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11
May

I am the …..

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

The Reel Show 
 

 

Creative Arts Festival with Shenny

 

 

Top 10 Summer Box office predictions with Rano Iskandar (The Popcorn Panel) and Del Goh (The Reel Show)

 

 

Top 10 Summer Box office predictions with Rano Iskandar (The Popcorn Panel) and Del Goh (The Reel Show)

 

  
 

 

World Car Awards 2015 
 


Book the C180 now and enjoy FREE upgrade to 17-inch 5-spoke wheel in tremolite metallic, high-sheen finished. Call 244 1763 to book a test drive or visit their Beribi or Gadong showroom at Jati Transport
 

Stuttgart/New York. Mercedes-Benz wins three categories in the prestigious “World Car Awards 2015”. Christoph Horn, Head of Global Communication Passenger Cars Mercedes-Benz and Rob Moran, Director Mercedes-Benz USA Communications, received the awards on behalf of the brand with the three pointed star at a ceremony held on the occasion of the New York International Auto Show.

Particular success was enjoyed by the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which won the “World Car of the Year 2015 Award”. The S-Class Coupé was voted “World Luxury Car 2015”, while the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car picked up the award for “World Performance Car 2015”.

Mercedes-Benz was the only automobile manufacturer to make it into the final round of the awards with five vehicles. This commanding performance is unprecedented in the 11-year history of the “World Car of the Year” awards and serves to reflect the tremendous popularity of the Stuttgart-based brand among their customers. The international jury for these prestigious awards is made up of 75 renowned automotive journalists.

Mercedes-Benz has found favour with the jury in previous years too: in 2014 the S-Class won the category “World Luxury Car”. In 2012 the S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY was the winner in the category “World Green Car”, while the same award was taken back in 2007 by the E 320 BlueTEC.

 

 

  
 

The Big 3 
 


Posing with a special hard cover edition of this month’s BHC magazine
 


Happy 3rd birthday, BHC Magazine
 

How time flies very fast and I remember covering the first ever launch of the BHC Magazine at the same venue three years ago, a project spearheaded by Stuart Lee, the Project Director of BHC Magazine. Last week, Butra Home Concept (BHC) Magazine celebrated their third anniversary.

You will probably know or heard of BHC magazine and it caters to the audience who love about homes and decos and also featuring the Brunei homes. The magazine has now evolved into a lifestyle guide and for readers of BHC, you can also download the book on your IOS powered phone (iPhones). For Stuart, the magazine is a success when someone picks up the magazine and read thru and not just the milestone that it has achieved along the years.

Congratulations to the team behind BHC Magazine, Azlan Ahmad, Group Chief Executive of MixmediaGroup and Amir Noor, Editor of BHC Magazine.

 


Azlan Ahmad giving his welcoming remarks
 


The cake cutting ceremony
 


Hui Chiet of Red Bull (Brunei) among the attendees
 


Nathan Ambrose and Stuart Lee
 


Finally caught up with my long time friend FJ
 


It was quite a packed event
 


Me in a Box Photo Booth
 


The lucky winner of the 42” tv
 


Guests during the third year anniversary
 


The current edition of BHC magazine (on photo)
 


Del Goh and Stuart Lee
 


Lucky draw for their third year anniversary
 

  
 

 

Job Opportunity 
 


 

TrueVector Designs are going to hold ANOTHER EVALUATION TEST for those who couldn’t make it the last time and are still interested in pursuing a career animation. So who are they looking for?

-Traditional 2D artist

-Sketchers

-Desk & Notebook scribblers/doodlers

– A good command in English

So what are you waiting for? Don’t hesitate to join us by sending in your CV and portfolio to our email at hello@truevectordesigns.com or truevectordesigns@gmail.com before 15th May 2015 (Friday)

Successful applicants will be informed to sit for the test which will In shaa Allah be on 18th May 2015 (Monday).

 

 

  
 

 

Check out the Audi A3 Sedan 
 


Audi A3 Sedan – Prime Edition
 


Audi A3 Sedan – Prime Edition
 

T.C.Y. Motors Sdn Bhd as the sole agent for Audi in Brunei in its efforts to constantly offer customers ‘something different yet exciting’ is pleased to introduce a new sporty variant of the Audi A3 Sedan- the Prime edition.

The Audi A3 Prime edition is a 1.8 turbo (180hp) model fitted with exclusive sports styled exterior body kit from Audi’s Genuine Accessories offering. The body kit includes a distinctive front spoiler; side sills, a new design rear diffuser incorporated with the rear apron- all of which can be available in either Brilliant Black or the car body colour, topping off the package is the standout tailgate spoiler in Carbon which finishes the Prime sports look.

An additional option to the package is the exclusive cast aluminium 18-inch wheels in 5-arm Velum design which is sold separately. The Audi A3 Prime edition is available now for viewing with other current offerings at Audi Kiarong showroom during operating hours.

 


The sporty design at the back
 


Upon request – exclusive cast aluminium 18-inch wheels in 5-arm Velum design
 

 

  

04
Apr

The 10s

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

 

 

Pizza Hut 
 


Click image to enter website
 

  
 

 

Heroes driving Audi 
 


Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark driving the new Audi R8
 

Check out the video on Audi in Avengers

The Next chapter of the successful cinema collaboration between Audi and Marvel Studios: The heroes of the new Marvel film “Avengers: Age of Ultron” drives Audi – especially Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. The film releases on 23 April in Brunei.

In this comic book movie, the most powerful superheroes in the world fight for the survival of humanity. Among them is the tech-savvy billionaire Tony Stark – known to cinema audiences as Iron Man from the successful film franchise.

“This is a strategic partnership. The cinema is a perfect stage for Audi, for rapid high-tech cars play a large role in many films, “says Loren Angelo, director of marketing, Audi of America. The brand has been working with Marvel together for eight years; in the Iron Man movies Stark drove an Audi R8.

“Tony Stark embodies a modern mix of entrepreneurs, engineers and especially technology trendsetters,” says Giovanni Perosino, Director of Marketing Communications at AUDI AG. “The Audi R8 is thus exactly the right car for him.” In addition to the super sports car in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” the Audi TTS Coupe and the A3 Cabriolet will have significant screen time.

The film will be released locally on 23 April. For Fans who don’t want to wait that long, they can go to the website (www.audi.de/marvelsavengers) to view a previously unreleased trailer of the movie and a video of the Audi Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

 

Check out the video on Audi in Avengers

 

  
 

Happy 20th DST 
 


Suhaimi Hussain, CEO of DST cutting the anniversary cake
 

Claps and cheers can be heard during a jovial cake cutting ceremony the DST booth at the Yayasan branch in the capital, last Wednesday.

The merry ceremony was part of DST’s 20th anniversary celebration, which was officiated by the guest of honour, Chief Executive Officer of the company, Suhaimi Hussain, who was witnessed by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of DST, Marsad Hj Ismail, along with other employees of the telecommunications company.

Aside from the celebration, DST also marked its anniversary with a recitation of Surah Yassin and Thanksgiving Prayer ceremony at its headquarters in Tungku Link the previous day.

Among those present at the event were the guest of honour, a member of DST’s Board of Directors, Abdul Lattif Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Md Yusof, Suhaimi and the company’s management and staff.

The ceremony ended with the Asar Prayer led by Imam Hj Shari Awang Murad. Also held as part of the ceremony was a Khatam Al-Quran by management and staff who have participated in the ‘One Day One Page Al-Quran’ programme for DST staff after their completition of reciting 30 juz of Al-Quran 20 since August 2014.

For this year, DST has launched a variety of attractive promotions on its products and services as a token of appreciation to loyal customers in line with this year’s theme objective, “The Year of Giving”. Customers can look forward to great deals in the new broadband promotion, “Data Bill Cap” — which caters to GO! Broadband 68 and GO! Broadband 88 customers — allowing customers to continue their broadband experience at no charge after they have exceeded their free monthly data entitlement, however, with a reduced speed based on Fair Usage Policy. Apart from that, Easi subscribers can now try the ‘Easi Refresh’ promotion, which is aimed at better savings and convenience. The promotion extends the validity period of Easi recharge amount of $100 from 180 days to 300 days. Subscribers will also get an extended grace period of 30 to 60 days to recharge their expired Easi account before termination.

More information and updates regarding its promotion and events are available through DST Care 151 as well at its official website http://www.dst-group.com or through its Facebook and Instagram @dstbn. Text courtesy of Norliha Din of The Brunei Times.

 


 

  
 

The Impressive Cast 
 


Joanna Kwan playing the lead role as Mary Poppins. Awesome!!
 


Awesome dance choreography
 

Though I was still tired from the short Labuan trip, I managed to catch the Mary Poppins on the final night. The previous musical broadway performance from @relentlessbrunei (Relentless Entertainment) was two years ago and it was entitled Enchanted Forest if I’m not mistaken. Last weekend, @relentlessbrunei upped their game with a rendition of Mary Poppins in Poppins the Musical.

Well done to the cast of Relentless especially Joanna Kwan and Zainal Bostaman. It was the first time I saw Zainal acting on stage and Joanna is no stranger in the acting scene as she carried the show with her role as Mary Poppins. The dance choreography was impressive as well and my best scene of the play was the “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”.

To be honest, I know of Mary Poppins’ movie existence but I never really take notice of the plot until that night. The only problem I noticed for their show was the microphone issue though this is a huge improvement from the first night from the word of mouth. This is because not all microphones had the same audio level. I couldn’t hear Aaqiil’s voice properly and some of the voices from the cast weren’t really articulated.

Other than that, the show exceeded my expectations and I applaud Relentless Entertainment to bring this musical show once again to the public. Keep up the great work!! I’ve flooded with tons of pictures. Enjoy!!

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Aaqiil being suspended in mid-air
 


Kevin Cheong and Joanna Kwan
 


Zainal Bostaman (right) was pretty awesome
 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Friends giving support for the cast of Mary Poppins
 

  

16
Feb

The Black and White era

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Acer Aspire

 

Now available at Concepts Computer
 

 

Peugeot 
 


 Click image to enter website to find out more.
 

 

 

BIBD latest promotion 
 


Travel with agoda
 

   
 

CNY sales at ICON 
 


Click image to enter ICON Design Store
 

 

 

Raihana wins a Semi-D Home 
 


Raihana Hj Ramlee receiving a mock key to her new home from GHK Motors Managing Director Yang Berhormat Pehin Kapitan Lela Diraja Dato Paduka Goh King Chin yesterday
 

It was really surreal to be honest. I arrived the event slightly late and I missed the draw for the two cars but managed to catch the main draw where the winner will win a Semi-D house. As I was making my way through the crowd, I bumped into Raihana and asked if she was part of the GHK Mega Draw and she responded yes and I wished her good luck. Who knows after less than five minutes, her name was the last to be called as the top 5 finalists eligible to win a home.

So congratulations too Raihana Hj Ramlee and she said that she will moving to her new Semi-D home at Lumapas. Present to give away the grand prize was GHK Motors Managing Director Yang Berhormat Pehin Kapitan Lela Diraja Dato Paduka Goh King Chin.

GHK Motors Sdn Bhd ran a Mega-Draw promotion where customers who purchased Chevrolet, Mitsubishi, Daihatsu, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge from 1st June 2014 to 31st January 2015 are eligible for the Mega Draw (chance to win a home or a Chevrolet Cruze or a Mitsubishi Mirage).

More than 2,000 family turned up for the draw event and it’s amazing numbers to know that a total of 1,190 were successfully registered.

Also present during the draw were Pg Halaludin Pg Dato Shariffuddin, sales manager of Mitsubishi Division, Director of GHK Motors and Pg Dato Shariffuddin Pg Hj Matali, the Chairman of GHK Motors who presented the prizes of the Mitsubishi Mirage and Chevrolet Cruze respectively to Razami and Md Surdahri Hj Tahamid.

 


Pehin giving away consolation prizes
 


Another consolation prize
 


Group photo with the winners
 


Such a huge crowd yesterday
 


The shortlisted finalists yesterday
 


Razami Hj Sapar @ Hj Safar with his new car Chevrolet Cruze with his trust GHK sales agent Disdy
 


Surdahri Hj Tahamid with his family and his new car Mitsubishi Mirage
 


GHK Motors associates who worked hard to make this car company a reputable one
 

  
The Audi S3 
 


The awesome Audi Sedan S3
 

Oh my… this car is The Beast. Wait until you test drive this car (well, for serious buyers only) and you will know what I mean. I test drove the Audi S3 a few weeks ago and it was during a wet rainy day. No problem at all because the traction of the Audi S3 is superb. Furthermore, Audi S3 is a quattro® which means that it’s an all wheel permanent drive, giving you more control and power while on the wheel.

The Audi S3 Sedan almost tops the scale of superior performance and it is still a very efficient car. So what are the specs? It’s powered by a 2.0 TFSI Engine; it ha a high-performance four cylinder unit combined with cutting edge technology. You will be impressed with the six-speed transmission and guess what? it’s able to hit the 100 km/h mark in just 4.9 seconds. Now that is power.

The acceleration itself is amazing. This really helps if you need to get out of junction or our congested roundabouts and you won’t even have to think twice about making decisions when you exit a junction because the S3 will give you that confidence.

The interior of the Audi S3 gives you that sporty and luxurious feel and you will know what you are paying for. I love the fact that the sound system is powered by B & O (Bang & Olufsen).

The Audi S3 targets a niche set of customers because of its power, class and it’s simply a sexy, beast of a car. You can visit the Audi Showroom at Kiarong and enquire more about the Audi S3. If you have driven an Audi A3, just imagine a super charged A3 with a sporty look.

 

2015 Audi S3. Check out the review by The Fast Lane Car

 


Drove this beast and I love it
 


It was a rainy day and the S3 still have great traction
 


The interior of S3
 


Nice workmanship for the seats
 


 


 


 

  
 

Culture knowledge of CNY 
 


Dressing up in red attire
 

The students of ISB Brunei celebrated an important local event recently with plenty of enthusiasm and noise. The proceedings opened with Mr Darren Sibley, Primary Principal, reminding the students of how significant the tradition of celebrating New Year is to our Chinese community.

The children watched a short video on the ‘magic of the New Year celebrations’ and were then entertained by the Year three students performing the song ‘Gong xi fa chi’ and joined in with chorus which their music teacher Mrs Bishop had taught them in preparation. Year 2 then performed a song of their own entitled ‘Celebration’ .

As the younger children got their breath back, it was the turn of the Year 4 dancers to perform ‘The Umbrella Dance’ to the drumming of Jacob Kurian in Year 5 to be followed by a combined Year three, five and six group performance of the New Year Celebration song and dance.

Next it was the turn of the teachers to overcome their inhibitions in a very loud balloon bursting game. These were the ‘fireworks’ provided for this Chinese New Year and the children clearly enjoyed themselves.

Mr Sibley thanked teachers Yang Pen and Siti Maria for all their hard work preparing the event for the school before the children returned to their classes excitedly discussing the events of the morning. It was an excellent opportunity for the children to encounter a community tradition of Brunei as they have learned about the cultures of other peoples and places around the world. Press release by ISB, images courtesy of ISB.

 


 


 


The teachers in charge during the event
 

 

  
 

Panda Sunda’ 
 


 

Mabohai Shopping Complex’s family event – PANDA SUNDA’! on Sunday, 15th February 2015 proved a great hit with families.

The event kicked off with the opening of the Panda themed photo booth with several children being part of the activity. The photo booth is composed of real bamboo plants as a backdrop and several handcrafted pandas with stuffed toy pandas for families to pose with.

In the afternoon, Chef Agus, the new Executive Chef of Misato Teppanyaki Restaurant, and his crew showed their acrobatic food skills preparation on the event stage. They charmed the crowd with their performance involving salt & pepper shakers, eggs and various cooking utensils. A mini sushi making contest was held and 3 lucky children brought home a box of especially prepared Panda shaped sushi each.

The highlight of the day was an action packed twenty minute Wushu Presentation by the athletes of the Brunei Wushu Federation who performed through special permission from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. Eighteen young athletes from age 6 upwards showcased the art, beauty and strength of the sport.

The wushu performance was followed by a special intermission performance by senior students of En Pointe Academy of Dance led by Regina Malabayabas, Director of the Academy.

Global Art were on hand throughout the day giving free origami and craft lessons to children who made panda masks and book marks.

The Management of Mabohai Shopping Complex said:

“ We were delighted with the enthusiastic response from families who came in droves throughout the day to have a family fun day at Mabohai Shopping Complex. We enjoyed watching children interacting with parents while enjoying the different activities lined up for them. We thank the children for bringing their pandas to the complex and sharing their love for these rare animals. Look out for more fun family oriented events held at the Mabohai Shopping Complex from our Facebook, website and Instagram.“

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 and Twitter. Images and press release by Mabohai Shopping Complex.

 


 


 


 

 

  
 

Promo at JP 

In conjunction with the 31st Brunei Darussalam’s National Day, Jerudong Park and Country Club (JPCC) is delighted to offer special deals on entry tickets to Jerudong Park Playground.

Entrance tickets for this promotion will be available at a rate of $31 for a family package for 3 adults and 3 children and a free entrance for children below 2 years old. This promotion is applicable to all visitors, residents and non-residents.

The special deals started off from Wednesday, 11 February until the Sunday on 1 March 2015.

The National Day Specials is aimed to attract more visitors to try out the latest rides and facilities available. By lowering the price of the ticket, more people can enjoy the attraction and spend their time with their family at Jerudong Park Playground.

 

 


Special deals until Sunday 1st March 2015

Among the rides available at Jerudong Park Playground are the 25-metre tall Ferris Wheel, Laser Maze, Rollercoasters, 21-hole Mini-golf Course, Merry-Go-Round, Bumper Car and a lot more.

The ticket can be purchased at the ticket counter of Jerudong Park Playground. However, if people do not want to wait in line for long hours, online booking can be use. To booked a ticket online, please log on to http://www.jerudongpark.com.bn.

The Jerudong Park was revamped and was opened last May 2014. More updates and information regarding the parks rides and entry tickets can be found at JPCC’s Instagram and Facebook account, Jerudong Park and Jerudong Park Country Club respectively.

  

13
Feb

It’s Jason’s Day

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Fortune Smiles 😀 
 


Own the Audi A3 Sedan 1.8 TFSI during CNY with the first 5-months at zero cost. Valid until March 2015. To add on that, 60 months or 150,000km warranty. Check them out at T•C•Y Motors (Audi) Showroom at Kiarong.
 

 

  
RBC revamps DPC 
 


The newly revamped Dining Privilege Card. Read more below on how you can get it.
 

DPC stands for Dining Privilege Card. The card has been around for many years but the abbreviation DPC has not really caught in the minds of many. It’s such a great privilege (no pun intended) that the DPC is worth to have especially if you are dining at the Royal Brunei Catering outlets. You can patron at Anjung Saujana (Brunei International Airport), Seasons Restaurant, Dynasty, Emperor’s Court and Fish & Co and enjoy discounts or earn points using DPC. This also applies to RBC laundry and dry cleaning services.

Few days ago, the DPC was relaunched and it was launched by Acting General Manager of Royal Brunei Catering Pg Hj Abd Rahman Pg Hj Mat Salleh who has been in charged for the past few weeks. Concurrently, it was also launching of the DPC website which was designed by Syensai Design. You can click here to see what DPC has to offer and it’s a very comprehensive and easy to navigate portal.

The DPC also has a facelift where instead of the classic blue card, it is now the gold coloured card. For existing customers with DPC, you can renew your cards at the five mentioned restaurants. As for new ones, all you have to do is spend $88 at any RBC outlets or you can accumulate your receipts up to $88 and you will be eligible for the DPC.

The event was also to commemorate the local media from TV to radio to newspapers and social media for their continuous support in spreading information on RBC’s promotion. It was nice to acknowledge and receiving certificates of appreciation from RBC.

Thank you once again and we all look forward to cover more of RBC events for the benefits of our readers.

 


Guest of honour, Acting General Manager of Royal Brunei Catering Pg Hj Abd Rahman Pg Hj Mat Salleh, launching the DPC website
 


Members of the media
 


DJ Daffy of Kristal FM receiving certificate of appreciation
 


Rokiah of Borneo Bulletin receiving certificate of appreciation
 


A representative from a Chinese print media receiving certificate of appreciation
 


The management of RBC
 


With the members of the media
 


Sofian of Syensai Design winning a voucher from RBC
 

  
 

Thrill yourself with Scirocco  
 


Click image to enter website
 

One of the most popular models that’s doing well in Maju Motors, the sole distributor for Volkswagen in Brunei, is the Volkswagen Scirocco. The exterior looks sporty with awesome performance. The latest version has narrow headlights and striking air inlet at the front end design. The rear itself is pretty eye catching, sporting a twin exhaust pipe, striking lights and beefy bumpers characterise the rear.

Did you know the Scirocco model has been around for many years? But the makers have taken an evolutionary approach with its style and make it more appealing to the eyes of the younger generation.

You can visit the showroom at Maju Motors or call 265 5111 for inquiries. Or you can visit them at the Love Bug Carnival from 13th to 14th February at Maju Motors. Bring your family for some sweet treats and check out the VW models at their showroom. Do check out their Facebook for updates.

 


A proud owner of the Volkswagen Scirocco
 


Another proud owner of the Volkswagen Scirocco, my brother
 


Happening today and tomorrow
 

 

  
 

13 • 2 • 2015 
 


Happy birthday Jason
 

 

  
 

Successful Car Boot Sale 


 

Mabohai Shopping Complex successfully kicked off its first car boot sale at their new parking lot located at the complex last Sunday, 8 February 2015. The activity started at 6:00 am and lasted till 12 noon.

This event brought members of the community together as friends and family members helped each other sell pre-loved items. Car boot sale lovers and enthusiasts came as early as 6:00 am to browse for great bargains. Participants sold used and pre-loved toys, books, clothes, magazines, kitchenware, electrical goods and more from their own household. Other items included Gundam action figures, vintage Archie comics, baby strollers and car seats and branded clothes.

Participants came in as early as 5:00 am to set up and the whole car park area was bustling with activity by 6:00 am. This carried on till late morning despite the threat of rain.

To join in the festivities of the car boot sale, Savy’s Brasserie, Mabohai Branch, offered a 10% all day discount to all diners on Sunday, 8th Feb 2015.

The Complex Manager said:

“We are delighted with the outcome of our first car boot sale. The turnout was great from sellers and buyers alike and all the sellers sold most of their wares by the end of the sale. It was a warm community activity which saw friends and families come and help each other set up and sell their pre loved belongings. With the success of this event, the public can look forward to another Car Boot Sale organized in the near future, which will be announced on our website, facebook and IG @mabohaibrunei”.

 


 


 


 

  

16
Oct

The 98th mark

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

AUDE event [RECAP] 
 

 

The Driving Urban Experience for Audi a few weeks ago. Thank you for the opportunity and great video too.

 

  
 

KFC new burger 
 


Tokyo Black Pepper Mushroom Burger now available at KFC
After the successful launch of the Thai Green Curry Chicken, KFC now brings out the new Tokyo Black Pepper Mushroom Burger.

The Black Pepper Mushroom Burger is a succulent burger that includes KFC’s signature crispy Zinger fillet topped with warm black pepper sauce, tender shiitake mushrooms and freshly sliced onions sandwiched between a warm toasted sesame seed bun. The Zinger version is an easier way to enjoy the flavour, even on the go, and guarantees that “Every Bite is so “Oishii”! Available as a la carte for only B$2.80 or as a combo which comes with a regular Cheezy Wedges and a regular soft drink for only B$4.90.

 


KFC NEW CRISPIER FRIES. Verdict: Yummyyyy
 

 

KFC is also introducing its new fries with the tagline “Simply fries – tastic! It offers a better taste, is crispier and at the same price. “Ever since it was introduced last month, sales of fries went up more than 25% and customers have been upsizing to large fries even though we have yet to advertise it,” mentioned Jonathan Bong, Senior Marketing Manager, KFC (B) Sdn Bhd. “There was a need to inform our supplier in advance of this to ensure that we get a constant supply of fries from them.”

 

  
 

Caring Cup campaign 
 


Thomas Chieng Chiew Hong handed over a certificate and vouchers to Siti Liyana Aziemah Rohhizal who found Thomas’ wallet at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at The Mall outlet. Image courtesy of Rebecca Oi of The Brunei Times.
Surprise turned into joy for Siti Liyana Aziemah Rohhizal last weekend as she was awarded with a certificate and vouchers for her honesty at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (The Coffee Bean) outlet of The Mall, Gadong.

Siti Liyana, who is also an employee of the coffee franchise, did not expect the reward as she was just merely doing her civic duty.

“All I did was to give the wallet to my manager that I found during my cleaning duties,” she said.

The owner of the wallet, Thomas Chieng Chiew Hong, explained to The Brunei Times that he didn’t know that he had lost his wallet until the following day.

“I really appreciate her honesty and I believe that her parents as well as the company are very proud of her,” he added.

(Blood donation drive) On the sidelines, more than 40 members of the public were seen rolling up their sleeves to bleed for a good cause around the premises of The Coffee Bean as they joined in franchise’s Caring Cup blood donation drive, which started at 10am.

A representative from the blood donation bank said, “The amount of people donating is a source of encouragement and we are happy to know that members of the public are assisting in replenishing the blood supply of the national blood bank.”

First time donor Siti Iffah Hazirah Abdus Amat said that she wanted to donate blood because it will also contribute to saving the lives of accident victims and those who are about to undergo surgery.

Meanwhile, Wahidahtul Nadhirah Mirhassan, who is also a first time donor, said she realised that donors who donate regularly and voluntarily are the community’s life source.

“I have plans to donate blood in future and would like to encourage everyone who is capable to do so,” she added.

The Coffee Bean hopes that its efforts in holding such campaigns will encourage more local companies to roll up their sleeves and brave the needle to help ease the shortage of blood at the hospital. Text courtesy of Rebecca Oi of The Brunei Times and images courtesy of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

 

 

Blood donation pictures 
 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

  

07
Oct

Only one

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

 

Get Connected through ICONIA

 

 

 

Citroën Brunei 
 


Click image to enter Citroën Brunei 
 

   
 

BIBD’s latest promotion


Top up tia. Click image to enter website.
 

  
 

 

ICON Design Store 
 


Click image to enter ICON Design Store website
 

  
 

 

Collection for Race Pack 
 

The collection pack for the much anticipated Royal Brunei’s The Great Race is happening next week. I will be only participating in the 3km race and just spend time taking some photos around for coverage purposes. The responses have been very exceptional, considering that this is Royal Brunei Airlines’ first attempt in organising a run.

By the way, for those who wants to donate, please click through this DonationCard_BW.pdf to download the Donation Card and bring it during the Race Kit New Collection Dates.


Or if you appoint a representative to pick up on your behalf, pleas click through this THEGREATRACEAUTHORISELETTER.pdf and fill up the authorisation form for your representative to bring during the Race Kit New Collection Dates below.


Have a good week ahead and see you on the 17th & 18th October at Royal Brunei Recreational Club.

 


 


Loving this top from The Great Race. Maybe the t-shirt design for a run I’ve seen
 

  
 

It’s back once again!! 
 


 


The winner of each category will win a Canon EOS 70D

This competition has been growing in popularity and I’m glad that this has become a yearly event (a big thanks to Interhouse Company) for making this possible. This year, there will be something extra in terms of prizes. Yes, the usual prizes will definitely be there but there is a new catch. There is a Grand Prize category and the winner of this will have the bragging rights of attending a 9-day photo clinic in Japan. Awesome!!!

The great thing is that the eventual winners of the respective categories are not guaranteed the grand prize as the individual participant will be judged based on the all the three categories and judged as a whole. This is a great initiative for the participants to showcase their talent and you will never know if you will be the chosen one to represent Brunei in Japan.

I won’t spare much insight on this competition as the rules and regulations are given below in this post. Good luck to you all.

 

CANON PHOTO MARATHON BRUNEI 2014

Date: 19th October 2014 (Sunday)

Venue: Star Lodge Hotel

0800hrs – Start of Registration and collection of competition apparel

0900hrs – Announcement of Theme 1 and commencement of competition

1700hrs – Announcement of winners and prize presentation (subject to change based on judging process)

1. The Canon Photo Marathon Brunei 2014 (“Event”) is an event open to all.

2. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis subject to receipt of a valid registration.

3. All information including personal information submitted by the participant to Interhouse Company. (“Organizer”) in connection with the event shall become the property of the Organizer. The participant is deemed to have given the Organizer authorization to use such information for any purpose (including market research, planning, data-processing, statistical and risk-analysis, research, fund-raising).

4. The Organizer reserves the right to cancel the event at any time without notice. In the event of such cancellation, the Organizer shall use reasonable efforts to inform the participant prior to the date of the event.

5. The stated event timings are subject to changes.

6. Participants must abide by the competition rules, and by any decisions made by the Organizer.

7. Participants under the age of 18 must obtain parental consent

8. The Organizer reserves the right to use any submitted photograph for any purposes without compensation to the participant.

9. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any participant who has infringed any of the competition rules.

10. Decisions by the Organizer and competition judges are final. No queries will be entertained.

11. Only photos taken by conventional digital cameras accepted.

12. All nationalities are welcomed.

13. By participating in the Event, the participant is deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.


The participants of the Canon event back in 2012
 


The event took place at Radisson Hotel two years ago
  


The winning photo by Adam in the Street Scene category
 

 

Competition Process

1. Participants will receive Theme 1 at approximately 0900hrs on 19th October, 2014 at the Event Venue.

2. Participants must submit ONE picture deemed suitable for the Theme before the assigned deadline.

3. Theme 2 will be announced immediately after the deadline for Theme 1 submission has lapsed.

4. Theme 3 will be announced immediately after the deadline for Theme 2 submission has lapsed.

5. The Top three prizes will be awarded for each Theme.

6. Grand Prize will only be awarded to participants who have submitted photos for all 3 categories and will be judged as a whole.

Competition Rules

1. All participants must wear the Canon apparel and ID provided during the event.

2. Participants can only use conventional digital camera during the Canon Photo Marathon, Brunei 2014.

3. All photographs submitted MUST be in JPEG format and sized to approximately 5MB.

4. Storage format accepted are CF / SD / MMC / XD / MS formats. Participants using other formats must supply their own relevant adaptors / drives for use during the submission of entries during the event. The Organizers will not be held responsible for the inability to read / download images.

5. All photographs will be judged based on the following criteria:

– Relevance to theme

– Creativity in theme interpretation

– Use of colors and light / shadows

– Composition of photograph

6. All submissions for each Theme must be completed before the announced allocated deadline. The Organizer reserves the rights to reject any submission once the deadline has lapsed.

7. All submitted photographs must be taken on 19th October 2014.

8. Submitted photographs must not be altered by any editing software.

9. Participants must submit their entries personally. No proxy submission by any participant is allowed during the Event.

10. The Organizer will not be responsible for providing photographic equipment including camera, spare batteries, lenses or additional memory cards. All participants are expected to come prepared with all their photographic equipment.

 


 

  
 

AUDE thrilled customers 
 


Audi driving instructor Mr. Nicolaas Smit from South Africa explaining to the audience before the AUDE began

TCY Motors as the sole dealer/importer for Audi in Brunei launched its inaugural 3-day Audi Urban Driving Experience (AUDE) at the ‘Pusing Lagi’ car park in Jerudong Park two weekends ago. I was fortunate enough to experience the sessions and big thanks to TCY Motors for giving me the opportunity. It also gave me a new perspective about Audi cars especially those with quattro and also the technology that Audi has.

The exclusive event was a road and ‘track’ based safety driving tutorial and vehicle product demonstration via dynamic exercises such as ABS Braking and Gymkhana or Slalom event. Road Drive featuring the recently launched Audi A3 Sedan is an extended vehicle test-drive highlighting the 5-mode Audi Drive Select vehicle setting feature which changes the vehicle driving behavior according to the type of driving conditions.

AUDE’s aim is to educate Audi owners or drivers in general, by using physical “hands-on” tuition, primarily how to react in emergency maneuvers in the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) braking exercise.

Gymkhana or the Slalom exercise practices safe high speed handling, and helps demonstrate and educate the traction grip abilities of Audi’s ‘trademark’ quattro four-wheel drive system compared to that of a vehicle without quattro. This was actually my favourite part of the entire session because you get to compete/race against one another for fun and yes, it was addictive.

An experienced Audi driving instructor Mr. Nicolaas Smit from South Africa together with Mr. Richard Sorenson from Audi Singapore were invited to plan and facilitate the dynamic driving exercises to ensure the highest safety standards are observed for the participants which mostly include Audi owners and invited guests only.

With involvement in the motor industry since 1999, Smit is also member of the Guild of South African Motoring Journalists and has hosted a motoring insert on the Lifestyle Show on SAFM since 2007.

The organizer intends to hold the AUDE annually in one form or the other to highlight the capabilities of Audi vehicles and as a treat for its loyal customers.

My best pick among the Audi brand is definitely the Audi A7 which has the quattro. Just simply awesome!!!

 


I love this session – Gymkhana or the Slalom exercise
 


I am amazed by the power of the Audi A7 which is equipped with quattro
 


The Audi A6 was the other car that was competing against the Audi A7
 


My partner in crime during the test drive session
 


Cool passes for the drivers 😀
 


The ABS Braking session
 


The ABS Braking session was kinda tricky but shows how great the braking system is on Audi
 


I also test drove the Audi A3 and went for a road drive using all the different modes such as Dynamic mode
 


John Tan taking care of the Audi A3 test drivers
 


Certificates given to all Audi test drivers with Audi driving instructor Mr. Nicolaas Smit from South Africa together with Mr. Richard Sorenson from Audi Singapore
 


Another lucky participant to experience the test drive
 


The Saturday morning session. There were six sessions in all.
 

  
 

15
Sep

Nooooo…

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

 

Acer Liquid Smartphones

Check out Acer Liquid smartphones
 

 

Peugeot Hari Raya Promotion 
 


Click image to enter Peugeot Brunei’s website
 

 

Citroën Brunei 
 


Click image to enter Citroën Brunei 
 

   
 

BIBD’s latest promotion


Top up tia. Click image to enter website.
 

  
 

The Popcorn Panel 
 

Our podcast review of Summer Box Office with my co-host Del Goh

 

  
 

 

ICON Design Store 
 


Click image to enter ICON Design Store website
 

  
 

”Building a Nation” 
 


Click image to find out more from Butra HeidelbergCement
 

  
 

 

PCSB FB competition 
 


Click image to enter Progresif Cellular Page and like the Page
 

 

Progresif Cellular is giving away a brand new Huawei MediaPad X1 for FREE. To join, you can simply go their Facebook Page and ‘Like’ Progresif Cellular Page (www.facebook.com/progresifcellular). This is open to all Facebook users in Brunei. The contest will run from 15th September to 30th September 2014. There will only be one winner, and judges’ decision is final. To make it fair, there is only once per Facebook account.

Want to know more about the Huawei MediaPad X1. It looks to be a strong contender against the likes of the Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HDX who currently dominate the small form factor tablet market. The MediaPad X1 packs in a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD slot, 4G connectivity and a 5000mAh battery – far bigger than the 3950mAh offering in the Nexus 7. The IPS screen is up to scratch, boasting a full HD 1200 x 1920 resolution with 322 ppi pixel density keeping it in line with its competitors.

With measurements of 183.5 x 103.9 x 7.18mm it’s one of the smallest 7-inch tablets out there, increasing its portability and you will find it comfortable in your palms.

So peeps.. You have nothing to lose and just like their Progresif Cellular Page and stand a chance to win this amazing phone.

 


Do you want to win this awesome gadget?
 

  
 

STGCC 2014 
 

Late post: Below are some of the pictures taken during my recent trip to Singapore for the Singapore Toy Games Comic Convention 2014 which took place at the Sands Expo & Convention, Marina Bay Sands. It was another fun-packed event though I could see a drop in Marvel presence apart from the popular hit Guardians of the Galaxy. I almost bought a collectible which was a mini figurine of Transformers Megatron and I regretted that decision of not purchasing it.

This year, @delgoh and I were supposed to dress up for the occasion in our alter egos but that didn’t materialise in the end. Most likely, it will be an assurance that both of us will be cosplaying 😀 However, we might need to find an assistant or a chaperon to help us carry our stuff *lol*

Enjoy the first batch of pictures and I wished I stayed longer to take more pictures of cosplay people.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

  
 

 

PETRONAS Scholarship 
 


Scholarship recipient Dk Nur Farhanah Pg Hj Roslan (2nd L) and PETRONAS country manager, Ahmad Faisal Bakar, holding the signed scholarship document, while Permanent Secretary (Upstream) of the Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office Hjh Rosmawatty Hj Abdul Mumin (R) looks on during the PETRONAS scholarship signing ceremony. Image courtesy of Asdeny Yakub of The Brunei Times.
Two former students of Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College were offered scholarships from PETRONAS Carigali Brunei following a signing ceremony last Friday. Dk Nur Farhanah Pg Hj Roslan and Nur Fatin ‘Izzati Hj Abdul Rahim will be sent off to Perak to pursue their studies at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS on September 19.

Dk Nur Farhanah said she was selected out of 30 applicants for the PETRONAS Education Sponsorship Programme.

“We were told that about 30 students had applied and 12 were shortlisted to undergo written examinations and interviews,” said the 18-year-old who will be studying Petroleum Geoscience.

The recipient said she could apply for work at other places once she finished her studies, as she is not bonded under the programme and due to the possibility of no job vacancies at the company.

Another recipient, Nur Fatin, said PETRONAS would allow her to work at other companies if there are no job openings.

“At the university, they have sponsors like Halliburton Co,” said the scholar who will be studying Petroleum Engineering.

She hoped to apply for industrial attachment at the company during the summer holidays.

PETRONAS country manager, Ahmad Faisal Bakar, said Bruneians made up 62 per cent of the total 45 staff working at the company.

“The pool of staff at PCBL has grown from a modest 27 in 2011 to 45 staff today. Out of this number, 28 staff are Bruneians,” he said.

The country manager added that the sponsorship programme received an 80 per cent increase in applications from Bruneian students.

Witnessing the signing ceremony between the recipients and PETRONAS Carigali Brunei Ltd yesterday were Permanent Secretary (Upstream) of the Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office Hjh Rosmawatty Hj Abdul Mumin and Managing Director of PetroleumBRUNEI Dato Paduka Matsatejo Sokiaw.

PETRONAS Carigali Brunei is one of the subsidiary companies of Petroliam Nasional Berhad Malaysia. Text by Ak Md Khairuddin Pg Harun of The Brunei Times and images courtesy of Md Asdeny Yakub of The Brunei Times.

 


Scholarship recipient Nur Fatin ‘Izzati Hj Abdul Rahim (2nd L) and PETRONAS country manager, Ahmad Faisal Bakar. Image courtesy of Asdeny Yakub of The Brunei Times.
 

  
 

The 5th Audi quattro Cup Brunei 
 


It’s happening on 17th to 19th October. Registration to open soon.
 

  
 

 

The NJ & KJ connection 
 


Hamdi Metussin aka NJ, creative director of Mixmediaworx and Keeran Janin, founder of #CHRENDS with Hadi Shafie, the co-founder of Tru Synergy at The Knowledge Hub last August


Late post:
This was another Startup Founder 101 activity that took place late August at The Knowledge Hub. It was such a great turn out probably because they were treated to two charming speakers – Keeran Janin of #CHRENDS and Hamdi Metussin (NJ), Creative Director of Mixmediaworx. The event was organised by Tru Synergy who are championing to charter the Founder Institute in Brunei. The Founder Institute is the world’s largest training and startup launch program which helps aspiring founders across the globe to build enduring technology companies.

This program has been successful where Tru Synergy have created numerous forums and dialogues by inviting founders and speakers to share their experiences and their journey so the audience can benefit from the discussions.

Both lads gave an insightful presentation and I was more intrigued by NJ’s delivery because we hardly take into account the design of business or logo or marketing material. We just take for granted that “designs” are secondary and they don’t matter much. To me, design in an integral part of your brand and it’s always vital to invest in design if not your branding.

I look forward to more forums and dialogues hosted by Tru Synergy.

 


It was good to see such young enthusiastic students in attendance
 


NJ with the attendees
 


NJ sharing some tips on design with Ida of Mars Enterprise
 

  
 

11
Sep

Blue is the warmest colour indeed

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

BICTA winners feted 
 


His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office handing over the “Royal Patron Award” to Julian Johari of Teleconsult Sdn Bhd. He previously won the Royal Patron Award back in 2010. Images courtesy of The Brunei Times.

News feed: His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, last night graced the Brunei Info-Communication Technology Awards (BICTA) Gala Night held at the International Convention Centre in Berakas.

Also present at the event was His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik.

Upon arrival, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince was greeted by the Minister of Communications Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdullah Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar; Deputy Secretary General of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Zhao Houlin; Secretary General of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) Toshiyuki Yamada; and other senior officials at the Ministry of Communications (MinComm).

His Royal Highness presented prizes to the various BICTA 2014 category winners.

Tying for third place in the “School Project” category were Chung Hwa Middle School, BSB and Chung Hua Middle School, KB. Meanwhile, another team from Chung Hwa Middle School, BSB placed second in this category. Although Seria Mulia Sarjana International School took home the “Young Developers Award”, the judges deemed no overall winner for the “School Project” category.

In the “Tertiary School Project” category, a team from Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) took home the third prize. Another ITB team, and a team from the Nakhoda Ragam Vocational School, tied for second places. Winning first place in this category was a team from IGS.

Meanwhile, the “ICT Industry” category saw PHMD Publishing Company and MeSixty Sdn Bhd winning second and third places.

Teleconsult Sdn Bhd took home the first place in this category. The company was also awarded the prestigious biennial “Royal Patron Award” for their project.

Teams from Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College and ITB received the “Islamic ICT Award” , while Itsbytes Company received the “Community Services Award” for their e-learning project. Text courtesy of Amanda Yap of  The Brunei Times and images courtesy of The Brunei Times.


His Royal Highness presenting first place winner in ICT Industry category to Teleconsult for its project, SkyEye. It’s a project that utilises drons to develop high definition aerial capture and producing high definition videography of mobile cell towers. He walked away with a mock cheque of BND 10,000. Images courtesy of The Brunei Times.
 


His Royal Highness presenting second place winner in ICT Industry category, PHMD Publishing Company, for its project, Salam Halal and earned BND 5,000 for second place . Images courtesy of The Brunei Times.
 


His Royal Highness presenting first place winner in Tertiary School Project from IGS for its project “Virtual Watch Fitting” and earned BND 7,500. Images courtesy of The Brunei Times.
 


His Royal Highness presenting second place winner in School Project category to Chung Hwa Middle School BSB for its project “Heritage of South East Asia” . Images courtesy of The Brunei Times.
 


His Royal Highness presenting third place winner in School Project category to Chung Hwa Middle School KB for its project “HeDGes” . Images courtesy of The Brunei Times.
 

  
 

 

Deepest condolences 
 


May she rest in peace

Firstly, my deepest condolences to Adrian Tan and the late family of Ms Chin Mei Fong. May she rest in peace. The burial took place this morning at the Berakas Cemetery this morning.

Her body was found in a ravine stretching 20m in depth at one of the hills at Bukit Shahbandar a day after she was reported missing on September 7. It was reported that the incident happened between 4pm to 6pm. Those who have information relating to the case are advised to either contact Assistant Superintendent of Police Pg Hj Abu Naba’a Pg Hj Yusof at 2322004, 2322005 and 2322006, Police hotline 993 or to report to any nearby police stations in support of the ongoing investigation.

It is also advisable for members of the public especially women not to carry out sporting activities alone and when out of their homes, they need to inform their family members on their whereabouts and to always have with them any communication devices for the ease of contact.

 

  
 

Students in stable conditions 
 


In today’s The Brunei Times

Yes, we all heard it from Social Media on incident where 37 students from Perpindahan Lambak Kanan Jalan 10 vomited and complaining of abdominal pain. This is a serious matter as it can be viral if not attended quickly. It was good to know that the school contacted the relevant parties and the paramedics responded promptly as well as getting in touch with their parents. The great news is that all the 37 students are in stable condition and that’s what is important. The students were treated in RIPAS and some went under observation as well.

It is yet to be known was the actual cause of the incident and the Ministry of Education urged the public not to spread speculations on the cause on the incident. I was alerted on Whatsapp that the incident was sparked from food poisoning after consuming a beverage. The strange thing is that the students only vomited and experience abdominal pain but no diarrhea. One of my friends also experienced the same case so it could possibly be a bug that is going around.

Let’s hope the doctors are able to locate the source of the bug and prevent such symptoms to spread to others.

  
 

Audi Urban Driving Experience 
 


TCY Motors is gearing up to hold its inaugural Audi Urban Driving Experience soon with an international Audi instructor invited to oversee the event to ensure the utmost safety for participants.

Among the models featured will include the Audi A4, A5, A6, A7 Sportback, and the all-new Audi A3 Sedan which was recently launched, participants can experience the A3 Sedan in the Road Drive exercise where the 5-mode Audi Drive Select will be highlighted. Other exercises will include ABS braking and gymkhana/slalom. These exercises will benefit Audi owners as it will showcase how their Audis can perform in normal and extreme conditions which can occur in everyday driving situations.

The exclusive invitation only event will only cater to Audi owners in the sultanate to show them appreciation and only limited spots will be allocated on a ‘first come first serve’ basis. Audi owners can call 2442333 ext28 or visit the Audi Kiarong showroom during office hours for further details.


Audi instructor during a previous Audi driving event in Sepang where Brunei customers participated a few months ago
 

  
 

25
Aug

Unlock your potential

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Myanmar – HBT 2014 Champions 
 


His Majesty the Sultan presenting the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy to Myanmar after they won the tournament, beating Vietnam 4-3 last weekend. The image courtesy of The Brunei Times.

They deserved it. In the group stage, they squashed almost every opponents in their sights but it was a tough road in the finals against Vietnam. The match ended in a 7 goal thriller that I didn’t disappoint the audience who came for the match. It was great to know that His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was present during the finals of the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy 2014 at the Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium.

I wasn’t able to attend the finals of HBT due to my overseas assignment. It was a free entry for the spectators as it has always been for the past few tournaments. However, it was a tough task to get a full house stadium since Brunei was the biggest draw and they failed to reach the semi-finals by merely one goal difference. It was still a huge turnout nonetheless and this shows that football is a universal sport for all regardless of age and gender.

Myanmar were crowned champions of the 5th edition of the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy competition following their 4-3 win over Vietnam. Myanmar’s striker Aung struck from 30 metres out to beat Vietnam goalkeeper Lee following a counter attack for the winning championship goal late in the game.

Overall, it was a great tournament and better managed as compared to the previous tournament. There wasn’t much hassle with the ticket issuance as they weren’t any tickets to be issued in the first place apart from the Brunei vs Indonesia match (due to previous experience). Now we will have to wait till 2016 for the next tournament.


Myanmar players in jubilant mood after winning. Image courtesy of Faiq Airudin of The Brunei Times.
 


The Myanmar supporters last weekend. Image courtesy of Faiq Airudin of The Brunei Times.
 


Myanmar the champions of the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy 2014. Image courtesy of Faiq Airudin of The Brunei Times.
 

  
 

Wanna drive an Audi? 
 


Times Square Wedding Fair lucky draw winners. Image courtesy of Times Square Shopping Centre.

TCY Motors, the sole dealer/importer of the Audi brand in Brunei is set to hold its inaugural Audi Urban Driving Experience which will feature road safety driving tuition and dynamic exercises where drivers will discover what an Audi can do under normal and extreme conditions. Models featured will include the all-new Audi A3 Sedan which was launched recently.

An international Audi Driving Instructor will be invited to conduct the event and ensure utmost safety for participants. Currently this event is only open to Audi owners in the sultanate on a ‘first come first serve’ registration as part of their privilege of owning/driving an Audi.

As part of Audi’s Land of quattro® brand campaign non-audi owners can now be a part of this unique ‘money can’t buy’ experience by simply purchasing movie tickets at the Empire Cinema  from this week onwards to enter a lucky draw to win exclusive spots for the driving event in September. In co-operation with Times Cineplex, movie-goers at the Empire cinema in Jerudong will be entitled to a lucky draw form per ticket purchased at the counter.

The closing date of the lucky draw is on 22nd September and a draw to pick a winner will be held subsequently.

 

APACER Flash Drives 
 


Associates of Concepts Computer holding the APACER On-The-Go Flash drives now available at Concepts Computer

With the importance of physical digital storage on the rise in our digital society, Concepts Computer is introducing the next evolution of data storage: On-The-Go Flash Drives. These mobile, reliable and simple storage solutions from APACER, an internationally recognised and multi-award winning data solutions provider, will revolutionize the way data is shared among mobile device users, making sharing easier and faster. 2 models of On-The-Go flash drives will be available from Apacer and Concepts Computer, the APACER AH170 and the APACER AH170. Both the APACER AH170 and AH175 offers great useful storage capacities in a small enclosure for great mobility and secure storage.

The Apacer AH170 comes in a “Striped Candy” motif, making it a fun and cute device to own but is inherently useful when the need to share videos, music and photos between friends and their mobile devices; simply connect the Apacer AH170 to any micro-USB capable Android mobile device, open up your File Manager app and in no time, files can be transferred successfully without the need to connect to computers. But don’t worry, the Apacer AH170 will come with a free USB adapter so data transfer between mobile devices and computers is still possible whenever necessary.

Next is the Apacer AH175, a much more professional storage device, with bi-directional connections, i.e., the availability of both the micro-USB and USB connection without the need for adapters means that the Apacer AH175 is much more directed for the fast-paced business world and its demands. It’s stylish metallic casing exudes a much more professional image and the three years warranty afforded for all Apacer device can make the ownership of an Apacer business ready since there are no worries when it comes to warranty issues. Bringing business up-to-date with data On-The-Go has never been easier and faster.

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer added, “We know how important the idea of mobility in digital data storage is to our customers, especially with the rise of mobile devices in business environments, 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.” Zul continued, “And with that in mind, this is another step for Concepts in providing exciting solutions for the local IT-market. And with the release of these APACER pen drives, customers do not have to choose between reliability, high performance and affordability, it is all available from APACER and Concepts Computer. ”

These APACER AH3170 On-The-Go flash drives will be available in 8GB capacity with 2 colours available in the “Striped Candy” motif at a price of $18. The Apacer AH175 On-The-Go flash drives will priced accordingly: $18 for 8GB, $28 for 16GB, and $38 for 32GB. These APACER pen drives also comes with 3 years limited warranty. Please note that these Apacer On-The-Go flash drives works with micro-USB capable Android 4.1 or Windows OS mobile devices.

For more information on the wide-selection and full-range of storage solutions available at Concepts Computer or to test the demo units for these On-The-Go flash drives on your mobile devices, please visit your nearest Concepts Computer showroom or call 2233551/2233552.


The new On-The-Go Flash drives
 


The new On-The-Go Flash drives
 

  
 

Times Square Wedding Fair 
 


Times Square Wedding Fair lucky draw winners. Image courtesy of Times Square Shopping Centre.

Times Square Wedding Fair Lucky Draw took place yesterday on Sunday, 24th August 2014 at 4.00 pm. With 18 attractive prizes to be given away, Times Square was filled with a crowd of hopeful winners who participated and visited the booths since the launching of theWedding Exhibition.

Coupon holders were reminded to be present at the Lucky Draw presentation, along with their Identity Cards (IC) as proof of identity and their Coupons. Representatives were allowed, but they must bring along their own ICs, as well as the photocopy IC of the winner along with the original coupon.

The first 13 winners of the draw had to draw their own prizes after they had their name called. The prize presentation was done by the general manager of Times Square, Miss Amal Majidah.
5 dining vouchers worth $10 each from Starlodge, $70 vouchers from Memo Beauty Studio, $50 voucher from Deli France and $100 voucher from Bigfoot were won by Mohammad Arif Bin Awang, Dk Nur Aqilah Nadirah Binti PHM Askandar, Nurnadzirah binti Mohd Jailani, Shahidah Hj Saadi, Muhammad Ali Hanafiah Hj Kahar, Mohd Norhasri Bin Hj Abd Karim, Mahmoud Shiddieqy and Nursyakirah Bte Hj Maizin respectively. P.S. Aisyah bte Pg A. Rosleana, Nurnadzirah binti Mohd Jailani and Shaidatul Izwah Pg Hj Rosley won a Guestbook from Jadeworld. 2 set of hampers from Faceshop went to Lorene Fong and Nurnadzirah binti Mohd Jailani .

The first of the top 4 prizes went to Nurolizzah Hj Saadi and Zafeey Mohammad each won a night accommodation with breakfast from Parkview. Nurul Fahmiah Binti Hj Zanie and Shahnidah Hj Saadi each won a night accommodation with breakfast from Times Hotel with a Jade World Collection Guestbook. Finally, the grand prize of a night accommodation from Ba’diah Hotel, a OKKY white Gold Necklace and a voucher worth $500 from Freshco Banquet Hall was won by Nadia Hj Saadi.

Times Square is also glad to announce that the Wedding Fair was a success and look forward for next year’s wedding fair. Also, there will be several fun events in the near future where there will be an Alien Invasion in September, followed by Chocolate Weekend and Korean Festival in October. Customers may also find out about all upcoming events by visiting tsqbrunei.com or simply following Times Square Shopping Centre’s pages on Facebook and Instagram @timessquarebrunei

For further information, please call 2338208 or 2338006.

 


Nadia Hj Saadi won the grand prize from the lucky draw – a night accommodation from Ba’diah Hotel, a OKKY white Gold Necklace and a voucher worth $500 from Freshco Banquet Hall
 


A consolation winner
 


A consolation winner
 


A consolation winner
 

  
 

24
Jul

The Edge of Yesterday

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

APACER Pen Drives 
 


Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer with the associates of Concepts Computer holding the APACER Pen drives

With the importance of physical digital storage on the rise in our digital society, Concepts Computer is introducing fast and reliable storage solutions from APACER, an internationally recognised and multi-award winning data solutions and IT solutions provider. Faster speed will come from the USB 3.0 connectivity incorporated by APACER into their new pen drives, the APACER AH350, the APACER AH351 and APACER AH352.

The APACER AH350, AH351 and AH352 offers great useful storage capacities in a small enclosure for great mobility, very fast transfer rates with USB 3.0 connectivity and secure storage. The USB 3.0 connectivity promises up to 10 times faster connectivity compared to older USB 2.0 devices. APACER’s AH35X series of USB3.0 pen drives fully demonstrates aspiration for speed from both its Super Speed transmission, and their light and slim designs. APACER adopted the single-chip controller for their AH35X series, making them the lightest USB3.0 flash drive to hit the market.

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.” Zul continued, “And with that in mind, this is our first step in providing exciting solutions for the local IT-market. And with the release of these APACER pen drives, customers do not have to choose between reliability, high performance and affordability, it is all available from APACER and Concepts Computer. ”

These APACER AH35X series USB 3.0 pen drives are priced accordingly: $12 for 8GB, $20 for 16GB, and $38 for 32GB. These APACER pen drives also comes with 5 years limited warranty. 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.

 


The come in three sizes – 8GB, 16GB and 32GB
 


All available at Concepts Computer
 

  

Promotion, promotion, promotion 
 

It’s time of the year where people are either spending or shopping for Hari Raya and it’s bound to be packed starting today as it might be a long weekend too. I haven’t even make my own Baju Melayu which says a lot about my enthusiasm for Hari Raya. So for now, let me flood the page with a few promotions that that might entice you in a way. I won’t be splurging promotions here and there but you do get the idea. Enjoy the weekend and spend wisely…

 


Catch the latest promotion at malppy.com as they feature some of their selected premium quality authentic Mayuki Tokyo Fashion apparels at only $15 until end of the month! You can also find a SALES section now where you can browse through all the sales items available in the online store. Hurry and visit malppy.com now to check them out while stock lasts! Sign up with Malppy.com and subscribe to their e-newsletter to be the first one to get information on latest promotions, new arrivals, or events! Click image to enter website.
 


Pazzion Shoes are on sale up to 70% on selected items. Visit Pazzion at The Mall, Gadong and you might just find the right pair for Hari Raya. You can click here to see more shoes and new arrivals too. You can also follow them on instagram @pazzionbrunei
 


If you have registered your Volkswagen in May, June or July 2014, you are invited to the Volkswagen Hari Raya lucky draw event at their showroom tomorrow (Friday) at 2:30pm. Cash prizes and maintenance packages will be given away to lucky winners. Call 265 5111 for details.
 


Another great promotion form Sin Hup Huat and super ideal especially with Hari Raya around the corner
 


Netcom Computer House just launched their new promotion – Aidilfitri Lucky Draw. Check out their terms and condition.
 


Ahhh… Burger King.. A few more Sungkai left before it’s gone
 


Any purchase of Planet Popcorn Bucket as the 2nd item is only at B$9.90*. Promotion is valid till 27th July, while stocks last.Come & Grab it NOW! *T&C apply. Click here to enter their Facebook Page.
 


Did you know that BIBD has issued their 100,000th Debit Card? BIBD are truly humbled by your support as they reached this auspicious milestone. BIBD also would like to thank their staffs who have been instrumental in ensuring the success of the BIB Debit Card.
 


All Hua Ho Department Store will be extending their business hours to 11pm until eve of Hari Raya.
 


Euro Classic Collection 20th Anniversary. Ending 29th July 2014.
 


Calvin Thoo Rtw now available in store at @Bajoo (instagram) or you can visit Bajoo Boutique at Mata-Mata Complex. Enjoy 5% off his collection. Offer ends on Hari Raya. They are taking orders till Thursday night (which is tonight), just in case, your size is not available in store. Items will arrive in store Saturday morning – in time for Hari Raya.
 


Do mind the traffic jam in the next few days and do drive safe.
 


The WCOPA Showcase is happening in August. More details soon.
 


Audi – Urban Driving Experience in September. Only by invitation
 


For the Men (green), it is $179 before the current member’s discount of 20% and for the Women (pink), it is $169 before the member’s discount of 20 for the SKECHERS Nite Owl sneakers. Check out their local stores in Kiulap, Seria and KB.

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