OGH Penang Food Promotion 2013
This one you should really try - Penang Mamak Soup
For those who have never been to Penang, the Malaysia state is widely famous to be the Food Paradise of Malaysia. Cheap and tasty Hawker food can be literally found everywhere. From Nasi Kandar, Delicious Laksa’s to Yummy Nasi Lemak, Roti Prata to Char Kway teow, the range is very diverse.
Penang Food is Malaysia's center of good food and it comes to no surprise as it is very unique in Malaysia because of their diverse culture. Where Penang is a liveable urban municipality, with a setting of mixed culture, of Chinese or various origins, Malays, Indians, Mamaks, Eurasians and some Thais.
So come and join them at the Goldiana Café & Lounge and their promotion is until 11th May 2013 as they will prepare you a feast and let you try and enjoy the mixture of tastes and senses. The Penang Food promotion is priced at BND 25 nett for adult and BND 14.20 nett for children below 12 years old.
And also it will gives you the chance to win a 3 Days 2 Nights Holiday Package to Penang inclusive of return air ticket BWN-KUL-PEN-KUL-BWN, an accommodation in Penang and return hotel airport transfer for 1 person.
Throughout the entire period of Penang food promotion, diners at the Orchid Garden Hotel will be entitled to a Lucky draw voucher. Each Lucky draw voucher will entitle the guest to be eligible for the Lucky Draw and at the end of the promotion, a chance to be selected as the winner of the Orchid Garden Hotel Grand Prize.
Some of the tasty selections at Penang Food promotion
There are a few stalls here at the food promotion
Penang Famous Char Kway Teow
Penang Lok-Lok stall
Are you a fan of Lok-Lok?
Sambal petai... yummm!!!
Many stalls and choices at OGH Penang Food Promotion 2013
The marching band to officiate the opening
This is the third year running that the Sukan Ria Antara Syarikat is launched. It's also known as Inter-Company Sports Fest. The main objective of this fest is to provide a perfect opportunity for employers and employees to take time off to foster a closer relationship through participation in sports and activities.
So what sports they are being included in this year's event? Well, there's basketball, badminton, futsal, bowling, hiking (12th May) and Tug-of-War (17th May). The organisers of this year's event are Labour Department from Ministry of Home Affairs and Event Manager Sunlit Advertising.
The first activity that began last Saturday at the Chung Hwa Middle School Darussalam Hall where the NBT Basketball Tournament took place. Individual activities will each be officiated at different places on different day as per the following:
• Inter-Company Fun Hike & Hiking Challenge – 12 May at Tasek Lama Recreational Park, Bandar Seri Begawan.
• Inter-Company Badminton Tournament – 10 May at Multipurpose Hall, Fire & Rescue Dept.
• Inter-Company Futsal Tournament – 12 May at National Indoor Stadium, Berakas.
• Inter-Company Tug-of-War Tournament – 17 May at Taman SOAS.
• Inter-Company Bowling Tournament – 19 May at MegaStrike Bowl Centre, The Airport Mall.
The final activity to wrap up the whole event will be the final games for the Inter-Company Tug-of-War Tournament which will happen on 26 May, Sunday at Taman Hj Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien (SOAS). The program for the day included prize presentation for all the winning teams as well as certificate presentation to the co-organisers and other supporters who have contributed to the success of the event.
Jackson Ting, Managing Director of Sunlit Advertising, expressed his gratitude and thanks to the private companies for their continuous support
Ramlee Haji Jamudin, co-organiser of Sukan Ria Antara Syarikat 2013, from the Labour Department
Kevin Tay was the hero for HSBC as they beat Termicam in Group B of the Inter-Company NBT Basketball Tournament. He scored 35 points in a 72-66 victory. His teammates Lesly Kuan scored 9 points while Lim Boon Teck scored 7 points.
Termicam had four players in double digits - Wilson Rabano 16 points, Babester Napagao 15 points, Franklin Buladaio 15 points and Condrado Rotance 12 points.
It was a pretty close match but the 11-0 run by HSBC made the difference after a masterful performance by Tay. In the other matches, Premier Motor beat Goldmyne 110-98, Sunlit A beat DST 63-59, SCB beat Jati Transport 93-90. Last Monday, Premier Motor beat Boustead 82-57 while QAF beat Termicam 112-80.
Players' oath for the spirit of the sports
Mr. Lau of Aifa and Mr. Pao of Concepts Computer
A great crowd during the opening of the event
Guest of honour, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs graced the event
A free throw for HSBC. They won the match 72-66 against Termicam
Kevin Tay scored 35 points for HSBC
Boon Teck representing HSBC
The official shirt for this year's event
Good luck in badminton, HC :D
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The heat blunder
The Top 5 finalist for Let Your Body Drive
RB latest promotion
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Malaysia Tourism. Click image to enter website.
The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) will celebrate "Girls in ICT Day' last Thursday.
The celebration organised jointly by the iCentre of the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB), Tech One Global and Google Developers Group (GDG) Women Brunei Darussalam and backed by International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The aim of the celebration is to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of ICT.
A series of events for the girls and young women has been arranged starting from today's opening of Clip-IT, a video-making challenge organised by AITI. The highlight of the celebration will be the opening ceremony on April 30 at KHUB in Kg Anggerek Desa, Berakas, together with two parallel workshops, namely Vid-IT and Tech-IT being organised on the same day and at the same venue.
The Vid-IT is targeted for Year 10 female students in making a simple animation video using Adobe Flash, and will be facilitated by Tech One Global. The Tech-IT workshop will gather matured audience from the higher learning institutions and the public to discuss various ICT-related topics presented by aspiring women and entrepreneurs in this field. The last programme will be the Pitch-IT session to be held on May 1 at AITI. This session hopes to encourage participants to generate innovative ideas on mobile apps and then pitching their ideas towards commercially potential products. Hopefully through these event the participants, especially girls and young women, would be more attracted to the fields of ICT and aspired towards a career path in ICT-related professions.
According to AITI, this event was not intended to discriminate the males; but rather to promote and increase the involvement and interest of the females in ICT with the support of its male counterparts.
HRH Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and HRH Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah during the prize presentation ceremony at the National Run
A record 11,276 people in all four districts took part simultaneously in the National Day Run 2013 with the Brunei-Muara District having the biggest turnout of 8,084.
Among the participants were HRH Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and HRH Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah.
Also in attendance were YAM Pengiran Anak Raheemah Sanaul Bolqiah with her siblings YAM Pengiran Anak Hariisah Widadul Bolqiah and YAM Pengiran Anak ‘Abdul Raqiib.
Also taking part were YAM Pg Muda Abdul Mu’min and YAM Pg Anak Khaliilah Khalilatul Bolqiah.
The guest of honour who sounded off the horn in the Brunei-Muara District was the Minister of Education, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Awang Abu Bakar bin Hj Apong. Also present were the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Hazair bin Hj Abdullah; the Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman; and Deputy Minister of Education, Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Yusoff bin Hj Ismail.
The National Day Run was aimed at commemorating the 29th National Day that came with the theme “Negaraku Brunei Darussalam” or “Brunei Darussalam My Country”. It was also aimed at strengthening the ties and interaction among the youths and many stakeholders in the country. The turnout of this year’s National Day Run was bigger than last year as the 2012 run saw only around 1,300 runners.
The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports in an interview on the sidelines of the National Day Run said, “I am overwhelmed and touched by the huge number of participants. Throughout the country, there were more than 11,000 participants. The number was so much bigger than last year.” He added, “I am really happy to see so many young people participating in the run to celebrate the National Day which showed their appreciation for the country. Running has become popular and a growing number of Bruneians are running towards a healthy lifestyle.”
He also expressed his appreciation for the support of HRH Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and HRH Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah by joining in the run.
The National Day Run, he said, “is also in line with ASEAN Sport Industry Year as Brunei is the chair of Asean Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council this year. Through sport, we can unite people and sport can also develop better understanding as well as contribute to peace and stability”.
YAM Pg Muda Abdul Mu’min and YAM Pg Anak Khaliilah Khalilatul Bolqiah during the National Day Run at the Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium
The warm up exercise that had some question marks from the participants
Off they go....
They were all smiles
The National Day Run 2013 which took place simultaneously in all four districts saw Belait having 1,074 participants while Tutong had 1,728 participants. In Temburong, some 390 participants took part in the run.
The guest of honour who flagged off the run in Belait was the Minister of Health, Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Adanan bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Mohd Yusof.
While in Tutong it was the Minister of Communications, Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar.
The Minister of Industry and Primary Resources, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Yahya bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar was the guest of honour in the Temburong District. Text by James Kon of Borneo Bulletin. Some of the images by Muiz Matdani of Media Permata.
We finished the 10km race in just under 2 hours *lol* Thanks to the heat
It was such a great turn out!!
One of the route leads inside Yayasan school
Volunteers cleaning up the mess
Did you know that all participants even the Fun Run category will receive a finisher medal? Awesome!!! The Run organised by Pusat Ehsan, happening on 9th June. Click image to enter website!!
Closing date of registration is 9th May. Btw you can also collect your donation cards at Pusat Ehsan Bengkurong and KB and Coffee Bean outlets
You heard it.. The topic for today will be my views and also comments from the public on yesterday's National Run event. Image by Muiz Matdani.
RA says Welcome once again to my segment of the Ugly Truth. If I refresh my memory, my previous UG was with regards to the roundabout traffic light fiasco which now has slowly taken a much positive turn after some minor changes were made. A big hand to the JKR (of the Ministry of Development) for looking into this matter and attending to the responses of the public.
Today I want discuss about organising events that relates to running or marathon. In actual fact, running a marathon event is not cheap. If you demand a great, top-notch service type of marathon, be prepared to fork out at least $300K to $400,000. A bigger population such as Singapore or Malaysia would be a much ideal place if you want to deliver the best type of marathons and of course, their market is huge.
I'm pretty sure the Standard Chartered Run organised recently may have caused a fortune and mind you, these are inclusive of the hundreds of volunteers who play a major role in making the event run smoothly. The next major running event will be in June known as The Run which made its debut last year organised by Pusat Ehsan and they pulled off a great job last year though minor things can be improved. I'm wondering whether HSBC will organise another Walk, Run, Cycle event this but from the looks of it, there might not be one pretty soon as we are already hitting May and no news of it as yet.
Ok, why am I going around the bush? *lol* My intention here of talking about marathon events is because I want to create awareness on what factors need to be looked on for and how can this be improved coming from opinions of the public. I do hope the organsiers don't take this personally but more of a learning experience and also create a win-win situation for the organisers and the end users.
Yesterday, I was dissatisfied with the organisation of the event. The biggest thing that I believe that needs addressing is the timing of the runs. The event poster stated that the event will begin at 7am which means that the first flag off might be half an hour later and my prediction was right.. 7am the Guest of honour will arrive then the warm up exercise before runners take their place. Give and take, that alone can take up 15-20 minutes. So by the time, we started running it was already 7:30 am.
We have practised our run at this hour before and it's not an easy task I have to say. The major concern here is the heat. That's why you will hardly see people doing their normal jogs after 8am. Well, there are still a handful of them but most people choose to do it before 7am. It does make a difference when you start running at 6:30 am as compared to 7:30 am. For myself, a 6:30 am run would be just nice for my 10KM run. But not for a 7:30am run.
Fina and I struggled to keep our normal pace for a 10km jog. We kinda predicted that the morning heat will slow us down for sure. It did and there were even thoughts of making short cuts half way through the jog but we eventually completed the 30 mins later than our usual time. Most of the journey we just walked and treated it as a casual fun walk.
But from the looks of it, I've seen people who turned around from their 10km jog and gave up because of the heat. I would say an average of 20-30% or even more had shortcuts to get away from the morning heat. I believe this wasn't the first time that the organisers set a similar timing too.
Now this is something for the organiser to look into if they want to listen to the positive criticism from the public who shared similar views to myself with regards to the morning condition yesterday and a suggested time for flag off. I do hope the future major running events will look into this matter as well.
It was super hot especially after 8am. We almost took a shorter route but ended up finishing the whole 10km route.
She tried to block away from the sun's heat
Now the other issue that needs to be highlighted is the disposal of rubbish. The resources I felt were limited. The number of volunteers or the people involved were just enough to marshall the check points though there were only 4 check points for the 10km route. These are the times you appreciate what SCB run can offer in terms of the check points and also the cheering team.
Anyway, back to the rubbish issue, I found out that joggers had no place to throw their drinks or bottles and they ended up throwing them by the roadside. This is not encouraged but there is no area to dispose them so it gave them little choice. So by the time, we reached past the 5km mark, I could see the tons of blue cap bottles on the ground.
I would have thought that the organisers would rectify the rubbish issue hours after the event was over. However, last night, someone complained that the bottles were still seen along the road and roundabout near Sg. Akar. I was even shocked that one of the teachers at Yayasan school tagged me on instagram of a picture of the rubbish or leftovers that were left unattended at the mini roundabout outside Al-Falah and Yayasan school (refer to image below). Now that's a sign of mismanagement if little things like rubbish from the event is not given attention after the event.
The plastic cups littered on the road
One of the teachers complained how the boxes of rubbish were found this morning outside Yayasan and Al-Falah schools
Another complain that was raised was the distribution of the t-shirts for the National Day run. Some of them had trouble collecting their t-shirts because of the lack of signs or directions to where they are supposed to collect their t-shirts. Some had to wait for hours only to find out that they are queueing at the wrong place.
I was fortunate enough that my friend Sabrina helped to register and even collect the t-shirt on my behalf. I'm not sure of her experience during the t-shirt collection. Perhaps ushers and clearer signages for t-shirt collections would have smoothen the flow and avoid longer queues too.
This are some of the things that I feel need addressing and I'm pretty sure there are more complains but let's keep them to a minimal.
The organisers have done not a bad job overall but the flaws stated are things that can be improved in the near future. So don't take it personally but as constructive criticisms so future events can run smoothly. The committee that I communicate with have been very helpful so it shows that they are great people. It's more of the system in place that needs some fine tuning.
The distribution of t-shirts at the National Stadium
The comments from my instagram
The comments from my instagram
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The battle of the foodies
Iron Man 3. I have to say this is an awesome movie. Way better than the 2nd and slightly better than the first. Reviews tomorrow!! But verdict is 8/10
TCY Motors as the sole dealer/importer of the Audi brand in Brunei treated its customers and guests to two exclusive premiere screenings of Iron Man 3 at the Times Cineplex at Times Square shopping centre. As with the previous two IronMan films this has become a much looked forward appreciation activity for invited Audi owners and fans alike.
In this latest blockbuster instalment the prototype all-electric sports car Audi R8 e-tron is Tony Stark’s new ride.
As well as showcasing Audi technology and sleek design with the R8 e-tron, Iron Man 3 also features the Audi S7 Sportback, driven by Paltrow's character Pepper Potts, CEO of Stark Industries and girlfriend of Tony Stark. The film also includes placement of the Audi A8 L, A6, S5 Coupé and Q5 models.
Tiger Lim getting ready for the movie after a heavy meal at Killiney Road Cafe and he gave it a 8.5/10 for Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3 figurine display at Times Cineplex by Fan Boys Infinite
TCY Motors with Audi customers. TCY Motors booked two cinemas for their guests
All of them also get refreshment treat
Taken at Cinema 1
Meanwhile at the Empire Cinema, you can get this exclusive Iron Man 3 mat
Good luck to all the participating vendors from Girly Explosion led by @wingitbrunei and Buzz Fest 2013 led by @shiizcandies which is bound to be a spectacular event. In terms of food vendors, Buzz Fest 2013 is a winner but I'm just slightly concern with the venue because of the number of exhibitors at one place. But I'm pretty sure the organisers can sort things out.
@Wingitbrunei have come up with some interesting marketing gimmicks with some lucky dip draw and one can also stand a chance to win an iPod Nano and some shawls. They have also learnt from experience on the logistics as it was quite a crowd during their first food sale.
I'm still contemplating if I have enough energy to visit both places (One in Jalan Muara, the other at Mabohai). We will see :D
The lucky dips from Girly Explosion
This is bound to be a hit from Cafe Maurina
@burgersandbeyond at Girly Explosion
Win this at Girly Explosion event
Chili Bomb making its debut at Buzz Fest 2013
Much talked about ribs by @wingitbrunei
The popular @enyabijoux at Buzz Fest 2013
Shawls to be won at Girly Explosion
New flavour introduced by @wingitbrunei
Happening later at Buzz Fest 2013
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Be a member now!! There will be some free gimmicks for those joined as member from 26th April to 5 May.
Now you can become a member at Concepts Computer and it will be a form of a pen drive than the normal membership cards that we normally get. The Concepts Computer Pen Drive was launched today and customers and members of the public can apply for the 4GB customised pen drive at a cost of $8.
For your info, the membership pen drive is only open for application until 27th May 2013 and you can visit their Kiulap and Gadong outlet. So what are the benefits as a member? You can enjoy certain discounts on some of the models from Acer computers, Epson printers and Logitech products. These are known as Surprise Deals which will keep on changing throughout the year. So all you need to do is flash your Concepts Computer pen drive and you are eligible for the discount.
Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, believes in innovation and he came up with the idea of providing pen drives as a token of membership. He believes it is a necessity for a modern IT-literate society.
The membership is also in conjunction with Concepts Computer 14th year anniversary. It was a great year for Concepts Computer who reached milestones such as Acer Top Revenue Contributor Award and Epson High Achiever Award among others.
So what are you waiting for? Register and apply for membership and get your self a Concepts Computer pen drive. Call 223 3551 or 244 8102 for more details.
Vincent Pao addressing his speech on Concepts Computer 14th year and also announcing the new membership program
Mr. and Mrs. Pao and Wendy Pao with the management of Concepts Computer. Happy 14th year, guys!!
As part of Concepts Computer's appreciation towards the media, we earned ourselves a free membership + one Iconia tablet *woohoo*
Zul describing the benefits of the membership
This is how it looks like - the Concepts Computer membership pen drive token
There are loads more of this
Tigerlim bows to the management for their generousity
The latest Iconia tablet ($198) is selling like hot cakes. There are even customers who buy 3 or 4 in one go..
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His Majesty hosts Press Conference
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 highlighted some pointers on the progress of the meetings in 22nd ASEAN Summit. His Majesty also answered a few questions from the media during the Press Conference.
A Press Conference held earlier on chaired by 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 who is also the Chairman of ASEAN 2013 at the Prime Minister's Office.
In his Titah, His Majesty the Sultan shared some pointers that were discussed during the first few meetings during the ASEAN Summit. His Majesty stated that the Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States had a productive discussions under the theme "Our People, Our Future Together". His Majesty also touched on the issue of South China SEa and China where they aimed to have a calm and harmonious discussions and they have continued discussions with the ASEAN Head of States. They also take into account the importance of the 10th anniversary of the ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership in 2013 and followed by the positive momentum 19th ASEAN-China Senior Officials' Consultations and hopefully the Ministers will continue to work actively with China on the way forward for the early conclusion of a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea (COC) on the basis of consensus.
His Majesty stated that ASEAN Leaders expressed satisfaction on the progress of ASEAN's relations with Dialogue Partners and external parties especially their support and contrition to their community building efforts. The Leaders looked forward to the upcoming disaster relief and military medicine exercise in Brunei Darussalam this June, which will be the first humanitarian effort of its kind to bring together ASEAN countries and partners.
In line with the current theme, His Majesty said ASEAN Leaders also recognized the important contribution made by the socio-cultural pillar in bringing their people together and supporting their community building efforts as well as raising ASEAN awareness. In particular, His Majesty and other ASEAN Leaders would like to see greater involvement of youth in ASEAN activities.
His Majesty touched on the progress of ASEAN Economic Community by creating an effective roadmap that will set out initiatives to ease the way of doing business, address investment impediments and incorporate innovation policies into ASEAN's efforts. They also have discussed on the need for development of an ASEAN Business Travel Card to ease the movement of our business people and investors.
In conclusion, the ASEAN Leaders look forward to meeting their dialogue partners this Octoer in Bandar Seri Begawan at the 23rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits. Also present at the Press Conference was Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Perkama Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng, Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
His Majesty the Sultan with Pehin Lim Jock Seng, Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade in this afternoon's Press Conference
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