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Final day of CF11

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Immerse 2 Day workshop


This is a collaboration between iCentre and the British High Commission as they have invited a special guest for “Immerse” workshop for two days. Former BBC executive Krishan Arora (inset pic) will be leading the workshop in aiming to encourage creativity and share knowledge and experience from the UK of interest to the development of media in Brunei.

For interested parties, you drop by iCentre and register yourself for the 2 day workshop.

Profile of Krishan Arora. He is an experienced multi-lingual television executive, with a strong track record in BBC commissioning, broadcast strategy, international co-production and communications, UK and internationally. Moving to France, he became one of the first programmers at Arte in Strasbourg when this innovative public channel launched in 1992.

He became Producer and Head of Development for Antelope, a well-established documentary production company, part of the Tele-Images Group where he produced films for all British broadcasters, mostly coproductions on international subjects including the award-winning feature documentary Srebrenica – A Cry from the Grave. He rejoined the BBC in 2001 as Independents commissioning executive in Specialist Factual. There he developed and managed television programmes for all BBC channels in the areas of history, arts, science and travel.  

In 2005 he was named the BBC’s Independents Executive, an influential role at senior level within Vision, the BBC’s content creation, commissioning and broadcast division. As part of this role he helped manage the BBC’s commissioning systems, and led BBC initiatives in regional development. In mid-2011, he returned to the world of production and consulting, working with companies in Europe and South East Asia.


CF11 update 

The meet-and-greet session and performance wiil be at 5-6pm on Sunday 13 January at the Opening Stage Area of Consumer Fair Part 11.

Visitors can also win one of three Rosken Hampers or 24 consolation prizes each day just by filling in the Rosken questionnaires.

Rosken Skin Repair is a reputable body care brand established in Australia in 1979. PDB Gemilang is the sole distributor in Brunei of the Rosken Skin Repair range of products. Rosken is a well-known brand in Brunei due to its clinically proven formulation in relieving dry skin problems. It is available in all leading pharmacies, supermarkets and minimarkets.

To meet Maria, to win prizes, and to see how beneficial Rosken Skin Repair can be for your body, do visit Booth B10 in Zone B at the Consumer Fair Part 11 in the National Indoor Stadium.

CF11 pictures


The final activities for CF11

Yes, you can jump for freeeeeeeee…

Drop by this booth at Indoor Stadium to check out the Smart Pass for cars

Aaron Sitai of Gadgetplus Store entertaining the public with his SMART Pass gadget for cars

Now you can lock your car even with your engine still running. I’ve got one for myself too.

Quran is also being sold at CF11

It was quite a crowd last Friday at CF11

Baby clothes selling at KidsOclock booth, Booth 27 Zone C

Babiators are also available at KidsOclock booth

You can find old notes too

These hangers are pretty cool and it kinda saves space in your wardrobe

Hmmmmm…. Whatever happened to angry birds?

Awesome prices at Dbook Haus booth

I still remember the Mawi tudung days

Gadgets being showcased at the fair

Jessie checking out the latest Dell XPS 12

Digital Life rated his a good machince. It’s currently out of stock at Netcom Computer.

Feel like doing your interior deco?

One of the hot sellers at Happy Star booth

This monster TV costs BND 15,000 *gulp* but the quality is awesome

You can do a quick health check here


Nancy gets overwhelming support


More than 800 people turned out for Zumba Fitness, the first of four series of ‘Charity for Nancy’ events in support of  Tea Ai Seng, better known as Nancy, the former national athlete who is currently in a wheelchair now after sustaining spinal injuries in June last year.

Held at the Indoor Stadium, the Zumba Fitness ‘Charity for Nancy’ is organised by the Department of Youth and Sports and supported by Susan’s Fitness Studio to raise funds to help ease Nancy’s burden of medical costs and welfare.

Nancy said, “I am touched by the gesture of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. I would also like to say thanks to Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council who has also provided me with assistance and also Chung Hwa Middle School’s Principal as well as the Board of Directors for their support.” Nancy is currently recovering from a spinal surgery she underwent on November 23, 2012 at JPMC. Her first surgery was done in Kuching on July 4 last year.

In upcoming activities to raise funds for Nancy, an invitational futsal tournament will be held from January 18 to 20 at the Indoor Stadium.

A Charity Run (5.5km) together with Charity Cycling (42km) event will be held on the night of January 26 at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium. Each participant will have to pay a fee of $20 which will include a special edition T-shirt.

To cap off the activities for the Charity for Nancy, a netball event will be held on February 1 to 3. The participants will be split into male and female categories. The female games will be played at Universiti Brunei Darussalam while the men’s games will be played at the Tutong Sports Complex.

Each team will have to pay a fee of $200 and the closing date for registration is January 26, 2013. Registration forms for all activities can be obtained at the Department of Youth and Sports as well as all the youth and sports branches in all districts. Registration forms for the charity run can also be obtained at Fitness Zone.

For further information, members of the public can contact, the Department of Youth and Sports at 2381903/4/5/6/7 ext 1616, 1630 and 1635. Text courtesy of James Kon of Borneo Bulletin and images courtesy of Bahyiah Bakir of Borneo Bulletin.

Nancy with Datin Paduka Hjh Adina during the Zumba workout

Nancy with Datin Paduka Hjh Adina

YAM Pengirun Muda Abdul Mu’min also showed his support

More than 800 turned up last Sunday





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