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Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News


Loving the Audi A3 

The new Audi A3 – World Car of the Year 2014

Now you can drive a premium car at an affordable price. That’s what I love about Audi cars. Whenever there’s a launch, it creates a buzz among the community. My IG post on the recent Audi A3 Sedan caught attention and even the during the sneak launch, one of the Audi A3 was being booked.

So what’s so special about the new Audi A3 Sedan? Well, it’s lighter and faster. It uses a new Audi Ultra lightweight technology and it’s faster (0-100 km/h) by 1.2 seconds to its closest competitor. Like John Tan, the Marketing Manager of Audi Brunei (T.C.Y. Motors Sdn Bhd), that just improvement on the speed makes a difference between a champion and a runner-up. True indeed!!

Car weight is just 1,370 kilo which is considered light and as I’ve mentioned before it’s due to the Audi Ultra lightweight construction. This is considered a great benchmark figure for its class.

As usual, Audi will offer headlights in xenon plus technology, including LED daytime running lights including the tail lights.

Its engine has a 1.8 TFSI turbo petrol engine outputting 132 kW (180 hp). Other highlights are the five-mode Auto Drive Select which includes an efficiency (helps improve consumption values) and individual mode.

The interior has a much better upgrade than its predecessors and it boasts ground-breaking quality of the materials and workmanship. Once you enter the Audi A3, you will get a different feel kinda environment and you will be impressed.

I was also impressed with the safety features of the Audi A3 especially the braking systems when there is a collision. It also earned “The Top Safety Pick +” Award. If the collision is inevitable, the brake assist uses controlled braking maneuvers during the accident to prevent secondary collisions. This can help to prevent the car from skidding and thus additional collisions.

Last Friday, there was a sneak launch preview for invited Audi customers and it was unveiled by Audi Brunei Managing Director Teng Chee Khiong and General Manager and Acting Sales Manager of Audi Brunei, Sridheevan Sivanantham.

Audi Brunei’s General Manager Sridheevan Sivanantham and Audi Brunei’s Managing Director Teng Chee Khiong unveiling the Audi A3

John Tan, Marketing Manager of Audi Brunei, explaining the braking system and the safety features of the new Audi A3


Audi Secondary Collision Brake Assist


Do check out our hashtags on Facebook and Instagram

Some of the invited guests with Teng Chee Khiong

The invited guests during the launch

As I posted earlier in my post, Audi A3 was being named 2014 World Car of the Year. The A3 was voted as the winner by an international jury panel comprising 69 top‑level automotive journalists from 22 countries around the world.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

For more info, you can visit their showroom at T.C.Y. showroom at Kiarong or call 244 2333 for more info. Do check out some of the youtube videos of the Audi A3. The actual launch of the Audi A3 will be something in May if I’m not mistaken.


The new Audi A3


The high spec of the Audi A3 Sedan. The exterior has a different kit and it also has a sun-roof

The high spec of the Audi A3 Sedan

The high spec of the Audi A3 Sedan

The new owners of the Audi A3. To click image to read more about the Audi A3 Sedan. Image courtesy of Mantuka.com

The Audi showroom at Kiarong. Image courtesy of Audi Brunei Facebook



Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News


Selfies stole the show 


Get a copy now available at Best Eastern or you can read Inspire at the local cafes in Brunei

Yesterday was a historic moment and a milestone for the 50 listed influential women residing in Brunei Darussalam. I believe there are more out there to date and of course, the editor need to pull the right resources in a given amount of time before finalizing the 50 influential women in Brunei. The second issue of Inspire is now available at Newsstand such as Best Eastern at a price of $5 or you can drop by and read them at most of the coffee shops in Brunei.

Yesterday was another launch of the Inspire edition. The guest of honour was Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and she inspired the audience about being sincere and truthful especially at workplace. She’s also a proud grandmother and emphasize the importance of family.

It was great to see Lee Yingshi, the gold medalist at the SEA Games for Wushu. Only 20, she shared to the audience that to keep doing sports to keep yourself healthy and also study smart in your studies.

Shaun Hoon made a great speech and dedicated it to his daughter who has been inspiring him. Well done on the special edition and I know how much work you have invest in this magazine.

For me, the women who have influenced or inspired me these past few years are as follows – My mom, my best friend Sophia Siu, Linda Chandler, Lily Chiam and my late godmother.

Hj Abdul Rahman Hj Metassim; Director of Aewon Garment and Embroidery giving a souvenir to the guest of honour, Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman

Unveiling the second edition of Inspire

Some of the 50 Influential Women attended the launch event

More 50 listed women from Brunei

I can’t wait for Cecilia’s book on the 20 women she wrote about. To released by early July.

Datin Adina values sincerity and family during her speech

Shaun Hoon the man of the moment

Mother and daughter 🙂

Lee Yingshi, the Wushu gold medalist answering some questions

Jane Keasberry, Principal of St. Andrew’s School

Group photo with the Deputy Minister

What follow next are the common rituals – selfies

…. and another selfie…

…. and another selfie…

…. and another selfie…

…. and another selfie…

…. and another selfie won’t hurt…

…. and what ever happened to the word usie? …

Mother and daughter

The social media lady power


Wu Chun & Calvin  

visit Burger King  

Wu Chun and Calvin Chen making their own burgers at Burger King Brunei

Calvin Chen is currently in Brunei. I should have taken a photo with him. He was recently featured in 3 Peas in a Pod movie which I have watched twice

Some sauce on Wu Chun’s customized burger

Two celebrities at Burger King… Hmmm what are they up to?




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