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Maju Motors hosts


 Need For Speed

The big blockbuster this weekend – Need For Speed

It’s good to see Maju Motors (Volkswagen Brunei) creating activities for its customers from time to time. Previously they held a weekend carnival and also a meet-the-fan session for the DPMM FC players with the presentation of the grand lucky draw for the Volkswagen Jetta. This morning, Volkswagen Brunei invited its customers to The Mall Cineplex to enjoy a private screening of the much awaited Need for Speed movie which was premiered worldwide recently and more than 300 customers attended the private function catered just for them.

The Need for Speed movie, which saw its worldwide premiere just a few days back, showcases some of the world’s fastest cars like the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, Koenigsegg Agera, Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, McLaren P1, Saleen S7, and a rare GTA Spano as well as the 2015 Ford Mustang GT and a heavily modified 2014 Mustang equipped with a wide-boy kit. Although there were no Volkswagen models featured, but brands like the Bugatti and the Lamborghini are both part of the Volkswagen Group.

The event was held to show gratitude to its customers and also to strengthen ties between the customers and their families along with Maju Motors‘ employees. “2014 is an important year for us. Changes will be made to better serve you and it will all be done to assure your (the customers) satisfaction“, said Maju Motors Sdn Bhd Executive Director, Chan Key Hong. He added, “We are doing this to give you a better ownership experience.“

This was said after an introduction clip which explained “Why only Volkswagen can build a Volkswagen“, which was then followed by a few international advertisements from all around the world which were funny, catchy and entertaining. After the adverts were played, the Need for Speed movie was then featured, which is the highlight of the event.

The customers invited during the exclusive movie screening consisted of those owning any Volkswagen models ranging from the entry-level Polo, its bigger brother the newly launched Vento, all the way to the luxury SUV, Touareg.

Also invited were Volkswagen owners from the local Volkswagen-Audi Group (VAG), who are some of Volkswagen’s strongest supporters and a true example of the Volkswagen culture, made of young professionals and car enthusiasts. They portray the spirit of togetherness, friendship and family traits, this is what Volkswagen is about.

Private screening for Volkswagen owners

The customers waiting for the show at The Mall Cineplex this morning

Volkswagen customers registering at The Mall Cineplex

Volkswagen customers registering at The Mall Cineplex

Some clips from Volkswagen before the movie starts

Some of the Lamborghini collections at Maju Motors showroom… Vroom!!!!!



Technology brings us closer 

Rita Lim, Principal of Seri Mulia Sarjana International School, in her welcoming remarks

I stumbled across an article yesterday in the Weekend Bulletin as I read the news about Seri Mulia Sarjana International School (SMSIS) introducing their mobile apps exclusive for the SMSIS community. This mobile app is ideal for parents definitely who want to be up-to-date with the events and notifications from the said school. I believe this is the first school in Brunei that uses mobile apps and I won’t be surprise if other schools will follow suit as our society is very engaged when comes to mobile technology.

he school app is a one-stop portal for the parents of SMSIS that puts all school-related information at the parents’ fingertips. Forgotten circulars and missed school activities will now be a thing of the past as the school strives to build stronger parent–school relationship; a vital ingredient in assuring children’s success in school.

Datin Dr Hajah Asmah binti Haji Morni, Acting Director General of Education at the Ministry of Education, together with the founder of Seri Mulia Sarjana International School (SMSIS), Mary Lim were present during the launch. Parents were also invited for the launch of the mobile app.

Thumbs up to SMSIS for having this made possible. This is another useful tool to connect SMSIS with the parents of the students.

Alex Adjawi, Corporate Director of SMSIS presenting the benefits and features of the SMSIS App

Parents downloading the SMSIS app

I also downloaded the app on Apple store to have a look

A pretty useful app indeed especially for parents


b•mobile lays a helping hand 

From b•mobile: We would like to extend our deepest sympathy and concern to the family members and friends of the passengers and crew members involved in the missing aircraft MH370 since last Saturday, 8th March 2014.

With regards to this incident, we’re going an extra mile with the#PrayForMH370 Compassionate 089 Rates to help for the cause during this unfortunate period by offering lower rates for 089 International value calls to 13 countries; namely China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, France, USA, New Zealand, Ukraine, Canada, Russia, Netherlands and India, at only $0.20 per minute, starting from 14th March until 31st March 2014.

By doing so, we hope that this will allow subscribers to have a more convenient and easier way to contact and give support to their loved ones who may have been affected by the incident.

We prays for the safety of the passengers and crew of the flight and hope that the missing aircraft MH370 will soon be located.

Simply dial:

089 + Country Code + Area Code + Phone number

Great initiative from b•mobile


6 countries, 1 voice 

Chan Man Ching, Mariah Abdullah, Liyana Yus, Siti Kamaluddin and Fai Zaini (Team Brunei) at the Gala Premiere of Ikal Mayang 2014, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Late post: The voices through women are often unheard. It was interesting to know a film festival entitled “Ikal Mayang: Unspoken Truths” was showcased last weekend in Malaysia. It raises the awareness and sharing the women’s voices through filmmaking to reveal “Unspoken Truths”.

Ikal Mayang 2014 organised a 2-day festival at the Golden Screen Cinemas, in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. The event comprised film screenings, arts installations and music performances in and around the venue.

The biggest highlight of the festival was the premiere of an anthology of six 11-minute short films directed by South East Asian directors which include our own Bruneian Siti Kamaluddin. The other directors are Niramon Ross (Thailand), Shireen Seno (the Philippines), A.D. Chan (Singapore), Nia Dinata (Indonesia) and Datin Paduka Shuhaimi Baba (Malaysia).

Apart from that, the film festival showcased ten 2-minute clips featuring original stories by local Malaysian personalities and most of them are making their directorial debuts.

Low Ngai Yuen, President of WOMEN:girls, wants to keep the conversation going after the success of the first Ikal Mayang. She hopes that the 2 minute films will give more exposure to the directors regionally, showcasing a more diverse stories and this will also encourage younger directors to take on the challenge.

The line-up of directors for Ikal Mayang: Unspoken Truths include a wide range of women and girls from all ages and backgrounds such as Eja (also known as Siti Shahrizah), Elza Irdalynna, Ineza Roussille, Nora Nabila, Soefira Jaafar, Deborah Henry, Leia Aljoffery, Sharyn Lisa Shufiyan, Junad M. Nor and Melissa Indot; who will be helming their films with the support of Creative Director, Ida Nerina and Executive Producer, Lee Su May. The scripts selected were from a call for submissions from the public held early August 2013.

Ikal Mayang is an initiative under WOMEN:girls produced by Garang Pictures & big EyEs Entertainment to increase the share of women’s voices through filmmaking and screened in conjunction with the celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8 every year. WOMEN:girls is a non-profit organisation set to create an ideal world where women are empowered to be enablers for aspiring girls to achieve their dreams.

I’m trying to get hold of Siti Kamaluddin short film entitled “Mentari” which features a rising star Liyana Yus who was recently filmed in the upcoming movie called Yasmine, another film directed by Siti Kamaluddin.

Liyana Yus and Siti Kamaluddin at the Media Screening and Press Conference of Ikal Mayang 2014

Indonesian director Nia Dinata and Bruneian director Siti Kamaluddin

Niramon Ross, Nia Dinata, Siti Kamaluddin, AD Chan, Shireen Seno and Datin Paduka Shuhaimi Baba

The promotional poster for Ikal Mayang: Unspoken Truths 2014

Mentari, a film by Siti Kamaluddin

The official trailer of Ikal Mayang: Unspoken Truths 2014


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