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No strings on me

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News


Bollhasan wins grand prize 

Bollhasan Mahadi the grand winner who will fly to Dubai with Hitesh Ramesh Bhawnani, Director of YMRM Galleria and Narrender JB, Managing Director of YMRM Galleria

YMRM Galleria held the draw for their Shop and Win lucky draw recently at their flagship premises in Tungku Link. The Shop and Win promotion began on December 19 last year and concluded recently on February 20. The entries were drawn by customers of the outlet and members of the local media.

The grand prize winner for a Trip for Two to Dubai was Bollhasan Mahadi from Rimba, Gadong, who was represented by his children, as he received the call while he was away in Miri, Sarawak.

 Nur Dini Liyana Hj Jali, the second prize lucky winner, received an iPhone 6s. Meanwhile, third prize winner Dr Joel Moncherry received an iPhone 6 while Hjh Zatul Hijanah Hj Musa went home with Samsung Note 4 as the fourth prize lucky winner. There were 15 additional shopping vouchers as consolation prizes. Present to hand over the prizes were the Director of YMRM Galleria, Hitesh Ramesh Bhawnani, Managing Director of YMRM Galleria, Narrender JB and Director of Public Relations of YMRM Galleria, Abdul Hamid Abas.

The YMRM Shop and Win promotion was held for over two months and ended right after the end of Brunei Salebration.


During the draw last Sunday

During the draw last Sunday

Abdul Hamid Abas, Narrender JB and Hitesh Ramesh Bhawnani

Nur Dini Liyana Jali winning an iPhone 6s. Image courtesy of Raghadah Agus of The Brunei Times.


A chance of a lifetime 


Can you take the heat?


It was close yet so far. Thanis Lim, our renown Brunei food blogger, was given the chance to be part of the MasterChef ASIA but he had to turn it down due to work commitments. However, the options are now open to you if you are interested to be part of MasterChef ASIA. The great thing is that you don’t have to be an expert in cooking and it’s only open to 18 years and above. Just make sure you don’t have a diploma or degree from a culinary school.

Do check out their website for details. Do you have what it takes to be the first ever MasterChef ASIA? It will be nice to see a Bruneian representative in this show.


Click image to find out more

Check out the requirements and looks like we Bruneians are eligible to join


Rent a dress 

Now you rent dresses instead of investing in them. Only at Divina.

Divina Brunei Sdn Bhd has provided a better solution where now you can easily rent the dresses (for a minimum of 4 days). This means you won’t have to fork out unnecessary for a dress that your children will hardly wear. The dresses are also suitable for special occasions such as weddings especially for the flower girls.
If parents want to have a special theme birthdays for their children, this is a great idea for others to rent to fit to the respective themes.


They also have dresses of Elsa and Anna from Frozen

They even have a baby version of Elsa

Divina Brunei Sdn Bhd also rents out accessories such as hair veil, tiara, hair accessories. For those who want packages, Divina has different packages. Refer below for details.

Premium Set 1 $48

1 Dress, 1 Hair Accessory, 1 Cardigan/Shawl, 1 Hair Veil, 1 Petticoat

Premium Set 2 $88

2 Dress, 2 Hair Accessories, 2 Cardigans/Shawls, 2 Hair Veils, 2 Petticoats

Premium Set 3 $168

4 Dress, 4 Hair Accessories, 4 Cardigans/Shawls, 4 Hair Veils, 4 Petticoats

Premium Set 4 $228

6 Dress, 6 Hair Accessories, 6 Cardigans/Shawls, 6 Hair Veils, 6 Petticoats

Divina Brunei Sdn Bhd closes every Monday. Otherwise the business is open daily from 10am to 6pm. It is located at Unit 4, 1st Floor, Bangunan Hj Hassan Abdullah, Spg 32 Kg Menglait, Jalan Gadong. You can check out their Facebook page or call 223 0759 or 872 2028.


Some of the dresses for rent

Some of the dresses for rent

Hair accessories also for rent

At Divina

Location of Divina



World Robot Olympiad 2014

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News


Brunei participating in WRO 

Sarimah Abu Bakar, Acting Head of STEP (right) with the Brunei delegates who will participate in the World Robot Olympiad 2014 in Sochi, Russia, accompanied by teachers, a judge and an LO at the Brunei International Airport.

This is the 6th time that Brunei is participating in the World Robot Olympiad and this year, Sochi, Russia, will be hosting the competition. Our Brunei contingent will be competing in two categories and they will be represented by Sungai Tali Primary School and Sayyidina Umar Al-Khattab Secondary School.

How they were selected to represent Brunei was when they won this year’s Brunei Robotics Olympiad a few months ago. One of the winners was team SIERRA SIERRA, a group of students ( Naimatul Basirah binti Haji Aliuddin and Nur Amni Amanina binti Hj Narudin) from the Sungai Tali Primary School led by Ronny bin Puasa, their teacher. They developed Agrospace, a portable autonomous space farm that supplies food to astronauts, an alternative solution to costly food for space flights. Interesting!!

Sayyidina Umar Al-Khattab Secondary School will represent the Secondary level and they are represented by team SMSUA TECH-NOBOT. Their project is called Robotlifter. The students presenting are Nor Muthiah binti Esa, Izzah Haziqah binti Hj Chuchu and Ummi Nur Su’aidah binti Sufrain which are led by Radzuan bin Hj Chuchu, their teacher.

The delegation is led by Satinah binti Hj Abang, Student Officer of Science Technology and Environment Partnership (STEP) Centre. Also part of the delegation is Ameliana binti A. Embran (Vokasional Nakhoda Ragam School) who will be a judge in the World Robot Olympiad 2014.

Brunei has been participating in 6 WRO competitions (Singapore 2004, Thailand 2005, China 2006, Malaysia 2012, Indonesia 2013). So it’s pretty good to know that Brunei is participating for this year’s competition. This will give more exposure to Brunei Darussalam especially for the students as well as the opportunity for Brunei to host the WRO in the near future.

Families and friends dropped by the airport to send off the participants. Also sending them off is Sarimah Abu Bakar, Acting Head of STEP.

I’m quite fortunate to be tagged along for the competition as the official social media for their progress in Sochi, Russia. A big thank you to the Ministry of Education, Russian Embassy (for the visa) and of course, Faridah, for this golden opportunity.

I shall be posting more pictures on my instagram and we are currently in Dubai International Hotel (hotel transit) before departing to Moscow. We have an 8 hour wait though. Boohoo. More updates soon. Till then, have a great day!!


Prayers before taking off to the first leg of the trip

It has been a while since I have been on a Dreamliner 😀

Getting our boarding passes for Moscow and Sochi. Yay, we are flying on Emirates

I forgot his name but he was quite helpful and he works for the Brunei Embassy at Abu Dhabi

Our official jacket is green

It’s good to see parents coming down to support

Heading to our transit hotel

Radzuan coordinating with the students

The Dubai International Hotel we are bunking in for the next few hours before flying off

Back in September when team SIERRA SIERRA from Sungai Tali Primary School won in the primary category in the Brunei Robotics Olympiad. Image courtesy of The Brunei Times.




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