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Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Singapore Food Festival

Singapore Food Festival is back to The Airport Restaurant for the fifth time. The popular Singapore delicacies begin from 27 February and will last till 11 March 2012.

Come and meet Chef Skuter who has flown all the way from Singapore to present you the authentic Singapore specialities authentic Singapore cuisine including the popular Singapore Ponggol Chili Crab, Nyonya Popiah, Singapore Chicken Rice, Singapore Mee Rebus, Mee Siam A la Singapura, Ayam Pongteh, Itek Sioh, Daging Bakar Cincaluk, Rojak Geylang and many more choices.

In the previous Singapore food festivals, the most popular dishes included Ponggol Chilli Crab, Singapore Chicken Rice, Mee Rebus, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Mee Siam and Ayam Pongteh. The food festival was launched on 27 February 2012 by the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Yang Mulia Awang Haji Mohd Rozan bin Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yunos and witnessed by the High Commissioner of Singapore to Brunei Darussalam, Mr. Joseph Koh, Attending the launching ceremony were special guests, representatives from government sectors, Singapore High Commission, co-business and promotion partners and RBC.

RBC General Manager, Haji Omar Ali bin Haji Mohd Daud conveyed his gratitude to the High Commissioner of Singapore to Brunei Darussalam for their great support to this food festival. Special thanks to RBC promotion partners for this food promotion including Singapore Tourism Board, Singapore Airlines, Grand Hyatt Singapore, Baiduri Bank, Yamaha BM-Supply Motor Sdn Bhd, Sedap Corner and Fish & Co.

Tuan Hj Rozan sharing an account of his injured hand to His Excellency Joseph Koh before the launch of the Singapore Food Festival

Chef Skuter aka Bob appeared after the launch of the Singapore Food Festival. Present was also the RBC General Manager, Hj Omar Ali.

Exchanging of souvenirs between the Singapore High Commission and Royal Brunei Catering as Tuan Haji Rozan looked on

This will be the third I’ve bumped into him. You should pay a visit to his restaurant in Singapore if you happen to be there 😀

Wantan Mee with Char Siew Chicken

The Lucky Draw prizes are contributed by Grand Hyatt Singapore and Singapore Airlines. Our new business partner, Fish & Co provided sponsor vouchers for quizzes on Kristal FM. Baiduri Bank made great contribution to the promotion and extended Exclusive Discounts for Baiduri Cardholders. Singapore Tourism Board provided marketing collaterals and Yamaha BM-Supply Motor Sdn Bhd supported the display of scooters at The Airport Restaurant during the promotion.

During this promotional period, all dine-in guests are entitled for the Special Draw to win special prizes including Two Return Air Tickets to Singapore with complimentary accommodation of 3 days 2 nights at Grand Hyatt Singapore.

The Exclusive Discounts for Baiduri cardholders are 15% discounts for Infinite & Platinum with additional 10% discount upon presenting RBC Dining Privilege Card; 10% for RBA Amex Card and 5% for Gold, Classic and Debit Card.

Great News for Baiduri cardholders as Chef Skuter will be conducting cooking classes for invited cardholders.

His Excellency Joseph Koh said Singapore must be a food paradise of unexpected pleasures and “eating out” is part of Singapore’s culture, heritage and national identity. He also spoke of a website HungryGoWhere which is very useful when he wants to hunt for food. Apparently he also keep up to date with the Golden Legacy written by Tuan Hj Rozan in The Brunei Times.

Guess who was present there during the Singapore Food Festival? Celebrity Bront Palarae, the famous star from Ombak Rindu, though he moved to the coffee house since the buffet wasn’t officially opened yet and he had to catch a flight

The famous rojak was there too.. Yum yum!!!

Any of you a crab lover? I’m one but I stayed away since it will be a mess if I had one *lol*

This is beef chinchaluk

I managed have an photo opportunity with Ombak Rindu stars

The Daily promotion Buffet Lunch is at $19.90 per adult and $10.00 per child served from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm. The Buffet Dinner is at $29.90 per adult and $15.00 per child served from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. For reservations, please call 233 1853 / 233 9207.

Fuel still adequate

Make sure you don’t end up like this before heading to the petrol station. It happened to me a few times *lol*

Fuel supply in the Sultanate is enough for domestic use, said the Brunei Shell Marketing Company Sendirian Berhad (BSM) in a press statement released yesterday. This followed rumours of that there will be no stock at some petrol stations across the country, particularly in the Brunei-Muara District.

BSM would also like to clarify that “there was a sudden hike in the demand for fuel since Monday which has resulted ‘stocked out’ situation in some petrol stations, particularly in the Brunei-Muara district”. It added that this “further congested the operations at the Muara Terminal which delayed the deliveries to the respective stations”.

In response to this situation, “BSM has extended its operations in Muara to 24 hours to ensure continuous delivery of fuel to the retail stations”.

For further information, please contact Brunei Shell Marketing directly at telephone numbers: 2229323, 2244739 or email at CSC-BSB@shell.com. BSM said it “assures the public that the nation’s stock of fuel is adequate”. Source from The Brunei Times

Actually, one of my friends who manages a petrol station said that the shortage of petrol in certain petrol stations are due to the miscalculation by the petrol managers on the “petrol stock” and they didn’t predict the sudden hike of demand during payday last Monday.

Maher Zain officially in Brunei

Fans who waited in the airport caught a glimpse of the famous celebrity Maher Zain who arrived Brunei Darussalam this morning. Maher Zain with his record label Awakening Records are in Brunei for his upcoming concert this Saturday at the Jerudong Amphitheatre.

More on Maher Zain tomorrow after the press conference later this afternoon.

Maher Zain and his manager at the arrival hall of Brunei International Airport

Maher Zain bumped into one of his fans from Brunei

Maher Zain with the local organisers NMHQR Studio Production

Fans trying to get his signature

They were pleased that they managed to get his signature

The Guy with the “Katana”

A bit of traffic congestion at Kiulap Roundabout last night because of the man with a katana. It could be a police exercise for all you know. Image courtesy of Anakbrunei

[8:00am] It was pretty rare sight to see a person walking around the Kiulap roundabout with a Katana (sword used by Samurais) which was sighted last night when 1/40 of the population was watching Brunei vs Vietnam match. One of my SocMed buddy happened to be there and saw the commotion which was mentioned earlier on.

From the comments on the photo, apparently a few of our peers also witnessed what was mentioned – a guy sporting a black attire walking around with a katana. And there was policeman chasing the person on the scene as well.

But to worry, peeps… Well, the local media has warned the public that there will be a police exercise known as “Security Control Basic Phase 1/2012” from 29th Feb to 1st March (today). It was mentioned that several areas including government buildings and places such as areas of Kota Batu Museum, Malay Technology Museum, Royal Regalia, Arts and Handicrafts Centre, Kampong Ayer Exhibition Gallery, Language and Literature Bureau in BSB, Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah, Brunei International Airport, Marine Police, Royal Brunei Police Golf Course, Indoor Stadium, National Stadium, Yayasan Jetty, Bawang Jetty, Old Customs Jetty, Tasek Lama, Bukit Shahbandar, Jubilee Park, Tamu Kianggeh and the night market in Gadong.

Other buildings including Orchid Garden Hotel, The Mall shopping complex, Gadong areas, Yayasan Shopping Complex, Hua Ho Manggis Mall in Jalan Muara and Port View Yayasan Restaurant will also be involved in the exercise.

So guys…. Don’t be panicked when you see such commotion. Hmmmm… then again, what if the so called bad guys do their stuff today? *lol* I wonder what other scenario they will conduct during their exercise. I wouldn’t mind taking a few shots 🙂

[8:55am] Ok, according to my media friends who covered the commotion last night that the incident was not part of a police exercise. So I’m not pretty sure if this is true that last night’s incident was real. Hmmmm.. Let me do some further investigation on this matter.. 

[9:41am] Newsflash. After a few calls to Borneo Bulletin reporters, it was learned that the culprit with the samurai wasn’t part of the police exercise. *Holy Cow* What a coincidence and the Chinese guy took advantage of the situation. Apparently it started from town area and he walked all the way to Kiulap roundabout and he caused some commotion on the road as well. This was one reason why my Twitter and Facebook feeds were talking about this particular person.

According to Borneo Bulletin, the Chinese man was apprehended at one of the convenient store behind Taurean The Arch, Kiulap. The incident is still under investigation and it’s not known what the motive is yet.

So today’s headline mentioned “Two hours of chaos in capital”. The irony here is the commotion lasted two hours. But the most important thing is no one was reported hurt or injured during the 2-hour ordeal.

[12:10pm] Latest update. It has been confirmed by Royal Brunei Police Fore, PR Unit, Pg Hj Abdul Salam that last night’s incident was not part of the “Security Control Basic Phase 1/2012”. My friends were involved in the chase and one of them was chasing the “samurai dude” from Tamu Selera until the Kiulap Roundabout. At one stage, the armed (and dangerous) dude tried to stop my friend’s car on the road whilst being chased.

According to my friend, more than 10 police officers were involved in the chase too, some on foot, some on bike patrol, some on wheels. Though the man was apprehended, my friend said it was the weirdest coverage he ever did. He summed it up by saying, “A leap day drama”.  

The guy with the katana was seen, interrupting the traffic flow near Kiulap Roundabout

TigerLim denied it was him and he said he ain’t that slim. Image by Bahyiah Bakir of Borneo Bulletin.

The aftermath taken at the convenient store where the samurai guy was apprehended at last

The schedules for HBT 2012

Check out Nissan’s crossover breed

Guess who will be making a special appearance during the Nissan launch —> Nora Danish, a Malaysian celebrity

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