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Hari Raya Eve?

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Another cause for celebration

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HSBC – Home loan needs

Pazzion promotion at The Mall

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Alan Inspiration Special Promotion

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Petrol Stations opening hours

Here we go again as many of us will be interested to know the opening hours for the Petrol Stations around Brunei Darussalam during the first few days of Hari Raya. Thank you once again to Brunei Shell Marketing Sendirian Berhad for providing the information.

On behalf of BSM, they would like to wish all Muslims Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri Maaf Zahir Batin. For any enquiries, you can call 873 4387 or 872 2985 or 717 8807.

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Total Ramadhan Charity 2012

A group photo of Total Staff and the Mukim Liang beneficiaries of the Total Ramadhan Charity 2012

The Total Ramadhan Charity 2012 series of events finally comes to an end today with the break of fast with the families of the Mukim Liang charity beneficiaries. The event was held at the Liang Lumut Recreational Center (LLRC) in Kampong Lumut 1, Mukim Liang. Present to attend the event were Total staff members, the Mukim Liang charity beneficiaries, and representatives from Total’s stakeholders.

The event started with a safety briefing by an LLRC representative, followed by a speech by Rasimoon Adinin, Head of Human Resources and Corporate Communications for Total E&P Borneo B.V. (TEPB) & Total E&P Deep Offshore Borneo B.V. (TEPDOB). A short clip on the Total Ramadhan Charity event was displayed. It was then followed with the ‘Tahlil’ and ‘Doa Arwah’ recital and the break of fast.

A section of the crowd during the Break of fast Event at Lumut Liang Recreational Center

Overall, the Total Ramadhan Charity 2012 event consisted of three events namely: (1) Assistance to two households in Mukim Liang; (2) Visit and Donation to orphans of Total former staff; and (3) Break of fast with the government stakeholders and Mukim Liang beneficiaries.

On 04 August 2012, a group of Total staff volunteers visited the houses of Dyg Lamaniah bte Siput and Awg Ibrahim bin Jait, both located in Kg Sungai Liang in Mukim Liang. The visit objective was to provide a helping hand to underprivileged families of the community where Total operates.

Just fifteen minutes away from the Total Onshore Processing Plant (OPP) in Lumut, the house of Dyg Lamaniah was provided with a new main door, curtains, and a full outdoor paint job. A further five minutes drive, the house of Awg Ibrahim was provided with a new set of curtains, a sofa set, and basic house cleaning. In addition, both households were also provided with Hari Raya hampers and some monetary donation. It is hoped that with the above assistance, the two households will be able to celebrate a more festive and meaningful Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Group photo at the house of Dyg Norhidah bte Yussof in Kg Rimba

On 16 August 2012, another group of Total staff volunteers went to the house of Dyg Norhidah bte Yussof in Kampong Rimba, Gadong. The objective of the visit was to hand over Hari Raya hampers and monetary donation to the three orphans of Total’s former staff.

Muhd Hazim Richard Lee, Total’s Geologist hands over some donation to an orphan of Total’s former staff

This year is the third consecutive year the Total Ramadhan Charity is organized. In 2010 and 2011, the format of the charity event was focused on monetary and hamper donation to the orphans of Mukim Liang. This year, it focused more on assisting a single parent and an elder, while continuing its assistance towards the orphans of its former staff. The Total Ramadhan Charity is part of Total’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) towards the community where Total operates. In Mukim Liang, Total operates an Onshore Processing Plant (OPP) located next to the Brunei LNG plant. Text and images courtesy of Total.

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Another successful Nasi Briyani Amal Campaign

In conjunction with the Holy month of Ramadhan, Orchid Garden Hotel (OGH) organised its Nasi Briyani Amal charity drive. The launch took place yesterday between 2:30pm – 5:30pm, located at the Orchid Garden Hotel Lobby.

This event is co-organised by OGH and its key partners, RanoAdidas and KRISTALfm. Last year OGH managed to sell 500 packs of Nasi Briyani. This year, OGH sold around 500 packs of Nasi Briyani Ayam. The coupons for the Nasi Briyani Amal have already been available for pre-sale sinceFriday, 20th July 2012. Each Nasi Briyani pack sold at $10 each.

As part of OGH’s With a touch of heart program, we are supporting the community by giving away 100% of proceeds from this event from the sale of the Nasi Briyani packs. The recipient of the donation is Pusat Ehsan Al Ameerah Al Hajjah Maryam.

OGH also thanked Wan Sing Trading Company, Syarikat Teguh Mesra Sdn Bhd, Ideal Marketing (B) Sdn Bhd, Mufakat Trading Company, Hua Ho Agricultural Farm, Yap Kee Vegetable & Fruit Supplies and Bukit Ladang Foodstuffs Sdn Bhd for their kind sponsorship and support as well as the media partners for their continuous support.

Shamsul Ahmad, General Manager of OGH, handed over the cash donation to Pusat Ehsan from the previous Pusat Ehsan Charity “The Run” coupons’ collection.

Shamsul Ahmad delivering his welcoming remarks

Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Alimin, Senior Trustee of Pusat Ehsan receiving donations from the OGH

Represenatatives from Teguh Mesra receiving Nasi Bryani from Shamsul

500 nasi briyani ready for collection at OGH yesterday

Zakat contribution by Serikandi

Serikandi Group of companies had a ceremony of the hand over of Zakat to the relevant parties. Present was the Shaikh Hj Khalid bin Shaikh Hj Ahmad, CEO of Serikandi Group, The zakat was handed over to Amil who was chosen by Pg Ibrahim Pg Mohd Yussof, Officer of the Mosque at Kuala Belait.

The amount of the Zakat was $49,357.70 which was collected from the subsidiaries of SeriKandi Group – Serikandi Cafe and Restaurant, Serikandi Oilfields Services Sdn Bhd, Serikandi Management Services, Serikandi X-Press, Cyberzone Solutions, Ya-Nur Restaurant, Ya-Nur Trading Sdn Bhd and also from the CEO personally.

The ceremony was blessed with tahlil and doa arwah khusus for the late mother of Shaikh Khalid, Almarhumah Sharifah Hjh Maimunah bin Syed Mohammad who passed away on the 8th of August 2012.

Shaikh Hj Khalid bin Shaikh Hj Ahmad, CEO of Serikandi Group of Companies, passing donation to a recipient

Kids learning values at Fun Bee

In the spirit of Ramadhan and celebrating the values of communication, community and co-operation, Fun Bee Park along with IA Salon invited selected Muslim families, children and teachers from Pusat Ehsan, Sekolah Rendah Datu Ratna Haji Muhammad Jaafar, Kiarong and Fun Bee Park to have a time to share, interact and break fast together at Fun Bee Park itself.

In the itinerary were cookie art, bottle cap fillers along with Lego figurines with paper. There was also peer-to-peer character story reading with Goldilocks And The 3 Bears as the chosen title in the library.

Children were divided into teams giving all a chance to interact, socialise and cooperate with others of different backgrounds and privileges. Likewise for parents and teachers to share and make new bonds while watching the children grow creatively. Upcoming events by Fun Bee will include the importance of community and celebrate the uniqueness in families like Hari Raya open house, Food Party, Themed and Fashion Parties. Images courtesy of Fun Bee Park.

Iftar down under

The Bruneian students recently held a Sungkai get together at one of the university campuses in the city. The potluck Sungkai event was organised by the Brunei Student Society, Brisbane (BSS). This provided an opportunity for the students studying here socialise with each other and at least cure their home sickness especially with the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri just around the corner. A variety of traditional Malay and Western dishes were brought by the students to share with each other.

The event started at 5.00pm Brisbane time (GMT +10) to allow time for guests to settle in before the 5.25pm sungkai time. The event was initiated with everyone breaking their fast, followed by the Maghrib Prayers and Doa Selamat which was led by Khairul Anam, the religious officer of the committee.

During the event, Yusof Sidek – the current BSS President – gave a speech announcing BSS’s future plans which included the upcoming Hari Raya celebration and the recruitment of new members for the next BSS Committee.

A thriving world class educational, multicultural centre and international student friendly city, Brisbane offers great opportunities as a study destination and thus this makes it a popular choice amongst Bruneians. For more information on BSS and studying in Brisbane, please visit BSS’s website at www.bssbne.com. Text by Farod Binali and images by Wafiy Moslim.

Oh man, I’m missing Brisbane already. My last visit was back in 2000 when I finished my final year in University of Queensland.

The Brunei students from Brisbane get together for Sungkai

The Brunei students performing the Maghrib prayers


Less is more

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Royal blessing for DPMM FC

His Royal Highness Prince Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office lifted the StarHub League Cup trophy

Yesterday His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Deputy Sultan consented to receive the StarHub League Cup won by DPMM FC recently in Singapore. It was the second time that DPMM FC won the League Cup and the previous trophy was back in 2009.

The trophy was presented by DPMM FC club manager Pg Waslimin PSJ Pg Hj Abd Momin at the Jerudong Mini Stadium. The Deputy Sultan was greeted by by Pg Waslimin, team manager Ali Momin and DPMM FC coach Vjeran Simunic, DPMM FC players and officials.

The road to victory was not that easy for DPMM FC. Playing in foreign soil, advantage was more on the home based teams in Singapore. Furthermore, DPMM FC players had to go through fasting during the two week tournament. They beat Tanjong Pagar (goal by Subhi), lost to SAF FC in the next game but redeemed themselves by beating tough opponents Home United through penalties in the quarter-finals. Oh yeah, thanks to Tales dos Santos for scoring in the final minute and forced the game into extra-time.

In the semi-finals, DPMM FC avenged their earlier defeat by SAF FC and scored a 2-0 victory. Again Tales dos Santos scored and so did Adi Said who’s beginning to gel well in the team. DPMM FC then faced Geylang United FC in the finals where Shahrazen scored following a mini-goal drought and Azwan Salleh capped off the night with a wonder goal for a 2-0 victory.

Ali Momin the team manager expressed his thanks to the Football Association of Singapore for rescheduling their time to accomodate to the players who are fasting (Thumbs up). On behalf of DPMM FC, he also would like to thank the continuous support from his fans.

DPMM FC will resume their S•League duties when they take on Harimau Muda next Sunday 26th August 2012 at the Hassanal National Stadium. Now that would be an entertaining match indeed.

The Crown Prince was greeted by DPMM FC players

DPMM FC coach Vjeran Simunic (left) talked of DPMM FC’s success in the tournament

The pose inspired by Usain Bolt

Simunic’s new facial look – “Do I look randy?”

Pusat Ehsan Charity Bazaar 2012

Pusat Ehsan will hold its 7th Charity Bazaar at the Taman Jubilee or Jubilee Park for the first time in a three-day event starting August 31. For the first time, the event will be held at Jubilee Park because of its ample space for visitors.

Chairperson of the event Pauline Chew said the centre hopes to raise at least $150,000. There will be 150 registered volunteers that will assist during the three-day event from 8am to 10pm.

One of the highlights during the charity bazaar will be the “My Ability Counts” campaign, which will showcase the skills and abilities of Pusat Ehsan’s students who have worked in areas including housekeeping and administration.

For more info, do click here for more of the write-up from The Brunei Times.



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