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Code Red, Code Red

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

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Stations closure: Wednesday

This is to highlight that the petrol stations will be closed as early as 6pm this Wednesday 23rd May. For any enquiries, call 8722 985 or 7178 807

So long, Gral….

Sairol and Nabilah sending off Rodrigo Gral (center) at the Brunei International Airport. Image courtesy of Sairol.

The Brazilian star has been released by DPMM FC due to his knee ligament injury that forced him out of the season for the S.League. He was a slow starter for DPMM FC and he was finding time to adjust his game play.

He did manage to get on the score sheet and now Adi Said has a new burden in filling the shoes of Rodrigo Gral in attack and at the same time, DPMM FC are having trials on several import players. Rodrigo recently left Brunei and we all wish you the best and thank you for the contribution for DPMM FC’s recent success in the league.

Rodrigo arguing with the referee. Image courtesy of S.League Facebook page

Perhaps the best shot of Rodrigo in DPMM FC colours. Image courtesy of S.League Facebook page

Audi A5 Sportback

T.C.Y. Motors Sdn Bhd the local Audi dealer/importer is set to introduce the refreshed Audi A5 Sportback 5-door coupé at its new Kiarong showroom.

Another addition into the A5 family which saw the introduction of the new A5 Coupé last month, the Sportback version will give coupé fans an alternative in this exciting segment. With the practicality of a 5-door sedan yet maintaining the sleek designs of a coupé, the new A5 Sportback defines a class of its own.

The 2011 Auto Trophy winner in the “mid-size” category voted by nearly 100,000 readers of “Auto Zeitung” motoring magazine will be offered for Brunei with an entry-level engine 1.8 TFSI which produces 125 kW (170hp) output, it will also be ‘spec-ed’ with Audi Drive Select, B&O Sound System and sporty 18” alloy wheels.

The new Audi showroom in Kiarong which will start operations soon marks a culmination of the dealership’s 10-years continuous effort as the brand’s sole importer.

For further details on the new A5 Sportback 1.8 TFSI call 2390725 during office hours.

Audi A5 Sportback

Yes, do visit their new showroom at Kiarong

Crown Sausage Pizza

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Chevrolet Spark launched

Managing Director of GHK, Pehin Dato Goh King Chin (2nd from left) and Director of ASEAN Regional Distribution Operation, Thailand, Akshay Jaising (3rd from left) posing on the latest Chevrolet Spark

THE Chevrolet Spark was officially introduced to the local market recently at its official launching ceremony held at DAHA Chevrolet Showroom, Sumbangsih Bahagia.

Present to officiate the launching was the Managing Director of GHK Group of Companies, Pehin Dato Goh King Chin, as well as the Director of ASEAN Regional Distribution Operation, Thailand, Akshay Jaising and Manager of Regional Distribution Operation, GMODC, Singapore, Sam Ong. Welcoming members of the public to the showroom was John Too, GHK Motors general manager.

In his opening speech, the general manager stated that the Spark is General Motors’ latest entry into the compact vehicle market.

“It is powered by a 1000cc 4 cylinder engine, and though it is a small engine, it makes up by giving big savings in fuel consumption,” he said. He further stated that the Spark is able to travel 100km with just 4.8 litres of fuel.

“In dollars and cents,that means a driver can make a round trip from Bandar Seri Begawan to Kuala Belait for less than $5.”

The engine combines competitive performance with sophisticated technologies such as dual continuous variable cam phasing, electronically controlled thermostat and low friction engine oil to give customers an engine that is low maintenance, with reduced emissions and outstanding fuel economy.

“There are eight different exciting colours to choose from,” he continued, as he pointed at the various units of the Spark spread across the showroom.

Other features of the Spark highlighted during the launch is its touch-screen multimedia player interface, complete with DVD player and Bluetooth functionality.

On the outside, the Spark has an innovative design designers of the vehicle have cleverly disguised the rear doors of the Spark by integrating the handles into the c-pillar area. This in turn gives Spark a sporty appearance without sacrificing four door comfort and utility. It also has an integrated spoiler over the rear hatch door which enhances its dynamic appearance, while also improving the car’s aerodynamics for fuel efficiency.

Getting ready for the Chevrolet Spark launch

Managing Director of GHK, Pehin Dato Goh King Chin (right) and Director of ASEAN Regional Distribution Operation, Thailand, Akshay Jaising (left) unveiling the Chevrolet Spark

Pehin Goh trying out the Chevrolet Spark

Customers can also opt to have alloy wheels fitted (already approved by the authorities) if they wish to enhance the sporty design of the Spark.

One of the most important features of a vehicle is its safety. The Spark was designed with high levels of passive safety inbuilt from the outset, enough to earn it a creditable four-star Euro NCAP crash test rating.

Close to 60 per cent of the car’s structure consists of advanced steels, with varying levels of stiffness and built in crush zones to absorb crash impacts. The front engine bay rails and subframe are designed to absorb energy with the highest loads possible as they collapse, while a transition zone around the base of the A-pillars and front bulkhead effectively distributes crash energy around rather than into the passenger compartment.

All Spark seatbelts are fitted with pre-tensioners; in the back there are three, three-point belts and standard ISOFIX child-seat fixings on the outer two seats.

The four-speed auto transmission and five-speed manual transmission models of the Spark are now available at DAHA Auto Sdn Bhd, Chevrolet Showroom in Beribi.

Members of the public are welcome to visit the showroom to take a closer look at the all-new Chevrolet Spark. Text by Adib Noor, The Brunei Times.

There are a few colours that you can choose from

The launch took place last Friday

Dressing up for #WalkRunCycle2012 Part I


Baiduri Masters 2012 this weekend

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Is this another show?

This was the latest promotion posted outside a DVD store last night. Prices of DVD was as low as $1.

This is the usual pattern that we normally come across this incident where DVS shop retailers will be on the alert if any raids would be carried out. This time the Municipal Board is taking stern action against DVD retailers should they fail to comply with the regulations.

I remember how they would shut their business down temporarily before opening up again and the authorities won’t take any action and business goes as usual. I have to admit that I’m a sucker to pirated stuff when it comes to TV series and Korean movies. It’s either we watch TV series using streamline or download the epiosodes or what for the 4-episode compilation of the series at DVD store. It came to a point where consumers are not at fault because the laws are only focusing on retailers, not consumer ends.

Few weeks ago, the retailers were given a time frame before the authorities can take stern action. Hence you will notice how cheap the DVDs have become though the downside is that they hardly bring in new movie titles. TV series that used to cost as high as $4 per disc, now selling at $1.

Today was interesting as I saw a few familiar DVD outlets closed for business but without any notice on their roller shutters. This could be a temporary thing. We shall see.

The popular stores weren’t open for business today

Another popular gaming DVD store was closed

Ok, this popular retailer is still open for business

Will Carlos retain the title?

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There is still time to register for the biggest golfing charity event in Brunei – Baiduri Masters Charity Golf Tournament. As usual, it will be held for two weekends – May 25th to 27th and June 1st to 3rd – and it will be held at RBA Golf Club. This charity event has already drawn many support from the local community and this year won’t be any different.

All participants have a chance to win either a Porsche Boxster, a BMW 520 and a Mini Cooper, altogether worth around 300.000 as the hole in one prizes for the upcoming Baiduri Masters Charity Golf Tournament.

Besides the luxury cars, this year’s participants will also stand a chance to win two cash prizes of 20,000 each with other attractive tournament prizes.

The registration fee for the Baiduri Masters 2012 will be $120 for adults and $60 for juniors. The registration fee is inclusive of green fee, buggy buffet breakfast and lunch.

Participating golfers can play more than one game to improve their chances of winning. For the second and subsequent game, adult player will enjoy a 10 percent discount on the registration fee. The best score of any round played will be taken.

Registration deadline for the first weekend’s tournament is May 23 while for the second weekend’s tournament is May 30. The tournament’s registration details and schedule can be obtained at RBA Golf Club, Berakas. The public can also log onto www.baiduri.com for full details where they can also download the registration form.

The signing ceremony between Baiduri Bank and their event partners, QAF Group, Brunei Press Sdn Bhd and RBA Gofl Club

One of the cars that can be won through a hole-in-one

Defending champion Miguel Eleazer Ochoa will be back to defend his title and he will be flying from the Philippines. He scored a gross of 71 last year.

Career Day at Baiduri Bank

Last Friday, the Baiduri Bank Group is organising a career day roadshow, which will be held at the VIP Room, Level 4, the Rizqun International Hotel.

“We at Baiduri Bank Group are on the lookout for locals who share the same vision and goals as us; Bruneians who are looking for dynamic opportunities to develop and have a rewarding career,” said Veronica Chong, senior manager of the Human Resources and Finance Division.

“We want to show that Baiduri Bank is a first-class bank with an invigorating atmosphere in which to work,” she added.

The roadshow showcased the many activities that Baiduri Bank Group is involved in, including staff development, social and sports activities, as well as corporate social responsibility initiatives.

The roadshow aimed to increase awareness of the various functions in the banking services industry and to attract and identify potential candidates. Staff from different departments were present to discuss career opportunities and answer any questions. Images courtesy of Baiduri Bank.



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