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Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in DPMM FC, News, RA News


The story so far 

The registration status as of 28th March yesterday at the Energy Week. Today is the final day and let’s hope you can be part of the statistics for opportunities and future reference. The Energy Week 2014 is being held at the BRIDEX Hall.


KIA on full gear 

In celebration of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Grand Motors Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in Brunei Darussalam has set an exciting roadshow on 28 – 30 March at Times Square Mall and test drive on 30 March 2014 at Berakas Sports Complex.

Awesome activities are lined-up for all guests to enjoy. There will be a Kia Speed Kicker game wherein the participant will kick the ball into the goal and the speed will be measured and shown on the LED screen. Those who will achieve a high score will get a limited edition FIFA World Cup Mousepad. Guests can also have their picture taken with the 2014 FIFA World Cup Mascot – Fuleco the Armadillo.


Chance to go Brazil 

by test driving tomorrow 

Happening tomorrow if you wanna test drive the KIA at the Berakas Sports Complex

I test drove the KIA Cerato Koup and it’s a pretty good car indeed

As a major sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Kia will organize a nationwide tour from March to May 2014. Kia fans will have the chance to check out their favorite Kia vehicles and even win exclusive FIFA-KIA merchandise. Those who will participate in the test drive on 30 March will be given an original KIA-FIFA World Cup T-shirt and raffle form for an opportunity to win a trip for two to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup Semi-Finals live in Brazil and other fantastic prizes like Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE 4G, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung Galaxy Camera and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. Those who do test drive and/ or purchase any Kia model during the promotion period from 01 March to 31 May will stand a chance to win these prizes.

Kia on Tour 2014 is part of the larger global roadshow project initiated by Kia Motors Corporation in Korea to enable the population in its network of dealers covering countries in the US, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia and the Pacific to see, feel and experience Kia. It is part of Kia’s global commitment to surpass customer expectations through continuous automotive innovation.

Football activities happening at Times Square Shopping Centre organised by KIA Brunei (Grand Motors Sdn Bhd) until Sunday 30th March 2014. Images and below courtesy of Times Square Facebook Page

Check out the KIA models at Times Square Shopping Centre

KIA making waves at Times Square

KIA making waves at Times Square


DPMM FC held at Bedok 

The mascot and the umpires for the night at Bedok Stadium, Singapore

It was a step down performance from DPMM FC after failing to get back to winning ways. The first three games saw DPMM FC earning a full 9 points but only managed to collect one point from the last two games. Despite holding 2nd place in the S•League, it was still a huge improvement as compared to last season.

Before the match, the odds were against Geylang International FC and they were almost at the foot of the table. A big applause to GIFC for holding their defence till the very end as DPMM FC squandered two great chances to gain all the three points. Yuki Ichikawa scored the opening goal in the 17th minute after a Wardun failed to grab an easy catch and the Japanese import from GIFC kick the ball from close range for the shock lead.

Brunei DPMM FC redeemed themselves after a nice set-piece cross from Azwan Salleh who was in for Sairol Sahari who still nursing a knock on his knee from the previous game. Rodrigo Tosi scored from an Azwan delivery free kick to make it 1-1 in the 21st minute. Tosi was disappointed with himself as he had another chance after Azwan Ali had a perfect cross down the left wing but Tosi misconnect the shot which was a goal opportunity.

The first half ended with both sides not creating enough chances but more of challenging high balls in midfield. Roy O’Donovan who was on a cast after a minor surgery on his thumb, was involved but failed to muster a shot in the first half.

The second half was a slightly better affair with a few counter attack moments. However, both sides couldn’t find the net and I also just realised how the pitch was uneven and bumpy as well which made it slightly tricky to play on. Tosi was gifted another chance in the 49th minute after a counter attack and one of the best run of play from DPMM FC but Tosi’s shot ended wide to the delight of the GIFC keeper.

Azwan Ali also had a great chance but his final choice of continuing to dribble instead of taking a shot in the box proved costly. It was already a great play by Roberto who fed Ali with a perfect through pass but Ali had a touch too many in the box and allowed GIFC to close him down in the 53rd minute.

GIFC had chances too in the second half. Hafiz Nor had a driving shot but wide of the post in the 57th minute. Hafiz could have bettered himself in the 71st minute after GIFC’s Ridhuan Muhammad bursted down the right wing and crossed to the unmarked Hafiz but he lost control of the ball and Wardun intercepted the ball to safety.

As the game was heading for a draw, O’Donovan could have sealed all three points as it was the best chance of the whole 90 mins. He only had the keeper to beat but his directed shot from close range was easily read by Joey Sim who had a commanding presence in goal. O’Donovan could have opted to pass the ball to Shahrazen who was also opened but it wasn’t to be DPMM FC’s night. The miss proved costly and both side shared the spoils.

Now DPMM FC have to focus on their next two games at home (6th April and 11th April) and let’s hope they gain full maximum six points to get back to winning ways.


The merchandise for Geylang International FC being sold

DPMM FC’s bench

The supporters that showed up last night

Yuki Ichikawa the scorer for GIFC last night. He was pretty good and kept Azwan Ali and Najib restricted.

The Eagles supporters

Boris hits the bar yet again

The celebration after Tosi’s goal

The pitch was pretty bumpy

Shahrazen had some play time but couldn’t muster a goal attempt. With a few more match time, he will definitely get back to shape.

The miss that could have made the difference. His effort went straight to the keeper on a one on one situation in injury time. It could have been the winning shot.

A selfie with the mascot of Geylang International FC

The crowd last night at Bedok Stadium


The highlights between Geylang International FC and DPMM FC





Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News


DPMM FC focus on next match 

Roy O’Donovan was injured in the last game but kept on playing against Tampines Rovers. He had a minor surgery on his left thumb ligament and now sporting a cast. However, he still insists to play against Geylang International FC this Friday.

Steve Kean’s press conference with the media last Sunday

One on one with Steve Kean and his views of last game against Tampines Rovers where DPMM FC lost 2-1.

On DPMM FC’s performance: “The performance was there and we were trying to win the game. It wasn’t easy to stay at 1-1. We brought Param (Azwan Salleh) who can put a cross in. Sairol was getting very tired and he cramped his calf. So we brought in Adi who is another forward thinking player. I was disappointed with the second goal because when the ball was in the middle of the pitch, we have to get more pressure on the ball because obviously they are gonna shoot and get something on target. That was a disappointing factor.”

On the positive side: “On the positive side, we created enough chances to win. We just have to be more ruthless in front of goal.”

“If we hit the post and not score, this will give the other team a hope that they are still in the game and I think that’s what happen. We just had to get that second goal after conceding the goal in the manner we did.”

On Azwan Ali’s performance: “He prefers that position (attacking mid) that being wide. The defenders didn’t know where he was going and he kept going into the pockets and he can turn and he can dribble. Sometimes he was unlucky but he is an exciting player and he makes things happens whenever on the ball.

On the performance of the referee: “I don’t like to criticize referees. I think it’s the hardest job and I don’t who wants to be a referee. Because we just hope over the course of the season, we can get most of the decisions our way and some are gonna go against you.”

DPMM FC will fly to Singapore tomorrow for their match against Geylang International FC at Bedok Stadium. The match will be played on Friday 28th March. Good luck!!



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Financial planning 

for IGS students 

In a continuing effort to increase financial planning awareness among students in Brunei Darussalam, a team of managers from Baiduri Bank today visited the Kolej IGS in the capital where they presented a talk to some 200 students of the college. The talk emphasized the importance of financial planning to achieve financial success in life and outlined how students can benefit from suitable banking products such as the “4U” Value Pack which was specifically designed with students needs in mind.

Alice Lee, Branch Manager of Baiduri Kiulap Branch gave the welcome remarks followed by a talk on basic financial planning by Siti Aminah, Bancassurance Manager at Baiduri’s Wealth Management Centre. She gave tips on the choices students have today to save money. “Young people should be aware of their financial choices when it comes to planning for their future. This will ease them in their undertakings should they choose to study locally or abroad.”


Members of Baiduri Bank with the participants of the talk at IGS

This was then followed by a talk on the “4U Value Pack” Student Account by Shannon Sikun, Branch Manager of Baiduri Bank’s Muara Branch. Available to students aged between 12 and 29 years old, the package is designed to meet the needs of students studying in Brunei or overseas. It offers ease of banking via electronic channels as well as fee waivers or discounts on services such as overseas ATM cash withdrawals, processing fees on bank reference letters for student visa applications, funds transfers and financing. In addition, parents of the account holders can also apply for loans and financing to help meet expenses related to their child’s education, such as tuition fees, travel costs or purchase of laptops, stationery or books.

The talk ended with a quiz and a question and answer session. Upon giving the correct answers, students were given Baiduri merchandise and Starbucks vouchers which the students participated with great enthusiasm.
At the end of the talk, Pg Hajah Fatimah Binti Pg Setia Jaya Pg Hj Momin, CEO of Kolej IGS presented the Baiduri Bank team with a token of appreciation. “The talk definitely gave an insight to what Baiduri has to offer and our students are thrilled to know that there are programmes that will take care of them while they are pursuing their education.”

For more information on the Baiduri Student Account, please call the Baiduri Call Centre at 2449666 or visit www.baiduri.com



Divergent review 

Divergent. I won’t share much too much but you are more than welcome to listen to our podcast (see soundcloud below) and see what you think. The biggest disappointment for me is the delivery of the movie as we are in the era of “Young Adult” adaptations with the likes of Twilight (glad that was over) and The Hunger Games (much better). Yes, we do have huge flops like The Host, The Mortal Instruments and Beautiful Creatures. However, Divergent have avoided the bombshell pit as it raked in almost US 60 million in the opening weekend.

Anyway, back to the delivery part. Well, the biggest flaw here is the pacing and film editing. It was totally disjointed and there wasn’t a moment I feel any anti-climax or climax for that matter. The other problem is when you already identify the problem, then you will have to endure the next 2 and a half hours of restlessness. The lead roles by Shailene Woodley and Theo James couldn’t bring the movie to better heights. The direction by Neil Burger (Illusionist) didn’t do justice to the best selling novel. I’m hoping for a redeeming sequel since it performed well in the box office but let’s hope these mistakes are being listened to and more improvements in the sequel.

You can check out my popcorn panel’s co-host blog post on Divergent and of course, you can listen to our podcast. Happy listening. Verdict: 5/10 Rottentomatoes 40%

Listen to our podcast review of Divergent and stand a chance to win PS4 console when I post the quiz on IG later on


The winning video for 

Energy Video Competition 


The winning video by Tierce A with the title – What Do Kids Know About Energy



IWA the Duckling 

SMARTER Brunei aims to provides Individuals with Autism (IWA), an E.D.G.E (Educate, Develop, Grow and Empower to be C.H.I.P.S. (Contributing, Holistic, Independent, Productive and Successful) members of the Society. The curriculum is an A.L.O.E. (A Little Of Everything) V.E.R.A. (Versatile, Enabling, Responsive and Accommodating).  It is R.B.C (Research Based Curriculum) extracted from different best practices around the world to suit the individual needs and interest of the IWA.

As part of their efforts to increase our lifeline and sustainability, they are organizing a Charity Musical entitled SMARTER Musical Play 2014: “IWA: the Duckling” on the  5th April 2014, Saturday at the Main Conference Hall of the International Convention Centre not only to raise funds for SMARTER Brunei but also to showcase the talents of our 110 IWAs registered in their 3 centres [(ASD Intervention Centre, Sengkurong, ASD Intervention Centre, Kuala Belait and Brunei Autism Centre for Adults (BACA)].

SMARTER Musical Play 2014: IWA the Duckling, a charity fund raising event happening on 5th April. Click image to enlarge.

This musical is C.O.O.L as it is Created Out Of Love and was conceptualized by the President of SMARTER Brunei.  The musical’s theme highlights endeavor of each Individual with autism and their families.  The “IWA: the Duckling” is a musical fable that parallel the life of a duckling named IWA in an enchanted lake in search of sense of belonging.  On his journey, IWA has to face the challenges of the different stages of growing up from childhood to old age: the new beginning, rejection, reflecting, transformation and acceptance, and inclusion to the Society.

CHARITY FUND RAISING EVENT entitled “SMARTER Musical Play 2014: IWA THE DUCKLING”  on the  5th April 2014, Saturday at 7.30 pm at the Main Conference Hall of the International Convention Centre.

Ticket Prices: $30 (SOLD OUT), $50, $75, $100

CONTACT NUMBERS: 8918127 or 2661830 (Malou), 7172991 (hotline)



Audi A3 Sneaks 

Audi A3 coming soon

The price is also quite competitive. For price, you can call 244 2333 extension 31 at T.C.Y. Motors



….and when will it end?


Youth Energy Dialogue 2014 

Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office YB Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Mohd Yasmin Hj Umar with Professor John Loughhead, Executive Director, UK EnergyResearch Centre, Great Britain and Adnan Z. Aminm, Director-General of International Renewable Energy Agency at yesterday’s Youth Energy Dialogue and engaging with the audience on the topic of sustaining energy locally and globally

Yesterday Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office YB Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Mohd Yasmin Hj Umar hosted the Youth Energy Dialogue at the Conference Hall at BRIDEX where more than 300 youth comprising of students, NGOs and employees at Oil and Gas industry attended the event. It was good to see students being engaged in asking questions to the Minister and the international speakers, Professor John Loughhead, Executive Director, UK EnergyResearch Centre, Great Britain, Adnan Z. Aminm, Director-General of International Renewable Energy Agency, Mr. Gerald Schotman, Chief Technology Officer, Royal Dutch Shell, Professor Yu Hongyuan, Deputy Director Shanghai Institute for International Studies and Professor Dr. Daniel Sperling, Director Institute of Transportation Studies and UC Davis Energy Efficiency Centre. The Youth Energy Dialogue was moderated by Khairunnisa Ash’ari, Community-Engagement Director of Green Brunei, Head of International Relations Brunei Youth Council.

The questions given for the panelists were quite relevant and there was even a question put forward for the Minister if one day that the government leaders will drive a hybrid or a smart efficient car to be the role models for the generation to promote energy savings efficiency. The Minister applauded the suggestion brought by Dk Hanna Afiqah Pg Hassanal Ali Saifuddien of Green Brunei. The Minister even agreed on the suggestion that styrofoam should be banned as food and drink containers.

The theme ‘Conserve Energy: Our Future, Our Choice’ highlights the role of Youth in the future and the importance of their own aspirations, initiatives, and actions in shaping the energy future. After the dialogue, the Minister of Energy presented the prizes to the top three winners of the first national Energy Video Competition and also the top three Energy clubs from schools.


It was quite a huge turn out yesterday

A friend from BSP also attended the event

A youth asking questions relating to sustaining energy

Behind the scenes of the Youth Energy Dialogue

Winners awarded by Minister 

The Top three winners of the National Energy Video Competition. Image courtesy of Faiq Airudin of The Brunei Times.

The 1st Runner Up of the National Energy Video Competition. Image courtesy of Faiq Airudin of The Brunei Times.

The 2nd Runner Up of the National Energy Video Competition. Image courtesy of Faiq Airudin of The Brunei Times.

The winner of the Energy Club from Sekolah Menengah Arab Lelaki Hassanal Bolkiah. Image courtesy of Faiq Airudin of The Brunei Times.

The second winner of the Energy Club from STPRI. Image courtesy of Faiq Airudin of The Brunei Times.

The third winner of the Energy Club from Sekolah Menengah Berakas. Image courtesy of Faiq Airudin of The Brunei Times.



Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News



His Majesty launched Energy Week 

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam officially launched the Energy Week 2014 and he was accompanied by Yang Berhormat Pehin Yasmin, the Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday at BRIDEX

It was wonderful to see His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei officiating the Energy Week 2014 and visiting all the booths and exhibitors involved in Energy Week 2014. The program went over time because His Majesty spent quite some time at some booths and engaging with the people and students involved in Energy Week 2014 held at the BRIDEX Hall.

It was nice to see His Majesty mingled with the youth and students especially and it shows his concern and interest in our youth. I also realised that His Majesty became more interested if Universiti Brunei Darussalam is involved in the project and also graduates from UBD.

His Majesty quoted the Energy Week was very good and he congratulated the organiser on the event during the short interview by Rachel Thien of The Brunei Times. It was also nice to see His Majesty spent more time during the exhibition despite His Majesty’s busy schedule as he had to fly to Myanmar the same day.

I shall be flooding this post with tons of pictures from the opening of Energy Week 2014. I suggest you drop by BRIDEX this week and for those, jobseekers especially, the best time to come and see what they have to offer at oil and gas as well as maritime.

More updates on Energy Week later. I know I have many information to share so do bear with me. Congratulations to Yang Berhormat Pehin Yasmin and his team from Energy Division at the Prime Minister’s Office (EDPMO) on the successful launch and hopefully the whole week will run smoothly.



His Majesty the Sultan launches Energy Week 2014 at BRIDEX yesterday. Video courtesy of The Brunei Times.


His Majesty with the Top 3 winners of the Youth Energy Video Competition organised by EDPMO

His Majesty with watching the winning video of the Youth Energy Video Competition

His Majesty at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

His Majesty being briefed about Talian Darussalam, a project initiative by EGNC

His Majesty at the Ministry of Communications booth

Students with their solar powered cars that represented Brunei in the recent Shell Eco-Marathon in Manila, the Philippines

His Majesty signing on one of the cars

His Majesty being briefed by Hamidah, a UBD student on their research

His Majesty being briefed by another UBD student

His Majesty paid a visit at Brunei Shell Marketing booth

His Majesty toured around BSM

His Majesty signing a plaque at Idar booth

His Majesty with Yves Grosjean, GM of Total explaining of the solar panels

His Majesty greeting the associates of Total

His Majesty opportunity with Green Brunei

His Majesty receiving a book from His Excellency Todd Mercer, Australian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam

His Majesty being brief by Microsoft Brunei

His Majesty at Bureau Veritas

His Majesty having a light drink at the Oman booth

His Majesty visiting Multitrons Sdn Bhd


His Majesty being briefed by Dr. Hj Abdul, Manaf, CEO of Brunei Economic Development Board on the updates and progress of BEDB’s projects in Brunei Darussalam

His Majesty checking out the hybrid Lexus

His Majesty at the energy saving smart home



His Majesty impressed 

with Energy Week 2014 

Text from Rachel Thien of The Brunei Times. His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday said he was pleased to see more locals joining the oil and gas industry.

After launching the Energy Week 2014 at BRIDEX International Conference Centre, Hall 2, Jerudong, the monarch said it was a “very good” sight to see, after speaking to hundreds of Bruneians explaining their roles in contributing to the economy.

His Majesty, who launched the Energy White Paper and Oil and Gas book, later toured both exhibition halls to meet the players in the industry, as well as viewed initiatives by the Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office (EDPMO) and other agencies to create more jobs.

“The exhibition was very well-established, and I would like to congratulate the Energy Department, His Majesty told The Brunei Times prior to completing the tour.
Throughout the Sultan’s visit, all one could see was a big smile on his face as he interacted with not only industry players, but also mingled with students from various energy clubs. His Majesty even tested one of Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP)’s bicycles.

The static bicycle was meant for demonstration purposes to show the monarch how humans could generate power just by cycling.

All eyes and sounds of cheer were directed toward His Majesty when he agreed to give it a try and cycle for about a minute.

This year’s theme for the Energy Week is “Sustainable energy for Brunei Darussalam’s prosperity”.

The Energy White Paper was designed to support Brunei’s Vision 2035, promote career, employment and business opportunities in the energy industry.
It also sets out the targets the oil and gas industry have to meet by 2035, including hiring more Bruneians.

The Brunei Darussalam Oil and Gas Book, on the other hand, is a publication on the role models who encourage more Bruneians to tap into the energy sector. Apart from sharing their experiences, their main call is for youth to join them in contributing to the country’s development.

Jobseekers are encouraged to visit the Energy Week until Saturday, to gain more insight into potential careers. The EDPMO is looking to recruit more than 1,000 individuals at the oil and gas job fair.

Those looking for a job and register at the EDPMO booth, will be able to obtain a copy of the oil and gas book, as well as the chance to interact with the role models in Hall 1.

Over the week, a series of conferences, meetings, a forum and a youth dialogue will take place. The energy exhibition and oil and gas job fair will run concurrently.

His Majesty was all smiles as His Majesty cycled as an example of creating energy in different forms at the BSP booth. Image taken by @chimp289

BSP representatives show His Majesty on how energy and power can generated by cycling

His Majesty at TSK booth

His Majesty visiting Philips booth

His Majesty was impressed with the energy saving Hue Lights. I highly recommend it too as I’m using them for my bedroom 😀

His Majesty with representatives from PetroleumBrunei. Do check out their booth as they have Energy Chat and ongoing competition as well

The public trying to get a snapshot of His Majesty during the tour

His Majesty at Masrojaya Electrical

His Majesty at Brunei Gas Carrier booth

His Majesty at BLNG booth

His Majesty being briefed at Brunei Methanol Company booth

His Majesty looking at the hybrid cars on display

His Majesty being briefed by Japanese counterparts on FDI

His Majesty consented on the request from Earth Hour Brunei representatives to shut off the lights outside Istana Nurul Iman during Earth Hour this Saturday. Cool 😀

His Majesty with representatives of Earth Hour Brunei

His Majesty at Berakas Power Station booth

His Majesty signing a plaque at Hengyi Industries booth. More news on Hengyi tomorrow.

His Majesty with Mitsubishi Corporation

His Majesty at Petronas Booth

The Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office booth

A great gift for His Majesty in officiating the prestigious Energy Week 2014 at BRIDEX


MH370 ended in  

southern Indian Ocean 

Prime Minister Najib Razak officially announced the misfortune of MH 370 at 10pm, Monday 24th of March. Image taken by Edgar Su, Reuters

Prime Minister Najib Razak’s speech last night to announce the heart breaking news of MH370: “This evening I was briefed by representatives from the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). They informed me that Inmarsat, the UK company that provided the satellite data which indicated the northern and southern corridors, has been performing further calculations on the data. Using a type of analysis never before used in an investigation of this sort, they have been able to shed more light on MH370’s flight path.

Based on their new analysis, Inmarsat and the AAIB have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth.

This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.

We will be holding a press conference tomorrow with further details. In the meantime, we wanted to inform you of this new development at the earliest opportunity. We share this information out of a commitment to openness and respect for the families, two principles which have guided this investigation.

Malaysia Airlines have already spoken to the families of the passengers and crew to inform them of this development. For them, the past few weeks have been heartbreaking; I know this news must be harder still. I urge the media to respect their privacy, and to allow them the space they need at this difficult time.”

My heart and my deepest condolences goes to the families and friends of the MH 370 passengers. Now the biggest challenge, apart from the families related, is finding the debris to help further in the investigation of flight MH370. This is such a national tragedy and after 17 days, the mystery has finally concluded. Al-Fatihah.


Aladdin on skates 

Aladdin on skates in April. Click image to buy tickets online.
Watch a beloved fairy tale come to life on roller skates next month at the Indoor Stadium in Berakas.

‘Aladdin on Skates’, which will be held from April 18 to 20, is set to enthrall audiences with graceful and riveting performances by the international roller skating professionals from Australia.

Join them as they recount Aladdin’s tale from his magical adventure at the mysterious Arabian desert to his transformation from a street lad to a mighty prince, with the help of a genie.

Organised by Forevershine Events, Media and Management Services in cooperation with Rakan Tiga, a total of seven shows are scheduled. Showtimes for April 18 and 19 are at 4pm and 8.15pm while on April 20, there will be three shows: 10am, 4pm and 8.15pm. One of the shows on April 18 will be dedicated for charitable organisations such as JAPEM, SMARTER Brunei, Learning Ladder, Pusat Ehsan, YASKA and KACA to name a few.

Tickets are priced at $15, $28 and $35. For ticket enquiries, visit Forevershine Events, Media and Management Services’ office at 1st Floor, Unit 5, Block E, Bangunan Lim Seng Kok, Spg 624, Jalan Tutong, Kg Madewa or contact 8808833. Tickets are also available at The Mall, ground floor outside Utama Grand.

Alternatively, see print advertisements for more details or visit the event management company’s Facebook fanpage at facebook.com/forevershineBrunei. You can also purchase tickets from Socialmart.com.bn too.

So be there with the family to discover the magical adventure of ‘Aladdin on Skates. Text from The Brunei Times.

The official poster for Aladdin on Skates

The show times in April

One show will be dedicated to charitable organisations

You can purchase your tickets at The Mall


Message of Hope  

The Malaysian Citizens Association (PWM) and the Malaysian High Commission collaborated in the initiative of the “Wall of Hope” where well wishers from Brunei can write down their hopes for finding the missing flight of MH 370. The banner is located at The Airport Mall and by night time, the wall page is already full of written and signed messages from members of the public.

James Lee, President of PWM, shared his sadness of the incident and his heart goes out to the family of the passengers. Also present were His Excellency Datuk Hj Awang Sahak Hj Awang Salleh, Malaysian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam and a representative from the Embassy of China to Brunei Darussalam.

Now with the heart breaking news just announced last night by Prime Minister Najib Razak, all hope is gone.

James Lee, President of PWM with the Malaysian High Commissioner to Brunei His Excellency Datuk Hj Awang Sahak Hj Awang Salleh, being interviewed by the local media

Members of the PWM and representative from China Embassy and Airport Mall









Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in DPMM FC, News, RA News


Pray for MH370 

Join us and share your messages of hope and compassion at The Airport Mall, Monday 24th March 2pm



DPMM FC faces Tampines Rovers 

Clash of the titans tonight

It’s too early for clash of the title contenders match, right? This is an interesting scenario where defending champions Tampines Rovers will be fighting for all the points against another unbeaten side DPMM FC at the Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium tonight.

Both DPMM FC and Tampines Rovers have a perfect record with 3 wins out of three. However, DPMM FC enjoy a slight advantage due to a better goal difference and the host have yet to concede a goal in the S*League competition.

This also will be a match for DPMM FC to avenge for last season’s heavy defeat against Tampines with a 6-2 score line. Rodrigo Tosi was one of the players playing for DPMM FC back them and he shared how he wants to forget that memory of the huge loss last year. He’s currently happy with how things are going for DPMM FC and he gelled pretty well with the new import players. He hopes to score in the fourth successive game and more importantly the win for DPMM FC tonight.

“I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s game. It will be a great occasion and good test for DPMM FC against a more experienced side,” said Roy O’Donovan, DPMM FC’s marquee player. About scoring his first goals for DPMM FC, he already felt confident on his game and nothing has changed for him. He prioritizes the victory over scoring another goal.

The forward took some time to settle in DPMM FC and broke his scoring duck in the last game with two goals against Home United at Jalan Besar Stadium last week. He shared how they are a few teams that are title contenders including DPMM FC and the best thing for DPMM FC now is to stay focused.

“Experience is just as good as youth and speed. The match will be the clash of the two different styles and hopefully football is the winner,” was the response from O’Donovan when asked about the experience and the aging players of Tampines Rovers.

Training session yesterday for DPMM FC players

Steve Kean remains confident for tonight’s game

Will Rodrigo Tosi score for the fourth successive time?

DPMM FC’s coach Steve Kean doesn’t feel the pressure of facing defending champions Tampines Rovers. “No, football is about respect and you put the competition aside. We just need to keep trying on our own team’s abilities. We still have many steps that we can improved on. We are getting there. We are going on the right direction,” said Kean.

“We are actually competing against ourselves and get to the maximum, then obviously we have to play against our opposition and we can only get better. Last week (game) was better than previous game so we are really confident.”

In other news, DPMM FC management announced that there will be a lucky draw for the upcoming match on Sunday. The grand prizes are one return ticket to Jakarta for one and one return to Kuala Lumpur for one. The prizes are sponsored by Royal Brunei Airlines. This draw is only eligible for paying spectators ($5 and $8) and the winners will be announced on the scoreboard at half-time during the match between DPMM FC vs Tampines Rovers FC this Sunday. There will be other consolation prizes as well.



Energy Week 2014 

It’s happening tomorrow. Mark your dates.

Here you go, peeps!! For your info, the Energy Week 2014 will start tomorrow (Monday) until Saturday at the BRIDEX International Conference Centre and also Royal Brunei Polo & Riding Club in Jerudong. Below are some sneak preview pictures on what to expect for this year’s Energy Week.

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam will officiate the event tomorrow and also launching the “Energy White Paper Brunei Darussalam”. The theme for this year is “Sustainable Energy for Brunei Darussalam’s Prosperity” which aims to promote the Energy White Paper Brunei Darussalam in line with Brunei’s Vision of 2035.

There will be more than 60 exhibitors and it’s the biggest event organised by the Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office (EDPMO). So do expect a lot of discounted stuff on energy saving products during the exhibition. Of course, one of the main draw is the involvement of youth, career, employment (including maritime) and business opportunities in the energy industry. There are more than 1,000 job opportunities available so don’t be shy to bring yourself and apply for these spots.

The other thing I’m looking forward to is the copy of the publication entitled “You Can Make A Difference, Brunei Oil and Gas: Where Opportunities Await You”. It’s a series of stories shared by the employees on their experience working in oil and gas industry. They will be at the Energy Week to talk to the public and be role models for the youth.


Behind the scenes for Energy Week 2014 

Brunei Maritime Academy (BMA)





Check out this publication. Hope to see some of them during the exhibition.

Below are some of the things you can watch out. Thanks, Rachel Thein, for the updates :p

Launching Ceremony. Monday it will be, the launch of the Brunei Darussalam Energy White Paper will take place, along with the launch of the Brunei Oil and Gas Book. opening of the Energy Exhibition and Energy Industry Competence Framework, Brunei Maritime Academy and Job Fair.

Energy Exhibition. The Energy Exhibition, themed “Energy Efficiency and Conservation and Renewable Energy”, will take place at Exhibition Hall 2 at BRIDEX throughout the Energy Week.

Youth Energy Dialogue. This is the one that I really, really encourage the youth to participate in. the dialogue will focus on the role of youth in the future and the importance of their aspirations, initiatives and actions in shaping the energy future. The theme is “Sustainable Energy: Our Future, Our Choice’’. It will take place on Tuesday 25th March.

Local Business Development Forum. A platform for participants to exchange dialogue on issues, challenges and practical learnings that are important for local business development in Brunei. An international key speaker will be present to share his experiences a on local business development. This will take place on Wednesday 26th March.

For more details, you can view their website energyweek.gov.bn and you can follow their updates on instagram @energyweek_nbd and their hashtag #energweekbn2014














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Energy Week starting Monday 

Media briefing yesterday at the Energy Division at the Prime Minister’s Office

It’s happening on starting Monday at the BRIDEX Exhibition Centre and it is organized by the Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office. The theme for this year is ‘Sustainable Energy for Brunei Darussalam Prosperity’, Energy Week 2014 which aims to promote awareness among the community about the importance of energy sources, and the need to conserve them. Yesterday I attended the media briefing on what to expect for Energy Week 2014.

The organizer urged the public especially job seekers to attend the event as it will be a total of 5 days (the longest exhibition event being hosted so far) and there are many job opportunities up for grabs as well in the oil & gas industry. The interesting new opportunity is the Brunei Maritime Academy and they are also looking for new intakes. Hence this will be the best time to be part of the team and they will have a booth and exhibition for the youths to find out more about maritime opportunities. I can assure you that it will be a great experience.

I shall spare more details about Energy Week later today. For now, you can surf their official website here and mark your dates of Energy Week 2014 (24th March to 29th March 2014).



Brunei Lego Meet 2014 

Mabohai Shopping Complex, in partnership with Brunei Usergroup Lego and Technique (BULAT), will be holding the Brunei Lego Meet 2014, from Friday, 21st March till Sunday, 23rd March 2014.

The Brunei Lego Meet 2014 will feature special activities which are geared to encourage more people to participate by bringing their own Lego sets and minifigures. Among the activities will include a community speed build, where members and those who are willing to participate can register on FB to bring their unbuilt sets and build them on the spot with other collectors which will then be exhibited. There will also be an Instagram game called “Find the Mini Fig”. On Sunday, 23rd March, everyone with Lego minifigurines is encouraged to bring them to Mabohai to help establish a record for the most minifigs in one location.

Globalart, the newest shop to open at the complex, will hold their Grand Opening on Sunday, 23rd March, 2104 as part of the festivities, and will hold a Lego themed colouring competition.

Lego Mindstorms will also be participating in the event with their “Mindstorms Camp”, a series of hands on activities that will teach participants to create robots out of Lego and program them with various commands. Lego Mindstorms will start their activity from Friday till Sunday.

Happening tomorrow at Mabohai Shopping Complex

The Management of Mabohai Shopping Complex said:

“The Brunei Lego Meet 2014 is one of our major activities to help the community, in this case the Lego enthusiasts and collectors. We are very happy to support the group by being the official venue partner for this prestigious event. We invite the public to be part of this event, either as participant or spectator and enjoy the passion of Lego building and collecting.”

For members of the public who would like to participate, please visit the Brunei Usergroup Lego and Technique FB page to register. Visit our website at Mabohai Shopping Complex for upcoming activities or visit our FB page and like us to get more updates.

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



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