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 and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam with His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah in the group photo. Also in the photo were the Chairman, Board of Directors and Senior Members of Jerudong International School earlier this morning.
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah visiting His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel’s classroom
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 and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam this morning consented to grace His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel’s Year 6 graduation ceremony at Jerudong International School (JIS) Arts Centre, organised by JIS Junior School. Also present was Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah.
Upon arrival at the JIS Arts Centre, Their Majesties were greeted by the JIS Chairman, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Paduka Dr Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, JIS Board of Directors – Yang Mulia Datin Paduka Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, Yang Mulia Dr Haji Azman bin Ahmad and Yang Mulia Datin Paduka Magdalene Chong; Principal, Barnaby Sandow and other senior members of the school.
The Year 6 Graduation ceremony was led by the Year 6 graduating students. Every one of the graduating students spoke at some stage of the event. Some students shared their favourite memories in Junior School. As Year 6 students received their certificates, the graduation was followed by poem recitals by Wa’iz, Iman, Sakhawi and Yi Hui, a memorable photo montage and music performances namely ‘Chanson Napoliante’ on the trumpet by Caitlyn, ‘Prelude’ by Yi Hui and Jordan accompanied by the Foundation Strings, ‘All is Calm’ by Melodee on the Piano. Head of Junior School, Mr Bannister gave closing remarks which was followed by the graduating students singing “Hall of Fame”.
His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel receiving a graduation certificate at the graduation ceremony
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah visiting Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah’s classroom
Their Majesties viewing the Junior School Art Exhibition
His Majesty in a group photo with HRH Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and his classmates
Their Majesties and their Royal Highnesses in a group photo with the graduating class of Year 6
Jerudong International School is very honoured that His Majesty and Her Majesty graciously consented to attend the Year 6 graduation ceremony. Following the Year 6 Graduation celebrations, His Majesty toured the Junior School campus. He visited the classrooms of His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah. His Majesty met their friends and teachers. They also visited the classrooms they will study in for the new academic year which starts in August 2018.
Meanwhile Her Majesty, enjoyed meeting Early Years students ages 2-4 years old from the JIS Nursery and Kindergarten classes. At the end of their school visit, Their Majesties were greeted by students from the Junior School and class teachers.
As His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel graduates Junior School, His Royal Highness will be entering Year 7 of the JIS Middle Years, joining 132 other students in August 2018.
JIS Principal, Mr Barnaby Sandow beamed with pride as he said, “Everyone at JIS is tremendously proud and honoured to have Their Majesties join us today at Jerudong International School”.
Vincent Pao, General Manager for Concepts Computer (2nd from left), Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive for Concepts Computer (2nd from right) and Jonathan Chong, representative for Aerocool in Brunei (right) posing with the Aerocool ThunderX3 BC1 gaming chairs
With the culture of work moving towards being behind a desk for 8 hours daily, comfort becomes a huge factor in trying to get everybody through their work day. This is why Concepts Computer is happy to introduce affordable gaming chairs from Aerocool ThunderX3 into the Bruneian market. These gaming chairs are not only for the avid gamers on a budget, but because it is so affordable, everyday office workers can bring in these very comfortable chairs into their workplace as well.
The Aerocool ThunderX3 BC1 gaming chairs are for comfort and support, with a minimalist style that can appeal in either working or gaming environments. Equipped with high-end AIR Technology that helps create better breathability, these chairs can now provide a cool and refreshing experience, even during long gaming sessions. The Aerocool ThunderX3 BC1 gaming chairs are also made with exacting standards, and the level of comfort and refinement which they offer is unrivalled amongst other affordable computer gaming chairs available in the local Bruneian market. These chairs which were originally conceived to heighten computer gaming experience, will also be the equipment of choice for comfort and ease when working at the office, relaxing at home while watching a movie or getting into a game, as you’ve never experienced in front of a computer before.
Three colours will be available of the ThunderX3 BC1 from Concepts Computer; Cyan on Black, Red on Black, or all Black. These chairs will be available for $250 during the Hari Raya celebrations, with usual price being $275, and will come with 1 year warranty.
Aerocool ThunderX3 BC1 gaming chairs are now on a promotional price of BND 250 (usual price is BND 275). Comes with one year warranty.
Purchase-With-Purchase promo for our Logitech Pro gaming mouse and Pro gaming keyboard with a 10% discount.
Vincent Pao, General Manager for Concepts Computer, while speaking to media, said, “We’re very pleased to bring affordability to cater to Bruneian IT needs, especially with quality that are the standard for International brand names.” He also added, “Now that computer gaming is also a big part of the Bruneian IT scene, Bruneian gamers who are still looking for comfort and reliability from their chairs, can also experience it for a fraction of the cost of our more luxury brands, making it easier to maintain their top tier skills that is crucial in helping them perform at their very best.”
Jonathan Chong, representative for Aerocool in Brunei, also said, “We’re very pleased to be working alongside Concepts Computer, especially with the large range of products they offer for Bruneian IT consumers. We are always looking to provide, to customers, top of the range and high quality computer gaming chairs and desks so with the help of Concepts Computer, we are now one important step closer.” He also added, “Now Bruneian gamers who require long hours of practice in order to maintain their top tier skills will have the ability to choose the proper chair that is crucial in helping them perform at their very best.”
Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive for Concepts Computer, also added, “We are in the business of providing a huge range of quality products at very diverse prices which can fit the purchasing power of different subsets of customers, but still keeping the high quality that Bruneians are used to.” Zul also added, “And our products will have the support of the principal brands, in this case the Bruneian representative for Aerocool ThunderX3 in Brunei, in ensuring after sales service in terms of warranty issues especially with the 1 year warranty coverage they provide.”
During this Hari Raya period, we also have a Purchase-With-Purchase promo for our Logitech Pro gaming mouse and Pro gaming keyboard (worth $118 and $218 respectively), where every purchase of the Aerocool ThunderX3 BC1 entitles the customer to 10% discount, $106 and $196 respectively under Purchase-WithPurchase promo.
A huge range of Gaming Chairs are available at Concepts Computer including Aerocool and many other brands, demo units are also on stand-by for customers to try. Any enquiries regarding their products and services, please call 2233551, 2233552 or 2233553, or visit your nearest Concepts Computer retail outlet.
DST Headquarters, Tungku Link (21/6/2018) – DST is aware that many individuals in Brunei are currently being affected by an international affected hoax phone call scam originating from various operators, masked as genuine local numbers, some of which are active numbers.
When subscribers answer these calls, there is an automated message from a pre-recorded voice speaking in Chinese. In such a situation, DST active subscribers are either affected by receiving calls, or their numbers are being used by phone scammers to call other subscribers without their knowledge.
We are not alone as many other operators around the world are facing the same issue. DST has been working around the clock to address these issues to prevent such incidents.
In the meantime, we would also like to share some ways that may ease subscribers during this period.
1. Subscribers can choose to reject a call and await a response via SMS or text from the caller.
2. If a call is answered and it is a spam call, hang up immediately.
3. Do not call back a number which you suspect is a spam call.
4. Never provide important information to these scammers upon request.
By using these methods, you can better protect your information from these hackers.
We would like to thank our subscribers for assisting us in this investigation by providing us with updates on numbers being affected. Should you have further inquiries or would like to report such calls, you may either contact our DSTCare 151 or our visit any of your nearest DST Branches.
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.
Test driving the latest Mercedes-Benz C180
Another privilege to have driven the Mercedes-Benz C180, its latest version. I asked permission from Jati Transport, the authorised distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Brunei Darussalam, if I could drive one of their models for a commercial shoot and they offered me the Mercedes-Benz C180.
The exterior has a different feel compared to its predecessors. I’m pretty sure those who owns the previous C180 will notice the variance of the exterior. The lines, the edges and even the convex and concave surfaces have redefined the C180 model into a more vibrant first impression.
I was also happy with the interior environment of the C180. As always, a high quality finish and materials and it also gives a cultured sports styling and finite details. I like it – simple and elegant.
A few new features to share with you with the new C180. First is the “Active Lane Keeping Assist”. The system can identify an unintentional drifting out of lane, send a haptic warning (steering-wheel vibrations) to the driver, and can help to return the vehicle to the correct lane by selectively braking individual wheels. So this ideal if you are driving along the highway and have the slight tendency to lose focus. This is a great feature to keep you alert on the road.
The other feature is the “Active Blind Spot Assist”. The system makes one of the biggest dangers in road traffic visible – vehicles in the blind spot. If changing lane, for example, it can warn the driver and apply selective braking to individual wheels to avert a potential collision.If a vehicle is detected within the monitored range, a warning symbol is displayed in the driver’s exterior mirror. Should the driver overlook the warning and start to change lanes, the ESP® system can intervene actively and guide the vehicle back into the lane.
Verdict: With an affordable price for the new Mercedes-Benz C180 and not compromising with quality, this is a good purchase. Furthermore, there is the special promotion where you can get BND 1,000 voucher for Mercedes-Benz Service and maintenance, merchandises, accessories and grooming services. Visit Jati Transport Showroom or their Autohaus today.
Check out the grill
The interior feel of the new C180
Always a comfort ride. You can’t go wrong with a Mercedes-Benz
Check out the new Mercedes-Benz C180
Group photo with the stakeholders and the scholars of UNILEARN
An-Nur Harapan Sdn Bhd honoured recipients of the scholarship to the UNIKLEARN Autism Vocational Training & Internship programme in a signing ceremony held at the iCentre in Anggerek Desa this morning. The scholarships are funded by An-Nur Harapan Sdn Bhd and Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd.
Present as the guest of honour to handover the scholarships to the recipients was Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman Bin Pengiran Haji Damit, Chairman of An-Nur Harapan Sdn Bhd.
The event began with the recital of the Al-Fatihah prayers, which was followed by welcoming remarks by Startup Brunei Project Manager, Rasyidah Samah, and a speech by An-Nur Harapan board member, Noorsurainah Tengah.
Muhammad Zulfadzli Bin Haj Matali, Mohd Syahmi Bin Haji Juma’at, Muhammad Hafizuddin Hussain Bin Haji Md Yusuf Thani, Md Firdaus Bin Haji Jimidin, Muhammad Syahrul Izzam Bin Asmat were selected based on several criteria have each received scholarships to attend the 6-month programme that will commence on 12 June 2018 at the SPARK Lifeskill Centre in Jangsak.
The signing ceremony was to recognize the first batch of the UNIKLEARN Autism Vocational Training & Internship Programme. The next batch is slotted to commence in December 2018.
Rasyidah Samah, Startup Brunei Project Manager, said that the responses have been positive ever since the launch two months ago especially after the BIBD home showcase
Noorsurainah Tengah, An-Nur Harapan board member, shared that the sustainability is a priority in their program and hopes for the success of the new students in the program
“An-Nur Harapan Sdn Bhd is pleased to be able to assist the candidates in funding their vocational training into UNIKLEARN”, said Noorsurainah Tengah, An-Nur Harapan board member. “We look forward to seeing these youth progress and develop, and eventually be equipped with the skills to begin employment upon completion of the programme and becoming contributing members of society.”
Noorsurainah further added that “the goal, ultimately, is to become partners with the clients, scholarship recipients, their parents and guardians, private and public sector and the community as a whole to increase student intake, capacity and job placement. To put it simply, to be part of society by recognizing both their strengths and weakness, and working with them, as we would anyone else. It starts with these 5 trainees at Uniklearn, then their placement at an affiliated training ground Unikkone, and finally gainful employment”.
The UNIKLEARN programme is a vocational training and internship programme designed by professional therapists for autistic youths with the overarching mission to empower young adults with autism towards independence and be contributing members of the community.
The recipients of the scholarships by An-Nur Harapan Sdn Bhd and Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd into the UNIKLEARN programme were selected based on the main criteria of holding Bruneian citizenship, are 16 years old and above, and diagnosed with the autism spectrum disorder or any other related development delays with further assessment conducted for suitability of admission. The scholarship slots were limited to a few slots but regular applications into the programme will continue to be available.
The programme covers intensive training and skills building on key skills area made by experienced therapists and advisors. Upon completion of their training, the youth in the programme will be provided with on-the-job training. They will also receive post-training support, including work transition support for subsequent internship or work opportunities.
Also present at the award ceremony were members of the An-Nur Harapan Sdn Bhd board of directors, representatives from Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd, along with An-Nur Harapan Sdn Bhd management and other invited guests.
More information regarding the programme is available from the UNIKLEARN website www.UNIKLEARN.com.
One of the recipients for the UNIKLEARN Autism Vocational Training & Internship programme during the signing
One of the recipients for the UNIKLEARN Autism Vocational Training & Internship programme during the signing
The stakeholders mingling with the students and giving them morale support
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
Tong Hong Hoi won a once in a lifetime, all-expense paid trip for two to watch the semi-final match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Moscow, Russia. He received the grand prize from Pg Azaleen bin PD Mustapha, Head of Retail Banking and Branch Network, Baiduri Bank recently
Visa and Baiduri Bank, the organisers of the “Win an All-Expenses-Paid Trip for 2 to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, courtesy of Visa” have announced the grand prize winner at a prize presentation ceremony held at Baiduri Bank Headquarters in Kiarong today. The promotion was held from the 1 February 2018 to the 30 April 2018.
Winning a once in a lifetime, all-expense paid trip for two to watch the semi-final match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Moscow, Russia, is Mr Tong Hock Hoi, an entrepreneur.
When interviewed, Mr Tong had commented. “I regularly use my Baiduri Visa card, but I never thought I would win, so imagine my surprise and delight! I am really happy to be the winner – looking forward to this trip!”
During the promotion period, Baiduri Visa Infinite, Platinum, Gold, Classic and Debit cardholders, who spend on their Baiduri Visa cards, received one chance for every BND 50 spent in the grand draw.
Mr Tong Hock Hoi and his wife will be arriving in Moscow on 8 July 2018 and treated to a 5-day/4-night accommodation with breakfast, all scheduled ground transportation, Visa FIFA World Cup™ themed merchandise, Visa Prepaid products, two tickets to watch the semi-final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and spending money of BND 5,000.
Pg Azaleen bin PD Mustapha, Head of Retail Banking and Branch Network who presented the prize commented, “We are delighted to be able to see such amazing response from the public for this promotion. This initiative is in line with our vision to enhance customer experience and to deliver a high level of quality products and services.”
On top of Mr Tong winning the coveted grand prize, 8 other monthly winners also brought home Visa FIFA World Cup™ themed merchandise.
With the other consolation winners of the “Win an All-Expenses-Paid Trip for 2 to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, courtesy of Visa”
Pg Saiful and Hj Amir who played in last year’s Mexico World Final. Who will represent Brunei this year in Austria?
Unlike most local tournaments the top prize is an unforgettable golfing trip to the Audi quattro Cup World Final – every year held at a different prestigious international golf club. This year the venue will be the Golf Club Schwarzsee in Kitzbühel, Austria.
Also for this year’s local tournament a new rule will allow any golfer team of any nationality with a valid passport to qualify for the World Final.
“If you win it- you go to Austria!”
47 countries each year with 700 tournaments participate in the Audi quattro Cup featuring a 2-golfer team format playing under the Stableford system or ‘best ball’.
Interested golfers may inquire more at Audi Kiarong during opening hours.
The Golf Club Schwarzsee in Kitzbühel, Austria
ang Berhormat Dato Seri Paduka Dr. Awang Hj Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah, the Minister of Finance II, as the guest of honour (2nd from left), Mr. Mubashar Khokar, Managing Director of BIBD, Mr. Karam Chand, the CEO of Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) and Mr. Pierre Imho, the CEO of Baiduri Bank
Guest of honour delivering his welcoming remarks at Brunei International Airport
Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) has closed the Islamic financing of one Boeing 787-8 aircraft and five Airbus A320neo and the conventional financing of two Airbus A320neo at a signing ceremony held at Brunei International Airport.
It was interesting to know that two local banks are involved in the financing where the islamic financing is under BIBD’s portfolio while the conventional term loan is under Baiduri Bank’s portfolio.
Present at the event was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Paduka Dr. Awang Hj Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah, the Minister of Finance II, as the guest of honour. Signing on behalf of RB was Mr. Karam Chand, the CEO of RB whole Mr. Mubashar Khokar, Managing Director of BIBD and Mr. Pierre Imho, the CEO of Baiduri Bank signed on behalf of BIBD and Baiduri Bank respectively.
“The combination of conventional financing for 2 aircrafts with an islamic financing structure for 6 other aircrafts allowed Royal Brunei Airlines to achieve attractive terms. The new fleet allows RB to achieve a leaner cost structure from the combination of lower ownership and maintenance costs and lower fuel burn. Complete fleet renewal is a rarity in our industry and to achieve this by the end of 2018 will be a very significant milestone for RB,” said Karam Chand.
“Alhamdullilah, I would like to congratulate RB on another national milestone with the latest additions to their fleet, and also becoming our latest “Partner in Growth”. Together may we continue to support Brunei Darussalam’s economic diversification while strengthening Brunei’s positioning as a regional hub for economic activity and trade. The acquisition of these aircrafts is also another landmark transaction for Brunei’s Islamic banking and financial industry in general as it highlights our local capabilities to deliver on large complex Islamic transactions,” said Mr. Mubashar Khokar.
“Baiduri Bank is proud to enter into this partnership with RB, where we will be financing two unites of Airbus A320neo aircrafts. As a major local bank with a strong commitment to the Brunei market, Baiduri will continue to play an active role in providing financing to businesses, contributing to the economic growth of the country and its development programmes in order to meet the goal of Brunei’s Wawasan 2035,” said Mr. Pierre Imhof.
The board members of RB and other invited guests
A quick visit to the newly A320neo aircraft