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Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News


25 • 4 • 2014 

DPMM FC vs Balestier Khalsa FC 

DPMM FC vs Balestier FC this Friday at Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium


Promotion on hard drives 

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, with associates of Concepts Computer holding the Apacer and Adata external drives this morning

To better serve their loyal customers who have signed up for Concepts membership pendrives, Concepts Computer will do a special promotion on External Storage devices from Apacer and Adata. To qualify for these promotional prices, customer only need to show their Concepts membership pendrives during their purchase.

First on offer is the AData DashDrive HD710, an award-winning external hard disk solution which provides extra protection, and military-grade shockproof and waterproof (IPX7 standard) construction with an ultra-fast USB 3.0 interface. Its lively outlook and dynamic design match the requirements and style of sports and outdoor enthusiasts who needs quick access to their data while in the rough. The 500GB model will be available for $68 (usual price $98) and the 1TB will be available for $98 (usual price $168). All Adata External Storage devices comes with 1 year warranty coverage.

Next on offer will be 3 models from Apacer, all internally the same but will have different styles and looks to fit the type of external storage device that would complement individual users. The first model is the Apacer AC231, black and silver with a sleek design, perfect for those who loves monochrome and is looking to add an external storage device into their everyday usage. The second model is the Apacer AC232, white an blue, with a much more robust and cheerful design. Perfect as the first external storage devices for young teenagers looking to find a storage device for all of their entertainment needs. The last model to be introduced is the Apacer AC233, black all-around, no fuss and frills, a great storage devices for business people on the go. All these three models from Apacer comes in 500Gb priced at $68 (originally available for $118) and in 1TB available for $98 (originally available at $128). All Apacer external storage devices will come with 1 year warranty.

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer added, “We know how important digital data storage is to our customers so we will work harder to provide a much larger range of great digital storage solutions at the best prices for the consumers of Brunei Darussalam which is why we are offering this promotion to our loyal customers who are also Concepts Computer members by giving them the opportunity to purchase this great product at a promotional price, so that our loyal customers do not have to choose between reliability, high performance and affordability.” Zul continued, ”And in terms of peace of mind, consumers will be glad to note that all of our External Storage Devices will be provided with 1 year warranty.”

Also, not to forget, Concepts Computer will be having their Month End promotions from the 27th April until 30th April, from 9am till 9pm. And for more information on the wide-selection and full-range of storage solutions available at Concepts Computer, please visit your nearest Concepts Computer showroom or call 2233551/2233552.





30 • 4 • 2014 

Launch of Syariah 

Penal Code 

The Syariah Penal Code briefing by the panelists yesterday at Rizqun International Hotel

From the 1st of April to the 22nd of April and now a new date has been set for the official launch of Syariah Penal Code which will fall next week Wednesday 30th April 2014. It was announced on the radio that His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam will launch the Syariah Penal Code at ICC.

Yesterday was the first time I attended the Syariah Penal Code briefing hosted by the Malaysia High Commission to Brunei Darussalam at the Rizqun International Hotel. I have to say that it’s not as bad as many people perceived it. Of course, the bigger focus from the audience was the dress code, judging from the questions being raised but the panelists must have gone through this Q&A over and over again with similar answers and I would understand the level of tolerance they would have to put go through in answering them.

The bigger picture as the panelists were sharing is the “indecent behaviour”. It’s just so happened that indecent clothing can be interpreted as an act of indecent behaviour. This is yet again a subjective matter as different people have different perception on what is deemed appropriate and decent when it comes to clothing as the panelist shared. They advised the audience not to be concerned too much on clothing but more of the indecent behaviour such as kissing in public or getting too cozy in public to name a few.

Watching a movie with the opposite sex is not considered “khalwat” or close proximity when being asked of the question because it’s a public venue. One raised a concern about attires during sports. As we know, many of us wear shorts and leggings when it comes to sport activities. The panelists said that a committee has been set up to look into this matter on clothing during sport activities and they will advise the public once they have the guidelines.

It was shared also that tudong is not compulsory for Muslim women but they encouraged them to wear as an obligation of a Muslim women.

My friends attended the session yesterday and shared that the Syariah law is not as bad as they thought they were and these are non-Muslim friends. They see it as a protective measure for the community. I actually have gained more insight during the briefing but it’s not easy to grasp the briefing as it was cramped into an hour and they only highlighted some areas due to time constraint. Do get a copy of the Syariah Penal Code and also do attend a briefing if you have the opportunity. So peeps, let’s not be quick to judge what Syariah Penal Code provides. Do understand it fully first before commenting on it. Yes, we have been polluted with words from others who only based on their findings without fully understanding the concept. I do agree with one of the Ministers that let’s make a positive spin when it comes to the Syariah law and not focusing on the negative aspects.



Timeout with Liz 

A word from Liz: Hello Everyone! Join host Elizabeth Sim or Liz for episode 6 of Time Out With Liz on the 26 April 2014 at Kaleidoscope (gallery above Saffron) in Kiulap from 7pm – 8.30pm. This months show features the founder of Enya Bijoux, find out what is cooking with Vanilla Kitchen and keep an eye for an upcoming musician from the man who calls himself Zulletastique. Should you choose to be part of this live talk show, submit your names now to timeoutwithliz@gmail.com until 23 April 2014 where entree will only be $10 but names submitted from the 24th onwards and at the door will be $15. For more details please visit www.facebook.com/timeoutwithliz





Audi A3 makes its mark 

Audi A3 is named 2014 World Car of the Year

• Third generation of Audi’s premium compact car is a world beater

• Second overall victory for Audi at World Car of the Year Awards

The Audi A3, the premium compact bestseller from the brand with the four rings, is the 2014 World Car of the Year. This is the second overall title for Audi in the ten year history of the World Car of the Year Awards as the Audi A6 won the inaugural overall title in 2005.

The third generation of the Audi A3 is now officially confirmed as a world beater. It overcame the challenge from 23 other cars to win the prestigious World Car of the Year title in 2014. The A3 was voted as the winner by an international jury panel comprising 69 top‑level automotive journalists from 22 countries around the world.

Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, said: “The Audi A6 was the first ever winner of this award and we are delighted that the Audi A3 has repeated that achievement by being voted 2014 World Car of the Year. The Audi A3 showcases Audi’s technical competence in all aspects of carmaking, not least in the areas of lightweight technology, drivetrain, mobile infotainment and driver assistance systems. This major award win is an achievement that the whole company can celebrate”.

The new Audi A3 is available as a 3 door, Sportback, Cabriolet and Sedan. It is powered by a range of TFSI gasoline and TDI diesel engines. The A3 Sportback can also be ordered as a g‑tron, which can be operated using e‑gas generated by Audi, natural gas, or gasoline – when powered by e‑gas, the A3 Sportback g‑tron travels CO2-neutral.


Audi A3 being named 2014 World Car of the Year

Later this year, the A3 Sportback will also be available as an e‑tron, whose plug‑in hybrid drive enables journeys of up to 50 kilometres in all‑electric mode. Audi is offering customers in Germany green electricity – Audi energy. The cooperating partner is the Hamburg energy provider LichtBlick SE. The power all comes from renewable energy sources and is generated exclusively at hydro-electric power stations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With Audi energy, the A3 e‑tron is totally emission-free when operated electrically.

Audi can look back on a 16‑year success story with the A3. In 1996, the first generation of the model series established an entirely new market segment – the premium compact class. With the second generation, which followed in 2003, the brand extended its lead with the addition of a Cabriolet to the familiar 3 door and Sportback body styles. The third A3 generation is available in four body styles following the further addition of the Sedan.

With this win for the Audi A3, Audi has maintained its position as the manufacturer with the most World Car of the Year titles. The brand with the four rings has previously won three World Performance Car titles, two World Car Design of the Year titles and the inaugural World Car of the Year title. In total Audi has won seven titles at the World Car of the Year Awards:

2005 Audi A6 World Car of the Year
2007 Audi RS 4 World Performance Car, Audi TT World Car Design of the Year
2008 Audi R8 World Performance Car, Audi R8 World Car Design of the Year
2010 Audi R8 V10 World Performance Car
2014 Audi A3 World Car of the Year



SteelSeries at Concepts Computer 

TigerLim posing with Vincent Pao and Zul Abdul Rahman of Concepts Computer, showcasing their new products – SteelSeries, now available at their store

I’m not much of a gamer myself. I heard of other peripheral brands for gaming and only recently I heard of SteelSeries and apparently, a lot of gamers in Brunei know of this brand. It seems that they know what’s good for gaming accessories ranging from mouses to keyboard and headphones. It’s also good to know that Concepts Computer have partnered with SteelSeries in providing their peripherals to promote the gaming industry in Brunei Darussalam.

SteelSeries launched an iconic series of SteelSeries Frost Blue and Heat Orange limited edition gaming gears, comprising SteelSeries Sensei RAW gaming mouse, SteelSeries Siberia v2 gaming headset and SteelSeries QCK gaming mousepad.

Perhaps the most significant product of SteelSeries is the SteelSeries Sensei RAW mouse. I don’t know what this means but it said to provide a high performance as high as 5,670 counts per inch in terms of scalable pointer speed and fine-tuning on-the-fly of the speed will be easy as togging high and low. It’s ideal for fast pace gaming such as Counter Strike to name one. The mouse is priced at BND 128.

You also should try out the Siberia v2 gaming headset and it comes in different colours too. It has super bright LED and delivers superior sound to differentiate them from other competitors.

Do check out the posters below for more details.

Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, said, “Our partnership with SteelSeries is the next step in Concepts Computer’s diversification and expansion into different sectors of the Bruneian IT market. We believe for Gamers, “Winning is Everything”, and that is what we’re trying to deliver with SteelSeries gaming peripherals.”

For more information or to experience the SteelSeries Gaming Experience, visit the nearest Concepts Computer showroom, or call 2233551 or 2233552.

SteelSeries ranging from mouse pad to mouse to headset

Different colours of headsets to choose from

A lot to choose from at Concepts Computer

SteelSeries Siberia v2

Gamers having fun with the SteelSeries

Zul Abdul Rahman said SteelSeries will provide a living gaming experience and Concepts Computer will have a chance to try their products in their showroom

Counter Strike, anyone?

Check out the SteelSeries from Concepts Computer

Check out the SteelSeries from Concepts Computer




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