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16
May

On fire

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

#BFVWfoodietrail 
 

 

As part of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri activities, Maju Motors, the exclusive dear for Volkswagen brand in Brunei Darussalam, launched the first activity which was the Volkswagen Food Trail hosted by Maju Motors and @bruneifoodies. There were 10 lucky participants who had the privilege to spend at least 9-10 hours during the Food Trail program which includes places such as Kampung Ayer and The Empire Hotel with meal pitstops at Rack & Brew, SBB (ambuyat) and Pondok Sari Wangi (Jerudong). The group also stopped by IWC Food Fair at the Royal Brunei Recreational Club.

Later in June, Maju Motors will unveil a new compact MPV and a timely launch before Hari Raya. Also in the middle of Ramadan, a pop-up Sungkai dinner will be held at the Maju Motors showroom, co-hosted with Collective Arts.

Don’t forget that customers who buy Volkswagen car between now and 30th June, you will be eligible for a lucky draw that will be held on 2nd July with number of attractive prizes.

Anyway, below are pictures from yesterday’s event by @bruneifoodies and @volkswagenbrunei with the 10 participants during the #BFVWFoodieTrail. Images courtesy of the team from @Bruneifoodies @volkswagen and @streetcandid_brunei

 

 


Brunch at Rack & Brew
 


Nice photos from @thanislim
 


Denise Chai with @bruneifoodies
 


A trip on Kampung Ayer
 


It’s ambuyat time
 


Thanis and Karen
 

 

 


At the IWC Food Fair at RBRC
 

 


Final pitstop at Pondok Sari Wangi at Jerudong
 

  
 

Run to save lives 
 


Plus+ Magazine with the event partners and sponsors during the press conference last Friday
 

Plus+ Magazine is hosting the 2nd Annual Charity Run in conjunction with World Heart Day on August 7th, 2016. An advocate for health & fitness, Plus+ Magazine aims to bring awareness to the subtle signs and symptoms of cardiac diseases and cancer. By hosting the event, they hope to increase the funding needed for local non-profit organizations such as H.E.A.R.T. Brunei, who is committed to helping both the community and individuals suffering from heart problems.

With a race motto of “Help a Heart Beat the Odds” the event is designed to bring together individuals and companies into one team to increase heart health. Offering different ways to contribute – race participation, sponsorship opportunities, and partnerships – there are multiple avenues for you to become part of the team. The race is designed for all levels, with three different categories: 3km, 5km, and 10km. Lucky draws with prizes will be held immediately following the conclusion of the race, estimated at 9:30am. The first 2,000 race participants who pay the registration fee will be awarded limited edition merchandise, and all racers will receive gift packets.

 


Louis Loo, founder of Plus+ Magazine speaking to the media
 


Paul Chiew, chairman of H•E•A•R•T (Humanitarian Emergency Aid Response Team) Brunei, sharing his journey as he suffered stroke a few years ago and now he is a strong advocate to help others
 


Pg Nor Ikhsan Pg Jaya Indera Pg Hj Mokther Puteh, Public Relations of Jerudong Park Medical Centre, hopes this run will create more awareness and prevent us from having cardiac diseases
 


Dr. Mohamad Exam bin Emran, member of Brunei Cardiac Society, is a passionate advocate in helping and creating awareness on this matter as a person who suffered a cardiovascular disease can have a huge impact on the family and friends. Good news is that there is a drop in deaths from cardiovascular diseases from 407 to 364.
 

 

As one of the partners for the Plus+ Anniversary Charity Run, Magic Media has a history of contributing to charitable campaigns, and giving back to communities, families, and children. A collective of creative minds teaming together as a ‘one stop’ agency, Magic Media believes in spreading awareness so that people can actively participate in their health.

HPC partners with the Plus+ Anniversary Charity Run in order to promote healthy lifestyle choices to decrease cardiovascular disease. As one of the leading drivers for health promotion and initiatives in Brunei, HPC aims to empower the community to become fit by increasing awareness, knowledge, and understanding of health issues.

Additional sponsors and partners as well as race information are detailed on the Plus+ Anniversary Charity Run website at www.plusbrunei.com. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the charity race, and all monetary donations by companies and individuals will be given to H.E.A.R.T. Brunei.

Committing to a healthy lifestyle will help to decrease your chances of heart issues. The three most important factors in choosing to lead a fit life include increasing physical activity, eating nutritious foods, and eliminating tobacco use. To continue learning about health and fitness techniques, you can check out https://issuu.com/plusbrunei. Offering a range of tips from food and recipes to gadgets and traveling ideas, Plus+ Brunei is a health & wellness magazine that aims to help you achieve a fit lifestyle. With a digital presence, you can always access copies of the magazine on the website.

 

 

 

  
 

 

Lucky Draw No.6 
 


Pengiran Saniah binti Pengiran Haji Mohammed won a Vivo X5 Pro handed by Mr Lim Yee Liang, Marketing Manager of Times Square Shopping Centre yesterday
 


With the 21 winners being feted yesterday at Times Square Shopping Centre
 

Yesterday winners were feted for the sixth lucky draw campaign at Times Square Atrium. As a reminder, the shortlisted winners were to bring along their coupons and identification and representatives were allowed too.

A total of 21 prizes were given away. The first 10 prizes were presented by Miss Mally Hadini, the general secretary of Times Square whereas the next draw the of remaining winners were presented by Mr Lim Yee Liang, Marketing Manager of Times Square Shopping Centre. The final three lucky winners were Abby Ann Palma who won a Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, followed by Ummu Athifah binti Adnani who won a Acer Aspire ES11 and the grand prize; a Vivo X5 Pro was won Pengiran Saniah binti Pengiran Haji Mohammed.

so when is the next draw? The next prize presentation will be held on 14th August 2016 and 13th November 2016. You can still stand a chance to win prizes for the upcoming presentation by simply spending at any of the shops in Times Square, Times Hotel and the Cineplex, then submitting their receipts at the lucky draw counter which is situated at the ground floor.

Moreover, Times Square will be holding upcoming events in the near future, which include Brunei Muara on 26th to 29th May 2016. There is also a Ramadhan Fair coming up on 20th to 5th of June 2016. Customers may find out about all upcoming events by simply following Times Square Shopping Centre’s pages on Facebook and Instagram. For further information, please call 2338208 or 2338006.

 


Do call them for bookings
 

 

  
 

 

Donations to orphans at Kg Rimba 
 

 

Due to overwhelming support and donations received by organising committee of “Food and Goods Drive” for the Old Folks House Seria last week, Fun Bee Park have arranged some of the food items and goods to share to young orphans residing at Kg Rimba.

The orphans, aged between three to ten years old, were delighted to receive the gift hampers packed with stationeries and goodies to prepare them for school.

This donation was part of a charity campaign with organising committee Fun Bee Park and its customers as well as the generous members of the public.

In a speech by the Creative Directress and Manager of Fun Bee Park, Cecilia Lee, said that the event is held to show the love and care for the young orphans, and reminder that they are not forgotten and will never be. “With this gift hampers, we hope to bring cheers to the orphans and as well as sharing goods for their further use,” said Lee.

The donations were contributed by parents and guardians of the children going to Fun Bee Park as well as the local community who heard and read the post about this drive.

A total of 25 orphans received the generous contribution, which was handed over by registered volunteers and Cecilia Lee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aside from the gift giving, Fun Bee Park’s artist hosted creative painting activity using non-toxic acrylic paints with the young orphans. To bring out big smiles from the young orphans, volunteers and Fun Bee Park staffs played team building games and bubble play.

Lee also organised lunch set while one of the volunteers Deirdre Chin pre-baked Brownie Fudge and Cheese cake along with his brother and friend to share to the orphans as well as their guardians.

“We are delighted with the response from our customers and members of the public and really appreciate their generosity and time in helping us to fill up gift bags. We also want to thank Sekolah Rendah Rimba 1 school administration for allowing us to use their school premises for this event. Together, our helping hands have put big smile on the faces of young orphans and their respective guardians,” said Anna May Bunyi of Fun Bee Park.

The event ended with group photo to commemorate a fun day with orphans and their guardians, volunteers, and organizing committee.

 

 

  
 

15
Oct

Counting the moments

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

The Volkswagen Jetta 
 


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Download SnapFeed 
 

 

 

Download SnapFeed app on your smartphones and check out the latest deals in Brunei and also get rewarded from respective merchants such as BurgerKing, KFC and Sushi Tei to name a few and also check out the new movie listings as well.

  
 

RB in Manila 
 


Mr Dermot Mannion, Deputy Chairman of Brunei Darussalam with Her Excellency Datin Paduka Malai Hjh Halimah Malai Hj Yussof during the ribbon cutting ceremony
 

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) the national carrier of the Sultanate of Brunei has launched its newly refurbished and rebranded office in Manila’s Makati City, Philippines on 13th October 2015. Present to launch as guest of honor was Her Excellency Datin Paduka Malai Hjh Halimah Malai Hj Yussof. Also present were RB’s Deputy Chairman, Mr Dermot Mannion, the Secretary of the Department of Tourism, Philippines, Mr Ramon Jimenez; and Mr Carmelo Arcilla, the Executive Director of Civil Aeronautics Board, Philippines; and Mr Mark Lapid, former governor of Pampangga and COO of Tieza.

The event was attended by media and travel trade professionals and it provided RB with an opportunity to showcase new heritage inspired uniforms to be proudly worn by customer service staff in Manila. The warm spectrum of uniform colours ranging from olive to morning sky and fresh mint, together with the new vibrant office layout is all designed to reflect the friendly and welcoming nature of the people of Brunei Darussalam and the RB brand.

RB’s very successful makeover has received international recognition in the 2014 Global Rebrand 100 Awards. Manila is the latest stop on the rebranding journey which is being rolled out across the entire RB network.


Mr Dermot Mannion with the team from Royal Brunei Airlines’ Manila office
 

RB commenced scheduled services to Manila on 01st May 1977 with a frequency of two flights in a week, and now 38 later, RB’s service to Manila has increased to a daily service.

RB also took the opportunity at the relaunch event to introduce the new Philippines General Sales Agent (GSA) ; Avia-Rh Inc.

Joanne Sarmiento, General Manager for Avia-RH Inc: “We are proud to be a part of the Royal Brunei family and we are committed to building their market in the Philippines, contributing to the growing tourism market in Asia Pacific and connecting Filipinos to destinations around the world with Royal Brunei.”

Dermot Mannion, Deputy Chairman of RB said “We are delighted to mark the launch of our rebranding in Manila with the appointment of Avia-RH Inc as GSA. These days RB has a very good product to sell and passengers from Philippines will also enjoy the newly refurbished terminal facilities at Brunei International Airport. We look forward to working with the Avia-RH team to make RB the preferred choice to all the destinations that we serve”.

 

 

 

KFC’s Potato Wrapped Prawns 
 


KFC’s new item, only for a limited time
 


Del Goh, Vice-President of KFC Brunei, doing some quality control before the photo shoot :p
 

Savour the flavour of KFC’s latest addition to the menu, Potato Wrapped Prawns.

Available only for a limited time, and priced at $5.60, the crunchy snack consists of five pieces of the succulent crustacean wrapped in thin and crispy potatoes.

For those who prefer something more filling, opt for the set meal, which consists of two pieces of KFC’s fried chicken (either original or spicy), three pieces of the Potato Wrapped Prawns along with a regular-sized carbonated drink for only $8.50.

In a press statement, Vice-president of KFC Brunei Del Goh said, “We are glad to be able to provide our customers with this succulent crunch where everyone of all ages can savour the hand-wrapped crispy prawns everywhere and anywhere they want.”

The new snack is available at all KFC branches in the sultanate including the newly-opened Fast Food outlet in Tutong starting today while stocks last. KFC has branches in three districts of the sultanate: Brunei-Muara, Tutong and Belait. Text courtesy of Raghadah Agus of The Brunei Times.

 


KFC’s Potato Wrapped Prawns and they are pretty good
 


The photo shoot moment
 


KFC’s team posing with the newly promoted item.
 

 

 

Motorcross Challenge 2015 
 


Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Hj Yahya Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar, Minister of Industry and Primary Resources as the guest of honour with the winners of the Brunei Darussalam Motorcross Challenge 2015. Image taken by Hj Mohd Ali of The Brunei Times.
 


The other winners of the Brunei Darussalam Motorcross Challenge 2015. Image taken by Hj Mohd Ali of The Brunei Times.
 

Indonesians Ariandi and Pedro Wuner kept their titles as the fastest riders in the Brunei Darussalam Motocross Challenge 2015 after dominating this year’s Motocross Open category.

Ariandi was crowned champion of the off-road motorcycle race again yesterday in Sungai Besar, Tutong, winning a cash prize of $500 and a trophy. His compatriot, Pedro, received $400 in cash prize and a trophy for securing second place.

“I’m satisfied with my performance despite recovering from a leg injury. It was a competitive race as the other riders were very good,” said Pedro, who was also the first runner-up in 2011.

Meanwhile, the sultanate’s Abdul Rahman Hj Harith walked away with $300 in cash prize and a trophy for landing in third place. The up and coming rider also emerged as the winner of the 125 Expert category, earning a cash prize of $150 and a trophy.

Joseph Woon of Sabah, Malaysia conquered the Veteran Open category, collecting $150 in cash prize and a trophy.

Locals Mohd Ahyar Mohd Yahya, Mohd Hamlenoor Abdul Rahman and Muhd Ali Hanafiah Lamiah grabbed first place in the 125 Novice Open, Minicross Open and Motocross Brunei Open categories respectively. Each winner scored $150 in cash prize and a trophy.

Muhd Ali Hanafiah said he was grateful for the opportunity to compete as he withdrew from the previous competition due to shoulder injuries he sustained during practice.

 


Liyana Zakaria, the first female rider. Image taken by Hj Mohd Ali of The Brunei Times.
 

The Brunei Darussalam Motocross Challenge 2015 also featured its first female rider, Liyana Zakaria. Although the 24-year-old amateur came seventh out of nine places in the Motocross Brunei Open, she intended to garner the experience towards improving her performance in future races.

“It was awesome, but it was awkward as it was male-dominated. Chances of winning this time around were slim as the other riders had way more experience than me,” she explained.
Liyana took up off-road motorcycle racing a couple of months ago after dabbling in the street bike racing scene, but her lack of experience did not stop her from competing. She hoped her participation would empower other women in Brunei to try motocross racing.

“There needs to be a platform for women who want to try motocross racing. My advice for aspiring female riders would be to learn from those who are experienced,” she said.
The United Youth Voluntary Movement (GPPS), organiser of the Brunei Darussalam Motocross Challenge 2015, also called on the wider public to support off-road motorcycle racing in a bid to further develop the calibre of local riders.

GPPS chairman Abdul Khalid Abdul Latip said such competitions provided an avenue to strengthen ties between local and international motocross riders.

He believed that participation in motocross racing could help to broaden the minds of the youth through motorcycle engineering, raise awareness about bike safety as well as teach riders to be tolerant and responsible.

Abdul Khalid added the competition also enabled local vendors to earn income by selling food and drinks to the spectators.

Present as the guest of honour was Minister of Industry and Primary Resources Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Hj Yahya Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar. Also in attendance was Tutong District Officer Wardi Hj Mohd Ali alongside other officials.

The minister handed over prizes and trophies to the winners as well as certificates to all the participating riders.

A total of 31 riders representing Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia competed in this year’s competition in conjunction with the 69th birthday of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. You can check out more photos here taken by Forest Han Photography. Text courtesy of Rabiatul Kamit of The Brunei Times and images courtesy of The Brunei Times and @foresthan

 


The Brunei Darussalam Motorcross Challenge 2015. Image taken by @foresthan
 


The Brunei Darussalam Motorcross Challenge 2015. Image taken by @foresthan
 


The Brunei Darussalam Motorcross Challenge 2015. Image taken by @foresthan
 


The Brunei Darussalam Motorcross Challenge 2015. Image taken by @foresthan
 


The Brunei Darussalam Motorcross Challenge 2015. Image taken by @foresthan
 

 

Sunday Seafood Buffet 
 

Fun Bee Park is once again inviting the members of the public to its Sunday Brunch Buffet. October specials will be the very first Seafood Buffet on 18th October, Sunday, from 10am till 12pm. Tickets selling for only B$5 per person for a free flow of steamed white rice, glass noodles and local yellow noodles. Desserts come for a free flow as diners could enjoy making their own ABC and Ice Kacang, a platter of seasonal fruit cuts; children corner for Chocolate Fondue. Fruit drinks will be served to the diners all throughout the brunch.

Fresh vegetables in plates will be sold at $2 which contains sweet corn, mushrooms, Pak Choi, bean sprouts, and carrots while there will be homemade balls in plates to be sold at $2 which includes fish balls, prawn balls, mushroom balls, sausages, and crab meat sticks. Egg will be sold at 50 cents per piece. Fresh seafood such as fish head, prawns, crabs, local whole fishes, and squids will be sold from $2 – $5 per plate only.

Diners got to experience mix and match their chosen seafood meats and veggies to the soup of their choice. Available soups such as Chicken Soup, Seafood Soup, and Tom Yam Soup will be available at the kitchen. Sauces were made personally to enhance the flavors of the soup. Bali Sauce, Belacan sauce, and Satay sauce were few of the choices at the condiment’s corner.

 

 

Aside from the Seafood Buffet, Fun Bee Park also invites the public especially working individuals who were tied up with works and have no chance to prepare their meal to participate in their very first “Salad in a Glass Class”. Class will be held at Fun Bee Park on October 24th, Saturday from 10am till 12pm. Entry fee is B$10 per person and attendees will be advised to bring their own 500ml tall mason glass along with them. For those who ran out of mason glass on hand, Fun Bee Park is selling their 500ml tall wide mouth mason glass for only B$4.

Fun Bee Park is introducing their first healthy salad recipe: Creamy Ham and Green which is mix of lettuce, toasted bread slices, beef / chicken ham, boiled egg, cherry tomatoes and Japanese cucumber. The salad in a glass is a new technique of stacking up meat, veggies, and others into a mason glass with the special dressing and is always ready to eat option.

Attendees of the salad class will prepare their own salad items including washing and cutting into desired sizes, and most especially, to prepare the salad dressing to perfect the taste.
Once every month, Fun Bee Park will be introducing different salad recipes as well as its dressings. For more information and reservation, please call 2457729 / 7178232 or visit them at A6/A7, Ground Floor, Sempurna Complex, Batu Bersurat, Gadong. Text courtesy of Fun Bee Park.

 

 

10
Jun

Consumer Fair kicks off

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

SEA Games update 
 


Pg Mohd Nasir progressed into the final without any penalties in each of yesterday’s two rounds at the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre – one of eight contestants to do so in the 21-rider field. He will compete this morning, aiming for a podium finish or perhaps a gold medal. Good luck and see you later. Image courtesy of Infofoto.
 


Brunei national record holder Md Fakhri Ismail made a mark for himself as he achieved his target – to be in the finals of the 100m sprint. He finished last in the finals of the 100m but he has done the country proud with his achievements. Image courtesy of @fakhri_11
 

 

ALAF gets a boost
 

BIBD recently held a signing ceremony with the Ministry of Religious Affairs, to ensure their continued commitment towards the success of BIBD’s ALAF programme.

Guest of honour at the event was Yang Berhormat Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman, Minister of Religious Affairs. Signing on behalf of BIBD was its Managing Director Yang Mulia Javed Ahmad, whilst signing on behalf of the Ministry was its Permanent Secretary, Yang Mulia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof.

Also present at the ceremony were The Ministry of Religious Affairs Deputy Minister, Deputy Permanent Secretaries, Directors and Head of Departments from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, along with members of the BIBD Board of Directors, Shariah Advisory Body and BIBD management.
The ALAF programme was launched in May 2013 by Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah. The ALAF programme, now in its second year, recently awarded thirty three more students with its assistance, on top of the sixty three awarded last year.

The assistance includes provisions for school and tuition fees, educational materials and welfare, as well as mentoring and counseling necessities amongst others. All this is to help ensure the absolute commitment of these students towards the development of their education, and not let them be bothered by the other commitments that come with. The ALAF programme will also continue to provide support and assistance to these students until the end of their respective educational requirement needs.

 


Guest of honour, Yang Berhormat Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman, Minister of Religious Affairs (center) witnessing the signing ceremony
 


Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Permanent Secretary of Religious Affairs exchanging documents with Javed Ahmad, Managing Director of BIBD
 

The ALAF programme was developed in close partnership with the Ministry of Education which will lead to constant efforts and close collaboration between both parties to ensure the successful implementation and provision of assistance to the ALAF programme. At the same time, The ALAF programme is also supported by the Islamic Studies Department from the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

This includes the identification of underprivileged and orphaned students from all schools in the country using meticulously-set selection criteria. Some of the selection criteria include nomination and support of respective schools welfare teachers along with the requirement of a maintained performance and attendance level.

Through ALAF, BIBD hopes to align its support to His Majesty’s 2035 vision of obtaining a 100% level of education to everyone, which in turn is hoped to help reduce poverty, In shaa Allah, leading Brunei towards a more prosperous and peaceful future, making Brunei populated with educated, highly skilful and successful individuals, in line with internationally set standards.

Members of the public wishing to contribute into the BIBD ALAF fund may do so with a minimum donation of B$1.01 into the BIBD ALAF account at 1018181811. Contributing is further made easier as the public can utilise existing BIBD channels such as the BIBD Online website, BIBD Mobile app, BIBD ATM and CDMs, and BIBD branch counters. The public can also set up a BIBD Standing Instruction to ensure a monthly donation into the ALAF fund. As an added benefit, BIBD account holders can also use their accumulated BIBD Hadiah Points for cash conversion into contributions into the ALAF fund account.

 

  
CF13 starts today
 

The latest instalment of the ASEAN Consumer Fair is just a day away, scheduled to take place from June 10 to June 14 at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Berakas with more than 400 booths offering a wide variety of products and services from countries from the ASEAN region and a list of exciting activities and exclusive discounts to booth the latest instalment of Brunei Darussalam’s premiere consumer event is sure to have something for everyone.

Come and celebrate diversity at the ASEAN Consumer Fair as vendors from Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and many more offers a wide variety of products unique to each of the respective culturally rich countries.. Amongst the many items and special exclusive offers that visitors may expect includes, traditional handicrafts, ethnic cuisine and other food and beverages, mobile telephones and accessories, banking and financial services, and home décor and so much more. Visitors would definitely do not want to miss the Thai Grand Fair at the ASEAN Consume fair.

In addition, there are many fun-filled activities for visitors of all ages to participate in. Inlcuding fun exciting challenges brought by Malar Setia Sdn Bhd as well as Kingston Beverage & Creamery Sdn Bhd and also Cebu Pacific just to name a few. Not to forget DST will also be conducting various games and activities for valued visitors. Test your knowledge and win prizes in the DST product quiz, show off your colouring skills in the Disney colouring contest and if you are up for a challenge there will also be the Kristal “Astro Bollyone HD” Competition and many more. Visitors will also get a chance to meet and even see their favourite KFM DJs in action as they broadcast live from the ASEAN Consumer Fair. Not to forget mascots will be on hand to bring smiles to little visitors of the fair who knows maybe your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman might swing by.

 


 


ASEAN Consumer Fair will feature the “Mini Kindy Kare” where parents can drop of their children ages 2-4 years old at the Mini KindyKare located at the Blue Zone in Briefing Room 1
 

The fun does not stop there as visitors of the ASEAN Consumer Fair can enjoy an exclusive deal whereby with every minimum purchase of $10 at the Kingston Beverage & Creamery Sdn Bhd booth customers will receive a free Marrybrown chicken burger. Not to forget, members of the public can stand a chance to win exciting prizes in the Pepsi Bonanza grand draw simply by purchasing any “Bonus Pack” of 1.5 Pepsi, Pepsi Twist, 7-Up, and revive or assorted Mirinda flavours and submit the entry in to the special drop box which can be found this time around at ICC. The grand draw will be held on the last day of the ASEAN Consumer Fair with the grand winner driving home with a brand new Toyota Avanza.

There is also good news for the family as this year’s ASEAN Consumer Fair will feature the “Mini Kindy Kare”. Now visitors can enjoy shopping during the course of the ASEAN Consumer Fair in preparation for the upcoming festive month of Ramadhan and Syawal. At the ASEAN Consumer Fair from 10am to 8pm parents can experience the ASEAN Consumer Fair with ease as they can drop of their children ages 2-4 years old at the Mini KindyKare located at the Blue Zone in Briefing Room 1. Entrance is $12 per entry and additional $8 for every consecutive hour after.The children will be taken care by the friendly “Karegivers” of Kindy Kare international. The little tykes will be kept busy playing educational games, activities, and all under the supervision of their “Karegivers” and for the convenience of mothers there will be a special mother’s room at Mini KindyKare for breastfeeding.

The ASEAN Consumer Fair 2015 will take place from June 10 to June 14 at International Convention Centre (ICC), Berakas. The ASEAN Consumer Fair will be open to members of the public from 10am to 10pm daily except on Friday where it will close from 12 to 2pm for the Friday prayers and will resume again to 10pm. For the convenience of visitors, shuttle buses will be available during the course of the ASEAN Consumer Fair providing transport to visitors from the allocated parking area at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium to the ICC for their convenience.

To find out more those interested are welcome to log on to the event’s official website at www.bruneiconsumerfair.com or contact D’Sunlit’s office at 2453 666. Press release by D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd.

 

  
 

 

Fun at the beach 

It was a fun filled Sunday for families with Fun Bee Park last Sunday as they bring happiness at Pantai Tungku. The trip was not just an ordinary picnic or beach fun, child friendly and family bonding activities happened.

Fun Bee Park organized outdoor trips to expose young children to local wonders of Brunei Darussalam. Furthermore, they also aim to encourage both child and their parents to contribute to the local community in all means.

The Pantai Tungku Family trip started with safety briefing at Fun Bee Park’s centre with application of sun block cream and mosquito repellants for health concerns. Upon reaching the beach, children were grouped together with their corresponding Fun Bee Park Teacher as their guide. Groups were then walked by the beach to collect sea shells in different sizes for their art project. After picking shells, groups sit together and did their craft art such as Jewelry, Sea shell sail boat for boys, and Funny Sea shell with eyes.


Cecelia with the children heading to Tungku Beach
 


 


 

Children were excited to see giant bubbles made by their parents as well as the 3D kite with the real like image of an eagle flying.

One of the favorites of every child is to go fishing, and for safety purposes, Fun Bee Park provides a kiddy balloon pool filled with fresh water fishes to bring the children to play. Another highlight of the trip was the picnic whereby children and their parents sat down together and enjoyed good food with BBQ.

Children screamed out loud during the group games whereby they were asked to build the highest sand castle. The objective of the game is to develop teamwork and coordination to one another, and moreover, to encourage leadership amongst all.

The trip ended with an ice cream treat and safe ride back to Fun Bee Park where goodie bags were given to every child. Fun Bee Park will be organizing more outdoor trips locally such as the Temburong half day trip, Water village explore, Farm visit, Prawn factory educational tour, and many more. Next in schedule is the “Movie day trip” on 19th June 2015 whereby children with parents can watch Disney movie “Minions” in big screen. For further inquiries and reservation, please call Fun Bee Park at 2457729 / 7178232 or visit them at A6/A7, Ground Floor, Sempurna Complex, Batu Bersurat, Gadong. Text and images courtesy of Fun Bee Park.

 

  

26
Mar

Hazy and hot

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

@BruneiFoodies rewards its followers 


Kamarul Dzaman Ajimain @Marul69 presenting a Dining Privilege Card to one of the followers of @Bruneifoodies. Image courtesy of Norliha Din of The Brunei Times.

For their love of food, lucky followers of a local blog dedicated to gastronomic delights each recently won a dining privilege card, worth $88, from Royal Brunei Catering (RBC).

The food lovers were the first 50 to submit their names and details at the Brunei Foodies’ App as part of an RBC Dining Privilege Card (DPC) give away competition.

Presenting the prizes to the winners at Seasons Restaurant was the Assistant Manager for RBC Corporate Sales and Marketing, Ivy Chong and on behalf Brunei Foodies was Kamarul Dzaman Ajimain or Marul. Also present to witness the event were the management of RBC and the restaurant.

The Give Away competition was in conjunction with the food bloggers’ achievements in reaching more than 11, 700 followers on Instagram as well a way of thanking their loyal fans for their support for their Instagram account and the Brunei Foodie Mobile App.

Aside from prizes, guests and winners were treated to dinner at Seasons Restaurant. Text courtesy of Norliha Din of The Brunei Times.

 


Group photo of the winners
 

  
 

Baiduri CNY celebration 
 


Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank Group with the senior management
 


Pierre Imhof presented red packets to underprivileged students
 

In celebration of Chinese New Year 2015,  Baiduri Bank Group belatedly held a lavish eight-course dinner at Indera Samudra Grand Hall, The Empire Hotel & Country Club recently. Standing in the front line was CEO of the group Pierre Imhof as well as the management committee and senior executives who greeted 1,500 guests who are based in Brunei-Muara and Tutong districts.

Present too was Yang Berhormat Pehin Kapitan Lela Diraja Dato Paduka Goh King Chin along with foreign dignitaries, prominent businessmen, customers, business partners and associates of the group.

The evening began with a cultural performance by talented students from the Chung Hwa Middle School Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB). Imhof then proceeded to deliver his opening speech, welcoming attendees and highlighting the major progresses and achievements of the group during the past year. He applauded Baiduri Bank in achieving three awards – Domestic Retail Bank for Brunei 2014, for the second time from Asian Banking and Finance; Best Banking Group for Brunei 2014 for the sixth time from World Finance; and Brunei’s Safest Bank 2014 from Global Finance, New York.

In addition, Baiduri Bank became the only bank in the Sultanate to receive Standard & Poor’s credit rating of BBB+/A-2 by an international rating agency.

In keeping up with the Chinese New Year tradition, Baiduri Bank Group donated ‘red packets’ to underprivileged students in order to provide financial support. The donations were presented by Imhof and received by respective principals and students from St Andrew’s, St George’s, Chung Hwa Middle School and Seri Mulia Sarjana School. The night was further painted red with a line-up of local performances and lucky draw prizes as well as best wishes toast by the management to the guests.

 


Performances
 


Entertainment during the event
 


The winner of the singing competition
 


A night full of red
 

  
 

Basketball Camp 
 


 

Fitness Zone, in collaboration with Shooting Stars Basketball and The Energy Kitchen, will be hosting the first ever Fitness Zone Holiday Basketball Camp for 5 days from 30 March 2015 to 3 April 2015, during the school holiday week.

Shooting Stars has been conducting weekly basketball clinics for kids of all skill levels from age 7 to 17 with the aim of promoting a healthy lifestyle for kids and learning teamwork skills through the game of basketball.

This camp will focus on intensive basketball drills and exercises but what is really interesting is that there is a focus on nutrition and healthy eating for the participants. Lunch will be provided each day by The Energy Kitchen and there will be a Fitness Zone Dietician to provide nutrition information.

So to the parents, this is ideal for your children to balance out between studies and extra curriculum activities. This is a great avenue for kids to interact with one another and also with young adults.

If you are interested, please emailshootingstarsbn@gmail.com or contact +673 7290011 for more information and also follow them on instagram @shootingstarsbn

  
 

Chef Ben Wu makes his mark 
 


Chef Ben Wu doing some cooking demo for the guests at Fun Bee Park last Sunday
 


A great turn out last Sunday
 

A celebrity chef all the way from Malaysia hosted an exclusive cooking demonstration to the public of the Sultanate. Chef Ben Wu, a renowned chef originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has been airing in the Malaysia’s local radio sharing food preparation and healthy eating habits. He has been followed by the local media during his cooking demo and expo shows due to his fun character and smooth flow of entertainment to his guests. He has been one of the in-house featured Chefs over “Y3K” magazines every edition whereby he has been sharing his winning recipes from rice and noodles to meats to desserts.

In cooperation with Fun Bee Park and IA Salon, a total of 42 guests enjoyed the cooking show which highlighted traditional recipes locally and infused dishes. Chef Ben titled his show: “The Lost Recipes” which featured mostly the local taste of past years dishes. Ten amazingly quick and easy recipes from soup, rice, cake, meat, juices, and ice cream were personally prepared by the chef for the attending guests.

Soup recipes such as ABC soup which chicken bones was boiled with cut potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes. Another mouth watering soup was the Tom Yam soup with chicken meat marinated with savory spices perfected to taste.

Ikan Asam was also a hit to the guests which were prepared and fully cooked in quick minutes. The fish dish was filled up with seasonings and organic spices to infused local taste with modern recipes.

Other lost recipes were popcorn, Kuih bakar, Kuih Ketayap, and Sos Chilli. Fruity juices were served to its freshest qualities, such as the creamy mango shake and Jus Vitamin King, a concoction of pineapple, honey, and sour plum.

The cooking demonstration ended up with food tasting of all traditional recipes that the hosting chef has prepared. In addition to the courses, Chef Ben’s team people cooked dishes that were local favorites such as Pumpkin chicken curry, Tom yam mee hoon, Patin fish with durian, and Nasi goreng with salted fish and pineapples. A group photo with Chef Ben, organizers, and invited guests sealed up the event and everyone was looking forward to the future demonstrations and cooking show.

 


Chef Ben Wu with some guests
 


Both of us were given ostrich eggs.. Unique…
 


The kitchen area at Fun Bee Park
 


The trademark pose of Chef Ben Wu
 


Guests trying out some food
 

  
 

JIS Showcase Concert 
 


 


 

There are no words to conveniently describe or do justice to the fabulous Showcase Concert at Jerudong International School (JIS) last weekend.

Held in the institution’s auditorium, the room reverberated with endless applause as philharmonic attendees enjoyed the spectacle performed by students and directed by Paul Edgeler and which covered a wide spectrum of popular music styles.

From lush, richly orchestrated Broadway numbers and beautiful acoustic ballads to catchy jazz standards and unapologetically loud, high-energy dance numbers, this year’s concert catered to everyone’s taste.

The audience was further enthralled by a gripping performance by violinist Shian Li Esther Chiam, who won the Junior World Champion Instrumentalist award for Brunei in the World Championships of Performing Arts in 2014.

Her solo performance of Smooth Criminal, accompanied by the orchestra, was simply dazzling.

Smiles further widened as JIS Year 11 pupil Aziz Harun took to the stage to perform Senyum, which was written and produced by Faizal Tahir and Mike Chan and received over 900,000 views on YouTube (amazing).

The concert was divided into two parts – the morning session for invited schools and members of Pusat Ehsan, while the nighttime performance was for guests who purchased tickets. Text by Ikhwan Salleh of The Brunei Times and images provided by Lily Chiam unless stated.

 


She can sing too. Thumbs up to you Shian Li
 


A special rendition of Smooth Criminal by Shian Li
 


 


Trio performance by Azemah Abdul Rahman, Eden Chiam and Yi Ping Sim. Image courtesy of James Kon of Borneo Bulletin.
 


Eden Chiam belting some notes
 


Aziz Harun with his popular song, “Senyum”. Image courtesy of James Kon of Borneo Bulletin.
 


 


Image courtesy of The Brunei Times.
 


The finale
 

 

  

22
Sep

Bojio?

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

 

Get Connected through ICONIA

 

 

 

Peugeot Hari Raya Promotion 
 


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Citroën Brunei 
 


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BIBD’s latest promotion


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ICON Design Store 
 


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PCSB FB competition 
 


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WWE in KL soon 
 


Will you be catching WWE in KL? Because I am 😀 Click image to enter website.
 

I’m excited that WWE will be coming to Asia and to Kuala Lumpur for the first time since their last visit in year 2002. They will be having two shows in October 10th and 11th and you can grab them tickets through my ticketpro.com.my and I’m not sure if the tickets are sold out as yet.

I’m currently catching their latest Pay-Per-View Nights of Champions #wwenoc on Astro and so far the event is pretty good and this is a great hype leading to the event in Malaysia soon. Too bad we won’t be able to see Roman Reigns in KL because of his recent hernia operation. However, there will still be a handful of WWE stars that will make it to Kuala Lumpur and of course, the biggest draw of all is John Cena (though I don’t like his guts as much *lol*).

WWE LIVE is supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau, an agency under Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

So are you flying to KL to catch this once-in-a-life WWE experience? This should be a spectacle indeed.

 


Doing work this morning while catching WWE’s Night of Champions on Astro
 


A much satisfying affair between Brock Lesnar and John Cena but a question mark ending…
 

 

 

Beach Clean Up 
 


A washing machine, chest freezer, a Lazy Boy and a television set last weekend were among some of the waste that were collected during a beach cleaning campaign at Jerudong beach.

The event was organised by Brunei Shell Joint Ventures (BSJV) companies — Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP), Brunei LNG, Brunei Shell Marketing (BSM), Brunei Shell Tankers (BST) — and Brunei Gas Carriers Sdn Bhd (BGC).
It was conducted concurrently along the coastline of the Belait district — Billionth Barrel Monument and Lumut beach —and was held to commemorate 85 years of Shell’s presence in the nation.

A total 600 people comprising BSJV, BGC as well as volunteers and youths from various associations and schools from the two districts participated in the event, which was also aimed to support the International Coastal Cleanup 2014 (ICC 2014).

Coordinated by Ocean Conservancy, the event, in its 29th year, is world’s largest single day volunteer effort to clean up the earth’s beaches, lakes and rivers.

The event visibly raised environmental awareness among the volunteers and young students.


 


 


 


 


 


 

BSP Graduate Trainee Muhd Hisham Hj Zaini, who participated in the cleaning campaign for the first time expressed his wishes for the beach to always be clean and advised people to stop throwing non bio-degradable products.

“Reduce the use of bottles when going to beach, as this is the most common litter we found,” he said, and suggested the use of water flasks from home.

A group of St Margaret’s students and teacher agreed, as they were collecting mostly bottles, plastics and ropes. Ramesh Balram, a teacher from the school said that there were apparent changes before and after the cleanup.

“When we arrived, there were a lot of litter along the beach,” he told The Brunei Times, where they were told to cover a total of 500 metres from Billionth Barrel Monument. “Now going back, it’s more cleaner.”

Jerudong Beach Campaign Leader Md Suffian Hj Zainal Abidin said organising such campaigns are eye-openers.

“It is hoped that the participants here will take this experience to see what kind of waste that are being left on our beautiful beaches and consider if they are a contributor to the pollution or a volunteer to help save the environment,” he said. Text courtesy of Zatty Joanda and Hafiizah Maideen of The Brunei Times and images courtesy of BSP.


 


 


 


 


 


 

  
 

In remembrance of Mei Fong 
 

In remembrance of Chin Mei Fong, who was tragically murdered two weeks ago, around 60 friends and family members gathered at Bukit Shahbandar for a nine-hill hike last Saturday.

Flowers and messages from well-wishers could be seen at the area where the heinous crime took place.

Seeking justice, Mei Fong’s sister Debbie said, “We are appealing to anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to come forward and help the police in their investigation.”

She conveyed her gratitude to witnesses who have already come forward and helped police fit together a photo fit of the two “persons of interest” they are currently looking for.

Debbie said copies of the photo fit would be put up at various public places such as hospitals and bus stops.

She also suggested that authorities place CCTVs at entrances of recreational parks to avoid similar incidents in the future.

A small police station and a logbook for registration could also be placed at the entrance of the park, she added.

 


Adrian Tan, husband of the late Chin Mei Fong, at one of the hills at Shahbandar. Image courtesy of James Kon of Borneo Bulletin.
 


Friends gathered to support the event in memory of the late Chin Mei Fong. Image courtesy of Eric Pui.
 


The fifth hill of Bukit Shahbandar. Image courtesy of Bobby.
 


Capturing the moment. Image courtesy of Bobby.
 


The special made t-shirt. Image courtesy of @shah_razali
 


She was a huge fan of Hello Kitty. Image courtesy of Bobby.
 


A message for the late Mei Fong. Image courtesy of @shah_razali
 


Rizan Latif paying his respect to Mei Fong. Image courtesy of @rizanlatif
 

Debbie described her sister as an avid hiker and a very fit person.

“Mei Fong would even skip lunch just to go to the gym.” she said, adding her sister had been planning on doing her Masters.

Mei Fong’s best friend and longtime colleague Liley Beritin remembered Mei Fong as a kind, lovely and loyal friend.

With a friendship spanning over 10 years, she expressed that “there is only one Mei Fong, no one can replace her. Losing her is like having a hole in my heart”.

She said Mei Fong had a deep passion for Hello Kitty and that her wish was to fly in a Hello Kitty airplane.

On Friday afternoon, the police gave a description of the two men who are believed to be foreigners and “persons of interest” to the case which may help to the investigation of the case.

They are aged between 30 and 40 and measure around 5’5 to 5’7 in height. Both men, who are of slim build, have short, black hair and very dark skin tone.

Those with information on the whereabouts of the duo can contact Assistant Superintendent Police (ASP) Pg Hj Abu Naba’a bin Pg Hj Yusof at 2322004, 2322005 or 2322006; hotline 993 or visit the nearest police station. Text courtesy of James Kon of Borneo Bulletin.

  
 

Good luck, Teah 
 


David Campbell, British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, handed over the Chevening Scholarship Awardee certificate to Siti Nurfateha Abdullah

Late post: The British High Commission in Brunei Darussalam hosted a farewell reception for the departing Chevening Scholarship Awardee at  at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Jalan Kota Batu recently.

Siti Nurfateha Abdullah will soon be departing for the United Kingdom (UK) in pursuit of a Masters in Anthropology of Development and Rights at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Currently employed as a Research Officer at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Nurfateha made the decision to undertake her post-graduate studies at Goldsmiths based on its status of having one of the best Anthropology Departments in the UK.

“Goldsmiths’ Anthropology Department takes a critical view of developed countries’ approach to development. Therefore, discussions and classes will be stimulating as it does not view any one philosophy as absolute but it takes into consideration of the societal differences,” said Nurfateha.

“Goldsmiths advocates an ethnographic approach to learning about society and basic human rights like education, women’s and children’s issues, and healthcare. This approach is useful to keep in mind as I will be able to apply what I’ll be learning in Brunei without forgetting its policies, culture and philosophy,” she added.

“Having previously taken my Bachelor’s Degree at the National University of Singapore, going to the UK will be my first direct exposure to the British education system. I hope to come back to Brunei bursting with ideas for work at the PMO as well as project I am a part of,” she concluded.

“I congratulate Siti Nurfateha Abdullah on joining our long list of prestigious Bruneian Chevening scholars,” said David Campbell, British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, pointing out that the year 2014 is a milestone for the British Government’s Chevening Progamme as it reaches the 30-year mark.

“Thirty years of scholarships around the world have created an influential global network of more than 43,000 Chevening alumni in over 150 countries.”

Applicants for the 2015/2016 Chevening Scholarship should visit www.chevening.org/brunei

They can find more information on how to apply and register to receive alerts about their applications, as well as to see the priority subjects for Chevening Scholarships. The deadline is November 15.

 

 


Group photo with the previous Chevening Scholars
 


In attendance during the presentation
 


Click image to find out more on how to apply. Deadline is November 15. Should I? 😀
 

  
 

 

Blind Dining 
 


BND 5,000 was raised for the “Blind Dining” Experience at Fun Bee Park recently
 

Late Post: Fun Bee Park, with the cooperation of IA Salon and Sorriso Restaurant launched the very first “Blind dining” experience in the Brunei with the vision of reaching out to the community and create awareness for the daily struggles that the visually impaired go through every day.

Dining in the dark debuted in Brunei on at Fun Bee Park, a three hour fine dining experience where Fun Bee Park’s artistic directress Cecilia Lee had invited the public to have a wonderful experience of dining in total darkness.

The very first restaurant in dark originated in Zurich, Switzerland in 1999. The idea of dining in the dark originated in 1998 during the “Dialogue in the Dark” exhibition at the Zurich Museum of Design. The focus was to give the sighted people an insight into the experience of being blind. This idea emerged because of the great enthusiasm shown by visitors and the opportunity to create jobs for visually impaired people.

With the complete loss of vision — and the resulting heightening of the other four senses — an evening of Dining in the Dark is an extraordinary culinary adventure. The meal was a learning experience for the guests and servers. Before entering the dimly lit dining area, the guests were blindfolded and led through by their young caretakers for the evening, who guided them through the meal as well.

The evening was a perfect combination of fine food, inspiring music and extra ordinary stories that tie everything together.

The dinner in total darkness, had guests fumbling to do simple tasks such as pour water, locate utensils, and even the food on their plates.

The guests enjoyed delicious food specially designed by Sorriso Restaurant Owner / Head Chef and his team. Joining the Fun Bee staff for the evening were a few young volunteers.  Dishes were served with perfection to taste to encourage diners to test their motor and sensory skills.

 


The guests in attendance
 


Blindfolded

Let the dine in begin (in the dark)

Food prepared by Sorriso Restaurant
 

Present at the event were representatives from the Brunei Darussalam National Association of the Blind, and NorAli Yusop, an officer with the special education unit, Ministry of Education, and a well known advocate for the visually impaired.

Cecilia Lee generously donated $5000 to Brunei Darussalam National Association of the Blind. Certain proceeds of the tickets sale will be donated to the association. Dining in the dark not only aim to provide sighted people an insight of being blind but moreover to spread awareness of the causes of blindness and the essential prevention practices.

After the dinner, many guests came on the floor to share their personal insights of the experience, and all walked away with a great sense of respect and appreciation for their sight. And even more admiration for the people who live without it daily.
Due to the very warm response, Fun Bee Park IA Salon, and Sorriso Restaurant will repeat the experience in October. Tickets will be available on purchase at Fun Bee Park (A6/A7 Ground Floor, Sempurna Complex, Batu Bersurat), IA Salon (The Mall Gadong), and Sorriso Restaurant (Kiulap). For more inquiries, call Fun Bee Park at 2457729 / 7178232.

 

  
 

09
Sep

No reason required

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

 

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Peugeot Hari Raya Promotion 
 


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Citroën Brunei 
 


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BIBD’s latest promotion


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The Popcorn Panel 
 

Our podcast review of Summer Box Office with my co-host Del Goh

 

  
 

 

ICON Design Store 
 


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’Building a Nation’ 
 


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Seeking for information 
 


Text from The Brunei Times: Police have launched an investigation into the death of a 39-year-old woman whose body was found at Bukit Shahbandar yesterday.

In a press statement, the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) said the cause of death is still under investigation while waiting for the post-mortem results. The body was found by personnel from the Gurkha Reserve Unit after a missing person report about the woman was lodged to the police on Sunday. Police did not name the woman, but provided a picture of her to the media.

The woman was last seen wearing a blue Adidas shirt, blue shorts and a pair of light-brown coloured shoes as well as a black and yellow waist pouch. The news of woman’s death was circulated on social media, prompting the police to issue a warning to members of the public not to spread any information that is baseless and can affect the investigation.

The RBPF further stated that Bukit Shahbandar and its surrounding area is closed until investigations have been completed.

Police are seeking public assistance to share information on the incident, which was believed to have happened on Sunday around 3pm to 7pm. Anyone with information can contact the police hotline 993 or 2232001 and 2232007.

 

  
 

SKECHERS Memory Foam 
 


Did I just grab your (ladies) attention with the headline? Calling all women who love their shoes, be sure to head down to SKECHERS (Kiulap, Seria and KB) and check out all the new styles and latest arrivals, especially those with Memory Foam.

Skechers was recently named the Best Lifestyle Brand of the Year and they are renowned for their Memory Foam insoles which is the ultra soft insole that instantly contours to your foot so it adds pressure relief and elevates everyday comfort from morning to night.

Who says nice shoes can’t be comfortable so be sure to check them out. Skechers has branches in Kiulap, Seria and KB town. Check out their Facebook page here for more info.

 


SKECHERS with Memory Foam insoles now available in our local stores
 


 


 

  
 

Dining in the Dark 
 


Check out the menu for this weekend. Let’s dine for a good cause. Click image to enlarge.
HISTORY of CONCEPT

The very first restaurant in dark originated in Zurich, Switzerland in 1999. The idea of dining in the dark originated in 1998 during the “Dialogue in the Dark” exhibition at the Zurich Museum of Design. The focus was to give the sighted people an insight into the experience of being blind. This idea emerged because of the great enthusiasm shown by visitors and the opportunity to create jobs for visually impaired people. In 1998 the Blind-Liecht foundation was founded by visually impaired people, and in 1999 a restaurant, bar and platform for education and culture in the dark was created in a former Methodist chapel in Zurich Seefeld.

WHY DINING IN THE DARK?

With the complete loss of vision — and the resulting heightening of the other four senses — an evening of Dining in the Dark is an extraordinary culinary adventure. The meal feels like more of a discovery for guests and servers.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

You will be warmly welcomed by your hostess who will guide you through the evening while you enjoy the most extraordinary course meal.  When you are comfortable you will adjust your mask and be guided to your table where the fun really begins. Your evening will be a combination of fine food, inspiring music and a story that ties everything together.   You’ll laugh and enjoy, you’ll guess what you are eating and you will focus on the food and each other. A dinner in total darkness, a completely new sensory experience is a worth to try. The optic nerve is overridden while your other senses take over. Every sound, every taste, and every breath is an adventure!

HOW DO WE SERVE?

Guided by “Darkness Experts”, all you have to do is relax and trust. Then, enjoy the great tasting food specially designed by Sorriso Restaurant Owner / Head Chef and team. Our service staff may consist of visually impaired and blind persons who lead their daily life without or with minimal light and special kid with Down syndrome.

CONTACT

For tickets inquiries, you can call 245 7729 or 242 3232. The event is brought to you by IA Salon, Fun Bee Park and Sorriso Restaurant & Pizzeria. This is a fund raising event for Brunei Darussalam National Association of the Blind.

 


Fun Bee Park’s Artistic Directress Cecilia Lee (Standing, L) explains the concept of ‘Dining in the Dark’ to the media invited to the menu preview while Chef Salvo of Sorriso (Standing, R), holds a list of dishes to be served during the September 13 and 14 event. Image courtesy of Azli Azney of The Brunei Times.

08
Sep

Woof, woof

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Joyous night with Baiduri 



Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Abdul Fattaah ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah, a member of the Board of Directors at Baiduri Bank Berhad with Mr. Pierre Imhof, the CEO of Baiduri Bank Berhad at Baiduri Bank Group’s Malam Silaturrahim

Late post: The Indera Samudra Grand Hall at the Empire Hotel and Country Club was a night of colourful and entertaining performances as the Baiduri Bank Group hosted their annual Malam Silaturrahim. The night was held to reconnect and strengthen ties with their customers and corporate clients who have been instrumental to the success and identity of Baiduri Bank.

The guest of honour for the event was Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Abdul Fattaah ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah, who is a member of the Board of Directors at Baiduri Bank.

The event, which kicked off with a dance number choreographed and performed by staff of Baiduri Bank Group. also showcased performances by the Bruneian World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) delegates; Dayat Ahim, Maria Grace Koh and Shian Li who performed their selected pieces from their recent WCOPA competition in Hollywood.

Mr. Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank, in his welcoming address expressed his thanks and appreciation to the guests for their continuous support during the past year and headlined the events that have shaped Baiduri Bank Group over the past year.

“Without the continuous support of our customers and associates, we will not have been able to achieve this, and for this, I would like to once again express our appreciation to all of you for the support and confidence given to us over the years,” said Imhof.

Around 1500 guests attended the event which included members of the royal family, ministers, senior government officials and prominent local business leaders and professionals. The guests also had the chance to be part of a lucky draw where a total of 40 lucky draw prizes were given away.





















  


#jomkahwinbn2014 



Datin Rosminah Hj Abd Hamid, wife of Police Commissioner, launched the event last weekend

Starlodge, in collaboration with Songket Wedding hosted a mini wedding showcase dubbed “Jom Kahwin”, a two-day event that has attracted a number of high profile exhibitors including local and Malaysian fashion designers and wedding professionals last weekend.

Launched by the wife of the Police Commissioner, Datin Rosminah Hj Abd Hamid, who was also the guest of honour, at Momo Restaurant of the hotel, the showcase is aimed at providing couples a one-stop place for their wedding needs.

“Starlodge has been revamped and newly refurbished. It has already become a venue for a variety of special occasions and events. The purpose of the wedding showcase is to cater for those looking to celebrate their big day in a newly refurbished venue,” said Starlodge Hotel Manager Christina Baker.

She added, “Every wedding is different and every wedding venue is different, and this is why we felt showcasing the Starlodge Wedding is key. We want to show people what a wedding setting against a uniquely beautiful refurbished property will look like.”

You can check out more postings from webstagram with the hashtag #jomkahwinbn2014 or you can click here for more pictures from the event.

 












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Pot Luck evening 



A great turn out at the pot luck event at Fun Bee Park. Images courtesy of Fun Bee Park.

A night where the radio listeners with the Pilihan FM on Woman Vitamin and Food Talk Segment radio program speakers gathered together with passion and harmony. Every attendee brought their own dishes cooked and prepared with personal touch. This kind of set up is often called potluck dinner.

A potluck is a gathering of people where each person or group of people contributes a dish of food prepared by the person or the group of people, to be shared among the larger gathered group.
Cecilia Lee, artistic directress of Fun Bee Park and D Mei Ting of RTB invited all the radio listeners who are passionate in cooking to show off their skills and interests in both traditional and foreign cuisines. Attendees came in as a family and gathered together to meet everyone and got a chance to try the best tasting dishes available in the table.

The aim of potluck dinner not only concerned on the festive of cuisines but more importantly is the opportunity to meet new people, exchange culture and traditions, and build self confidence to one another.

Food blogger Thanis Lim even shared one of his secret recipes to the diners. The night was filled with different shared stories, laughter, and exceptional dishes.

Indeed the radio program of Lee and DJ Mei Ting had built more fruitful relationship outside the station room. The said program continues to strive for reaching public through essential topics on food, health, and beauty. Watch out for further story sharing every Tuesdays from 10:20 am to 11 am at Pilihan FM under Woman Vitamin segment and every Saturday 10:30am to 11am under Food Talk segment. Text and images courtesy of Fun Bee Park.

 















  

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