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Youth making the difference :))

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

More images from Convocation tomorrow

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam (L) and Chancellor of UBD, UBD Pro-Chancellor HRH Prince (Dr) Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office (2nd L) and HRH Princess Sarah (R) during the 23rd UBD Convocation. Picture: Saifulizam of The Brunei Times. Click image to read His Majesty’s Titah

Preparing for the weekend!!

Abacus Travel Fair at Airport Mall

It’s happening tomorrow

This is how it looks like at The Airport Mall for the travel fair

Brunei Tourism and Tourism Malaysia will be involved in the Abacus Holiday Travel Fair

Spin the Wheel is back!!! The most popular game where you can win Royal Brunei RoyalSkies points

Belated Malaysia National Day celebration

Dato’ Abdullah Sani Omar, High Commissioner of Malaysia to Brunei Darussalam, cutting cake with Minister of Education at Malaysia National Day celebration at ICC last Tuesday. Photo by Dean Kassim, Borneo Bulletin

A reception dinner was held to commemorate the 54th National Day of Malaysia yesterday at a ceremony held at the International Convention Centre, Berakas.

The guest of honour at the event was Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong and Datin Paduka Dyg Hjh Jahrah binti Hj Mohamad.

The High Commissioner of Malaysia to Brunei Darussalam, Dato’ Abdullah Sani Omar, said in his welcoming remarks that the recent visit by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak reflects the commitment and determination towards strengthening bilateral ties between both countries. Malaysia’s National Day falls on August 31 but the celebration in Brunei was postponed till last night due to the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.

The highlight of the event was a cake cutting ceremony by the guest of honour with Dato’ Abdullah Sani as well as the Asean High Commissioners to Brunei. Guests were entertained with cultural performances by the Malaysian community. Several Malaysia companies based in Brunei also set up booths during the event to promote their products. Text by Aziz Idris, Borneo Bulletin.


iPads and Apple Notebooks at 10% off at AV Electronics. All you need is a BIBD card.

Curtin University Sarawak

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6th National Youth Day

His Majesty’s Titah during the 6th National Youth Day – “The theme entails youths to be more creative and innovative and encourages to explore all sorts of fields and keep themselves up-to-date with the development. We are pleased to note that some of the talented youths are engaged in business or entrepreneurship. My government with the cooperation of the private sector would provide a more conducive environment to support and provide assistance through capacity building, provision of infrastructure and opening up of market for youths so that they could market their products locally and abroad. I believe every achievement by our youth entrepreneurs will become a catalyst and encourage others to follow suit and engage in the world of entrepreneurship.

This is the way to widen the creative industry, which involves many parties besides the strong determination from the entrepreneurs themselves. The involvement includes providing legal protection such as property laws, basic facilities and training. If these exist, I believe the existing creative industry could be strengthened and developed and at the same time would encourage more youths who are yet to explore this industry to participate in this beneficial field.

For general activities or programmes, I welcome the efforts made by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports through the Youth and Sports Department in providing a place for youths to gather in every district and organise useful programmes.

I believe the step undertaken to enhance development through rebranding of Youth Centres throughout the country is indeed timely, which is not only to occupy their time with fun activities, but more importantly as a place to gain advice and produce valuable arts and cultural products.

I was made to understand that steps undertaken to rebrand Youth Centres was the byproduct of dialogue between the authoritative parties and the target group itself, the youths.It means that the establishment of activities or programmes which are going to be implemented need to take into consideration the taste of youths themselves. This is appropriate as today’s youths are tomorrow’s pioneers.

“In this context, I wish to take this opportunity to urge youths to jointly make the aspiration a success and to make such Youth Centres as a recreational, learning, pious place that serves the individuals, religion, people and the nation.” Text taken from Borneo Bulletin. Images by Azrol Azmi and Khairil Hassan of Borneo Bulletin.

His Majesty graced this year’s National Youth Day. Image by Khairil Hassan

His Majesty toured the exhibition and witnessed the talents of the youth. Image by Azrol Azmi

Dance performance at the Indoor Stadium. Image by Khairil Hassan

The youths of Brunei. Image by Khairil Hassan

Representing Parkour Brunei. Image by Azrol Azmi

The pride of our Brunei Youth. Image by Azrol Azmi

These youth have talents too :))


Don't let ego get in the way

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Are you one of the UBD graduates today?

Azimah is one of the UBD recipients for the graduation ceremony this morning. I shall be doing intensive coverage later at UBD this morning. Congrats to all the graduates. More updates on RA. Image courtesy of Azimah.

Curtin University Sarawak

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Coming soon this weekend

More updates on this soon

The press conference yesterday hosted by Abacus Brunei. Present were representatives from RBC, Tourism Malaysia, Singapore Airlines and Royal Brunei Airlines

So have you decided where to fly this December? Well, I tell you what.. Do come to the Abacus Travel Fair this weekend at The Airport Mall because for the first time, there will be a special promotion fare for RBA flights during the school holidays. So this is a great opportunity to grab and even I want to plan a short getaway trip since my Vietnam trip is canceled.

Yesterday a press conference was held at Seasons Restaurant and it was chaired by Abd Halim Hj Abd Rahman, the Sales & Marketing Manager of Abacus Brunei. He mentioned that this year it’s gonna be bigger and the biggest presence will be Tourism Malaysia as they will be having 10 exhibitors under them. The participating travel agents will be Anthony Tours, Century Travel, Darussalam Holdings, Freme Travel, Ken Travel, Pan Bright, SCA and Southern Cross Travel Agency. There will be other exhibitors as well such as Baiduri Bank, Royal Brunei Catering, Insurans Islam TAIB and Brunei Tourism to name a few.

Lucky draws for booking customers during Abacus Holiday Travel Fair

1) Return Economy class air ticket to Singapore
2) 3 days 2 nights Kuala Lumpur inclusive of return Economy class air ticket
3) 100,000 Royal Skies Miles to be won
4) 32″ LED TV
5) DSLR Camera (brand not known yet)

If you were to pay your ticket using any Baiduri Bank Credit Card during the the two-day fair, you will get an additional 3 chances in the lucky draw.

Muaz of Royal Brunei Airlines talked about the activities lined up from Royal Brunei Airlines

Now Royal Brunei Airlines have pretty good deals during the travel fair. They are introducing special fares especially for December period.

December period from RBA

1) Kuala Lumpur as low as BND 403
2) Singapore as low as BND 491
3) Bangkok as low as BND 513
4) Hong Kong as low as BND 619
5) Manila as low as BND 465 and additional allowance for baggage for BWN/ML sector (5kg 1st – 15th Dec, 10kg 15th – 31st Dec 2011) So this is ideal for expats.

Another interesting promotion that RBA is offering is the business class seats upgrade. All you have to do is top up a very affordable amount and you can enjoy business class but not applicable for Singapore and Kuala Lumpur sector. One note though that the upgrade is only applicable for one way meaning that you can choose whether you want fly business class to the destination or returning from that destination. Simple, right?? So do refer to the additional charges below.

Business Class upgrade supplement

1) Manila and Bangkok – BND 69 for upgrade (Valid until March 2012 except for December 2011)
2) Hong Kong – BND 99 for upgrade (Valid until March 2012 except for December 2011 and 17th Jan 2012 to 5th Feb 2012)
3) Hong Kong – BND 139 for upgrade (December 2011)
4) London – BND 999 Valid till March 2012 (However S class ex-BWN not valid 9Dec to 22 Dec 2011). Do you know that it costs BND 8,000 just to fly to London on Business Class? So this is a good upgrade to enjoy a business class experience.

Mind you that you should visit the Abacus Holiday Travel Fair at The Airport Mall this weekend to get more information about this promotion. There’s so much data given to me and I just hope that I’m not confusing you with these details. So I’m just giving you some special fares that might catch your attention. There are some terms and conditions and also the validity of the tickets so it’s best that you come to the fair and do some homework 😉

By the way, you can book your flights/tickets during the travel fair and if I’m not mistaken, you have to pay a deposit of $50 per booking. Full payment has to be made by 5th October 2011 at the respective travel agent. You can follow @royalbruneiair on Twitter for updates.

Jamilah Abd Halim, Director of Tourism Malaysia (Brunei) saying a few words during the press conference

This is the biggest involvement that Tourism Malaysia have so far in the Abacus Holiday Travel Fair. As mentioned, they have 10 exhibitors participating from Tourism Malaysia. Hence there will be a Tourism Malaysia Pavilion and Jack the caricature talent will be there during the travel fair. So you can get your caricature done at $10 and $15 respectively.

Siaw Ling Wong, Head of Sales, Singapore Airlines (Brunei) talking to the local press

This is the first time that Singapore Airlines is involved in Abacus Holiday Travel Fair. They are sponsoring one economy class ticket to Singapore as one of the lucky draw prizes but only applicable to those who book and purchase ticket on Singapore Airlines.

Siaw Ling Wong also mentioned of tying up family or long packages to Japan and Australia via Singapore. Hence, Singapore Airlines have been working closely with the Japan Embassy and also Freme Travel for the best packages for the Brunei market. The special packages are valid from Oct 2011 to March 2012. I didn’t know that there are four flights daily from Singapore to Tokyo.

The price for the BWN-SIN return is as low as BND 369 during the peak season. Now that’s a pretty good deal but the price can vary slightly depending on the fluctuation of exchange rate and availability of seats. You can book your flights and enjoy the special deals this weekend and you can make full payment by the 6th October 2011.

Great deals from Pan Bright Travel Service

Who’s Got Talent Top 50

Find out their talents this weekend at Pedestrian Walk, Indoor Stadium

Taken two Sundays ago during the audition at b.mobile HQ

Taken two Sundays ago during the audition at b.mobile HQ

Taken two Sundays ago during the audition at b.mobile HQ

Taken two Sundays ago during the audition at b.mobile HQ

The judges during the audition

The event is also in conjunction with Boustead Carnival 2011. So do come and support the event too :))

Happening this Sunday

Thann Sanctuary Promotion ends tomorrow

September is Teacher Appreciation Month! Each of us has one or several teachers who have encouraged and inspired us. They did it out of love and dedication to teaching and to helping us become smarter and confident in our own knowledge. They are like beacons of light, guiding us in the formative years of our life.

To show our appreciation, Thann Sanctuary Brunei is offering an exclusive 10% Discount to all Teachers for any of our spa treatments and our all natural retail products from 23th to 30th September. Let our international team of therapist look after you, and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul For more info of the promotion, you can click here.

You can call 223 5599 and it’s open daily 10am to 10pm. You can also follow updates on Twitter @thannsanctuary and it’s pretty interactive. Thann Sanctuary has received many positive feedback from their customers and one of the unique places to get yourself pampered (spa and facial treatment).

Cool food creations in KNK food promotion

Something to look forward to for lunch and dinner

ROYAL Brunei Catering (RBC) officially launched its latest promotion, “Kenali Makanan Kitani” (KMK), in a ceremony held at Seasons Restaurant, Gadong, last Tuesday.

The “Kenali Makanan Kitani” promotion is a joint effort between RBC and Brunei Tourism. Did you know it was introduced back in 2008? This year, the promotion is back until 10th October.

So what does the dishes include? Well, there’s the popular ambuyat, nasi Beras Laila and many more creations from the RBC chefs such as Brunei Sushi, Membangan Mousse and Kembayau Soup which are prepared from local ingredients and fruits.

The promotion was launched by the guest of honour the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, Hjh Normah Suria Hayati Pehin Jawatan Dalam Seri Maharaja Dato Seri Utama (Dr) Hj Mohd Jamil Al-Sufri. Present to witness the ceremony were RBC Directors, RBC General Manager, Hj Omar Ali Hj Mohd Daud as well as invited government officials as well as representatives from co-business and promotion partners.

Buffet Lunch $18 Adult / $10 Child

Buffet Dinner $28 Adult / $14 Child

No service charge

call: 2422291 or 2422292

Sushi Katok Pais Daging.. Cool aye??

Nom nom nom….

The crowd during the first night of the promotion

The healthy section

Roti Bakar… I like the presentation of it :))

There’s even a kids corner

RBC General Manager, Hj Omar Ali Hj Mohd Daud, gave his welcoming remarks

RBC Courtesy Campaign launched

This is a super cool idea!!! RBC launched this program called the “RBC Courtesy Campaign”, “Serving u with a Smile”. I never knew this program was introduced back in 2005 and this is the 2nd time such campaign is launched again.

This includes the restaurants and cafes under the flagship of RBC

1) The Airport Restaurant
2) Seasons Restaurant
3) Emperor’s Court
4) Dynasty Restaurant
5) Poolside Cafe
6) RBC Express Fast Food outlets
7) Ministry of Finance Cafeteria
8) The Airport Cafeteria, Coffee Garden
9) Goldstone Ballroom at Centrepoint
10) Manggis Ballroom at Hua Ho Manggis Mall
11) Hospital Catering Services
12) Outside Catering
13) RBC Laundry & Dry Cleaning Services

This is an excellent way to improve the quality of services from RBC and also to promote courtesy among all RBC employees. You will see that all RBC service staffs will be wearing a badge with a smiley face during the Courtesy Campaign.

Customers can also stand a chance to win weekly prizes such as dining vouchers and RBC Dining Privilege Card. So don’t forget to fill in the campaign form on the feedback of the establishments.

Your feedback counts :))

Andy has himself a badge and a good smile

Promotions from Concepts Computer

This is back by popular demand until 16th October

Special promotion on Epson printers. Only at Concepts Computer.

Pusat Ehsan Bazaar this weekend

Want to win an iPad2?

Wax your car at MAX centre

Recently MAX Centre, Brunei authorized dealer for Meguiar’s USA, welcomed Mr Matt Davies, Meguiar’s Int. Business Development Manager and Programs Specialist, for a closed-door MAX Centre’s staff & technicians training and also held a clinic for MAX Centre’s customers and Meguiar’s car crazy enthusiasts.

He was supported by a team from Hypercoat Enterprise Singapore; authorized distributor and dealer for Meguiar’s in South East Asia.

The visit also coincided with the introduction of Meguiar’s Professional Deep Crystal Coating product and the official handing over of Meguiar’s authorized dealership certificate to Sin Hup Huat Co (MAX Centre). This coveted certificate was a result of MAX Centre’s proven consistent performances and meeting of Meguiar’s stringent corporate conditions.

You can also check out TigerLim’s post [click here]. Images below are courtesy of TigerLim.

They are the authorized dealer

Chris Tan, Operations Manager of Sin Hup Huat Company and Matt Davies, Meguiar’s Int. Business Development Manager and Programs Specialist

Mr. TigerLim himself holding this particular cleaner and % of the sales will be donated to Brunei Breast Cancer Foundation

Has FIFA taken over PES?

FIFA 12 is the definitive football game: challenging, addictive, and with more excellent features than ever before. Verdict: 9/10. From Gamespot.com


Heart over mind

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Curtin University Sarawak

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DPMM FC without ABDB players

Despite the official letter from DPMM FC, ABDB responded by declining the request of their players notably Rosmin Hj Kamis which could be a huge blow to DPMM FC squad. According to source, DPMM FC have eyed on several players (around 6-7) in rebuilding their team for the S-League tournament next year should their application in the S-League gets the green light.

If you have been reading the local papers, DPMM FC is back in training once more after FIFA has lifted the suspension on Brunei and under the new body National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam, DPMM FC are able to register as an official club in Brunei and hence they are once again eligible to play locally and internationally. However, DPMM FC are now playing the waiting game as their proposal to the S-League is still pending, awaiting approval.

I finally met the coach Suminic who is now back coaching for DPMM FC. He was previously coaching a Vietnamese club before terminating his contract and he’s definitely happy to be back. Now he’s focusing on getting the match fitness of the players where some had not been training for a few months and also lacking the fitness level.

They were some inclusion of veteran players such as “Tunga” who has been training with DPMM FC lately. Pg Salleh is perhaps the oldest player in the team. As for the import players, George O’Gallaghan (Ireland) and Tales Ricate Dos Santos (Brazil) have been signed by DPMM FC. As of now, there are other import players fighting for the last two spots. It was also rumoured that one of the previous import players might be given a consideration but it’s still early days to say. However, the signing of Tales Ricate Dos Santos meant that DPMM FC won’t be requiring the services of Rene Komar who plays the same role back in 2009.

Today DPMM FC will have a friendly match against U-23 SEA Games team for match practice at the 4:45pm at the Jerudong Mini-Stadium. One potential player to look out for Adi Hj Mohd Said, the younger brother of DPMM FC striker Shahrazen Hj Md Said. He will be playing for the U-23 team and he’s also a squad of DPMM FC.

It’s good to see Suminic coaching DPMM FC once more. He’s still very much passionate about the club. His best achievement is DPMM FC’s Singapore League Cup back in 2009

George O’Gallagan, the Irish attacking midfielder, is one of the import players for DPMM FC. He has a deadly free-kick and moves very fluidly on the pitch. Will he be an influential player maker for DPMM FC?

Perhaps the most experienced player in the club. Pg Salleh, in his late 30s, still shows what he has got under his belt. His experience will bring some steel in the squad.

Nicknamed Inzaghi (left) showed a lot of commitment during training while Tunga (right) has been included in the squad and training too. It still early days to see their roles for DPMM FC.

DPMM FC have been searching for younger blood and he is one of them. In fact, Suminic is eyeing for hungry and committed players.

One from Australia, the other from Liberia. They are trial players and they will be featured later in the friendly match. They will be competing against three to four more import players who will be arriving this week. Pressure will be on them to perform in that one or two practice match

Fun Bee Park officially open

This is a very interesting place for children of all age. Sometimes I wish I’m still a kid because the things available at Fun Bee Park are awesome!!!! This is what is lacking in Brunei – a place for children to have fun while parents do their shopping somewhere else.

At Fun Bee Park, they promote “Learning through Playing”. Their intention is to stimulate your child’s imagination with state-of-the-art creative learning programs. From shapes to numbers, theatre to music, design to medic, precious values to logics, this is education filled with play and laughter.

You will be surprised that your kid may be gifted with creativity. So this is very ideal as they will not play but also learn and unveil their talents. This will also create a lot of curiousity among the children which they will benefit through learning new things from Fun Bee Park.

Cecilia spoke to the media while giving us the educational tour of Fun Bee Park. This is a highly recommended place for children.

Lego City and this is more like a play room for children. Oh yea, the slide won’t accommodate those weighing more than 30 kg – Note to Fairol *lol*

They have two section areas for art and craft. This side focuses more of painting. Who knows your artwork can be sold too.

The sliding door unveiled the painting materials behind so all the materials are already provided for the children. Awesome!!!

This is another area for creating clay work and also batik painting, stone painting and other designing jobs.

Cecilia demonstrated a mixture of clay and painting technique where children can learn and be more creative

Michelle was guiding me how to do “batik painting”. Children will love this kind of painting

The result of my painting. Not that great, huh? Children will love to experiment with batik painting. Thanks Michelle for your help

Some of the activities at Fun Bee Park

1. Art and craft – batik, paper, stone, clay, soap, wax and design.
2. Daily life skills – cooking, housekeeping, sewing, beading, business and fund management.
3. Performances – little chef show, talent time, fashion show, drama, music, daily play, poet and song.
4. Monthly event – Birthday party, theme gathering, and costume design.
5. Special activities – holiday camp (December) and parent’s day
6. Future plan – kids TV programs to air on RTB


The center is equipped with
1. 4 Art and craft studios – library, reading corner, shopping counter, art making / molding section
2. Kitchen studio – proper kitchen for cook, bake and sculpt with big tv screen
3. Lego City – all kinds of lego

Fun Bee Park business Hours

Monday to Sunday 8am to 8pm

Call 717-8232 or 245-7729

Where? Batu Bersurat (new wing opposite Happy Star)

Follow Twitter @FunBeePark

All of these are created from clay. Interesting indeed.

Cecilia blowing up a balloon. Kids can make balloons too as part of their activities

Cecilia with the management and staff of Fun Bee Park

We did some cooking during the sneak preview. Perhaps we are eligible for the “senior master chef”?? The dish we had to cook was fries with eggs

Notice anything odd? It has been a while since I cooked. I’m still pretty rusty.

This is the kitchen studio and I’m impressed that the management invested this facilities for the children. This gets my two thumbs up and I’m pretty sure this is the best selling factor for parents to send their kids here.

Clay painting could be your new hobby

Brunei Used Car

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Netcom Computer House

Hari Raya Open Houses

At AnakBrunei’s Open House

At Radisson’s Open House

At Radisson’s Open House

At Radisson’s Open House

At Radisson’s Open House

At Radisson’s Open House

At Radisson’s Open House

At b.mobile’s Open House

At b.mobile’s Open House

At Malaysia Airlines’ Open House

At Malaysia Airlines’ Open House

At Malaysia Airlines’ Open House

At Malaysia Airlines’ Open House. I met a chef from Tarindak D’ Seni and his name is also Rano

Chef Rano is under Hyatt Group and he take cares of the Tarindak D’ Seni Restaurant

Red Bull Tri-Nations Cup 2011

Representative from Red Bull and NFABD at the press conference yesterday

National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) and Red Bull, in the press conference jointly announced that first ever Red Bull Tri-Nations Cup 2011 will be held in Brunei Darussalam. Following the success of the Red Bull-NFABD Futsal Championship concluded recently, with confidence NFABD took the initiative to grant consent to co-organise the inaugural Red Bull Tri-Nations Cup. The one-day tournament featuring the champions from the tournaments in Malaysia and Singapore respectively will be held on 9th October 2011 at the Indoor Stadium, Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex. QAF FC “B” earned the right to compete in this club championship as the Champion of the Red Bull-NFABD Futsal Championship. Representing Singapore will be Team B.A., is made up of mostly youngsters. Though lacked in experience however they make up with speed and energy. It might be a mistake to rule them out of the title.

LTS FC came on top of the Futsal 5 Grand Final that was held in Kuala Lumpur recently. LTS FC stayed unbeaten in the closely contested Grand Final with 23 other finalists. There were 320 teams took part in the seven qualifying legs around Malaysia. LTS FC will be the team to watch as the players possess skill and speed. QAF FC “B” is expected to give them a good fight and with home crowds support, it will spring some surprises. The teams are expected to arrive on the 8th October. It is expected to a closely fought tournament to grab the elegant Challenge Trophy and the total prize money of B$8,000. (Champion – Cash Prize B$ 4,500, 1st Runner-Up – Cash Prize B$ 2,250 & 2nd Runner-Up B$1,250)

The tournament will kick off with the match between QAF FC and Team B.A. from Singapore. This tournament will be the first ever international tournament to be organized by NFABD. It is sanctioned by Asian Football Federation (AFC) and supported by Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and Football Association of the Republic of Singapore (FAS). Locally, this prestigious tournament is also supported by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Radio Televisyen Brunei, Brunei Press Sdn Bhd and other related government agencies.

“This tournament aims to promote closer ties amongst three nations and ultimately we hope this help raise the standard of futsal in this region” said the organiser. Later he also added that the tournament will be organized on a rotational basis amongst the nations. Next year it will Malaysia’s turn to host the teams. Freebies will be given to audience on first come first serve basis while stock lasts. A lucky draw with lucrative prizes including Samsung Galaxy-S2, return air tickets to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore will be given away. Image and press release courtesy of GreenCity Concept.


Moves like Jagger

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10 walked away with BND 500

Kempen Barakah BIBD was launched in conjunction with the three religious months of Ramadhan, followed by Syawal and then finally Zulkaedah. This is another way of BIBD’s showing their appreciation to their valued customers. It was launched last August and last weekend, they announced 10 lucky winners who walked away with BND 500 credited into their BIBD account. Awesome, aye??

Hj Minorhadi bin Hj Mirhassan, Head of Institutional Banking BIBD, presented the prizes to the winners. For your info, more than 7,600 entry forms were filled in since the launch of the campaign and majority of the forms came from the newly launched Debit Card. So this card must be pretty awesome for usage and accessibility.

The promotion will run for three months until November 15, 2011 and will give one lucky BIBD customer an opportunity to drive away in a brand new luxury Lexus CT200h car.

The winners of the 1st month

Hajah Dayang Siti binti Hj Lakim
Nurfitrisha Aliesha binti Abdullah Chua
Hj Ismail bin Ahmad
Muizzuddin bin Muhammad
Nor Syamsina binti Hj Bujang
Hjh Zahrah binti hj Yaakob
Dayang Aji binti Hj Damit
Mohammad Bahrin bin Mohammad Yusof
Asidah binti Abd Wahid
Ronny Loh Seng Fong

Happening this Thursday till Sunday

Make your dreams come true with the HSBC Fair at Times Square. I shall be dropping to see the activities in store for the public.

The Business Icons of Brunei

Khairi and Firdaus have worked really hard on the book. It will be launched some time in October 2011. You can make your pre-orders.

The ‘Business Icons’ team has set the price at an affordable $19.90 per book. Pre-order for limited copies will be at discounted price of $15.90. Pre-Order will be closed on 1st October 2011 so hurry up guys, don’t miss out this great opportunity to invest on this stimulating book.

Make your reservation TODAY by emailing your details to admin@phmdgroup.org. For more info, you can click here.

The 10 business icons that will be featured in the first book

Don’t forget to pre-order your books now!!!


Ulu2 is truly an amazing place

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Curtin University Sarawak

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The Royals and the Obamas

His Royal Highness Prince Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah (2nd R), the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah (L) with US President Barack Obama (R) and wife Michelle during a reception for heads of states at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Picture: Courtesy of Masri of Info Dept. Taken from The Brunei Times website

Happy 3rd Year Mr. Baker’s Bakeshop

Eric of Mr. Baker’s Bakeshop and Rizan of Beach Bunch during Mr. Baker’s Bakeshop 3rd Year Anniversary event last Sunday. Beach Bun also launched their “Beach Bun” at Mr. Baker’s Bakeshop. To read more, you can click image for more details

My Temburong Trip

More pictures and stories this week

The boat ride was fantastic and I really felt the connection with the river and the nature. We were heading to Ulu-Ulu Resort in Temburong

Even my friends enjoyed the boat ride… I don’t mind going back and forth though your butt might get a bit uncomfy.

This canopy walk is awesome but worth it and breath taking once you reach on the top

Ai Lin from Singapore and our friends helped renovated and painted one of the under privilege home at Bangar Town, Temburong. The family of five now can live in a much comfortable home.

Boustead Carnival 2011

Such a pity that the event has been moved from the Waterfront after the authorities cancelled their reservation with one week’s notice (Thumbs down for that). However, the event has been relocated to the Multi-Purpose Hall, Indoor Stadium

New promotion until 2nd October


BRB peeps.. Back on Monday :))

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Curtin University Sarawak

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iCentre Hari Raya Celebration

Expansys Technology guys

Adib Noor of The Brunei Times covered the event

They are everywhere.. Love their music and great entertainment value

The guys in green

The British High Commission also dropped by

One of them is famous on Instagram. Guess who?

Representing the team of Asia Inc Forum

The neighbours of iCentre :))

The Magician and the Tweet expertise

Haka routine gone wrong??

Inspired by Human Centipede?? *lol*

Times Square Hari Raya Celebration

It was quite a crowd that day. More than 10 refills required for the buffet

Amal of Times Square handed over green packet for the children

New dish – Idako Cheezo Maki

I also love the Wagyu Beef at Kitaro Japanese

This is pretty good – Idako Cheezo Maki

Interviews this Saturday & Sunday

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DST Open House

The music entertainment at DST Open House

This picture reminds me of CommunicAsia 2011… *memories*

Idris, CEO of DST with the members of the media

Syafiq at his best pose

Minister of Communication also dropped by

Kitaro Japanese was one of the caterers at DST Open House

Guests at DST Open House

Apparently one of them is a good “bluffer” haha

Hello ladies :))

New arrivals at Charles & Keith, The Mall


Barely Cute, Rabbit There

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

The Brunei National Team vs Aussie Youth Team at UBD Sports Complex. The match took place this morning. Image courtesy of Izzah

The Aussie team being briefed before the game

The Aussie Youth team beat the Brunei National Netball team 23-21.. Great match

The umpires of the match. Izzah (right) is one of the umpires.

Musical Garden Wedding Fair Oct 6-9

Most Photogenic Couple Contest

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How Fast is Fast? #BBF2011

It was mentioned that Brunei is included in the list of top 10 countries that have improved the most in terms of the “Ease of Doing Business” among the world. I know some would have disagreed with this notion especially those who are struggling to get their businesses in operation due to the procedures from the relevant agencies.

This topic was part of the Brunei Business Forum 2011 and it was brought up during the panel session where the Minister of Industry and Primary Resources, Pehin Dato Hj Yahya answered the questions put forward by the audience and it was moderated by Shazali Dato Sulaiman.

Pehin Dato Hj Yahya – “We may be faster than ourselves previously, but we are still not fast enough to catch on what (pace) other countries are moving, with what we have done. If we move two steps, countries like Vietnam are moving four steps.”

Dato Paduka Timothy Ong – “There are two findings. The first is that in the top 10 economies, there are three small countries: Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand. The second is that Brunei is not ranked very well, but is listed as one of the most improved. This shows that small countries, like Brunei, can be very highly ranked.”

Shazali Dato Sulaiman – “I believe that business associations such as Chambers of Commerce, YEAB and Women’s Business Councils should be involved in some of the SME initiatives and committees that were highlighted by YB Pehin Dato Yahya.

Year 2010 to Year 2029 has been designated the decade for the development of SMEs in Brunie which we were not aware of. This is to enable us to give Government feedback on some of their policies and also to give a ground level of assessment of the true position of SME’s in Brunei and what are the problems faced. We can also assist in giving solutions and ideas. What we want is a true Public Private Partnership where the Government is seen to be consulting the private sector with respect to policy and implementation issues.”

These were some of the quotes by Pehin Dato Hj Yahya, Dato Paduka Timothy Ong and Shazali Dato Sulaiman at the Brunei Business Forum 2011. Brunei is still playing the catch up game in improving steps on “Ease of Doing Business”. This is still one of the big issues here in Brunei and we hope the relevant agencies take this matter seriously.

Pehin Dato Hj Yahya and Shazali Dato Sulaiman during the Brunei Business Forum 2011

Dato Paduka Timothy Ong shared about Brunei’s improvement in the Ease of Doing Business

MIPR Deputy Permanent Secretary Hj Mohd Riza DP Hj Mohd Yunos and Executive Director of Asia Inc Forum, Stuart Kemp

Mr. Setiawan Purnamahadi, the General Manager of Butra Heidelberg Cement and Vincent Ho, CEO of HSBC Brunei

Rizan Latif and Alan W.K. Tan of @beachbunch

@harimaulim aka TigerLim was also there to take some shots

Steve McCoy, founder of Counterpoint (Malaysia)

Gwen raising questions relating to labour quota issues

Oz Ahmed, Associate Director, Wholesale Banking, HSBC Amanah Malaysia, giving some insights on Islamic Finance

Delwin Keasberry, Founder of @BruneiTweet and ProjekBrunei also attended the #BBF2011

New arrival at ETA

Prepaid electricity card now available at Incomm

The new Power Kad was launched at BRIDEX yesterday. Now you can buy prepaid electricity vouchers at Incomm and you don’t have to go all the way to DES to purchase your prepaid vouchers

The simple steps to follow for Power Kad

Once you receive the 20-digit token on your phone, you can key in the digits on the prepaid meter

Hari Raya Open House pictures


Win some, lose some

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Favourites UBD and MD reach finals

I missed the morning session.. It was perhaps one of the best rounds in the University category where University of Brunei Darussalam edged ITB in the semi-finals of the BSP UBD Green Debate. I should also thanked @izamwrites for the constant updates on the morning session of the debate. For your info, UBD is represented by @sengyeeciara and two crews from @UBDFM – @JMaxine @ickydoodles.

The 2011 BSP UBD Green Debate was successfullly organised by the Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sendirian Berhad (BSP) and Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and the preliminaries took place at The Core at UBD. The topics were relating to environmental issues and sustainability.

This is one way to heighten the awareness and importance of Brunei Darussalam’s environmental leadership. The mission of the debate is to provide a premier debate platform for Brunei students on global environmental issues with the vision of nurture and environmentally conscious leaders for the sustainable development of Brunei Darussalam.

This year, there are two categories – University and Pre-university. In total, there are 12 participating teams from three districts. In the finals of the University category, UBD will square off against UNISSA. In the finals of the Pre-University category, Sekolah Menangah Sayyidina Ali (SMSA) will face off against Maktab Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah (MD).

The finals will take place at The Empire Hotel, 20th October 2011. If you want to read the judges’ comments, you can click [click here].

Chairperson and time keeper of the debate

Seng Yee Ciara was superb for UBD against KUPUSB

Frederick of MTSSR was pretty entertaining in his delivery

Hanna of MS was awesome. I love how she brought up her points.

A student preparing for her debate

The topic of climate change was being debated

MD was victorious as they reached the finals of the 2011 BSP UBD Green Debate

The same night UBDFM launched its brand new show called “Date Night with Maxine and Zirah”. The new show will commence every Thursday 8-11pm in which they will invite special guests every week.

At the show premier, UBD FM invited 3 debaters who competed at the BSP UBD Green Debate: “Frederick” from MTSSR, “Jason” from ITB and “Hanna” from Maktab science, in which they discussed about their fun experiences at the green debate as well as their preparations before the date itself. Hanna from Maktab Science did a supercool rap for UBD FM! Images courtesy of UBD FM.

The debaters hanging out at UBD FM

Dj Khalz taking the opportunity to explain the advantages of using the B-Mobile Ideos Google phone and the benefits of subscribing to B-Mobile as a student. B-Mobile is one of UBDFM main sponsors

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Movies I caught lately

Nasi Lemak 2.0 My bad, my bad.. My assumptions were wrong. I thought it was a purely Malay movie just because it was produced in Malaysia by Prodigee Media. I opted to catch this movie because of the rave reviews I’ve been hearing from my peers. AnakBrunei caught the movie twice, SP gave it a thumbs up and recommended me to catch because of the great message it relays to the audience.

I have to agree that there’s such a great message with a sense of unity as well among different races in Malaysia. This also can be said for other regional countries and even Brunei. The movie reminds me of the Stephen Chow era where he produced and acted in ridiculous yet entertaining movies (Shaolin Soccer, Kungfu Hustle). Nasi Lemak can be similarly said of the same genre but not that extent. It does have its flaws but I was still entertained and not too bothered by it. Oh yeah, there are some sexual innuendos if you are sharp enough to notice it. Then again, some of the scenes were pretty obvious. Verdict: 7.5/10

Johnny English Reborn. What can I say about Rowan Atkison? If I were to choose between Rob Schneider and Rowan Atkison, the former gets the thumb from me. This is the sequel to Johnny English (2003) and what can you expect from a Rowan Atkison movie. I’m not a big fan of Mr. Bean movies though so I might just be slightly biased. Then again, I was still entertained by the lameness, the stupidity and the slap-stick humour which some were predictable at most times.

There was once that I was laughing in tears because @delgoh suddenly cracked up laughing at one scene by himself *lol* Don’t expect a brilliant plot or script. Keep your expectations lower and you will surely enjoy this flick. What surprised me was the the clapping ovation it received in the end. I just hope they were clapping for the lameness of the movie. Verdict: 7/10

Contagion. This movie is not for kids or children. Perhaps it’s the mature theme it contained. This is similar to epidemic movies such as Outbreak or 28 Days Later. Well, frankly speaking I love 28 Days Later because it was very edgy and full of suspense. Yes, Contagion did give me some sense of suspense but it was not something I would rate very high.

There are some famous casts in the movie and all of them played brilliantly in their respective roles. I became more aware on how such epidemic can cause a shift in a society or a community. There are some flaws in the movies that I won’t go further into. Catch this movie and you might learn a thing or two. For me, it was pleasant enough and worth the watch. Verdict: 7/10

Friends with benefits. Another Justin Timberlake movie. So what happened to his music career? Well, I’m still pretty impressed with his filmography though. Both his movies Bad Teacher and Friends with Benefits are reaping $$$ and let’s not forget his 2010 success in movies (Shrek Forever After, The Social Network and Yogi Bear).

I’m pretty sure this movie won’t even make it to the local cinemas. The title speaks for itself and the content of the movie is something that the censorship board will have problems dealing with *lol* I kinda enjoyed this movie though this is not a politically moral story that should be followed by example. I won’t go further into details but this is definitely not for kids. Verdict: 7/10

Smurf. Ok, this is one movie that I mentioned that I won’t catch but “someone” persuaded me *lol* I read the reviews on Rottentomatoes.com and I knew what to expect for this animated movie. I grew up watching Smurf mind you but I wasn’t really impressed with the trailers. Smurf will always be smurf and I think majority of the female audience are drawn by the cuteness of the blue creature. For me, it was nothing exciting but definitely a good movie for families. It’s running low on screening now in local cinemas but I’m pretty sure quite a lot have caught this movie. Verdict: 6/10


Embracing the old and the new

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

2nd evacuation in one year

This incident happened back in November 2010 where one of the stalls at The Mall Food Court somehow caught on fire. So most of the stalls were closed for safety reasons and there was also an evacuation back then.

10 months later, it happened again. The source of the incident is unclear but from an eye witness, it was only a black smoke from one of the stalls and not a fire. The evacuation only last an hour and kudos to the “Bomba” and the authorities for making sure the safety of the people in the building.

This afternoon, around 4:15pm, the incident happened and everyone was asked to evacuate the building due to a black smoke from one of the stalls. Great news is that no one is hurt or injured. Thanks also to my followers on Twitter for updating me information and also @harimaulim for alerting me on the news.

I’m sure the relevant authorities will look into this matter and investigate the cause of it. It’s still unknown to what may have cause this. By the way, the businesses at The Mall is back to normal after the situation has been cleared and safe for business. I will be catching a movie tonight at The Mall Cineplex so it’s good thing that businesses are not affected. Thank you to @zzqh for the images on Twitter.

People waiting outside The Mall after being asked to evacuate the building. Image by @zzqh

The Bomba guys came down to contain the hazard and it was back to business in an hour or so. Image by @zzqh

One of the staff of the shop actually brought down the cash register drawer. Image by @zzqh

This was taken back in November and this is a screenshot of the video made by @harimaulim aka TigerLim. Click image to see video

Tiong Ho and Yvonne’s wedding 9/11

Yvonne and Tiong Ho were getting ready for the reception at Manggis Mall

At the reception table. The ladies in pink were wearing Bajoo Boutique dresses.

Sharon and Yazid were among the guests

Yvonne and Tiong Ho waiting for their cue to walk in

A special aisle walk started off by Relentless dancers

They were dancing to Party Rock Anthem

Here comes the bride and the groom

The family members and guests during the wedding reception

Another terrific performance by Relentless Entertainment dancers

Yvonne and Tiong Ho in their second attire of the night

Yvonne with her friends who attended the reception

A toast to the newly weds

Guests heading off after the wedding

A family group photo of the groom and the bride

Missing from the group was SY as she attended another wedding in Sg

Close friends of the groom and the bride

Looking for wedding gifts?

This is always the question that newly weds always encounter.. Where or what should they buy their wedding gifts or souvenirs for their guests? Apparently one of my friends has a side business and they actually can order for you from a popular wholesaler, Yovell and they have corporate office in Singapore too. The wholesaler specialized in wedding gifts apart from other souvenir or corporate gifts.

In fact, it doesn’t necessarily have to be wedding souvenirs as they also have choices for corporate gifts, birthday giveaways and many more. Perhaps the best part of Yovell is the packaging and the tags. They also have great quality in their products so you won’t be disappointed even paying at a reasonable and affordable price.

So here’s the procedure to follow.

1) Visit the website Yovell
2) Choose the product you want
3) Contact 877-2910 or email james_2910@hotmail.com
4) Of course, the beauty of this is you can negotiate on prices and perhaps more benefits to enjoy

Green Apple Candle as a wedding souvenir

Forever love paperweight

Forever Luxe Ring Pillow

World Hunger Meal from KFC

KFC latest promotion

Happenings at Radisson this week

Blood drive and Open House at Radisson Hotel


Red Devils continue 100% run

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Ogy is set for Sepang 1000KM

The stage is set.. A few more months and the Red Bull Rookies team will be competing in the Sepang 1000KM race this December. I will be there for the coverage and let’s hope her team can complete the endurance race. Last year, the rookies team came 28th out of 56 teams. Impressive.. This year is gonna be tough as well.

One of the racers is no other than Ogy who will represent Brunei for the Red Bull Rookies team. She missed the cut earlier on but re-selected for a second chance and she capitalised on the opportunity given. She joins Siti Shahkirah, Mark Darwin (of Malaysia) and Emmiline Alexis Ang (of Singapore).

I managed to catch up with Ogy for a quick interview two Saturdays ago. All the best, Ogy..

Siti Shahkirah, Ogy, Emmiline and Mark to represent Red Bull Rookies Team. Taken from Red Bull Rookies Facebook Page

The Interview with Ogy

Mr. RA What drives you to take part in Red Bull Female Driver Search / RB21 Search?
Ogy: It was always been my dream, my passion and with the full support from my family and friend it make me more confident to join the Red Bull Female Driver Search.

Mr. RATell us about your personality and how does it fit or influence you to be involved in motorsports?
Ogy: I consider myself strong, responsible, fast learner, independent, and optimistic. I know what I want in life. I am eager to learn and gain new experience which could further more my knowledge and to polish my talent where I believe there are no boundaries or limits for learning and we actually learning almost every minutes or everyday life.

Mr. RA What do you think of the programme (Red Bull Female Driver Search)?
Ogy: This programme is actually open the mind of the women out there where I find it rare. This is the only opportunity for the ladies to pursuit their dream.

Mr. RA How did you find out about the search?
Ogy: When you told me about the search, I straight send my application during the 1st year. I was selected to top 20 but unfortunately due to some unforeseen circumstances I have to reject it. At the second year search I reapply again.

Mr. RA How do you fit in the team and how is it like being a part of the Red Bull Rookies?
Ogy: I often had mistaken being the youngest because I’m petite despite that I am the eldest among all. Being a rookie not only improve on my driving skill and also my social skill.

This was back in January during the selection

The five selected drivers back during the selection in March

Ogy attending the theory lesson back in March

Ogy practising on the Sepang track in March

Mr. RA Who are the people in your lives who have given you the encouragement and inspiration to push yourselves through this challenge?
Ogy: My family and friends give me the encouragement and Haji Harith Aziz one of the success go-kart driver that insipire me so much and give me the motivation to do well and gives me basic training about driving and also from my Sportbikes friends, Maman.

Mr. RA What do you think are the challenges that you’ll face as a racer?
Ogy: The professional drivers are the challenges that I worry about at the moment. Since them have an advantages they us which still new in this motorsport.

Mr. RA In your own views and opinions, what do you think are the criteria that a person should have to be a successful racer?
Ogy: Optimistic, independence and smart and do not panic.

Mr. RA Do you think that in the upcoming Sepang 1000KM, you are able to perform better than the past years participants?
Ogy: I’ll try my best to be more better or atleast at the same level with the previous rookies. I want to be physically and mentally trained and I hope I wont panic.

Mr. RA Do you think that the ‘Red Bull Rookies’ are able to change the perception that ‘women are bad drivers’? Ogy: Yes, this will show to the man out there that women also can drive fast and safe too. For those with low confidence, don’t be scared. Always fasten your seat belt and drive the correct lane.

Emmiline and Ogy were back for training in August

Emmiline and Ogy can’t wait for December’s race

Co-team manager Wong Chin Toon with Ogy during the interview recently

Mr. RA What do you have to say about racing on normal road?
Ogy: Racing is different the feel is there, I can feel the pressure but it was fun I enjoy it. On normal road you have to be very discipline and put extra care you not driving by your own but might effect others innocent live.

Mr. RA What kind of a driver are you? (Aggressive, patient, etc?)
Ogy: I consider myself as an aggressive driver on the track but I’m quite the opposite on a normal road as I am more displined.

Mr. RA Have you ever felt intimidated during the race or generally driving on the road? Tell us your experience.
Ogy: Yes, when I was about to bump in with Ameerah during the final selection but luckly I managed to control the car and I do not panic.

Mr. RA How has the driving courses by AADA helped you hone your driving skills?
Ogy: The experience during the course helps me upgrade my driving skill.

Mr. RA Do you have any specific driver that you look up to?
Ogy: Leona Chin ex rookies.

Task-Ready Jet Set “IT”

Get task-ready with the Gift-with-purchase 2011 “IT” bag. Shoppers simply spend $180 and above in a single receipt to receive the “IT” bag and also to qualify as a Charles & Keith privilege card members. Existing privilege card members to spend only $120.Promotion begins 16 September 2011.

Another clean up at Jerudong Beach

As much as 418.5 kilogrammes of waste materials was successfully collected within 1.5hr by a group of 151 volunteers who participated at the Beach Bunch clean-up at Jerudong Beach yesterday morning. The collected waste, comprising 100kg of plastic, 1.5kg aluminiums and 317kg of general waste were loaded to a recycling company pick-up truck for recycling process.

The clean-up campaign has received encouraging responses from members of the public as well as eco-friendly groups in the country. It was also participated by Poni Divers group who conducted under water cleanup.

The co-founder of Brunei’s Beach Bunch, Mr Alan Tan said, “This is the second time Beach Bunch has organised a clean-up. Today is the third Saturday of September and an International Coastal Cleanup Day is usually held all around the world and it is the second time Brunei have participated in such event.” He said Beach Bunch has been very committed to carry out this mission to clean up beaches because they try to show to the world that they care about the world. Mr Alan said: “We are doing the cleanup in conjunction with the Ocean Conservancy, Project Aware and Cleanup The World, in order to help keep our waterways clean.”

On the third Saturday of September, data will be compiled and send to Ocean Conservancy, which they will put in an international database. He said, “Ocean Conservancy is basically a non-profit organisation in the United States that organises clean-ups and underwater clean-ups. He said Ocean Conservancy had been very supportive of us and when they first heard about what we have been doing, they asked us to join them.

“We conducted an event at Serasa Beach, which was participated by 56 volunteers including divers, jet skiers and individuals. And this year, the respond was very encouraging and we were very happy.

“The last time we held a similar campaign in Serasa Beach, we managed to collect more than 400kg worth of waste within two hours with only 65 volunteers. “It is very sad to see the state of the Jerudong Beach. A load of rubbish is seen washed up on the seashore left by people,” he said.

Lisa helping out with the membership for Beach Bunch

In the end, they managed to collect at least 480 kilo of waste

The ladies from AsiaIncForum also volunteered

They found a huge net that was stuck in the sand

Jan Shim taking a close-up shot of the students

Tiger, I caught you on camera again.. Want to play that game again? LOL

When asked what was his advice to the public, he said they want to show to the younger generation of how to go green and have a better and healthy environment. Another cleanup event will be held in Tutong, Belait and Brunei-Muara Districts next year, and the campaign will be held at the same time as this year.

Alan also said that the Beach Bunch will continue to encourage Bruneians and the general public to help in looking after the beaches and help protect them as much as possible as well as reduce the wastage.

He said at the moment, Beach Bunch is trying to reach towards the younger generation through educating the students and schools by inviting them to join the clean-up events.

He also said that the Poni Divers is also helping them carrying out the underwater clean-up projects. Cikgu Nur Alya who led a group from Tumpuan Telisai Primary School said, “Our group is from the Girl Guide comprising students from Year One and Year Five, aged six to 11 years old.”

The volunteers were groups from STPRI, ISB, JIS, Yayasan SHHB, Girls Guide from Tumpuan Telesai Primary School, Maktab Duli, ITB, UBD, Ahmad Zaki group, Sharul Group as well as other individuals.

At the end of the event, the volunteers received certificates from the Beach Bunch President. [Text by Achong Tanjong, Borneo Bulletin].

Students checking the content of the rubbish

The guys from Beach Bunch are always super active in beach clean-ups

The segregation of waste is important too

Rizan Latif helping out last weekend

Divers getting ready for the coastal clean up

More than 10 divers geared up for the clean up

It was tough for some divers because of the high waves. In the end, not much rubbish was collected from their efforts at the coastal area

The guys from Yayasan also volunteered during the clean up

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Mini draw for Cool Tones

Cool Tones, B-mobile’s exclusive Ring Back Tone Service and Buzz today held its 2nd monthly mini draw in conjunction with its current promo with Ford Premier, Win A Car draw. The mini draw was held at Secret Recipe at The Mall, Gadong.

All Cooltones Unlimited and Buzz subscribers are invited to attend the mini draw event. To be eligible for the mini draw, only those who subscribed to both Buzz and Cooltones unlimited will be entitle to win prizes. The grand prize fro the 2nd Mini draw is a B-Mobile smart phone –Pure.

Also in conjunction with the Festive Hari Raya celebration, all attendees for the event will be served with light refreshments and Hari Raya cakes. For the Win A Car grand draw entitles lucky subscribers of both Buzz and CoolTones Unlimited to stand a chance to win a Ford Fiesta. Other prizes to be won include an Apple iPhone, iMac, LED Plasma TV, Sony PS3 and more. Every month mobile numbers of subscribers who subscribed to both services will be entered into the draw box to be drawn for the grand draw.

Main sponsors participating in this Win A Car promo are B-Mobile Communications, Aewon Brunei, EZY Printing Services, CheezBox Café & Restaurant, KFC Brunei, BruneiPress, Cityneon Brunei, Syarikat Malar Setia, MVision Brunei, Huawei Brunei, TelBru Sdn Bhd, and QQeStore. The Grand Draw will be drawn in March 2012 next year.

For more info on the Win A Car promo, you can visit Cool Tones official website at www.3g.com.bn or via mobile browser at wap.3g.com.bn.

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