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The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in Events & Promotions

Sheer attraction

The all-new C-Class heralds a new chapter in the Mercedes-Benz success story and sets new standards in the premium medium-size category. Thanks to an intelligent lightweight-design concept boasting weight savings of up to 100 kilograms, excellent aerodynamics and new economical engines, the C-Class establishes new efficiency benchmarks in its segment. A host of new assistance systems offers safety of the highest standard, while a new optional air-sprung suspension provides for exemplary ride and driving comfort as well as nimble and agile handling. In terms of appearance the new C-Class adopts a progressive approach with its clear yet emotional design and its high-class interior. Many other innovations and equipment features underscore the Saloon’s energising comfort and refined sportiness. In all, the high-class appeal of the new C-Class feels like an “upgrade to a higher class of vehicle”.


The new C-Class offers sensuous and clear design and a host of technical innovations as well as a comprehensive scope of standard equipment and exemplary emissions and fuel consumption figures. This all adds up to substantial added value and long-term savings on motor vehicle tax and at the filling station. . .

The C-Class has grown to take account of people’s increasing average height. With an 80-millimetre increase in the wheelbase (2840 millimetres) compared with the previous model, the vehicle is 95 millimetres longer (4686 milli­metres) and 40 millimetres wider (1810 millimetres). The result is a more spacious interior. At 480 litres the new C-Class also surpasses its predecessor in terms of boot capacity (in accordance with ISO 3832).

The C-Class has grown to take account of people’s increasing average height. With an 80-millimetre increase in the wheelbase (2840 millimetres) compared with the previous model, the vehicle is 95 millimetres longer (4686 milli­metres) and 40 millimetres wider (1810 millimetres). The result is a more spacious interior. At 480 litres the new C-Class also surpasses its predecessor in terms of boot capacity (in accordance with ISO 3832).

Sensuous clarity and purist forms

On a visual level, the new C-Class represents a bold departure from its predecessor. Its striking, dynamic design exudes sensuous clarity and arouses emotions. Modern aesthetics were the source of inspiration for the new Saloon’s sensuous lines and surfaces, whose harmony and dynamism directly touch everyone. The designers have created minimalist, purist forms for the C-Class which emphasise its intelligent technology and engineering. The clearly defined surfaces also deliberately display a degree of tension, lending them a modern and at the same time emotional character. Precise lines and sculptural surfaces create progressive light and shadow effects.

In the side view a long bonnet, a passenger compartment set well back and short overhangs define the C-Class’s classic, well-balanced Mercedes-Benz Saloon proportions.

There is a choice of two different fronts: sporty with a central star or – reserved solely for the EXCLUSIVE line – the classic Saloon radiator grille with the Mercedes star on the bonnet. This grille can close the louvres completely to optimise the Cd value, and with its overall appearance superbly emphasises the status of the refined Saloon.

The new C-Class comes with the “LED Intelligent Light System”. The characteristic of the headlights design lends the new C-Class its very own distinctive look in the dark, too. The rear lamp and brake light in the tail lamps feature LED technology with all headlamp versions.


High-class interior with fine details

The Mercedes-Benz designers have styled the interior on a level which is rarely encountered even in higher vehicle categories. This applies to the carefully chosen high-class materials and their pleasant touch and feel as well as to the precision of the finely crafted details. But also equally to a new design idiom which perfectly combines sensuousness and clarity with dynamic sportiness, and thus contributes to the high-class appeal of the interior.

The driver and front passenger enjoy a great deal of space and luxury in an unobtrusive, modern style on board the new C-Class. This gives rise to a feel-good atmosphere which is new to this category of vehicle – settling into your seat in the C-Class is akin to the uplifting feeling of being upgraded from economy to business class on an airliner.

The interior design demonstrates a bold new approach by Mercedes-Benz. Here the designers combine in accomplished style the architecture of the Mercedes-Benz sports cars with a totally new centre console featuring sporty flowing lines. In vehicles with automatic transmission, a large one-piece centre console panel performs an elegant sweep from the centre air vents to the armrest. These seamless, clear-cut lines create a sense of open space and convey a thrillingly purist and modern feel.

On vehicles with manual transmission, the centre console is slightly steeper and features two separate trim elements in order to create ample space for ergonomic operation of the shift lever.

A centrally positioned free-standing central display is the main eye-catching feature across the centre console – with a screen diagonal of 17.78 centimetres (7 inches), or 21.33 centimetres (8.4 inches) if COMAND Online is specified.

Five round air vents lend the instrument panel a sporty touch. With their metallic cool-touch effect they create a tangible contrast to the warm look of the other materials – such as the wood in the centre console or the ARTICO man-made leather on the instrument panel. The “upgrade” feel duly continues with the controls. All switches have a high-quality, three-dimensional design befitting a luxury vehicle and benefit from a clear layout.

The innovative touchpad developed by Mercedes-Benz in the handrest above the controller on the centre tunnel marks a further evolutionary step. As on a smartphone, this provides for very simple and intuitive operation of all the head-unit functions using finger gestures.

The touchpad also permits letters, numbers and special characters to be entered in handwriting – in any language supported by Audio 20 or COMAND Online. The user receives clear tactile feedback when operating the touchpad’s control surface, which is highly conducive to genuine intuitive use.

A head-up display is also new to the C-Class. Like in a fighter jet, it displays important information directly in the driver’s field of vision on the front windscreen, thus providing for clear legibility and less distraction from the road ahead. The system provides information on speed, posted speed limits, navigation instructions and messages from the DISTRONIC system.

Three different design and equipment lines for the exterior and interior each offer further scope for individualisation in addition to the standard equipment and appointments. The AVANTGARDE line showcases the C-Class as a sporty Saloon, the EXCLUSIVE line places the emphasis on an elevated status and modern luxury while the AMG Line lends the C-Class a decidedly sporty appearance.

Rigid body – lightly done

The body-in-white of the new C-Class provides an innovative basis for reduced weight, outstanding rigidity, including load introduction rigidity for excellent handling, combined with optimum noise and vibration characteristics and a high level of crash safety. Thanks to intelligent and innovative lightweight construction, the aluminium hybrid body is around 70 kg lighter than a conventional steel body. The vehicle’s overall weight is even reduced by up to 100 kilograms. As such, the new C-Class leads the “lightweight rankings” in its segment. This spawns numerous benefits: the lightweight construction of the new C-Class cuts fuel consumption by up to 20 percent without any loss of performance, while at the same time enabling a lower centre of gravity, which in turn gives rise to the vehicle’s noticeably sporty and agile handling.

Mercedes-Benz achieves this technological leap in lightweight construction by various measures, including a completely new design and an unusually high aluminium content for a vehicle built in large-scale series production. Compared with the successful predecessor, the aluminium content has increased from less than 10 percent to almost 50 percent.

In keeping with Mercedes-Benz traditions, the body shell is designed for exemplary crash safety. The Saloon not only meets all current national and international laws, but also all rating requirements as well as the more stringent internal Mercedes-Benz safety requirements, which are based on what actually happens in real-life accidents.

A high-strength passenger safety cell forms the core of this concept. It is surrounded by specifically computed and field-tested deformation zones, which ensure maximum safety for the occupants by virtue of optimised force paths and a combination of die-cast aluminium components and ultra-high-strength materials. An outer skin consisting almost completely of aluminium provides a protective shell for the body structure.


BlueDIRECT petrol engines with third-generation direct injection

Four-cylinder petrol engines with power outputs ranging from 115 to 180 kW (156 to 245 hp) will also be available. These include the C 180 BlueEFFICIENCY Edition special model, which qualifies for efficiency class A. A six-cylinder petrol engine rated at 245 kW (333 hp) will follow in due course.

The BlueDIRECT four-cylinder petrol engines of the C-Class combine spontaneous response and exemplary power delivery with high efficiency and best-in-class emissions. To this end, Mercedes-Benz has transferred the BlueDIRECT technology from the V6 and V8 engines to the four-cylinder engine. The direct injection system with spray-guided combustion, first introduced into passenger-car series production by Mercedes-Benz, employs an electronically controlled precision multiple injection process. The third-generation direct injection technology is complemented by “fast multiple ignition”.

Suspension – sporty yet comfortable

The suspension on the new C-Class is a totally new development. It provides for nimble and agile handling that makes driving a great pleasure on winding roads while also offering the highest standard of ride comfort in the segment.

A newly designed 4-link front axle plays a major part in the agile handling characteristics. Thanks to the 4-link principle, the wheel suspension is fully decoupled from the spring strut. The resultant favourable axle kinematics allow more grip and higher cornering forces. As a result, the suspension responds more sensitively to steering movements and allows a sporty, agile driving style. An optimised multi-link independent rear suspension with 5links ensures unsurpassed wheel location qualities and supreme straight-line stability.

The new C-Class Saloon is fitted as standard with a steel suspension. Three DIRECT CONTROL suspensions with selective damping system are available in conjunction with this suspension:

• a comfort suspension

• a comfortable Avantgarde suspension lowered by 15 millimetres

• a sports suspension lowered by 15 millimetres


Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive: the intelligent car

It is the declared aim of Mercedes-Benz to make the highest standard of safety available to everyone. To this end, the new C-Class incorporates almost all of the new assistance systems with a host of enhanced functions which celebrated their world premiere in the S-Class and E-Class. The assistance systems enhance both comfort and safety. Mercedes-Benz calls this Intelligent Drive.

The new C-Class offers numerous innovative safety and assistance systems. It is equipped as standard with ATTENTION ASSIST, which can warn the driver of inattentiveness and fatigue. On motorways the COMAND Online navigation function offers nearby break options as stopovers, providing the system has been specified in the vehicle. The ATTENTION ASSIST function offers an adjustable level of sensitivity and can inform drivers in a separate view in the instrument cluster about their level of drowsiness and how long they have been driving since their last break.

In addition to Adaptive Brake Assist, which offers protection from collisions from speeds as low as 7 km/h, standard-fit COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS also features an additional function: when the risk of collision persists and the driver fails to respond, the system is able to carry out autonomous braking at speeds of up to 200 km/h, thereby reducing the severity of collisions with slower or stopping vehicles. The system also brakes in response to stationary vehicles at a speed of up to 50 km/h, and is able to prevent rear-end collisions at up to 40 km/h.

In addition, new assistance systems and existing assistance systems with significantly enhanced functions from the new S-Class and E-Class are also optionally available, combining data from various sensor technologies as part of the Intelligent Drive concept to substantially enhance comfort and safety:

DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and integrated Stop&Go Pilot is a semi-autonomous Stop-and-Go assist system, which in addition to using the lane markings is able to follow the vehicle ahead at speeds below 60 km/h, thus providing a safe and convenient means of following the flow of traffic.

BAS PLUS Brake Assist can now also detect crossing traffic and boost the braking force if the driver fails to apply the brakes sufficiently; the PRE-SAFE® Brake can detect stationary vehicles and even pedestrians, brake autonomously if the driver fails to react and thus prevent accidents at speeds of up 50 km/h and mitigate the severity of collisions at speeds of up to 72 km/h. In flowing traffic the PRE-SAFE® Brake provides assistance according to the same mode of operation throughout the speed range from 7 to 200 km/h.

Enhanced Active Lane Keeping Assist can now also prevent the vehicle from unintentionally drifting out of lane by applying the brakes on one side when the lane markings are broken and there is a risk of collision, e.g. as a result of vehicles overtaking at high speed, parallel traffic or even oncoming traffic.

The numerous assistance systems also include

• Active Parking Assist, which enables automated parking with active steering and brake intervention in both parallel and end-on parking spaces,

• a 360° camera, which is able to show the vehicle and its surroundings from various perspectives, including a virtual bird’s-eye view,

• Traffic Sign Assist with wrong-way warning function, which warns of speed limits and alerts the driver to no-overtaking zones and no-entry signs, as well as

• Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, which allows the high-beam headlamps to be kept on permanently without dazzling traffic by masking out other vehicles in the light cone of the high-beam headlamps.



Air conditioning: signals from space

Mercedes-Benz has systematically advanced and substantially improved the air conditioning system in the new C-Class. This applies in particular to the control quality, performance, efficiency and air quality. The new C-Class is also the only vehicle in the segment to offer tunnel detection via satellite navigation. It uses map data from the navigation system and the GPS location data to close the air-recirculation flap automatically when the vehicle enters a tunnel, subsequently re-opening it when the vehicle emerges from the tunnel.

Another highlight contributing to a feel-good atmosphere is the AIR-BALANCE package with active fragrancing, air ionisation and more efficient filtration than is available on the base model.


Aladdin on skates

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in Events & Promotions

Aladdin on skates 

Aladdin on skates in April. Click image to buy tickets online.
Watch a beloved fairy tale come to life on roller skates next month at the Indoor Stadium in Berakas.

‘Aladdin on Skates’, which will be held from April 18 to 20, is set to enthrall audiences with graceful and riveting performances by the international roller skating professionals from Australia.

Join them as they recount Aladdin’s tale from his magical adventure at the mysterious Arabian desert to his transformation from a street lad to a mighty prince, with the help of a genie.

Organised by Forevershine Events, Media and Management Services in cooperation with Rakan Tiga, a total of seven shows are scheduled. Showtimes for April 18 and 19 are at 4pm and 8.15pm while on April 20, there will be three shows: 10am, 4pm and 8.15pm. One of the shows on April 18 will be dedicated for charitable organisations such as JAPEM, SMARTER Brunei, Learning Ladder, Pusat Ehsan, YASKA and KACA to name a few.

Tickets are priced at $15, $28 and $35. For ticket enquiries, visit Forevershine Events, Media and Management Services’ office at 1st Floor, Unit 5, Block E, Bangunan Lim Seng Kok, Spg 624, Jalan Tutong, Kg Madewa or contact 8808833. Tickets are also available at The Mall, ground floor outside Utama Grand.

Alternatively, see print advertisements for more details or visit the event management company’s Facebook fanpage at facebook.com/forevershineBrunei. You can also purchase tickets from Socialmart.com.bn too.

So be there with the family to discover the magical adventure of ‘Aladdin on Skates. Text from The Brunei Times.

The official poster for Aladdin on Skates

The show times in April

One show will be dedicated to charitable organisations

You can purchase your tickets at The Mall



Alan Inspiration Salon

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in Events & Promotions

Alan Inspiration Special Promotion

click image to visit their website

Alan Inspiration Salon is back in Brunei and it’s located at Menglait. They provide a one-stop service for men and women hair design, facial and tattoo for woman, hair training center, traditional Body massage for female and spa. So that’s quite something to have all these facilities under one roof.

The genius behind Inspiration Alan Salon is no other than Alan himself. He has been a hair champion of Malaysia and Singapore and he has trained in London, Europe, USA, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Along the way he has won numerous awards and accolades which makes him one of the sought hairstylists in the region.

Now they have Hari Raya promotion for rebonding/digital perming for only $88 for any length and also a 50% on hair treatment collagen. They are open every day and for appointments, you can call 891 3211 or 242 7533.

They also have a VIP Room at their new outlet. Every month, Alan himself and another top hairstylist Michelle will fly in for a few days and you will be able to be attended by them too.

Alan the Artist Director of Inspiration Alan Saon with his credentials

The ongoing promotion at Alan Inspiration salon

The interior of Alan Inspiration salon

The interior of  Alan Inspiration salon

Here’s the map


Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in Events & Promotions

Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival

Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival

Ramadan is closing to the end and Hari Raya AIdilfitri is coming. Hari Raya Aidilfitri will be quite meaningless without new cloths, new shoes, new bags amd basically anything that is new! In addition with all the malls, bazaars and boutiques having sales, it will be worse time if you are on a tight budget or looking for some clothes last minute when the places are filled with people. So here are some tips that could help you out.

Huge shopping complex are also offering discounts and bargains for Hari Raya and of course with the air-conditioning is very much appealing, but one thing that the shopping complex lack is the opportunity to haggle the prices to the most minimum which is something one can do at the bazaar and roadside stalls.

I miss shopping at the Pavilion KL

WATCH Pavilion KL, Malaysia’s premier duty free shopping mall as it offers a huge variety of shopping brands & trends during the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival.

WATCH the SALE as it unfolds before you. With discounts up to 70% on selected items, great bargains mall wide, a variety of tourist privileges, rewards from MasterCard & a BBKLCC Shopping Contest, there are lots of reasons to countdown to the SALE.

WATCH the luxury offers for watches, duty free items & own them with great 0% installment payment plan at participating stores. It’s luxury made AFFORDABLE at Pavilion KL.

Plenty of reasons to shop at Suria KLCC

Shop at KLCC
Spend RM 500* & above in a max of 2 accumulated receipts to win exciting prizes from one of our mystery boxes. The redemption booth is located at Ground Level, Ramlee Mall. 

A MasterCard Bonus (Fridays to Sundays) and all you can do is spend RM 3000* & above in a max of 2 accumulated receipts to receive an exclusive Tenmoku Pottery Butterfly candle holder. (For the first 35 MasterCard shoppers only).

For CitiBank privileges
• Spend RM 300* & above in a single receipt to receive a NZ Natural Cash Voucher
• Spend RM 3000* & above in accumulated receipts to receive a Barry Smith Duffel Bag
• Spend RM 5000* & above in accumulated receipts to receive a L’Occitane Hamper set
The redemption booth is located at Ground Level, Ampang Mall.

Bukit Bintang – KLCC
• Spend RM 300* & above in a single receipt to receive an ‘I love to shop at BB-KLCC’ shopping bag. (Only applicable to foreign visitors).
• FREE Shopping bag when you spend RM300 in a single receipt.
Limited to tourists only. T&C apply.


TechXpo 2011

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in Events & Promotions

Thursday’s update of TechXpo

Minister of Communications officially launched Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam’s latest product – BIBD Online (Banking anytime, anywhere!)

Minister of Communications was one of the first few who signed up for BIBD Online

Minister of Communications visiting the Netcom booth at TechXpo 11

Minister of Communications looking at projectors at Netcom booth at TechXpo 11

Minister of Communications checking out b.mobile’s promotion

The b.mobile booth at TechXpo 11

The Ideos S7 Slim.. 7″ Touch Screen, 720p HD, Android Froyo. Selling at BND 469 at b.mobile booth at Techxpo

Will she be getting the Android tablet?

Minister of Communications was introduced by Teledirectories on their latest product which is YP online and it can be access through smartphones soon

Minister of Communications paying a visit to ITPSS booth

Shamsul Bahri Kamis, CEO of ITPSS (IT Protective Security Services) explaining the Web Quest competition to the Minister of Communications

Minister of Communications at Ten Ten booth

Richard of Acer showcasing the latest powerful Acer S3 Ultrabook

Minister of Communications still hunting for the right printer

Sunlit staff queueing up for food vouchers and they have worked very hard in setting up the booths

The iCentre booth was located quite far away

The KFM chilling area at DST booth. I think DST have the biggest space at TechXpo

KFM having their own gimmicks where you can win prizes so stay tune to Kristal FM to find out how

3G mapping at DST booth. Pretty cool stuff

Tele-live conference…. Hmm.. I stick to Skyping 😀

TechXpo ’11 Thursday

Happening now

The crowd at ICC this morning

The crowd at ICC this morning

KFM have their own mini-studio at TechXpo. Cooliess!!!! And congratulations on the re-launch

A crowd puller for the kids definitely

Check out the highlights for this year’s TechXpo

26th October 

TechXpo ’11 Eve Day

Behind the scenes

Apparently BIBD will be launching their BIBD Online tomorrow. It was hinted during the Think Big Innovate 2011. Now the time has come. Follow @BIBD on Twitter for updates

DST have quite a big space at the TechXpo. They are going aggressive with their branding – The Future. Now

This is a cool design and they are expanding their wings to other areas

ITPSS will also be participating at TechXpo

ITPSS is also running a website design competition and you can find more about it during the TechXpo. Click image to see more details

The AITI booth will be showcasing the companies that have been given grants for their ICT projects

Oh, guests can also participate in a raffle quiz and you can stand a chance to win fantastic prizes

b.mobile will be unveiling their own Android tablet at TechXpo

The worker is rushing to be on time for the TechXpo opening

This is the first time Concepts Computer taking a huge space to showcase their latest powerful notebook – Acer Aspire S3

Richard from Acer talked about the power of the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook. Price will be BND 1,188 and there will be mystery gifts given while stock last and you can also purchase Acer Ext HDD 500G for BND 39 only if you get the notebook. This deal is only applicable at TechXpo.

Mel from DST holding the Angry Birds sign for the upcoming contest at TechXpo

You can pre-register by printing this out and there will also be walk-in registration at TechXpo. There will be daily prizes from Thursday to Sunday for top scores. Click image for bigger image to print. Good luck!!

Taiwan exhibitors are here too and there are a few companies from Taiwan

EGNC have a massive booth as well. You can learn about the e-darussalam portal

Comms Harris & Co will be showcasing their touchscreen and targeting corporate companies

There’s a section called “Incrediworld” inteactive theme park where you have to pay $3 to enter and there will be a mirror maze, some optical illusions and many more.

The STEP Centre of Ministry of Education will be taking care of the Robot competition which was quite popular last year

The much anticipated N9 will make its debut at TechXpo. Price unsure yet.

Mid-October 2011

TechXpo in two weeks’ time

For enquiries, call 2453666 or fax over your queries to 2453777or email them totechxpobrunei@sunlitadvertising.com. For more information on the TechXpo you can go to the website at www.techxpobrunei.com.

Guests witnessing the signing ceremony between the partners and the organisers of TechXpo 2011

Guests witnessing the signing ceremony between the partners and the organisers of TechXpo 2011

Step Center from the Ministry of Education is one of the partners of the TechXpo 2011

Monica from The Brunei Times signed on behalf of the official media print for the TechXpo 2011

NR of TelBru signing on behalf of the official Telco for TechXpo 2011

Mr. RA will be updating posts on TechXpo 2011 from time to time

Arjuna Ranasignhe, GM of TechOneGlobal exchanging documents with Pengiran Abd Ghani Pg Hj Metusin, Chairman of IFB. TechOneGlobal and Microsoft will conduct free IT training sessions for the public. A state-of-the-art computer laboratory with 100 PCs will be available for hands-on training.

Group photo with the partners and the event organisers

The gorgeous ladies from Sunlit Advertising. They will be super busy during the event.

Gavin of Sunlit Advertising enjoying his refreshments



Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in Events & Promotions

“JUMP” was indeed ENTERTAINING to the MAX

Hilarious, fabulous, 3 thumbs up. These words werent enough to describe the JUMP event. They were so much buzz about the event ever since the advert came out in the papers. The tickets were FREE so most of the tickets were snapped up within a few days. I was fortunate enough to get some formal invitation from the Korean Embassy (Thanks, Kim). However, there was a moment of panic because the crowd just kept on coming and there weren’t enough seats to cater the rest.

So the organisers had no choice but to allow the remaining guests to stand up during the show. I actually spent the whole time standing up and there was a moment where I had a toe cramp from standing too long *lol* I had to take off my shoes to wiggle and relax my toes. Great thing the lighting was low and plus the audience were glued to the stage.

Back to the show…. JUMP… Ok, this musical/martial art show is a non-verbal performance. Who says you need verbal communication to get the message across? Most of the performance were based on body movement/language and sound effects. There were many great “spots” and it was so difficult to recall because there were plenty. But once I recalled it, I would just laugh with my mates, recapping the funny moments.

I believed most of the audience really enjoyed the show. Even those standing won’t mind a single bit while watching the whole show. According to the organisers, almost 2,800 people turned up last night and it was probably the biggest crowd I’ve seen at the Grand Hall, The Empire Hotel. Even parking was a hassle. But all those tiny hassles didn’t stop us from enjoy the show.

I thought it was only a few hundred people turning up. I was wrong

He was nice enough to address the crowd situation and funny too

I think someone spotted me taking a shot

Sometimes I wish the screen was at a certain angle

Jefri and Lisa really enjoyed the show, judging from their expression

Anais Maro and Mark sawers were there too

I’m glad I brought these ladies over

I managed to interview one of the casts, Yoongab Hong (who plays the father role). He shared his experiences and he has been a cast for JUMP for seven years already. Sometimes I wonder how much they get paid since it’s a full time job for them. Their only break is during summer vacation and the rest of the year, they will be touring to different countries. To date, they have traveled to 40 countries and performed 8,000 shows… Wow!!!

Actually, having martial arts skill is not necessary as they will be trained over-time. For Yoongab’s case, he loves acting hence you can see why most of the funny gestures came from him last night. He does have some background in taekwondo to start off with. Before JUMP, he joined another martial arts show and he was proud that he was accepted a cast member of JUMP later. He loves the heart of Bruneians and he talked about the peacefulness of the country.

I do hope they get invited back again to Brunei and thank you once again to the Korean Embassy for inviting the crew of JUMP to Brunei. These guys really rock and even my buddies Sophia and Winnie were so into them and we managed to take some shots with the casts. This was definitely one of the highlights of the year – Awesome!!!

Ash Sha, did you spot me again? haha

Korean Ambassador addressing a short speech

The audience were truly entertained by the performance

…. and the laughter couldn’t even stop

It was so packed that some of them sat on the floor

It was happening at The Grand Hall last night



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