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17
Jun

#WhatAFinaleforGOT

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

HRH nabs MVS 
 


His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Muntaqim ended the 2nd Brunei Interclub Swimming Championships with another gold last Sunday after finishing first in the 50m freestyle event at the National Aquatics Centre at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas. Competing under the banner of the ISB Hammerheads, HRH Prince ‘Abdul Muntaqim also won “The Most Valuable Swimmer” medal in his age group. Click image to read more. Image courtesy of The Brunei Times.
 

  
 

Royal Brunei Airlines 
 


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Brunei vs Mongolia 
 


Come and support Brunei tonight
Report by Syarif Rasani of The Brunei Times: National rugby captain Muhammad Redha Hj Adinin hopes they can come out on top at today’s Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) Asian 5 Nations Division IV tournament.

The national team will be facing a tough test against Mongolia – who have a significant advantage in size – before meeting Cambodia on Saturday. The competition’s other game will see Cambodia face Mongolia on Thursday.

“Our expectations are to definitely win the tournament,” Redha told The Brunei Times yesterday.

“We’re ready to put everything on the line to defend our home ground until the last whistle blows.

“We have the advantage of familiarising ourselves with the pitch (at the Balapan Track and Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas), weather and climate changes.”

The national team will be heading into battle boosted by two successful warm up matches where they defeated the Miri Rhinos 44-21 and Labuan 28-13.

Redha noted that winning their tune up games will definitely help their confidence.

“However, the main intentions of those two matches were to see how well we played as a team as a solid pack executing all the game plan set for us and if the game plan was best suited to each and every individual’s capabilities,” said Redha.

“Perfectly executing our game plan and in dentifying the areas that we needed to work on were considered a victory to us, while winning the two clashes was a bonus,” he added.

Vice-captain Ahmad Faez Anuar admitted that the national squad do not know much about today’s opponents as they have never played against other before.

“We know that the Mongolia Rugby Football Union (MRFU) have been around for a bit and we do know for sure that they would want to win this tournament to make a statement, as much as the Leopards (Brunei national team) do,” said Faez.

“It’s going to be a tough game and I’m sure both teams will be hungry for points.

“Ideally, we would have loved to get more time and perhaps more test matches, but the camp we had has propelled and sculptured us a lot – but the real answer will be portrayed on the field this week.

“The team has bonded tremendously. Skipper Redha and I are happy with how the team is getting along.

“The brotherhood spirit is strong in this team as every player knows each other’s traits in and out of the pitch, so we know we’ve got each other’s back come game time,” added Faez.

Brunei will have four days rest before they take on Cambodia on Saturday. Cambodia beat Brunei 38-0 and 28-0 during the Division V tournament in Cambodia last year.

 


The national rugby team posing for a team photo before their warm up match against Labuan on June 7 at the LDA Field in Labuan. Hosts Brunei face Mongolia in their Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) Asian 5 Nations Division IV opener today before meeting Cambodia on Saturday. Image courtesy of Iqbal Selamat.
 

  
 

FIFA 14 tournament 
 


The FIFA 14 tournament is back!!

Craving for another football gaming tournament? For those familiar with FIFA 14, we will be holding a mini FIFA 14 PS3 tournament at Hua Ho Manggis Mall. It’s been a while since I organised one and this was back during my Brunei Cyber Games days. Since Hua Ho Manggis is organising a football fiesta event, I thought it would be nice to give a helping hand to an event that I enjoyed organizing.

There will be two categories to choose from:

1) World Cup (Round Robin) $10 Entry Fee

2) Knock Out (Elimination) $8 Entry Fee

You can register at Hua Ho Manggis at the ground floor during opening hours and you can choose your session (either morning, afternoon or evening slots) for World Cup or Knock Out category.

Each registrant will receive a Panini Sticker Album, a few sticker packets and some goodies as well. There will be prize, trophies and medals for the top three participants and thank you to the sponsors of this event – Red Bull, Standard Chartered Bank, Hua Ho Manggis, Panini, Armtrix Enterprise, Malpyy.com and Johnson & Johnson.  And also a big thank you to Kristal FM for announcing this event.

I shall be posting the rules and regulations soon but I strongly suggest that you bring your own PS3 controllers. The console platform for this tournament is a PS3 by the way. Sorry, it won’t on a PS4 platform just yet. Good luck to all the participants and let’s bring up the spirit of football once again in conjunction with the World Cup 2014.


Hua Ho Football Fiesta
 

  
 

Win a new home!! 
 


Maybe the biggest kind of lucky draw by a motor car dealer in Brunei that I know of in many years
Grand Motors Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Kia vehicles in Brunei and the second largest automotive dealer in the country, celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year with a series of promotions for its loyal Kia customers until the end of 2014.

Purchase any Kia vehicle from 1st May to 31st December 2014 and have a chance to win a host of exciting prizes, including the grand prize of a dream house!

“This is our way of thanking our supporters and patrons for their continued support and loyalty for thirty years to Grand Motors and the Kia brand,” said Frankie Ho, Managing Director of Grand Motors Sdn Bhd. He added, ” We hope that by giving back to our clients, we can convey the message that Grand Motors will continue to provide the best vehicles and service for the Bruneian motorist in the years to come.”

This is the first time any automotive brand will offer a brand new house as a grand prize. Also up for grabs is a brand new Kia F/L Optima 2.4L SX Automatic for the second prize and a Kia Cerato 1.6 SX Automatic Sedan as the third prize. Other prizes include a brand new 13-inch Apple MacBook Air, an iPhone 5S, an iPhone 5C, an iPad Mini, and cash. Never has there been a better time to buy a new car.

Grand Motors has even more surprises in store for their beloved customers, such as cash rewards for those who purchase their new wheels between 1st May to 31st July 2014. Their Hari Raya promo gives 50 lucky shortlisted new Kia owners a chance to win up to $10,000 cash, the perfect way to celebrate the festive season on a high note.

So don’t hesitate, head down to the Kia showroom and celebrate with Grand Motors for more details about their promotions and experience the service and dedication that has served the nation for three decades.

You can also follow their Facebook page for updates on Kia.

 


Executive Directors of Grand Motors Pg Hj Abd Qahar Pg Sanggamara Diraja Major General (Rtd) Pg Hj Ibnu Ba’asith and Hj Shaiful Rizal Pehin Dato Dr Hj Ahmad with Marketing Manager of Grand Motors Precious Casao, KIA sales manager Jacquline Koh and Managing Director of Grand Motors Frankie Ho at the press conference for the 30th Anniversary of Grand Motors last May. Image courtesy of Rebecca Oi of The Brunei Times.
 


The grand prize is a new home. Awesome!!
 


Kia has been very active in roadshows and it’s no surprise that they are doing quite well for Brunei market
 


The new Kia Cerato Coupe which I test drove a few weeks ago and it’s a good ride too
 

  
 

Andy Cole in September 
 


ANDY COLE WILL BE BACK IN BRUNEI!!!! This will be his third visit to Brunei. Come and enjoy the EPL 2014 on 27 September 2014 at the National Stadium. Grab your ticket now! You may visit S-Team Solutions office across Time Square Mall or socialmart.com.bn
 

  
 

Mabohai Shopping Complex 
 

The Mabohai Shopping Complex recently concluded the celebration of Father’s Day last weekend at the complex from 13th to 15th June 2014.

The Father’s Day weekend event kicked off with the opening of Brunei Hobby Con 2014. The event featured competitions in Kit Customization, On the Spot Building and Kits Exhibition. The event was co-organized with the Brunei Plamo Group. Supporters for the event included Toy Nation, Half Half, Inuyham and Hobby Model Enterprise. Winners in the competitions received cash vouchers worth $150, $100 and $50 plus trophies.

There were also experts in kit building who coached beginners in model kit building. A demonstration by Toolbox on the use of Airspray was also conducted.

Various tenants of the complex held special Father’s Day promotions and activities. Participating stores included Starbucks, Bossini, Best Eastern, Globalart, Savy’s Brasserie, Blitz and Carousel Maternity & Gifts.

The Complex Manager of Mabohai Shopping Complex said:

“We were delighted to mark Father’s Day by organising a range of activities catered especially for Dads. We hope that fathers and their families who were at the complex over the weekend had fun participating in the various activities. For updates of what’s happening at the Mabohai Shopping Complex, please check out our Facebook, IG & twitter feeds.”

Should you wish to book the Event Stage of the Mabohai Shopping Complex for your events and activities, please call us on 8111623 or 8653762.Or find us on Facebook, Instagram @mabohaibrunei and Twitter. Text and images courtesy of Mabohai Shopping Complex.

 


Winners of the Brunei Hobby Con 2014 at Mabohai Shopping Complex
 


Little kid creating an origami craft for his dad at the Global Art activity area during I Love U Dad Father’s Day weekend at Mabohai Shopping Complex
 


 


Hobby fans at the Hobby Con 2014 at Mabohai Shopping Complex
 


Don’t forget this important appointment! FREE Heart Health Talk and Free Health Screening by Gleneagles JPMC on the 21st June 2014 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Event Stage of Mabohai Shopping Complex. Sign up now. Call 2611883 ext 2513 and look for Cynthia to book your spot. Limited seats available
 

  
 

28
Apr

#RedsSlipMakesMeAche

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

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HSBC Personal Internet Banking

 

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BIBD Home Showcase 4

 

BIBD Home Showcase 4. Click more to find out!!
 
 
 
 

Icon Design Store

 

 

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Royal Brunei Airlines

 

 

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Reds feel the blues 
 


Stevie G attempted to grab the ball from the touchline but he was being shrugged off by Jose

What a great tactician Mourinho is! Liverpool was coming off a great run of victories and they never expect to be in the hunt for the title but their great run has put them back in title contention especially after their close victory over Manchester City a few weeks ago. However, Liverpool failed to beat Chelsea at Anfield where it mattered the most. Chelsea fielded a weaker team due to injuries and saving them for another important match in the second semi-final of the Champs League against Atlético Madrid in mid-week.

This was also the first time that Liverpool failed to scored in the first half in 25 games. So you can tell that Jose Mourinho know how to grind results at any expense and they played a much compact strategy especially at the back, forcing the midfielders and forwards to play deep, allowing less room for the likes of Sterling and Suarez to cause problems.

Two goals from Chelsea benefited from a clumsy errors, both coming in injury time of each halves. I truly salute Jose Mourinho in his tactics last night and if anyone can stop Liverpool form scoring, then it is Chelsea.

The result have open the Premier League wide open with Manchester City now favourites to win the title due to goal difference should both Liverpool and Man City win all their remaining games. Chelsea still have an outside chance to win the title if both Liverpool and City slip in their remaining games. Looks like the title will be down to the wire.

Will Stevie G’s error proved costly in the title race? We shall find out in two weeks’ time.


Demba Ba benefited from Stevie G’s error and scored late in the first half.
 

  
 

Chicco 
 


Chicco – coming soon near you. Click image to enter Facebook Page for more info.
 

  
 

BIBD 4th Home Showcase 
 


Hjh Lily binti Hj Kula, the guest of honour, for the 4th BIBD Home Showcase. She’s the Deputy Managing Director (Regulatory) of the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD)

Last Friday, BIBD launched their popular Home Showcase and it’s their 4th edition. So if you are looking or scouting for a home, BIBD provides good financing packages such as home financing, home improvement financing too as well as other BIBD’s products and services. The 4th BIBD Home Showcase will end of 4th of May this Sunday at The Mall, Gadong.

You can check out some of the range of home improvement packages specifically designed for the National Housing Schemes at Mengkubau, Mentiri and Katok. The houses are built and constructed by Majuma Sdn Bhd, a new player in the construction industry and also a 100% locally established private limited construction company registered with the Ministry of Development. This is a great opportunity for them to work closely with BIBD to design, procure and construct and also handover pre-approved home extension and renovation works to suit the Home Improvement Financing Package Product.

There is a wide range of advantages including pre-approved house plans by relevant authorities, affordable and ready to move-in packages and affordable monthly repayment scheme. Aside from that, the package includes Takaful (insurance) coverage for the financing.

I believe many residents are looking for home extensions and improvements. Hence, this BIBD 4th Home Showcase is a great opportunity. For flooring, you can get choices of ground floor tiles or lamented flooring or if you want to refurbish or extend your existing kitchen or perhaps your wardrobe.

Package A, which is the basic packages offered $15,000 financing, while Package B and C offered more extensive packages (up to $50,000) that include a bigger square feet space, an extra bedroom, first floor extensions and a corridor which will also be entitled to a complimentary air conditioner or water pump from BIBD.

At the home showcase, there are also other ongoing promotion from BIBD. For instance, there is the BIBD Debit Card conversion which includes new debit card application and conversion of existing BIBD ATM cards. For new applicants or those who want to convert their debit cards, they are automatically entitled to receive 1,000 BIBD’s Hadiah Points. Participants of this promotion also stand a chance to win travel tickets for two to Singapore.


Check out the BIBD Home Showcase which is until the 4th May
 


Check out the BIBD Home Showcase which is until the 4th May
 


They have a mock sample on the housing with different packages especially for home improvements and extension
 


Check out the interior done by Majuma Sdn Bhd
 


The available packages for the BIBD Home Showcase
 


One of the available packages for the BIBD Home Showcase

At the same time, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) will be providing a limited daily run of free coffee during the 10 days of the showcase from their Continental Espresso and Premium Decaf. BIBD customers who sign up for any of BIBD’s financings available, will stand a chance to win prizes such as Samsung Galaxy Tab, iPad Air, CBTL coffee machines, $20 vouchers, power banks and BIBD corporate gifts in a lucky dip. BIBD will also be giving out a fee waiver promotion on the processing fee of $150 during the showcase. Applicants of BIBD’s Home Improvement Financing packages will be entitled to a 100 per cent waiver, while a 50 per cent waiver is for all home financing applicants.

So there are plenty of reasons to entice you to enjoy the home packages offered by BIBD.

Also participating during BIBD’s Home Showcase are Bess Perfect Property Agency, BSTC Real Estate, Say Koo (Liew) Sdn Bhd, J-Fa Realty Agency & Marketing, Precise Development, Sterling Kitchen, Fabrica, Thomson Furniture, Max Track, Luzzone Interior Design, PNK Enterprise and Karim Karpet, Takaful Brunei Keluarga and Takaful Brunei Am.


Hjh Lily being briefed by a representative from Majuma Sdn Bhd during the short tour
 


Hjh Lily photo opportunity with Takaful
 


Group photo with AMBD and BIBD management
 


Sazali Arif (right) of White Room Studio is also exhibiting his wedding photography services
 

  
 

Weekend at VW 
 

Last weekend, Volkswagen Brunei held an event for families and the public as they offered family activities such as face painting, photo booth with fun props, bouncers and giveaways. There was also a “Guess the Volkswagen” contest as the participants had to get the correct answers of the Volkswagen models and they will walk away with VW merchandises.

Local authorised dealer of the German auto brand, Maju Motors Sdn Bhd, is organising the event as a buildup to the upcoming launch of 14 models, which will be introduced to the public throughout the month of May. It will be released in phases and the first collection will be unveiled this weekend and every weekend there will be other models to be unveiled.

Executive Director of Maju Motors Sdn Bhd Chan Key Hong is delighted that the company will soon be offering a full range of Volkswagen cars in Brunei. Chan said that since more Bruneians are discovering the advanced German engineered vehicle, the company wants to ensure that there a Volkswagen for everyone.

Below are some of the images from last weekend’s activities. Courtesy of VW Brunei Facebook Page.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

  
 

EPL Masters 2014 
 


Click image to enter Facebook Page to answer question
 


Now it is an 11-a-side format compared to 5-a-side previously
 


Will Andy Cole be back again this time out?
 

  
 

Fly with DJ Daffy 
 


Zuraidah Binti Hj Yahya receiving her 5 nights package to Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Johor, receiving from Haznah Md Hashim from the Malaysian High Commission to Brunei Darussalam and Pg Dato Sharifuddin, Chairman of Freme Travel. Also in the picture are Zurina Abd Samad, Director of Tourism Malaysia, Chong Yoke Har, Deputy Director General (Planning) of Tourism Malaysia and local DJ celebrity Daffy from Kristal FM. Image courtesy of Zatty Jo of The Brunei Times.
 

After a week of quizzes on Kristal FM with DJ Daffy, the winners were selected to have a special trip with DJ Daffy to explore Malaysia. The quiz was called “Lakas Tah Ke Malaysia Bersama DJ Daffy” and the initiative is a collaboration with Freme Travel Services, sponsored by Tourism Malaysia (Brunei).

Two winners are feted to fly with DJ Daffy to Malaysia to have fun-filled holiday. Congratulations to Zuraidah Binti Hj Yahya for winning a 5 nights package to Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Johor (worth $1,900) and Shahril Hashim bin Hj Mariat for winning a 3 nights package to Kuala Lumpur (worth $1,500). This means they will get to fly with DJ Daffy in the coming weeks or so. There were also consolation winners from the quizzes.

The event was graced by Chong Yoke Har, Deputy Director General (Planning) of Tourism Malaysia. In her speech, she said, “The holiday packages will especially appeal to families traveling together. The destinations and activities in the programmes cater to every interest and all age groups.”

The event also marked new packages where Brunei can enjoy a three night package to Kuala Lumpur for $1,480 from June 14 to 17th or the five night package to KL, Malacca and Johor for $1,840 from September 22nd to 27th and these dates do coincide with Brunei school holidays.

Some of the highlights of the package include visits to KidZania, Legoland Malaysia, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, i-City, KL City tour, Putrajaya tour and shopping trips to IKEA, The Curve, and Johor Premium Outlets, as well as attending the 1Malaysia International Tourism Night floral Parade – Magic of the Night. This is an ideal trip if you want bring your family during school holidays.

Let’s not forget that this is also Visit Malaysia Year 2014 and there are many exciting things to look forward to in Malaysia alone. You can click here for more details. Of course, the upcoming big one is the Borneo Jazz Festival held from 9th May to 11th May and if you love music, this is the event to be at.

 


Shahril Hashim bin Hj Mariat receiving a 3 nights package to Kuala Lumpur. Image courtesy of Zatty Jo of The Brunei Times.
 


The winners with Chong Yoke Har, Deputy Director General (Planning) of Tourism Malaysia and DJ Daffy
 


DJ Daffy and the other consolation winners
 

  

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