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23
Jan

Another busy Sunday ahead

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

A Shell Helix Workshop 
 


Group photo with Brunei Shell Marketing and T.K. Asco during the launch of BSM Shell Helix Branded Workshop at T.K. Asco in Menglait. Image courtesy of Brunei Shell Marketing.
 


Taken from T.K. Asco Facebook Page
 

Brunei Shell Marketing Company Sendirian Berhad (BSM) recently launched a BSM Shell Helix Branded Workshop at T.K. Asco in Menglait.

BSM initiated the Helix Branded Workshop Project to provide standard support at sites to eligible customers.

According to the Head of Commercial, Siti Kurshiah Hj Anuar, “Our distributors welcome the Shell Helix branded workshop concept as it is a worthy CVP for them to build trust with their customers and help them with their consumer retention, consumer acquisition, ultimately, leads to brand trust. With the Shell Helix Branded Workshop, the customer can trust our distributors take care of their cars at a reasonable price.  The Shell Technical Advisers (mechanics) are more professional due to the training received, making them more capable of caring for their cars in terms of the suitability of lubes oil on offer (suitable for engine and car).”

By being a Shell Helix Branded Workshop, it also makes our Shell Authorised Dealers be more visible for quick differentiation amongst the various Independent Workshops out there. These workshops will assure the public of the integrity and the quality of the products being sold at the workshops. A Shell Helix Branded Workshop also offers good service level from a hassle free experience (served by trained and experienced mechanic without waiting too long) with a comfortable waiting area.

 


Ribbon cutting with Siti Kurshiah Hj Anuar, Head of Commercial, BSM (center) with Sandra and Dominic Ng, Managing Director of T.K. Asco. Image courtesy of Brunei Shell Marketing.
 

 

 

 


Dominic Ng recently received an award for T.K. Asco for being the Top Distributor Performer Lubricant Award 2015 from Brunei Shell Marketing
 

T.K. Asco Enterprise was established in 2010, and the operation started on 2010 at the current shop (Menglait). Starting with only 8 staff, TK Asco Enterprise have since grown to the current total work force of 20 with 6 supporting vehicles.

Due to the expansion, TK Asco Enterprise started to look for a bigger place to better service our customers. In 2015, TK Asco started renovation works, and is pleased to officially open the workshop on 21st Jan 2016.

Both the Managing Directors Dominic and Sandra of T.K. Asco Enterprise had very long working relationship with BSM. It started as both were previously involved with the workshop Sandra’s father operated back in 1980s. At the time, the involvement is mainly as the retailer of BSM’s product.

According to Dominic, “In 2010, TK Asco Enterprise was honored to sign up the agreement with BSM as the distributor of BSM products. With the support of BSM, the diligent effort of all staff and the support of our customers, TK Asco became one of the top agent of BSM today. TK Asco Enterprise hopes to get continuing support from BSM, as well as the company’s commitment to give our best services to our customers, TK Asco Enterprise foresee further growth in the industry.”

You can view their updates on their Facebook Page. Congratulations on the launching the BSM Shell Helix Branded Workshop.

Also present during the launch was Penghulu Mukim Gadong B, Major (Retired) Penghulu Haji Bakar bin Sapar. For any enquiries and feedback, please contact BSM at 2774277 or email BSM-External-Affairs@shell.com

 

 

  
 

Baiduri Capital 
 

Baiduri Capital, in collaboration with Phillip Securities, is hosting a series of workshops educating customers on fundamentals in securities trading.

Last night the first workshop, held at Radisson Hotel, was conducted by invited speaker, Mr Gavin Chia, Manager, Corporate Development, Securities & Wealth Management in Phillip Securities, Singapore.

Another workshop for KB customers will be held at Plaza Sutera Biru today.

The series of workshops is intended to not only keep customers well informed on the fundamental analysis in securities trading but also to keep abreast of the latest trends in financial markets.

Aside from discussing fundamental analysis for securities trading, the speaker discussed a review and outlook of world economy for 2016 and beyond including US, Euro, China, Singapore as well as the outlook for commodities. He also discussed some key risks to global growth, factors that affect the stock markets as well as covered some key consideration for investors.

Also present at the event were management and staff of Baiduri Capital including Peng Eng Soon, General Manager, Baiduri Capital as well as Yeo Kun Yu, Assistant Manager, Trading & Investment Services, Baiduri Capital.

 


Baiduri Capital hosted a series of workshops and last night was at Radisson Hotel
 

 

Baiduri Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of Baiduri Bank, offers its customers opportunities to invest in international stock markets via its innovative online portal. It is also the first in the Brunei market to offer online securities trading. For customers’ convenience, it can be accessed from an internet browser, on any laptop, tablet, or even phone, depending on the customer’s preference. The investor-focused design is feature rich, allowing customers to research prices, as well as look up market information to assist decision making when trading online.

At the Baiduri Capital premises located in Kiarong Complex, trading booths are available and equipped with tablets for customers to trade. Well versed Baiduri Capital staff, including an in-house financial planner, and qualified and registered dealers, will be on site to provide investment guidance and assist with trades if required. In addition there is a suite of tools available such as the viewing gallery to track price movements in SGX (Singapore) and Bursa Malaysia.

 


Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank (right) during the launch of Baiduri Capital last year
 

  
 

 

Audi A3 
 

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Audi A3 Sedan starting from BND 43,900. Check them out at T.C.Y. showroom
 

  
 

Youth takes centre stage 
 


It’s happening tomorrow at Jerudong International School
 

Press release from Nuri Sufri of Borneo Bulletin [edited]: TEDxYouth@Gadong, in collaboration with Jerudong International School (JIS), will be hosting a day of informative talks on January 24, which will focus on topics such as ‘Youth and Technology’, ‘How the Internet works’, ‘Cyber Bullying’, ‘Narcissism’, and ‘Feminism and Technology’.

Speaking to the Borneo Bulletin, Mohammad Izzat Fadhli Embran and Chynna Tan, the organisers of TEDxYouth@Gadong, described TEDx Youth@Gadong as a gateway for the youth to generate and share ideas on the relevance of technology, which can be beneficial when used responsibly.

A total of 14 youth speakers and three guest speakers will participate in the talks, namely Yussof Sidek, the Head of IT Security at BIBD; Dr Masters, Jerudong International School teacher; and Delwin Keasberry, a two-time TEDx speaker.

In an interview, Meghana Bharadwaj, the Head of the JIS organising committee, explained that the selected youth speakers underwent a filtering process out of 40 people.

The panel of judges during the selection process included Sarimah Latiff, the Senior Advisor and Co-partner of TEDxYouth@Gadong, and teachers from JIS and also invited special judges, Pranika Lama, Reuben Chin and Reuben Fang who oversaw the application, audition and selections; and who provided coaching and advice to participants.

 


Some of the youth speakers tomorrow. Shiam Li Chiam, Haerem Jalees, Hugo Eaton and Erna Maciulis
 


Some of the youth speakers tomorrow. Wafi Habib, John Fung, Stephen Klock & Andrew Mitchell and Siang Jin Law
 


Meghana Bharadwaj, Mohd Izzat Fadhli Embran and Chynna Tan, the Organising Committee for TEDxYouth@Gadong and JIS Committee. Image courtesy of Nuri Sufri of Borneo Bulletin.
 


Some of the judges and committee looking over the candidates before shortlisting the speakers. Image taken from @tedxgadong IG
 

One of the chosen youth speakers is Siang Jin Law, who will be discussing “Feminism and Technology”, where she hopes to increase awareness on gender inequality including the stigmatism surrounding feminism, and the role of technology in the development of modern feminism.

“I am very passionate about this topic, and TEDxYouth@Gadong provides an excellent platform to raise awareness to discuss this issue,” she said.

Each speaker will discuss thought-provoking topics relevant to modern technology and society during the sessions, which will take place from 9am to 4pm, on January 24.

For tickets inquiry, you can contact Izzat 716 0830 or Cheyeene 862 1658. A few seats left in Silver Category and Bronze is all sold out. You can follow updates on IG @tedxgadong


Venus Chong to share her views on the negative implications of the Internet
 

Venus Chong. At 17 years old, shehas already had her fair share of experience in public speaking. Her journey started back in her old high school, STPRI, when she was in Year 8. She has been an emcee for assemblies, joined the National Debate Competition and the National English Language Oratory Competition (BELTA). Entering Maktab Duli did not stop her achievements. She became a part of the winning Upper Team in the Upper Level National Debate Competition. Soon after, she was elected as President.

Venus considers herself outspoken and very opinionated. She’ll be sharing with us how the Internet has amplified the narcissist in all of us. She believes that there lies a narcissist in each and every one of us, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Venus plans to make us realize, accept and love ourselves a little bit more.

 


Ahmad Syauqie will share his thoughts on cyber bullying
 

Ahmad Syauqie. He started out experiencing bad stage frights until in 2012, his interest in public speaking was peaked with the encouragement of a teacher. He won 3rd place in the National English Language Oratory Competition (BELTA) and later helped the next BELTA representatives and his peers in their science presentation.

Public speaking isn’t the only thing, however, that caught Syauqie’s attention. He realized that cyber bullying is growing to be an increasing problem in our society. The effects it has on each individual are left in the dark, therefore he aims to shed light on this situation. He hopes people would channel the kindness within and use technology for the greater good. Let him tell you how.

 


Only a few tickets left for Gold and Silver seats. Do call the number to see if there are still available.
 

 

  
 

 

#thebig10festival 
 


Congratulations BIG Borneo Magazine #thebig10festival
 

 

Borneo Insider’s Guide (BiG) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with The BiG 10th Anniversary Picnic Festival at the Jerudong Park Colonnade this Sunday, 24th January 2016, from 2pm – 10pm. There will be open-air picnic spots; 8 live music performances by Maria ‘Eia’ Grace Koh, Kala K, with support from DIG Records Preservation Blues Jazz Hall Band and friends; lucky draws, an adult colouring competition and a photo competition with prizes to be won, great food and creative crafts on sale by 50 local and regional vendors.

The BiG anniversary event is not just a celebration of BiG magazine’s 10th year in print, but it is also to raise money for two local charities: Majlis Kesejahteraan Masyarakat (MKM) and Care and Actions for Strays (CAS). The event is jointly organised by the BiG magazine team and ‘The Collective’ @thecollectiveartevents – a locally-owned and independently-run creative arts organisation.

And check out who will be there @enyabijoux @doitgoodrecords @thefairyjars @phatcookies @roomfordesser.bn @kapowerburger @topfolk @sipntell @cabanabrunei @theenergykitchen @mo.pies.brunei @coulee.co @thehomebaker @kitchenjasmine @mariesteashop @one.smart.cookie @relentessbrunei @rakjas_kitchen @ktbr_brunei @keeping_eat_simple @flintandsteelborneo @thenaturalbar @beadsheaps @sewnbyskeef @lokalground @kraytionco @littlethingsbrunei @zippynzesty @diaphanousbymumzie @hausofjimmyr @wyljewellery @needsbmajor @thatskitchenwareplace @mycolourbrush @balloonboutiquebn @coffeebean_brunei

 

 

  
 

21
Jan

It has been told

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

At-Taqwa Travel & Tour 
 


A new travel agent in town
 

  
 

 

Ultraman visits Children’s Ward 
 

Ultramar brings cheers at Children’s Ward at RIPAS

 

 

 

Jong Sarat Show 
 


Happening this Friday and Saturday
 

Synopsis of Jong Sarat: Each struggles between duty and desire: pragmatic Razak, who wants to support his family; dreamy Nur, who is torn between her father’s wishes and her own yearnings; frustrated Asmali, who always feels like second best; and loyal Salmah, who wants only to nurture the friendships around her as carefully as she nurtures her parents’ Jong Sarat business.

One more until their second original production ‘Jong Sarat’! Get your tickets *TODAY* for either of these production nights:

Friday, 22nd January 2016, 7pm
Saturday, 23rd January 2016, 7pm

Tickets are available at SM Yayasan SHHB Primary School Hall this week from 4pm – 9.30pm. You’ll also be able to grab them at The Library Cafe @thelibrarycafebwn and Caffé Verve @ Alliance Francaise de Brunei @vervespresso. You can view more on their info at their website

Check the map for our venue and ticket collection point! Kindly contact for more information (via message only).

Telegram:telegram.me/seedsjongsarat
Whatsapp: +6738678673 for tickets updates.

 


Some of the cast of Jong Sarat. Image by Ikhwan Salleh of The Brunei Times.
 


One of the many characters in Jong Sarat, the second original production by Seeds Brunei, during a rehearsal held recently. Image by Ikhwan Salleh of The Brunei Times.
 

  
 

Enterprise Open Day 
 


Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim highlighted and acknowledged that the country needs to stimulate economic growth through SMEs as the current oil prices have impacted the Brunei revenue stream during the launch of the Enterprise Open Day for Small and Medium Enterprises at Design and Technology Building located in the Anggerek Desa Technology Park
 

The Energy and Industry Department at the Prime Minister’s Office (“EIDPMO”) organised an Enterprise Open Day for Small and Medium Enterprises (“SMEs”). Today (Thursday) will be the final day for the event.

The Enterprise Open Day event is aimed at increasing awareness of the various enterprise support services available as well as identifying issues faced by existing and upcoming by entrepreneurs in Brunei Darussalam.

 Held at the Design and Technology Building located in the Anggerek Desa Technology Park, the event opened on Tuesday, 19 January 2015 and will continue on Wednesday and Thursday from 8am to 5pm. The Enterprise Open Day is based around the theme, “Leading Economic Growth and Contributing to GDP for Brunei Darussalam” and was officiated by the Guest of Honour, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance at the Prime Minister’s Office, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim.

Also in attendance were Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamanteri Kolonel (B) Dato Seri Setia (Dr.) Awang Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar, Minister of Energy and Industry at the Prime Minister’s Office, Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hamdan bin Haji Abu Bakar, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Awang Haji Mohd Roselan bin Haji Mohd Daud, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hisham bin Haji Mohd Hanifah, Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance, Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Dr. Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance, Permanent Secretaries, Deputy Permanent Secretaries from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as directors of all the participating agencies.

 

 

 

 

 

After a brief opening ceremony, Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Rahman took a tour of the booths set up by both government agencies and financial institutions as well as the ‘Enterprise Issues’ log in desk and Business Advisory Clinics.

Businesses planning to utilise any of these services, should bring their form 16 and 17 and company chop.

Also in conjunction with The Enterprise Open Day, is the launch of the business.gov.bn website and the Central Payment System (“CPS”). The business.gov.bn is a portal providing a single source of information of business-related government services across various Ministries and agencies. The CPS is a payment module under the E-Government Platform enabling customers to pay via online for Government e-services.

One biz will be the first e-service to use CPS with the long term goal of expanding this payment service to other Government e-services. The ‘Enterprise Issues’ log in desk is made available to collect information on any issues or challenges met by local SMEs in Brunei Darussalam.

There will also be presentations by Wawasan Secretariat, Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam (“AMBD”) and Brunei Intellectual Property (“BruIPO”) conducted on Wednesday and Thursday to provide insights and information for those attending Enterprise Open Day. Business advisory clinics will also be made available by various agencies including EIDPMO, various banks, BruIPO and LiveWire. Enterprise Open Day saw the participation of agencies both from government and financial institutions setting up support service and information counters to assist enterprises to better understand the assistance provided by the sultanate.

These include Wawasan 2035 Secretariat, Ease of Doing Business, FDI Centre, Registry of Companies and Business Names from Ministry of Finance, Revenue Division from Ministry of Finance, BruIPO, E-Government National Centre (“EGNC”), Labour Department, Royal Customs and Excise Department, Tabung Amanah Pekerja (“TAP”), AMBD, BAG Networks Sdn Bhd, Authority for Building Control & Construction Industry (“ABCi”) and banks.

 

 

 

 

  
 

 

 

The Big 10 
 

 

Borneo Insider’s Guide (BiG) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with The BiG 10th Anniversary Picnic Festival at the Jerudong Park Colonnade this Sunday, 24th January 2016, from 2pm – 10pm. There will be open-air picnic spots; 8 live music performances by Maria ‘Eia’ Grace Koh, Kala K, with support from DIG Records Preservation Blues Jazz Hall Band and friends; lucky draws, an adult colouring competition and a photo competition with prizes to be won, great food and creative crafts on sale by 50 local and regional vendors. The BiG anniversary event is not just a celebration of BiG magazine’s 10th year in print, but it is also to raise money for two local charities: Majlis Kesejahteraan Masyarakat (MKM) and Care and Actions for Strays (CAS).

  
 

The KK Experience 
 

 

 

It’s always fun traveling in groups because it gives a different sense of fun and bonding. This time, 20 from Brunei Toastmasters (BSC, UBD, BASC and Otters) traveled to Kota Kinabalu for a joint meeting with KK toastmasters, its first ever to be conducted. The toastmasters meeting followed the Brunei agenda and format to share experience with the KK toastmasters on how it is being conducted in Brunei.

I noticed some differences from Brunei and KK in terms of the agenda. Firstly, the table topic speeches take place in the first half of the meeting. Brunei toastmasters had this practice for many years until they change the format a few years ago and it has been very effective for speech evaluators and time management.

Secondly, the KK toastmasters have an invocator to kick off the meeting, toasting to Yang Di Pertain Agong and Yang Di Pertua Negeri Sabah and lastly to Toastmasters International. Interesting. We don’t practice that in Brunei.

Lastly, just a few things such as a Humour Master for KK side for a max of 5 minutes to entertain the audience and the different role of the Table Topics Evaluator where he or she focuses more on the Table Topics Master then briefly on the Table Topics speakers.

On Sunday, we had a leadership training on how to improve the clubs and also to retrain the executive committees (Exco) of the various toastmasters club from KK and Brunei. This training is normally carried out at least twice a year in hoping the Excos that attended can share their knowledge to their respective clubs.

Overall, a fruitful weekend I had and a big thank you to my KK friends, Phylicia, Laurence and Jerry, for bring me around last weekend. I’m also glad that Brunei Speakers’ Club has two new members now – Satra and Alfa. Our club is definitely growing but let’s not forget the older members who have played an important role in sustaining the club.

 

The collaboration between KK and Brunei toastmasters meeting
 

The Toastmasters Learning Institute (training) 
 

Our champion and role model Shawn
 

Thank you, Phylicia, for bringing me around
 

My partner in crime, Laurence, who shared tips on motivating speech evaluators. Thanks for bringing me around and the car ride 🙂
 

The toastmasters from Sandakan Club – Kwan and Jerry – promoting their conference in April
 

The best part of KK – SEAFFODDDDDDDD
 

Representing OTTERS Toastmaster Club 
 

The Ease Hotel room – Cheap (BND 45), small, no windows, good wifi, good water pressure and heater, 10 TV channels only. Stayed  here for a night.
 

Thanks KK gang for sending off at the airport last Sunday. You all are always great at hosting Bruneians.
 

The day Supatra and I wore black from KK *lol*
 

  
 

Netcom at Hua Ho Manggis 
 


Netcom associates with a Hua Ho staff (in red) at the new Netcom IT department located at Hua Ho Manggis
 


Razer products at discounted price until 8th February
 

In a partnership to better serve their customers, Netcom have opened their 2nd IT Department collaboration with Hua Ho Department Store. Situated at Hua Ho Manggis, the new IT Department is a strategic location to serve the residents of Jalan Muara.

This collaboration is an extension of the business partnership between Hua Ho and Netcom, with the success of the IT Department in the Hua Ho Yayasan Branch.

The Hua Ho Manggis IT Department is open daily from 10am – 10pm and is located on the 2nd Floor. It features a full range of Razer and Dell products, as well as gaming gear such as Kingston, HyperX, Logitech and Prolink. Other available products include networking solutions, pen drives, cartridges and also a full range of consumer printers from Canon.

Mr. Vincent Goh, Managing Director of Netcom, said ” We deeply appreciate the trust and the strong support from our business partner, Hua Ho. We are thankful to Netcom customers for supporting us all these years, and we are committed to providing excellent services, quality products and competitive prices to the public.”

To celebrate the opening, Netcom is offering slashed prices for Razer and other selected products until February 8th. For every purchase of $100 and over in a single receipt, customers will receive an exclusive Dell umbrella.

 

 

 

 

  
 

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