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27
Apr

Team Ironman

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Keep Cool 
 


Check out the Predator series at Concepts Computer
 

 

  
 

 

#NazleeCahaya 
 

The Sneaks 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
 

Whose side are you on? 
 


Are you Team Ironman or Team Cap? I’m definitely team yellow and red
 


Yea… A whole bunch of us are gonna catch this at The Mall Cineplex
 

Oh yes… Finally it’s here. The premiere of the final instalment of Captain America called Civil War. This is a prelude to The Avengers 3 and some even called it Avengers 2.5 as it involved all the characters except for The Hulk and Thor. I’ve watched the trailer many times and I have no doubt that this will be an awesome show. For many reasons. One being directed by the Russo brothers who were responsible for Captain America: The Winter Soldier which I love a lot. The second reason being is that it’s a Marvel universe where D.C has fallen flat in the wars of the superhero universe.

There’s even a critic who wrote “Packed to bursting with the one ingredient “Batman V Superman” lacked: Joy”. I’m quite surprised that many critics gave this flick a thumbs up and so far it has scored 97% on Rotten Tomatoes as compared to Batman V Superman’s 28%. Judging from the critics, this could be the biggest superhero movie of 2016. Period. Now the question is, will it top Batman V Superman’s box office earnings of USD 860 million worldwide. I’m pretty sure that it will be able to since it garnered USD 715 million for Winter Soldier worldwide.

I’ll be catching Captain America: Civil War with my buddies tonight at The Mall Cineplex so do watch out for my reviews soon on my podcast.

 

The trailer TV Spot for The Jungle Book

 

 


Check out the reviews. Click to read more
 

 

  
 

Counter Strike Tournament 
 

 

Times Square Shopping Centre will be organizing its first-ever Counter Strike Global Offensive Gaming Tournament on the 29th April, Friday until 1st of May 2016, Sunday from 10:00am to 10:00pm. It is open to all ages with only 5 team members allowed in a team, with one substitute.

The event, which is co-organized by Netcom, will provide interested participants the opportunity to experience the battle of the Counter Strike Global Offensive live, and for the public to witness it at the atrium of Times Square. The competition will be a single-elimination tournament where only winners of the first round will be eligible to proceed to the next round. There will also be amazing prizes sponsored by Netcom to be won. Interested participants will need to attach a receipt of any amount from any branches of Netcom in Brunei Darussalam, along with the registration form which can be retrieved from the lucky draw counter at Times Square Shopping Centre.

Throughout this Counter Strike Global Offensive Gaming Tournament, there will also be a Razer Roadshow by Netcom where there will be amazing Razer products and Gaming equipment. Moreover, DxRacer chairs will also be used during the tournament to allow gamers to “Sit better. Work harder. Game longer.”

Times Square is also glad to announce that we will be holding our annual Ramadhan Fair on the 21st June until 5th July 2016. Interested vendors may contact Times Square Management Office at 2338208 or 2338006 during office hours. You may also find out about all the upcoming events by visiting tsqbrunei.com or simply following Times Square Shopping Centre’s pages on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

  
 

 

Business Epson Printers 
 


Eric Tang, Epson Malaysia’s Sales Manager Retail Division (2nd from left) and Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer (2nd from right) with Concepts Computer associates during the launch of the new Epson printers, the Work Force edition.
 


Eric Tang giving a quick presentation on the strengths of the new Epson printers ideal for businesses
 

You have heard of the L series of Epson printers (popular among teachers and students), suitable for home use. Now comes the business segment from the latest edition of Epson inkjet printers.

So if you are looking for efficiency, speed and quality, then I highly recommend you the Epson Workforce models – Epson WF-5111 or the Epson WF-5261 or the Epson WF-100 (mobile printer).

The said printers were launched at Brilliance Hall at Concepts Computer with Eric Tang, Epson Malaysia’s Sales Manager Retail Division, giving a quick presentation on the new Epson printers.

What caught my eye is the Epson WF-100 model. Why? It’s very portable and plus it’s wifi ready too. Perhaps the most interesting thing is that it can be power up using your power bank.. Awesome!!! I like the light weight of the printer and weighs 1.6 kg so you can actually bring it around for emergency purposes. Surprisingly this printer givers the best print out resolution as compared to the bigger printers. It can produce up to 5,670 x 1,440 dpi on a photo paper. Impressive!!

The bigger models are the WF-5111 and WF-5261, both coming with wide range of connectivity and mobile printing solutions. You can make use of your smartphone and download the app for printing purposes too. The other plus signs for these models are that it will give you significant savings through minimal usage of electricity, unlike laser printers which relies a lot on heat.

 


The Epson WF-5111
 


The Epson WF-5261
 


The awesome portable Epson WorkForce WF-100
 

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive shared that Concepts Computers will always move forward and strive to add the latest and best for our customers to choose from, which is why we’re bringing these 3 models into the Bruneian market.” Zul continued, “As can be expected from Epson and Concepts, these 3 models will be cost-effective and high in quality, printers that businesses can depend on day-in day-out.

Eric Tang said that “We at Epson believe that the Bruneian market is at a great position for expansion and with the growth of SMEs in Brunei Darussalam, these Epson WorkForce printers are perfect for that as well.“ Eric also added, “And with Concepts being our techinical service provider in Brunei, we are confident that Bruneians can put their trust in our products, building a solid foundation of ‘Peace of Mind’ to grow their productivity and businesses.”

Now for the price: The Epson WorkForce WF-5621 will be available at Concepts Computer for $468, the Epson WorkForce WF-5111 will be available for $268, while the mobile Epson WorkForce WF-100 will be available for only $218. Also note that Concepts Computer will be running trade-in offers for certain products and models.

Concepts will also have a month-end promo where every purchase of $30 and above will entitle a free $10 Concepts voucher. For more information regarding the month-end celebrations (on-going from 27th to 30th of every month) and the eligibility of receiving the give-away $10 vouchers, or the trade-in offers, or any other enquiries regarding Concepts Computer and their range of products, please call 2233551, 2233552 or 2233553, or visit your nearest Concepts Computer retail outlet.

 


Any purchase above $30 and you will be entitled to $10 voucher which is valid from 27th to 30th of every month). A better reason to buy the Epson printers
 


I got myself Easi cards from the $10 voucher 😀
 

 

  
 

10
Dec

The force awakes in a week’s time

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Realistic gaming experience 
 


Check out the Acer monitors to enhance your gaming experience
 

 

Selling like hotcakes 
 


@ennelynn (left) bought 5 pieces of the the NEW ERA STAR WARS™ limited edition collection at Cap City last Saturday. Image courtesy of @thecapcity.
 

The snapbacks are gone. During the first day launch of the @thecapcity NEW ERA STAR WARS™ limited edition collection last Saturday, many showed up and chose their favourite caps and some even bought in numbers as collections. With the huge hype of Star Wars movie releasing next week, the Star Wars fever has arrived and this shows how much impact the brand has in the community.

According to the franchise owner Soon Wing, over half the stock are gone after two days of release. I bought my Darth Vader version and I’m happy with my purchase.

Cap City is located on the 2nd floor at the arcade area of The Mall, Gadong. Cap City is an authorised distributor for well-known brands such as Dope, Huf, New Era, Obey and also Negative.

 


R2D2 caps
 


Darth Vader (my favourite)
 


Huge turnout last Saturday at Cap City (Brunei)
 


Posing with Wil at Cap City
 


Familiar faces with purchases of the NEW ERA STAR WARS™ limited edition collection
 

 

 

Epson printers 
 


The best-selling original ink tank system printer in Southeast Asia. Now available at Concepts Computer
 

 

No sweeps for the Koreans 
 


South Korean top seed Jeong Yeongseok (2nd L) the boys’ singles champion with Acting Senior Special Duties Officer at the Department of Youth and Sports, Mariam Ulat (L) and Brunei Darussalam Tennis Association officials John Chia (2nd R) and Hj Zuraimi Abdul Sani during the presentation of the 52nd ITF Junior Circuit Group 5 at the Brunei National Tennis Centre of the Hassanal Bolkiah Sports Complex.
 


Chinese-Taipei’s Shih Hsin-Yuan with her singles title in the 52nd ITF Junior Circuit Group 5.
 

All the finals were played in the final two days of the 52nd ITF Junior Circuit Group 5 which took place at the Brunei National Tennis Centre. The Koreans blew away their chances to sweep all the trophies in the singles and doubles. Only the top seeded player from South Korea Jeong Yeongseok clinched one title in the boys’ draw where he beat his compatriot Hong Seung Heon (6th seed) in one sided final 6-0 6-0.

In the girls’ finals, Chinese-Taipei’s Shih Hsin-Yuan overpowered another Korean finalist Gwak Mi Ryung 6-3 6-1. It must be a gruelling affair for Gwak as she had to endure hours of tennis, being involved in both doubles and single matches. She also had another runner-ups trophy in doubles losing in straight sets the Japanese duo of Hiyori Ito and Funa Koazaki 6-3 7-6.

The boy’s doubles event also produced some great tennis but it was the Japanese duo that prevailed and held their serve through the match. James Kent Trotter and Shinji Hazawa erased their miseries in singles (quarter-final and semi-final respectively) and overcame the Koreans, Jeong Yeongseok and Hong Seung Heon 6-4 6-4.

It was such a wonderful display of tennis last week and it shows that Brunei is far away from the standards set by the regional contestants. I could see that our young players have the desire and will power to learn and they have the fundamentals of being on the courts with the guidance of the self-employed tennis coach Aiman Abdullah who has dedicated his time and efforts to the students.

I’m an avid player myself and regularly join Aiman’s tennis session from time to time. Thank you for your contribution and I hope for the bright future of tennis in the Sultanate. Keep up the great work!

 


Izzanie Abu Bakar, BDTA’s assistant secretary general, with James Kent Trotter and Shinji Hazawa with their boy’s doubles trophies
 


The girl’s doubles runners-up Suh Yuseung and Gwak Mi Ryung
 


The girl’s doubles champions Hiyori Ito and Funa Koazaki
 


The boy’s doubles runners-up Hong Seung Heon and Jeong Yeongseok
 


Group photo with the guest of honour, winners, organisers and helpers
 


The ball boys and girls of the finals
 


Aiman’s students
 


Gwak Mi Ryung serving during the girl’s finals. She lost 6-3 6-1 to Shih Hsin-Yuan.
 


Some of the spectators during the finals
 


Shih Hsin-Yuan was seeded 16th and she won the girl’s singles tournament against Gwak Mi Ryung
 


The girl’s doubles final last Saturday
 


Aiman Abdullah played the role of a linesman in the finals
 


Most of the matches he played, top seed Jeong Yeongseok cracked a smile or two
 

 

08
Dec

It’s Peppering time

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Epson making a mark 
 


The management of Concepts Group of Companies with Eric Tang, Sales Manager of Epson Malaysia (4th from right) at the unveiling of Epson signage at Concepts Computer outlet in Kiulap this morning
 

Worldwide, Epson has made a mark and it continues to provide an extensive line-up of easy-to-use printers and it’s no surprise the Epson printers are doing quite well in the Brunei market. They provide multifunction photo printers, business printers and now they are known for their ink tank printers. Epson’s latest office inkjet printers feature the newly developed PrecisionCore print heads which boast a significantly large number of nozzles in each row, resulting in high-speed, high-quality printing.

In the projector line, Epson has been in the No.1 Worldwide Projector Market leader for the past 13 years. It employs the 3LCD technology which allows projectors to accurately project images that are bright, natural and easy on the eyes. It can be used for education, business and even at homes.

Today Concepts Computer proudly unveiled a new signage of Epson, a rolling type gimmick to catch the attention of the eyes of the public. Unveiling the Epson signage were Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, Alice Chan, Finance Controller of Concepts Group of Companies, Pao Jia Wan, Business Development Executive of Concepts Group of Companies, Eric Tang, Sales Manager, Epson Malaysia with the associates of Concepts Computer.

 


Unveiling the new Epson signage
 


A doa to bless the event
 


The canvas paper actually rolls every 15 minutes
 


The most popular Epson printers among teachers – the L220.. Highly recommended
 


Check out the deals on Epson printers at Concepts Computer
 

 

 

Pepper your taste 
 


Christopher Tan, Manager of Franchise Department for Pepper Lunch Management Division, Suntory Food & Beverage International (in white), Howard Hii, Managing Director of Universal Food & Beverage (3rd from right, back row), Chewng Yee Kiat, Area Manager, Operation Department for Pepper Lunch Management Division (right, back row) with the staff of Pepper Lunch Brunei
 


The Pepper Rice beef
 

A new franchise in town. It has taken Brunei by storm. When anything new opens in Brunei, there’s always a huge interest especially when it comes to franchise and strong brands. Pepper Lunch is one of those brand and it’s originated from Japan. For your info, this is the 211th outlet in Asia Pacific region and the Brunei franchisee plans to open another one in the near future.

The soft opening happened last weekend and it was no surprised that it was a busy weekend and even this week as many thronged to taste the new flavour in town.

In town was Christopher Tan, Manager of Franchise Department for Pepper Lunch Management Division, Suntory Food & Beverage International (based in Singapore). He was in the Sultanate to make sure the outlet opened smoothly and trained the local staff in order to reach the quality required as a Pepper Lunch franchisee.

Howard Hii, Managing Director of Universal Food & Beverage (Brunei) and also the master franchisee for Pepper Lunch (Brunei) was excited with the new adventure in the F&B business. He had undergone intensive training to learn the ropes of running and managing the outlet as well as learning the SOPs of Pepper Lunch. His biggest challenge was working in one of the outlets in Singapore where it served 400 pax in a day during his training period recently. Of course, he is a big fan of Pepper Lunch and I could tell the passion and dedication from him to bring the franchise to Brunei.

I had my first taste of Pepper Lunch last year with Ciara and her friends at One Utama food court area (Kuala Lumpur) and I was already impressed then. My favourite dishes so far are the Cheesy Omelette and my combo of Premium Beef and Hamburg with the Japanese curry sauce. The signature dish is definitely the Pepper Rice (beef, chicken and salmon to name a few).

For your information, this is a sizzling concept where you have to cook the meat by stirring and mixing on the sizzling plate while it’s still…. well, sizzling until the meat is cooked and ready for consumption. This is Do-It-Yourself concept and it won’t take that long actually.

The first outlet is located at the new area just next to Regent Square, Kiulap. The building is at Setia Kenangan 2 (don’t get confused with the original Setia Kenangan building). It opens from 10am to 10pm daily. You can follow them on Pepper Lunch Brunei Facebook Page or instagram @pepperlunchbn for more updates.

 


Winnie enjoying her first taste of Pepper Lunch
 


The tasty Cheesy Omelette (must try)
 


One of the available side dishes or you can have it as your combo set meal
 


Loo having his first Pepper Lunch meal in Brunei
 


My favourite combo meal – Premium Beef with Hamburg.. Yummy..
 


The popular sauces for Pepper Lunch – Honey Brown sauce and Garlic sauce
 


The interior of Pepper Lunch outlet in Brunei
 

 

29
Nov

Recovery 2.0

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

16 and counting…. 
 


Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer and his spouse Alice Chan and family members with the management of Concepts Computer
 

 

16 years have gone by so fast. And yes, this is slightly late post for my blog. Concepts Computer Sdn Bhd celebrated their 16th year anniversary two weeks ago and it was held at the Brilliance Hall at Concepts Computer premise.

There was a welcoming remark Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer and he was ecstatic with the company’s achievement in the past few months. Perhaps the biggest milestone for the company was the official appointment as the first local distributor for Microsoft for SMB and Consumer Sector. They have also achieved great success for Acer (Top Achiever Award), Epson (High Achiever Award for Retail Business Development) and Concepts was also appointed the authorised Service Provider for Brother International Products.

The company also feted long serving staffs who have worked for a very long time in the organisation. There are Dk Amallizawati for her 8 years of service; Zul Abdul Rahman for his 10 years; Azoani and Misinah for 13 years; Azalinah for 14 years; Ani Suryani for 15 years and lastly, Sumarddy Eddy for 16 years.

The media was also invited to celebrate the occasion and Vincent also dedicated a special lucky draw for the members of the media. The night was full of celebrations with performances, lucky draw and mini games as part of their entertainment.

I wish Vincent Pao and his team a brighter success in the coming future. Keep up the great work 😀 Oh yea, I won myself an Acer phone *Woohoo*

 


Sumarddy Eddy for 16 years of service with Concepts Computer
 


Misinah for 13 years of service with Concepts Computer
 


Azalinah for 14 years of service with Concepts Computer
 


Dk Amallizawati for 8 years of service with Concepts Computer
 


Zul Abdul Rahman for 10 years of service with Concepts Computer
 


A long service staff of Vincent Pao’s being recognised as well
 


The special lucky draw for the media
 


Peter winning an Acer projector and Azlan winning a notebook for the special lucky draw for the media
 


Ak Fairol content with his lucky draw prize
 


Vincent Pao giving his welcoming remarks
 


Some in-house performances from the staff
 


Mini games
 


The top three lucky draw winners during the dinner
 

 

07
Feb

4X4

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

It’s all about learning 


Pooja (2nd from left) and Rahul (3rd from left) just recently joined as members of Brunei Speakers’ Club and they did their ice breaker speech. They were with their speech evaluators Ong Yin and Chris Woo who both work in the education sector. Click image to read the blog entry.
 


Chen Ling, one of the guests attempting Table Topics. Click image to read more.
 

Ever since I rejoined the Brunei Speakers’ Club back in July 2014, it has been an interesting journey and I’m really grateful that I am able to learn and let down my ego that there is still plenty room for growth in me as an individual. One thing I truly learnt is contribution and that has made me very committed in helping the club in any possible means. This is the platform that instills its vision on improving leadership skills and personal growth.

This won’t be possible with the energetic members and friends that have been supporting toastmasters. It has redefined the person I am and also cemented my true core values as an individual. I am here to contribute and I am here to learn.

You can click for our latest toastmasters meeting recap from Brunei Speakers’ Club and nicely written, Supatra, another dedicated toastmaster. It’s good that we have a blog entry weekly to keep up to date with the members and also for the benefit of the public on what we truly learn in toastmasters and it’s not just about public speaking.

Do join our weekly meeting every Tuesday at 7:30pm at Seameo Voctech and I will presenting my fifth speech as part of my toastmasters manual (competent communicator) as I’m rushing for the Toastmasters International Speech competition. I have to complete my sixth speech in order to qualify. Wish me luck 😀

  

 

The Concepts Vans 


The management and associates of Concepts Computer with Richard Soo, from Acer Miri, at the launch of the Concepts Computer Supplier vans yesterday

Concepts Computer has been around 14 years and they still continue their branding presence in the Sultanate. Soon they will be celebrating their 15th year anniversary. They have been expanding their services from hardware (introducing top of the line Acer products) to software (tying up with Microsoft Brunei and Mars Enterprise) to after sales service to their newly introduced service – logistics (with their newly launched vehicles, two Nissan vans with Concepts Computer design).

This is just in time before the lunar year and Concepts Computer continue their presence with their brand awareness through advertising with their commercial vehicles. This is to stay ahead of the game and Concepts Computer is definitely the biggest IT retailer in Brunei, a vision by Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer that has become reality.

With the new vehicles, the company can provide better and faster delivery of goods from their stores to their customers. This will create more confidence to the customers that Concepts Computer can provide the best service.

Also present during the launch of the newly purchased vehicles were Alice Chan of Concepts Computer, Richard Soo, Acer Area Manager of Miri, Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer and the associates of Concepts Computer.

 


Giving blessing to the new transport from Concepts Computer
 


Giving blessing to the new transport from Concepts Computer
 


One has the Epson brand
 


The other Acer brand

  

 

Joining forces 


Jerudong Park Medical Centre associates with the Japanese delegates from Kyuushuu-Brunei Club from Japan

The Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) received a group of visitors from the Kyuushuu-Brunei Club from Japan on 5 February 2015.

The Japanese delegates were welcomed by the Management of the Jerudong Park Medical Centre.
The objective of the club’s visit was to enhance and strengthen the relationship between Kyuushuu and Brunei Darussalam.

A total of 9 people were present from the Kyuushuu-Brunei club during the visit headed by Ms. Che Kyungmi.

During the visit, JPMC’s Marketing Officer, Ak Danny Pg Tajuddin gave a brief presentation about Jerudong Park Medical Centre accompanied with a question and answer session.

The delegates also toured around Jerudong Park Medical Centre, including The Brunei Cancer Centre (TBCC), led by JPMC’s Administrative Manager, Muhammad bin Haji Abd Ghani.

Kyuushuu is the third largest island of Japan and most south-westerly of its four main islands.

  

04
Sep

4 points unlocked

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

 

Acer Liquid Smartphones

Check out Acer Liquid smartphones
 

 

Peugeot Hari Raya Promotion 
 


Click image to enter Peugeot Brunei’s website
 

 

Citroën Brunei 
 


Click image to enter Citroën Brunei 
 

   
 

BIBD’s latest promotion


Top up tia. Click image to enter website.
 

  

9th National Youth Day 
 

His Majesty attends the 9th National Youth Day

 

His Majesty the Sultan awarding to national athlete Lee Ying Shi the Excellent Youth Award for being part of the Wushu Team. She brought home the gold medal for wushu at the 27th Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar last year. All images courtesy of Fazizul Haqimie.

His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday called upon the youth to understand and to know how to conduct themselves in a manner that safeguards the nation’s dignity especially in the face of challenges presented in this era of globalisation.

The call was made at the ninth National Youth Day celebration held yesterday at the Indoor Stadium where His Majesty advised youths to take heed of the challenges of the 21st century laid out before them in the form of opportunities for change.

His Majesty said that the youth, whose numbers make up almost 50 per cent of the population, are ‘Agents of Change’ and in fact they constitute the group having the most potential to shape the nation in any form they choose.

“On the subject of change, all of us, especially the youth, must be cautious and wise in evaluating and choosing our options. Because not all change is good, in fact there are even some that we need to avoid, such as those changes that bring about a negative impact or ones that contrast our national aspirations.”

Before bringing about or creating change, the character of our youth must be clear, solid and forthright with an excellent foundation which is filled (immersed) with religious and cultural values so that later on, the changes that are decided on will not be overwhelmed by undesirable elements, said His Majesty.
“If pretence is evident in a certain change, then this change is not welcomed, because its presence will not bring about any good but instead will invite harm.”

His Majesty pointed out that this is typical, in the name of change, “If it is destructive in nature, then the society that receives it will suffer because of it.”

“We in Brunei, need to be careful in this type of situation. Seek and plan for change that is constructive, not destructive. Do not study or take example from lessons that are counterproductive, but study from those and they that are worthy of being modeled.”

“This is the ideal way of conducting one self. It is important that the youth understand this. Conducting oneself also means having the ability to take command of a situation when needed.”

This is where the youth must not take lightly any challenge that is presented before them, but instead embrace the call of this year’s National Youth Day theme which is: Bersatu Menghadapi Cabaran Abad ke 21.

This century is filled with many challenges, pointed out His Majesty. “There can be no escaping from these challenges, whether constructive or destructive. If constructive, it is only right that we welcome it with passion, however, if it is destructive, then it is necessary that we successfully reject and avoid it.”

“If we are successful in rejecting this sort of challenge, then we are our own saviours; protecting ourselves; and guarding our people and our country.”

The youth must step up and rise to become this guardian. Transform the situation with the best of interests. Let it be forever peaceful and pleasant, entwined with unity, harmony and understanding.

His Majesty also expressed his heartiest congratulations to the Brunei Young Wasps for their performance during the recent Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy.

His Majesty revealed that, “this championship was also recognised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) as the greatest youth football championship in the region. Undeniably this is a great achievement in the World’s Sports for Peace and Development agenda.” Text courtesy of Nadzri Zailani and Amanda Yap of The Brunei Times. Images courtesy of Fazizul Haqimie.

 


The Youth Day ceremony taking place at Indoor Stadium
 


His Majesty the Sultan touring the booths
 

His Majesty talking to a youth

Three individuals and a youth association were honoured with the annual youth awards during the Ninth National Youth Day celebrations yesterday.

This year’s awards included the “Youth Leader Award for Distinguished Service”, “Youth Service Award”, “Excellent Youth Award” and the “Youth Association Award”.

The “Youth Leader Award for Distinguished Service” was bagged by Mohd Zefri Ariff Mohd Zain Ariff.

The award is annually given to a candidate, contributing significantly to youth progress, and development. It is also awarded in recognition of efforts in shaping Bruneian youth to become competent, visionary and ethical.

According to his award citation, Md Zefri is actively involved in youth movements and has held senior positions with various associations in the country since 1996, including the post of Secretary-General of the Brunei Youth Council and group head of the Putra Seni Group (KPS).

He has also held positions outside the country, such as the Vice-President of the Asian Youth Council, and Treasurer of the Committee for ASEAN Youth Cooperation (CAYC). Md Zefri’s involvement in youth movements focuses mainly on arts, particularly in the field of theatre and drama, including writing scripts which see the participation of many youth. This year’s “Youth Service Award” went to Anwar Mohammad, founder and chairman of the Society for Community Outreach and Training (SCOT), a non-government organisation.

SCOT was first established in 2011, and while relatively new, the association has actively progressed through Anwar’s leadership, who has shown persistence, responsibility and commitment in promoting youth efforts in the country up to the international level. Based on his award citation, Anwar is also actively involved in the operation of community-based programmes which intend to create environmental awareness, and excels academically, having received numerous awards while studying at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).

Speaking to The Brunei Times, the SCOT Chairman thanked the government of His Majesty for recognising the organisation’s contributions throughout these years.

“InsyaAllah, we will continue to contribute towards the nation-building, especially towards youth, through our projects at SCOT.

“Through our projects, we will help the underprivileged – any vulnerable groups within the community – so they can get out of the cycle of poverty,” Anwar said.The “Excellent Youth Award” went to national athlete Lee Ying Shi, well-known for being part of the wushu team, which brought home the country’s first gold medal for wushu at the 27th Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar last year.

This award is given to an active youth, contributing outstanding service as well as bringing honour to the country. It also recognises those who excel and put in hard work with determination.

Lee said that receiving the award was not a surprise to her. She said that she was a bit nervous and felt honoured while receiving the award from His Majesty, and intends to keep contributing to the country via wushu.

All the three recipients of the awards received plaques, certificates, woven fabric (kain tenunan) and $3,000 in cash.

Meanwhile, the “Youth Association Award” was given to the Putra Seni Group (KPS). KPS additionally received a plaque, a certificate and $5,000 in cash. Text courtesy of Nadzri Zailani and Amanda Yap of The Brunei Times. Images courtesy of Fazizul Haqimie.


His Majesty at one of the booths
 


Good smart, Benny and Shavez
 


His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Malik Bolkiah
 


His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Mateen Bolkiah
  
 

ICON Design Store 
 


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New arrivals at ICON Design Store
 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

  
 

VW mini roadshow 
 

Check out the Volkswagen Tiguan TSI, Vento and Beetle at the Mall Gadong until 7th September

Volkswagen Brunei is currently holding a roadshow which began yesterday and goes on until Sunday, September 7. The roadshow is held at The Mall, Atrium, in Gadong, featuring three of Volkswagen’s latest models; The new Tiguan TSI, the affordable German-engineered Vento and the iconic Beetle.

Each of these model cater to different walks of life. The Tiguan TSI is a compact SUV capable of going through almost all terrains. After its recent launch, it has proven to become a favourite among those who are shopping for a reliable and quality SUV, especially because the Tiguan TSI is packed with features that should make the car cost a lot more than what it costs now.

The German-engineered Vento on the other hand, is the cheapest Volkswagen model to date. Powered by a 1.6-litre engine putting out about 105 horsepowers, this car is the best choice for anyone that wants to own a Volkswagen at a cheaper than normal price. This car was introduced into the Brunei market a few months back to help cater to everyone and to prove that there truly is a Volkswagen for everyone.

The iconic Beetle needs no introduction. The redesigned Beetle just portrays so much more than just a new Beetle. It portrays what a Beetle should look like and it brings back memories to some. With its low roof-line, the Beetle is also no longer a girl’s car, it is now a much sportier and more masculine car that can be driven by anyone. The Beetle which is available in Brunei now comes with leather seats giving the icon a much more luxurious look and feel.

So if any of these cars are in your wishlist, head on down to the roadshow at The Mall in Gadong and ask any of the knowledgeable sales executives to give you a quote on your new Volkswagen.

Another reason why you should visit the roadshow is that Volkswagen is giving away two (2) CBTL vouchers each day to the winner of the selfie contest. How do you do it? Check out the Volkswagen social media sites; Instagram @volkswagenbrunei and Facebook.com/volkswagenbrunei. See you at the Volkswagen roadshow.

 


Check out the Volkswagen Vento
 


Check out the Volkswagen iconic Beetle
 


 

  
 

Buy genuine printer inks
 


Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer Zul Abdul Rahman with the staff of Concepts Computer showcasing the Epson L-Series promotion

The most trending printers in the country – the Epson L-series. Why? It’s economical and it fits just perfect especially for teachers and students when it comes to their assignments. So I’m not surprised that Concepts Computer are bringing in plenty of stocks due to great demand and recommendations from others. The L series, which come in four models — L210, L355, L550 and L1300 — utilise low cost consumables which in turn ensures low cost high volume printing. With two sets of bottled inks, a print yield of 8,000 pages A4 sized prints is expected.

Good thing about the Epson printers is their durability and the refillable inks. Of course, the most affordable one is the L210 series which is valued at $228 and you can print, scan and photocopy. The great deal if you buy from Concepts Computer, you will get another extra set of genuine Espon bottled inks (worth at least $40 while stock last). So every purchase of the selected models ( L210, L355, L550 and L1300), you will get two sets of bottled inks. Awesome deal!!

Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer Zul Abdul Rahman added that third party modifications of printers are one of the main concerns for printing solution providers as it affects print quality, machine durability and unfamiliar refillable inks can be toxic, therefore Epson is putting long term effort in its research and development to curb the problem. Hence, this is a great awareness program to spread the disadvantages of using third party inks. Concepts Computer will not honour the warranty should their customers resort to using third party inks. If you are uncertain about the third party or having doubts whether the bottled inks are legit, you can drop by the Concepts Computer showroom for clarification.

So do remember to claim your free set of original Epson bottled inks when you purchase the selected L-Series. This is definitely a great buy for teachers and students alike.


 


 


Buy any of the selected Epson L-Series and get an extra set of bottled inks
 

  

14
Jul

#HBT2014inAugust

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Acer Liquid Smartphones

 

Check out Acer Liquid smartphones
 

 

Sales at Icon Design Store

 

 
Click to enter website
 
 

 

BIBD Delights 
 

Click image to enter BIBD website
 

 

Peugeot Hari Raya Promotion 
 


Click image to enter Peugeot Brunei’s website
 

 

 

Citroën Brunei 
 


Click image to enter Citroën Brunei 
 

  
 

Notice from Progresif Cellular 
 


Late posting: Back dated 9th July on the issue of the top-up cards from Progresif Cellular.
 

  
 

Awesome deals in Concepts 
 


Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, with associates of Concepts Computer showcasing the IT bundle promotion

Awesome deals now available at Concepts Computer and you purchase the items with their IT bundles in a form of hampers so this make it very ideal for gifts and all. This is the first time also the Concepts Computer are having such bundled promotions for the likes of their customers.

You can enjoy bundles from $18 to $1,118 and you can get items ranging from Epson and Acer from Concepts Computer.

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, shared this is ideal for consumers who have trouble choosing the right products because of the variety of choices. Hence Concepts Computer made it simpler by putting a few items together with an affordable price.

For more information on the IT bundles, visit the nearest Concepts Computer showroom or call 2233551 and 2233552.

 


 


 


 


 


 


  
 

HBT is back!! 
 


Will Brunei retain the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy this August? Image courtesy of The Brunei Times.
Few months ago, there was some doubt whether the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy 2014 will actually happen this year. The supporters were anticipating for another great tournament after Brunei Darussalam won its first HBT tournament back in 2012. Earlier this year, it was slightly quiet and even the management and stakeholders were unsure of the dates for the actual tournament.

Perhaps the highlight earlier this year was when the management were conducting trials for the Brunei U-21 team back in January as they were preparing for the supposedly tournament earlier in April 2014. The plan didn’t materialised in terms of hosting the event in April and it was postponed till further notice. However, this is still great news because this will give ample time for Brunei to prepare for the HBT tournament. They were already many question marks as why the trials were only planned three months before the actual tournament then as it’s never easy to gel new players in the time span given. I’m not pretty sure how the preparations have been since beginning of the year but I’m sure that manager Hj Feisal Hj Eusoff and coach Kwon Oh-Son have sorted this out.

Last weekend was the draw for the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy 2014 and Brunei is now placed in Group B with the likes of Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. In Group A are Timor-Leste, Laos, the Philippines, Myanmar and Thailand. The only one missing here is Indonesia as they won’t be able to compete due to the clashes with the ongoing Indonesian football league.

Well, I still find that a bit odd since Indonesia has a population of 200 million and yet they can’t field a squad of 24 to represent Indonesia U-21. I kinda find that reason to be … ah, no comment. For your info, Indonesia was runner-up in the previous tournament and it was a very heated match, not for the players on the field but for the supporters out there as there were commotions happening prior to the match and during the match. Sometimes when you are too passionate about your country and the ego get the better of you, things are easier to escalate to an uglier scene.

As for a vote of uncertainty, team manager Hj Feisal Hj Eusoff shared that Brunei is not ready for next month’s 5th Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy as he said they are far from being prepared for the August 9-23 regional Under-21 tournament. He said that the players’ are not at the level they should be and further more, they haven’t selected their first eleven, let alone choosing the final 18 squad.

I believe there is still hope for Brunei. They did it two years ago with great difficulty and yet they prevail. Brunei is the defending champion and I believe they can excel to greater heights.

The manager conveyed his thanks to DPMM FC for allowing to use some of their players – Adi Said, Najib and Hendra and also thanked National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) for their never ending support and also to the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.

I shall update you the progress of the Brunei U-21 team. For now, good luck for the preparations.


Team manager Hj Feisal Hj Eusoff during the draw last weekend. Image courtesy of The Brunei Times.
 


Malaysian High Commissioner Datuk Hj Ag Sahak making the draw for Malaysia team. Image courtesy of Borneo Bulletin
 


This is the crowd that we are gonna miss – the Indonesian fans
 


Najib from DPMM FC will be representing Brunei U-21 team
 


Hendra will be in Brunei colours once again this August
 


The actual draw for this year’s HBT 2014
 


Let’s hope that the crowd can be controlled especially when it comes to ticket distribution. Do you think there should be a small value given for the tickets? Image courtesy of @iam_nashar
 

  
 

Wu Chun at Fashion Week 
 


Wu Chun with Giorgio Armani at Fashion Week in France

As glamorous haute couture creations takes the runway in paris, media from around the globe gather at Paris for the pre-fall and winter collection Fashion Week in the months of July. Not only that, fashion enthusiasts from around the world fly in to Paris during this month to enjoy the great summer sales and at the same time, trying to get a glimpse of all the world renowned designers and celebrities at all the famous museum which are used as the venue for most of the fashion show for the top designers in the fashion industry.

Wu Chun who has been recognised as a fashion figure in the showbiz partly because of his well-built physical appearance has a close relationship with some of the top fashion designer brands in the world and has attended numerous fashion shows or invited as the spokesperson for the opening ceremony for the designer stores.

Christian Dior’s couture show in Paris on Monday was the fashion equivalent of a concept album.The show was held at Musée Rodin’s gardens in a circular tent decorated with thousands of white orchids and displayed the latest confections by Belgian designer Raf Simons.

Extended over six segments, models dressed in everything from full-skirted ballgowns to full-length fur coats, chiffon slips and embroidered parachute silk boilersuits walked around a circular white room wrapped in chrome and covered – floor to ceiling – in white orchids. It even had a soundtrack of alpha experimentalists Sonic Youth.

This year, Wu Chun was invited to experience the Fashion week in Paris where he had the chance to sit in the front row with some of the top celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence who fame has shot up during the last few years with her blockbuster hit, The Hunger game. Wu Chun was also joined by the Harry Potter female lead actress, Emma Watson,Charlize Theron and Sean Penn at the Christian Dior Fashion Show. Put together, it was a dizzying expression of creative director Raf Simons’ vision for this revered Parisian house: futuristic, red carpet friendly and art-house all at once.

In the show notes, Simons said the Dior collection was about bringing “the attitude of contemporary reality to something very historical” and finding something modern as the result. This concept collection – assured, new but rich with varied reference – suggests he might have done just that.

The Simons effect at Dior sent couture sales soaring by 14% to £601m in the last six months of 2013. This, in turn, has boosted the ready-to-wear side of the business. Asia and the US are emerging as the markets where Dior does particularly well. Monday’s couture outing will only boost a house on the up.
According to Wu Chun,” The things that excite me this time is i am attending the Haute Couture collection fashion shows which is very much difference from the Ready-to-wear collection. Couture collection are all the limited edition pieces and i was amazed by all the creativities and workmanship of the highest level in the world of fashion.Of course, being alongside all the hollywood A-lists was a blast experience for me as well.”

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Woohoo. I see Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson
 


 


Wu Chun at the Fashion week
 


Wu Chun posing for the camera

Quotes from Wu Chun – “”Its great to be back to Paris again, the city of ‘Fashion’ and feel honoured to be invited to Chanel, Christian Dior and Giorgio Armani Fashion shows during my 4 days trip. Its such a pleasure to wear the suit personally selected by My Giorgio Armani, a very down to earth icon who had his autograph on a baby Armani Suit for my 9 months old baby boy.”

“Today, fashion is really about sensuality-how a person feels on the inside. In the ’80s women used suits with exaggerated shoulders and waists to make a strong impression. Women are now more comfortable with themselves and their bodies-they no longer feel the need to hide behind their clothes. Fashion is not only about the clothes. Its about your body shape, your personality and the confident you have to express what you wear.”


Wu Chun at the Fashion week
 


Wu Chun selfie-ing with fans
 


Wu Chun having fun in Paris
 

  
 

07
Jul

#Okay

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in Uncategorized

 

Everyone is safe 
 

Breaking news: Official statement from AirAsia: AirAsia confirms there was an incident with Flight AK 278 at Bandar Seri Begawan International Airport, Brunei today at approximately 1600hrs.

All passengers and crew on board disembarked safely and there are no injuries reported for this incident. There were a total of 102 passengers and 7 crew on board.

Our ground services personnel are currently attending to the needs of all passengers concerned.

Our team is working with the relevant authorities to identify the root cause of this incident, and AirAsia will provide further updates as necessary.


Passengers disembarked from flight AK 278 after an unusual landing at Brunei International Airport. Image courtesy of Whatsapp.
 


A personnel from the fire department, helping to carry bags of the passengers to an assembly point. Image courtesy of Whatsapp.
 


Image courtesy of Whatsapp
 


The AirAsia plane that landed unusually on the runaway and skidded off to the grass area. Hats off to the captain of flight AK 278 to ensure everyone is safe. Image courtesy of Whatsapp.
 


Passengers are all safe. Image courtesy of Whatsapp.
 


The bus chauffeuring the passengers to the assembly point
 

  
 

M.Hana Bakery 
 


The famous Tapak Kuda from M. Hana Bakery. Now it’s open for orders
 

Guess what, guys?? You can now order your cakes and biscuits just in time for Hari Raya and for many years, my friends have ordered through M. Hana Bakery because of the choices they have and they are yummy too. For your info, M. Hana Bakery has been one of the biggest household name when it comes to home made cakes and biscuits. But this time, they will only do cakes and cake roll.

The top selling ones are 1) American Chocolate Cake which now has 3 layers instead of 2 previously and 2) Tapak Kuda. Therefore, M. Hana Bakery has stocked up their materials to cater for the growing demand for both items. Other items for order are Kek Lapis Coffee Princess, Bueno Marble Roll, Tik Tak Roll, Kek Vico, Oreo Cheese Cake and many more (just check the order image below).

You can download the order form for cakes and biscuits [here]. The deadline for the final order is on 12th July 2014. For SMS bookings, you can contact 710 4474 or 7153030.

 


Cheese cake 9” x 9” for $15
 


American Chocolate Cake (3 layers) – 6” x 6” for $18 or 9” by 9” for $22
 


Oreo Cheese cake 9” x 9” for $18
 


Cake Vico 9” x 9” for $20
 


Kek Lapis Favourite Nutella 6” x 9” for $30
 


Bueno Marble Roll (Green orange) and Tik Tak Roll (white roll)
 


Kek Lapis Coffee Princess 6” x 9” for $20
 


I’m in love with their Tapak Kuda
 


Peah, Mel and Bakar devouring the Tapak Kuda last night
 


Seng Yee having a roll too
 


Check out the order available. Click image to download order form in PDF format
 

  
 

 

Concepts Computer promo 
 


Pao Jian Wan of Concepts Computer (2nd from left) with Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer with the staff of Concepts Computer unveiling some of models that are going on discounts

This is how Concepts Computer gives back to the community and I always love their promotion because it involves the youth especially students. This is a very great deal for students and even teachers as they enjoy certain discounts on selected items such as the Acer notebooks and Epson printers to name a few or perhaps an Acer smartphone. Not to worry as membership pen drive holders will also benefit from the ongoing “Back-To-School” promotion. Check out the press release below given by Concepts Computer. Thumbs up to the promotion and happy belated to the man behind Concepts Computer, Mr. Vincent Pao. You can follow more updates on Concepts Computer on their Facebook page.

Education is one of the most important part of a healthy and growing society, which is why Concepts Computer is always glad to do promotions when it comes to “Back-To-School” periods. And as July/August is one of the larger “Back-To-School” period in Brunei, that is in terms of returns to primary and secondary schools and also more importantly, in terms of the start of higher education at institutes like UBD and ITB, Concepts Computer will be rolling out a huge selection of specials and promotions from well-known brands like Acer and Epson.

On offer from Concepts Computer is a slew of laptops from Acer, over ten models. Listed will be a sample of models that will be available during this period. First is the Acer Aspire E1-432-29574G50, available in black and on promotion for $468, usual price was $528. The Acer Aspire E1-432-29574G50 is an affordable 14” laptop with an Intel Celeron processor and is perfect as a beginner’s laptop, and a great introduction to IT literacy for young children. Next is the Acer Aspire V5-472P-21174G50, available in 2 colours, either champagne ice or cool steel, selling for $618, down from usual price of $718. The Acer Aspire V5-472P-21174G50 is a great introduction model for those looking to learn touch-screen computing on a Windows 8 machine. With an Intel Pentium processor, 4GB of RAMs and HDMI connectivity, the Acer Aspire V5-472P-21174G50 is also perfect as an at-home multimedia console that streams all of your multimedia onto your High Definition HDMI-connected TV screens.

Next model from Acer is the Acer Aspire V5-473PG-54204G50, also available in 2 colours, champagne ice or cool steel, on offer for $868, usual price was $998. It comes with touch-enabled screen, HDMI connectivity, an Intel i5 processor and a 2GB Nvidia GeForce graphic card, making the Acer Aspire V5-473PG-54204G50 the perfect multimedia laptop on-the-go. Next is the Acer TravelMate P645G-MG-54204G52, available for $1,108 per unit, down from the usual price of $1,308. It is classed as a business laptop, with it’s anti-shock HDDs and Acer’s patented Bio-Protection fingerprint security scanner, making the safety of your business-related data secure wherever you are.

Concepts Computer will also have 2 models from Acer’s portable line of smart phones and tablets, first is the Acer Liquid Z3S smart phone which during this promotion will be $128 and comes with a free 4GB micro-SD card, adding more space to an already affordable and utilitarian smart phone. Next is the Acer Iconia W3, a 32GB Windows OS tablet, on promotion for $398, down from the usual price of $428, making Windows-based smart tablets more affordable.


Acer Iconia W3, a 32GB Windows OS tablet,
 


Some of the Acer notebooks on promotion
 


Many of the Acer Aspire models on promotion
 


Epson printers making a name for itself especially among teachers and students. Now you can enjoy some discounts on selected models of Epson printers

Also on offer will be the full line of Epson L-Series printer with external ink tanks, ranging from the affordable Epson L-210 ultra high-yield all-in-one colour printer to the very robust Epson L-1800 A3 6-colours photo printer. With every purchase of any of the L-Series printer during this “Back-To-School” promotional period, customers are entitled to receive free full set of inks and free ream of papers. All Epson L-Series printers comes with genuine external ink tanks, a full set of bottled inks and 1 year warranty coverage, making the L-Series the best printing solution when it comes to quality and cost.

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer said, “Concepts Computer has always had a close relationship with students and teachers and the Bruneian education sector in general so it’s not a difficult step for us to cater to their needs specifically.” He continued, ”These promotions not only ensure a well-equipped student base in Brunei but also a well educated and IT-literate group of people who will be technically savvy and a huge resource for Brunei as a whole in the future.” Zul also noted that the promotions are not limited to those in higher education like universities or institutes, it is also open to students in primary and secondary education levels.

The “Back-To-School” promotions will be available from the 5th of July til the 26th of July, and will be open to all teachers and students, please bring proof to show that you are either a teacher or student in the form of ID, report cards or a formal letter from the respective educational institute. Also this promotion will be open to all Concepts Computer members, just show your membership pendrives when you make your purchase to take advantage of these promotions. To those who are not members, do not worry, registration will be open during this period as well. For even more information, please visit your nearest Concepts Computer showroom or call 2233551/2/3.


It’s always a great sight to see Vincent Pao behind the camera and working hand-in-hand with the media
 


Concepts Computer associates posing for the media
 


Check out the promotion deals at Concepts Computer
 


Concepts Computer celebrated Vincent’s birthday last week.
 

  
 

 

Revelation of Muslim Clothing 
 

I only dropped by last Saturday just to check out the “Revelation of Muslim Clothing” exhibition. I believe it was a great success and it was great to see big names from Malaysia showcasing their products to the Brunei market and yes, there is such a demand for these products that they offer. The exhibition also had special talks on Aurat and Muslim clothing with the title “Aurat oh Aurat, I Cover Up for Allah SWT”. You will be surprised that there are many things we assume that what covering Aurat is and there are many things to learn about Aurat itself.

The Revelation of Muslim Clothing event also comprises of an area for ‘Used & Wearable Clothing’ as well as Hijabs, Baju Kurungs, Baju Melayu, Jubah, shoes, shirts and pants which is free of charge for the public, as well as 100 over Ramadhan goodies.

One of the names that caught my eye was Miss Nina whom I made acquaintance during her days in Teh Tarik Crew and they did perform once in Brunei Darussalam. I doubt she remembered me *lol* and now she’s doing quite well with her fashion label Mizz Demeanor and Madeena Clothing (a Muslimah fashion label). Another famous designer from Malaysia is Calvin Thoo who was recently in Brunei as well for the showcase.

Check out some of the pictures below. Some of the images taken from @feekscada @madeenamy instagram and images courtesy of Aziz Idris and Syazwani Rosli of Borneo Bulletin.


Hajah Izyan Ahmad Khalidi, the Managing Director of IWN Enterprise, the organiser of the “Revelation of Muslim Clothing”. Image taken by Syazwani Hj Rosli of Borneo Bulletin.
 


Hajah Izyan Ahmad Khalidi presenting Ramadhan goody bags at the event last weekend. Image by Aziz Idris of Borneo Bulletin.
 


Afiqah Ibnu with celebrity Mizz Nina of @medeenamy design line. Image taken from @feekscada
 


Mizz Nina at the event. Image taken from @mizznina1780
 


Afiqah and Zuraidah
 


A talk on Aurat
 


The event took place on the 7th floor at Centrepoint Hotel
 


The Madeena collection
 


Guess who was there? The passionate singer himself Fakhrul Razi who was selling his debut album Mutlak
 


It’s good to see @franatics_bn helping out the selling of his album
 

  
 

21
Jun

#StarStruckStill

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Acer Liquid Smartphones

 

Check out Acer Liquid smartphones
 

 

Icon Design Store

 

 
Click to enter website
 
 

 

Swipe for rewards 
 

Click image to enter BIBD website
 

Peugeot Hari Raya Promotion 
 


Click image to enter Peugeot Brunei’s website
 

 

The happening Fiesta 
 

Well, my body seem to be doing great because it seems a while since I actually organised a FIFA gaming tournament. This kinda of tournaments will take up most of my days and I will totally dedicate my time to make sure the tournament runs smoothly. Yesterday was the first day of the Hua Ho FIFA 14 tournament and around 90 participants took part in the event yesterday in the World Cup and Knock out category.

Today the tournament continues and we see the likes of Hanif Hamzah, a former champion in my tournament, who bowed out in the last 32 after a thrilling 4-3 defeat to Izzul. However, Hanif will rejoining today through re-entry and try his luck. There are new faces that are making headlines at the FIFA 14 tournament. Tomorrow will be the last 16 for both World Cup and Knockout category.

There are still slots for the Knock-Out category if you are interested. Good luck to all and thank you to @huahosports for collaborating with me on running this tournament. Also a big thanks to the volunteers as well. I’m truly honoured with your support and contribution.

So do drop by later today at Hua Ho Manggis Mall to check out the Football Fiesta and you can also get your face painted too with your favourite World Cup team.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

Shop at Malppy.com 
 


Check out the ladies’ jerseys

The World Cup has been the talk of town! Brunei is not missing out with Hua Ho Manggis launching the first ever Hua Ho Football Fiesta in their Manggis branch. Come join in the fun with lots of exciting games and activities hosted by several sponsors. You can also find interesting World Cup merchandise from our Malppy’s first ever pop up store too.

As usual, we are back with our Weekend sales. This week, in conjunction with the World Cup fever, we let the ladies to keep up with the game with our beautiful Ladies World Cup Jersey. For this Friday and Saturday only, you can get this range at B$22.90 instead of B$29.90. So don’t miss out! Have a great weekend and may your favorite team win!

 

  
 

YMRM thanks their customers 
 


YMRM wants to send its appreciation towards their customers for their continuous support and YMRM promises for more surprises. Get the best deals in town at YMRM and Hari Raya is just around the corner
 


This was the really super crazy sale that took place last Wednesday
 


Awesome crowd at Tungku Link branch of Galleria YMRM. Even my friends saw the traffic from the highway.
 


Oh, apparently the sales didn’t come along with the mannequin so I had to return it *lol*
 

  
 

Brunei at CommunicAsia2014 
 

CommunicAsia 2014 came to a successful conclusion on 20th June 2014. The event attracted international trade attendees and ended positively with visitors, exhibitors and delegates having plenty of opportunities to network, discuss current trends, witness product launches and gain insightful knowledge through the Summit sessions.

The Brunei Darussalam Pavilion received its fair share of attention with 2 product launches and visits by the Ministers of Communications from Brunei and Singapore. It also played host to over 1,000 visitors from Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Oman, Philippines, Indonesia to name a few. Most visitors were interested in local innovation platforms and market entry. Exhibitors at the Brunei Darussalam Pavilion agreed that this international platform provided an ideal opportunity to extend their business networks and gain insight into global market trends.

The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) was also approached to participate in similar exhibitions in the United States of America and Australia to explore the possibilities of entering those markets. AITI will consider future participation if it benefits and advances our mission to encourage ICT industry development

AITI intends to continue flying the Brunei flag at CommunicAsia 2015 which will be held in June 2015. Interested exhibitors can find more information on our website, www.aiti.gov.bn or email info@aiti.gov.bn

 


The Minister of Communications with the Brunei government officials and delegates at the Brunei Pavilion at CommunicAsia2014
 

 

Order your hampers soon! 
 

Brunei Halal is gearing up for the festivities with their Hari Raya hamper packages, available now for order. The hampers feature delicious local treats and goodies from the Brunei Halal brand. To place orders, call their office at 238 4533 during office hours: Monday-Thursday from 8am to 5pm, Fridays from 8am to 12 noon and 2 to 5pm.

Opening Hours during Ramadhan:

Monday-Thursday from 8am to 4pm

Fridays from 8am to 12noon

Brunei Halal will also be at the upcoming Consumer Fair at the International Convention Centre from 25-28 June where patrons can place their hamper orders and make a deposit.

 


Tasty treats for $50 and closing order date is 18th July 2014
 


Tasty treats for $50 and closing order date is 18th July 2014
 


You can catch Brunei Halal’s booth at BIMP-EAGA Expo at The Airport Mall. Tomorrow (Sunday) will be the last day
 

  
 

 

Only at Concepts Computer 
 


 


 

  
 

31
May

#TakingItEasy

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Maleficent 
 

Our podcast review with my co-host Del Goh on Maleficent. Click play to listen to our review.

  
 

Baiduri Masters 2014 
 


2010 Baiduri Masters champion, Seruji Hj Setia, who led the pack with a gross score of 69

The Baiduri Masters charity golf event kicked off today with a total of 85 golfers vying for top positions in the various categories.

Day one started with 2010 Baiduri Masters champion, Seruji Hj Setia, who led the pack with a gross score of 69.

Coming in with 7 points behind were Ali Rashid, Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki Al-Hakim Pg Hj Jambol, Hj Shaiful Rizal PD Dr Hj Ahmad and Pg Razali Pg Sabli with a gross score of 76 each.

Wan Man Hj Wan Hil came in sixth with his gross score of 77, while Pg Saiful Rizal PPN Pg Hj Omar came in seventh with his gross score of 78.

Close behind were Irfan Rahman (gross score 79), Idris Sirat (gross score 79) and Hj Hussin Hj Abd Rahman (gross score 80).

Concluding the top 12 gross players of Day 1 in the Baiduri Masters 2014 were Hj Mohd Roger Abdullah and Murni Hj Ahmad with a gross score of 82 each. Images and press release courtesy of Baiduri Bank.


Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki Al-Hakim Pg Hj Jambol in action yesterday
 


The leader board as of 30th May 2014
 

  
 

Size does matter 

 


Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer (2nd from left) with the representatives from Epson (Malaysia) and Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer
 

We are accustomed to printers printing A4 size and smaller size ones. Maybe that’s easier to sell since not many will want to have something more than A3 size paper documents or pictures. Nowadays, it’s a slightly different story. You will see especially those in offices or even for presentations of floor plans and such, bigger and faster performance for A3 printers is a new trend.

Ever since Concepts Computer brought in Epson printer models, the business have been flourishing due to the capabilities of the Epson L series printers. Now Epson has taken a step further and launched two new A3 printers – the Epson L1300 ($598) and the L1800 ($758).

You want good quality architectural drawings or even making your posters, this is a cost effective approach and you will be surprised by the quality that these printers deliver. I’m particularly impressed with the L1800 Epson A3 printer. It is ideal for enthusiastic photographers.

So you just not paying for the money but you will know where that money is invested when you look at the result as well as the print quality.

 


This is one solid printer


This images was taken years ago actually


The Epson L1800 has six colours


Check out the inked bottles from Epson

 

Mark this date 
 


Pen down this date

Yasmine the movie is almost coming to local theaters and it’s slated for a 21st August 2014 release date as it was announced yesterday on the launch of the first official trailer. There was another short trailer (30 secs) which was the teaser trailer of Brunei’s first featured film. The latest trailer lasts 2 and a half minutes and I can’t wait for its official release.

Origin Films Sdn Bhd led by Siti Kamaluddin invited the local media for the sneak preview of the trailer at Times Cineplex. Last month, Origin Films teased the public with a four-minute clip of behind-the-scene actions from the set of Yasmine at Film Festival UBD 2014.

So guys do watch the official trailer of Yasmine the movie and all the best, guys!! Love the energy from guys of Origin Films and they all do bond like a family.

 

 

The official trailer of Yasmine the movie

 


Siti Kamaluddin and her crew from Origin Films at Times Cineplex yesterday
 



Siti talking to the members of the media


The Yasmine pose for the camera


Some dreams are worth fighting for
 


Liyana Yus the main lead of Yasmine
 


  
 

Chicco 
 


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Chicco has arrived in Brunei Darussalam and its first flagship store in Mabohai Shopping Complex. In the new Chicco store concept “The House of Happiness”, families and babies will be lost in the Chicco world of happiness with a shop rich in innovation and functionality.

Brunei’s first Chicco shop “The House of Happiness”, reflects the brand message “Happiness is a journey that starts when you’re a baby”. It is specifically drawn to meet the purchasing needs and offer solutions to parents and their babies in Brunei. This is a real store designed by family for family, and will be the new Chicco shop’s format all over the world.

The new Chicco store offers a real “retail experience” to all customers and their baby needs. The area is fitted with guided paths in order to make the purchase simple, and to support parents by orienting them between all their baby’s needs. These include decorations filled with colors, easily readable icons, and information for different category products: well-being, feeding and soothing, cosmetics, sleeping, toys, juvenile and fashion.

Mothers and fathers have at their disposal a comfortable place rich in encouragement and information to enjoy with their babies. Family and friends will also have plenty of options and guidance to make their gift shopping experience simple and enjoyable. Inside the new enchanted space, Chicco permits parents and all customers to find all answers to a baby’s needs, while babies feel the warm atmosphere in “The House of Happiness”.

You can check out Chicco on 1st floor, Mabohai Shopping Complex and also visit their Facebook page for updates.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 

  

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