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Forever Junior

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Awesome Sabrina


Sabrina Wong with her Sab Five Five label at L’Orient

A week ago, I dropped by L’Orient boutique store at Kiulap to catch up with Sabrina Wong, the owner of the boutique. I remember visiting her store once in Kiulap Plaza Hotel and I never really understood the concept as well as the price tag it carried back then. My first perception then was that L’Orient is an over-priced store and yes, I was already assuming a lot then, right? *lol*

Come 2011 (a few years later), I was introduced to Sabrina during the launch of her re-location of her store (and thanks Carol for the plus 1). However, it was only a few weeks ago, I really understood her concept and philosophy of her design and boutique. My perception totally changed and I began to appreciate and admire what she is delivering to Brunei and also outside Brunei. I see her as a fashion icon, a fashion consultant and she really lives her passion and not many have that particular drive when it comes to passion and business.

Apparently this will be her 10th year in designing and creating garments and perhaps, her challenging moments pop up when it comes to creativity and themes. What makes me even prouder is that the fact that Sabrina was in Sydney last weekend to showcase her latest line “Deconstruction” under her Sab Five Five label. Oh yeah, Sab Five Five is Sabrina’s label that she created which has funky and vintage impression.

I’ve seen my friends who wore Sab Five Five labels and they love it. Price wise it may not be within your budget but what you are paying for, it’s worth every dollar spent. The fabric is just comforting and even coming from me, I was kinda impressed. Sabrina will also consult with you on what looks good and she will measure you and alter the materials to your specifications and you can even have it designed from scratch too.

I’m pretty sure your fashion show in Sydney went pretty well and I hope you have found new connections and finding new opportunities outside Brunei. For your info, all Sab Five Five line are produced locally and we should be proud that we have a label “Made in Brunei” featured in other countries. This really shows that we have the capacity to be out there if we truly live our passion.

By the way, if you want to know see more of the Sab Five Five collection, do drop by at L’Orient at Kiulap Complex (same row with Chez Fio Bistro and Excapade). You can also call 223 9988.

The Sab Five Five collection also can be viewed on a special catalogue

They are many ways to wear on this particular clothing


Safari Walk at UBD


The 1stopBrunei Wildlife Club members of UBD

1stopBrunei Wildlife Club successfully hosted its inaugural educational Safari Walk. This walk was hosted at the Entrepreneurship at campus above the UBD canteen.

There were wildlid animals from Snakes to cats to lizards and even crocodiles. The walk was started by informing the public on what the club is all about.Then the public were shown videos and photo graphs of various areas of survey research from Teraja, to Berambang, to telisai to mentiri.

Hundreds of Bruneians from all walks of life turned up and participated.Many were amused by the new knowledge they had received as well knowing more about Brunei in general. Many were amazed on the wildlife variety as well as the beautiful scenery of Brunei lands.

The public were very supportive and took alot of photos and posted it on the social networks.

More trips and talks will be coming up in the near future. More information can be obtained b finding 1stopbrunei wildlife club on facebook. Press release from 1stopBrunei Wildlife Club.


Zumba Gone Wild


It’s happening this morning!!





Greatness, Goodness

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News


Lamb Spit is back!!


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Circus Firemen this month


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RB flies daily twice to KL


Twice daily to Kuala Lumpur starting May 22nd


DPMM FC takes on Albirex


Midfielder Hj Muhd Subhi Abdilah Hj Bakir will miss DPMM FC’s match against Singapore League leaders Albirex Niigata (S) FC tonight due to a hamstring strain.

DPMM FC, who finished runners-up last season, face arguably their toughest test all year in Albirex, who came in third last campaign.

Hj Muhd Subhi, who picked up the injury during last Thursday’s 2-1 win against Young Lions (Singaporean national Under-23 team), will sit out tonight’s game with evergreen defender Pg Sallehuddin Pg Damit who was shown his second yellow card during the 39th minute of the match which helped DPMM FC move from seventh to fourth with their first win of the season.

Defender Abdul Aziz Tamit replaced Hj Muhd Subhi in the 77th minute of that game against Singapore’s future crop of stars, but DPMM FC coach Vjeran Simunic is looking at a more attack-minded option against their Japanese opponents.

Simunic will give midfielder Md Hendra Azam Md Idris, a key component in the national Under-21 team’s victorious run at last year’s Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy, his first start of the season with defender Shahrulrizal Abd Rahman poised for his season debut.

Striker Adi Said, who has played in all three of DPMM FC’s games this season two from the bench is also likely to play some part in tonight’s proceedings at the Jurong East Stadium in Singapore.

Though the loss of Hj Muhd Subhi and Pg Sallehuddin might seem like a blow to DPMM FC, Simunic believes his strong stable of local talent allows DPMM FC’s fringe players to pick up the slack.

“Salleh is suspended and Subhi injured, so I will give Shahrul a chance to play. Hendra will play in Subhi’s place,” Simunic told The Brunei Times yesterday.

“We have many good players on the bench (and) every game now, we’re finishing with 80 per cent local players on the pitch… And that’s something I’m very proud of.

“Just look at our win against the Young Lions… Singapore have the best national team in the region at the moment they won the Suzuki Cup and we beat the Young Lions.

“Brunei have very, very good footballers,” he insisted.

Japanese footballers, though, are probably a few levels better than “very, very good.”

Subhi (Jimbo) won’t be playing tonight due to hamstring injury

One player that has been influential in DPMM FC’s last match was Sairol and he was featured in the New Paper. Keep up lad 😀

Albirex, who are the only team to have picked up maximum points from this season’s three games, were one of the favourites for last year’s title and Singaporean media have already given them the same tag this year.

The Japanese have proven to be a tough nut to crack, letting in only one goal in their three matches only defending champions Tampines Rovers FC have a better record, having yet to pick the ball out of their net all season.

But Simunic, as usual, intends to crash the party.

“Albirex would like to be champions… But we want to spoil their plans,” cautioned the confident Croatian. Text courtesy of Jason Thomas of The Brunei Times.

Albirex Niigata takes on DPMM FC tonight at Jurong East Stadium 7:30pm tonight. Good luck lads.


ARDF 2013


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‘Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) Competition’ is back again for the second year. This year, the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) will be organizing this competition as one of the events in conjunction with AITI’s 10th year anniversary. The ARDF 2013 will take place at the Taman Riadah Tasik Sarubing, in Mukim Kota Batu on 14 April 2013.

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

According to Haji Yahkup bin Haji Menudin, Chief Executive of AITI, “The objective of this event is to promote the use of amateur radio service in Brunei Darussalam and to create harmonies and foster relations among radio enthusiasts. As one of the main events for AITI’s 10th year anniversary celebration, we have put in attractive cash prizes for the fastest team to find the beacons and I hope to see increase participation rom radio enthusiasts.”

The ARDF 2013 is open to ten (10) teams and every team shall consists of three (3) members with at least one person in the team holding a valid amateur radio station licence. For your info, there are more than 1,000 individuals

The attractive cash prizes for this year’s ARDF are as follows:

1st Prize – $1000
2nd Prize – $750
3rd Prize – $500

Registration is now open until 22 March 2013. For more information on the ARDF 2013, please visit AITI website www.aiti.gov.bn. However, there’s a limit to a number of teams that can join and the max number of teams is 10 only. The competition is expected to last at least two hours. The committee of ARDF2013 is also encouraging female participants.

For further information on amateur radio, please contact Mohd Fadzlan bin Dato Paduka Haji Abdullah, Assistant Manager, Type Approval, Amateur Radio & Equipment Testing, AITI, at 2366637.

The committee members for the ARDF 2013 event during the press conference at AITI

Mohd Fadzlan, Assistant Manager, Type Approval, Amateur Radio & Equipment Testing of AITI briefing to the media

The radio and the transmitter

The beacon that will be used during the competition

The participants in last year’s competition


The new Audi Q5


The top-selling Audi model in Brunei for the last three years (over 140 units sold since 2009 introduction) now gets a new facelift and a new 2.0 TFSI engine- more efficient, less CO2 emissions yet increased power. I’m referring to the revamped Audi Q5. I would have thought the A4 would be their biggest seller.

  You can check at their showroom at T.C.Y. Motors for inquiries. So far, there are a couple of the new Audi Q5 on the road already. Price range is slightly higher than the previous model but I highly recommend you to target for the latest model of course because of some of the new specs that are incorporated in the car.

So what’s new? 


  • Audi Singleframe with vertical chrome trims on grilles
• Headlights + new LED strip
• Bonnet
• Bumper + new air inlet & chrome trims on fog lights
• Chrome side strips below the doors
• 19” star design 5-arm wheel
• Rear lights + new LED layout
• Tailpipes- chrome trimmed rounded off at bottom
• Diffuser – sportier look

• Refined interior + inlays
• New gear shifter
• More chrome trims on buttons
• New steering wheel (3-spoke Q design)
• New instrument cluster on the driver dashboard display
• Including:
• Driver information system with rest recommendation
New 2.0 TFSI engine

• 7 kg weight reduction compared with previous engine
• Lowered CO2 emissions but increased power and efficiency- More power, less fuel
• Including Audi valvelift system for improved combustion chamber charging and more efficient combustion
• 10 kW more output than the predecessor model, for more driving pleasure • Innovative thermal management enables operating temperature to be attained more quickly (engine warms-up faster)


Your Escapade Starts Now


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Bike Week: Recap



Ongoing ICT survey


Don’t be surprised if you see representatives from Rennovo Solutions Sdn Bhd come knocking on your door this week. They have been appointed by The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) to conduct survey on ICT related questions. Not to worry that not all households will go through this process as there will be a random selection.

The survey will be carried out from 4th March to 17th March and the questions will be bi-lingual (Malay and English) and the procedure will last between 10 to 12 minutes.

The survey are currently ongoing as we speak








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