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Dua Minggu unleashed

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

2012 Regatta Brunei Darussalam

Members of the public are welcome to view full-dress rehearsals for a cultural performance in-conjunction with the 2012 Regatta Brunei Darussalam at the BSB Waterfront on the evening of January 20 (tonight) starting from 8pm.

The actual performance will be held on the eve of the regatta (January 21) and will only be open to regatta participants and committee members attending a welcoming reception for this year’s Regatta Brunei Darussalam.

Speaking during &media briefing yesterday, Co:chairman of the Media and Publicity Committee of the 2012 Regatta Brunei Darussalam, Pg Hj Mohiddin bin Pg Badaruddin, said that the full-dress rehearsals are a great opportunity for members of the public to bring their families and view the cultural performance organised specially by the Tourism Development Board.

The regatta is scheduled to begin on Sunday, in front of the BSB Waterfront in the capital, ending a decades-long hiatus. The full-day spectacle will see four main races take place involving high-speed boats, traditional water taxis, jet-skis and long-boats as the main race event.

A total of 1,125 local and foreign participants from Malaysia and Indonesia will take part in additions to participants of ministries, departments, private companies and local mukims.

To add further entertainment, a marching band performance will be held on January 22 by the Brunei Royal Police Force and Prisons Department.
According to Pg Hj Mohiddin, some 110 vendors will set up booths and food stalls along Jalan Roberts and Jalan Pemancha to showcase local products starting tonight until January 22. Road closures for these roads will start today.

He added that this corresponds to the objective of the event, which is to “enliven the atmosphere around the capital and generate economic activities through the participation of local SMEs”.

The Brunei River will be closed on January 22, from 6am until the regatta is over. All vessels and boats should refrain from entering the Brunei River during the regatta and follow the instructions of the authorities.

Preparing for the event on Sunday at the BSB Waterfront

Road closure on Sunday, 22nd January at Bandar. Graphics from The Brunei Times.

The organisers also wish to inform the public that major road closures will take place on the actual day between 6am and 6pm, with the roads affected including JaIan McArthur, Jalan Pemancha, Jalan Pretty, Jalan Sultan and Jalan Caton.

For the convenience of the public, shuttle bus services will be provided from three locations – the Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah, SOAS College and the Royal Regalia.
To avoid traffic congestion and to ensure the event’s success and the safety of spectators, members of the public are urged to abide by the rules and regulations set by security and medical officials.

The river regatta on the Brunei River dates back to the days of the Awang Semaun era. Organisers hope that this regatta will bring back the glory days of decades-old traditions and become an annual event in Brunei’s sporting calendar.

The 2012 Regata Brunei Darussalam is organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs and supported by other government agencies such as the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports; Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources; Royal Brunei Police Force; and the Land Transport Department. Text by Aziz Idris of Borneo Bulletin.

Each-a-Cup at Airport Mall

Today is the opening of Each a Cup at The Airport Mall and this will be their 3rd branch (One at The Mall, Gadong and the other at Times Square). The interesting concept for this particular outlet at Airport Mall is that it offers a new revolutionary concept of “Each-a-Brew” where brewing tea on the spot to bring out 100% freshness of the drink. Awesome, huh? You can check out Cuterabbit’s post on Each a Cup too.

Do expect spme wider varieties of healthy drinks such as peach oolong tea, millet mush (mashed wholegrain) and cranberry flavoured drinks to name a few. Their green tea is made from the sprout of tea leaf which contains significant amounts of Vitamin C. Not only they have nutritional energy boost but are delicious (sakura, orange, mango, jadeite, pineapple flavour).

Check out their new toppings too – almond, coconut jelly, korea apple bits.

By the way, there are only some drinks available at Airport Mall outlet.

• Coco Raspberry for chocolate lovers
• Red/Green tea with cream if you like whipped cream
• Earl Grey Milk tea (Singapore all time favourite)
• Summer Mango Mix with Peach (fruity and refreshing)
• Matcha with Red Bean is back

The new outlet of Each A Cup at The Airport Mall

The cool straws of Each A Cup

One of the machines used for Each a Cup

My favourite is the Coffee Oreo with coconut jelly

The packaging theme is Chinese New Year for Each a Cup. We managed to get all the different designs

The latest menu for Each a Cup at Airport Mall only

Plants vs Zombies at ETA

Oddy’s Quest tomorrow

The second musical entitled “Oddy’s Quest II: A Journey In Search of a Home” by Society for the Management of Autism Related Issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei has been in the works for the past six months and will finally be staged this Saturday, January 21 at the Indera Samudra Grand Hall, The Empire Hotel & Country Club.

A press conference was held recently during a full dress rehearsal at The Empire Hotel and Country Club.

During the press conference, SMARTER President Malai Hj Abdullah Hj Malai Othman stated that the musical is a fund-raising event and was initially planned to happen in October 2011 but was postponed to January 2012.

“We are better prepared and our children are fully bloomed. This is a part of SMARTER’s Community Adaptation Programme (CAP) to develop people skills for the children and also for other people to learn how to communicate with the children,” said the president.

During the rehearsal, SMARTER Brunei was presented with a cheque by Lotus Light Charity Society (LLCS), where the Chairman of LLCS Yeo Tiong Lok handed over a $3,000 cheque to Malai Hj Abdullah on behalf of SMARTER Brunei.

During the event, additional support by local performer Feez Madea accompanied by guitarist Tom will also be expected, followed by performances by siblings of the Individuals With Autism (IWA), SMARTER therapists and volunteers from UBD.

Tickets for the charity musical are priced at $30 and $50. Merchandises from the musical will also be on sale on the day.

For those who are not able to acquire the merchandises, Malai Hj Abdullah mentioned that it will be available at all SMARTER Brunei centres in Sengkurong, Jerudong and Kuala Belait. Text courtesy of Zatty Joanda of The Brunei Times.

Soundtrack is available as well

The wristband merchandise will be for sale

Tickets are selling very well and expect a full house tomorrow night

Image by Dinostudioku@Photography Production&Services 2012©Hj Dino

One of the moments during the dress rehearsal recently. Image by Dinostudioku@Photography Production&Services 2012©Hj Dino

Dua Minggu, our mini version of TimeOut

It’s never an easy thing to run a newsletter or page leaflet of the happenings in Brunei. Yesterday iBudaya introduced a new publication of newsletter called DuaMinggu which is a two-week publication. They have printed at least 10,000 copies for the 1st issue. You find the copies at Bello Cafe, Jerudong International School and Fitness zone for the moment. Do expect for wider distribution in the next few days.

Yesterday, Sheikh Jamaluddin, CEO of Brunei Tourism Board, lauded the efforts of Anais Maro and Cecilia Castilla of iBudaya for making DuaMinggu a possible project and the launch event took place at Radisson Hotel.

We shall see what the next edition will contain. Keep up the great work, ladies and congratulations on the 1st issue.

10,000 copies waiting to be distributed around Brunei

Anais Maro of iBudaya and Reeda Malik of Anakbrunei.org listening to the opening remarks of Sheikh Jamaluddin

This is the official logo of iBudaya

Sheikh Jamaluddin doing the honours of opening the first box

So who will be the lucky one to get the newsletter once it drops?

Idham Abas and Azhani Abu Danial were among the guests yesterday

Christina of Pentagram Design, Anais and Cecilia of iBudaya

Ardiwi of iCentre, DJ Izan of Pilihan FM, Sheikh Jamaluddin of Brunei Tourism Board and Cecilia of IA Salon posing with the 1st edition of DuaMinggu

This is the 1st edition of DuaMinggu. More to come!!!



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