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Korean Festival 2015 


YB Dato Paduka Hj Ali Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism during the launch of Korean Festival 2015 last Friday. Image courtesy of Times Square Shopping Centre.

Times Square Shopping Centre ended its Korean Festival 2015 with a bang yesterday, Sunday 8th October 2015. The event which was held on 6th October until 8th October 2015, have attracted a lot of Bruneians who are interested in Korean culture to visit the festival at the shopping centre. The event was organized by Times Square Shopping Centre, and co-organized by the Embassy of Republic of Korea in Brunei, Korea Tourism Organization and Imagine your Korea.

The last day of Korean Festival was filled with several fun activities including cooking demonstration by Silla Restaurant at 5pm, followed by a sand art show by Mr Sean Chai at 7pm and a performance by ITB at 7.45pm. Babbling Perfordian (ONGALS) Korean comedy group took centre stage at 8pm where they made their last performance during the festival, drawing crowd of all ages. There were also hanbok dress up and painting workshop throughout the day.

Throughout the event, there was a lucky draw where the prize presentation took place yesterday at 8.30pm. 18 prizes were given away last night and the presentation was done by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and representatives from all the companies that sponsored prizes for the draw. Prizes for the lucky draw included electronic devices, air ticket and vouchers. Sponsors for the lucky draw were Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Freme Tour, Pan Bright Travel Agency, Ceragem, Grand Motors, LG AIFA, Setia Motors, TCY Motors, Woo Motors, Daelim Industry, Skin Food, The FaceShop, Sarang Korean Restaurant, Jellybear Korea and. Silla Restaurant.


Babbling Perfordian (ONGALS) Korean comedy group was one of the highlights of the event

They attracted a good crowd too

Cooking demonstration by Silla Restaurant


About 1,200 participants registered for the lucky draw during the three days festival. Third prize winner went to Mohammad Azimi, bringing home a Ceragem mat. The second prize, which was an air ticket to Korea, was won by Hashim Har whereas the grand prize winner went to Geyne Jois Robledo who brought home an air ticket to Korea as well as hotel vouchers in Seoul. Present during the lucky draw prize presentation was Mr Chang Hoon Yi, the Deputy Chief of Mission for the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and other diplomatic missions. The festival ended with a closing speech by Mr Chang Hoon Yi where he expressed his gratitude to all exhibitors, sponsors and those who were involved with the Korean Festival.

Moreover, Times Square Shopping Centre will be having the last lucky draw prize presentation for the fifth lucky draw campaign next week on 15th November 2015 at 2pm. Furthermore, the shopping centre will be conducting several events in the near future, such as a Wedding Fair on 24th to 29th November 2015 and a Mini Carnival: Star Wars Edition from 4th to 20th December 2015. The last event for the year would be the annual Year End Exhibition that would take place from 24th December 2015 to 3rd January 2016. For further information, please call 2338208 or 2338006 during office hours.




Geyne Jois Robledo brought home an air ticket to Korea as well as hotel vouchers in Seoul

Hashim Har won also an air ticket to Seoul

Mohammad Azimi bringing home a Ceragem mat


Go Kart

The capital will once again be transformed into a race track this November as local and international go kart drivers will vie for the best in speed at the BSB Go-Kart race.

Race day will be held on November 22 and all are welcomed to watch drivers display their go-karting skills along the section of Jalan McArthur and Jalan Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien (SOAS). Members of the public can also view the practice session that will take place on November 22 near the Royal Wharf.



The go-kart race, organised by the Brunei Darussalam Karting Championship (BKDC) and the Go-kart Association, will be one of the many activities to be held in conjunction with the celebrations held to commemorate the renaming of Brunei Town to Bandar Seri Begawan. Other than watching the race, members of the public can also join a number of activities at the Royal Wharf and Taman Hj Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien over the three-day celebration period.

At the Royal Wharf, visitors can browse through the e-vendors showcase and participate in face and henna painting, the Unplug Music competition, Airwheels and many more. On the other hand, the more rigorous activities such as the Flying Fox, the Multi-seater bicycle and a frisbee tournament are all held at the Taman Hj Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien.

Participants of the frisbee tournament will stand a chance of winning an assortment of prizes ranging from cash to medals. Those interested can register their teams by contacting Adib at 8796851 or Arif at 8903654. The commemoration of the renaming of Brunei Town as Bandar Seri Begawan Celebration is organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Board, and managed by D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd.




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