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Back to normal

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News


Glad it’s back 

Finally I’m back in Brunei after 10 days of holiday and it seemed like a long time. I miss being active with my coverage and furthermore, I miss the familiar faces I see now and then (you know who you are). I’m almost out of shape.. Well, it was more of a reference to my fitness level where tennis is mostly involved. The tennis group recently had a short trip to Miri yesterday for a friendly match between our tennis group and from the Miri side.

I’m kinda out of touch but thanks to The Brunei Times social media updates and the multiple sharing on my Facebook feeds on The Brunei Times’ articles, I feel that I’m in the loop of the happenings in Brunei.

The cycling event was, of course, the highlight of the week. It was rare to see His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam participating in a cycling event and it was lead by over 800 cyclists. Amazing feat indeed and I’ve never known that there are many cycling enthusiasts in Brunei alone. His Majesty cycled in the 15 km bicycle ride to mark his 70th birthday. All I can say is 70 and still going strong.. Amazing!!!

In other news, Pokemon Go seems to have taken Brunei by storm or Asia for that matter. When I was outstation, my social media feeds were dominated by Pokemon statuses and images. Is this a good thing or a negative thing? There’s nothing wrong for sure but just make you don’t drive and PoGo or escape work time to level up on your game. The question is how long will the phase last for? The developers had already made a few hundred millions through their purchase add-ins and in the first 5 weeks, they have earned more than USD 268 million. Amazing!! So for now, Pokemon Go is here to stay and no, I’m not one of them players huhu.

So enjoy your week, peeps and stay in touch through my social media feeds. Oh yea, thanks the Bluehost support team for scanning and cleaning my site. It was attacked by some unwanted Viiiirrruuussss… 🙁 So I’m glad it’s back and running.


His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, yesterday led over 800 people in an unprecedented 15 kilometre bicycle ride to mark his 70th birthday. Accompanying His Majesty was His Royal Highness Prince Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office. Image courtesy of Vincent Hong.

This could be one of the reasons why bicycle sales have increased

My final day in Malaysia before heading back. I’ve been lacking sleep but enjoyed my break so far in Ipoh, Penang and Kuala Lumpur

A successful event hosted by Honey Carsmart last weekend for their Grand Sale weekend and also getting involved with charities

The tennis friendly match between our tennis group (Aiman’s students) and players from Miri. It was held at Miri yesterday. Too bad I couldn’t make it and it was great exposure for the young players to play abroad.

It was first time staying in an AirBnB apartment in Kuala Lumpur and it was pretty good. I love the room and the host, Melvyn, is friendly and helpful. I also met a new friend from AirBnB and she’s staying in the other room of the apartment. I’m impressed with her resume as she has worked in Malta before. It was nice knowing you, Michiko. I hope you visit Brunei one day and we both have something in common. We support Liverpool 😀

My third Kpop concert and I kinda like the energy of the boy band, iKon. The concert took place at Indoor Stadium Negara. Kuala Lumpur last weekend. I had the privilege to cover the event (many postings on Snapchat). Congratulations to Kelly Wee and Vili Tee on winning the tickets and big thanks to Yuslin for arranging the tickets and my media pass.

The second consolation prize draw was held last Friday for the “Win the Helix” promotion. So far they had 5,925 entries for the month of July alone. The promotion ends 31st August. So you still have a chance to win the grand prize – Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI. Image above are the members of the press who drew the names and witnessed by the management of Brunei Shell Marketing.

I caught a record of 6 movies in my recent trip. Suicide Squad and Bad Moms twice actually *lol* You can tell how much of a movie buff I am 😀

Though I complained too much about Batman v Superman, I still caught again from the in-flight entertainment on Royal Brunei Airlines. Thank you, Aunty Jacky for the upgrade 😀 It was nice catching up again and see you this Friday



Me before you

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News


Win with Helix promotion 

BSM Managing Director, Pg Shamhary Pg Dato Paduka Hj Mustapha (R) and Mohd Adini Hj Mohd Daini (L), Head of Branding and Communications, unveiling the grand prize last week. Image courtesy of Billah Hasan of The Brunei Times.

Members of the media posing with the mock grand prize during the promotional launch

Brunei Shell Marketing Co. Sdn. Bhd. (BSM) launches Win with Helix promotion at the lobby of PGGMB Building in Jalan Kianggeh. The event was officiated by BSM Managing Director, Pengiran Shamhary Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mustapha.

The promotion is in line with BSM’s appreciation towards Shell Helix Passenger Car Motor oil (PCMO) users and is held for a period of three months from 1 June 2016 to 31 August 2016. There will be consolation prizes which will be announced in July and August respectively and the grand draw has been set for September 2016. The date and venue for the grand draw shall be announced by BSM in due course.

End user will be entitled to one (1) entry form for each purchase of 4L of Shell Helix Motor Oil which comprises of Shell Helix Ultra, Shell Helix HX7 and Shell Helix HX5. Drop boxes are available for completed entry forms at participating BSM Authorised Distributors, Dealers and Retail Stations which can be located from www.bsm.com.bn.

According to independent worldwide consulting and research firm, Kline and Company, Shell has been named the world’s lubricants No.1 global supplier for the 9th consecutive year in 2014.

Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology (Gas-to-Liquid) harnesses the power of natural gas combining with Active Cleansing Technology, bringing together over 3500 patents and 40 years of research to create a revolution in motor oil. Key benefits include unsurpassed sludge protection, better fuel economy, low oil consumption and exceptional extreme temperature performance. It has also received the seal of approval from some of the world’s most respected car manufacturers, including BMW Motorsport, Chrysler, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Maserati, Mercedez-Benz and Volkswagen.

The latest Shell Helix portfolio is suitable for both Diesel and Gasoline engines.

For any enquiries and feedback, please email BSM-External-Affairs@shell.com


So make sure you buy the genuine products from BSM

The Shell Helix Ultra




SsangYong XLV 

SsangYong XLV during the press launch at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

T.C.Y. Motors gave a sneak peek at the new SsangYong XLV in a press preview at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on May 24th.

Following in the footsteps of the successful Tivoli Launch, the new XLV gives you the feel of a luxury car with its stylish interior, and maximizes carrying capacity, thanks to its lengthened body.

The XLV made its debut as the XLV Air Concept during the IAA Motor Show in Frankfurt in 2015.  The extremely favorable feedback received during this debut gave SsangYong Motor the confidence to put the car into production.

The XLV shares the same platform and 2600mm wheelbase as the Tivoli, but with more space to boot with a load capacity of 720 cubic litres of space. The XLV features a 1.6 litre petrol and 6-speed automatic, two-wheel drive.

The unique styling cues that distinguished the Tivoli are retained in the XLV, including its harmoniously fused SUV body design, sporty look and floating roofline.

Designed to offer a multi-role, multi-function solution to a wide range of customers, the XLV provides just the versatility needed to meet a wide range of individual lifestyles, from outdoor excursions, ferrying sports equipment, or just ensuring all the luggage makes it to the airport on the family holiday.

Like their Facebook Page, SsangYong Brunei, and follow their Instagram Account @ssangyongbru, for updates and competitions.










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