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13
Aug

The Ice Breaker

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

His Majesty, a crowd puller 
 


His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam joining the crowd during the match between Indonesia and Brunei at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium last night. Picture: BT/Faiq Airudin

It’s good to know that His Majesty the Sultan walked section of the Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium from the VVIP area and it was a great reception from the sections of the crowd as they sang birthday songs to His Majesty. I have hardly seen His Majesty walking through different sections of the stadium and I wasn’t fortunate enough to be witness it. So the pictures that I’m posting are from @faiqairudin who had nice momentary shots of our Monarch.

The match between Brunei and Indonesia lived up to its expectation and it was a much needed win for Brunei as they lost their first match against Cambodia on the opening night. It was such a brilliant effort by Adi Said who scored a hat trick two nights ago and he just keeps on improving from time to time. Though he is listed as over-aged player, he seems to be an instrumental player for Brunei U-21 team. I’m just afraid that the U-21 team will rely too much on Adi Said’s services. That makes it 5 goals in 3 matches for Adi Said if you count the previous goals he scored for DPMM FC a week ago. There was an injury scare for Adi prior to the tournament but he managed to recover in time for the tournament.

Brunei will next play Singapore (Wednesday) and Vietnam (Friday). So do come in throngs and support Brunei and hope for a place in the semi-finals of the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy 2014. I shall be back for official duty coverage for the next two games before I head off flying again.


His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam (C) and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah (L), the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at Prime Minister’s Office accompanied by HRH Prince `Abdul Malik (R centre) personally greeted the crowd during the match between Indonesia and Brunei at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, yesterday. Picture:BT/Faiq Airudin
 

  
 

More on R. Williams 
 


Listen to my take on the late Robin Williams on The Popcorn Panel as a bonus episode

 

 

One of the best scenes from Good Will Hunting starring Robin Williams and Matt Damon

 

  
 

Michelin 
 


Do drop by Sin Hup Huat for more inquiries and I have been using Michelin brand for many years too. Follow them on instagram @sinhuphuat or Facebook SHHCO for more updates.
 

  
 

RB’s ambassador 
 


Royal Brunei Airlines (RB)’s new ambassador Wu Chun and Dermot Mannion, Deputy Chairman of RB during the press conference.

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) held a press conference on 8th August 2014 to announce Wu Chun as the national carrier’s new international brand ambassador.

“Wu Chun’s celebrity status in our regional markets, together with his renowned images as a family man makes him the ideal choice to represent the RB brand. His popularity will serve to better introduce RB and destination Brunei in the all-important China market and across Asia. RB is looking forward to a year of strategic marketing activities and exploring more collaboration in the future with Wu Chun in his ambassadorial role,” said Dermot Mannion, Deputy Chairman of RB.

According to Wu Chun. “I was introduced to RB’s brand attributes: authentic, gracious, delightful and optimistic; which I find fitting for my image as a family man, entrepreneur and a celebrity. As a Bruneian, to say that I am delighted to be linked to the RB brand is an understatement.”

He begins his tenure as RB’s international brand ambassador with an official signing ceremony to be held on 21st August 2014 in Shanghai to kick-start the campaign and activities.


Azaraimy of Borneo Bulletin asking a question
 


Dermot Mannion and Wu Chun carrying an RB model aircraft scale
 


Group photo with RB’s associates
 


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By the way, awesome deals to Singapore via RB
 

  

KIA’s Hari Raya Draw 

 


Hj Sulaiman the winner of the Grand Prize of KIA’s Hari Raya promotion

KIA car owner Hj Sulaiman Abdul Rahman walked away with $10,000 as the Grand Prize winner of Kia’s Hari Raya Promotion draw. This was part of the Korean Brand’s Hari Raya promotions, and Open House celebration.

Meanwhile, second and third prize winners, Alinayati Hj Perudin and Hj Amit Omar, received $5,000 and $3,000 respectively while another 15 lucky individuals went home with $500 each.
A total of 50 shortlisted customers out of the 800 who had purchased Kia cars between May 1 to July 31 were invited to the double celebration event, which saw representatives of various financial institutions, including Baiduri Finance and BIBD At-Tamwil Berhad draw names of winners.

Also present at the event were Grand Motors Managing Director, Frankie Ho, Grand Motors Executive Director, Hj Shaiful Rizal Pehin Dato Dr Hj Ahmad, Kia Sales Manager, Jacqueline Koh as well as the representatives from Baiduri Finance and BIBD At-Tamwil Berhad.

 


Alinayati Hj Perudin the runner up of KIA’s Hari Raya promotion


Hj Amit Omar the 2nd-runner up of KIA’s Hari Raya promotion


The crowd waiting for the KIA Hari Raya promotion draw last week

  

15
Jul

#DaulatKebawahDuliTuanPatik

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Happy Birthday, Your Majesty 
 


 

  
 

The World Cup memes 
 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


The most popular TV presenter of the World Cup from Korea 😀
 


 


 


 


 

 

YMRM crazy sale tonight 

Happening tonight 15th July 7pm to midnight at Galleria YMRM Tungku Link Branch only
 


The chairs also going pretty cheap at $14.90 for banquet chairs
 


I realised this isn’t part of the package
 


Have you get your songkok for Hari Raya?
 


Loads of super discounts tonight only at YMRM Tungku Link branch
 

  
 

 

L’OCCITANE now at MSC 



Finally L’Occitane is now open at Mabohai Shopping Complex

The management of the Mabohai Shopping Complex is very pleased to welcome L’OCCITANE to the Mabohai Shopping Complex. The shop opened its doors to the public on 7th July 2014.

L’OCCITANE offers a variety of personal care products, including face, body and hair care, and fragrances using ingredients gathered in the south of France and around the Mediterranean. Renowned for its high-quality, effective and natural beauty products, L’OCCITANE is anchored in Provence, France, where the fragrant fields of lavender are a constant reminder of the natural richness of this region.

The first L’OCCITANE store opened in 1981, in Provence. In 2013, L’OCCITANE had a presence in over 90 countries, with over 2,200 stores. In 2014, their story continues in the South East Asian region with its first store opening in Brunei Darussalam.

The opening of L’OCCITANE at Mabohai Shopping Complex further cements the vision of the Management to have branded and internationally recognized products as part of its growing family of tenants. Fans of L’OCCITANE’s high quality products now need not travel abroad to obtain or refill their favourite L’OCCITANE products.

In addition fans of L’OCCITANE will be delighted to know that the store carries its best-selling items such as the Shea Butter hand cream, and the L’OCCITANE Immortelle series, known for the anti-ageing properties. Aside from buying sole items, customers can also get L’Occitane gift boxes as presents for their loved ones, including men with its perfume series, Verdon.
Customers are also entitled to a L’OCCITANE Brunei VIP card with a nett purchase of $100, which gives them a five per cent discount on normal priced items.

The Complex Manager of Mabohai shopping complex, Yee-Man Cheng said that they are delighted to welcome L’OCCITANE to Mabohai shopping complex. “We’re thrilled that they have chosen this place to complement several other international brands residing at the premises.”

Visitors are welcome to visit the store which is located at the first floor of Mabohai Shopping Complex.





















  

01
May

#SyariahLawImplemented

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

The Penal Code Order begins 
 

His Majesty’s titan during the announcement of the enforcement of Phase One of the Syariah Penal Code Order at ICC yesterday 

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam today announced the enforcement of Phase One of the Syariah Penal Code Order with effect from May 1, 2014 during a declaration ceremony at the International Convention Centre.

The first phase of the Order covers general offences set by the state, including disrespecting the month of Ramadhan and not performing Friday prayers. The general offences are punishable by fines, imprisonment or both.

Corporal punishment such as whipping and amputation of limbs for crimes such as theft will not be enforced until the second phase. The death penalty will come into force in the third phase.
The implementation comes into force six months after His Majesty announced the gazette of the Islamic criminal law last October.

For more of the titah, you can click here. Text courtesy of The Brunei Times.

  

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5 wins in a row 
 

It was another straightaway professional victory for DPMM FC. They ironed a 2-0 victory over Woodlands Wellington FC at the Woodlands Stadium. Tosi scored his 10th goal of the season while young starlet Azwan Ali showed why he’s one of the most promising players in the S•League as his rasping drive gave a comfortable 2-0 victory.

DPMM FC could have scored more as I was watching the highlights and Woodlands were at a disadvantage as they were a man down when Walid Lounis was given his marching orders after 12 minutes of play.

The win cement DPMM FC on the summit of the league. The only worry for Steve Kean is Azwan Ali who was substituted in the second half due to an injury and let’s hope it’s not that serious.

Well done, DPMM FC for the three points and the clean sheet 😀

Pictures are taken by Alson Ong of S•League.


His Royal Highness Prince Sufri attended the game last night at Woodlands Stadium
 


DPMM FC line up last night
 


DPMM FC bench
 


Woodlands Wellington FC
 


Tosi on hot scoring form
 


Azwan Ali scored a goal but a minor scare after being taken off in second half for an injury
 


Subhi challenging for the ball
 


Steve Kean was all smiles
 


Woodlands’ mascot.. Maybe DPMM FC should have I too 😀

The highlights from last night’s match between Woodlands Wellington FC and DPMM FC

 

Logitech new launch 


Logitech today unveiled the Logitech X100 Mobile Speaker featuring go-anywhere portability and best-in-class sound, designed for people with active lifestyles.

With a head-turning design, the Logitech X100 Mobile Speaker delivers crystal-clear sound for its small size. Wherever you use it, the Logitech X100 suits your needs with Bluetooth connectivity, a five-hour battery life and a built-in mic for hands-free phone calls.

“We engineered the Logitech X100 Mobile Speaker to deliver an intuitive connect-and-play experience,” said Prasenjit Sarkar, Regional Director for Southeast Asia at Logitech. “Its compact design lets you take it anywhere you go and it’s easy to wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled device. It’s a perfect travel companion.”

The Logitech X100 Mobile Speaker comes in four bold colors that show off its eye-catching style, including grey, orange, yellow and green. Plus, its convenient micro-USB cable makes it easy to recharge the built-in lithium-ion battery so it’s ready to rock on your next adventure. Press release issued by Logitech (Malaysia).

 


The Logitech X100 Mobile Speaker
 


Logitech Country Business Manager for Malaysia and Brunei KP Sim with General Manager of Concepts Computer Vincent Pao at the launch of Logitech X100 Mobile Speaker and Logitech mouses
 


The media attending the product presentation

Now these products from Logitech are made available at Concepts Computer.

With the importance of IT mobility and the ability to access our IT tech anywhere and everywhere we need it, there rise a need for a highly reliable and comfortable wireless speaker that give you the sound quality that you need while also being robust enough to make it a perfect travel companion.

This is why Logitech, with the help of Concepts Computer, is proud to unveil the LOGITECH X100 Mobile Speaker featuring go-anywhere portability and best-in-class sound, and designed for people with active lifestyles. With a head-turning design, the LOGITECH X100 Mobile Speaker delivers crystal-clear sound for its small size. Wherever you use it, the Logitech X100 suits your needs with Bluetooth connectivity, a 5 hour battery life and a built-in mic for hands-free phone calls.

Talking to the media, Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer said, “Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to digital experiences they care about and also spans multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, this makes it the perfect partner for Concepts Computer to provide better services and products to Bruneian consumers. The introduction of the LOGITECH X100 Mobile Speaker is a small step in this partnership.”

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, added, ”The Logitech X100 Mobile Speaker delivers an intuitive connect-and-play experience and with its compact design, you can take it anywhere and stream music wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled device. Plus, its convenient Micro-USB cable makes it easy to recharge the built-in lithium-ion battery so it’s ready to use on your next adventure, making it a perfect travel companion.”

The Logitech X100 Mobile Speaker will be available, in four bold colours (Black/Grey, Purple/Yellow, Blue/Orange and Cyan/Green) that show off its eye-catching style, from Concepts Computer for $68 and will come with 1 (One) year warranty. For more information, please visit your nearest Concepts Computer showroom or call 2233551/2233552.


Mingling with the media
 


James Kon and Vincent Hong checking out the new line from Logitech
 

27
Mar

#VivaLaFrance

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 


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Plenty of opportunities 

 

at Energy Week 2014 

 


His Majesty speaking to Dyg Siti Saffawana Hj Suhaili, Brunei Shell Petroleum’s first female pilot


His Majesty touring the Shell Eco-Marathon area. All these cars are built by students.


The Minister of Energy, Pehin Datu Singamanteri Col (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Awg Hj Mohammad Yasmin bin Hj Umar, has always been very involved with the ongoing current Energy Week 2014 at BRIDEX. I haven’t seen such an involved and hand-ons minister. Pehin and his team has invested a lot of effort and contribution in creating opportunities for the community. So I’m very honoured to see your high involvement, Pehin, in making this event not just bigger but a successful one and hopes the momentum doesn’t just end there.

With the current rate of local unemployment on the increase during the past few years, relatively coinciding with the rapid hike in the number of graduates of higher education, the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam continues to provide more job opportunities to accommodate local job seekers.

Over 1,000 job vacancies have been made available at the Oil and Gas Career and Job Fair of the Energy Week 2014, which was launched last Monday by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam at the Bridex International Convention Centre in Jerudong. Held annually since 2011, the fair aims to encourage locals to dive into a career in the oil and gas industry in Brunei Darussalam.

Fifty five companies will be present throughout the Energy Week, readied with a total of 1,130 technical and non-technical positions up for grabs.

Classified into 14 job categories, the fair has 320 vacancies in the field of engineering; 255 in construction; 194 in health, security, safety and environment; 133 in operations; 91 in marine; 40 in business/finance; 32 in IT; 27 in administration; 18 in logistics; 10 in hospitality/catering; five in legal; two in aviation; two in human resources and one in the supply chain.


When you cycle, you create energy and this is one way to create energy conservatively. Currently BSP Pavilion is having a mini competition to those who can bring the most energy/watts in one minute span. This student from ITB was the highest scorer then but lost his energy level after realising he didn’t have any meals since breakfast. Hope you are better now 🙂


I only managed to produce half of what the ITB student did


Another student creating energy through cycling


Marul in his coveralls


There is also quizzes to try out at BSP Pavilion at Energy Week 2014

On top of the 55 job vacancy booths, the fair also features career development paths for certain jobs skill pool in the industry, as well as a CV writing clinic which should be able to aid job applicants to get a better idea of how best to structure their curriculum vitae in respect to the fields they intend to pursue.

Like in previous job fairs, this year’s participating companies will also be conducting walk-in interviews and live demonstrations.

The Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office (EDPMO) will continue to work closely with oil and gas industry players to achieve the goal of creating at least 50,000 employment opportunities and producing 5,000 professional locals and 35,000 skilled and semi-skilled workers in the energy sector in line with the nation’s Vision 2035. Text courtesy of  Khal Baharulalam of Borneo Bulletin.

 


One of first steps if you want to be involved in Oil and Gas is to sign up and register. Procedure is simple and more than 1,000 applicants have already registered


I learnt some new about “marker fitter” and it is a very specialized technique of welding. The more advanced you are in qualifications, the more pay you will get and entry level is at zero knowledge. Why not give this a shot?


Faizal gave me some insight of his job scope and he seems to be a hardworking individual who never wants to stop learning and gain experience. We need more youth like him.


It’s nice to see our locals knowing technical stuff and explaining on how the pressure gauge works.


Do you know that scaffolding pays good money when you go up the rank? This is another avenue for the youth to be involved with and trust me, you will enjoy this and you will surprised how much the pay is once you go through different levels and experiences as a scaffolder. Thanks Jeffrin for the information. 

  


Phase 2 of Hengyi’s multi-billion 
 

dollar plan starting 2019 
 


His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam visiting Hengyi Industries Sdn Bhd’s pavilion at the 2014 Energy Week Exhibition
Phase two of Hengyi’s multi-billion dollar oil refinery and aromatics production plant is expected to begin operation in 2019, two years after phase one production begins, according to information from their pavilion at the Energy Week fair at the BRIDEX International Convention Centre.

According to the information displayed at their booth, phase one is expected to begin operation in 2017.

Phase one will produce petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, Jet A-1 fuel and petrochemical products such as paraxylene and benzene, said the company in a press statement. It also noted that the construction for phase one is scheduled to begin as soon as “once all conditions have been satisfied”.

According to one of Hengyi’s technicians, William Kwok who was at their pavilion at the Energy Week exhibition, work in clearing the land has been completed and they are at the moment, reclaiming areas of sea that will eventually be used to dock tankers.

He assured that they have been keeping in line with the Environmental Impact Assessment that has been done prior to the start of the project, and will continue to follow it when they begin operations.

For example, they have deployed monitoring devices for the reclamation process so that debris and other ground matter that had been disturbed would not spread too far from the construction site, contaminating its surroundings. “The devices measure the turbidity of the water, so if it gets too high, we stop construction and let it settle first,” he said.

He also noted that there are a number of heritage sites, usually old cemeteries, had been fenced off and expected to be left undisturbed.

Kwok also explained a number of technologies that they plan to use once the plant has been built, including a heat reclaimation system that hoped to reduce emissions as well as a “mulit-feed distillation system” which distills sea-water to fresh water for use by the refinery which uses relatively low energy compared to other systems.


 


His Majesty signs a plaque at Hengyi Industries
 


The force behind Hengyi Industries.
The investment for Phase one of the project is expected to create about 780 job opportunities.

Phase two, an expansion of the petrochemical production, is expected to push the total project cost to USD$6 billion, from the USD$4 billion invested into phase one. Another 700 or more jobs are expected to be added once phase two begins operation, according to the company’s information at the Energy Week 2014 exhibition.

The total area the refinery and aromatics production plant is expected to occupy is about 280 hectares.

Hengyi Industries were among one of the companies that showcased an interactive booth displays representing company profile, local business development activities, Universiti Brunei Darussalam & Zhejiang University scholarship programme and products display amongst others.

Hengyi Industries also took part in the Job Fair & LBD Forum that showcased the various educational schemes, employment opportunities and business development initiatives undertaken to increase the ‘local content’ of locally registered companies.

According to previous reports, The phase one complex will be able to produce 1.5 million tonnes a year of diesel; 400,000 tonnes a year of gasoline; one million tonnes per year of jet kerosene; 1.5 million tonnes per year of naphtha, 1.5 million tonnes per year of paraxylene (PX) and 500,000 tonnes per year of benzene. Source: The Brunei Times.

 

  
 

Brunei to celebrate 
 

Earth Hour on Saturday 
 


His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei mingling with representatives of Earth Hour Brunei at Energy Week 2014 at BRIDEX. There will be there until Saturday.

It’s happening soon. Earth Hour that is. It’s an awareness about energy conservation and it’s no surprise that Brunei is joining again this year. So basically it’s switching off non-essential lights for an hour (normally from 8:30pm) and this year, our Minister of Development will lead the symbolic “lights-off” initiative at Yayasan Sultan Hj Hassanal Bolkiah this Saturday 29th March.

Apparently there will be ongoing activities to keep the spirit and the momentum of Earth Hour celebration in Brunei. There will be a fun run and cycle ride and even a night walk around Bandar. Of course, the best form of spreading such news is on social media and I urged all of you to share this moment on instagram with the hashtag #EHBN and you can follow them too @earthhourbn for more details and updates.

Did you know this year’s global ambassador for Earth Hour is Spider-Man with a simple message to inspire individuals to become “superheroes for the planet”. Nice!! I shall be covering that event organised by WWF-Singapore where there will be a special appearance by the casts of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 at the Marina Bay Skyline.

As for Brunei, the other landmarks will be Kampung Ayer Cultural and Tourism Gallery, Royal Wharf, and Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque. For more information, you can visit their website.

 


Join the instagram bandwagon and spread the awareness of Earth Hour

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You can also order merchandise. Click image to order.
 

 

Spider-Man Earth Hour 2014 Superhero Ambassador

 

  
 

French Exhibition in April 
 


His Excellency Jean Yves Berthault, French Ambassador in Brunei Darussalam hosting dinner for the media and bloggers at his residence two nights ago

Thank you, Your Excellency Jean Yves Berthault for hosting the media and bloggers two nights ago at his residence. Jean Yves Berthault is the current French Ambassador in Brunei Darussalam. I really love the residence which has an awesome view of the river from the top of the hill along Kota Batu area. Furthermore, we all were well fed by the excellent cuisine and we were treated to various kinds of cheese as well 😀

The reason for the dinner invitation was to officially announce by the French Ambassador of the upcoming event organised by the French Embassy in Brunei Darussalam, a French Exhibition – A Showcase of Everything French. The event will take place on Saturday 5th April 2014 at the Times Square Shopping Centre.

His Excellency said that this is the first time that the French Embassy organised such event and the aim is to give the community of Brunei Darussalam a taste of what France as to offer. There will be activities such as the French Cuisine Showcase, basic French Language tutorial by Alliance Francaise, education opportunities with Campus France, car showcase by Peugeot and showcase of welding expertise from Institut de Soudure.

His Excellency shared that these showcases will also reinforce bilateral businesses between Brunei and France as well as the trust they place in the vibrant future of Brunei Darussalam.

France is also in support to Brunei’s VISION 2035 by encouraging the development of cooperation in vocational studies. In this case, Institut de Soudure is to set up a high-end vocational study with Mechanical Training Centre so that our locals will be given a high quality training for welding to match the demands especially in the Oil and Gas sector. I personally went to see the booth of Syarikat Pakar Tenaga Bersatu at the Energy Week 2014 at BRIDEX to learn more on how they are involved in the training program for welders. You will be surprised how much welders can earn as they rise up the ranks and qualifications.

Also present during the dinner was Pierre Imhof, the President of the French Brunei Business Association and he plays an important role in the synergies of French brands, companies and organisations with Brunei Darussalam.

So do come to the French showcase on the Saturday 5th April 2014 at the Times Square Shopping Centre and you can also stand a chance to win two airplane tickets to France as part of the lucky draw sponsored by Air France.

The event is supported by Total, French Brunei Business Association, Amundi Asset Management, Air France, Institut de Soudure, Peugeot, Michelin, Alliance Francaise and Campus France.

 


James Kon of Borneo Bulletin, Reeda Malik of Anakbrunei.org, Shaun Hoon of Catalyst and Pierre Imhof, President of French Brunei Business Association
 


The iconic Eiffel Tower in France
 


The lovely dinner I enjoyed very much. Thank you, Your Excellency 😀
 


I met a new friend, Hijab, His Excellency’s 11 year old cat brought from Pakistan. She’s such a manja cat.
 


French Exhibition happening on Saturday 5th April 2014
 

  
 

Lobo wins RC race 
 


Muhd Syazli Haji Domeng (LOBO) recently won first prize in the Grand Prix Tamiya Standard Original category in the 1st ASEAN Tamiya Mini4wd, Jakarta

Late post: Just some updates on Tamiya Mini 4WD. Though this was two weeks ago but still newsworthy. One Bruneian managed to bag first place in the Grand Prix Tamiya Standard Original category in the 1st ASEAN Tamiya Mini4wd, Jakarta. There were more than 160 participants with 10 representatives from Brunei. First place went to Muhd Syazli Haji Domeng (LOBO) and another Bruneian Haji Asri finished 5th in the same category. The event is organised by Corner Hobby Shop Indonesia.

The event took place on 8th and 9th March and this is a lead up to the World Championship which will be held in November in Japan. Well done to the Bruneians who made it to Top 5 in a pool of 160 participants. A great effort indeed. Images courtesy of the participants.

 


The participants from Brunei in the recent competition

25
Mar

#Energized

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

 

His Majesty launched Energy Week 
 


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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 


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


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


His Majesty at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
 


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


His Majesty at the Ministry of Communications booth
 


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


His Majesty signing on one of the cars
 


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


His Majesty being briefed by another UBD student
 


His Majesty paid a visit at Brunei Shell Marketing booth
 


His Majesty toured around BSM
 


His Majesty signing a plaque at Idar booth
 


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


His Majesty greeting the associates of Total
 


His Majesty opportunity with Green Brunei
 


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


His Majesty being brief by Microsoft Brunei
 


His Majesty at Bureau Veritas
 


His Majesty having a light drink at the Oman booth
 


His Majesty visiting Multitrons Sdn Bhd
 


 


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


His Majesty checking out the hybrid Lexus
 


His Majesty at the energy saving smart home
 

 

  
 

His Majesty impressed 
 

with Energy Week 2014 
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


His Majesty at TSK booth
 


His Majesty visiting Philips booth
 


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


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


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


His Majesty at Masrojaya Electrical
 


His Majesty at Brunei Gas Carrier booth
 


His Majesty at BLNG booth
 


His Majesty being briefed at Brunei Methanol Company booth
 


His Majesty looking at the hybrid cars on display
 


His Majesty being briefed by Japanese counterparts on FDI
 


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


His Majesty with representatives of Earth Hour Brunei
 


His Majesty at Berakas Power Station booth
 


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


His Majesty with Mitsubishi Corporation
 


His Majesty at Petronas Booth
 


The Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office booth
 


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

  
 

MH370 ended in  
 

southern Indian Ocean 
 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  
 

Aladdin on skates 
 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The official poster for Aladdin on Skates
 


The show times in April
 


One show will be dedicated to charitable organisations
 


You can purchase your tickets at The Mall
 

  
 

Message of Hope  
 

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

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

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


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


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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