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Archive for 02/03/2012


I want the 5D Mark III :D

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Travel Fair this weekend

Attractive fares from the upcoming 7th Belait Travel Fair this weekend. It is organised by Royal Brunei Airlines and Abacus Brunei which will take place at the Oil & Gas Discovery Centre, Seria. So what’s the catch with the travel fair there? You can enjoy great prices during the two-day fair.

You can also stand a chance to win business class return tickets to Melbourne, Shanghai and Manila. So what are some of the attractive fares that will be available during the fair?

Check out the fares below.-

Melbourne BND 777 (which will fly daily by Mid-March)
Dubai BND 888
Singapore BND 411
Bangkok BND 443
Bangkok BND 413 *t&c applies*
Jakarta BND 452
Kuala Lumpur BND 369
Hong Kong BND 509

The rates are not inclusive during holiday periods (March and June) if I’m not mistaken. And the cheaper fares are also subjective to availability and what I have given you is the lowest that Royal Brunei Airlines and the respective travel agents will offer and the seats are also subjective to availability.

In addition to the promotional fares, Royal Skies will be giving away Royal Skies Miles to lucky Royal Skies members through the “Spin The Wheel” activity and have the chance to win attractive prizes sponsored by Royal Skies partners – Saffron Café, Fratini’s Restaurant, Standard Charted Bank, B.T. Forwarding (TNT), Charcoal Barbeque and Grill, The Empire Hotel and Country Club, Rizqun International Hotel, Royce, Excapade, and Martha Tilaar Spa.

Aside from Royal Skies, Royal Brunei Holidays will be promoting attractive holiday packages to various destinations including Singapore, Kota Kinabalu, Jakarta, Melbourne and Dubai. For bookings made at the Travel Fair, customers are entitled to a discount of BND25 per person from the selling price.

Pictures from this morning

This is a cool t-shirt

Guest of honour visiting Tourism Malaysia booth

That’s a big smile from Efarina of Tourism Malaysia (Brunei)

Come and visit the guys from Darussalam Holdings

Some entertainment from RBC crew

Come and visit the OGDC

Royal Brunei Airlines being interviewed by RTB

Sales representative from Freme travel on the move (and well prepared with the calculator)

The Freme Travel booth

Pan Bright Travel booth

Visit Royal Brunei Airlines booth upstairs

Come and claim your airmiles here

Spin the wheel is back!!!

Check out Baiduri Bank special offer for AMEX and Platinum card holders

Anthony Travel & Tours booth

Vacancies at TOTAL

Brunei Bike Week 2012

The Minister of Culture, Youth & Sports, YB Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Hazair bin Hj Abdullah, last night officiated the launch of the 2nd Brunei Bike Week at Jerudong Park Playground.

The 2nd Brunei Bike Week marked another milestone for Independent Motorcycle Club in hosting another biking festival in the region, which also attracted participants from abroad including Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Among the main highlights of the event was the minister having a feel of the limited edition ‘Nucleus Sunburst’ coloured Arlen Ness Victory Vision Tour model, Victory’s signature bike. Only 150 models of this limited edition bike will ever be made, and there is currently only one in Asia.

One of the key features of this limited edition bike is that it is powered by a Freedom V-Twin 106 (cubic inches) engine.

Earlier this year, the Independent Motorcycle Club established its global position with the opening of a new chapter in Dubai. A number of riders from the Brunei Darussalam Chapter also participated in a joyride in the Middle East.

Various associations including PEMODA, Harley Owners Group, Kembara and Kelab Motorsikal Kekal Daerah Tutong are also taking part in the festival. To enliven the event, students from Sayyidina Othman Secondary School put on a cultural performance. There was also a special performance to honour the late Michael Jackson.

It was indeed a memorable night for Jimmy, an avid local biker, after he won himself a brand new Yamaha Mio Fino after his ticket was picked from a lucky draw. The bike was sponsored by BM Supply.

Awang Shah bin Alias and Ahmad Mahmud, both from the Singapore Chapter of the Independent Motorcycle Club, told the Weekend Bulletin that taking part in such a festival was all about celebrating brotherhood.

“Although we came here without our bikes … our ‘brothers’ here in Brunei were more than willing to lend us their bikes,” they said, adding that this was Singapore’s second. time participating in the Brunei Bike Week. The Brunei Bike Week ends tomorrow (Sunday). Text by Aziz Idris of Borneo Bulletin.

In Canon news……

Awweesommeeeee!!!!!!! Now I want this baby… The new Canon EOS 5D Mark III which is bound to be released early April in Brunei.. Wooohooo!!!


The becoming

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

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RBA special promotion

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El Ranchero Sundown Feast

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Another last gasp winner

Sadly it wasn’t the same fairy tale where Brunei scored another late winner like the first game. This time Brunei was on the receiving end when Vietnam stole the show by grabbing a last minute winner in injury time and handed Brunei their first loss in the tournament.

I watched from the sidelines and despite the result, I was pretty impressed with Brunei’s performance as a whole. They looked calm during possession and play no nonsense football. I love the fact that they fought for every ball and they even won 50/50 chances to gain possession. The hunger and desire were definitely there. However, it was the little lack of concentration that cost Brunei the points against hot favourites Vietnam.

Both sides had fair share of chances but it was Brunei who weren’t clinical in the shooting department. Goal bounds were either weak or slightly off target, one hitting off the post with the keeper well-beaten. I hope the confidence is still high in the dressing room because Brunei gave it a great fight indeed and this is a great performance indeed.

So let’s support Brunei tomorrow against another favourite Malaysia tomorrow evening, 3rd March, Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium. A win is now a priority for a chance to qualify for the semi-finals.

So who’s gonna win the Toyota VIOS? Tickets available before every match

Is this a new wrestling move? Much better than Mr. Socko for sure

How high can you go?

Our influential midfielder is out of the tournament due to ankle injury during the match

These cars were asked to be removed from their spots

Many ways to be creative with the rainproof material

The 12th man is one of the main reasons for Brunei’s better performances

A strong 10,000 crowd turned up last Wednesday despite the drizzle

A lot of supporters paying attention to the cameras

He was wearing one of my trendy colours

The crowd managed to pull the Mexican wave

The Vietnam supporters were the happier among the two

Despite the result, Brunei supporters still backing the Bruneian players

Loving the musicians (in yellow)

This was the save of the night indeed

There were tons of aerial contests but Brunei seemed to win a higher percentage in this area

There were also tussles here and there

In this kind of situation, it’s an advantage if you have good athleticism

Another WWE finishing move – Brokeback something…

The reaction of Brunei players after the final whistle

Brunei Manager blamed referee for changing the course of the game. Many of the challenges were gone unpunished and he was upset that Hendra will be missing in the remaining matches

Swordman under observation

The Chinese man who caused some commotion with his foreign object on the road last Wednesday evening

It was mentioned in today’s Borneo Bulletin that the Chinese man with the katana/sword is currently under observation at RIPAS Hospital in order to determine his mental state. He was apprehended at a convenient shop nearby Kiulap roundabout after the two hour chase. The case is still under investigation and it was not reported to what the motive was just yet.

According to the papers, he was carrying a long machete and he was spotted at a bus stop, next to Syariah court around 8pm last Wednesday. The Royal Brunei Police Force were on the alert and many of them were on foot and on the road during the chase. The good thing was that no one was injured.

And no, this wasn’t part of an exercise carried out by the RBPF.

F1 packages from Century Travel

MZ happy to be back!!

The promotional poster for Maher Zain

It was great to see Maher Zain back in Brunei Darussalam as he will be having his first concert in Brunei tomorrow evening (3rd March) at Jerudong Amphitheatre. Maher Zain’s concert was approved recently by the Ministry of Home Affairs after many attempts and finally after two years, the celebrity is able to perform live in Brunei Darussalam.

Maher Zain said he will be performing all his songs with his own band and he’s excited that the concert is finally happening in Brunei. He recently finished his tour in the States and Canada. In South East Asia, Maher Zain has performed in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Sharif Banna, CEO of Awakening Records, revealed that Maher Zain’s new album will debut some time early April.

Tickets are currently available at $120, $90, $70 and $40 and can be purchased at KFC Mall, KFC Plaza Athirah, KFC Belait, KFC Lumut SPARK and NMHQR Studio Productions (Plaza Athirah, 6th Floor).

Additionally, on the day of the performance (3rd March), a ticket booth will be open at the Amphitheatre from 12 Noon onwards for those who have yet to purchase a ticket.
A fraction of the proceeds received from ticket sales and sponsorship will be donated to Pusat Ehsan and SMARTER Brunei.

Maher Zain with event manager YAM Pg Anak Muhammad Qayyum of NQMHR House Production

YAM Pg Anak Muhammad Haffiz of NQMHR House Production

YAM Pg Anak Muhammad Razaaq of NQMHR House Production

Thomas Foo kicking off the press conference

The press conference was held at VIP Room of Jerudong Amphitheatre

Sharif Banna, CEO of Awakening Records, revealed Maher Zain’s newest ablum to be released early April 2012

Members of the media during the Q&A session

Thomas Foo, YAM Pg Anak Muhammad Razaaq, Sharif Banna, Maher Zain, YAM Pg Anak Muhammad Qayyum and YAM Pg Anak Muhammad Haffiz

Zatty getting a signature from Maher Zain

Members of the media with Maher Zain

Triangle tyres at wholesale price

Only at Sin Hup Huat



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