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Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Yugo Lunch Set


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Concepts Computer promotion



UBD “B” beat UBD “A” in debate


HRH Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah in a group photo with BSP and UBD representatives and also the finalists of the Green Debate 2013

This is the third debate of its kind and I’m glad that BSP-UBD Green Debate is still going on every year. Sadly I missed the big debate last Saturday since I’m still outstation. Anyway here’s a quick run down on the winners of BSP-UBD Green Debate Finals.

It was a tough one to support as both my friends Jordine and Seng Yee were facing against each other representing UBD. However, there can be only one winner and it was Jordine’s team – UBD “A” for the University category. For the pre-university category, Katok Sixth Form Centre won.

The theme for this year was “The Future of Energy” and it revolved around four divided sub-themes i the form of energy efficiency; energy poverty; the food, the water and energy security nexus and alternative energy resources.

Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah graced the debate as the guest of honour and also the prize presentation ceremony, which took place at the Jerudong International School (JIS)Arts Centre.

Also present at the finals at JIS were the Managing Director of Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd (BSP), Ken Marnoch and the Deputy Vice Chancellor of UBD, Associate Professor Dr Hjh Zohrah Hj Sulaiman. Image courtesy of Bahyiah Bakir of Borneo Bulletin.

The winner of the university category – UBD “B”

The winner of the pre-university category – Katok Sixth Form Centre


Time to play for Raya


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The Happening so far


I’m still outstation (in Singapore that is) and I will be back pretty soon. I have been here for a few days and it was great to catch up with my siblings who are now back in Brunei after school re-opened last Saturday. The careless part of me was losing my Brunei DST sim card so guys, you won’t be able to reach me for the moment unless you Whatsapp me.

Tonight is gonna be epic for one reason – Russell Peters live in Singapore. This will be the first time I will attend his show and he did a gig previously in Singapore. I just hope there is some refreshing jokes in his ammo and I hope he doesn’t bring the all classic ones. This is one challenging thing about being a stand-up comedian – ‘How to keep the jokes refreshing and entertaining?’ I’m pretty sure RP is awesome and talented enough to come up with impromptu materials.

I won’t be posting much but do catch me on instagram for regular updates :))

I caught up with Joanne Tan for dinner last night and I love the food at Curry Times, located at Novena Square, Singapore

Singapore did celebrate Earth Hour and some of the major retail outlets showing their support. I could say that 50-60% of Orchard Road pledged for Earth Hour. I wonder how Brunei event went.

Minang House Restaurant is one of my all-time favourite Indonesian restaurant. A must try 😀

I got this email yesterday. I’m the No.1 Social News, not No.1 Chicken supplier

I made my way to Hard Rock Cafe to catch Jsaon Chen.. I have no idea who he is until Amalina kinda briefed me before I made a fool of myself. Well, I did when I named him David Chen on my IG yesterday *facepalm*

I was with my cousins Amalina and Mash during Jason Chen’s gig

RP is in Singapore.. I can’t wait!!!!

How long before I can apply a job similar to this guy? *lol* This was taken at one of the Mummy sets at Universal Studios. More on Universal Studios in my later post.


Who will win the CIPTA Award 2013?


The judging process for the Crown Prince CIPTA Award 2013 concluded with Final Presentation and Evaluation that took place in 25-28 February 2013 in Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB). There are 2 stages in the CIPTA judging process. The first stage is the Preliminary Assessment Stage, and the final stage is the Final Presentation and Evaluation Stage.

43 entries made it through the Preliminary Assessment Stage, whereby submitted project abstracts were assessed to ensure that the project is original with no duplication elsewhere, and it has not been submitted in other competitions.

There are 3 categories in CIPTA 2013: Category 1 – Creating New Product, Process or Technology; Category 2 – Modifying Existing Product, Process or Technology; and Category 3 – Creating New or Modifying Existing Product, Process or Technology by Young Inventors. 15 entries from Category 1; 12 entries from Category 2; and 16 entries from Category 3 were shortlisted during the Preliminary Assessment Stage. CIPTA participants who were successful at this preliminary stage would then submit a complete project report for the Final Presentation and Evaluation stage.

In this final stage, participants were required to present their inventions in front of a panel of international and local judges. Each participating team or individual was given 20 minutes to demonstrate and explain their products and followed by a 20 minute question-and-answer session with the panel of judges. The judging panel evaluated the projects based on different criteria and weightage in accordance to the 3 categories of the competition.

CIPTA 2013 is the fifth installment of the biennial competition since its inauguration in 2005. CIPTA 2013 is organised by Institut Teknologi Brunei in partnership with Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd. CIPTA is an acronym for ‘Creative, Innovative Product and Technological Advancement’. The theme of CIPTA 2013 is ‘Reaching an innovative society for a sustainable future’, which is in line with the global effort to address sustainability issues through innovative approaches.

The winning projects and inventors will be announced during the CIPTA 2013 Award Ceremony that will be held on (today) Monday, 25 March 2013 at the Songket Ballroom, Rizqun International Hotel. All the participating inventions will also be showcased in an exhibition that will take place in Sutera Hall, Level 4, at the same venue. The one-day exhibition is opened to the public from 12 noon to 5 pm.


The successful event


On 23rd March 2013, KFC and Fitness Zone held a partner appreciation event for their sponsors and partners that have helped them in realizing the KFC Fitness Zone 3 On 3 Streetball Challenge 2013 Season 1 at Airport Mall.

“KFC and Fitness Zone may have taken the first step in promoting 3 On 3 Street basketball in a large scale but it is our sponsors and partners support that help us to go this far and we want to thank them each personally” says Wu Chun, Managing Director of Fitness Zone.

“In gratitude of their support, we always think of ways how to help our sponsors and partners to promote their business and/or organizations” says Jonathan Bong, Senior Marketing Manager, KFC B Sdn Bhd. Beside the standard publicity for sponsors such as billboards, lamp post banners, tee shirts, A boards and so on, KFC and Fitness Zone, with the help of their event organizers Trinity and Good Game, utilizes KFC and Fitness Zone’s marketing channels such as cinema ads, social media to name a few and even creating activities for their partners. The popular You•C1000 Obstacle Challenge currently available at Airport Mall being one of those activities. “Currently, our partners like our tray liner the most because with 14 outlets throughout Brunei, our partner’s advertisement can quickly reach out to a lot of people” added Jonathan Bong.

Business aside, with the creation of the Hopes In The Hoop initiative as part of the KFC Fitness Zone 3 on 3 Streetball Challenge, partners and sponsors sees part of their support going for a good cause as KFC and Fitness Zone strive to raise funds for a good cause to be decided at the end of the year as part of their CSR initiative.

KFC Fitness Zone and their event organizers Good Game and Trinity would like to take this opportunity to give big thanks the following partners and sponsors: Imperial Sports, The Brunei Times, Kristal FM, Palm Garden Hotel, Hui Huang Enterprise, Hemaviton, Mobile One, Handsome Enterprise, Tutti Frutti Citis Square, PHLS Sdn Bhd, YGK Jewellery Sdn Bhd, Honey Carsmart Sdn Bhd, Revive, Intracorp Sdn Bhd, BruneiBasketball.com, Integ Technology System and Boxnation.  


Comedy Night next weekend


Comedy Night Part 1 is organized by 1stopbrunei.com and the main partners are UBDFM and Ranoadidas.com

This comedy night will contain different mini comedic plays as well as a few singing acts by youths.The performers are Shavez, A’aqiil, Mathien and Kevin.They have had experience with SEEDs, BADs and their respective school clubs.

The aim of the comedy night is to provide entertainment to Brunei and make it affordable for everyone to view local acts and drama. And it is also to serve as a platform for Bruneians to show case their talents.

The show will be on April 6th, Saturday, 7:45 pm, at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, KKBS, Ground floor. 

The tickets are only $5 for students and $10 for adults. You can purchase the ticket at Lazeeza Restaurant at Hj Daud Complex, Gadong (same row with CA Mohd, the old branch at Gadong).

More information on the event and venue information can be found here.


RTB Carnival


The 4th Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB) Media Carnival kicked off last weekend in lined with RTB’s desire to give the public a glimpse of how the state media operates.

The carnival, which will end on March 24, also indirectly serves as a platform to scope out new talents through reality-based activities that are carried out in the various booths.

Other objectives and aims of the carnival also include showcasing RTB’s latest developments especially on the migration to digital, promoting their products, interacting with the public to receive feedback on services, and to survey the interests of viewers from all ages and backgrounds.

There were also a number of activities including An-Nuur, a talkshow that discusses the topic of “The spreading of Islam through media” by two panellists who were specially invited, “Pantun Ria”, an entertainment segment that uses interaction techniques on the audience, and many more.

An audition session was also held for those who were interested in becoming radio presenters, a TV or news presenter, and others.

At the same time, a training and workshop session will also be carried out during the whole carnival.

The Acting Director of RTB, Hj Muhd Suffian Hj Bungsu said that broadcasting technology was advancing rapidly and in line with this, RTB had compiled initiatives towards the migration of the analogue broadcasting system to the digital system.

Hj Muhd Suffian also said in his speech that relevant departments at RTB had been working towards improving the quality and quantity of the content shown through a number of initiatives.

Some of the initiatives he shared included raising the percentage of the local programmes from 51 per cent to 70 per cent for TV RTB1 and from 13 per cent to 40 per cent for TV RTB2 gradually or by stages. There are also plans to publish programmes that would add value to the community such as the Wawasan 2035 and National Development programmes, district news as a stand-alone, and to add more news on local sports, and many more.

Present as guest of honour during the opening event was Dato Paduka Hj Abd Wahab Juned, the Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office.

The deputy minister, in his speech, said that RTB served as a development platform through its services that cover several key areas, in line with its vision to be a dynamic and major organisation in the development of the country.

“RTB is a broadcaster and tongue as a liaison between the government and the public through information in order to make an informed society which will lead the society to thrive as well as contribute to national development.”

“Therefore, RTB has a responsibility that has some major dimensions including portraying the greatness of His Majesty’s leadership and country, highlighting the government’s services for the welfare of the society, role in lifting the superiority of Islam as the official religion, and Malay language as the official language in Brunei, and many more.”

A number of government departments, production houses and mass media participated in this year’s carnival. Text by Eleena Teoh of The Brunei Times and images courtesy of RTB Facebook page.






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