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Surreal indeed

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Royal Support for Nancy

Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah said she took part because Nancy helped Brunei with medals and it is about time Bruneians showed some support. Beside Her Royal Higness is HRH Prince ‘Abdul Muntaqim at the Cycle & Run Charity for Nancy last night at Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium. Image taken by Asdeny Yakub of The Brunei Times.

HER Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah yesterday evening joined thousands in a charity cycle and run for ex-national athlete Nancy Tea Ai Seng which began at theHassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.

HRH, who was accompanied by HRH Prince ‘Abdul Muntaqim, showed her support by wearing the iconic yellow “Charity for Nancy” shirt along with the rest of the participants, and even joined in the warm-up exercise before the 5.5-kilometre fun run began.

The crowd, comprising 2,049 runners and 278 cyclists had nothing but smiles and enthusiasm on their faces as they showed up to help Brunei’s former national athlete who recently suffered a spinal injury. 

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Hj Hazair Hj Abdullah said the turnout was “overwhelming for Nancy’s cause”.

“I did not expect the turn out to be so big. This shows our people, especially our youth, are very caring and are concerned about the plight of the people of Brunei,” the minister told The Brunei Times in an interview.

For more report of the articles, click here and here. Text courtesy of Rachel Thien of The Brunei Times.

The NewXpo


The NewXpo is aimed at invigorating the national economy and giving valuable market and networking opportunities to local businesses. The inaugural NewXpo will take place at the National Indoor Stadium from 28 January to 3 February, and will house around 300 booths of a wide range of products and services from local and overseas exhibitors. The NewXpo is organised by Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd and co-organised by Adison Marketing Services, AdXpert Marketing, MediaHub Event Management & Marketing Solutions, and Prime Media Event Management & Advertising.

Some would say it’s similar to the Consumer Fair but I guess this Expo has a different direction as compared to the recent Consumer Fair. The official opening will be tomorrow and I shall be covering the event as well.

Sunlit Advertising has also practice corporate social responsibility by providing free booth and exhibition space to NGOs to raise their funds for charitable causes. In the recent Consumer Fair, we see NGOs such as SMARTER Brunei, KACA, Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Hajjah Maryam, LiveWIRE Brunei and Health Promotion Centre to name a few. These NGOs will be making their presence once again at NewXpo. There will also be a charity car show at the NewXpo.

The NewXpo is taking place at the National Indoor Stadium Car Park in Berakas. The soft launching of the expo will be held from 26 – 27 January, and the official opening will be on 28 January. The NewXpo will end on Sunday 3 February. Daily opening hours are 10 am to 10 pm and a free shuttle bus will be available from the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium. Around 300 booths of different categories of products and services from Brunei and foreign exhibitors are featured at The NewXpo, the first time that five leading advertising and event management firms have joined together to offer the public such a wide range of exhibitors, products and services in one venue.

There are also other exciting games and many prizes to be won at The NewXpo. The NewXpo is organised by Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd, and coorganised by Adison Marketing Services, AdXpert Marketing, MediaHub Event Management & Marketing Solutions, and Prime Media Event Management & Advertising. The expo is supported by the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources.

Orchid flower show at The NewXpo

Looking for beautiful and elegant auspicious gifts or home décor for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations? Or perhaps searching for a just-right present for a new homeowner?Look no further than the exotic orchid flower show in bloom at the on-going NewXpo at the National Indoor Stadium Car Park.

Located in Zone A of The NewXpo, and placed strategically near the sales of Chinese New Year items, is a dazzling display of exotic orchids for visitors to browse through and choose from. The imported multi-genus and hued orchids are available as individually potted items,and pre-bookings are also accepted for flower hampers for the approaching Lunar New Year season and other special occasions.


SMARTER Hill Challenge next Sunday


SMARTER 17 Hill Challenge

The SMARTER Hill Challenge is back!! The event will take place over an entire day starting at 7am and ending about 5pm. The first phase will take place at Bukit Shahbandar and the second phase will begin at Bukit Mentiri. The SMARTER Brunei Charity 17-Hill Challenge will be held in seven different locations within the Brunei-Muara district, with varying levels of difficulty.

So if you are up to the challenge or simply want to try it out, register for the main event, scheduled for February 3, next week at Bukit Shahbandar, Tasek Lama and Bukit Markucing.T-shirts to be worn during the challenge will be given to participants by the end of this month, before the event.

AS PART of My Small World community service, the toy chain store is sponsoring the latest Yansan mountain bicycle model during the SMARTER Brunei Charity 17-Hill Challenge 2013.

As an added benefit, all participants would get a 20 per cent discount voucher from the toy store on all products including bicycle accessories and Premier Football Club Merchandises. The company will also donate $20 to SMARTER for every customer who purchases a Yansan bicycle from now until the challenge date.

For more information or enquiries, please call SMARTER at 2654812 during office hours or call the challenge chairman, Major (Rtd) Md Talip on 8865646.

There is a session every Sunday to build up stamina and getting ready for the real deal for SMARTER Brunei Charity 17-Hill Challenge. This will allow participants to test their abilities and know what to expect during the 17-hill challenge. Mind you, it’s not compulsory for you to go to all the challenges. So peeps, are you up for the challenge? :))

SMARTER 17 Hill Challenge map. Click image to enlarge.


Fun at Bola-Bola


This was super fun.. Yesterday we organised a small get together with the local media and bloggers for a some futsal action at the new venue called “Bola-Bola” which is located at Times Square. Well, you might be wondering where “Bola-Bola” is located.. Do you know where the kids play area is? It’s located on the floor right above food court area.

Bola-Bola is founded by Effendi Hj Said, also the founder of FES Retro. He has a bigger intention as it’s not only sports related by also to create a better bonding session among friends and families. This is very true as our local media friends had a blast yesterday and it’s pretty rare that we get involved in sports activities together as friends. There will be more to come definitely 🙂

For your info, the rental fee is BND 40 per hour per court and there are two courts. The operating hours is 10am to 10pm while on weekends it opens from 7:30am to 12 midnight. It will be closed on Fridays 11:30am to 2pm. You can check out updates on www.facebook.com/bolabola or follow @fesretro on instagram for updates. I do advise you to bring non-marking sole shoes to play.

With my media friends at Bola-Bola

It’s not easy squaring off agaisnt Jake *lol*

They are two courts at Bola-Bola

Thanis was solid in goal

I got caught in the net *lol*

They also sell futsal shoes





CNY deals at Concepts Computer








Najip FC struggling in league


I haven’t been following or catching any of the DST Super League but I do keep track of the scores whenever I read the papers or updates from my inbox from Hj Mohd Taha (thank you for the update, sir). The result that caught my eyes was the thrashing of Najip FC by league leaders Indera SC 20-1 last night at Berakas Sports Complex. I thought I should blog about this because for one reason – is Najip FC not showing their best in every match? They have recorded an appalling record in terms of goal conceded – 49 goals in just 6 games in the DST Super LEague competition.

For your info, Najip FC team was established in 2009 and they had to go through a qualifying match group in order to qualify for the DST Super League tournament and they did in style (5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss). No disrespect to the qualifying in Group A of the DST National League but perhaps the quality of the teams in that group might be a misrepresentation of the standard of DST Super League. Najip FC had a fairy tale season when they qualified for the DST Super League. They even had three points gifted to them at one stage because their opponents Youngsters FC failed to field enough players. Back then, Najip FC were in the same group with LLRC FT which has a mixed season in terms of results but at least they had 3 wins and 3 losses in the current DST Super League as compared to Najip FC’s 6 losses in 6 matches.

I do hope things to improve for Najip FC in the upcoming matches and reserve the slide. I believe there is still hope and do take it one step at a time. Just need that self belief….

Here’s the timing of last night’s scoring feat by Indera SC.

45 secs Muhd Nur Ikwan Bin Othman (the fastest goal in the Super League)
7 min Mohd Aqmal Hakeem Abd Hamid
12 min Hamizan Aziz Sulaiman
13 min Mohd Azwan Ali Rahman
16 min Mohd Azwan Ali Rahman
19 min Hamizan Aziz Sulaiman
29 min Hamizan Aziz Sulaiman
36 min Mohd Azwan Ali Rahman
38 min Mohd Afi Aminuddin
40 min Hamizan Aziz Sulaiman
Second half
46 min Mohd Azwan Ali Rahman
52 min Hamizan Aziz Sulaiman
58 min Mohd Aqmal Hakeem Abd Hamid
65 min Hamizan Aziz Sulaiman
67 min Mohd Azwan Ali Rahman
68 min Hamizan Aziz Sulaiman
76 min Mohd Azwan Ali Rahman
78 min Muhd Nur Ikwan Bin Othman
83 min Mohd Azwan Ali Rahman
89 min Hamizan Aziz Sulaiman

Taken from today’s The Brunei Times

Taken from today’s Sunday Bulletin


Chicken Prosperity Burger


The Chicken Prosperity Burger set meal

Fans of McDonald’s Prosperity Burger can now look forward to its Chicken Prosperity Burger, officially launched yesterday at the restaurant in Gadong.

The burger is made up of a juicy chicken patty slathered with black pepper sauce and topped with slivered onions. Priced at $6.40, the Chicken Prosperity Burger caters for chicken lovers and provides a variation to fans of the original beef Prosperity Burger.

The Chicken Prosperity Burger also comes as part of the Prosperity Meal, which also includes Twister Fries and the refreshing Prosperity McFizz. The Twister Fries curls of perfectly seasoned potatoes cooked to a golden brown is hugely popular, while the Prosperity McFizz a mix of Minute Maid orange juice drink and Sprite complements the spiciness of the burger.

The medium-sized meal is priced at $7.80 while the large-sized meal costs $8.40.

McDonald’s also launched its Pokemon-themed Happy Meals yesterday, where a Pokemon toy will be given away with each Happy Meal. Customers can choose between four-piece nuggets, a cheeseburger, a beefburger, one piece of fried chicken or a McChicken burger with their Happy Meal, which ranges in price from $4.50 to $4.95.

Visit McDonald’s today to try out its latest additions or call 2449669 for deliveries. Text courtesy of Mei Fung Lee.

Pokemon toys at McDonald’s





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