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30
Nov

32 more days

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

HRH at BIBD relaunch 
 


His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik in the group photo during the relaunch of the newly refurbished BIBD Headquarters in the heart of the capital. Accompanying His Royal Highness were Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Hj Bahrin bin Abdullah, Minister of Development cum BIBD Chairman (2nd from left), Yang Muliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Hj Suhaili Hj Mohiddin, Chairman of BIBD’s Shariah Advisory Vody and its subsiadiaries and Shariah Appeal Court Judge (left) and Javed Ahmad, Managing Director of BIBD. Click image to enlarge.
 


His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik launching the event this morning at BIBD HQ
 

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik graced the launch of the newly refurbished BIBD HQ in town this morning. He was greeted by Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Hj Bahrin bin Abdullah, Minister of Development cum BIBD Chairman.

The Chairman made his welcoming remarks on the build up to leading to the launch of the refurbished headquarters of BIBD. He shared about the processes and transformations from the times of IBB (Islamic Bank of Brunei Berhad) and also The Island Development Bank which later merged with Islamic Development Bank of Brunei in 2005 and rebranded as BIBD (Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam).

The current HQ consists of three floors. As you can see that each floor is designated to cater for different purposes. The ground floor will be for counter transaction services, the second floor for financing services and third floor will handle BIBD’s Corporate Banking division. The dedicated floors are easily accessed through means of lift for the convenience of the customers.

The main branch also provides four ATMs, two Cash Deposit Machines (CDM), a Cheque Deposit Machine along with an internet kiosk to provide speedy and seamless banking transactions even after working hours.

According to Javed Ahmad, the Managing Director of BIBD, the relaunching of BIBD HQ symbolises the Bank’s journey into becoming a modern, world-class financial institution and marks the completion of an intensive rebranding exercise that started in 2013.

As of now, there are 15 branches of BIBD which are strategically located across the country. Furthermore, BIBD has a dedicate 24-7 Contact Centre and also an active BIBD online services and let’s not forget their BIBD Mobile application to make transaction seamless for BIBD customers.

Congratulations once more to BIBD on the event this morning as everything went pretty smoothly. So have you bank with BIBD yet?

 


HRH Prince ‘Abdul Malik cutting the ribbon to make the occasion
 


HRH Prince ‘Abdul Malik toured the ground floor of BIBD HQ
 


HRH Prince ‘Abdul Malik in the group photo with BIBD associates
 


HRH Prince ‘Abdul Malik viewing the video presentation on the changes of BIBD
 


HRH Prince ‘Abdul Malik being briefed on the history and milestone of BIBD
 


HRH Prince ‘Abdul Malik being briefed on the corporate customers of BIBD
 


HRH Prince ‘Abdul Malik signing the plaque
 


HRH Prince ‘Abdul Malik receiving a pesembah from the chairman of BIBD
 


HRH Prince ‘Abdul Malik with the other ministers during refreshment
 


Chairman of BIBD, Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Hj Bahrin, in his welcoming remarks
 


At the tent outside BIBD
 


The Chairman was happy with the success of the event
 


Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Dewa Major General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Hj Mohammad Hj Daud, the former chairman of Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD)
 


Pg Shamhary Pg Dato Paduka Mustapha, Managing Director of Brunei Shell Marketing was present too
 


Dermot Mannion, Deputy Chairman of Royal Brunei Airlines, was among the invited guest
 

 

The Good Dinosaur 
 

Listen to the podcast review of The Good Dinosaur with special guest Pranika Lama

 

  
 

 

Happy 32nd birthday @a_munim_ 
 


My brother @a_munim_ with mom during the cake cutting last Saturday
 


He’s a big fan of Mercedes-Benz too
 


Oh yea, we both support Liverpool too 😀
 


A good celebration last weekend.
 

 

Jati’s Appreciation Day 
 


Pg Mohd Nasir Pg Anak Ja’afar with the associates of Jati Transport Sdn Bhd (Mercedes-Benz Brunei) at Appreciation Day yesterday at Beribi showroom.
 

Last year it was raining. Yesterday was a different story. Jati Transport Sdn Bhd had its Appreciation Day for their customers who have supported the company. As you know that Jati Transport is the main distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Brunei Darussalam. They recently launched the new V-Class last week which was well received from the Brunei market.

Hundreds showed up in the heavily packed event where customers bring their families and friends to celebrate the occasion at Jati Transport showroom in Beribi. There were catering from Radisson Hotel, London Kebab, satay joint and everyone’s favourite, Mr. Softy ice-cream. There were also face painting, animal show, life sketch drawing and of course, the Photo Booth by @meinaboxbn, the most popular spot of the lot.

Present during the Appreciation Customer Day were Pg Anak Hj Ja’afar Ibni Al-Marhum Pg Pemancha Pg Anak Hj Mohd Alam, Executive Chairman of Jati Transport, Mr. Andrew Chiam, Executive Director of Jati Transport, Alfred So, General Manager of Jati Transport and Pg Mohd Nasir Pg Anak Ja’afar.

You can follow their updates on Facebook or instagram @mercedesbenzbrunei and they are quite updated as well.

 


The long queue at Mr. Softy
 


Andrew Chiam enjoying his ice-cream
 


Huge crowd yesterday at Jati Transport Beribi showroom
 


@cheahong2012 caught by surprise by my shot :p
 


Face painting for the kids and even adults
 


The crowd eyeing on the iguana
 


Loads of lamb spit from Radisson.
 


You can take photo with the eagle
 


Sketching portraits for the guests
 


Family shot at the photo booth
 


The happening Photo Booth @meinaboxbn
 


Betty and her baby at the event
 


Lots of kids got their face painted
 


Good music throughout the event
 


Some of the guests yesterday
 


Talk on safety especially when it comes to tyres
 


You’re the man 😀
 

 

 

#MRSHwedding 
 


Congratulations to Rafiyuddin aka Rupert and Siti Hazrena (Rena) on their niche yesterday
 


The bride being escorted to the nikah ceremony
 


Rupert was calm and he recited the whole sentence in one breath… very quickly
 


The bride smiling from a distance
 


Where the groom meets the bride
 


The customary kissing-the-hand of the groom
 


Rupert being briefed by Abang on how to stay calm and cool
 

 

 

Othello 
 


The cast of Othello from PTE Meragang. Kudos to Rabi’atul Adawiyyah (in red and black) because you really pulled the show and played the role of Iago exceptionally well.
 

I’m familiar with Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth and Hamlet. But not so much on Othello. The ones I have mentioned are plays by William Shakespeare and I’ve seen different movie adaptations except for Othello. Hence I was intrigued when the English Literature team of PTE Meragang conducted a few shows with their version of Othello. I wasn’t too familiar with the language of Shakespeare but it will take me a while to digest so it was helpful that the organiser handed out synopsis of Othello for the benefit of the audience.

I must say I was impressed with the quality of the students, showcasing their acting talents. There were also students with the assistant of teachers involved behind the scenes such as at the lighting, props and make-ups. All in all, there were 55 students involved from Lower Six and Upper Six (English Literature students). They were well-prepared in advance before the show as they had examinations prior to this.

The adaptation play was directed by Siti Zuliana bte Hj Masri, a teacher from the English Literature of PTE Meragang. The second show was special as parents and families were able to catch the stars of the day. According to Hjh Soriana Salwa Hj Mornie, Head of the English Department, PTE Meragang, the show was a follow up of the British High Commission sponsored Othello workshop which was previously conducted at Repertory Theatre in Singapore as part of the school’s Shakespeare Education trip back in April. Now they have taken the initiative and give it back to the community. Thumbs up to the direction of the school and the students in making this possible.

Once again, I’m truly impressed with the students of PTE Meragang and those who worked behind the scenes, they too play important roles. Thank you to Adree for the heads up and also to Sharon Ong for saving a seat for me 😀

 


The character Othello played by Syed Ibrahim Faris Malai Hj Abd Hamid (right) was commanding on stage
 


Dk Siti Basyirah as Desdemona and Asyraf Amin as Cassio showed their charisma on stage and we were drawn to their chemistry
 


This scene reminds me of Pulp Fiction 😀
 

 

 


The bedroom scene
 


Picture opportunity with the cast
 


Picture opportunity with the cast
 


Picture opportunity with the cast
 


It was a full house show last weekend
 

 

27
Nov

So Nice

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

The 2nd Basket

Shoppers, on your mark: It’s the Weekend again and Malppy has been coming up with different knock out deals each week. This weekend is no exception and this time it’s even better! Introducing their latest promotion program which they called it the 2ndBasket, otherwise commonly known as Purchase with Purchase in the departmental stores or supermarkets. Their second basket items vary from accessories like earrings to necklaces and bracelets which you can get it at a fraction of the original price. You will be entitled to purchase 3 of their price saving 2nd Basket item if you buy any one of their main item.

 


To find out more about their 2nd Basket Promotion program, please click here

LAST REMINDER: We have come to the last weekend of Movember in a blink of an eye. Don’t miss out the chance to grab your FREE Movember String Bag which worth $23.90 in their malppy store now. You just need to purchase $50 above in one transaction and the Movember String Bag is yours for FREE. 2 more days till the end of November. Head on to Malppy.com now!

 


 

  

The Popcorn Panel 
 


Review of Penguins of Madagascar with co-host Del Goh. Was it a hit or miss? Do find out!!

 

  
 

 

Wu Chun inspires new dishes 
 

The Energy Kitchen, Brunei’s first truly healthy restaurant is proud to present Jason Lew as its new Executive Chef. The addition of Chef Jason to our international team of both local and international chefs will further improve what is already one of Brunei’s Best Healthy Restaurants. Chef Jason has been in the food industry since he was 19, with professional training and very inspiring work experience in Australia.  On top of that, he has previously worked for 5 star international hotel chain where he has the opportunity to pick up fine dining skills in the kitchen. Prior to joining The Energy Kitchen, he also made a name for himself as a home-based caterer under his brand The Fat Chef, cooking up creative feasts and hosting dinners for a wide variety of events and functions.

Inspired by The Energy Kitchen’s healthy vision and His Majesty’s titah, which is to build a healthier nation in the country, Chef Jason decided to embark on a transformational journey from “Fat Chef” to “Fit Chef”.  He took up the challenge to do something truly different with food, that is to continue to create delicious food, but with a twist to make it truly healthy and exciting.

According to Wu Chun, “In addition to his new, healthier approach to food, Chef Jason’s newfound commitment to his health also involves undergoing rigorous fitness training and frequent brainstorming with the certified dietician at Fitness Zone.  Together with The Energy Kitchen, Chef Jason is keen to show Brunei what ‘REAL FOOD’ is all about – fresh food, made from scratch with minimal processing, high nutritional value (Superfoods!) and lighter cooking methods (no deep frying!).”

Chef Jason added, “Their mission is to show Brunei that healthy food does not have to be bland, boring or plain.  In fact, it is entirely possible to enjoy tasty, wholesome food daily, and continue to lead a healthy lifestyle.”

 


Wu Chun of Energy Kitchen, holding a new inspired dish, Grilled Chicken Satay Beehon, with Chef Jason of Energy Kitchen

In conjunction with the announcement, The Energy Kitchen is introducing a number of new healthy dishes that owner Wu Chun and Chef Jason have been working on. The new Grilled Chicken Satay Beehoon is a delicious combination of brown rice vermicelli tossed in signature Almond Satay Sauce, egg, blanched kangkong, and succulent cumin grilled lean chicken breast. The Beef Stew is slow cooked with root vegetables, served with refreshing herbed quinoa tossed with raisins and cucumber.  The Energy Kitchen’s version of Gado-Gado, their Nihon Gyu (Japanese inspired) burger and few other new dishes will also be added to the menu.

The Energy Kitchen held its grand opening last month and it has been in operation for 6 months now. The response has been great, as the market for healthy food is growing fast and The Energy Kitchen couldn’t be more proud in helping to spearhead this trend. The Energy Kitchen will continue its quest to prove that you can go for a healthy makan that is good for your body and can be simple, innovative and always great tasting.

So why don’t you pop in and give The Energy Kitchen a try? Your body won’t regret it.

To know more, do visit The Energy Kitchen’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/theenergykitchen, follow them on Instagram @theenergykitchen. The Energy Kitchen’s operation hours are 7.30am til 10.30pm. Reservations can be made by calling 2233323. Text and image courtesy of Energy Kitchen.

 

  
 

 

Amas by SEEDS  
 



Synopsis of Amas
 

A local drama education organisation – SEEDS – is ready to perform its own original production titled “Amas” for their annual year-end activity.

SEEDS have been producing their own versions of some of the famous musicals such as Oliver!, Willy Wonka, Into the Woods, Wicked and Lion King for the past five years. This year, the team took an exciting challenge of writing their own original show set in Brunei.

The original production features “Amas” who is a 115 year old lady dreaming of the past. The audience will be taken back in time to her childhood years in Kampong Ayer, when exciting and challenging developments were afoot in Brunei.

With the background of life on the water village and relationships with her parents and family friends, Amas recalls a time when she was a mischievous 10-year-old during the beginning of schools and formal education, as well as later when she was 20 and training to be a teacher, and a discovery of oil that promised prosperity for all.

The play will surely take the audience on a memorable journey back in time, reminiscing the sights and sounds, traditions and music of old Kampong Ayer. Text courtesy of Hafiizah Maideen of The Brunei Times.

Tickets are still available at a priced of $15 each selling outside the Multi-Purpose Hall, Universiti Brunei Darussalan (UBD) and are available from 2-5pm and 7-10pm (excluding Thursday) until show time!. For more information and changes on time, don’t hesitate to contact SEEDS at their social media accounts Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/seedsbrunei or Twitter @seedsbrunei.

 


The casts and crew of Amas during their preview night a few nights ago. Sorry, I couldn’t make it.
 


Images courtesy of SEEDS Brunei
 


One of the scenes from Amas
 


Grab your tickets now and support our local talents
 

  
 

 

Brunei in APICTA 2014
The annual, Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA) 2014 will be hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia from 27th until 30th November. The theme for APICTA 2014 is “Innovate, Integrate and Empower”. The six teams who will represent Brunei Darussalam’s ICT achievements and compete at APICTA 2014 are selected from the pool of Brunei ICT Award (BICTA) 2014 winners.

The APICTA is an international awards program which aims to increase ICT awareness in the community and bridge the digital divide. By providing networking and product benchmarking opportunities to ICT innovators and entrepreneurs in the region, the program is designed to stimulate ICT innovation and creativity, promote economic and trade relations, facilitate technology transfer, and offer business matching opportunities through exposure to venture capitalists and investors.

Participants of the awards program comprise of members of the APICTA Alliance. APICTA’s 17 member-economies include Australia, Brunei, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

The delegation is led by Hj Yahkup bin Haji Menudin, Chief Executive of the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI), who is also the Chairman of the BICTA 2014 working committee.

Brunei’s executive member representatives at APICTA committee are Hj Yahkup bin Hj Menudin, Chief Executive of AITI and Wallace Koh, Advisor of AITI, who will be attending the APICTA 2014 event and annual APICTA General Meeting.

Brunei also sends 5 representatives as APICTA 2014 Judges who will be judging the competition in different categories. These judges are Hj Osman bin Hj Ladis and Wallace Koh Hoe Aik from AITI, Pg Sarimah bte Pg Abd Latiff from IFB, Jennifer Voon from Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) and Jeremy Chua from iCentre.


Brunei delegation led by Hj Yahkup bin Haji Menudin, Chief Executive of the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) with the Brunei teams competing for this year’s APICTA 2014 in Jakarta. Taken at Brunei International Airport.
 

These six teams competing are:

Chung Hwa Middle School, BSB with “Heritage of South East Asia”;

Kolej International Graduate Studies (IGS) with “Virtual Watch Fitting”;

Sekolah Vokasional Nakhoda Ragam with the product “SVNR Staff Network”;

Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) with “The Sulu Princess”;

Teleconsult Sdn Bhd with “Teleconsult SkyEye”; and

PHMD Publishing Company with the project “Salam Halal”.

Participation in APICTA is a continuous initiative by the Ministry of Communications to develop the country’s ICT industry by allowing ICT product developers to compete on an international level. Brunei Darussalam teams who win at APICTA will be given a grant of $50,000 by AITI to further develop and enhance their product to become a marketable product. The 2nd prize or Merit Award winners will be given a grant of $25,000.

At APICTA 2013, Brunei Darussalam won two Merit awards by Chung Hwa Middle School, KB with the product “Higher Education Guidance System (Hedges)“ and Institut Teknologi of Brunei (ITB) with the product “AutiSay”. Press release and image courtesy of AITI.

 

  

01
Apr

#EnterTheFourth

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

 


Acer Liquid Smartphones

 


Check out Acer Liquid smartphones
 

 

  
 

HSBC Personal Internet Banking

 

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BIBD – Let’s Go Mobile!

 

Let’s go mobile? Click more to find out!!
 
 
 
 

Icon Design Store

 

 

Click to enter website
 
 


RP celebrates the big 40 
 


RP associates with Patrick Fiat, General Manager of Royal Plaza on Scotts celebrate the hotel turning 40 years

Royal Plaza on Scotts celebrated its 40th anniversary. To mark this milestone, the hotel has launched a fun week filled with exciting activities. A special appreciation dinner was held today, Friday, 28 March, for its 16 long-time associates who have been with the hotel for 40 years. 19 department heads gathered to whip up delectable dishes and serve dinner for 45 associates and their loved ones. Mr Patrick Fiat, General Manager, led a team of 8 other department heads as the Chief Butler, putting his F&B knowledge and skills to good use.

The rest of the management team took charge of different areas, including Hot Kitchen, Cold Kitchen and Pastry Kitchen to cook up a storm. Mr Liew Pin Pong, Chief Engineer, shared, “I am very excited to whip up this special dinner for our long service associates along with the rest of the department heads. It expresses our gratitude and appreciation for these individuals who have contributed to the success of the hotel. It is a great opportunity to meet up with my team members’ loved ones and thank them for their support.” Family members also took the opportunity to meet the associates’ co-workers and learn more about the hotel. They also indulged in a weekend staycation with their loved ones in the Royal Club Premiere room, inclusive of club benefits.

All departments came together on 24 March and expressed their creativity in a cake decorating competition. Each department was given a slab of irregularly shaped cake to decorate within 30 minutes. The decorated slabs were then placed together to form the number 40, signifying the role each department has played in the hotel’s journey to date. Associates also showed their spirit of togetherness by donning a specially designed jersey.

All associates of the hotel were also treated to special perks during the week, such as an international feast and seafood highlights from its award-winning restaurant, Carousel. Not forgetting the less privileged, the hotel also engaged visually-handicapped masseurs from Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped, a beneficiary of Community Chest, to treat all associates to pampering head and shoulder massages and foot reflexology. A mini fun fair at S.E.R.V.I.C.E. Square, the associates’ cafeteria, also brought much fun and joy to the hotel as associates bonded over exciting games and delicious snacks.

Do follow them on Facebook page and also on instagram @royalplazaonscotts. Text and images courtesy of Royal Plaza on Scott, Singapore.


Patrick Fiat, the GM, was the Chief Butler for the night, welcoming Ruslan bin Abdullah, Senior Technician on Royal Plaza of Scotts
 


John Yovan, Banquet Manager, enjoying foot reflexology on Royal Plaza on Scotts
 


Helen Yue, Assistant Material Manager, enjoying a back massage at Chillax on Royal Plaza of Scotts
 


Cecile Sales, Marketing Services Manager and Jeiyasri Nambiar, Marketing Executive decorating the RP 40 cake
 


Ian Ang, Director of Finance of RP, cooking in the Carousel Kitchen
 


Azharie bin Mohamed Mudakir, Security and Fire Safety Manager, and kitchen staff preparing dinner for the 40th anniversary
 


Lenny Fareny, Engineering Secretary, explains concept behind cake decoration to Pastry Chef and Assistant HR Manager of RP
 


Department heads preparing dinner
 


Darren Ong, Executive Sous Chef and Juliana Ong, Director of HR, serving Chief Conceirge, Mr. Ibrahim and his spouse
 


The RP 40th Birthday Cake
 


Well done RP on the milestone and this is my most stayed hotel in Singapore and it will take a few generations to overcome that number 😉
 

  
 

Happy 19th DST 
 


Yesterday’s event to commemorate DST 19th Anniversary with the recitation of Surah Yassin and Doa Kesyukuran. Image taken by @reemz55

In conjunction with DST 19th Anniversary on 1st April, DST held a recitation of Surah Yassin and Doa Kesyukuran at DST Headquarters in Tungku Link.  Attending the event was Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah, Deputy Minister of Finance and also Chairman of DST, Members of DST Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer of DST and DST Management and staff.  The ceremony ended with Asar Prayer led by Imam Haji Shari bin Awg Murad.

  
 

Vacancies at 
 

Concepts Computer 
 


Positions for Sales Co-ordinator, Delivery Crew, Office Assistant and IT Technical Assistant at Concepts Computer
 


An appreciation farewell for Qidah leaving Concepts Computer who have serving almost 4 years. Thank you for your help all these years. All the best in your future.
 

  
 

The Drama Night 
 

with M.A.S.K 
 


Yesterday’s event to commemorate DST 19th Anniversary with the recitation of Surah Yassin and Doa Kesyukuran. Image taken by @reemz55

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