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23
Jan

The flooding games

Written by Rano Iskandar.


Floods taking Brunei by storm again

 

Sometimes I wonder what’s the cause of this flood.. Is it the ground works or is the sewage and drainage system? Brunei Darussalam have been experiencing continuous downpour for the past two days. As a result, we are hit with flash floods and landslides. A few years back, many areas were affected and you could actually see the debris on the roads after the water level had receded. Today it’s a similar story with Tutong area the hardest hit of them all. I saw pictures of cars almost submerged under the water and people walking through water (knee length) around their residential area.

It was good thing that there weren’t any casualties. A young local man was rescued after being stuck in the undergrowth and thumbs up to the Fire and Rescue personnel for helping him out of the situation. The areas in Penapar Tutong are the most affected of them all.


In the headlines today.


At Tutong area. Image courtesy through Whatsapp

The images below caught many by surprise. Yea, we have seen landslides here and there. However, this one was quite interesting because it’s a newly used road - Jalan Duta. Because of the continuous rain, the excessive water passage might have attributed to the collapse of the road. According to the press, the Public Works Department will install water barriers with road closure with immediate effect.

The images below are courtesy of a friend from the US Embassy to Brunei Darussalam.


The partial collapse road at Jalan Duta


The partial collapse road at Jalan Duta


The partial collapse road at Jalan Duta

 

 
New check-in counters

 

The Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) and Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Ministry of Communications are pleased to announce the partial operation of the new baggage handling and check-in systems at the new Departure Check-in Hall of the Brunei International Airport effective Wednesday, 22 January 2014. Royal Brunei passengers on selected flights will now be required to check-in at Row A and / or Row B in the new Departure Check-in Hall. Passengers are advised to refer to the flight information display panel or approach the Royal Brunei flight information counter for check-in details.

With the partial opening of the new departure hall, selected sections of the existing Departure Check-in Hall will be closed for renovation from 22 January 2014 onwards. However, access will be made available for the restaurant, coffee shops and other amenities which will continue to be in operation until further notice. The public are reminded to observe safety rules and directional signs put up around the Brunei International Airport.

As the Airport Terminal Modernization project reaches another key milestone, the BEDB and DCA would like to seek the kind cooperation of passengers and airport users and apologise for any inconvenience and discomfort while these works are being carried out. Press released issued by BEDB.


The newly opened Departure Check-in Hall at Brunei International Airport. Image courtesy of The Brunei Times.


The newly opened Departure Check-in Hall at Brunei International Airport. Image courtesy of The Brunei Times.

 

 
Have you ever tried Hairspa?
 

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I had my third visit here a few weeks ago. The sessions have been great and I won't mind comng back for more. You will feel recharged and pampered after your treatment at Scalp Trichocare Hairspa and what's interesting about this place is the treatment and services they provide. Have you ever heard of a hair spa before? It's a new interesting concept and I can guarantee you that this is the first place in Brunei that offers such services because I've been to different hair salons and their services are not same though some procedures are similar. Oh, they don't do hair cutting of those sort. It's merely focusing on hair/scalp treatment on a different level.

I was wondering about it myself since I am concerned about my hair and my scalp. I'm not embarrassed to admit of the sensitive scalp and my receding hairline (I have an M hairline shaped now btw and it's not easy to recover). Before the procedure, Raymond, one of the consultants of Scalp Trichocare Hairspa, briefed me the procedure and also making sure I feel comfortable and plus he's pretty truthful about the outcome. We as customers tend to be misled by hair salons especially those with hair/scalp treatments, thinking that our hair can be restored in matter of weeks or months. 

Scalp Trichocare Hairspa is located at Gadong Central, Unit C35, 2nd Floor Block C, same building as The Boxx, Mr. Bakers Cafeteria and Sushi Tei but at the far end. I know parking can be a troublesome but it's worth the effort especially if you are going for a hairspa :D


Scalp Trichocare Hairspa is located at Gadong Central. Do call 242 8143 or 723 5273 for more info and reservation
 

They have two of these types chair for treatment
 

They also have VIP private rooms just in case you are a bit shy. There's no extra charge for this too.
 

At the Scalp Trichocare Hairspa

There are quite a few treatment and services they provide but I will highlight the one that I tried - Signature Herbal Hairspa. Well, honestly this is one awesome treatment and it lasts at least one and a half hour. All you have to do is lie down and let the expert do his thing. So for $68 (pretty reasonable), you will go through 5 processes :-

Scalp & Hair analysis
Spa Wash Deep Cleansing
Hair Loss Defense Scalp Therapy + 30 mins Head Massage
Hair Botanical Therapy
Water Therapy + Blow dry

So for all that for $68, it's a good deal and plus you will be enjoying the comfort of their service for the next hour or so.  This treatment is called the "Rejuvenating Signature Hairspa with Water Therapy.

First step. To clear the scalps pores so that hairs are free to grow. Our scalp is perhaps one of the areas that we always take for granted. We don't realise how other oils, pollutants and even shampoos and other cosmetic products can affect the condition of our scalps. This can create plaque that clogs the pores and our hair follicles will not be able to grow. So this process will help to remove the layer so that the scalp is free of excess oils and dead cells. This also helps stimulate the blood circulation and allows the hair follicle to flow freely on the scalp. Hence, the detoxication and deep cleansing is quite important. I kinda enjoyed this process.


I had a scalp analysis and it's obvious that I still have sensitive scalp but I'm happy that I have new baby hair growing :D
 

This is an interesting process. My scalp was continuously poured with a mixture blend of herbal tea to open up the clogs in my scalp. I think they have different blends for this procedure. You can choose what you want.

Second step. Ahh the 30 min head massage. I seriously could have fall asleep during this process. Maybe I was just tired from the whole week or maybe it was just a very relaxing head massage that I enjoyed every much. Before the massage, Raymond applied some in-house blend cream (very cooling) with Chinese herbs that helps to energize and rehabilitate the scalp around the follicles. For me, this is the best part of the massage :D


Applied some cream paste and it's quite cooling and soothing
 
 

Third & four step. This is the scalp and hair botanical therapy and the Water therapy stage. Well, this is the ozone therapy with hot and cold mist. So why this process? I even had to wear a shower cap structure that hooks up to a small machine. With this process, the herb nutrients could be absorbed deeply at optimum into hair roots. the ozone kills bacteria on the scalp, reduces itchiness too and also applying ginger conditioner to help repair split ends and moisturize the hair.


It has been a while since I wore a shower cap *lol* but this process is for ozone therapy which lasts for 15 minutes or so. It reminds me of my perming days too.

Fifth stage is the hair will be blown. Well, there's nothing much on my scalp right now as my hair is growing after the Go Bald charity event two weeks ago. The blow dry is only partially done to minimize damage by the heat to the hair and to allow better absorption of the herbal paste (done in the 2nd stage).

Before heading off, I had a Scalp Air Tonic dosage, a Legitime product. It's not part of the package but this product is more like a hair scalp care system for the improvement of damaged hair. How to use it? Soak the hair and apply appropriate amount of tonic to the scalp and hair directly. Then massage the scalp for 2-3 minutes with fingertips. Rinse with water. For better result, repeat this procedure twice.


Just press it on the head and you will get the cooling effect on the scalp
 

Some of the recommended products for scalp care

So from the one and an half hour experience, I began to learn more about scalps in general as Raymond was explaining it *thanks for that knowledge* He went through an intensive 6 months course to learn about scalp and hair treatment because he himself was suffering from hair loss like me and now he has new baby hair after using the right product and treatment. So sometimes it's a plus if someone actually experiences a problem and going through many problem-solving situations until he or she finds an appropriate method. But this time, he took a step further and learning and undergo training so he can also help others with similar problems.

Few of my friends had tried and enjoyed the experience there. 

For reservations, you can call 242 8143 or 723 5273. You can also check out their Facebook page. and they are running a minor competiition where you can help to share their image on Facebook and stand a chance to win a treatment package sponsored by them.

 

 

 

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22
Jan

Are you inspired?

Written by Rano Iskandar.

 

 
HSBC New Year Special Deals
 

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The Audi A7 Sportback making its mark
 

The Audi A7 Sportback was officially launched recently 
 

Helmut Domas, the deputy head of Mission at the Embassy of The Federal Republic of Germany, and Teng Ching Ying, chairman of T.C.Y. Motors at the official launch of Audi A7

Audi has been making waves for the past few years. Sales have been great, not just in Brunei but worldwide. In Brunei, T.C.Y. Motors Sdn Bhd, the sole Audi distributor, recorded its strongest performance for Audi in 12 years. In 2013, T.C.Y. Motors sold 153 units which is 18% more than in year 2012. Worldwide, Audi has sold more cars than year 2012 with a 8.3% increase. I am quite impressed with Audi’s presence in Brunei and if you ask me, an Audi car would suit me fine :D

Last Monday was the official launch of the Audi A7 Sportback and T.C.Y. Motors invited guests for the launch. It was also the first time that the public was introduced to the new General Manager of T.C.Y. Motors, Sridheevan Sivanatham.

So what are the specs for the Audi A7? It’s 3.0 litre TDI V-6 turbo power. It has a large luggage compartment and good fuel consumption. It uses quattro all-wheel drive with driver assistant technologies.

Premium features include ambient lighting, Milano leather interiors, glass sun-roof, auto open/close luggage roof, Bose surround sound, driver’s seats with memory function and power start-stop button.

Helmut Domas, the deputy head of Mission at the Embassy of The Federal Republic of Germany, and Teng Ching Ying, chairman of TCY officiated the launch. For more information about the Audi A7 Sportback, please call 2442333 for the Kiarong showroom.

















 

FTTH momentum

 

FTTH is gaining pace and slowly TelBru are deploying at different areas in Brunei to enable ultra-high speed internet to their homes. It was quoted by Hj Emran Hj Hasan, General Manager of TelBru’s Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH), that their target is to reach 45,000 homes by 2016. So far, around 12,000 homes have connected with FTTH.

TelBru strategies its deployment in phases as a full blown nationwide implementation would incur more cost and resources. The 1st phase includes Madang, Gadong and Bandar Seri Begawan. The 2nd phase covers Bengkurong, Sengkurong, Rimba, Jalan Muara, Mentiri, Kuala Belait and Seria.

This weekend TelBru will be having their own roadshow called the High Speed Broadband Roadshow at Yayasan from Friday to Sunday. Those who have their FTTH at home you can take part in the survey and you can win exciting prizes. Not sure what the prizes are just yet.




Just an advice if you are FTTH device being installed at your home

Speaking about FTTH, yesterday was a ceremony that took place at AITI where there was a exchanging of agreement between AITI and Lailatul Shazana’s Studio (Shazana). It was a tender that Shazana won for a video documentary (a 28 minute one), depicting the government’s efforts to develop the ICT sector through the FTTH project.

Apart from the video, Shazana will deliver two mini clips showcasing the benefits of FTTH connection.

The contract signing, held at the AITI Building in Anggerek Desa, was witnessed by Hj Yahkup Hj Menudin, Chief Executive of AITI. Signing on of behalf of AITI was Queh Ser Pheng and Hj Osman Hj Ladis, while Shazana was represented by Sheikh Abas Sheikh Mohamad and Sheikh Mohd Idham Sheikh Abas.
It’s been a while since I see Sheikh Abas in the papers and he’s a great mentor when I was still in my rookie years. So it was good to see him back. Congratulations on your son’s (Minul) nikah last week and I shall see you soon, my friend :D


Queh Ser Pheng (2nd L) of AITI and Sheikh Abas Sheikh Mohamad (2nd R) exchanging contracts after inking a deal for the production of an FTTH documentary with Hj Yahkup Hj Menudin, Chief Executive of AITI as a witness. Courtesy of AITI

 

 

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21
Jan

Oui..

Written by Rano Iskandar.

 
HSBC New Year Special Deals
 

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The Peugeot Prosperity
 

Peugeot Prosperity drive is back!! And they are giving away iPhone 5s and iPad minis on select Peugeot models. Click image to enter Facebook page.
  
 
A Better View
 

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BIBD Barakah 5

Wanna drive a Jaguar XF? Click more to find out!!
 
 
Icon Design Store
 

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The Audi A7 Sportback

 


The Audi A7 Sportback was officially launched last evening by T.C.Y. Motors. More details on blog later.

 
 
BIBD ALAF recipients

 

BIBD today signed an agreement for the scholarship of the first batch of recipients for BIBD’s ALAF (Advocating Life-long Learning for an Aspiring Future) programme. The signing event for the pilot scholarship project for an initial 65 students was held at the Ministry of Education.

Signing on behalf of BIBD was Hjh Nurul Akmar Hj Mohd Jaafar, BIBD’s Deputy Head of Consumer Banking in her capacity as BIBD’s Head of Corporate Social Responsibility whilst signing on behalf of the selected scholarship recipients were their respective parents and guardians. The signing was witnessed by the recipients’ respective school heads and principals.

The signing of the agreements marks the first step for these students in realizing their dreams and ambitions of a better future. The sponsorship for the 65 selected students includes provisions for school and tuition fees, stationery, transportation and food requirements along with mentoring and counseling necessities amongst others. All this is to help ensure the absolute commitment of these students towards the development of their education, and not let them be bothered by the other commitments that come with.

The ALAF programme will also continue to provide support and assistance to these students until the end of their respective educational requirement needs. The ALAF programme, which was launched last year by Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah, was developed in close partnership with the Ministry of Education. It will constantly involve efforts and close collaboration of both parties to ensure the successful implementation and provision of assistance to the ALAF programme.


Hjh Nurul Akmar Hj Mohd Jaafar, BIBD’s Deputy Head of Consumer Banking in her capacity as BIBD’s Head of Corporate Social Responsibility handing over an agreement to one of the recipients of the BIBD ALAF programme

This includes the facilitating of identifying underprivileged and orphaned students from all schools in the country using a meticulously set selection criteria. Some of the selection criteria included the necessary nomination and support of respective school personnel along with the requirement of a maintained performance and attendance level. The initial scholarship project

today includes recipient students of the ALAF fund identified from various schools in all the four districts in the country.

Through ALAF, BIBD hopes to align its support to His Majesty’s 2035 vision of obtaining a 100% level of education to everyone, which in turn is hoped to help reduce poverty, Insha’Allah leading Brunei towards a more prosperous and peaceful future, making Brunei populated with educated, highly skilful and successful individuals, in line with internationally set standards. Press release by BIBD.

 

Capoeira Workshop

 

Interested to groove the Brazilian way? As in dance the Brazilian way.. There’s a workshop on the Monday, 27th January at Relentless Studio at Madang Complex. The timing will be from 8pm to 10pm and it will cost around $15. The Brazilian teacher will be in Brunei to conduct the 2 hour lessons. The session is called the Capoeira workshop.

For more details, you can contact Widari 868 8888 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art which incorporates elements of dances, acrobatics and music. It is identified by graceful and complex movements combined in fluid motion. Speed and incredible body control form the basis for kicks, spins and escapes in the beautiful art of Capoeira.



Dance workshop

 

Support your amazing local choreographers and come down and boogie with them. This event is organised by United Network Entertainment which the objectives of supporting local choreographers workshop.

The dates as follows

25th January 2014 - Zul Matusin
26th January 2014 - GFloor Unique

1st February 2014 Kham Asmad
2nd February 2014 Amy Cheong

TIME : 7-8pm

LOCATION : Relentless Studio at Madang Complex

PRICE : 1 Class : $5
Package of all 4 classes : $16

To book your spots call : 7144544 (AJ) / 7226458 (Elaine)


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AData DarshDrive HD710

 

I have quite a few of HDDs back at home and these gadgets come in handy since I take tons of space on my Mac from the photos I take. Now Concepts Computer have introduced a different versions of HDDs.

One of the brand they brought in is AData DashDrive HD710 and the award-winning external hard disk solution provides mobile, rapid, and dependable data access in a rugged and sporty package.



You want something thats durable, shockproof and waterproof, Adata DashDrive HD710 delivers indeed. The AData DashDrive HD710 2.5” external hard drive also features a bright blue LED indicator that shines through the enclosure to indicate power and data transfer status, making it easier to visually confirm data transfer and connectivity.

The AData DashDrive HD710 will be available from Concepts Computers for $118 for the 500GB capacity, and $168 for the 1TB capacity. Colour options that will be available include blue, yellow, and black. During this time, Concepts Computer will also be having a special offer for its members who have the IT specialist store’s pendrives. For these members, the AData DashDrive HD710 1TB will be available for $148 and the 500GB will be available for $108 as long as they show their membership pendrives during their purchase of the external hard disk.

 

 

Cityneon celebrated silver jubilee

 

Cityneon Brunei celebrated its 25th anniversary in a joyous and glamorous ceremony at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas yesterday.

“Twenty-five years in a sector that is constantly and rapidly advancing is an achievement that we can be proud of.

“It means we have established ourselves in this sector and claimed our position here as a mature and reputable company,” said Dato Jack Ting, Managing Director of Cityneon Displays and Construction Sdn Bhd, in his welcome speech.

He believed that loyal and experienced staff members were the key factors that contributed to the success of the company. Text courtesy of Wani Roslan and images courtesy of Bahyiah Bakir of Borneo Bulletin.























 

 

Car Boot Charity Sale

 

Sekolah Perdagangan (Business School) are organizing a Car boot sale which will take place on Sunday , 26th January 2014 . It will be held at the parking lot of the Ministry of Education. There will also be a 3km walkahthon - $5 for adults and $3 for children below 12 years old.

The purpose of the Car boot sale event is to raise funds for victims of hurricane disasters in the Philippines . Where is the revenue from the collection of one hundred percent of the rental payment will be contributed to the Philippine Embassy representatives in this country.

For those who wish to register may be come to our school on school days from 8 am until 12 in the morning and from 2 to 4 in the afternoon . Place of registration will be at the Student Centre. There are two types of registration which are open area costing ten dollars and fifteen dollars for a covered area .

Those who wants more information, you may contact them at 8151118.





 

Vivienne Westwood SS14 Show

 

Leading British fashion brand Vivienne Westwood staged the Spring/Summer 2014 show tonight at Grand Hall, 3/F Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Building round the motif of climatic revolution, the show featured the brand’s SS14 ensembles for Gold Label, Red Label, MAN and Red Carpet collections. Led by Ji Lili, Jia Jing and Liu Dan, models attired in 30-plus stylish pieces hit the runway, showcasing the playful and irreverent codes of Vivienne Westwood’s latest design.

Attending guests were totally enchanted by the ubiquitous glamour championed by the British fashion house.

The event was graced by stellar Korean actress Park Min Young and actor Wu Chun who flew to Hong Kong for the occasion, another testimony to the allure of Dame Vivienne Westwood and her design. 


Korean actress Park Min Young and actor Wu Chun gracing the event


Wu Chun being honored to grace the event

“We are honoured to stage the SS14 show in Hong Kong. It’s encouraging to learn that the brand is well-received in this vibrant city. I hope audience in Asia will feel as thrilled and proud as we do on seeing the show,” commented Christopher di Pietro, Marketing and Merchandising Director at Vivienne Westwood, who flew all the way from London for the show.

According to Wu Chun, "Its a privilege to be invited to Vivienne Westwood's biggest fashion show in Asia. Their latest collection has been attaching great importance to “Climate Change” in recent years, as evidenced in many of the runway pieces for Spring Summer 2014. We are all affected by climate change. So we all need to band together and save our planet: "ALL FOR ONE + ONE FOR ALL". Also, their Red Carpet Collection follow the theatrical codes of Vivienne Westwood by combining boundless creativity and unique silhouette in a juxtaposition of recycled materials and exquisite fabrics."

 

 

 

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20
Jan

HSBC New Year Deals

Written by Rano Iskandar.

 
 
HSBC New Year Special Deals

 


HSBC Lucky Dip at Frescho. Image courtesy of The Brunei Times and HSBC.

HSBC is giving exclusive special deals for its Credit and Debit cardholders to usher in 2014 and the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year.

Satrting this weekend, the cardholders stand a chance of winning prizes in the FreshCo Supermarket “Sure-Win” instant lucky dip when they spend a minimum of $50 in a single receipt with the use of their HSBC card.

More than 3,888 attractive gifts and vouchers are up for grabs from All Seasons, Auntie Anne’s, Pastamania, Shinobu, Sushi Tei and Waroeng Penyet ranging from $10 to $388.

Cardholders can also enjoy exclusive discounts on selected items ranging from Taiwan Mandarin Oranges, Zebra brand Chinese wok and Topoto Mop Set when they spend a minimum of $138 in a single receipt on their HSBC card at Warisan Utama Jaya Emporium & Supermarket, Jalan Muara outlet.

HSBC’s special Lunar New Year Weekend Shopping Deals fall on the weekends of January 18-19 and January 25-26. On top of the special discounts and privileges, cardholders also stand a chance of winning a getaway for two to either Dubai, Maldives, New Zealand or Paris by simply swiping their HSBC Credit or Debit Cards between January 2 to March 31, 2014.

The winner will also receive $5,000 in shopping money and a minimum of three nights of hotel accommodation.

“Most cards offer rewards but how many offer memories? At HSBC, we’d love to see HSBC customers get closer to the dream destination of their choice by using HSBC Credit or Debit Card.”

“You can now transform your ordinary card purchases into an extraordinary yet unforgettable adventure for two this new year!” said Lyndsay Rajah, Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC Brunei.

For more information on the new year exclusive deals, please visit either www.hsbc.com.bn or www.homeandaway.hsbc.com. Text courtesy of The Brunei Times.


HSBC Lucky Dip at Frescho. Image courtesy of The Brunei Times and HSBC.

 

 

 

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Jan

Wake me up

Written by Rano Iskandar.

 
HSBC New Year Special Deals

 


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The Peugeot Prosperity
 

Peugeot Prosperity drive is back!! And they are giving away iPhone 5s and iPad minis on select Peugeot models. Click image to enter Facebook page.
  
 
A Better View
 

Click image to enter website
 

BIBD Barakah 5

Wanna drive a Jaguar XF? Click more to find out!!
 
 
Icon Design Store
 

Click to enter website

 

 
 
HSBC New Year Special Deals

 


HSBC Lucky Dip at Frescho. Image courtesy of The Brunei Times and HSBC.

HSBC is giving exclusive special deals for its Credit and Debit cardholders to usher in 2014 and the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year.

Satrting this weekend, the cardholders stand a chance of winning prizes in the FreshCo Supermarket “Sure-Win” instant lucky dip when they spend a minimum of $50 in a single receipt with the use of their HSBC card.

More than 3,888 attractive gifts and vouchers are up for grabs from All Seasons, Auntie Anne’s, Pastamania, Shinobu, Sushi Tei and Waroeng Penyet ranging from $10 to $388.

Cardholders can also enjoy exclusive discounts on selected items ranging from Taiwan Mandarin Oranges, Zebra brand Chinese wok and Topoto Mop Set when they spend a minimum of $138 in a single receipt on their HSBC card at Warisan Utama Jaya Emporium & Supermarket, Jalan Muara outlet.

HSBC’s special Lunar New Year Weekend Shopping Deals fall on the weekends of January 18-19 and January 25-26. On top of the special discounts and privileges, cardholders also stand a chance of winning a getaway for two to either Dubai, Maldives, New Zealand or Paris by simply swiping their HSBC Credit or Debit Cards between January 2 to March 31, 2014.

The winner will also receive $5,000 in shopping money and a minimum of three nights of hotel accommodation.

“Most cards offer rewards but how many offer memories? At HSBC, we’d love to see HSBC customers get closer to the dream destination of their choice by using HSBC Credit or Debit Card.”

“You can now transform your ordinary card purchases into an extraordinary yet unforgettable adventure for two this new year!” said Lyndsay Rajah, Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC Brunei.

For more information on the new year exclusive deals, please visit either www.hsbc.com.bn or www.homeandaway.hsbc.com. Text courtesy of The Brunei Times.


HSBC Lucky Dip at Frescho. Image courtesy of The Brunei Times and HSBC.

  

Spectacle 2014

 


Do follow their Facebook Page for updates. I was quite impressed by last year’s work. Let’s hope for more similar quality artwork and installation. Click image to enter Facebook Page.

 

DPMM FC gearing up

 


Steve Kean, head coach of DPMM FC, increasing the intensity of the training scheme in preparation for the S•League season

Steve Kean has done wonders for DPMM FC and even the management are happy with the routine and the drills that are conducted by Steve Kean ever since he took charge over as head coach, replacing former coach Vjeran Simunic. All DPMM FC players are fully fit and it’s good to see Sairol back in training after a long injury lay off.

Apparently this time round the S•League has increase the requirements in terms of fitness for all the S•League registered players and it is mandatory as well. This is pretty good for the players so they can perform at the highest level from time to time and also improve the competitiveness of the league.

This week, DPMM FC will fly to Phuket, Thailand, to take part in the SAKSEE PHUKET CUP tournament. They will play Phuket FC and Nakhon Si Heritage in the tournament slated for 25th to 27th January. After that they will take on Kelantan FC at the Hassanal Bolkiah stadium on the 31st January and the entry is free. You will get the chance to see DPMM FC with the new squad and hopefully all the players are available.

DPMM FC are still searching for the 5th import player. So far Brazilian Rodrigo Tosi is the only player to be retained. The other foreign imports are defender Boric Raspudic from Bosnia and midfielders Roberto Alviz from Croatia and Joe Gamble from Ireland.

The recent import trials didn’t make the cut. Caleb Colman Folan, former Bradford City and Hull City forward, failed to impress during the trials. With the season just weeks away, DPMM FC will be chasing that elusive gem that will be the final piece to the puzzle.

DPMM FC’s first game will be away to Albirex Niigata at Jurong East Stadium, Singapore while their fist home game will be on the 28th February against Warriors FC at the Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium. So mark that on your calendar and let’s show support to our DPMM FC team.


Azwan Salleh and new import player Joe Gamble during training last week


Loads of fitness schemes as well


The Italian striker on trial last week


Caleb Colman Folan, a Will Smith look-a-like, was on trails before heading back home


The fixtures for February and March 2014 for DPMM FC

 

Behind the wheel

 

The common trend last week for Brunei are showcasing cars as well as car launches from different companies. Tonight will be the official launch of the awesome Audi A7 by T.C.Y Motors while four or five new models made headlines in the car automotive in Brunei Darussalam. It will be interesting how the finance (bank) are handling now that they are only two players here - BIBD At-tamwil and Baiduri Finance.

So which launch struck you the most? Or which car caught you eye? Different people will have different needs and wants and it’s pretty good that there are many varieties for the consumers to choose from.


The biggest highlight last week was the launch of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class with the tagline “Vision Accomplished”. Check out the new model at Beribi Showroom


Indera Motors Sdn Bhd had a showcase for its Jaguar F-Type which is dubbed the “sexy cat” which is the highlight of the Jaguars being displayed. Image courtesy of @marul69.


Check out the new Range Rover and this model has been catching a lot of attention. Image courtesy of @marul69.


If you are targeting a family car with some eco-friendly performance, you should check out Mazda’s MPV. You can check them out at Grand Motors showroom at Beribi and KB. Image courtesy of The Brunei Times.


The new Mitsubishi Delica D:5 was unveiled to the press and this is another ideal family car. GHK will also introduce the Delica Roadset. You can check out their Facebook page by click the image. Image courtesy of The Brunei Times


While all the cars are being launched and showcased, I had the privilege to drive the new C 200 for the weekend and I’m loving the car so far!!! Too bad I will be returning it back to Jati Transport pretty soon. More review on the car next time.


Check out the new Chevrolet Trailblazer which was also launched by GHK Motors last week. You can check out the review of the car by clicking the image. The only downside is that the Chevrolet brand will pull out from Europe by end of 2015 and it will kinda affect the sponsorship value Chevrolet have with Manchester United. Image courtesy of The Brunei Times.


The other anticipated launch tonight is T.C.Y. Motors’ Audi A7. This is the hi spec modification of the Audi A7 which is driven by Hitesh. Lucky you, bro :D
 

 

Hardcore HDDs

 

I have quite a few of HDDs back at home and these gadgets come in handy since I take tons of space on my Mac from the photos I take. Now Concepts Computer have introduced a different versions of HDDs.

One of the brand they brought in is AData DashDrive HD710 and the award-winning external hard disk solution provides mobile, rapid, and dependable data access in a rugged and sporty package.

You want something thats durable, shockproof and waterproof, Adata DashDrive HD710 delivers indeed. The AData DashDrive HD710 2.5” external hard drive also features a bright blue LED indicator that shines through the enclosure to indicate power and data transfer status, making it easier to visually confirm data transfer and connectivity.

The AData DashDrive HD710 will be available from Concepts Computers for $118 for the 500GB capacity, and $168 for the 1TB capacity. Colour options that will be available include blue, yellow, and black. During this time, Concepts Computer will also be having a special offer for its members who have the IT specialist store’s pendrives. For these members, the AData DashDrive HD710 1TB will be available for $148 and the 500GB will be available for $108 as long as they show their membership pendrives during their purchase of the external hard disk.

Concepts Computer are also selling podium with built-in speakers and a mic which is very popular when it comes to organising functions. So this is definitely a good investment for companies for future events.


The AData DashDrive HD710 comes in 500GB or ITB


Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer (3rd from left) posing with the AData DashDrive and the new podiums on sale


Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, showing the number of boxes of the podiums in stock.


Le Doux’s CNY promotion
 

Starting today 10th January 2014, celebrate this festive season with Le Doux’s Pineapple Prosperity Cookie and Orange Fortune Cookie. Each cookie is uniquely fruit flavored to match the traditional custom of Lunar New Year that happens to be on the 31st January this year. 

Both pineapple and orange are chosen as they contribute to a great tradition. Pineapple represents prosperity and orange represents fortune. 

Orange Almond cookies come with a delectable crisp and buttery texture. The combination of the orange and almond favor comes from freshly squeezed orange juice and powdered american almonds, a taste of good fortune. Pineapple cookies are made out of blenched ground almonds with finely chopped fresh pineapple pieces and white chocolate chunks, a sure cookie favorite among all ages.


A perfect gift for CNY

You can also buy a hamper
 

The cookies comes in 3 form of packages, a jar type which is nicely decorated that sits well in your living room and a great way to serve your guest. It also comes in gift box designs, which are ideal of gift giving. Lastly an eye catching hamper gift basket that consisting of 2 cookie jars and 2 gift boxes. Each package is customizable based on request and customers get to choose the type of cookies in each package. Adding a little personal touch to personalize the entire giving process.

Make your order bookings by contacting us at +673 245 7722 or head down to our store at No. 1, Block C, Ground Floor, Sempurna Complex Jalan Batu Bersurat, Kampong Gadong, B.S.B. BE3519, Brunei Muara, Brunei Darussalam. Their friendly staffs will be happy to provide any inquires you have. You can follow them on Facebook Le Doux Patisserie and instagram @LeDouxPatisserie



The map of Le Doux Patisserie
 
 

 

Countdown to renovation

 


Y.M.RM Enterprise having clearance sale before their big renovation works in March 2014. Check them out at Delima Jaya, Serusop, outlet.

Crazy sales at YMRM Enterprise. Don’t be mistaken for the Galleria YMRM (textile) though. The clearance sale is for one of Y.M.RM subsidiaries which is Y.M.RM Enterprise which is located at Delima Jaya, Serusop. It sells basically things like clothes, phone casing, bags, belts, guitars and even golf sets with the golf bag. It’s an ongoing clearance sale and the prices are pretty cheap too. YMRM Enterprise will be undergoing renovation by March 2014 hence they are organising a clearance sale.

I can tell you the prices are ridiculously cheap and if you are on a budget, this is ideal for you. For more info, you can call 234 0763.

Oh yea, I’m not sure yet to what Y.M. RM Enterprise have in store for the renovation but apparently it will be a surprise for their customers and a new level of shopping experience. The countdown starts now until end of February 2014 before they start renovation works. For now, they are giving back to the community by having a clearance sale.











 



 

 

 

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