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Written by Rano Iskandar on 11 January 2013.

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Congratulations Haliza


The winner of the Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG Roadster - Hjh Haliza bte Hj Abdul Hamid

I have never seen one of the intense lucky draw for the grand prize at Jati Transport Gadong showroom this morning. The three finalists were called to the front to randomly pick any key that will ignite the "Roadster" and fun bit was that even the wrong key will be placed back in the draw to heighten the suspense.

Last week, the shortlisted draw was offically conducted by Shazali Hj Sulaiman, local partner at KPMG auditing firm, who was witnessed by Jati Transport associates and members of the local media. 21 names were drawn from the glass box which had around 316 entries.

The lucky draw promotion was a yearly draw by Jati Transport Sdn Bhd, the official dealership for Mercedes-Benz in Brunei. The promotion was from 1st January 2012 to 31st December 2012. The winner will win the grand prize - a Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 AMG Roadster which is worth $120,000. Awesome!!! All they have do was purchase a new Mercedes-Benz passenger car, Vito or Viano to be eligible for the draw.

The grand winner was no other than Hjh Haliza bte Hj Abdul Hamid who bought a Mercedes-Benz B200 in 2012. Her husband and children were there to support her and she was also the earliest person from the shortlisted ones to arrive the venue. She said she has never won anything big in this scale and she's not sure yet what to do with the car.

Currently, Jati Transport Sdn Bhd is having an ongoing promotion where you Purchase a new Mercedes-Benz passenger car, Vito or Viano from 1st January to 31st December and you could win a new Mercedes-Benz A 250 Sport! Do follow them on Facebook for updates!!

The grand draw took place at Jati Transport Gadong Showroom

Jenny Malai Ali emcee-ed this morning

It was definitely a tense moment for the participants

A consolation winner walked away with Patchi goodies

Vincent Goh also walked away with a consolation prize

Mr. Ho, Sales Manager of Jati Transport, did the draw

A consolation winner walked away with Patchi goodies

A consolation winner walked away with Patchi goodies

Executive Chairman of Jati Transport, YM Pg Anak Ja'far, did the final batch for the grand prize

Mohamad Hilmi Hj Mohd Ali Sofian, Hj Jamain bin Hj Momin, Brunei-Muara District Officer and Hjh Haliza bte Hj Abdul Hamid were the finalists for the grand draw

Mohamad Hilmi Hj Mohd Ali Sofian was the first but his attempt failed

The Brunei-Muara District Officer was also unlucky

Haliza's son was praying so her mother would win the SLK

The reaction from him was priceless and same goes for the people at the background *lol*

Haliza's husband celebrated with joy

What a great end to the finale!!!

Tears of joy were shed

The official handover of the SLK AMG 350

Ivan, a salesman from Jati Transport, was happy that his client won

Group photo with the winner and consolation winners

Haliza has been receiving tons of congratulations wishes on my instagram and happy advanced birthday to you :D


Let's Get Together


I don't know how much they have invested in setting up the tents especially with the ventilations but the set up looks pretty huge outside the Indoor Stadium. It was also the first time that Sunlit Advertising's Consumer Fair took place at the area. The reason being the usual venue is under going renovation for the upcoming Asean Summit 2013. The biannual event at the National Indoor Stadium car park centres around the theme "Let's Get Together", described as "a one-stop shopping and entertainment destination" for families and friends, said the organising chairman and executive director of Sunlit Advertising, Dato Paduka Hj Danial Hj Hanafiah.

Let's just say that Consumer Fair is like a one stop shopping area for consumers. The directions and the flow might be a bit tricky since this is the first time it's held at an opened space. The CF11 consists of three zones and you can refer to the site map at the information counter. Do check out the activities that I've posted.

They are a few recreational activities and games such as an ice cream eating competition organised by Kingston Creamery and Beverage Sdn Bhd and a Guess and Win contest run by Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia. Another activity partner, Poni Divers is offering rock climbing and scuba diving sessions.

The 11th Consumer Fair also has international vendors from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey and Yemen. Last Wednesday, the guest of honour Hjh Normah Suria Hayati Pehin Jawatan Dalam Seri Maharaja Dato Seri Utama (Dr) Hj Awang Mohd Jamil Al-Sufri, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, graced the 11th Consumer Fair and toured around the booths. The five-day fair is open to the public until Sunday from 10am to 10pm. A free shuttle bus will be provided for visitors from the entrance to the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.

The Consumer Fair grand lucky draw - Toyota Vios

Guest of honour touring the NBT area at the Indoor Stadium

Aaron Sitai of Gadgetplus Store showcasing the SMART Pass and the Key Pass, located at Indoor Stadium

There's rock climbing activity organised by Poni Divers

There's also a mini dive in you're interested at Poni Divers booth

Say hello to the Baiduri guys :D

Acer Projector is a good catch Concepts Computer

BIBD being interviewed by RTB at the Consumer Fair

You can jump for free but I'm not sure how much this trampoline actually cost

More books to look at for book lovers

SMARTER Brunei is there as well so do show some support

These guys are back as usual

Some anime stuff for you

Super cheap lamps...

This might be a popular joint because of the heat

The food court area has a nice spacious set up

This is one cool ride - from Victory Motorbikes

I managed to fill in the questionnaire from this booth


Press release from DST





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