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Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

The New 5-door Peugeot 208


Let Your Body Drive Peugeot 208


Netcom Computer House

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Seafood in the City

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Netball tournament is back!!

Double Daily to KL soon

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Carolyn wins “aMaZeUs” Competition


The British High Commission announced the winner of the “aMaZeUs” Competition and revealed the new livery for its hybrid car. The competition organised in collaboration with the iCentre and open to everyone in Brunei’s talented design community, was to create new artwrok to decorate the High Commission’s Prius.

The theme of the competition was “Innovation and Research”.

British High Commission Rob Fenn with winner Carolyn Lee with the newly designed Prius

British High Commission Rob Fenn saying a few remarks about the competition

One of the consolation winners – Rommel A. Oliveros

2nd place winner – Richard Chin

His Excellency recording the event

Group photo with the winners and organisers and the British High Commission

This is designed by Carolyn Lee who also have won a few design competitions


Hot deals with HSBC and SIA


One of the best offers is flying to Singapore via SQ for just BND 250 even by swiping with your HSBC Debit Card



Another wet weekend?

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News


Extended registration for netball tourney


For your info, the Setia Motors Netball Tournament VIII 2013 competition’s registration is extended until 15th of May and it should be done by 4pm


HSBC promotion for Mother’s Day


HSBC is offering hot deals on a wide range of indulgent and sumptuous culinary delights, as well as delectable baked treats this Mothers’ Day.

From May 10 to 12, HSBC Credit Card and HSBC Visa Debit Card holders will receive special discounts when they treat their loved ones at All Seasons Restaurant; Kitaro Japanese Restaurant; Nur Wanita Restaurant and Catering; and Mum’s Bakery & Cake House. Discounts range from 15 to 35 per cent when using their HSBC Credit or Visa Debit Cards.

Additionally, all HSBC Credit and Debit Card holders who swipe either their HSBC Credit or Debit cards at both local or overseas merchants from May 6 to July 6 will stand a chance of winning a prize in the Red Hot Credit Card and Debit Card promotion. One lucky credit card winner, and one lucky debit card winner will be selected every month to win the monthly prize of up to 200,000 reward points, or up to $3,000 rebate respectively (terms and conditions apply.


Have you been to Killiney?


Killiney coffee. Now you can dine in at Killiney Kopitiam located at Times Square, below the escalator, nearest to HSBC ATM.

Take a journey back to the good old days by enjoying the freshly brewed coffee and tantalising aroma of warm kaya (coconut egg jam) toast at Killiney Kopitiam, newly opened at Times Square Shopping Centre.

With Killiney Kopitiam outlets in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Australia, and now Brunei, it’s hard to believe that it all began back in 1919 at the Kheng Hoe Heng Coffeeshop in a shophouse on Killiney Road, Singapore.

The visionary behind the brand is Woon Tek Seng, a Hainanese who tried his best to preserve Hainanese culture by producing quality coffee and kaya toasts.

In addition to its popular staples, Killiney Kopitiam also offers local favourites, such as Chicken Curry served with French loaf, Mee Rebus (a boiled noodle dish), Mee Siam (sweet and tangy Siamese noodles), and its famous Singaporean laksa (spicy noodle soup), which is prepared using a secret recipe that has been passed down through generations.

The menu items are also of good value, as each item is priced under $10.

According to Killiney International Pte Ltd Business Development Manager Woon Tien Wei, the eatery serves comfort food that is popular throughout Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei.

“It’s like something you would eat right after you wake up: coffee, kaya toast, half-boiled eggs and even the classics like chicken curry,” said Woon.

“It is a bit different here in Brunei and we would like to learn a little bit more so we can cook something that is in tune to the locals’ palate.”

Woon also stated that Killiney is a place where food and heritage are kept untouched, despite being contemporised.

For those who are interested, please visit Killiney Kopitiam located at the ground floor of Times Square Shopping Centre, near the ATM machines. The outlet operates from 7.30am until 8pm until further notice. Text courtesy of Ikhwan Salleh of The Brunei Times.

The cornflake fillings.. I prefer the one with kaya

I managed to catch this shot with my phone

One of the favourite dishes – currrryyyy…

Bridgette helping out at Killiney

There is also outside seating

Woon Tien Wei, Killiney International Pte Ltd Business Development Manager(2nd from left), has been training the staff during his stay in Brunei. He is related to the family who founded Killiney Kopitiam.


Celebrate Mother’s Day at MSC


Celebrate Mother’s Day at Mabohai Shopping Complex this weekend


Comedy Night Part II


This was the second Comedy Night organised by 1stopbrunei.com supported by EAC @ UBD and ranoadidas. It was another great turn out last Sunday at The Core and the pacing of the acts were much of an improvement from the 1st Comedy Night. Will there be a part III? Thanks Jessie and Sean for the company last Sunday 😀

Anyway, sorry Shavez that I missed your final act and congratulations on your 1stopbrunei.com on hitting the 50,000 hits mark. The portal for Brunei which contains many aspects about Brunei from education, SMEs, Tourism, Wildife to entertainment was launched just late last year. The founders were in Maktab Duli at that moment and at present are in UBD . The website provides a platform for local artists as well as creative people who have an interest in Artwork, videos, Music,drama as well who are doing small businesses who can advertise themselves for free. There is also a popular Job Vacancy section.


Mother’s Day promo at Concepts Computer



Buffet Brunch at Airport Restaurant


National Family Day celebrations are carrying on until the weekend for Royal Brunei Catering’s (RBC) Airport Restaurant & Coffee Shop, who are offering a one-off Special Buffet Brunch this coming Sunday, May 12.

Dishes featured in the Special Buffet Brunch include sumptuous dishes such as Beef Goulash, Roasted Chicken, and Chicken Teriyaki, among others, as well as an array of international salads and desserts.

The eatery will open its buffet doors to customers from 11am to 3pm, charging $25 per adult, and $15 per child.

A special treat goes out to customers spending $200 or more on a single receipt, as they will receive a complimentary Laneige skincare gift box. Diners will also stand a chance to win a Luminox Ladies watch worth $590.

For those yet to own an RBC Dining Privilege Card, spending at least $80 on a single receipt will automatically earn them a free membership. For existing RBC DPC holders, they will receive a 10 per cent discount when dining in at any RBC restaurant.

For more information, or to make a reservation, please call Airport Restaurant & Coffee Shop at 2331853 or 2339207. Text by Zatty Joanda of The Brunei Times.



SK, here I come!!

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

The New 5-door Peugeot 208


Let Your Body Drive Peugeot 208

Netcom Computer House


Click image to see more of Netcom Computer House from their Facebook Page

Seafood in the City


Click image to enter website 


Netball tournament is back!!
Double Daily to KL soon


Click image to enter website


Tomorrow’s the cut off date


There were some last minute changes to the registration of The Run. Yesterday was the cut off date for registration which can only be done online. However, the last day of payment will be Saturday, 11th of May by 11am especially for those who don’t own a BIBD account. This means that you either pay through BIBD’s Cash Deposit Machines or Counter. Anyway, just click the link here on the steps to register.

As for donation card collection, you need to collect at these joints:
Pusat Ehsan Bengkurong
Pusat Ehsan Kuala Belait
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Centerpoint
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Time square
Netcom Computer House The Mall, Gadong
Netcom Computer House Kiulap
Netcom Computer House Mulaut
Netcom Computer House Tutong

Yesterday Fina dropped her receipts for The Run at the drop off box at BIBD. You can either go to the Cash Deposit Machine at BIBD or you can over to the teller to help you with all the paper work before dropping it off at the drop box

Sam, see you at the finishing line of the Fun Run :p haha

Thank you for helping out and cutting out the forms 😀


An audience with Choi Byung Koo


Finally I personally meet His Excellency Choi Byung Koo, the Korean Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam. He’s a good conversationist and humourous too. Thank you for hosting us lunch.

Last Monday I had the privilege to be invited to the residence of the Korean Embassy for luncheon together with the Korean Ambassador to Brunei and Wu Chun, our superstar celebrity and also James and Tony, representatives from Borneo Bulletin and other guests. For me, it was more of breaking the ice session as I’ve never got acquainted with the Korean Ambassador to Brunei, His Excellency Choi Byung Koo.

I will be heading to South Korea if everything goes as planned in June and this was an invitation from the Korean Embassy which gives me the opportunity to explore the wonderful things that South Korea can offer. I’ve only transited at the Seoul airport on my way to San Francisco a few years ago. So I can’t wait for this grand opportunity to experience the culture of Korea. I love Korean food and I also love Kara *lol* For your info, Kara is one of my favourite girl band from Korea whom I had a huge crush during the Samsumg Galaxy Disk Award in Kuala Lumpur last January. Anyway, thank you to the Korean Embassy for this golden opportunity.

During lunch, Wu Chun revealed he has finished writing the book on his personal experience where he rose to stardom status and also the challenges he had to overcome. Currently it is written in Chinese but he hinted that it will be translated into English to cater to a wider audience. It’s most likely that his book will released later part of 2013. Wu Chun is also appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of the Republic of Korea since last year and he will be heading to Korea for an exchange programme.

Wu Chun with His Excellency Choi Byung Koo and his spouse (in green), Madam Kim Kyung Soo at the Korean Embassy’s residence

Our lunch was delicately prepared by Madam Kim Kyung Soo. The food was awesome and healthy too.


Spicy Korean Crunch


You should try this out!! I’m in love with it…

KFC PRODUCT LAUNCH: SPICY KOREAN CRUNCH. Riding on the Korean wave that’s hitting Brunei, KFC unveiled it’s latest promotion, Spicy Korean Crunch. This unique marinate features a blend of 7 chilies from around the world and the final fried chicken pieces are drizzled with a special spicy Korean sauce also called the spicy Gangnam sauce, which is a creation unique to KFC.

Imagine this scenario: It’s Sunday and you are waiting for your friend to pick you up from home for shopping. While waiting, you turn on the TV, it’s K-pop playing. Change the channel, it’s a Korean drama showing. Your TV brand is Korean. After a while, your Korean brand phone rings, your friend telling you that she is here, waiting inside a car which is also a Korean brand. You both spend the whole afternoon hopping from one Korean Brand cosmetic shop to the other. Now you both feel exhausted and hungry. Conveniently, KFC is nearby, so how about trying out the latest promotion, which is also Korean inspired?  

The Spicy Korean Crunch comes in a 2 piece combo and a 3 piece combo meal. The 2 piece Combo comes with 2 piece of Spicy Korean Crunch chicken, 1 regular potato corn salad, 4 piece potato wedges and 1 regular carbonated drink for a price of B$7.90. The 3 piece Combo comes with 3 piece of piece of Spicy Korean Crunch chicken, 1 regular potato corn salad, 4 piece potato wedges and 1 regular carbonated drink for a price of B$9.90

“In conjunction with the spicy Korean Crunch promotion, we are also working out Korean themed contest and giveaways later this month so we encourage our customers and Korean fans to keep a watch out on us,” says Jonathan Bong, Senior Marketing Manager. “An-Nyung-Ha-Se-Yo and Kam-Sa-Ham-Ni-Da,” added Del Goh, General Manager, KFC B Sdn Bhd. Press release from KFC Brunei.

My media friends trying to get the best angle for the shot

For now, it will replace the Spicy flavour if I’m not mistaken


Fish & Co promo this weekend


In conjunction of the Family Day celebration, Casual Dining Seafood Restaurant in town, Fish & Co. invites all to come and celebrate the occasion, “The Catch” Family Day style this Saturday 11th May and Sunday 12th May 2013.

In the spirit of fostering family values by spending quality time together with your family, Fish & Co. offers a 20% discount on 5 Seafood Platter range namely Seafood Platter for 1, Seafood Platter for 2, Seafood Galore, Seafood Feast, Feather and Fins Platter and 4 types of Pizza such as the Fiery Peri-Peri Chicken Pizza, Mediterranean Pizza, Seafood Pizza; scrumptious seafood baked with mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce and Black Pepper Chicken Pizza for all valid RBC DPC members. Just simply flash your RBC Dining Privilege Card to be entitled for the discount.

Treat your mum with the Soft shell crab salad or the Clams with Curry Butter sauce, taste the freshness and sweetness of clams in the signature curry butter sauce or try the latest edition of Bombay Fish & Chips, the all time favourite Fish & Chips marinated with an Indian herbs and spices or grilled Barramundi with sambal sauce and not forgetting the chilli crab spaghetti. Now that’s 1 big happy family.

Fish & Co. also offers birthday package for those who is interested to celebrate their birthday at Fish & Co. Birthday Package starts from $15.00 per head with a minimum booking of 40 paxs.

For further enquiries or bookings, please contact Fish & Co. at 2392 666 or 8647 931. Fish & Co. is located at No 18 &19, Ground Floor, Citis Square, Kg. Jaya Setia Berakas ‘A” Brunei Darussalam. Press release from Fish & Co.





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