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02
Oct

Close but no cigar

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in DPMM FC, News

 

DPMM FC focus on S•League 
 

There were 7 minutes away from reaching their first finals of the Singapore RHB Cup last week but like they also say the ball is always round and anything can happen.

DPMM FC were 3-1 up on aggregate earlier by the first 45 minutes before Home United staged a miracle and dumped DPMM FC out of the tournament. Roy O’Donovan and Rodrigo Tosi have given DPMM FC the luxury of a two goal cushion but Sirina Camara scored a crucial goal before half time and it went down hill after the break.

DPMM FC ended losing 4-3 on aggregate after coming off in a 1-1 draw in the first leg.

“I got to agree that it is very disappointing but in every game you got to learn from it and most of the players have never been in this situation before, the semi-final of this cup, but I told my players that we have done so well in the league and we need to bounce back against the Warriors,” said Steve Kean, DPMM FC head coach, in the post-match conference last week.

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“When we were defending high against the quick players, (especially) when we dropped back, what happened in front was the midfielders started to track all the players but the back four drops and they (Home United) got players like Lee (Lee Kwan Woo) and Qiu (Qiu Li) who have the abilities to open up the game when they have the space. They did not have that space in the first-half,” he said.

 


Tosi challenges the ball in their 3-2 defeat against Home United last week in the Singapore Cup. Image courtesy of S•League
 


DPMM FC’s Azwan Ali in action last week in the 2nd leg of the semi-finals of the Singapore Cup. Image courtesy of S•League.
 


Back in the S•League matches, Balestier Khalsa’s Goran Ljubojevic scored a penalty for the crucial victory. DPMM FC still hold a 5 point cushion lead from last night’s result between Balestier Khalsa and Home United. Image courtesy of S•League.
DPMM have four matches remaining in the S-League where they are scheduled to take on Warriors, Balestier Khalsa, Albirex Niigata (S) and Tampines Rovers in October.

It was a relief that Warriors FC failed to gain any points last night against the resurgent Balestier Khalsa FC who scored a late penalty through Goran Ljubojevic. This means that DPMM FC lead (46 points) maintains by 5 points over next rivals Warriors FC, Albirex Niigata FC and Home United (41 points). Tonight Home United or Tampines Rovers FC have the chance to close the gap for any chance to catch up with DPMM FC. A draw won’t do them any favour indeed.

DPMM FC will take on Warriors FC at Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium next Tuesday. Let’s hope for a much needed home win and with four games remaining, it’s DPMM FC’s title to lose now.

 


In other news, DPMM FC has a new ambassador for the isotonic drink YOU•C1000 and he will be featured in advertorials for the said product. Recently there was handover of the poster from Katherine Hii whose company distributes YOU*C1000 isotonic drink to DPMM FC full back Sairol Sahari
 

  

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02
Oct

Blocked

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

 

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Takaful Brunei 
 

You can check out Takaful coverage from Takaful Brunei Keluarga (TBK) and Takaful Brunei Am (TBA) at the BIBD 5th Home Showcase at the Mall until 4th October (Saturday).

Takaful Brunei AM (TBA) deals with insurance for home, personal accident and motor. They have a special promotion going on at the BIBD 5th Home Showcase where you can have 50% discount on new or renewals for Comprehensive Home Package Takaful and 25% discount voucher on Private Motor Takaful.

The comprehensive package covers home protection such as natural disaster, impact damage, bursting or overflowing of tanks-apparatus or pipes, theft, flood, fire, thunderbolt and even aircraft damage.

If you want to find out more on TBA products, do call 224 4000. You can also follow their updates on Facebook and instagram @takafulbrunei

 


Check out their roadshow at The Mall until 4th October
 


Their ongoing promotion

They also have special promotion for Takaful Brunei Keluarga (TBK). This is branded in a purple colour coded to differentiate the two products from Takaful Brunei. TBK involves more on family in terms of protection and savings. They have numerous products under TBK and now you can stand a chance to win gadgets if you sign up for any of the TBK Protection and Savings products. The grand prize is a pair of air fare tickets to a regional destination.

At the moment, they have products such as Takaful Savings, Takaful Walimatul Urus, Takaful Haj & Umrah, Takaful Dream House, Takaful Amal Jariah, Takaful Tarbiyah, Takaful Retirement, Takaful Education and Takaful Nur Savings to name a few.

 


Roadshow at The Mall
 


TBK promotion and you can stand a chance to win a pair of air fare
 


 

  
 

PHOP turns 1 
 

 

Happy 1 year PHOP. Video taken by Royston

 

Paddington House of Pancakes (PHOP) Brunei welcomes diners to celebrate together as the popular eatery turns one this month.

In conjunction with the 1st anniversary, PHOP Brunei organised the PHOP Birthday Pancake Design contest last Sunday for children to have fun and make a ‘flipping awesome’ birthday pancake out of PHOP homemade play-dough.

Best designs will be voted by customers and the most ‘likes’ from Instagram followers with the voting period starting from September 28 to October 7. The winners will be announced on the closing day followed by the prize presentation on October 12.

Winners in the boys’ and girls’ category will be awarded one bicycle each as the grand prize as well as PHOP goodie bags with a combined worth of over $500.

 


Some of the PHOP Birthday Pancake Design Contest. Check out and vote the best design on their instagram @paddingtonpancakesbn
 


It was great to see kids taking part in this competition
 


Denise Chai, the owner of PHOP Brunei. Image courtesy of Aziz Idris of Borneo Bulletin.

To add on to the celebrations, dine-in guests who spend $50 and above will be eligible for Paddington’s instant lucky dip where PHOP Brunei promises a sure prize to be won for every dip. Among the prizes include mouth-watering pancakes, refreshing drinks and cash vouchers worth up to $100.

For the past year, the popularity of PHOP Brunei has grown. To cater to the growing number of diners to the restaurant, it has expanded by occupying another unit to fit an extra 40 seats. A VIP room is also available for private events.

“The aim of PHOP is to make everyone’s dining experience ‘unforgettable’. Pancakes have always been known to be a ‘happy’ meal,” chimed Denise Chai, the owner of PHOP Brunei.

“At Paddington, our friendly service and kitchen staff will definitely do their best to make any birthday parties, anniversaries, gatherings, corporate functions or festive celebrations truly enjoyable.

She ensures diners that there are ample spaces and seats as it can cater 50 to 100 guests at one time for any kind of functions. To know more about PHOP’s delicious pancakes and other fun activities throughout the month, visit their website at www.paddingtonpancakes.com. Text courtesy of Aziz Idris of Borneo Bulletin.


Check out and vote the best design on their instagram @paddingtonpancakesbn
 


The atmosphere last Sunday at PHOP
 


It is nice to see interaction among other children
 


Denise Chai with her team from PHOP. Congratulations on your one year anniversary. Image taken from PHOP Facebook.
 

  
 

Double champion winner, Allen 
 


Allen Ang, a double winner for Humourous Speech and Evaluation Speech Contest, with his wife Fen. He will represent Brunei (Area K6) on Division K level which will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on the 12th October 2014. Allen currently holds the position as the President of the OTTERS’ Club and the Vice President of Education of the Brunei Speakers’ Club.
 

Allen Ang did one better than his previous efforts on club level. Three weeks ago, he was crowned a double champion in Humourous Speech and Speech Evaluation Contest during the OTTERS’ Club competition. Last Sunday, Allen Ang showed his supremacy once again on Area level where he competed against the top two individuals from other toastmasters clubs namely OTTERS Club, Brunei Speakers Club and Brunei Advanced Speakers Club.

He will represent Brunei (Area K6) as only the champion of each category will be given a ticket to compete in the Division K contest which will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on 12 October 2014. In the Division K, it is made up of over 35 clubs from Sabah, Labuan and Brunei Darussalam. The winner of the Division K contest will proceed to the District Level contest to compete against toastmasters from other parts of Malaysia and Indonesia to yearn the title of the District Champion.

This contest, for your information, is an annual event as part of a Toastmaster’s development as they aim to improve their communication and leadership skills.

Here are the list of the top three winners.

Humourous Speech Contest

1) Allen Ang with the title “Toastmarriage”

2) Zainal Bostaman with the title “Used-to-be-fat-tis”

3) Reuben Chin with the title “Lessons from a bicycle”

Speech Evaluation Contest

1) Allen Ang

2) Melati Dato Yussof

3) Reuben Chin

The event took place at the Auditorium at the iCentre. Present were Jeremy Chua, the manager of iCentre and incubatees of the iCentre, toastmasters members and members of the public. Prizes were presented by Area Governor of Area K6, Ruey Narcis. A big shout-out to the organizing chairman, Jordan Yau and also my mentors Stuart Lee, Shawn Narcis and Ruey Narcis during the preparation of the contest.

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through practical hands-on experiences. For more information and updates, you can visit www.bruneispeakersclub.com.

 


Area K6 Humourous Speech Contest winners: Zainal Bostaman (1st runner-up), Allen Ang (champion) and Reuben Chin (2nd Runner Up)
 


Area K6 Speech Evaluation Contest winners: Melati Dato Yussof (1st runner-up), Allen Ang (champion) and Reuben Chin (2nd Runner Up)
 


Jeremy Chua, iCentre’s Manager, and the audience gave a standing ovation to the contestants
 


Appreciating the contestants from the audience
 


The contestants for Humourous Speech and Speech Evaluation Contest
 


The customary handshake by the contest chair (myself) with Hazwan, one of the contestants. The contest chair plays a role as an emcee/host of the event
 


I’m proud of my friend Melati for her performance during the Speech Evaluation Contest
 


Allen Ang stole the show last Sunday. Good luck in Sabah :D
 


My role as the contest chair
 


Zainal Bostaman was a previous winner on Area K6 level and came 2nd on District Level
 


A great turn out for the event last Sunday. Thanks for the support.
 


Yong Shih Ching talked about the art of positive comments
 


Interviewing all the contestants before the prize presentation
 


Ruey Narcis, Area Governor for Area K6, thanking the organizers and also iCentre and BEDB for lending the premises. She gave a lot of encouragement to all the contestants and she also hope that the event was beneficial to iCentre and BEDB
 


Thank you to the press Aziz Idris and Azim Kassim for showing up
 


Taken during the break
 


The members from OTTERS’ Club
 


It was nice to see familiar old faces from toastmasters
 


The trophies for Area K6 Contest
 


Stuart Lee who has been mentoring Allen Ang for the contest and also for the upcoming Division level contest. Last term, Stuart Lee was crowned the District Champion for Humourous Speech Contest. In order to win that, one has to win Area level, then win Division Level before you can reach District Level. Let’s hope with Stuart’s guidance and mentorship, he can guide Allen to newer heights.
 

  
 

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30
Sep

Grey Brown

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Another successful bazaar 
 


The Bokwa session last weekend during Pusat Ehsan Charity Bazaar at the Indoor Stadium
 


Great participation from the crowd too
 

Last weekend, Pusat Ehsan launched its annual charity bazaar at the Berakas Indoor Stadium to further provide support for those with special needs.

The charity bazaar, the non-profit and non-government organisation’s 9th installment for this year, carries the theme, “I Care, You Care, We Care” and is open to the public until tomorrow.
During the launching ceremony, Co-Chairman of the charity bazaar’s organising committee and Education Trustee of Pusat Ehsan, Dato Paduka Dr Hj Omar Hj Khalid aid that the strategy for helping those with special needs still requires a multi-pronged approach at all levels of society as worldwide figures for people with disabilities is expected to rise as the population increases.

“Currently around 10 per cent of the total world’s population, or roughly 650 million people, live with a disability; 80 million are children, 400 million live in developing countries and 80 million in Africa. Having a disability places you in the world’s largest minority group,” said Dato Paduka Dr Hj Omar.

He said that it has been reported that the situation of people with disabilities, at a global level, has not greatly improved since the adoption of the World Programme of Action Concerning Disabled Persons in 1982.

“At the national level, Pusat Ehsan joins other charitable organisations to strive and help its special people fulfill their full potential and become functional members of an inclusive society according to the capability of each individual,” he added.

He noted that everyone plays a role in making situations better such as recognising those with special needs as individuals with their unique requirements, recognising the role of parents, and that the public has a role in the welfare of each individual as they are as important and when given a chance they can contribute like other members of society.

“For us at Pusat Ehsan to carry out our tasks effectively, we rely on donations, ranging from individuals, groups or organisations, both government and non-governmental. We realise that help can come in many forms, from donations in the form of cash, volunteerism or material goods,” said Dato Paduka Dr Hj Omar as he expressed his gratitude for the amount of support the organisation has received.

The ceremony also saw a student representative of Pusat Ehsan, Winnie Koay, sharing her positive experience of joining a job attachment at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and of the volunteering she does once a week as a teaching assistant for kindergarten and a library assistant at the Jerudong International School. Additionally, she shared her experiences of winning two bronze medals at the 2nd China-ASEAN Wushu festival in China.

Present as the guest of honour was the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Hj Hazair Hj Abdullah. Text courtesy of Nabilah Haris of The Brunei Times.

 


British High Commissioner David Campbell with Maya Alwines from the British High Commission participating in the charity bazaar and raising funds for the organization.They also ran lucky draws where the public can win tons of interesting vouchers. Great initiative by the British High Commission.
 


Good participation from this year’s vendors
 


Chance to win fantastic prizes for every booklet voucher you purchase
 


Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf doing a great job in giving back to the community and even employing some of the students from Pusat Ehsan at the CBTL Kiosk last weekend
 


Fakhrul Razi is not just a singer and an entertainer but he has the entrepreneurial spirit inside him. Who needs an agent when you are already full of passion and fire inside you? All you need are good and supporting friends to help you to reach newer heights of success. Keep up the spirit, bro!!
 


Anne Masri of @bruneidetoxbar and Harold Raps of Project SAFE combining forces last weekend to educate about healthy fruits to the public
 


I have to say the fruits are pretty awesome and fresh and it’s being grown at Pusat Ehan garden area
 


I had one of those drinks from @bruneidetoxbar (instagram) and it was pretty good. Refreshing and rejuvenating at the same time.
 


Hanna
 


Pusat Ehsan members selling goods and products made by them
 


Another growing hobby in Brunei
 


More bazaar and carnival outside indoor stadium
 


Winnie playing some games too and won some prizes
 


A kid attempting to beat the record
 


She managed to get more than 30 balls in 30 seconds
 

  
 

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29
Sep

The Taman Effect

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

 

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HRH strikes Gold 



HRH Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah (C), the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, attended the Tutong District Pencak Silat Seni Championships held in conjunction with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s 68th birthday celebration at the Tutong Sports Complex yesterday. He was accompanied by HRH Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah (R) and HRH Prince ‘Abdul Muntaqim, who was among the contestants at the tournament and won one gold and one bronze medal while competing for International School Brunei. Image courtesy of Hj Mohd Ali of The Brunei Times.


HRH Prince ‘Abdul Muntaqim in action. Image courtesy of Hj Mohd Ali of The Brunei Times.

HIS Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Muntaqim bagged one gold and one bronze medal at the Tutong district Pencak Silat Seni Championships held in conjunction with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s 68th birthday celebration yesterday.

Gracing the event at the Tutong Sports Complex were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah.

Competing for International School Berakas (ISB), His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Muntaqim took the gold medal in the seni silat mixed freestyle category while the bronze medal came from individual event, the seni silat solo freestyle category.

Speaking to The Brunei Times, the Secretary General of the Brunei Darussalam National Silat Association (PERSIB) Pg Hj Jaluddin Pg Hj Md Salleh said that “His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Muntaqim has improved a lot over the past years.”

“His Royal Highness (also) displayed very good sharp movement and he did very well in every category he participated in.

“I think he has the potential to be a very good pesilat,” he added.

For more of the event, you can click here. Text courtesy of Ak Fauzi Pg Salleh of The Brunei Times and images courtesy of Hj Mohd Ali of The Brunei Times.

  

A great success!! 
 


RBAF Commander Pehin Major General Dato Mohd Tawih (R) presenting a medal to Azlina Rambli (L) for finishing first in the Women’s Open category at the RBAF Obstacle Course Challenge. Image courtesy of Yusri Adanan of The Brunei Times.

An event that I missed yesterday prior to other commitments but I knew it was gonna be a success. When I posted the promotional poster, it created a lot of hype because it’s something new as it involves obstacles and not just pure jogging or running. This event was organised by the Royal Brunei Armed Forces’ and it was the first of its kind. Nearly 500 participated in the inaugural event of the RBAF’s first Obstacle Course Challenge.

According to the press release in The Brunei Times, Azlina Rambli, a TOTAL employee, just took up jogging six months ago and she even struggled to run a kilometre back then. Now she’s fitter and even won the Female Open category of the said event. Now that is inspiring indeed for other athletes. She encourages everyone that it takes a lot of training and practice to overcome any obstacles and challenges.

Major Sopian has been integral in organising the event and he has a great team to help him and thanks Pg Farisan Pg Metassan for the updates on your Facebook. Hope to get more pictures from you. I believe there will be more similar events to give something back to the community and the feedback have positive as well. Congratulations to the participants and the organiser.

 


Major Sopian and his team in preparation for the event. Image courtesy from Major Sopian.
 


The mud pit obstacle. Looks awesome. Image courtesy of Pg Farisan.
 


The medals and t-shirt. Image courtesy of Mohammed Fathullah.
 


Great participation from civilian and military participants. Image courtesy of Yusri Adanan of The Brunei Times.
 


The mud pit obstacle. . Image courtesy of Yusri Adanan of The Brunei Times.
 

  
 

 

Huge Price Drop 
 


Check out Michelin great deals at Sin Hup Huat Co
 

  
 

 

FLEXA 2nd branch 
 

The Mabohai Shopping Complex Management welcomed their newest tenant, Flexa, to its lineup of international brands under its roof on Sunday, 28th September 2014.

FLEXA is an international children’s furniture brand whose products are not just beautiful to look at; but which all have a purpose. Flexa’s furniture creates a safe environment for child development and stimulates a child’s natural curiosity and creativity through their products.

Founded in Denmark in 1972, FLEXA specializes in design, manufacturing and sales of Scandinavian interior solutions for Kids. Today, FLEXA has more than 140 specialist stores located in Europe, Asia, North Africa and Hawaii.

 


FLEXA opened its 2nd outlet at Mabohai Shopping Complex
 


The staff of FLEXA during the opening of the 2nd outlet
The owner of the Brunei Franchise, Mr. Patrick Kong remarked:

“We are delighted to choose the Mabohai Shopping Complex as the venue of our second store in Brunei Darussalam because our target market is families with babies and young children. Flexa’s mission is to design and distribute functional, playful and sustainable interior solutions at affordable prices. Our specialist knowledge about kids combined with our functional and playful designs, ensure we provide the best possible kids’ room interiors.

Our policy of allowing children to try the bed sets, tables and chairs have been very successful and popular, and we hope that families will come with their children to see and feel Flexa’s furniture for themselves. As part of our Official Opening, we are delighted to offer value packages to the public.”

As part of the opening activities, a children’s activity centre was set-up in front of Flexa. Children were treated to fun arts and crafts projects, face painting and surprises, while their parents shop. Balloons and a box of treats were also given to the children.

Ms Yee-Man Cheng, Manager of the Mabohai Shopping Complex said:

“We are delighted to welcome Flexa to the Mabohai Shopping Complex. Their arrival truly cements our repute as Brunei’s premier family shopping complex, and as a warm and family oriented place for families to shop in together. Flexa is an internationally recognized furniture brand which caters to young children and their wonderfully exciting designs will appeal to all.

 

  

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27
Sep

The Rose

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Area K6 Contest 
 


 

This is it!!! The battle to represent Brunei, Area K6 in this year’s Humourous Speech and Evaluation Contests. We have passed the club level where three clubs in contested to be selected in this edition of the competition.

In Otters Club, they will be represented by Allen Ang and Shih Ching Yong. In Brunei Speakers’ Club, they will be represented by Zainal Bostaman and Reubin Chin. In Brunei Advanced Speakers’ Club, they will be represented by Hazwan Kamarulzaman and Elizabeth Sim. All the six contestants will be vying for the Humourous Speech Contest title. I believe the winner of the each category will represent our Area K6 for the Division K level in Kota Kinabalu in mid-October 2014.

As for the Speech Evaluation Contest, Allen Ang, Melati Yussof (both Otters), Zainal Bostaman, Reuben Chin (Brunei Speakers’ Club) and Hazwan Kamarulzaman and Elizabeth Sim (Brunei Advanced Speakers Club) will be competing for the Area K6 title.

This event will take place for the first time ever at the iCentre at the auditorium and a big shout out to iCentre (BEDB) for lending the venue for toastmasters purposes. It take place tomorrow (Sunday) 28th September and I advise all of you who are interested to witness a spectacle to come by 1:15pm before the competition kicks off. There will be a $5 entrance fee and refreshments will be provided as well.

I will be the Contest Chair for the event (more like an emcee) and good luck to all the contestants and I can guarantee you that you will be entertained by their humourous speech.

 


Reuben Chin competing in both humourous and speech evaluation
 


Allen Ang competing in both humourous and speech evaluation
 


Shih Ching Yong competing in humourous contest
 


Melati Yussof competing in speech evaluation contest
 


Zainal Bostaman competing in both humourous and speech evaluation
 


Hazwan Kamarulzaman competing in both humourous and speech evaluation
 


Elizabeth Sim competing in both humourous and speech evaluation
 


Rano Iskandar (myself) as the Contest Chair which is more like the host/emcee for the event
 


Ruey Narcis the Area Governor (Brunei) for Toastmasters International
 

  
 

 

Abacus Holiday Travel Fair 
 

The event was officially opened this morning by Mr. Dermot Mannion, Chairman of Abacus. Yes, the fair is only for two days and it’s organised by Abacus Brunei and they have done a tremendous job in partnering with various airlines, National Tourist offices, hotels and of course, the biggest pie of all, the travel agents. This is always an important calendar especially for travelers even like myself and I managed to make three bookings this morning before the human traffic got higher.

It was definitely a crowded affair and Abacus Brunei have achieved their objective in stimulating the demand for travel with great packages offered by travel agents, airlines and hotels.

I could see that Mr. Dermot was pleased with what he saw earlier this morning and he thanked the organiser and the partners for making this event a possibility. He shared how the travel fair went far back as 2004 and this platform has proven to be a success in attracting the public to get special offers for their travels and vacation.

Of course, there is a lucky draw gimmick for passengers who booked their tickets during the travel fair. They can win attractive prizes such as return air tickets to London, Bali and Ho Chi Minh City (a route that will be added by 17th October) which are sponsored by Royal Brunei Airlines (RB), 1 return air ticket from Hong Kong to Beijing sponsored by Cathay Pacific and 1 return air ticket each to Bangkok and Krabi sponsored by Malaysia Airlines.

So drop down to the 11th Abacus Holiday Travel Fair, located at the Goldstone Ballroom, Centrepoint Hotel and tomorrow’s the final day. And for a little plug, I chose to buy my ticket at Darussalam Holdings because of their great incentive of double Royal Skies Miles for every transaction you make during the travel fair. I believe you need to spend at least BND 300 to entitled for the double Royal Skies Miles. Awesome, right? Thank you, Darussalam Holdings for that special incentive. As you know, I’m just a newbie for Royal Skies but I’ve been accumulating tons of points ever since Day 1. My target is to reach Silver in a few months’ time :D

 


Mr. Dermot Mannion, Chairman of Abacus, officiating the event with Irene Soon, General Manager of Abacus Brunei at the 11th Abacus Holiday Travel Fair
 


Mr. Dermot Mannion visiting Royal Brunei Airlines booth
 


My preferred choice for bookings, thanks to their great incentives and service
 


At the Amazing Thailand booth
 


Mr. Dermot Mannion and management and associates of Royal Brunei Airlines
 


Pan Bright Travel is also aggressive in their marketing campaign and they are also having a special lucky draw which is a car
 


Tourism Malaysia has a separate hall so I do hope you guys don’t miss out their great offers from Malaysia
 


You can take a selfie with their instagram props :D
 


Baiduri Bank is the official bank and I managed to get some deals from it too
 


 


 


Siaw Ling (in white) of Singapore Airlines (Brunei) with her colleagues
 


Another popular travel agent in Brunei and I like their queueing system
 


Guest of honour visiting the Taiwan Tourism Bureau booth
 


Mr. Dermot with Halim Abd Rahman, Sales and Marketing Manager of Abacus Brunei
 

  
 

Strongest Youth Challenge 2014 
 


Check them out in two weeks’ time
  
 

The Cap City 
 


The launch is tonight. Brace yourself!!

It’s always great to see retail shops bringing in genuine products and goods to Brunei and we need more of this. I remember buying my first Snapbacks cap back in the UK in 2006 and even until now the cap is still in good condition. Snapbacks have been very popular in the US and most baseball teams have their own prints of New Era Snapbacks versions and they were hot sellers, even to this present day.

So it’s good to have a genuine store that sells New Era caps that comes in fitted, snapback and strapback version and they will be available at the first store in Brunei called The Cap City, located 2nd floor (arcade area) of The Mall, Gadong. The shop has been opened for a month or two and it has been receiving positive responses from the public and not many people especially the youngsters are aware of the existence of The Cap City. They will also Malaysia’s brand apparel – Negative Clothing.

The Cap City is a popular store in Kuala Lumpur and it is great that the owners are willing to set up its store in Brunei for the first time. You can check out their instagram @thecapcity which updates regularly on their stores in KL and Brunei and of course, the latest focus on their updates are on Brunei’s newly opened store The Cap City.

Today will be a special one because the Brunei store will be closed for today but it will opened its door at 8pm to 10pm tonight for a grand launch. There will be a special gimmick where customers will get a 20% discount on ALL their caps only for that two hour window tonight. Another awesome gimmick is that the first 20 customers will get A CAP for FREE. Yea, it did mentioned on their IG and poster that it was only for the 1st 10 customers but the owners from KL are kind enough to sponsor a few more items for the Brunei grand launch.

Also in the country is Nigel Sparks @nigelsparks the man behind The Cap City and he is here with @tristweiliang to give support for the grand launch for the Brunei store.

So pen this down on your calendar to check out the grand launch for The Cap City at The Mall, Gadong, tonight. For more updates, check out on their hashtag #thecapcity_brunei on instagram :D


The New Era caps now available in The Cap City, The Mall, Gadong
 


The New Era caps now available in The Cap City, The Mall, Gadong
 


NY Yankees Snapback caps
 


@nigelsparks and @tristweiliang at Brunei’s The Cap City store and they will be at the grand launch too
 


Purchase any 3 New Era caps & get the 2 pack cap carrier for FREE or purchase any 4 New Era caps & get the 6 pack for FREE!
 


The long awaited New Era Tropical Minimalism snapbacks finally arrived
 


Negative Clothing apparel also available
 


The look of The Cap City store in Brunei
 


My first Snapback New Era customized cap. Yea, it looks a bit dusty :p
 

  
 

 

Abacus Travel Fair 
 


Starting today and tomorrow only
 


The great thing about Darussalam Holdings is that for every transaction you make from them, you can earn double Royal Skies Miles regardless of different airlines you choose. This deal only applies during the Abacus Holiday Travel Fair. I’m making three bookings under Darussalam Holdings just to enjoy this special offer :D
 


 


 


 

  
 

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Concepts Combo Deals 
 


Back-to-School Combo Deals

With the advancement of computing and visual technologies, customers are now on the look-out for the best choices of what can fulfill their ICT needs, and with Affordablity being the key-word for current wise consumer spending, Concepts Computer, with the support of Acer, is unveiling a never before seen combo promotion; the Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A notebook with the Acer P1173 projector, available at an affordable combo price of $788, which is a discount of $258 from the usual price $1,046. Now that’s a super great deal.

 


The Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A

The Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A

The Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A is an affordable 15.6 inch screen laptop, with great starter specifications and a great size for entertainment and work combined. The Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A can be a great first laptop for students moving up from secondary education to higher institutions like Universities or Colleges.

Capable
Whether you’re doing work or playing games, the Intel Quad Core Celeron and 4GB of RAM can handle it. The 4GB of RAM ensures the smooth operation and running of any work-related softwares, and the Intel Quad Core Celeron processor can work flawlessly with most non-graphic based games. Combine Work and Play in one machine

Mobile
Wireless connections abound, the Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A can connect to any wireless network for easy access to the internet. Build-in Bluetooth connection also ensures wireless connevity for head-sets or speakers, and more importantly, for wireless transfer between devices, so data can be transferred from mobile devices to the safety of your laptop.


The Acer P1173 projector
 

The Acer P1173 projector

The Acer P1173 projector, an affordable starter Projector, is perfect for those looking to begin the next step in their Home-Entertainment needs, or for teachers looking to complement their teaching, or even for business looking to improve their sales-pitch. Easy to operate and set-up, it can be used in any environment, at home or for business.

Captivating
Whether you’re projecting business presentations, academic lectures or photographs, draw your audience in with immersive images. Colors remain balanced and images accurate with advanced Acer technologies. Everything looks sharp and real thanks to SVGA resolutions and 3,000 lumens of brightness with HDMI Port connectivity available on the Acer P1173 projector.

Ease-of-Use
The Acer P1173 projector is highly recommended as a starter projector because it is suited for beginners and also offers many useful features and connectivity. This means you can connect it to your Blu-Ray player or laptop or even cable-box directly and start using the Acer P1173 projector immediately.


Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer (center) holding the The Acer P1173 projector while the associates of Concepts Computer holding the Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A
 


Zul showing a demo of the Acer notebook to Tigerlim
 

Both of these Acer products are available to be purchased individually, $478 for the Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A laptop and $568 for the Acer P1173 projector, but both will be available at Concepts Computer with the promotional combo price of $788 only, usual price is $ 1,046 for both together. And with the purchase of the Acer P1173 projector, customers are also able to purchase a 70 inch by 70 inch projector screen for $100 only, usual price $128.

Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer said, “With the help of Acer, we will like to bring the latest technologies into the Bruneian IT market at very affordable prices, without sacrificing quality, which is why we are offering this promotion to our loyal customers and giving them the opportunity to purchase these great products at a Promotional Combo price, so that our loyal customers do not have to choose between reliability, high performance and affordability.” ”

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer added, “Concepts Computer has always tried hard to be at the fore-front of the IT industry in Brunei Darussalam, and with affordability being an important issue for local shoppers, that is why we came up with the Combo Promotion. The latest technology at affordable prices.”

Also note that these Acer products will also be available at promotional prices for Concepts Computer members who has the Concepts membership pendrive, students, teachers or those 50 years old and above; $398 each for either the Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A laptop or Acer P1173 projector. Please show proof of eligibility at time of purchase.

Not to forget about Concepts Computer’s month end promotion from 27th to 30th of every month where Concepts will be open from 9 am to 9pm. For more information, please visit your nearest Concepts Computer showroom or call 2233551/2/3

  

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