in cooperation with Apple, the SteelSeries Siberia v2 for iPod, iPhone, iPad features around the ear noise dampening, leather earcups with a comfortable over-the-head suspension design. The headset delivers incredible sound through its 50mm driver units for all types of entertainment from listening to music tracks, VOIP and web applications to interactive and competitive games. The headset also includes a unidirectional microphone that can be pulled out from the left earcup for talking on the phone, VoIP or communicating in a game, and then retracted and hidden when it’s not needed.

I haven’t yet to try the Kana Optical mouse but I’m pretty sure it will be doable for my work station as I don’t play games on my computer. This could be a good give for your loved ones and don’t be surprised as they are a lot of female gamers too here in Brunei.

 

 

 

The all-new Kia Rio

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Frankie Ho, Managing Director of Grand Motors Sdn Bhd, Hj Shaiful Rizal bin Pehin Dato Dr Haji Ahmad, Executive Director of Grand Motors, Jacqueline Koh, Kia Sales Manager, Precious Casao, Marketing Manager of Grand Motors Sdn Bhd and Hj Shaiful Rizal bin Pehin Dato Dr Haji Ahmad, Executive Director of Grand Motors posing with the all-new Kia Rio
 

Grand Motors Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in Brunei Darussalam reveals the all-new, 4th generation Kia Rio. It was first revealed in Paris at the 2016 Mondial de I’Automobile. Earlier this morning, the Kia Rio was launched at the showroom at Grand Motors.

So what’s new with the Kia Rio?

It has a new design of course, defined by straight lines and smooth surfacing, giving the car a distinctive, confident new look.

It has a progressive exterior design. At the front, the Rio wears the latest evolution of Kia’s tiger-nose grille, now thinner in height and wider across the front of the car. Integrated bi-function projection headlamps – again, thinner and more sculpted than those of is predecessor – project a new U-shaped LED light signature. Changes to the front of the car, including moving the fog lamps’ position outwards within the front bumper, are designed to add greater visual width for a more stable overall look. The new Rio grows by 5mm in width, further adding to this effect.

The rear section of the Rio is now more upright, with a near-vertical rear windscreen and a shorter overhang. It also features a new arrow-shaped LED light signature. Like the wider-looking “face” of the car, the rear design of the new Rio gives it a stronger overall appearance.

 

 

 

 

 

As for the cabin, it has been redefined, featuring sculptural forms and a more ergonomic layout than previous models.You will see the straight lines running the width of the dashboard characterize the shape of the interior, giving the cabin a wider appearance and increasing the sense of space for occupants. The dashboard is now angled towards the driver with a high resolution touchscreen to power the Rip’s audio and new connectivity systems.

The all-new Rio will offer buyers class-leading practicality and safety technology, the latest connectivity features and more assured and engaging ride and handling characteristics.

Did you know that the Kia Rio is Korean manufacturer’s global best-selling model with more than 473,000 sold around the world in 2015 alone? Awesome!!! Do check out the new Kia Rio at their showroom.

 

 


During the launch today, Grand Motors had some activities for the public such as hanna
 


There was also a pancake station
 


The crowd earlier this morning
 


Only for today that when you take a selfie and post on social media, you will get a portable speaker
 

 

Chinese Cultural Week at Sentral Shopping Centre

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Sentral Shopping Centre is pleased to announce that there will be a Chinese Cultural Week from 1st to 10th February from 4pm to 6pm as to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Chung Hwa Middle School will be taking an active part in the Chinese Cultural Week with Wushu performances, Chinese cultural dance and drumming will be performed by them on the 10th February 2017. On 10th February 2017, there will be an opening ceremony by Mr. Chai Tze Yun Hong, President of Hakka Association, at 2:30pm.

Colouring activities will be held on the 4th Feb 2017, at 5pm open to 8 – 12 years old. On the 3th – 5th Feb 2017 there will be Orange Eating Competition open to 18 years old above and max of 5 participants per session. Registration form can get at our Lucky Draw counter or 3rd floor management office.

 

 


Cooking Demo happening today and tomorrow (3rd and 4th February)
 


Cooking Demo taken last year
 

Cooking Demo will be on the 3rd February & 4th February, 1st Floor Sentral Shopping Centre. The menu for the cooking demo will be Steamed Prawn Dumpling, Hot plate, Yam Basket w Chicken Chestnut and Butter Prawn w Spring onion. This cooking demo will be demonstrated by the head chef from KBSentral, Chef Sofia. Registration forms are available at Lucky Draw Counter.

There is also Angpow or red packets and oranges giveaway as part of the activity at the atrium of Sentral Shopping Centre for all our customers in light of the ongoing festive spirit! To be able to get the Angpow and oranges, customers need to visit the shopping centre as often as they can during the 10 days event. Also Chinese Theme Photo Booth available for customer to take photo and customer can tag us for Instagram @KBSentral and facebook KBSentral Shopping Centre.

The Management of Sentral Shopping Centre would also like to take this opportunity to wish all customers a prosperous Chinese New Year!

If you need further information, please call 3339889 or email to kbsentralmarketing@gmail.com or you can follow their updates on social media @kbsentral instagram or Sentral Shopping Centre Facebook page.

 

 

 


Orange eating competition happening this weekend
 

Burger King outlet No.7

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His Excellency Craig Allen US Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam had the privilege to launch the latest outlet of Burger King (Brunei) at Kiulap. Guess what? His Excellency used to be an employee of Burger King back in the US 40 years ago. Interesting.

He was also happy to see the growing number of franchises in the Brunei economy as this will help to stimulate the SMEs growth in Brunei Darussalam as these are priorities of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

He hoped that there will be more variety of industry in the franchise category, for instance, professional services and such as we don’t have that much or any in Brunei Darussalam. It could be in the field of beauty salon or plumbing or automative.

Present during the launch of the 7th Burger King outlet were Burger King (Brunei) Director Pg Hashim bin Pg Jaya and Deno Goh, Operations Director of Burger King (Brunei).

Also during the launch, Burger King also unveiled their latest menu – Golden Nacho Burger and it comes in beef or chicken. My preference is definitely the Golden Nacho Cheese Beef.. Yummy…

Do check out the latest Burger King outlet in Kiulap. They even have an upper floor where there is a small play area for children.

 

 


His Excellency Craig Allen US Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam with the management and associates of Burger King at the 7th outlet launching at Kiulap
 


Craig Allen reliving his memories as an employee of Burger King
 


The play area at Kiulap outlet
 


Craig Allen having a word with Deno Goh
 


Craig Allen has a big appetite for burgers 😀
 

 


Golden Nacho Cheese Beef
 

Sunrise Orange Pancake Tower

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Sunrise Orange Pancake Tower
 

Pancake House Brunei is inviting customers to celebrate Chinese New Year at their Giant, Rimba outlet with their special promotion for the month of February.

In conjunction with the Chinese New Year, Pancake House Brunei is offering an 18% discount on their Sunrise Orange Pancake Tower – a stack of six pancakes drenched in lemon-orange syrup with cream cheese filling in between, topped with orange zest, going for only $4.50.

And with one order of Sunrise Orange Pancake Tower, customers will also be able to enjoy another 15% on all available ala carte main course menu. So it is now a good time to come and try the local favourites like the Classic Pan Chicken, Burger Steak, Southern Maple Chicken, etc.

This promotion will end at the end on 28 February 2017.

Located on the first floor of the new wing of Giant, Rimba, the outlet is opened daily from 10am to 10pm, serving a range of breakfast menu to the ever popular pancakes and waffles.

For reservations, please contact 2463593, or get the latest updates by following “@pancakehousebn” on Instagram and or “Pancake House Brunei” on Facebook.

 

 

Gong Xi Fa Cai

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It’s the festive season for Chinese new year and it’s the year of the rooster. I could have bought some shirts from Singapore that has some rooster designs on them. I might look cheesy in them but it’s only once (maybe in a life time that I would wear it lol). It wasn’t as many invites that I had but it was evenly spread out during the weekend.

I’ve told myself that I will go on a no-carb diet from 6pm onwards starting next week. Let’s see how that goes. With my travels in February, It might just get a bit tricky. It’s all about the discipline, right?

Below are some of the pictures from my recent CNY visits last weekend.

 

 

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman, Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Muntaqim, Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah and Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda Muhammad Aiman at Pehin Kapitan Lela Diraja Dato Paduka Goh King Chin and family’s residence in Kota Batu last Sunday.
 

The royalties at Jackson Ting’s residence
 

Andy Lau taking a photo opp with the Royal Family
 

The Crown Prince with his son before leaving Jackson’s residence
 

Another group photo with the Royal Family
 

Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah signing on the photo 
 

At Leonard and Jackie’s
 

All smiles with the lion
 

Visited Sharon Ong’s open house last weekend and yes, Derby’s eyes were opened
 

A chain reaction
 

At Seng Yee’s residence
 

After the chicken pose and my sleepy eyes. Thanks for the personalized coffee, Kristy 😀
 

Gathering at Kristy’s
 

Prayers at the temple at CNY eve
 

At Pehin Lim’s residence. So far, this is the only lion dance I saw this time round.
 

The beat of the drum 
 

A local giving a hug to Pehin Kapitan China Kornia Di Raja Dato Paduka Lau Ah Kok
 

Soon Tiong and his relatives handing out angpow to the visitors at Pehin Lau’s residence
 

Refreshments for visitors at Pehin Lau’s residence
 

On the move and they visited 9 houses last Sunday
 

 

It has been a while and finally caught up with Elizabeth at her open house
 

We were entertained by two musicians at Liz’
 

 

Concepts Computer celebrates Year of the Rooster

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The Yee Sang tradition during Gong Xi Fa Cai
 

Concepts Computer hosted its Chinese New Year open house at its establishment at Kiulap earlier today. The guests were among the business partners of Concepts Computer and Bilster Technologies as well as members of the media. As you know, this is the celebration in conjunction with the Year of the Rooster.

Present during the open house were Mr. Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer and Alice Chan. Finance Controller of Concepts Group.

Thank you once again, Mr. Vincent Pao, on your invitation and your continuous support in the local SMEs here in Brunei Darussalam. His company has been one of my longest business clients and it boils down to the strong relationship and professional friendship that I have with Mr. Vincent Pao. He is one of my aspirations to be a successful entrepreneur and I’m truly happy where he is right now.

 


A photo opportunity with Concepts Computer management and Richard Soo who drove all the way from Miri 🙂
 


With the management and associates from Netcom Computer House
 


Another photo opp
 


Zul Abd Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer (centre) with representatives from the Brunei Press
 

 

 

The days of creases are over

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The Mercedes-Benz designers have restyled the product range with great success. The upcoming compact class generation marks the dawn of an even more rigorous implementation of the design idiom of “sensual purity”. The “Aesthetics A” sculpture provides a first indication.

The designers at Mercedes-Benz are reconciling tradition and modernity in designing the cars for the future. Their work centres on ‘Sensual Purity’ as an expression of modern luxury. In applying this design philosophy, Mercedes-Benz sparked a transformation in design with the current AClass, launched in 2012. The new design idiom featuring edges and creases – indentations and recesses in the sheet metal – aimed to create clear forms and sensual surfaces which showcase high tech while also arousing emotions. This played a decisive role in making the brand younger and was key to the company’s excellent sales results. Every Mercedes-Benz model that followed since was born from this philosophy despite having an individual character.

With the “Aesthetics A” sculpture, the design team now presents the vision of a saloon car in the compact car segment which is stripped down to the essential body. It also provides a clear indication of how the design philosophy of ‘Sensual Purity’ will be manifested in the not too distant future. The “Aesthetics A” sculpture embodies the advancement of the Mercedes-Benz design idiom.

“Form and body are what remain when creases and lines are reduced to the extreme. We have the courage to implement this purism”, says Chief Design Officer of Daimler AG, Gorden Wagener. “In combination with perfect proportions and sensual surface design, the upcoming generation of the compact class has the potential to herald a new design era. Design is also the art of omission: the days of creases are over”.

 

 

 

Rather than modifying the basic shape with lines and creases, the Mercedes-Benz designers employ sweeping surfaces at angles to each other to contour the body design with light and shadow and to emphasise the proportions. This makes the essence of a body visible and communicates it in a credible way. The expressive and confident red as a new signature Mercedes-Benz colour underscores the sensuality and emotion of the sculpture.

“Aesthetics A” has a three-box design and is thus also a sign of new forms in the compact class, because outside of Germany and Europe classic saloons are also very much in demand in this segment.

The “Aesthetics A” sculpture is a continuation of a series of sculptures from Mercedes-Benz which to date comprises the works “Aesthetics No. 1” (2010), “Aesthetics No. 2”, “Aesthetics 125” (both 2011) and “Aesthetics S” (2012).

Design as a key success factor for Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz design serves to showcase a passion for automobiles in a modern design idiom. The importance which Daimler AG attaches to design today was highlighted when the post of Chief Design Officer was established on 1 November 2016. Dr Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: “Good design is about much more than simply creating beautiful products: It combines functionality with fascination and gives brand values a distinctive form. We are delighted that our design team under the leadership of Gorden Wagener is among the best in the industry, because the excellent global sales of our vehicles is ultimately also due to their outstanding design”.

 

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