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Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News


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Netball tournament is back!!


The tournament is back once again. It’s happening this 24th and 26th May and did you know this is the 8th Setia Motors Netball Open Tournament? I never know it has been that long and Setia Motors Netball tournament is perhaps the biggest netball of the lot and this year the prize money has increased as well. Secondly they have introduced a Male category for this year’s netball edition. Cool!!

NN Speed won the tournament last year while Strivers XOXO won the Novice Category. Last year also saw the participation of Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah for team G-Force and Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzillah Lubabul Bolkiah for team Ivy League which came second place in last year’s tournament.

Nurul was in action for Ivy League last year. Will she be back again?

Ivy League vs NN Speed in last year’s tournament

This year there won’t be any novice category. Instead Setia Motors have introduced Male Category. You can obtain the forms from Hyundai Showroom at Setia Motors at Beribi. See the details as below.

Two categories – Male Open and Female Open
Date: 24th and 26th May 2013

Manager – 1 person
Coach – 1 person
Welfare Officer – 1 person
Players – 12 players
Total – 15 people

Total of admission – 12 players (for male and female)

Admission fee: B$200

Champion – Trophy (Round Robin), Individual medals, B$750.00
1st Runner Up – Individual medals & B$550.00
3rd – Individual medals & B$350.00

Champion – Trophy (Round Robin), Individual medals, B$750.00
1st Runner Up – Individual medals & B$550.00
3rd – Individual medals & B$350.00

Closing Date for admission:
Friday 10th May 2013

Managers’ meeting:
22nd May 2013 at 4pm


Pantai Restaurant Reopens


The facelift of the interior of the Pantai Restaurant

I like the idea of the “Kain Tenunan” being used as the featured wall of the Pantai Restaurant

A lot of local cultural symbols being used as deco

The nicely designed swing door that have Brunei cultural carvings on them

The walkway to the Pantai Restaurant

I have yet to experience sitting by the pool

The best view to watch the sunset from the Pantai Restaurant

After months of renovation, it’s back to business for Pantai Restaurant at The Empire Hotel & Country Club and it was officially opened last Wednesday by the guest of honour Deputy Minister of Finance Dato Paduka Hj Bahrin Abdullah.

I’m quite impressed by the interior design and the layout of the restaurant. The structure mostly stay the same but you will notice a lot of effort and work have been done to make the dining experience more refreshing with ambience.

As mentioned in the speech by interim General Manager of The Empire Hotel, John Scanlon, that the restaurant incorporates the natural elements as well as the breath taking view of the sea. I kinda like the selection of the dishes though surprisingly I didn’t eat much that night. The dishes that I recommend are the Beef Prime Ribs, the crabs and the Pantai Lamb Shank Pie Sweet Potato. I didn’t touch the salad area and from the pictures you can tell that there are quite a selection of them.

What I’m impressed also are the seatings by the pool outside the Pantai Restaurant. It gives another atmospheric setting and it’s quite ideal if you want to have a more intimate dining experience with friends and families.

A walking distance from the restaurant, there is another dining area know as the Zen Pavilion which caters to Teppanyaki dishes and there are plenty of choices to choose from as well. I kind like the scallop dish but I didn’t get to try the other dishes from Zen Pavilion. So it seems that the stakeholders of the Pantai Restaurant have done a tremendous job in bringing a much livier dining experience for patrons and in-house guests to enjoy not just the food they serve but the ambience at the Pantai Restaurant.

From what I was told that the Pantai Restaurant is fully booked until the weekend. I’m pretty sure it will be busy as well after the weekend since the demand is still high.

The Pantai Restaurant is open during lunch time from 11am to 3pm and open for dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm and is closed on Thursdays. The price of the buffet is BND 48++ (half priced for kids) and it is only available for Friday and Saturday dinner. As normal, Monday to Wednesday are ala carte. For further enquires, those interested may contact The Empire Hotel and Country club at 2417700.

Guest of honour Deputy Minister of Finance Dato Paduka Hj Bahrin Abdullah officiated the opening of the Pantai Restaurant

John Scalon, interim General Manager of The Empire Hotel, in his welcoming remarks

US Ambassador Daniel L Shields with Tigerlim

The buffet is only available on Fridays and Saturdays

The ambience at the Pantai Restaurant

Sausage galore

Chilli crab 😀

I love this dish – Pantai Lamb Shank Pie Sweet Potato

Geek in White blogger with Tigerlim

Zen Pavilion serving Teppanyaki

Living cooking by the chef from Zen Pavilion

Bloggers and social media at the dinner last Wednesday

Representatives from BIG magazine

My media buddies enjoying their dinner


Lucky draw from Netcom


Dzulbaharin Hj Sulaiman won the grand prize – a Dell Optiplex 9010 – presented by General Manager of Netcom Computer House Jackie Lim. This is the 2nd grand draw of the year.

Netcom Computer House today held its grand draw for its lucky draw promotion and this was the second lucky draw in a year for Netcom has its part of giving back for the support to their valuable customers.

All the grand prizes were Dell Products. The first place was a Dell Optiplex 9010 all-in-one Desktop which was won by Dzulbaharin Hj Sulaiman. In second place was Hjh Hayati who won Dell Inspiron 15R notebook while third place winner Azmie Iskandar won a Dell Inspiron 14Z.

Nine other winners also received consolation prizes which consisted brands of Prolink, Trendnet, Kingston & Kaspersky.

Present to hand over the consolation prizes were the Managing Director of Netcom Computer House Vincent Goh while the grand prizes were hand over by the General Manager of Netcom Computer House Jackie Lim. 

In addition Netcom also just release latest notebook by Dell which was the touch notebook. Images below courtesy of Tom of United Daily.

The lucky draw prizes given away this morning

Hjh Hayati who won Dell Inspiron 15R notebook

Azmie Iskandar won a Dell Inspiron 14Z

Group photo with the winners and consolation winners with Vincent Goh and Jackie Lim

Buy this model and also other models such as Inspiron 14z, XPS and Vostro series and you will get a Starbucks tumbler too 😀


National Day with RBC


Spend quality time with your family in conjunction with the upcoming National Family Day 2013 celebration with Royal Brunei Catering (RBC).

Royal Brunei Catering has organised a range of special promotions for the celebration, themed ‘My Family, My Future’, on May 5 and 12 at Emperor’s Court, Dynasty Restaurant, Seasons Restaurant and The Airport Restaurant & Coffee Shop.

On May 5 and 12, a special set menu at B$388, B$488 and B$588 will be offered at both Emperor’s Court and Dynasty Restaurant.

On May 5, The Airport Restaurant & Coffee Shop also offers a Mediterranean Buffet Dinner from 6.30pm to 10pm at B$25 per adult and B$15 per child. On May 12, both Seasons Restaurant (from 11.30am to 4pm) and The Airport Restaurant & Coffee Shop (from 11am to 3pm), will organise a special buffet brunch available at B$25 per adult and B$15 per child.

During the two-day promotional period, there will be a complementary Laneige “Skin Care Gift Box” for every spending of B$200 and above in a single receipt (while stocks last).

Dining customers will also stand a chance to win a Luminox Ladies Watch valued at B$590. In addition, non-Dining Privilege Card members can get a free Dining Privilege Card per single receipt during the promotion.

RBC Dining Privilege Card members are entitled to a 10 per cent discount.


MAYFROTH tomorrow!!


Guess what? Tomorrow Gloria Jeans is celebrating a Star Wars themed event at their outlet at Citis Square. There will be a Star Wars Lego display from members of @bulatlego and you will also get a free Star Wars Minifig Magnet for purchases more than BND 25 in a single receipt (while stock lasts).


Comedy Night Part II


It’s happening this Sunday, 5th May 2013. This is a follow up to the success of the first Comedy Night which took place early April. The Comedy Night compromised a group of UBD Students organised by 1stopbrunei.com and it’s always good to see the passion and pride of the students in carrying out their project.

So what can you expect from Comedy Night II? Well, it’s gonna have a similar format as the first where there will be bits of music and of course comedy sketches to entertain the crowd. You can check out the pictures below taken from the previous Comedy Night. The tickets are selling at $7 each and the proceeds will go to the Wildlife Club. You can purchase the tickets at Lazeeza cafe at Hj Daud Complex at Gadong, near CA Mohd. or contact Shavez of 1stopbrunei.com at 878 5714 or Hidayat of UBD FM at 899 9234. For more details, you can email at 1stopbrunei(a)gmail.com

The event will be held at The Core, UBD and it will feature local singers too such as Hill Zaini, Erny and Mus. The event is brought to you by 1stopbrunei.com with the support of KNK (Brunei Tourism), Entrepreneurship @ Campus (EAC) and Ranoadidas.com

Images from Comedy Night I



Thai Chi Buffet


Seasons Restaurant is offering their valued customers a Thai Chi Buffet on May 3 and 4, with a three-rotation menu for customers to choose from.

Dinner on May 3 and 4 is available from 7pm to 10pm priced at B$25 per adult and B$15 per child. On May 4, a Thai Chi Buffet lunch will be served from 11.30am to 2pm at B$18 per adult and B$12 per child.

Meanwhile, the International Buffet Dinner will be back at Seasons Restaurant after the Thai Chi Buffet promotion which is available every Friday and Saturday, from 7pm to 10pm at B$25 per adult and B$15 per child.

For both the Thai Chi Buffet and International Buffet Dinner, RBC Dining Privilege Card members are entitled to get a special 10 per cent discount.

Free basement parking at ARH Centrepoint is inclusive with a minimum spending of B$20 and above. No service charge is added. Surau facilities are also available.





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