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15
Jan

Blank Space

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Mercedes-Benz Star Weekend Promo
 

The promotion only valid for the weekend. Purchase a Mercedes-Benz and earn yourself an Apple iPhone 6 64GB. Do check out the current models – the GLA 200 AMG Line, the E 200 AMG Sports Package, the CLA 200 AMG Line or perhaps the C 180 AMG Line. Drop by their Beribi showroom this weekend from 10am to 5pm. You will be able to test drive the latest Mercedes-Benz models too.

 


 

  
 

Senyum by Aziz Harun
 

 

Check out Aziz Harun’s latest music video – Senyum. Nicely done and looking forward to more of your projects

 

  
 

Cyber Forum in Feb 
 


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Mark your calendar now for Cyber Security Forum Brunei, an exclusive event on 4 February 2015.

With the theme of ‘Combatting Cyber Security Threats’, the forum focuses on the importance of continued efforts to combat cyber security threats.

The forum objective is to create corporate awareness on cyber security and to ensure businesses are equipped with sufficient knowledge of being safer online.

So what can you expect?

We have gathered cyber security experts from Canada, Australia & the United States, to name a few, to share with us their knowledge and experience in eye-opening topics such as:

• Re-Thinking Strategic Cyber Challenges in 2015 and Beyond

• Strategies for Combatting Transnational Cyber Crime Threats

• Protecting Today’s Bank Against Tomorrow’s Cyber Attack

• Cyber Risks and the Board Room

In addition to that, the participants will also have a real-life experience of how a cyber attack can be carried out through a 45-min technical demonstration!

The event is organised by Royal Brunei Technical Services. For more info, you can contact Kok Hui at info(a)csfbrunei.com or call 2242 700 ext 161. You can download the forum brochure here for more details.

 


 

  
 

Papparich new delights
 


Check out the new dishes at Papparich
 

When was the last time you head over to Papparich? Now they have introduced new menus as well as special promotion for the delight of their patrons.

If you are not aware, Papparich is a Malaysian franchise and it’s growing in popularity in Malaysia and Australia. I have frequent their Gadong branch as I’m quite hooked to their signature Papparich dish and their egg mayo sandwich (must try).

So what’s new? Pappa Fried Chicken Wings, Pappa Deep Fried Crispy Chicken Skin (my favourite), Pappa Special Fried Rice Noodles, Fried Rice Special with Pappa Fried Chicken Wings and Pappa Chicken Chop with Curry Sauce. A plenty, huh? 😀

Last week I dined out with David the @thenomadiclion who was in Brunei for a quick trip. He had the Assam Laksa while I had the Assam Laksa Fried version and wow, that was quite impressive. I just wanted a few servings but ended up taking more portion because it was just tasty. Of course, the one big pulling factor for me is the Pappa Deep Fried Crispy Chicken Skin and I’m a sucker for this dish. How can you go wrong this dish unless you want to look toned in the gym. I believe this dish will be a big hit after my posting on my instagram and people were talking about it and recommending others. Ah, the power of social media.. I mean, fried chicken skin.

Do also try their latest promotion where you can a Pappa’s Treat of FREE laksa if you spend a minimum of BND 20 and above. So you can choose either a curry laksa or asam laksa for free.

Papparich is located at Block G of Abdul Razak Complex. You won’t be miss the huge big sign of Papparich. You can also call their number 243 2333.

 


Promotion from Papparich
 


Ok, I’m hooked with this dish – Pappa Deep Fried Crispy Chicken Skin
 


My dinner companion for the night. Welcome back, David!
 


The Asam Laksa..
 


Fried rice which also comes with fried chicken
 


Fried Chicken.. Yumm..
 


This is the dish I was talking about. Papparich Special Fried Rice Noodles. Let me know what you think 😀
 


Now this is quite an addictive drink – Herbal Tea with Citrus. This is highly recommended. Me likes!!!
 

  
 

31
Oct

Grapes galore

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Burgerking Black Pepper Burger 
 


 

  
 

Get Connected through ICONIA

 

 

 

BIBD’s latest promotion


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ICON Design Store 
 


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Test drive or buy a Citroën!! 
 


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Big Cheesy Box 
 


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Energy Kitchen 



The launch earlier today at The Energy Kitchen
 


The Minister of Health, Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Sari Setia Awang Hj Adanan with Wu Chun, the founder of The Energy Kitchen blending some healthy drinks

Superstar Wu Chun has been busy himself, flying here and there, and this afternoon, he is back in Brunei Darussalam to launch his very own healthy restaurant Energy Kitchen. Today it was launched with the grace of the honourable Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Sari Setia Awang Hj Adanan, the Minister of Health, who is also a very conscious when it comes to food.

Today 31st October, The Energy Kitchen celebrated its grand opening and this is a great way to educate the public on the presence of healthy food and let’s hope with the power of the media (RTB, newsprint and blog), we can carry the message across and promote healthy food. It won’t be an easy task but it has to start somewhere indeed.

According to Wu Chun, the founder of The Energy Kitchen, this is the first truly healthy restaurant in Brunei and their mission is to show Brunei that a healthy meal which is good for your body, can also be simple, innovative and tasty too. He encourages the local to join the Eat Smart Revolution. He is happy with the help of the Health Promotion Centre (HPC) which helps to promote healthy eating in Brunei. HPC has already started the initiative in providing a healthy lifestyle option when it comes to food. The tools are out there but we just need to choose a healthier option and it’s also up to the individuals.

Wu Chun has been grateful that the response has been encouraging ever since the soft launch a few months ago as the locals are beginning to be aware of eating healthier food.

The Minister of Health praised Wu Chun and his team on opening the restaurant which is line with the Ministry’s vision for a healthier lifestyle in Brunei Darussalam. He believes such presence can slowly educate the public and this will have a long term effect where it will reduce Non Communicable Diseases in the country.

From today until Sunday 2nd November, you can enjoy free dessert for every main meal ordered, there will be colouring activities and balloons for kids. You can also stand a chance to win gift certificates and REAL FOOD t-shirts exclusively designed by Wu Chun at The Energy Kitchen. You can also follow their updates on instagram @theenergykitchen

For reservation, you can call 223 3323.


The Minister of Health being interviewed by the press
 


Also present were the children from YASKA
 


Group photo with the team from The Energy Kitchen
 


The healthy drinks
 


Healthy food being served
 


 


Sheena and Rach
 


Hello Jo 😀
 

  


SCB’s MyBillPayment 
 


From 1 October to 31 December 2014, earn additional Reward Points when you pay at least three bills each month using MyBillPayment app or via www.mybillpayment.biz with your Standard Chartered Credit Card. Most of the bills that we pay are quite common and why not make use of Standard Chartered Bank’s reward campaign when you pay through online or your smartphone (through apps).

You can stand a chance of winning lucky draw prizes such as the Samsung Galaxy K or the Samsung Galaxy Tab for the month of November if you purchase POWERinstant or EASI Recharge using MyBillPayment. Awesome, right?

Some of the bills that can be paid using MyBillPayment are EASI Recharge Card, POWERinstant, DSTcom-Prima Broadband, Kristal Astro, TelBru, Electrical Department and Water Department to name a few. Hence, to be eligible for the rewards and the lucky draw, the bill payment must be made through MyBillPayment wesbite or their app.

For more information, you can call Standard Chartered Bank at 265 8000. Where else can you can enjoy perks while paying your bills online or through your smartphone? I’m gonna make use of recharging my EASI card through this system 😀

 


You can download MyBillPayment on your smartphone (IOS And Android)
 


Now you can pay bills through your smartphone
 

 

 

Check out Citroën cars 
 


Check out the roadshow at Times Square until this Sunday
 

Test driving the Citroën DS3 and DS4: What a wonderful experience indeed!! My first try out was the DS3 and don’t be fooled by the size because this car was such a joyride during my four day trial. The design itself makes a sporty, futuristic presence and it lives up to the performance. This is comparable with the Mini Cooper in terms of size but the DS3 is much more of a affordable car.

I was slightly concern if space would be a factor in the driving seat but it was pretty accommodating for me. Well, I know I might have gain a few pounds or so but it was almost perfect for my driving experience. The only fuss I had when sitting was pulling the seat belt over as I struggle using my left for the reach *lol*

I love the handling of the car as well especially during turns and roundabouts. It just made me think twice about letting go of my current car too. You will be surprised how efficient and well handled the DS3 is.

The DS3 sports a 1.6 litre four-cyclinder engine with a four-speed transmission and for me, it’s more than good enough since I’m not much of a fast driver. It will be a huge transformation if I was to convert to a mini car, coming from an SUV lover but I wouldn’t mind a secondary car for leisure and comfort just like the DS3.


My affair with the Citroën DS3
 


It was such a comfort ride with the Citroën DS3
 

I was torn between the Citroën DS3 and the Citroën DS4. Of course, the DS4 is definitely bigger and it has a more robust, fluid built with sharper lines and subtle curves. Brunei has just introduced these models in the market last year and slowly the public is noticing its strength and uniqueness as most of us are already familiar with other European brands in the market.

The interior is spacious and I love the interior finishing which is more refined and more attention to details. I was amazed that they have a massage chair option for the delight of the driver and passenger but I wasn’t too focused on that option. Just to let you know that you could fully recline the chair and switch it to massage mode 😀

I kinda like the neon-blue effect on the display on the speedometer and fuel indicator. I haven’t fully tested in terms of its speed but man, the DS4 can be an excellent ride along the highways especially if you commute back and forth from KB to Bandar. Sometimes I don’t even realise I’m driving over the speed limit because the ride was simply smooth.

In all, the DS4 packs a punch and I would highly recommend you to check out this model at Times Square this weekend. Even the price range is quite affordable for the specs that the DS4 boasts.

In comparison, both the Citroën DS3 and DS4 have their own strengths and it depends on what purpose you want to use the car for. What sold me about the DS4 is the bluetooth audio device which is not available for the DS3 since I listen to my music and podcasts while on the road.


Another great edition from Citroën the DS4
 


The interior of the DS4
 


Check out the rims at the Citroën showroom
 

 

 

Wu Chun at Golf Charity 
 


 

Mission Hills Group, a pioneer in China’s hospitality, sports and leisure industry, hosted its third annual Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am as part of its effort to create the world’s largest leisure and entertainment destination around golf. The tournament, from October 24-26 at the Mission Hills Haikou Resort on China’s tropical island of Hainan, united leading A-list film and music industry icons, champion golfers and other sports legends from the U.S., China and around the world.

“We are thrilled to bring together such high profile celebrities and sports superstars in an event that positions China on the world map of golf, while showcasing Mission Hills, and the country as a whole, as a must-visit destination for travelers, whether they are golfers or not,” said Mission Hills Group Chairman and CEO Dr. Ken Chu. “We remain committed to popularizing the game of golf and creating a world-class entertainment resort that builds on the rapidly evolving sport.”

Demonstrating the shifting tastes in leisure among the Chinese, the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am is uniquely centered around golf and the film industry. As part of the event, 24 celebrities and 24 professional golfers will come together at Mission Hills’ premier facilities for a range of golf, gala events, and other entertainment activities, such as an exhibition of the new combination sport that Mission Hills recently introduced to China, football golf.

Top ranked professional golfers include 2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, multiple Major winners Gary Player and Greg Norman, ex-Masters champion Ian Woosnam, former Open Championship winner Darren Clarke and Europe’s 2014 Ryder Cup Captain, Paul McGinley. During the tournament, it was broadcasted in 160 countries and territories worldwide, the teams faced off over two rounds of four-ball, competing for an individual prize of one million dollars.

Also in participation were the heavy hitters of China’s booming film industry, to celebrate the recent opening of Mission Hills Movie Town – the film-themed complex and brainchild of famed Chinese director Feng Xiaogang. In addition to its state-of-the-art film studios, entertainment and leisure activities, the attraction also features vintage street settings from Feng’s classic movies, paying homage to the only Chinese director with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.Sponsors of The Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am include American Express, Porsche, Stella Artois, Tibet 5100, Kohler, Biem.L.Fdlkk, Lindt, San Pellegrino and Appletiser.

Representing the largest golf club and mineral springs spa in the world and formerly accredited as the world’s largest spa resort by Guinness World Records, Mission Hills Haikou Resort exudes leisure and entertainment through its 550-room five-star hotel, 10 golf courses, 168 hot springs, 20 square kilometer mixed-use retail-tainment complex of prominent retail shops and restaurants, movie town entertainment zone, IMAX cinema, ice skating rink, nightlife, and hotel developments including The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, and Hard Rock Hotels. As part of its effort to promote golf to a new generation, three Mission Hills courses allow anyone under 16 to play for free, and 44 junior golf tournaments were also staged in the past 18 months in the quest to find the first Tiger Woods of China. As the cradle of golf in China, Mission Hills has hosted more than 100 international tournaments, including five editions of the World Cup of Golf and the WGC-HSBC Champions.

Images courtesy of Wu Chun.

 


Celebrity Wu Chun at Golf tournament at the Mission Hills Haikou Resort on China’s tropical island of Hainan
 


The evening with the celebrities
 

Of course with that aside, our very own celebrity Wu Chun from Brunei attended the prestigious sporting event in Asia. Here is what he has to say.

“This spectacular tournament is definitely the pre-eminent sports and entertainment event in Asia. Its truly an East meet West Cross-Cultural event where so many superstars from different industries and countries unites in such a groundbreaking event. And the thing that excites me is that everyone came here with a heart full of love hoping to raise fund to protect our lovely planet and helping so many children around the world that needs our attention.”

“I had the chance to hang out with some of the big names in the hollywood and its a dream come true opportunity…I was surprised to know that the golf legend, Greg Norman was in Brunei many years ago and him sharing with me how lovely Brunei is and would love to be back again. I also had the chance to express my admiration to Kenny G personally as his talented music has accompany me since i was 15 years old. “

“”What makes this event even more memorable is a compliment i received from the very fit and beautiful mother, Jessica Alba where she told me, ” You are so cute!” That really makes me feel on top of the world hahaa! As Fitness Zone is a monthly subscriber of Self Fitness Magazine and she has recently appeared on the cover, i also brought the magazine along so i can exhibit her autograph at Fitness Zone’s celebrities gallery which makes this a perfect wrap up for this glamorous and meaningful event.”

 


With Donnie Yen
 


Morgan Freeman
 


With golf legend Greg Norman
 


With Wu Chun’s music idol – Kenny G
 


With Jessica Alba
 


With Chris Evans
 


With Yao Ming
 

  
 

Winner of Media Pad X1 
 


Paul Hyde (3rd L) , Progresif Cellular’s Chief Executive Officer, with the winner of the Facebook Fanpage Like Contest, Latifah Hj Mohd Akin (2nd L). Image courtesy of Progresif Cellular.
 


Latifah Hj Mohd Akin took home a Huawei Media Pad X1
 

Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd (Progresif) recently revealed the winner for the Facebook Fanpage Like Contest with a Prize Presentation at its Beribi Headquarters.

Latifah Hj Mohd Akin took home a Huawei Media Pad X1. The prize was presented by Paul Hyde, Progresif Cellular’s Chief Executive Officer.

The Facebook Fan Page Like contest was held from September 15 until September 31.

Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd Chief Marketing Officer, Devin Edwards said to the media, “We are happy to give back to our valued customers and to support our technology partners, such as Huawei.”

He also added that there will be more to come for Progresif subscribers where there will be an end of year promotion coming soon and he advised subscribers to watch out.

Latifah said, “I am very happy and surprised to have won the prize. I am definitely looking forward to use the media pad.”

Paul Hyde Progresif Cellular Chief Executive Officer said, “The Facebook contest was one of our ways to reward our customers of their support and patronage. There will be more great things to happen in the near future and we are confident it will be exciting.”

Progresif took over the business and operations of B-Mobile Communications Sdn Bhd on July 1 this year, and Progresif recently appointed two C- Levels hire, Chief Technical Officer and Chief Marketing Officer.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Darussalam Assets Sdn Bhd, it is poised to be a competitive and sustainable mobile operator in Brunei Darussalam, offering innovative products and services to its customers.

 


Promotion coming up from Progresif Cellular and to be announced tomorrow (1st November)
 

  
 

Malppy update 
 


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The 3D T-shirts from the Mountain has been doing very well in the USA. The Mountain is a manufacturer of high quality hand-dyed garments and they are well known for their unique designs and exceptional quality. This weekend sale, Malppy.com is going to feature more than 20 different designs from The Mountain’s 3D Creative Printing T-shirts.

As they mentioned it’s a Weekend Sale so this offers only valid for 3 days (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)! The clock is ticking away and if you have got that special someone you know who would love 3D Mighty Tiger T-shirt or 3D Armour T-shirt for a gift, just visit their website now at www.malppy.com and order away!

Before I end this post, I’d like to remind everyone again, especially BIBD customers that Malppy has recently collaborated with BIBD and launched their latest online payment service called the eBayar (Direct BiBD bank transfer) and their existing eTunai (Mobile QR Code Scanning payment method) on Malppy.com. To further understand how to use these online payment services on malppy.com, you can simply click http://malppy.com/etunai and http://malppy.com/ebayar for the guide. As a complementary, the first 50 customers to pay their purchases at Malppy.com with either of these services will get a B$10 Starbucks coffee voucher FREE. Support your local bank that supports Malppy.com. Have a Great weekend ahead.

 


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10
Sep

Unveiling iPhone 6

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus 
 


Unveiling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

So what’s my first impression? Definitely getting one for myself. But not the iPhone 6 Plus just yet. My primary target is the iPhone 6 and I must say that though the features are not as innovative as we expected from Apple but it’s a massive improvement from the previous model iPhone 5s.

Their motto “Bigger Than Bigger” says it all. I’m not sure how many of you stayed up to watch the Key Note address by team Apple but they always know how to put on a great show and I’m pretty sure some followed the announcement last night. I remember Debbie Too’s rant on previous announcements or key notes made by Tim Cook were pretty disappointing when iPhone 5 and 5s were announced back then. This is because we always expected some thing better or some thing more innovative from Apple but most of the time it’s just an enhancement from the previous model.

This time round I can safely say that this announcement a few hours ago is also just enhancements of the iPhone 5s hence the motto “Bigger than Bigger”. The screen has increased by 0.7 inches but sadly the screen is not a sapphire-protected screen but uses an ion-strengthened display.

The iPhone 6 is thinner than the 5s so it feels like an air version of the 5s. Now what’s impressive about the iPhone 6 is the camera. Though it still stick to the 8MP sensor, it packs a bigger pixels with detection focus which will result in snappier shots. Even now the camera is able to record at a super slow-motion video at 240fps as compared to the previous model. Awesome!!! This will give me some ideas for my IG videos in the near future too. Can’t wait.

Battery life, well, of course it has improved but not significantly better. I believe it just improved by an hour or so which still comes in handy. Graphics wise its 50% more powerful than the 5s and the new A8 processor is 25% faster than the iPhone 5s’ A7 chip.

Now with the iPhone 6, you are able to use Apple Pay which turns your phone into an e-wallet and you can store all your credit cards inside your phone and yet it is fully secured as it only detects the owner’s fingerprint to make payment. Neat stuff there.

The best part about the iPhone 6, for me, is the storage size options. They have finally introduced the 128GB version for both iPhone 6 and 6 Plus but they have scrapped off the 32GB option entirely. So now both iPhones will come in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB.

The price is out already and you can pre-order from the Apple website. I just checked from Singapore Apple website that you can start your pre-orders on 12th September 2014. You can click here for more details.

Prices for iPhone 6: 16GB $988, 64GB $1,148 and 128GB $1,288

Prices for iPhone 6 Plus: 16GB $1,1148, 64GB $1,288 and 128GB $1,448

Sorry, I didn’t talk much about the iPhone 6 Plus because I’m more interested in the iPhone 6 instead 😀 The images taken from the screen shots of Apple.com


Improved battery life, camera and processor
 


Improved camera as usual on every announcement
 


The new processor A8 chip
 


The different sizes of the iPhones so far
 


You can start pre-ordering by Friday 😀
 

Apple Watch 

Now next is the Apple Watch. Yes, people might be ranting that the Pebble watch came in first and Samsung also introduced their own first of a smart watch. But hey, Apple has hit the mark this time by making the watch pretty sleek and innovative at the same time. Judging from the key note presentation, the Apple Watch will be a big hit among consumers and I don’t know where to start with the Apple Watch. It seems revolutionary and the things the watch is able to do is quite interesting.

I just love how the interface works on the Apple Watch and though the screen is small (since it’s a watch), it still able to make the interface user friendly and the dial of the Appel Watch called the “crown” makes navigation much simpler. I guess it is true what Tim Cook said last night that this is the most personal Apple product to date and it will have an impact on our daily lives.

The thing is I don’t sport a watch apart from the Garmin watch if I do my runs. I’m not a watch person even. But with this interesting Apple Watch, I might have a change of heart of wearing a watch. However, the Apple Watch will only be released early 2015.

I won’t be talking in depth about the Apple Watch but you can click here to find out more and what it does. Awesome!!


 


 


 


 

  
 

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