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Holiday soon :D

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News


Promotion at Deals Restaurant

Icon Design Store


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Re-opening Soon


Extra 5KG* on RB

A big hit upon launch


Anisah holding the hard cover of “Kampong Ayer: Living Memory”

After months of the announcement, “Kampong Ayer: Living Memory” book is finally here and it is produced by Dato Paduka Dr Hj Latif Hj Ibrahim. It is a 250 page book which has pictures dated to the 20th century. I would have to say the pictures are priceless and bring meaning to the Brunei heritage and culture.

The author gave one nice quote – “Kg Ayer is Brunei, Brunei is Kg. Ayer. Brunei would not come to be without the existence of Kg Ayer.”

The guest of honour was Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman, Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. She highlighted that the ministry is working with the government and other agencies to “review the possibility of proposing Kg Ayer as being part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List”.

For your info, the book can be purchased at Au Lait Cafe at Seri Q-Lap Mall and it comes in hardcover and softcover. I’ve bought a copy and they come in either English or Malay version.

Datin Adina receiving a memento from the author

Dato Paduka Dr Hj Latif expressed his thanks to those involved

The invited guests

A few of them getting the book signed

Hj Rozan was one of the contributors to the book

Another contributor to the book


Recap: Larian Bandar 10km runners



Who’s gonna win APICTA Awards?


The moment of truth will be revealed tonight. Who will bagged the award for their respective categories? Last year, Brunei won the prestigious APICTA award at Pattaya, Thailand. Can they retain the title again this year?

We have a few local companies competing in different categories. One participant is MeSixty, a company that focuses on creating local mobile app content such as Chatworthy and they are competing inthe “Start up Company” category. PHMD Publishing Company is also another participant as they created an app, “Road safety interactive e-book & games”. Another potential winner is an app called “Mari Sembahyang” created by MediaHikmah Enterprise which recently won in the BICTA 2012 (a national level competition).

With 11 countries participating, the stakes are quite high and after last year’s great performance and Brunei being the host, let’s hope our local participants can make the Top 3 in their respective categories.

The presentations were held at North Lagoon, The Empire Hotel & Country Club. The rooms at North Lagoon were turned into a presentation rooms to accommodate the judges and presenters. The presentations went for two days with 42 judges involved from different countries.

Tonight will be the APICTA Gala Night where the winners will be awarded. More updates on that tomorrow.

The participants from Sri Lanka

The participants feeling relieved after their presentation

A finalist from Indonesia with his guitar

The judges took some photos before the presentation

Each presentation consists of 5 judges

Tay Eue Kam, General Manager of ZimacSilicon Technologies and Chee Nee Khern, Business Development Executive of ZimacSilicon Technologies were being interviewed after their presentation

It was good to see confidence in both Tay and Khern of ZimacSilicon Technologies (ZST) after they finished their presentation on their device – Intelligent Clearance Identification system (iCLID). According to Tay, the presentation was beefed up from their previous presentation for BICTA 2012 as they were aware of the international judges being involved.

They attended workshops to further enhance their presentation skills and it paid off. They have gone through some changes in their approach (presentation wise) though the content are still similar from previous. Tay revealed that the judges weren’t as tough but she felt that they were tougher on themselves as they felt scared prior to the presentation. She hopes their iCLID presentation will bring back an award for them tonight.

ZST won third place in the e-logistics category in BICTA 2012 and now they are in the e-logistics category in APICTA 2012. Good luck to both of you tonight.

The 11 economies stationed at North Lagoon

For your info, Hong Kong will be the host for next year’s APICTA 2012

The secretariat room

Students from KL before their presentation


The committee helping throughout APICTA 2012


Battle Royale by GFCF


The winners of the Battle Royale

A total of 42 participants competed in this year’s edition of Battle Royale organised by GETFIT Crossfit at the DST Carnical 2012. The finale took place at the Jerudong Amphitheatre. The previous circuits took place at Tasek Lama and GFCF gym.

There were four categories in the Battle Royale challenge which were the Open category, Scaled Category (Men’s and Women’s) and Team category. Husni Damit of GETFIT CrossFit won the Open category while Mohd Faizal of Core Fitness Kota Kinabalu won the Men’s Scaled category. As for the Women’s Scaled category, it was won by Emily Mogard and the Team category was won by Ricky Ang, Terry Teo, Emma Agaki and Mandy Tay.

I’m proud to see my cousin Amalina and buddy Cheelin taking part in the Battle Royale. It was a great competition organised by GETFIT Crossfit and the best part of the challenge is that everyone was motivating the participants to finish the reps and giving them self-belief and the will power. Some of the images are courtesy of Mandy Tay (took off your instagram :p) and Amalina.

The ladies who took part in the Battle Royale

The winners with the judges and committee of Battle Royale

The winners of the Team category of Battle Royale




APICTA picking pace

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News


Brunei welcomes APICTA 2012


Dato Paduka Hj Alaihuddin, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Communications and Chairman of APICTA Brunei, delivering his welcoming remarks and he was delighted Brunei is hosting this year’s APICTA

The welcoming reception for APICTA 2012 participants took place at The Baze, The Empire Hotel and Country Club. For your info, APICTA stands for Asia Pacific Info-Communication Technology Alliance and the participants from different countries are in Brunei to present their ideas and prototypes to the judges and the winner will be declared in each of the categories.

The APICTA Awards is organised by the Ministry of Communications and supported by AITI and Infocom Brunei. The competition is held over the 3 days and tomorrow night will be the APICTA Gala Dinner where the winners will be awarded.

There are 11 countries competing for the awards and there are 42 judges from different countries who consists of CEOs, ICT professionals and consultants. The welcome reception was entertained by Dj Naz who was the emcee and the magician for the night accompanied by a jazz band from Virtuoso Studio.

Jazz band byThe Virtuoso Studio

Naz doing some tricks on Khern


Vacancy at Standard Chartered



AITI final draw at 4:30 pm


Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) has a pavilion at the TechXpo 2012 which is launched today. As Brunei’s leading telecommunication regulator and ICT industry promoter, the AITI pavilion aims to promote public awareness regarding its roles, programmes and initiatives.

So today is the final day for the AITI Guess competition and you can stand a chance to win fantastic prizes. All you have to do is visit AITI’s pavilion at TechXpo at ICC today before 4:30pm and the draw will be done by 5pm. The guess is pretty easy so you guys have nothing to lose, right? Who knows you might win an iPad mini. I remember last year I won a prize from the lucky draw. Let’s see if my luck is there again *lol*

Members of the public can look forward to a quiz cum lucky draw “AITI GUESS” and stand to win attractive prizes. The first prize will be iPad Mini, the second prize is a PS3 Slim 250GB and the third prize is a Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos.

AITI quiz competition with awesome prizes. Only at TechXpo 2012

Once you finished answering the questions, insert your paper in the box


Hula Hula at Tasek Brasserie


Call 224 4272 for reservations for Hula Hula night at Tasek Brasserie

Petals deco on the table for patrons

“Umu Chicken” from the Earth Oven

Pineapple Salsa for the calamari dish

Kokoda (Coconut Fish Salad)

Fried Chicken with Devils sauce

Pulled Buffalo with Pepper sauce

The different sauces at the station

At the grill area outside

There’s the lamb spit as well

Catch the Hula-Hula performance every night until 8th December brought to you by Qudoz. Devon (center) with the performers last night




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