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BULAT activity picking up pace

Written by Rano Iskandar on 16 November 2012.


Drive safe peeps!!
 


 
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Walkabout treasure hunt this Sunday

Baiduri Finance Berhad extended the deadline for its upcoming treasure hunt-themed 'Walkabout for a cause' event which will be held on November 18, 2012, at the Jerudong Park Playground.

The event is the finale of the ongoing road safety awareness campaign that was launched in conjunction with the annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims by the Ministry of Communications and Baiduri Bank Berhad. The campaign is headed by Baiduri Finance and facilitated by the Brunei National Road Safety Council (BNRSC).

Other co-campaigners include the Brunei Automobile Traders Association (PPAB), General Insurance Association of Brunei Darussalam (GIAB), Takaful Am Brunei Sdn Bhd, Insurance Islam TAIB Sdn Bhd, The Red Crescent Society of Brunei and the Co-curriculum Department of the Ministry of Education (MoE).

During a press conference held yesterday, Baiduri Bank Business Development Manager Hj Mohd Rayme Hj Bakri addressed the media where he mentioned that the registration date for the Walkabout event is extended to the event day on November the 18th.

Upon registration, participants will receive a Quest Card, a bottle of water, a sticker to signify their category. For those who have registered under the Family category (maximum of four members per group) they will be given a red sticker, participants in the Open Below 18 years old will receive an amber sticker and those in the Open Above 18 years old (from 1994 onwards) will receive a green sticker.

Registration for the Walkabout event is at 6am on Sunday, November 18. "We advise people to drive safe to the event... We also encourage car pooling for the participants," said Hj Mohd Rayme.

Additionally, students who register in the Under 18 category will get to register for free. Similarly, students who fall into the Above 18 category will also get to register for free provided that they produce a student identity card from their respective institutions.


Baiduri Bank Business Development Manager Hj Mohd Rayme during the press conference for 'Walkabout for a cause' event this Sunday


The associates of Baiduri Bank during the press conference


The members of press at the press conference


The official t-shirts for the event

On the event day, a warm up session will be conducted before the contest begins. Each category will be flagged off at different times and will have two hours to complete the walkabout.

Within the Jerudong Park Playground, 30 pit stops will be randomly placed throughout the entire route. At each pit stop, participants will face challenges called 'Quests' that will earn participants a point when completed. The 'Quests' will examine participants' knowledge on the road safety awareness campaign, road signs and regulations with a multiple-choice concept.

'Bonus Quests' will also be made available for participants to earn additional points. Winners for each category will be those who accumulate the most number of points. In the event of a draw, the first participant to drop off their quest card in the dropbox will be considered the winner.

There will also be attractive prizes up for grabs. For the Under-18 category, the top three prizes are an Apple MacBook Pro, the new Apple iPad, a Samsung Galaxy Tab and three PlayStation Portable (PSP) as consolation prizes. For the 18 and above category, the top three prizes are an Apple iPhone 5, a Samsung Galaxy S3, a Samsung Note 2 and three Apple iPod Touch as consolation prizes.

For the family category, the top three prizes are an LED TV, an xBox 360 set, a Super Slim Playstation 3 and three The Empire Hotel & Country Club vouchers as consolation prizes. Participants are encouraged to wear fancy costumes to stand a chance to win prizes for the best dressed. There will also be prizes for best workout from individuals and/or family.

The Baiduri Bank Group has always been associated with innovation and creativity and this is proven by the numerous accolades that the Baiduri Bank Group has won over the years. "So with this innovation we felt that we wanted to develop something new for the society and also to align with the objectives of the Road Safety Awareness Campaign," said Hj Mohd Rayme.

"Hence thereforth when we design this Walkabout event we wanted it to be not only to increase the awareness of road safety but also to include the elements of fun," he added. All proceeds from the Walkabout will be donated to charity. There are also 150 volunteers involved in the event and Baiduri Bank deeply appreciate their efforts and contribution for the good cause.

For more information, call 2449666 or visit any Baiduri Bank Group branches. Text courtesy of Zatty Joanda of The Brunei Times.


Though the registration starts early, the actual event will kick off starting at 8:30am

The map of the pitstops for the treasure hunt. You can go to any of the pitstops without any order. Good luck!!!
 

Each participant will be given a Quest Card to fill in the answers
 

One of the prizes - iPhone5 for the above 18 category
 


 
BUILD 2012 sneaks
 

The admins and members of Brunei Usergroup Lego and Technic (BULAT) at last night's private display of Brunei Usergroup Individual Lego Display (BUILD 2012) exhibition held at Holiday Lodge

There have been talks on when Brunei will create its first lego display for public viewing and for your info, Lego is back in trend where adults are back in the hobby of collecting Lego. The same goes for me though I only collect Marvel and zombies minifigs and a bit of the mini figures Lego series.

I've been pretty active in catching up the latest news from the closed group of Brunei Usergroup Lego and Technic (BULAT) on facebook. So if you guys are interested to be a member of the close group, you can click here and all the photos and posts are Lego related. Otherwise, your unrelated photos will be deleted by the admin.

Anyway, last night was testing ground for BULAT group in creating awareness to the public of Lego as a thriving hobby in Brunei and this was also an inaugural event known as BUILD 2012 where it provides an avenue for members of BULAT to display their collections to the public. The exhibition will also pave way for bigger exhibitions in the future with the vision of cementing BUILD as one of the premier events in the region.

For your info, BULAT was created on 15th May 2011 and it serves as a mechanism to assist and support the Lego hobbyists and also help to promote and support local businesses currently selling and distributing Lego within Brunei.

For all the Lego fans out there, the next public display will be at Times Square on 23rd November from 10am to 9pm. So take note of the date.


This is super cool stuff. Star Wars collection by Philip Chan.
 

I can see Hulkie :D

 



Zulfadli Bakar, one of the admins of BULAT, being interviewed by RTB

 



The haunted house full of zombies.. Me like.
 











Btw, this is my own Marvel Lego that I mixed around at home

 

 

 

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