CF21 kicks off

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YB Dato Seri Paduka Dr. Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister of Finance II (center) as guest of honour, Jackson Ting, Managing Director of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd and Dato Paduka Haji Danial Haji Hanafiah, Executive Director of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd at the launch of the 21st Consumer Fair at the International Convention Centre.

 

Handing over a token of appreciation to the guest of honour
 

Who could have thought that the 21st edition of The Consumer Fair is finally up and running. The event has already contributed loads of revenue for event venue, the International Convention Centre and also the SME vendors, be it local or overseas.

D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd, formerly known as Sunlit Advertising, has always impressed the consumers with their highly anticipated consumer fair. This time round the set up is slightly different as compared to previous Consumer Fair. For the first time, the Plenary Hall is vacant due to its unavailability. The other vendors were located to other areas and rooms within the ICC. You might think it doesn’t look as big but honestly, I do prefer this format where other small rooms are being used. It helps to draw more traffic to those areas.

This time round, the lucky draw will be flight tickets if you purchase things at the Consumer Fair at ICC. This year’s theme revolved around glitch and tech. It’s a summation of the nostalgia and the current trend of technology.

Many have asked me if there will be any travel fair. Sadly, not this time. However, there are enough activities to keep you entertained. I love the Saber Game at TelBru and you stand a chance to win Oculus VR set or a PS4 with VR set for topping the scoring charts. There’s the “Best of Thai Street Food with activities where the winner gets a ticket to Bangkok. Water is free where Cuckoo provides an All Day Water Dispenser. Of course, the new gimmick is the Human Claw Machine. I tried it once and it’s pretty cool.

I shall update again later or just stalk me on my @ranoadidas Instagram.

 

The presence of diplomats during the launch
 

Guest of honour at Cuckoo International (Brunei) pavilion. Find out how you can fly to Jakarta.
 

The most talked about – The Human Claw Machine, the main attraction of the 21st Consumer Fair
 

Mehmet Suat Akgun, the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Brunei Darussalam, welcomed the Minister at Beko booth at the Consumer Fair. I just realised the Beko is a Turkish brand.
 

 

Minister with the group from Concepts Computer
 

Minister looking at the newest product from Bobby Electrical
 

Minister visited Baiduri Bank at Consumer Fair
 

Minister at Telbru Pavilion at Consumer Fair. Exciting games especially when you play The Saber Game on Oculus.
 

One of the booths at the Thai Grand Fair 2018 at ICC
 

Anderson Lim of Nimanja with the Minister
 

Hitesh Bhawani of YMRM with the Minister
 

 

CF21 kicks off today

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Happening today Wednesday until Sunday
 

 


Oh yea, do try this experience and you will never know you will get fantastic prizes
 


I was testing out the Human Claw Machine experience. Interesting indeed!! Oh yeah, I am 73 kilos heavy by the way! Click on image to read more about the Human Claw experience
 


One of my favourite chocolate is here at CF21
 


Interested in making your wallpaper with Marvel designs?
 

 


There will be some activities and you will stand a chance to fly to Bangkok too
 


You see it when you see it!! Stand a chance to fly to Jakarta and visit Cuckoo booth to find out more. Every purchaser also has a lucky dip prize, hence everyone is a winner 😀
 


New brands brought in by Bobby Electrical
 

RB flies direct to Nanning

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Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) held a promotional event in Nanning recently in conjunction with its local partners and RB’s International Brand Ambassador, Wu Chun, to promote the newly launched scheduled services between Nanning and Brunei.

Nanning, the capital of GuangxiZhuang Autonomous Region in South-West China, is the latest scheduled destination added to the growing route network of RB. The national flag carrier of Brunei Darussalam first operated season chartered flights to Nanning back in 2016 and resumed services again as chartered flights between January and March 2018. Only in April this year, it became a scheduled flight twice weekly.

Mr. Karam Chand, RB’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “RB is extremely proud to have launched our twice weekly flights between Nanning and Bandar Seri Begawan. Our Nanning flights have proven to be very popular with our Chinese and Bruneian guests. Going into scheduled services so soon after launching the flights is a testament to the hard work done by RB together with our business partner in China – Hainan Wenhua Air Tourism.”

“We have experienced an average load factor in excess of 80% since the commencement of the services and this is great news for all Bruneians and Nanning tourism stakeholders. RB is pleased with the growth from the new source market and we will continue to monitor this and other regional cities in China with an objective of adding more capacity.”

RB’s International Brand Ambassador, Wu Chun, made a special appearance for his fans to promote RB and Brunei Tourism. He took part in activities with thousands of fans and visitors at the event venue.

Wu Chun said, “I warmly welcome even more visitors from Nanning, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Hong Kong and soon Haikou to my beautiful country – Brunei Darussalam. You will have a unique experience and enjoy our warm Bruneian hospitality together with the many sightseeings, activities and culinary delights which are on offer. With RB’s direct flights and its award winning sales, your holiday will start the moment you step on our aircraft.”

 

 

 

 

The Audi S5 Sportback

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Double Grandslam: The Audi S5 Coupé was recently named the best premium sports coupé in the Middle East Car of The Year MECOTY awards in Abu Dhabi where 16 media representatives from several Middle East countries subjected the nominated cars to a multistage selection process over a period of ten months.

The Audi S5 Sportback also won Taiwan’s Car of The Year award for Best Large Sedan of 2018. The award is presented by “CarNews” magazine, the country’s most popular automotive magazine. Among the more than 30 jurors were automotive journalists as well as car enthusiasts, scholars and lifestyle journalists.

Catch these two award winners at Audi Kiarong today to see what the fuss is about!

 

Their Majesties grace JIS Year 6 Graduation

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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”.

 

Aerocool Gaming chairs

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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.

 

Beware of spam calls!!

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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.

Acer P1150 projector, ideal for World Cup

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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.

 

The new Mercedes-Benz C180

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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
 

 

 

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