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20
Jun

#JustGreat

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

The happening Fiesta 

 

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

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

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

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



















  

 

Peugeot Hari Raya Promotion 
 


Click image to enter Peugeot Brunei’s website
 

  
 

Shop at Malppy.com 
 


Check out the ladies’ jerseys

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

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

 

  
 

Bruneians at Communicasia 
 

For the sixth consecutive year, the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) leads participation in CommunicAsia, and this year AITI has included eleven home grown ICT businesses in the Brunei Pavilion. On the first day, Brunei’s Minister of Communications, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar, visited the Brunei Darussalam Pavilion. He witnessed two signing ceremonies and officiated the launching of two “Made in Brunei” applications. Also present to witness the signing ceremonies was Minister for Information, Communications and Arts of the Republic of Singapore, Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim.

On the same afternoon, the two (2) Ministers witnessed the signing of the agreement for consultancy services to develop an ICT Manpower Masterplan and training for the development of an ICT Industry Competency Framework between AITI and IDA International Pte Ltd. Signing on behalf of AITI was its Chief Executive, Haji Yahkup bin Haji Menudin while IDA International Pte Ltd was represented by Chief Executive Officer Mr. Vincent Wong Wah Kit. This partnership aims to analyse challenges and provide solutions to Human Resources Development (HRD), ICT manpower demand and skill needs and also build ICT human resources to meet national needs.

The second signing was a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalise cooperation between Halbase Company and Islamic Singapore Networks to promote “Made in Brunei” Islamic applications in Singapore. Signing on behalf of Halbase Company was Mr. Rushdi Dato Ibrahim and ISGN was represented by Mr. Fadzuli Wahab.

Both Ministers toured the Brunei Darussalam Pavilion and were introduced to the exhibitors before the Brunei Darussalam’s Minister of Communications consented to launch new products by PHMD Publishing Company and SocialBuzz Advertising.

 


Brunei’s Minister of Communications, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar and Minister for Information, Communications and Arts of the Republic of Singapore, Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim witnessed the MoU between AITI and IDA International Pte Ltd

Rushdi Dato Ibrahim of Halbase Company signing with Fadzuli Wahab of ISGN while the two ministers witnessed

PHMD Publishing Company (www.phmdpublishing.com) launched MindPlus, a mobile learning application which provides accurate and validated information or educators, parents and students. The MindPlus platform itself is flexible enough to adapt to different types and methods of education such as professional training and academic knowledge. To prove the concept, MindPlus currently focuses on Islamic Knowledge to tap on the global Muslim market.

SocialBuzz Advertising (www.thegigland.com) launched The Gigland (beta). This is a global geo-location based micro-tasking marketplace. The platform gives users’ unique location a whole new meaning and a way to capitalise on new ways to perform specific micro tasks and monetise their skills.

AITI brings Brunei businesses to CommunicAsia to extend their global reach and provide an opportunity to keep up with technology trends. This allows our home grown businesses to benchmark themselves against international innovators and further develop their businesses.

For more information please visit the business websites, www.aiti.gov.bn or email info@aiti.gov.bn

 


SocialBuzz Advertising launching beta version of The Gigland

PHMD Publishing Company launching MindPlus
 

  
 

17
Jun

#WhatAFinaleforGOT

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

HRH nabs MVS 
 


His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Muntaqim ended the 2nd Brunei Interclub Swimming Championships with another gold last Sunday after finishing first in the 50m freestyle event at the National Aquatics Centre at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas. Competing under the banner of the ISB Hammerheads, HRH Prince ‘Abdul Muntaqim also won “The Most Valuable Swimmer” medal in his age group. Click image to read more. Image courtesy of The Brunei Times.
 

  
 

Royal Brunei Airlines 
 


Experience a perfect getaway to selected destinations from #Brunei with our superb all-inclusive fares starting from BND 252 per person. Conditions apply. For more information and to book, click image
 

   
 

Brunei vs Mongolia 
 


Come and support Brunei tonight
Report by Syarif Rasani of The Brunei Times: National rugby captain Muhammad Redha Hj Adinin hopes they can come out on top at today’s Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) Asian 5 Nations Division IV tournament.

The national team will be facing a tough test against Mongolia – who have a significant advantage in size – before meeting Cambodia on Saturday. The competition’s other game will see Cambodia face Mongolia on Thursday.

“Our expectations are to definitely win the tournament,” Redha told The Brunei Times yesterday.

“We’re ready to put everything on the line to defend our home ground until the last whistle blows.

“We have the advantage of familiarising ourselves with the pitch (at the Balapan Track and Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas), weather and climate changes.”

The national team will be heading into battle boosted by two successful warm up matches where they defeated the Miri Rhinos 44-21 and Labuan 28-13.

Redha noted that winning their tune up games will definitely help their confidence.

“However, the main intentions of those two matches were to see how well we played as a team as a solid pack executing all the game plan set for us and if the game plan was best suited to each and every individual’s capabilities,” said Redha.

“Perfectly executing our game plan and in dentifying the areas that we needed to work on were considered a victory to us, while winning the two clashes was a bonus,” he added.

Vice-captain Ahmad Faez Anuar admitted that the national squad do not know much about today’s opponents as they have never played against other before.

“We know that the Mongolia Rugby Football Union (MRFU) have been around for a bit and we do know for sure that they would want to win this tournament to make a statement, as much as the Leopards (Brunei national team) do,” said Faez.

“It’s going to be a tough game and I’m sure both teams will be hungry for points.

“Ideally, we would have loved to get more time and perhaps more test matches, but the camp we had has propelled and sculptured us a lot – but the real answer will be portrayed on the field this week.

“The team has bonded tremendously. Skipper Redha and I are happy with how the team is getting along.

“The brotherhood spirit is strong in this team as every player knows each other’s traits in and out of the pitch, so we know we’ve got each other’s back come game time,” added Faez.

Brunei will have four days rest before they take on Cambodia on Saturday. Cambodia beat Brunei 38-0 and 28-0 during the Division V tournament in Cambodia last year.

 


The national rugby team posing for a team photo before their warm up match against Labuan on June 7 at the LDA Field in Labuan. Hosts Brunei face Mongolia in their Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) Asian 5 Nations Division IV opener today before meeting Cambodia on Saturday. Image courtesy of Iqbal Selamat.
 

  
 

FIFA 14 tournament 
 


The FIFA 14 tournament is back!!

Craving for another football gaming tournament? For those familiar with FIFA 14, we will be holding a mini FIFA 14 PS3 tournament at Hua Ho Manggis Mall. It’s been a while since I organised one and this was back during my Brunei Cyber Games days. Since Hua Ho Manggis is organising a football fiesta event, I thought it would be nice to give a helping hand to an event that I enjoyed organizing.

There will be two categories to choose from:

1) World Cup (Round Robin) $10 Entry Fee

2) Knock Out (Elimination) $8 Entry Fee

You can register at Hua Ho Manggis at the ground floor during opening hours and you can choose your session (either morning, afternoon or evening slots) for World Cup or Knock Out category.

Each registrant will receive a Panini Sticker Album, a few sticker packets and some goodies as well. There will be prize, trophies and medals for the top three participants and thank you to the sponsors of this event – Red Bull, Standard Chartered Bank, Hua Ho Manggis, Panini, Armtrix Enterprise, Malpyy.com and Johnson & Johnson.  And also a big thank you to Kristal FM for announcing this event.

I shall be posting the rules and regulations soon but I strongly suggest that you bring your own PS3 controllers. The console platform for this tournament is a PS3 by the way. Sorry, it won’t on a PS4 platform just yet. Good luck to all the participants and let’s bring up the spirit of football once again in conjunction with the World Cup 2014.


Hua Ho Football Fiesta
 

  
 

Win a new home!! 
 


Maybe the biggest kind of lucky draw by a motor car dealer in Brunei that I know of in many years
Grand Motors Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Kia vehicles in Brunei and the second largest automotive dealer in the country, celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year with a series of promotions for its loyal Kia customers until the end of 2014.

Purchase any Kia vehicle from 1st May to 31st December 2014 and have a chance to win a host of exciting prizes, including the grand prize of a dream house!

“This is our way of thanking our supporters and patrons for their continued support and loyalty for thirty years to Grand Motors and the Kia brand,” said Frankie Ho, Managing Director of Grand Motors Sdn Bhd. He added, ” We hope that by giving back to our clients, we can convey the message that Grand Motors will continue to provide the best vehicles and service for the Bruneian motorist in the years to come.”

This is the first time any automotive brand will offer a brand new house as a grand prize. Also up for grabs is a brand new Kia F/L Optima 2.4L SX Automatic for the second prize and a Kia Cerato 1.6 SX Automatic Sedan as the third prize. Other prizes include a brand new 13-inch Apple MacBook Air, an iPhone 5S, an iPhone 5C, an iPad Mini, and cash. Never has there been a better time to buy a new car.

Grand Motors has even more surprises in store for their beloved customers, such as cash rewards for those who purchase their new wheels between 1st May to 31st July 2014. Their Hari Raya promo gives 50 lucky shortlisted new Kia owners a chance to win up to $10,000 cash, the perfect way to celebrate the festive season on a high note.

So don’t hesitate, head down to the Kia showroom and celebrate with Grand Motors for more details about their promotions and experience the service and dedication that has served the nation for three decades.

You can also follow their Facebook page for updates on Kia.

 


Executive Directors of Grand Motors Pg Hj Abd Qahar Pg Sanggamara Diraja Major General (Rtd) Pg Hj Ibnu Ba’asith and Hj Shaiful Rizal Pehin Dato Dr Hj Ahmad with Marketing Manager of Grand Motors Precious Casao, KIA sales manager Jacquline Koh and Managing Director of Grand Motors Frankie Ho at the press conference for the 30th Anniversary of Grand Motors last May. Image courtesy of Rebecca Oi of The Brunei Times.
 


The grand prize is a new home. Awesome!!
 


Kia has been very active in roadshows and it’s no surprise that they are doing quite well for Brunei market
 


The new Kia Cerato Coupe which I test drove a few weeks ago and it’s a good ride too
 

  
 

Andy Cole in September 
 


ANDY COLE WILL BE BACK IN BRUNEI!!!! This will be his third visit to Brunei. Come and enjoy the EPL 2014 on 27 September 2014 at the National Stadium. Grab your ticket now! You may visit S-Team Solutions office across Time Square Mall or socialmart.com.bn
 

  
 

Mabohai Shopping Complex 
 

The Mabohai Shopping Complex recently concluded the celebration of Father’s Day last weekend at the complex from 13th to 15th June 2014.

The Father’s Day weekend event kicked off with the opening of Brunei Hobby Con 2014. The event featured competitions in Kit Customization, On the Spot Building and Kits Exhibition. The event was co-organized with the Brunei Plamo Group. Supporters for the event included Toy Nation, Half Half, Inuyham and Hobby Model Enterprise. Winners in the competitions received cash vouchers worth $150, $100 and $50 plus trophies.

There were also experts in kit building who coached beginners in model kit building. A demonstration by Toolbox on the use of Airspray was also conducted.

Various tenants of the complex held special Father’s Day promotions and activities. Participating stores included Starbucks, Bossini, Best Eastern, Globalart, Savy’s Brasserie, Blitz and Carousel Maternity & Gifts.

The Complex Manager of Mabohai Shopping Complex said:

“We were delighted to mark Father’s Day by organising a range of activities catered especially for Dads. We hope that fathers and their families who were at the complex over the weekend had fun participating in the various activities. For updates of what’s happening at the Mabohai Shopping Complex, please check out our Facebook, IG & twitter feeds.”

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

 


Winners of the Brunei Hobby Con 2014 at Mabohai Shopping Complex
 


Little kid creating an origami craft for his dad at the Global Art activity area during I Love U Dad Father’s Day weekend at Mabohai Shopping Complex
 


 


Hobby fans at the Hobby Con 2014 at Mabohai Shopping Complex
 


Don’t forget this important appointment! FREE Heart Health Talk and Free Health Screening by Gleneagles JPMC on the 21st June 2014 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Event Stage of Mabohai Shopping Complex. Sign up now. Call 2611883 ext 2513 and look for Cynthia to book your spot. Limited seats available
 

  
 

15
Jun

#whatNext

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Dugout Treble World Cup podcast 
 


Check out the debut podcast of Dugout Treble which is dedicated to World Cup highlights, news and opinions starring Rano Iskandar and co-host Jason Rumpun.

 

  
 

Panini gathering/exchange 
 


Happening today at Hua Ho Manggis
 

  
 

Hua Ho Football Fiesta 
 


Lau Soon Tiong, manager of Hua Ho Manggis, thanked all the sponsors and partners of the event
 

Yesterday, Hua Ho Manggis Mall launched the Hua Ho Football Fiesta for the delight of football fans and Hua Ho customers where they can enjoy plenty of activities until the following weekend. Most of the activities are related to football, one of the popular sports in Brunei Darussalam, and the event is also coincided with the ongoing World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

One of the highlights of the Hua Ho Football Fiesta is the Hua Ho FIFA 14 PS3 tournament. There will be two categories which will be the World Cup category (round robin) and the knock out category (single elimination). The winner of World Cup category will get an iPad Mini, SCB $50 Mastercard Cashcard and a World Cup replica trophy. The winner of the Knock out category will get a $200 Hua Ho cash voucher, a Red Bull tumbler and a winner’s trophy. There will be consolation prizes as well. The entry fee will be $10 for World Cup category and $8 for Knock Out category. Each of the participants will also get a Panini Sticker Album with some stickers and a Johnson & Johnson Listerine. Interested parties who want to sign up for the tournament can visit Hua Ho Manggis Mall atrium level from 10am to 10pm. The tournament will be from 20th to 22nd June 2014.

Currently, at the Hua Ho Manggis Mall, there is the KFC 11 Foosball Challenge which ends on 19th June 2014. There are many fantastic prizes to be won for participants. The 1st prize will be an Adidas Brazuca Rio official match ball, a Golden Boot Champion’s Trophy, Hua Ho Sports Voucher, KFC merchandise, FKC Food Voucher and Revive Drink. There will be other fantastic consolation prizes for the participants.

Standard Chartered Bank will be having a special promotion for shoppers at Hua Ho Manggis Mall. From 10th to 22nd June 2014, you can stand a chance to win a 60” Sony 3D Internet TV or Liverpool FC merchandise when you shop with you Standard Chartered Hua Ho MasterCard at Hua Ho Manggis Mall. There will be a “spin the wheel” activity as well.

There will be a photography competition. Simply “SNAP, PRINT and PASTE” of the Hua Ho Football Fiesta event. Once you snapped a photo of the activities of the event, then simply slot your SD card into the Canon Selphy CP-910 printer to print your selected photo. Once printed, fill in your details and paste your photo on the board for display. The judges will assess the photos at the end of the competition date. Top 3 winners will win a Canon PowerShot S110, a Canon IXUS 310HS and a Canon PowerShot A2500 respectively. This activity is sponsored by Interhouse Company.

There will be ongoing quizzes during the Hua Ho Football Fiesta and the public can win goodies sponsored by Concepts Computer.

Red Bull is organizing a mini football activity where those who buy a Red Bull are entitled to play and you can stand a chance to win Red Bull merchandise, Red Bull drinks or even gadgets during the event.

There is also a photo booth of the World Cup backdrop, a mascot and the World Cup trophy replica organised by Stationeight.

On Sunday, 15th June, there will be a Panini World Cup stickers trading from 4pm for Panini sticker collectors.

The final prize presentation will be on Sunday 22nd June 2014.

Lau Soon Tiong, manager of Hua Ho Manggis, gave his welcoming remarks before officially launching the Hua Ho Football Fiesta. The purpose of the event is to bring the community together and enjoy the football related activities in the spirit of celebrating the ongoing World Cup 2014.

The Hua Ho Football Fiesta is brought to you by Hua Ho Manggis Hall. The event partners are Ranoadidas, KFC, Standard Chartered Bank, Armtrix Enterprise, Interhouse Company, Kingston Creamery & Beverage and the official radio station is Kristal FM. For more updates, you can check on their instagram @huahosports

 


Hua Ho Football Fiesta happening until next Sunday
 


Group photo of Pehin Kapitan China Kornia Diraja Dato Paduka Lau Ah Kok with the sponsors and partners of the event
 


Vincent Goh of Interhouse Company showing some pictures printed on a Canon Selphy CP-910 printer to the guest of honour
 


At the Stationeight booth and you can take photo with the World Cup mascot
 


Pehin Lau paying a visit at Concepts Computer booth
 


Pehin Lau at the SCB booth
 


Pehin Lau talking to celebrity DJ Daffy
 


Pehin Lau at Red Bull area
 


Zul Abdul Rahman trying out the speed foosball
 

  

13
Jun

#WorldCupFever

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Dugout Treble World Cup podcast 

 


Check out the debut podcast of Dugout Treble which is dedicated to World Cup highlights, news and opinions starring Rano Iskandar and co-host Jason Rumpun and special guest Cyril in the first episode.

 

  

 

How To Train Your Dragon 2 
 


Check out our podcast review of this popular sequel

 

  
 

Brazil pass the 1st test 
 


Now.. something just doesn’t add up here. I was disappointed with their performance yesterday and furthermore, the audio was pretty bad. I still prefer Shakira’s song or even Ricky Martin’s. The opening ceremony didn’t raise any goosebumps for me. A bit of a letdown.
 


I kinda like these costumes at least during the opening ceremony

Finally after four years, the World Cup is back!! But am I hyped up as before? Hmmmm hard to say but apparently not that fired up. I didn’t even know that the opening ceremony was last night until 8 hours before the opening ceremony, thinking it will fall today. Anyway, what are my thoughts of the opening ceremony? Not really much to shout about but the costumes were interesting enough and it was good to see children and kids participating. Other than that, it’s kinda disappointing really.

Few of my friends from Brunei were there for the opening ceremony and the first match of the World Cup 2014 between host Brazil and Croatia. Awesome!!! One of my bucket lists was to actually travel across the world to catch a World Cup match one day. That day will come but not Brazil. So a probable chance in Russia in 2018 or Qatar 2022 that I would travel there. My friends will be flying off to another destination to catch Uruguay vs Costa Rica and if I’m not mistaken, they will be catching a total of 5 to 6 matches in Brazil. Oh man, I’m so jealous 🙁

We  just recently started a podcast on World Cup news called the Dugout Treble and there will be more episodes coming soon. I have also create a McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy League. You can join my league by clicking here. Good luck!!!


Neymar scored from the penalty spot and it was a tough fight for the host nation
 


The crowd at the stadium yesterday. Image by Sim Yuan.
 


Brunei represent… Image by Sim Yuan.
 


They caught the opening ceremony yesterday. Image by Sim Yuan.
 


Check out the debut podcast of Dugout Treble which is dedicated to World Cup highlights, news and opinions starring Rano Iskandar and co-host Jason Rumpun and special guest Cyril in the first episode.

 

  
 

Audi Q7 S Line Sport Edition 
 


Audi Q7 S Line Sport Edition
The Audi Q7, described as one of the ‘big boys’ of SUVs, with its powerful and efficient engines and standard eight-speed tiptronic offers luxurious driving comfort. Now it makes its return with the Q7 S Line Sport Edition, a sporty styling package with wheel arch extensions, bigger front air intakes with high gloss slates, lower bumper spoilers, stainless steel skid plates and dual oval tail pipes integrated into the rear bumper.

Inside the Audi Q7, there are 27 possible seating combinations and ample room to take equipment for recreational or outdoor sports. When the seatbacks in the second row are folded down, the cargo capacity increases from a volume of 775 litres (27.37 cubic feet) to 2035 litres (71.87 cubic ft).

The engine line-up for the Audi Q7 maintains a six-cylinder diesel engine supercharged V6 unit 3.0 TDI quattro with 180 kW (245hp) with an impressive 550Nm (405.65 lb-ft) of torque.

A power tailgate comes as standard for the Audi Q7, and a rail-based load securing set for baggage is available for sports, recreation and vacation travel. Audi offers the assistance system Audi side assist for safer lane changes. A top of the infotainment line-up is MMI combined with the BOSE Surround Sound and the large panorama roof is also included.

 


 


 


 


 


 

  
 

Royal Skies at Frescho 
 


Earn more miles
Introducing Freshco Brunei as Royal Skies Latest Partner!

Today, 13 June: Earn 10 Royal Skies miles for every BND10 spent when you shop.

From 07:00pm:

The First 50 customers will stand a chance to win 5000 miles, prizes and enjoy our exciting activities.

From 14 June to 13 July 2014:

Earn double miles with a minimum spending of BND15 in a single receipt.

See you and Lets shop at Freshco, Plaza Abdul Razak, Seri Batu 1.

 

  
 

Annual blood donation 
 

Green bankers rolled up their sleeves yesterday to contribute to an important cause: blood donation. The event, hosted every year, was held at the Learning & Development Centre at Baiduri Bank Head Office.

This year’s blood donation drive was organized with the theme “Everyone has a Type” aimed to help replenish the low blood supplies faced by the National Blood Bank at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.

Senior Manager of Baiduri Bank’s Human Resources and Finance Division and member of the Baiduri Bank Management Committee, Ms Veronica Chong, said that blood donating is a good practice, and she has been doing it every year during the drive.

“There is an overall feeling of goodness and satisfaction when donating blood,” she said. “A lot of people are fearful of donating blood because of the needle but it’s not painful, and donating only one pint of blood can save up to three lives.”

“One advice I have for them is to stay relaxed. If you are scared of needles, look away, or better yet, talk with your colleagues, I’m sure they’ll also appreciate the distraction.”

The event was organised as part of the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. It is an annual event held to aid patients in need of specific types of blood urgently.

The Baiduri Bank Group is also an active supporter and major sponsor of the annual World Blood Donor Day.

Baiduri Bank Group has also just wrapped up their yearly charity golf event, The Baiduri Masters – an initiative that regularly provides financial support for child development programmes in Brunei such as Pusat Ehsan, Child Development Centre (CDC), SMARTER and the Learning Ladders Society. Press release and images courtesy of Baiduri Bank.

 


 


 


 


 

  
 

Plus magazine 
 


Rachel, Manager of Fitness Zone, Wu Chun owner of Fitness Zone with Kee Lee Loo of Nexploit Services

On 12th June 2014, Fitness Zone and Nexploit Services co-hosted the signing and officiating ceremony of Plus magazine. A health and lifestyle related magazine that made its debut earlier this month.

With only a week of their soft debut on the 4th of June, Plus magazine made quite a numbers of impacts within the current community. The magazine readership rate is adopting and increasing at a steady pace due to the current demand of health related articles.

Plus works closely with the Ministry of Health in delivering contents that would greatly benefits the public. Fitness Zone on the other hand is into health and wellbeing’s through fitness. Both companies have the same goal aligned, and that is to stir up the interest of the public to implement a healthy change and divert the public into adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Plus Magazine uses physical copies and digital contents integration to reach out to the public with health and lifestyle related articles and contents that are beneficial and interesting to read. Fitness Zone offers wide range of services for both genders and also programs that caters for each individual’s needs.

To celebrate the signing and officiating ceremony, Plus and Fitness Zone will be co-organizing an Instagram and Newsletter Subscription contest. 10 lucky winners will get to walk away with prizes and one grand winner will be awarded with signed copies of Wu Chun’s biography book and diary planner.

For more information please visit Plus Facebook Page and Fitness Zone Facebook Page.

 


The signing ceremony yesterday
 


Get a copy of Plus magazine
 

  
 

Malppy at Hua Ho Manggis 
 


Catch this match on Saturday, 14th June

In conjunction of this event, Malppy.com is welcoming everyone to join celebrating the first ever Hua Ho Football Fiesta held at Hua Ho Department Store (Manggis Branch) from the 14th till 22nd June 2014. We’ll be selling range of 2014 World Cup Merchandise! So footie fans in Brunei, what’re you waiting for? Shop and cheer with malppy.com. See you there!

 

  
 

KFC 11 Foosball Challenge 
 


It’s happening now at Hua Ho Manggis Mall

Continuing the Football action, a KFC organized foosball competition is available at the Hua Ho fiesta that is taking place from 10th to 22nd June 2014 at Hua Ho Manggis Mall in conjunction with the World Cup that is taking place in Brazil. Called the KFC 11 Foosball Challenge, participants will get a chance to test their skills at the table where top 32 contestants will be selected to play in the qualifying rounds representing the 32 countries that is currently competing at Brazil.

1st prize is worth B$450 consists of a Golden Boot Champion trophy, the Adidas Brazuca – the official football to be used during this year’s World Cup’s final match, Hua Ho Sports Voucher, KFC Merchandise, KFC Food Voucher, and Revive Drink.  2nd prize is worth B$200 and consist of Adidas Brazuca Top Glider Match Ball Replica, Hua Ho Sports Voucher, KFC Merchandise, KFC Food Voucher, and Revive Drink. 3rd prize is worth B$150, consisting of Adidas Brazuca Top Glider Match Ball Replica, Hua Ho Sports Voucher, KFC Merchandise, KFC Food Voucher, and Revive Drink. 4th place is worth B$130 and consist of Adidas Brazuca Top Gilder Match Ball Replica, Hua Ho Sports Voucher, and Revive drink. Contestants interested to get the popular Limited Edition KFC Ronaldo Merchandise stand a chance to get it free.

By qualifying to the top 32 stage, participants will receive the Ronaldo Merchandise each and then each time they qualifies again to the top 16, top 8 and then to the top 4 stage, they will again receive the sought after merchandise. Other prizes to be won during the individual qualifying category includes a foosball table set available for the Top scorer category, and a Hat Trick Bonus prize for scoring 3 goals and more. For a registration fee of only B$2 where contestants will receive 2 Revive can drinks (330ml), contestants are sure to get their money worth..

“The competition is called KFC 11 Foosball Challenge because the number 11 resonates closely to KFC (11 secret herbs & spices used for the original KFC recipe) and to football (11 number of players playing on a team in any football matches). We hope that football fans will grab this opportunity to join in the football fever that we have made especially for them and have fun and have the chance to win some great prizes along with it, says Jonathan Bong, Senior Marketing Manager, KFC (B) Sdn Bhd.

 


Try out the foosball competition and win fantastic prizes
 


Check out the rules and regulations
 

  
 

 

Family Fun Day 
 


Happening this Sunday

The Brunei Medical Association will organise a Family Fun Day event that will take place at the Brunei Agro-Technology Park, Kg Tungku, Mukim Gadong on Sunday, 15th June from 6:30 am-11am.

Among the activities to be held include Tai Chi, Walkathon, Kid’s Treasure Race, Bouncers, Colouring Contest, Face painting, Tug-of-war, SNAG and other more exciting activities. Food vendors such as W Brownies, Food Remix, Baking Manics, Wings & Drumettes and Leeya Cookies will also be present.

The event is open to all healthcare professionals and their family members as well as the public. The Brunei Medical Associaiton (BMA) is a non-governmental organization representing the voice of doctors and the medical profession in Brunei Darussalam.

The BMA’s main objective is to support and protect the interest of its members, namely the medical professionals of Brunei Darussalam. Other objectives include: voicing the views of the medical profession in matters relating to the health and wellbeing of the Bruneian community; promote social, cultural, charitable and professional activities among members; supporting a high standard of medical ethics and conduct; and to enlighten the public on health issues.

  

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May

#aCalmMorning

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

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A 45 and CLA 45 AMG 
 


Visit Jati Transport showroom today for the new line from Mercedes-Benz – A 45 and CLA 45 AMG
 

Wow, wow, wow!! I was totally impressed by the two new cars being showcased at Jati Transport Showroom this morning – the Mercedes-AMG A 45 AMG and CLA 45 AMG. You can check out both these awesome models today only at the Jati Transport Gadong Showroom. For the first time in the company’s history extending back over more than 45 years, Mercedes-Benz’s performance brand is offering two high-performance cars powered by a four-cylinder engine.

Apparently both models are currently fully booked for the year as these models take time to build especially the engines. According to a representative from Jati Transport, there is only one engineer who will concentrate and dedicated to building the engine and there are around 40 engineers who are dedicated to that. So you can imagine the time spent in building the engine. All the engines will have signatures of the engineers to give it a more personal touch. Jati Transport shared that around 20 bookings between the two models have been made for Brunei and the next batch will have to wait till 2015.

So below are the press release for both the Mercedes-AMG A 45 AMG and CLA 45 AMG.

Two figures show that the A 45 AMG and CLA 45 AMG hold pole position in their displacement segment: the newly developed AMG 2.0-litre turbo engine is the most powerful series-production four-cylinder turbo engine in the world. A maximum output of 265 kW (360 hp) and up to 450 Newton metres of torque are unmatched by any other mass-produced turbocharged four-cylinder engine worldwide. The power density of 133 kW (181 hp) puts the AMG high-performance turbo engine on par with the world’s most powerful super sports cars.

The high output and torque coupled with the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive fitted as standard make for extremely dynamic performance: both the A 45 AMG and the CLA 45 AMG complete the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and have a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited).

The basis for these impressive figures is provided by the high-tech package put together by Mercedes-AMG. As a high-performance engine belonging to the BlueDIRECT family, the AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine features spray-guided direct petrol injection via piezo injectors positioned centrally in the four combustion chambers with an injection pressure of 200 bar. The combination of multiple fuel injection and multiple spark ignition improves fuel utilisation and increases thermodynamic efficiency substantially, leading to low exhaust emissions.


Visit Jati Transport showroom today only to see the Mercedes-Benz A 45
 


The back view of the A 45
 


Checking out the engine of the A 45
 


The AMG engine
 


Specially handcraft at Mercedes-AMG Germany
 


The interior of the A 45

Mercedes-AMG addresses the essential challenges concerning the response of small-displacement turbo engines by means of a twin-scroll turbocharger, maximum derestriction of the exhaust system and an innovative injection strategy. The twin-scroll technology provides for a more spontaneous build-up of charge pressure, making effective use of exhaust gas back pressure, exhaust gas temperature and exhaust gas impulse. This results in a swifter build-up of torque right from the lower rev range. As a positive side-effect, the twin-scroll technology also benefits fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. With a maximum charge pressure of 1.8 bar, the AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine leads the field in this respect, too.

The AMG sports exhaust system features large pipe cross-sections and an automatically controlled exhaust flap: this technology, which is familiar from the SLK 55 AMG, reconciles the two apparently conflicting aims of tangible dynamic spirit and hallmark Mercedes comfort on long journeys. The flap is continuously adjusted by map control according to the power called up by the driver, load status and engine speed. During powerful acceleration, the tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust system emit an exciting sound. Despite their design similarities, each of the two models has its own specific sound: as a powerful compact car, the A 45 AMG sounds even more throaty than the CLA 45 AMG in a direct comparison. The four-door high-performance coupé’s engine sound is more understated so as to make the ride an even more pleasurable experience for the rear passengers. An AMG performance exhaust system with exhaust flap is available as an optional extra for both models. Those opting for this system will experience an even more emotive and full engine sound.

Like all the AMG eight- and twelve-cylinder engines, the new AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine is assembled entirely by hand according to AMG’s traditional “one man, one engine” philosophy – as shown by the AMG engine badge bearing the signature of the responsible engine fitter.

 


The new Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG
 


The back view of CLA 45 AMG
 


CLA 45 AMG
 


 


Check out the rims
 


The side view of the CLA 45 AMG
 


A 45 and CLA 45 AMG
 

  
 

X-Men Days of Future Past 
 


Last night we caught the sneaks of X-Men Days of Future Past at The Mall Cineplex. Play our podcast featuring @delgoh and I reviewing the upcoming blockbuster from Marvel. Will it break the box office weekend record?

 

  
 

Meguiar’s Ultimate Protectant 
 


Follow them on @sinhuphuat instagram and stand a chance to win Meguiar’s Ultimate Protectant. Draw date 31st May 2014.
 

  
 

New cameras from Canon 
 


Vincent Goh, Deputy Managing Director of Interhouse Company and Lau Soon Tiong, Manager of Hua Ho Manggis with the new Canon cameras

So you prefer an SLR or a compact camera from Canon? Interhouse Company just launched their new cameras – EOS 1200 DSLR and the PowerShot G1X Mark II and it was launched by Vincent Goh, Deputy Managing Director of Interhouse Company at the Hua Ho Manggis Mall. I’m a huge fan of Canon and I’ve always been upgrading my cameras though it only serves for my social media updates and my blog but it is still worth the investment. I’m actually interested in the Canon 70D after playing around with it from Azim Kassim and Joana Tan.

By the way, both these new cameras pack a punch and I’m quite surprised by the price of the EOS 1200D DSLR which is only in the region of below BDN 700 and this is a pretty competitive price indeed. The EOS 1200 D has an excellent high ISO performance and for entry level, this is pretty easy to use and master. Perhaps the downside I saw is the slow burst mode which will not suit me well. But hey, the price for this camera will probably draw in more customers especially the newbies. Do check out the models at the Hua Ho Manggis Mall at the ground floor area.


Vincent Goh in his welcoming remarks
 


Vincent Goh and Lau Soon Tiong unveiling the new cameras
 


Vincent Goh with his invited guests
 


The Canon EOS 1200D

The G1X Mark II is kinda expensive but it’s the best G series of the Canon PowerShot. It has a 14 MP quality and sports a 28-112mm F2.8-5.8 lens and able to capture a 1080p video recording at 24fps. is a new premium compact camera with a large CMOS image sensor and a fast lens. The metal-bodied G1 X Mark II has a 1.5-type multi-aspect sensor, a 5x f/2.0-3.9 lens zoom lens, full manual controls, shooting mode dial, 3-inch tilting LCD touchscreen with 1,040K dots, built-in flash and a flash hot shoe, DIGIC 6 processor, wi-fi and NFC connectivity, ISO range of 100-12800, full HD movie recording, 14-bit RAW image capture, 31 AF points, focus peaking function, and dual lens control rings. The Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II is available in black.

You can get this model for BND 1,069 and it comes with a 8GB memory card and a camera bag. You can read more in-depth reviews of the G1x MK II review here.


Lau Soon Tiong of Hua Ho Manggis holding the Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
 


Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II selling at BND 1,069 with a 8GB memory card and a camera bag
 


Selfies with Interhouse Company management and a reporter from a Chinese newspaper during lunch after the launch
 

  
 

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