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3 more days :D

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

AITI Carnival a success


The Minister of Communications toured the carnival at AITI last Sunday morning. He was accompanied by Chief Executive of AITI.

KapowBurger founder talking to the Minister

The Minister shaking hands with founder of Sip N Tell

Shake, shake, shake.. The guys working hard all day for Sip N Tell

The Minister asked all the vendors if they based their business online.. Almost all of them do their business online.. Amazing!!

AITI associates enjoying the afternoon at the AITI carnival

Business as usual at the carnival

Athirah was in charge of AITI carnival. Well done 😀

Nina making an appearance at AITI carnival

Face painting by Fun Bee Park

Lego Display by BULAT

FIFA 13 tournament was also held

Wanna dance?

Demo by GetFitCrossFit at AITI carnival

Quenching their thirst with Sip N Tell

Hello beautiful ladies 😀

FIFA 13 in progress

The custom made Macross Lego

Stormstroopers making an appearance

Feefy and Zatty 😀

Hello crossfitters

Happy 10 years, AITI


Late post: Beach clean up with FZ and Korean Embassy


Group photo before the beach clean up at Muara Beach. Click image to enlarge.

Some 50 volunteers rolled up their sleeves and collected litter alongMuara Beach for a good cause two weeks ago.

Volunteers and representatives from the Korean Embassy in BruneiDarussalam, Fitness Zone, members of Meragang Secondary School’s Korean Language and Culture Club as well as members of the Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s (UBD) KCC participated in the event to create awareness for the upcoming World Environmental Day set to take place on June 5.

Volunteers were divided into three groups and assigned three different areas at the beach clean-up organised by Fitness Zone in collaboration with the Korean Embassy in the nation.

Among present to lend a hand were the counsellor and deputy chief of mission for the South Korean Embassy, Sung-eun Kim and Wu Chun, international movie star and owner of the Fitness Zone.

“I love beaches especially here in Brunei… Previously, Fitness Zone conducted a similar event at Bukit Shahbandar Recreational Park. The Korean Embassy heard about this and was interested. After much discussions, we finally had a chance to collaborate and invited volunteers to make the event happen today,” shared Wu Chun.

“Beaches are beautiful and natural environments and it is our responsibility to take care of it,” he added.

The awareness wave is not stopping solely at Muara Beach. In fact, the actor/owner of the fitness club shared more events to come.

“This is only a warm up, next month starting on the June 6 till June 7, Fitness Zone will hold a two-day event where we will collect un-purchased bread or baked goods from local bakeries on June 6. On June 7, we will be heading to Shahbandar to clean up the forest then right after that we will head straight to Tungku beach for a beach clean-up… It’ll be like a marathon. When all is done, we will feast on the baked goods that we had collected,” he said in reference to this year’s World Environment Day theme, “Think-Eat-Save”.

To encourage more to join the upcoming events, Fitness Zone will also be approaching schools to take part as well as members of the public, added Wu Chun.

“Those who are interested to take part in the environmentally friendly cause are welcome to register as a volunteer at Fitness Zone Kiulap,” he shared.

In addition, those who register as volunteers will receive a complimentary three-day pass at Fitness Zone. Text by Adib Noor of The Brunei Times.

Counsellor and deputy chief of mission for the South Korean Embassy, Sung-eun Kim represented the Korean Embassy to Brunei in the beach clean up

Did you know Wu Chun studied in RMIT before? Just like me 😀

Warm up exercise conducted by Fitness Zone

Members of the Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s (UBD) Korean Culture Club

This guy was pretty enthusiastic during the warm up

Students from the Meragang Secondary School’s Korean Language and Culture Club

Fitness Zone representatives involved during the clean up at Muara Beach

Kim found interesting rubbish

Wu Chun helping out too during the beach clean up


Show casing the GT-R MY13 at Times Square


Boustead Sdn Bhd’s customers were recently treated to a fun movie night that paid homage to the ultimate Japanese super car, Nissan GT-R MY13.

Featured in the latest instalment of the blockbuster series, “Fast & Furious 6”, the premium edition of the legendary car was exhibited prior to the screening of the movie at Times Square Shopping Complex.

In addition, guests were treated to a delectable selection of light refreshments courtesy of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf before heading off to watch the action packed movie.

Introduced in the Sultanate by the father of GT-R, Kazutoshi Mizuno, in December 2012, the GT-R MY13 Premium Edition features many enhancements and improvements from its previous predecessors in terms of performance, ride and handling.

This can be felt in the sharper mid-range engine response, high-end acceleration as well as the chassis which gives the super car the “glued-to-the-ground” handling and “rock-solid” stability at super high speeds.

As if that is not enough to be impressed with, a greater level of customisation is possible as there are three ranges available in the market Pure Edition, Black Edition and Premium Edition.

The showcased model sports a stylish two-tone interior; amber red leather with a hint of black complements the unique blue body colour.

To get a chance to view the Pure Edition of the supercar, members of the public can also drop by Boustead’s Nissan Showroom. For more information, call Boustead’s Nissan at 2431333 or add them on Facebook. Text by Ammirul Adnan of The Brunei Times.

Taken at the Nissan Beribi Showroom




It's about the journey

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Breakast at McDonald’s


Click image to enlarge. Breakfast at McDonald’s


HRH representing G-Force


Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah receiving certificate of participation from Datin Paduka Hjh Adina, the Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. Her Royal Highness represented her netball team G-Force who came 4th in the Setia Motors Netball Tournament VIII 2013.

Her Royal Highness of G-Force against Red Butterfly

Her Royal Highness of G-Force against Red Butterfly

Her Royal Highness of G-Force against Red Butterfly

Her Royal Highness of G-Force in action

Her Royal Highness with her team-mates of G-Force

More pictures from netball tournament tomorrow



iCare from AITI


Guest of honour, the Minister of Communications cutting the cake to commemorate AITI’s 10 year annivesary with the board members of AITI

Established on 1 January 2003, the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) celebrated its 10th year with a one day carnival held at the AITI premises.

Besides commemorating its 10 years of establishment, the carnival aims to promote and create public awareness on the roles and functions of AITI as Brunei Darussalam’s telecommunications regulator and promoter of the ICT industry.

The Guest of Honour that launched the AITI Carnival was Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar, Minister of Communications. Also, present at the event was the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Communications and Chairman of AITI, Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yusof, ambassadors and high commissioners, previous and current AITI Members of Authority, senior officials from various government institutions, representatives from the ICT industry and media.

The launching ceremony today officiated with the cutting of the 10th anniversary cake by the Guest of Honour. In his welcoming remarks, the Chief Executive of AITI, Awang Hj Yahkup bin Hj Menudin, mentioned that his direction will be focusing on telecommunications regulation and growing the local ICT industry in the next three years.

At the same time, the Guest of Honour also launched AITI’s iCare program. The iCare initiative is to introduce a proactive and positive intervention culture in AITI. The objective is to instill proactive and positive intervention behavior among AITI staff to value life; to care for people around them; to care for Health, Safety, Security, the Environment and the organization.

The invited guests during the launch of AITI Carnival

Hj Yahkup, CE of AITI, delivering his welcoming remarks and the milestones achieved by AITI in the past 10 years

The Minister launched AITI’s iCare program

A special momento given to the guest of honour

The AITI Carnival was opened to public from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Also available are the AITI information booths to promote AITI’s functions and achievements. The Guest of Honour and invited guests also toured the AITI SMART Gallery showcasing the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) technologies. AITI’s industry partners such as TelBru, DST, B-Mobile and NiAT Sdn Bhd supported the event with displays and promotion of their products and services. Other stakeholders that participated in the carnival were SMARTER, Pusat Ehsan, Persatuan Gemilang Daerah Tutong and Persekutuan Radio Amatur Negara Brunei Darussalam.

Visitors enjoyed a wide selection of carnival activities from popular vendors such as Cotton Candy Mobile, Enya Bijoux, Hayaa Musfirah, Beebo’s Bakers, KaPow burger, Naforrer boutique, Shiiz Candies, Sip N Tell, The Sandwich Club and Vanilla Kitchen. The public immersed themselves in fun filled activities, games and competitions specially arranged by AITI, including magic performance by SPADES, Xbox Kinect for kids, mini-golf “3-hole-in-1 in a row game” and AITI Quiz competition. For the gaming community there were game console competitions for FIFA and Street Fighter.

Other highlights of the carnival were Lego displays by Brunei Usergroup Lego And Technic (BULAT), fitness demonstration by Getfit Crossfit, face painting, bouncer and Yoda Obstacles Course and special meet and greet appearance by the “Ada Apa Dengan Rina” casts and Nina Iskandar, the first Bruneian to sign a contract with MIG, Malaysia. Star Wars fans had the opportunity to capture a photo moment with the Star Wars – Storm Troopers. AITI also took this opportunity to spread the road safety messages through Road Safety mascots.

In conjunction with the 10th year anniversary, AITI had organized a series of activities, these include a mass prayer held on 16 May 2013, at the Ash-Shaleehin mosque and an Instagram Competition held between 6 May and 20 May 2013 with the theme “Celebrating 10 years of AITI”. The most anticipated event of this carnival was the prize-presentation ceremony for the winners of the Girls in ICT Day “Clip-IT” video-making competition, which was held from 25 April and closed on 17 May 2013, as well as AITI Instagram, Quiz and Console Competitions. It is hoped that the carnival will further unite the AITI management and staff, ICT players, key stakeholders and members of the public towards a memorable celebration that will mark another chapter of AITI’s history.

Jasmine.. Why are you so tall? :p

The happy faces of AITI

The National Broadband Network & Services Group

More pictures tomorrow



Netcom Computer House



What a deal with HSBC via SIA


From May 13-30 , HSBC Debit Card holders are able to enjoy exceptionally low fares with Singapore Airlines, on selected destinations. In addition, the card holders will also be rewarded with up to 5,000 KrisFlyer miles upon completion of each round trip.

Customers can choose from over 20 destinations, with the travelling period from May 13 until November 30. Destinations include Singapore, Perth, London, Paris, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo and Mumbai. The special all in airfare starts from as low as B$250 to Singapore and return trip to Paris costs only B$1,966.

Great response on the HSBC deals with Singapore Airlines

For enquiries, HSBC Debit Card holders can call the Singapore Airlines hotline at 2227256 or 2225808. All tickets must be purchased at Singapore Airline Office using an HSBC Debit Card by May 30.

“This promotion has been well received by our customers,” shared Lyndsay Rajah, Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management. “For those who are looking to take a break and enjoy their dream vacation, don’t miss out and take advantage of our exclusive deals!” she further added. With HSBC Debit Card, customers are able to make their purchase transactions at local and overseas merchants with electronic payment terminals that accept VISA card as a payment mode. Cardholders can also carry the HSBC Debit card with peace of mind because of its enhanced security. It assures protection of the data stored in the card and offers user authentication facilities which protects customers’ cards from being fraudulently copied, and reduces the potential of fraud.

The last day deal will be on 30th May 2013.. So hurry!!!


Grab this opportunity


Click image to enter website

This is another version of the LEAP grant by the Brunei Economic Development Board and it’s called Start Up Brunei. This was recently launched in March where it aimed at introducing funds to those who are in need of funds to progress especially those with innovatives ideas. LEAP is more of creating a prototype that hopefully can translate to a revenue streamline. As for SUB, it’s more on the business and innovative ideas that you want to pursue but it’s the funds that is holding you back!!

Hence, BEDB created this programme and their objective is straight forward –> To get the startups going and on their feet. This is Daniel Leong’s baby project and he is BEDB’s Senior Manager for innovation and New Initiatives. He shared that SUB applicants can get financial assistance up to BND 50,000 and there’s also an additional relocation incentive of BND 30,000 for overseas entrepreneur. So I believe this is a great programme that also acknowledges oversea entrepreneurs.

You want to know more then click here and view the details on their official website and you can also click here for the presentation slide. The application has just open today and the closing date has extended until 28th June. Start Up Brunei will also be showcasing in this year’s CommunicAsia in Singapore.

Daniel Leong, BEDB’s Senior Manager for innovation and New Initiatives, briefed about Start Up Brunei, during the launch of the program back in March. Click image to enter website for more details.

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Home & Away promotion


Great deals from Gloria Jean’s Coffee, Century Travel Centre, Fitness Zone, Savy’s Brasserie, Triple Star Enterprise and many more. Check out the special deals on the poster. All you need is an HSBC Credit Card 😀


Wanting to fly to Korea?


Crazy about K – Pop and Korean Drama? Been told that you look like a Korean Artiste?  Then join KFC’s K-Pop Makeover contest, brought to you by KFC’s Spicy Korean Crunch. The grand winner will receive a return ticket for two to South Korea. There are also other great prizes from our event partners.

To join the contest, interested parties just need to purchase any Spicy Korean Crunch Combo meal where they will receive a registration form. All they need to do is to fill in the forms, attach their receipt of purchase and also a photo of them doing their best Korean star impression. Shortlisted participants will be notified via phone calls that they qualified to the next round and their next to do tasks.

Interested participants from the age of 13 and above can join the main category where the winning prize is the above mentioned tickets to Korea. Children from age 5 to 12 can join the Kid’s category.  

“Beside the K-Pop makeover contest, customers that purchase the 3 piece Spicy Korean Crunch combo meal will also receive extra goodies from our event partners,” says Jonathan Bong, Senior Marketing Manager, KFC B Sdn Bhd. These extra goodies range from discount vouchers from The FaceShop, IA Saloon and Fun Bee Park to Kimchi, from Seoul Garden. These extra goodies are on a while stock last basis.

Registration period for the Spicy Korean Crunch K-Pop Makeover Contest is from 20th May to 2nd June. For more information, customers can check out KFC Brunei on facebook and mobile phone apps.

I’m already suggesting one of my best friends to join since Korea is one of her destinations *lol* Anyway this is open to those with a valid Brunei IC (Yellow, Red and Green). You can check out more details on their KFC page. So good luck to the participants.

This is the KFC Korean Crunch.. It’s spicy and I love it 😀




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