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Archive for 28/09/2011


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



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