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Study in the UK

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

The Circus Firemen in March

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AITI Amateur Radio Competition


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The yearly competition is back!! The Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) is organising the 2012 Amateur Radio Direction Finding Competition on 14th April 2013. You can download the form on www.aiti.gov.bn or for further information, you can contact Norelham 236 6640 Rafidah 236 6687 or Shazana 236 601.

The ARDF competition allows participants to show their skills in amateur radio direction finding, and involves orienteering and navigating skills in locating hidden transmitters called “beacons” or “foxes” within an area using the bearings of the transmitted signal in pedestrian mode.


Heart’s Day at Deals


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Engage 2013


Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) will be organising ENGAGE 2013 tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday at the ITB campus.

ENGAGE 2013 is a rebranded event that combines the highly-anticipated annual ITB InfoDay and Career Dialogue events. It is open to ITB graduates, students, prospective students and members of the public. The event starts on Thursday from 9am to 4.30pm and on Friday from 9am to 11.30am and 2pm to 4.30pm.

In a statement issued by ITB, it stated that the event is aimed at creating a platform for active engagement between the university, industry and public to promote further education and employment.

The event will also promote ITB’s academic programmes, provide accurate first-hand information on studying in ITB as well as to prospective students an insight on the aspects of teaching, learning and student activities in ITB.It will also provide an opportunity to current and prospective students to learn career pathways that are relevant to their area of study and interests. Students who have recently obtained their A-Level and National Diploma results, ENGAGE 2013 provides an opportunity for one-on-one consultation with ITB’s academics and admission co-ordinators on the academic programmes offered for the August 2013 entry.

For students embarking on A-level studies, advice can be sought on the selection of A-level subjects that will allow them to progress into academic programmes in ITB, said the press release. Twenty four companies will also be exhibiting in ENGAGE 2013. The representatives will be able to offer advice on career opportunities and pathways within their organisation, and the relevant academic qualifications required to join them.

ENGAGE 2013 is also meant to provide a one-stop platform for higher studies and career consultation. There will also be presentations and walk-in interviews by the companies. Source: Nurhamiza Hj Roslan of The Brunei Times.

Some of the participating vendors for career day:

Brunei Shell Petroleum
Brunei Gas Carriers
Brune LNG
Total E&P
Hengyi Industries
BAG Networks
Mixmedia Group
Tech One Global
Royal Brunei Technical Services
Brunei Economic Development Board

CNY at Concepts Computer


Concepts Computer held an Open House this morning for their guests and customers, staff and friends at their Kiulap showroom. Hosting the Open House were Mr. and Mrs Pao and according to Vincent Pao, the General Manager of Concepts Computer, “In my point of view, the IT retail business in Brunei is more challenging these days with savvy costumers using internet and other sources to keep up to date regarding IT technological advances. So we need to focus more on providing better services for our customers.”

“When it comes to Concepts Computer, I always lead with a simple statement – We must do a good job!,” ended Pao.

Concepts Computer has recently ended the Year of the Dragon with a couple of successful expos (NewXpo 2013, Consumer Fair and also the recent “Better Hearing, Better Living” Charity Bazaar). They will be back again for the upcoming Consumer Fair in mid-year.

CNY promotion at Concepts Computer

Mr. and Mrs. Pao hosted the Concepts Computer Open House this morning

Andrew Tan, SMB Lead of Microsoft (B) entertaining the local media

Job vacancies at SCB


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Education UK 2013 Exhibition


This is one of the most sought fairs when it comes to education in the UK. We have three big players – British Council, HRD Services and James Hon. Today was British Council where it held the biggest education for Bruneians to study in the UK. I still remember a few years ago the fair was just on a small scale. Recently it has gone bigger and better and even the set up has been given more attention to it. According to Rob Fenn, the British High Commissioner to Brunei, he said that today’s education fair is the best.

The Education UK Exhibition was opened today at the Indera Samudra Grand Hall, The Empire Hotel and Country Club and tomorrow will be at the Maktab Duli from 9:30am to 1pm. This year around 41 British universities and colleges are taking part. Also present are the Ministry of Education (Scholarship Unit and National Accreditation Council), the Centre for British teachers (CfBT). Seminars were also run concurrently for potential students to get familiar with the surroundings in the UK.

Those who registered for the event also stood a chance to win an iPad 2 and the British Council gave away four today.

Rob Fenn said that the synergy and the relationship between Brunei Darussalam and the UK have been very strong for many years and the UK has a reputation to maintain. “Brunei has many resources and they (the students) can go anywhere they like and the fact that they have chosen the UK consistently over the years. This also explains why there is the British Universities Brunei Association (BUBA) and there is no other country in the world that other universities organised themselves like BUBA.”

Fenn also talked about the collaboration with UBD and the UK with regards to the Discovery programs at UBD. He said that there are many factors why the UK is a popular destination for studies among Bruneians. He felt that Bruneians want to have the best education and the universities in the UK offered the best courses. When it comes to job interviews, students carrying a UK degree holds more weight.

The factor that drives Bruneians to the UK is the homely community it has. Currently, they are roughly 2,000 students in the UK and there are many local student associations to give support to students and hence making the experience much more worthwhile in the UK.

“This is the fifth or sixth education fair that I have been to and this is the best and it was such a perfect timing as many already have just received their results. So this was brilliant planning. With the slogan Ignite Your Future, I do hope in some of the conversations between the respective universities and the students, something will click and their future will ignite and the students will be set on a wonderful journey through education to a prosperous future,” said Fenn.

There was quite a turn out today and it was also a good thing that the results were released a few days before the education fair. I remember last year when the results were delayed and it was challenging for the students to scout for the courses and universities. So it was good thing that the results came out during CNY eve.

Well done to the British Council for putting up another great event year by year.

It was quite a queue and Hui Chiet was queueing too. I’m not sure what courses she’s interested in :p

Students inquiring on the courses offered

Free brochures from the British Council

You can even fill in surveys and stand a chance to win vouchers

Taken at the seminar area

Huaida Ishaaq and Nabilah Tan were former students in the UK and they were there to share their experiences in the UK

The registration area of the lucky draw

His Excellency Rob Fenn handed over the iPad 2 to one of the winners

Another winner of the iPad 2

Sharleen and Alvin scouting for universities

Maya and Nabilah at the photo booth


Bossini CNY Sales


Bossini Chinese New Year promotion will end on 17th February and they are having a storewide discount 10% and additional 10% for member. Below are pictures of the selected items at Kiulap and Mabohai branch.


Cooltones weekly winners


In conjunction with its ongoing promotion, FLY2UK SMS Quiz, Cooltones held its 2nd Monthly Mini Draw and Week 5 Pelangi quiz prize presentation yesterday at iCrave Kopitiam at iCentre Berakas. The prize presentation commenced with the presentation of prizes to the daily and weekly winners of the promotion. On hand to present the prizes was Bella of Social Deal.

The daily quiz winners walked away with prizes comprising Fitness Zone gym passes and KFC vouchers from the participating sponsors.

The weekly winner brought home goodie bags and prizes from Cooltones.

Winning the daily quiz segment were Hazlan Apong, Ak Md Wafiuddin Pg Umar, Siti Raihana Hj Abd Hamid, Md Nazirul Abd Ghani and Murjenah.br />
The weekly winner, drawn from the daily winners list, was Md Haziman Abu Bakar. Following the presentation, Hj Fauzi Hj Zainal drew the three winners for the mini draw – the second round of its three rounds monthly mini draw – and saw grand winner Abd Azim Hussin walking away with a smartphone and Cooltones goodie bag.

Meanwhile, Hjh Rabiah Hj Abd Rahim and Pg Radin Abd Amzari Pg Hj Abd Kahar, the second and third winners of the mini draw respectively, walked away with Cooltones goodie bag.

On hand to present the prizes to the winners of the mini draw was Haliza Salleh of Cooltones. To be eligible for the draw and win prizes, participants must be active subscribers of both Cooltones and B-mobile BPL WAP service.br />
To activate Cooltones, SMS ACT and send to 39555. To subscribe to BPL WAP Service, visit portal.bmobile.com.bn and click on BPL service to subscribe.

Amongst this year’s FLY2UK SMS quiz sponsors are AutoPro Tyre, B-Mobile, Fitness Zone, Huawei, MVision, QQeStore and Socialdeal Brunei as its Social Media partner.

To participate in the quiz and stand a chance to win, B-Mobile subscribers need to text FLY and send to 38833. The quiz ends on March 31.

Additionally, active BPL Wap or Cooltones subscribers who play the quiz will get additional 15 points each month. Additional 15 points will also be given to active members of Fitness Zone. Text and images courtesy of Lyna Mohd.

Group photo with the daily winners

Group photo of the mini draw winners


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