Garden Sentral Hotel

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Check out their CNY promotion at Garden Sentral Hotel from 27th January to 5th February
 

Garden Sentral Hotel wish to inform that they are back with their Chinese New Year Festive Promo in Kuala Belait. Promotion valid between 27th January – 5th February 2017. Garden Sentral hotel has the facilities of supermarket, variety of dining outlets, kids play, cinema, arcade, swimming pool, gymnasium, car park, open space balcony, garden courtyard and etc. All under one roof.

Hotel Serviced Apartment offer short term, long term, business or leisure stay, Garden Sentral Hotel offers the needs. Our fully Serviced Apartment (modern contemporary design) comes with fully equipped kitchen, laundry, dining and living room. Living room and bed room equipped with 42” and 50” full HD LED TV with cable channels / ASTRO & DVD Player, Local & IDD calls facilities well as free High Speed Internet (Fiber Optic). Provide open space balcony for BBQ and relaxation. Housekeeping service, Laundry Services, Maintenance service, Complimentary transportation within KB Areas, Free access to swimming Pool & Gymnasium, Arcades & Children Playground, sheltered car park, 24 hours CCTV & security, 24 hours Reception & Concierge, Discounts on food and beverage outlets at KBSentral Shopping Centre. To add the convenience, we have provided car rental on daily, weekly and monthly basis with special rate for our in house guest.

All of this for only @BND$ 98.00 NETT Inclusive *BUFFET BREAKFAST for Two Persons for a Superior Room at Garden Sentral Hotel.

You also enjoy special discounts at *All Seasons – 5% *SugarBun – 10% *Beesket – 10% *Pastamania – 10% *Sushi Tei – 20% *Waroeng Penyet – 5%

Please call the hotel’s hotline 3338333 for further information or email us at sales@gardensentralhotel.com

 

 

 

New era for BBA

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The new faces of Brunei Basketball Association. Image taken from BBA Facebook Page.
 

Late post: In-conjunction with the 33rd National Day celebration, the Brunei Basketball Association (BBA) will be hosting an inter-district basketball tournament at the BBA Indoor Basketball Hall from 19th to 26th February 2017. The tournament is supported by Core-Lee Enterprise, Easy Way Tea and Café, and Soon Lee Holdings.

One of the key objectives of the tournament is to identify potential players who are capable and willing to represent Brunei Darussalam in regional and international basketball competitions.

“One of our priorities is to revitalize the platform for youth who aspire to represent our country. The aspiration for the new executive committee for the next three years is to develop a team that is competitive in SEABA competitions.” said Johnny Ang, the Deputy Chairman of BBA.

The tournament will be opened to Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents and players who are interested to participate in the tournament can contact the basketball association in their respective districts for further details. For Tutong District, the contact point would be Mr. On Wei Yeah at 8737528. For Belait District, the contact point would be through the Chairman of Belait District Basketball Association, Mr. Wong Ming Ching, at 8758873. Although Temburong District does not have a basketball association, the Temburong team will be organized by Mr. Tan Chu Eu at 8758338.

“For this tournament, we will have a stronger focus on youth. Each team is required to have at least 3 players under the age of 23 and one youth player must be playing on the court at all time during the tournament” said Wira bin Pori, the BBA secretary.

As one of the most active sport associations in Brunei Darussalam, the new executive committee of BBA aims to play a stronger role in the youth development in the country which is in line with the call for youth to make Vision 2035 a success.

 

 


Lim Ting Guan handing over records and documents of the BBA to the new chairman, Kwang Ming Heng. Image taken from BBA Facebook Page.
 

It’s good to see new blood, the young ones in the Brunei Basketball Association (BBA). There are a mixture of the young and the old and it will be interesting to see a different mix of people in the committee.

During the election in December, Kwang Ming Heng won the vote as the new Chairman of BBA and Ang Han Then was elected as the Deputy Chairman.

According to the report at Borneo Bulletin, BBA under the previous committee has agreed to upgrade the basketball court at Batu Bersurat as per FIBA’s specifications. The project is estimated to cost around $91,350, while the new gym and equipment will cost around $23,952. The basketball rack and rim will come with the cost of $3,000.

The renovation project, which is scheduled to begin in January, will be delayed until March waiting for the FIBA-approved flooring to arrive in the country. The renovation is expected to take 10 weeks.

 

Donation for Kampung Rimba’s children orphanage

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GHK Motors Sdn Bhd’s Director, Jake Goh presented the charity cheque to Commander of Royal Brunei AirForce, Brigadier Jeneral Dato Shahril Anwar bin Haji Ma’awiah earlier this morning
 

Chevrolet Brunei, one of GHK Motors Sdn Bhd franchise, presented Royal Brunei AirForce with a cheque of $6,000 following a charity run held last year. The event was held in Chevrolet Showroon at Sumbangsih Bahagia, Beribi. The charity run was organized by Royal Brunei Airforce in celebrating their 50th anniversary with aim to raise funds for Kampung Rimba’s children orphanage.

GHK Motors Sdn Bhd’s Director, Jake Goh presented the charity cheque to Commander of Royal Brunei AirForce, Brigadier Jeneral Dato Shahril Anwar bin Haji Ma’awiah.

The ceremony started with the recite prayer by Pg Haji Omar Ali, one of Chevrolet staff. GHK Motor Sdn Bhd was thankful for the opportunity given by Royal Brunei Airforce to participate in the “Obstacle Challenge Charity Run” that was conducted last year. The run was held to support and to help raise a special fund for Kampung Rimba’s Orphanage. GHK Motors Sdn Bhd donated $6,000 to the orphan fund with initiative programme under Chevrolet named “Chevrolet Complete Care”.

 

Audi has two overall wins in the “Best Cars 2017” competition

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Audi has driven home two overall wins in the “Best Cars 2017” competition. The Audi A1 triumphed in the “Small Car” category in the reader survey conducted by “auto motor und sport” magazine, and the Audi A3 won the “Compact Car” class. The award ceremony was held today in Stuttgart.
 

Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG: “The double victory in the ‘Best Cars 2017’ gives us momentum for the new year. This success shows that the enthusiasm for our cars continues to hold true. This gives us confidence on our way to the future.” Dietmar Voggenreiter, Board Member for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG, added: “The A1 and A3 offer all of the virtues of an Audi in a compact format. With this recipe for success, both models consistently drive home strong sales figures. And we expect the demand for premium mobility in the city to continue to grow.”

The “auto motor und sport” award ceremony was held for the 41st time this year. Readers of the renowned trade journal selected their favorites from 378 models in eleven categories. The publication selected an overall winner and a top import in each category. In the “Small Car” category, 20.7 percent of the readers selected the Audi A1, and 17.1 percent chose the Audi A3 as the top of the “Compact Car” class. In addition, the Audi Q7 took second place in the “Large SUV/Offroad Vehicle” category with 10.4 percent of the vote. Third place finishes went to the Audi A4 in the “Midsize” category, to the Audi A6 in the “Upper Midsize” class, to the Audi R8 Spyder in the “Convertibles” class and to the Audi Q2 in the “Compact SUV/Offroad Vehicle” category.

For more information on our award winning Audi models, please call our Kiarong Showroom at 244 2333. Follow us on our social media accounts https://www.facebook.com/AudiBrunei/ and https://www.instagram.com/audibrunei/ to get the latest scoop on Audi.

 

BeoPlay H6

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Searching for good quality headphone? Have you actually tried the Beoplay H6 from B&O? It has quite rave reviews for its elegant look & feel and also its superb sound quality.

The Beoplay H6 are over-ears headphones that cover you ears with the classic round pads. If you ask me, it’s visually elegant and still practical for its usage. To me, I’m more into the look and feel of the H6 and it has a timeless design. The back of each ear cup is made of aluminium, and finished in a shiny pattern of concentric circles.

It also grips well on your head and you can even use it while jogging. The padding of the headband are quite slight and great. It’s a memory form topped with real leather.

I also like the idea of the removable cable (a 3-button iPhone remote) and it uses a 3.5mm jack which is easy to replace.

As for the sound quality, it’s definitely there and something we could have expected from a Bang & Olufsen product.

All in all, the BeoPlay H6 is one classy headphone which is a smash hit here in Brunei. The only setback is that it doesn’t have a wireless option but you won’t need to worry about battery life while using it.

In our Brunei showroom, there are two colour of choices to choose from. Do visit the store at Sejalin Living at Kiarong.

 

Check out the BeoPlay H6

 

Coffee Bean in RIPAS

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Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Abdul Munim Pengiran Anak Tahiruddin, Managing Director of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® (centre) with Mohd Khairul Anuar bin POKPADPS Hj Hasrin the Chief Operation Officer of Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital and Fairuz Ibrahim, General Manager of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® during the launch of the The Coffee Bean® outlet at RIPAS Hospital
 

Another exciting news for Bruneians! The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has officially opened it’s newest café outlet located at RIPAS Hospital. Coffee lovers can now start off their morning with it’s premium handcrafted beverages from The Coffee Bean® outlet at RIPAS Hospital located at the main lobby, from 7am to 11pm.

The official opening was held on January 23rd at RIPAS Hospital, attended by Guest of Honor, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Abdul Munim Pengiran Anak Tahiruddin the Managing Director of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® and Mohd Khairul Anuar bin POKPADPS Hj Hasrin the Chief Operation Officer of Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital.

The official opening began with the recitation of Doa Selamat by Ustaz Hj Mohd Emmarul bin Hj Azamain from RIPAS Hospital, followed with a brief welcoming speech by the General Manager of The Coffee Bean®.

“We’re excited to share our premium coffee and tea product with the community especially for RIPAS hospital personnel and visitors. This will be our 13th outlet ever since the first opening of our first café at the Centrepoint outlet in 2002. We continue to offer the same great brand experience that our customers have grown to expect at every The Coffee Bean® café. In addition, It’s a real testament to the brand for 50 years old now; it is more popular and relevant than ever”, said Fairuz Ibrahim, General Manager of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®

The ceremonial opening was then continued with the first tamping of espresso shot by guest of honors Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Abdul Munim Pengiran Anak Tahiruddin and Mohd Khairul Anuar bin POKPADPS Hj Hasrin followed by a signing of certificate.

Liyana Latif, Vice President (Activities and Events), Brunei Darussalam AIDS Council said, “The Brunei Darussalam AIDS Council would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation and thanks for CBTL for choosing the council as one of the beneficiaries that is receiving donation under the Caring Cup Programme. We are very thrilled that CBTL is supporting our HIV advocacy and awareness programmes. Such initiative is highly applauded and other companies and private organisations should follow suit as being part of a responsible member of the community. The financial donation that we’re receiving today will be utilised for more outreach programmes and making our council a resourceful organisation. On behalf of BDAC, we’d like to congratulate CBTL on their new branch and we hope that CBTL will continue to support our cause and do keep us in mind in their future charity runs.

 

 


Handover of donation to the NGOs
 

 

 

 

 


I’m proud of you 🙂
 

 

An Audi success story – 8 million cars with quattro drive

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The brand is celebrating a special milestone that also is a fitting occasion for this time of year: rolling off the production line at the new plant in San José Chiapa is the 8 millionth Audi with quattro drive – the technology that delivers a big, built-in boost in safety and driving pleasure, even on snow and ice. The milestone car is a garnet red Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro
 

quattro technology made its debut in 1980, and today it is available in more than 100 model versions. The quattro all-wheel drive system is standard in the Audi Q7, the Audi A4 allroad quattro, the Audi A6 allroad quattro, the Audi A8, the Audi R8 and all S models and RS models, and it is available as an option in all other model series. In 2015, 44 percent of all Audi customers worldwide chose models equipped with quattro drive. The AudiQ5 topped the list with about 262,000 units. The quattro models generated particularly strong sales in the United States, Canada, Russia and in the markets of the Middle East.

Audi offers the quattro drive in different versions tailored to each model. This effectively ensures that drive torque can be distributed variably to both axles according to the driving situation.

The self-locking center differential used in many Audi models, with a longitudinally mounted front engine, is a purely mechanical planetary gear. Normally it splits the drive torque sent to the front and rear wheels with a 40:60 distribution.

Sport differential is available on the rear axle with some of the top-of-the-range engines. It actively distributes the torque between the rear wheels and in extreme cases can send almost all of the torque to one wheel. This actually pushes the car into the curve, eliminating any chance of understeer.

Latest development: quattro with ultra technology
The latest phase of development from Audi is the quattro drive with ultra technology which makes up for driving situations where the all-wheel drive doesn’t offer any advantage. The system’s control unit uses a multitude of data to produce a model of the vehicle’s status projecting about half a second into the future. If the system detects, for instance, that the inside wheel is about to lose grip, it switches to all-wheel drive. As a result, the all-wheel drive is always ready when it is needed. The new concept considerably boosts efficiency without diminishing traction or driving dynamics.

Success story: the history of quattro
Audi achieved a milestone in automotive history with the quattro permanent all-wheel drive – in 1980, no other manufacturer offered a fast-running and light all-wheel drive for high-volume production. The technology premiered in 1980 in the Ur-quattro at the Geneva International Motor Show. In 1986 Audi replaced the first generation’s manually locking center differential with the Torsen differential, which could variably distribute drive torque. The planetary drive followed in 2005, with its asymmetrical, dynamic distribution of power and torque. The self-locking center differential is continuously being further developed by Audi and is considered the benchmark for traction and driving dynamics combined with very light weight.

Audi has also celebrated many triumphs in motorsport with quattro technology. The list so far includes four World Rally Championship titles, six victories in the famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb race in the United States, a title win in the TransAm series in the U.S., two DTM titles, 11 national Super Touring Car Championships, and a Touring Car World Cup. The latest victory for quattro technology: In late November, Mattias Ekström and his private rallycross team EKS captured the Driver World Champion and Team World Champion titles with the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro in the FIA World Rallycross Championship.

 

CF comes to an end

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Same old, same old. I can’t imagine it has been almost 10 years of consumer fair because the recent one hit its 19th Consumer Fair and it’s bi-annual event in Brunei Darussalam. Many organisations have run these types of events but none has reached the peak like how D’Sunlit has run their events especially the household name of Consumer Fair.

Despite using the same formula over and over again, it didn’t seem to bother the crowd’s interests as thousands flocked in especially during the weekends. I didn’t buy anything at all apart from the orange juice from @oj2go.bn. The multipurpose was not used as I heard it underwent renovation.

In terms of businesses, I believed a lot of vendors benefited from the Consumer Fair despite a slower start in the week. Brunei Halal shared how business was better than the previous one last year. One of the cosmetic vendors ran out of stock on their products on the final day.

This year the theme for the Consumer Fair carried the theme “The Year is Yours. What will you do with it?” Both Yayasan Kanser Kanak-Kanak (YASKA) and the Brunei Darussalam National Association of the Blind (BDNAB) received donations that had been raised during the 19th Consumer Fair. Both NGOs received donations from Jackson Ting, the Managing Director of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd.

There was also the prize presentation for the Grand Lucky Draw where the grand winner walked away with BND 2,388 cash prize. The prizes were sponsored by D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd and DST Communications Sdn Bhd.

The event organiser would like to thank the government for the continuous support and also to the vendors, exhibitors, activity partners and most important the crowd.

The next Consumer Fair the 20th edition will be on 26th to 30th July 2017 at the same venue, International Convention Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consumer Fair is back!

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The 19th Consumer Fair (CF19) officially opened its doors to the public yesterday in a ceremony at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas, officiated by Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Mustappa bin Haji Sirat, the Minister of Communications.

The opening ceremony was initiated with the recitation of the Surah Al-Fatihah and a Doa, followed by a welcoming speech from Dato Paduka Haji Danial bin Haji Hanafiah, the Executive Director of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd, who said that the event is especially intended to promote products and services from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to a broader market.

More than 400 booths have been set up at the ICC this year, with several entrepreneurs from Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore and Pakistan participating alongside local vendors.

With the uplifting theme of ‘The Year Is Yours. What will you do with it?’ CF19 is focused on giving back to society, and among the charities benefiting from the proceeds are the Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei, Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam (Pusat Ehsan), the Brunei Darussalam National Association of the Blind (BDNAB) and Children’s Cancer Foundation (YASKA).

Meanwhile, a number of fun activities have been lined up for the fair, where visitors can take part in hot dog and chicken wing eating contests, an ice-cream-making contest and a cupcake-decorating demonstration.

CF19 is open to visitors from 10am to 10pm till Sunday, while on Friday it will be closed from 12pm to 2pm, for Friday prayer. Text courtesy of Lyna Mohd of Borneo Bulletin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Get It Done” lucky draw

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Chances to win a Samsung phone
 

Get It Done app is running a competition for “Buyers” where you can stand a chance to win a Samsung phone. The idea is for the “buyer” to either buy a product or hire a vendor for a service through the “Get It Done” app. They are also participating at the Consumer Fair from 18th to 22nd of January at ICC.

Just refer to the image above.

 

How does the app work?

 

So the main idea of the “Get It Done” app is to bridge the gap between Purveyors and Customers. For your info, purveyor is a person who sells or deals in particular goods so hence the seller or provider. The great thing is that you can do this at your convenience, where you are.

If you happen to be a Vendor, you can enjoy privileges such as :

• Receive Requests from Customer’s for your Services
• Send Quotations to your Customer’s
• Post Services that you offer
• Post Products that you’re selling
• Post Portfolio of your completed or ongoing job, orders or testimonials
• Get Offers and Orders for your Product and Make Sales!
• Chat with your Customer’s

Now what is it in for the customer end? Well, choices will be so much easier for you for the services you sought for.

• Get to receive Multiple Quotations to different vendors at a time – Here you can compare prices
• Find and Hire the best vendors because you know what’s best!
• Find and Purchase products that you had in mind
• Can’t find it? That’s okay, Send Requests to make a special order with your purveyors.
• Who doesn’t love a good discount? Go ahead bargain with your vendors
• A variety of Business Profiles for you to view

So now you don’t have browse on your IG feed to look for that particular vendors or providers. It’s all provided in one single app and at your convenience. Another way to shop online.

Techbru Solution will be blogging about the feature until the end of countdown, stay tune for more, follow Them on Instagram and Facebook. Visit www.gogetitdone.com for updates! Available soon on Apple Store and Google Play and it’s coming to Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia.

 

 

 

 


Devin Kho won himself a Meizu phone as he was drawn as the lucky winner for being a vendor at Get It Done App last October 2016.
 

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