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Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

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Education exhibition in February

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RA Quiz winners for SCB “Run for a Reason”

In conjunction with the recent launch and announcement of the Standard Chartered Brunei Half Marathon 2012, Ranoadidas ran a special Twitter contest relating to the event.

Five lucky Twitterers were awarded prizes for their tweets on guessing the correct category that Rano would run in the event and another five lucky Twitterers were awarded prizes for being the first five to come back with the correct answer on the deadline of registration for the upcoming Half Marathon event.

A prize presentation for winners was held at the Standard Chartered Bank, Main Branch, Bandar Seri Begawan . Present at the event were Rano Iskandar from ranoadidas.com and Jennifer Kang, Head of Cooperate Affairs and Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank.

All ten winners walked away with exclusive Standard Chartered Merchandise. I am constantly on the look out for new and fun ways to engage our community on upcoming events in the country. The Standard Chartered Half Marathon 2012 is a highly anticipated event with a lot of buzz and excitement around it. Hence, it was an obvious choice to run a special Twitter contest relating to this event. And do you know that the registration has reached 850 participants and it’s rising every day. Awesome!!!

Jennifer Kang, Head of Cooperate Affairs and Marketing Manager, Standard Chartered Bank said: “We are grateful to Rano for his help in further enhancing awareness on our upcoming Half Marathon event through this contest. This will truly contribute positively towards our event. Congratulations to all the winners.”

Jennifer Kang, Head of Cooperate Affairs and Marketing Manager, Standard Chartered Bank, talking to the winners of the RA Twitter quiz

Jennifer Kang with the winners – @han316 @sir_abu @zero_fantasies @iamarifzainal @mika_193 and @hanizamalidin

The Standard Chartered Brunei Half Marathon 2012 is organised by Standard Chartered Bank with the strong support from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and the Brunei Athletics Association. The Standard Chartered Half Marathon Brunei 2012 is proudly sponsored by Telbru, TOTAL, Borneo Bulletin, Media Permata, GetFit CrossFit, MixMediaWorx, Radisson Hotel, Royal Brunei Airlines, Suci, Sunlit Advertising and 100 Plus. This event is also supported by ThreeG Media Sdn Bhd.

The deadline to register for the Standard Chartered Charity Run 2011 is 18 March 2012 or when maximum capacities are reached. Interested individuals are encouraged to sign up early to avoid disappointment of limited spaces. Categories are capped at 500 participants for the 21km category, 1,000 participants for the 10km category, 1,500 participants for the 5km run and 2,000 participants for the 2.5km category.

All of the proceeds raised for the Run will benefit the Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Fund for Orphans (DANA) and Standard Chartered Bank’s Seeing Is Believing Programme.

For further details about the Standard Chartered Brunei please visit our website www.scbruneihalfmarathon.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/SCBruneiHalfMarathon2012 or call Standard Chartered Phone Banking at 265 8000.

Another kind gesture from SCB as all were given SCB umbrella because of the drizzle yesterday

New place, new experience

During my recent trip to KK, I had the privilege to try out the newest hotel at KK, Sabah and it’s at Ming Garden Hotel. Location wise, it’s pretty close to Times Square and only 10-15 minutes drive to the airport.

My stay was awesome though I only stayed over night. I chose the apartment and it was a pretty good choice for me. It was quite awkward though that I checked in a two-bedroom apartment. I love the facilities they have in the apartment though I have to say the apartment was too big for me. This is just nice if you are traveling with a couple of friends and even for Brunei families that usually come in numbers. Hence, I highly recommend this apartment for those traveling to KK.

I have yet to try the hotel side of Ming Garden Hotel but I shall leave that to my next trip. Oh yeah, the food is pretty delicious too. I had my lunch and breakfast at Golden Dew Bistro. Oh yeah, apparently the hotel also has some tie up with b.mobile so you can enjoy some discounts as well.

When you stay at Ming Garden Hotel, you will “come as a guest, return as a friend”. To find out more, click here.

The exterior look of Ming Garden Hotel

Rosewood Lounge at Ming Garden Hotel

The awesome guys from Ming Garden Hotel and they are doing a great job there

This area is yet to open and it’s located near the apartment side of the Ming Garden

My keycard and I’ve this in my collection too *shhhhh…*

This was the apartment I was staying at.. I like the concept too

There’s a pantry and very handy for family usage

The master bedroom of the apartment and yes, the floor is wifi ready and it’s complimentary

This is the Junior Suite from the hotel side of Ming Garden

I had the breakfast buffet at Golden Dew Bistro

The Nasi Lemak Nyonya Baba is a recommended dish on the ala carte

Oh yeah, another bonus about Ming Garden is the vast basement carpark (2 levels) and as you know, parking is always an issue especially for Bruneians who drive up to KK and it’s complimentary too

These are the special rates at Ming Garden Hotel. Click image to find out more.

BICTA continues roadshow

It’s a never-ending roadshow for BICTA organisers to Government Tertiary Education Institutions and Secondary Schools. BICTA stands for Brunei ICT Awards competition and it’s one of the biggest IT competition.

So what’s the idea behind the numerous roadshows for BICTA? One reason is create more awareness and interest among students on the upcoming BICTA and who knows they will represent Brunei in the regional APICTA 2012 where Brunei bagged a few big awards last December 2011.

The workshop sessions are pretty informal as you can judge from the images below and the attendees are urged to join the workshop as the seats are limited. This workshop is also ideal for those who wants to start from scratch. Well, it’s like a walk through session and the workshop will give the students more knowledge on what’s expected during the competition.

Lately the BICTA roadshow has been conducted in Saint Andrew’s School, Sultan Sharif Ali Secondary School, WASAN Vocational School, St Georges School and DPM Al-Muthadee Billah Gadong College.

The roadshow started from 7th Feb and will go on throughout the whole month of February. Any interested schools and institutions may contact the BICTA representatives at 2323232 or via email at bicta@aiti.gov.bn or visit the BICTA website at www.bicta.gov.bn Images below courtesy of AITI.

BICTA roadshow at Sultan Sharif Ali Secondary School

BICTA roadshow at St. Andrew’s School

BICTA roadshow at St. George’s School

BICTA roadshow at WASAN Vocational School



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