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19
Oct

A fun ride

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Vacancies  
 


New vacancies available at Concepts Computer
 

  
 

Corporate culture at SBI
 


The operation team behind SBI (B) Sdn Bhd – Rafiuddin Ghazali, Vice President, Hariz Shaminan, Associate, Liza Shafiee, Assistant Vice-President and Michelle Chong, Office Administrator
 

I had an interesting session with the management and associates from SBI (B) Sdn Bhd, a private equity fund manager in Brunei Darussalam and it’s always interesting to know how does a private equity fund manager works in the country. I was aware of a few companies that have similar operations but currently, the active one I’m aware is SBI.

The history of company goes back to 2010 when it started its first Fund. And it’s a jointly ventured between the Ministry of Finance and SBI Holdings Inc, a Japanese leading multinational financial services company. The businesses they eye on and how they invest have to be Syariah-compliant too.

Speaking to Amran Mohamad, the CEO of SBI (B) Sdn Bhd, he shared that the company invests in Brunei as well as in other countries in the Asia Pacific region. He disclosed that they recently successfully sold off two companies profitably. One by IPO listing on the Singapore stock exchange, while the other was a technology company which SBI helped grow by acquisitions to as far as Rio de Janiero.

 


Rafiuddin Ghazali, Vice President of SBI (B) Sdn Bhd being interviewed and he showed me around the office
 

To assist with economic diversification, the company has brought in one international company to set up businesses and operations in Brunei Darussalam with a few more planned, due to economic stability, research grants, and a highly educated workforce. Amran highlighted that the company has been closely working with Brunei Economic Development Board in this process. Let’s hope that the international companies are able to successfully operate in the Sultanate as this will be a win-win situation for Brunei and its economy. Amran said that the company is now busy setting up a second Fund and needs to expand its human personnels to help the company manage more investments.

 


Don’t forget to hand in your application. There is still time.
 

According to Rafiuddin Ghazali, Vice-President of SBI (B) Sdn Bhd, shared that they have been receiving applicants for the past two weeks and he encouraged those who have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or Economics or Engineering or Law (LLB) should apply for the allocated positions. Not to worry as they will be providing training locally and internationally after identifying your weak areas and groom you up so you will gain more knowledge and understand how to be a Private Equity fund manager.

I love the perks because you will have the privilege to travel here and there as part of the job scope. The working hours are also flexible and it’s not like a 9 to 5 job at all. So if you are a Brunei Citizen or Permanent Resident, give this application a shot.

 


Hariz Shaminan, Associate of SBI (B) Sdn Bhd receiving the application from interested parties during my visit

Those interested can send in their cover letter and detailed resumes with recent passport sized photograph and send to the following address: SBI (B) Sdn Bhd, Unit 1, Level 3, Dar Takaful Utama, Jalan Pemancha, Bandar Seri Begawan, or by email to admin@sbib.com.bn.

 

  
 

Laneige (B) hits 10 
 


Congratulations Laneige (Brunei) for your 10th anniversary
 


Patricia Li (3rd from left) celebrating with their loyal customers and guests during the cake presentation
 

Congratulations to Patricia Li and her team on the 10th year anniversary of Laneige (Brunei). Wow!! It has been that long, aye? Well done and I’m really inspired by your growth and consistency of your company and able to serve the customers in Brunei Darussalam. Cosmetic is definitely a competitive market worldwide and the same goes to Brunei Darussalam. Of course, with a very competent and established brand, many Bruneians and the public trust Laneige’s products. For the record, Laneige has been around for 20 years.

Two Sunday ago, Laneige (Brunei) invited guests and also in attendance were the spouses of Diplomatic Corps and loyal customers. They were treated to goodie bags.

The welcoming remarks were made by General Manager of Laneige Brunei, Patricia Li, the lady behind the success of Laneige in Brunei. She’s very grateful to all the customers and the people that have crossed path with her and thanks them for believing in the international brand. Pat Li is not just the iconic figure of the brand for Brunei but she carries the passion on what she believes in and also focuses on customer service to give the best experience for their customers.

Laneige (Brunei) also had a special gimmick for all the attendees as they were treated to special discounts up to 20% depending on their purchases and for those big spenders, they will walk away with a Laneige luggage. There was also tutorial make up-artist from Laneige Malaysia Cameillia Choo. For your information, Laneige was founded in 1994 in South Korea, and devoted itself to the business of beauty and health as it strives to be the first and the best with outstanding products and superior marketing.

Keep up the great work, Patricia and your team and happy anniversary.

 

 


Cameillia Choo, Laneige Malaysia, Patricia Li, General Manager of Laneige Brunei and Sylvia, a loyal customer of Laneige
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
 

28
Oct

Get Spacy

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Feel the Space with Luminox 
 


Check out the great deals from BIBD on the current roadshow of Luminox watches at The Mall until this Sunday
 

Luminox has taken Brunei by storm and it’s great to know that many Bruneians are aware of the Luminox brand. The brand had a major exposure when Scott Cassell, an expert counter-terrorism operative and a consummate undersea explorer, came to Brunei and promoted the Luminox brand last year and that has helped to escalate the awareness of Luminox watches to the Bruneians.

Yesterday was a great occasion as the Minister of Communications Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar, officiated the launch of Luminox “Space and Time Converge” Exhibition at The Mall which will end on 2nd November. This is the first time that Luminox under the partnership of Crystal Time (Singapore) and Chang Ein Hong hold an exhibition for Luminox. This will be a week long event as they will give time for the public to learn and be educated on the strengths of Luminox brand.

Of course, the biggest draw of the lot is the Luminox XCOR Pilot Professional Ana-Digi where Brunei became the only 3rd country in the world besides Singapore and Malaysia to have the watch available in the market. Awesome!! Of course, the other draw is the presence of a giant model of Lynx Mark II spacecraft by XCOR at the atrium of The Mall. If you are lucky enough, you will also get a chance to take some selfies with the astronaut.

It was such a soothing occasion as the guest of honour is also fond of space exploration to begin with especially during his younger days as a student. He shared his knowledge of the Sputnik and the Apollo. Of course, the popular iconic figure Neil Armstrong was mentioned as the first man to land of the moon and hence the famous phrase came about – “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”.

I didn’t even know that the Minister himself is a fan of watches. He cleverly linked time pieces with the ongoing advancements that we have been going through such as transportation, electronics and computers. He sees this exhibition as an avenue to spark creativity among the Bruneians in terms of invention and also for the betterment of our country.

Also present were Abdul Mutalib Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Md Yusof, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Communications, Mohammed Riza Dato Paduka Hj Mohammed Yunos, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Communications, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Dewa Major General (rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Mohammad Hj Daud, Jennifer Tan, Executive Director of Crystal Time (Singapore), Pamela Tan, Brand Manager of Crystal Time (Singapore) and Chong Ain Hong, General Manager of Chong Ein Hong Watch Dealer.

 


The Minister of Communications is huge fan of space exploration and I learnt a few things from his speech. Insightful!!
 


Jennifer Tan, Executive Director of Crystal Time (Singapore), thanked the Minister and also the team for making the exhibition possible
 


Pamela Tan, Brand Manager of Crystal Time (Singapore) shared a few things what the Luminox XCOR Pilot Professional Ana-Digi is capable of withstanding (even from a blender and a microwave)
 

 


The invited guests from yesterday’s launch
 

 


The ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off the showcase of Luminox
 

 


The VIPs looking at the range of Luminox available
 


The Minister touring around the exhibition
 

Members of the public are welcome to visit the Luminox “Space and Time Converge” Exhibition during this period and enjoy special privileges on purchases of Luminox watches. Exclusively for BIBD Debit Card holders, with every Luminox purchased, they will receive a free Luminox Adventure Knife and take part in a lucky draw to win a Luminox watch. Awesome!!

Also do follow @luminoxbn on instagram and they are currently running an IG competition and who knows you can stand a chance to win a Luminox Space Goodie Bag.

Another reason for the exhibition for Luminox is spread awareness that Luminox has been chosen to be the official timepiece for the pilots of XCOR Space Expeditions. So far, Luminox have covered all three dimension of mankind – land, sea and air. Now with this new time piece, Space is the limit. It was also shared that almost 30 Luminox watches were sold last Sunday alone which shows a good demand for the said brand. Remember, peeps, do watch out for the counterfeit products that are deceiving and do buy and promote genuine watches from Luminox.

 


Magdelene Tan of Crystal Time with Aziz Idris from Borneo Bulletin sharing a moment with the astronaut
 


Malcolm Lim, Managing Director of Kingston Beverage & Creamery is a Luminox fan too
 

 


The astronaut holding the Luminox XCOR Pilot Professional Ana-Digi watch
 

 


The Luminox XCOR Pilot Professional Ana-Digi watch
 


I wore the watch for a good two minutes 😀
 


The Luminox XCOR Pilot Professional Ana-Digi watch is pretty cool
 

  
 

The Reel Show 
 

 

First ever episode of The Reel Show with the full review of Fury with spoilers too [Beware]

 

  
 

 

The Pink Campaign 
 

Recently, the Health Promotion Centre, Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Brunei Cancer Centre (TBCC) and LANEIGE Brunei Darussalam conducted a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign from 15th – 19th October in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is celebrated yearly in October.

The event held at the Atrium, The Mall, Gadong with the theme “Your Health is in Your Hands”, with the objective to raise continuous awareness of breast cancer and its prevention to the community, in particular amongst young women in the working age group in Brunei Darussalam.
The closing ceremony was held on Sunday, and was graced by Dr Hajah Maslina binti Mohsin, Director of Health Services, Ministry of Health. As part of the activities of the final day, a “Healthy Snack Competition” was held, in which students from MTSSR studying catering and food services competed to prepare healthy and delicious snacks and drinks from ingredients that were selected beforehand.

The guest of honour, as well as supporters of the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign were invited to “Have-A Go” at preparing their own healthy snacks and drinks.

Laneige Brunei Darussalam presented a mock cheque amounting to $7000.00 to the Dean of the Institute of Health Sciences, University Brunei Darussalam, which was raised from activities and the sales of t-shirts throughout the month of October which will go towards cancer research.

 


The successful Breast Awareness Campaign two weekends ago at The Mall
 


Happy faces
 


Healthy food competition
 


Food blogger Thanis Lim
 


Supporting for a good cause and raising awareness
 


 

 

Breast Screening Package 
 

The Jerudong Park Medical Centre celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an attractive offer on Breast Screening Package valued at only BND99. The promotion will run until 14 November 2014.

Last week, this was announced in a press conference by Aini Zulfa binti Hj Asbinin, the Marketing Executive, and Dr Shyja Abraham Sequeira, Radiologist from JPMC’s Department of Diagnostic Imaging (DDI).

The screening package entitles a patient to One Doctor’s Consultation and Mammography. While waiting for the medical results, patient will be given a complimentary breast self-examination lesson, which is excluded from the normal price.

The aim of a screening mammogram is to detect cancer at an early stage, where the hospital can offer treatment options and control the spread of the tumour.

During the mammography procedure, most women think the process is painful. There will be a little discomfort as the breast will be compressed between two plates, which are done to flatten and spread the breast tissue. It gives optimal compression to the breasts without causing excess pain to the patient. Each session of the four x-rays lasts for a few seconds.

According to statistics, the numbers of breast cancer in Brunei are quite high where patients suffer more as it spreads causing disabilities. If we detect at the early stage, it will limit the sufferings of the patients as well as family members. Through this breast screening programme, not only to detect cancer at an early stage but also educate the public.

 


 

Chances that abnormality is cancer during mammogram are very rare as maybe only one out of thousand persons screened will be cancer positive. Risks of having breast cancer are if you have a first degree relative with breast cancer, such as mother or sister who developed breast cancer before the age of 50.

“As part of our Breast Cancer Awareness Programme, we are pleased to hold this promotion to draw women’s attention to the importance of breast screening. We advise women to practice self-examination at home monthly and report any suspicious abnormality like a lump or nipple discharges to their doctor even if they have had a recent normal mammogram,” mentioned Aini Zulfa binti Hj Asbinin, the Marketing Executive of JPMC.

“Every woman should have a breast screening once every two years. For ages 40 to 49 years, breast screening should be done once a year. Ages 50 to 69 years should have it done once every two years”, stated Dr Shyja Abraham Sequeira, Radiologist from Department of Diagnostic Imaging (DDI) of JPMC.

Women must be 40 to 69 years old to be entitled for the screening package as this is the age range where most abnormalities are detected. If patient had a mammogram less than a year back, they are not advised to take up the screening at this juncture.

Physically disabled women can undergo the screening as the machine used also caters for immobilize persons if they are able to sit on a wheelchair with extra effort but the screening cannot be done for bed-ridden patients.

Patient is required to set up a pre-appointment where they can contact the Department of Diagnostic Imaging (DDI) directly at 261 1433 ext. 2224 or e-mail to ddireception@jpmc.com.bn. Patients are advised to come 15 minutes prior to the appointment.

If patient is new to JPMC, they are required to pay a one-time fee of BND10 at the Main Reception, Level 2 of JPMC. Patients must bring their passport or identity card for registration purposes. Package inclusions are not exchangeable with other services and any unutilized tests or services are non-refundable.

JPMC’s Department of Diagnostic Imaging (DDI) is one of the most modern imaging departments in Southeast Asia. They offer a comprehensive range of services such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Multi Slice CT Scanner, Digital Dental Imaging, CR Radiography (X-Ray). The clinic is open every Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm and on Saturday from 8am to 12noon. For more information, please visit their website at www.jpmc.com.bn.

 


Today’s article in The Brunei Times 28•10•2014
 


John Cena who was recently in KL gave words of encouragement to all the cancer warriors out there
 

  
 

Get them white again!! 
 


The Jerudong Park Medical Centre is offering an attractive promotion for professional teeth whitening treatment valued at BND799 (Usual price is BND1000) with free initial consultation. This promotion will run from 15 September to 15 November 2014 and can be redeemed till 30 December 2014.

This was announced at a press conference by Ak Danny Pg Tajuddin, the Marketing Officer, and Dr Ravi Pai, Consultant Endodontist and Head of Dental Department of JPMC. Also present was Dr Dharma Rai, Consultant Prosthodontist at JPMC.

“Oral health makes a huge presence in our lives especially in our simple daily activities. With our promotion, it can help to enhance the whiteness of your teeth in just a single visit to our Dental Clinic”, mentioned Ak Danny Pg Tajuddin, the Marketing Officer of JPMC.

“Professional In-office Teeth Whitening Procedure is the quickest way to whiten teeth under carefully monitored conditions which allow for the safe, controlled use of whitening gel – yielding results that are visible immediately”, stated Dr Ravi Pai, Consultant Endodontist and Head of Dental Department of JPMC.

Teeth discoloration is caused by natural darkening and yellowing as people age, drinking tea, coffee or fizzy drinks, natural and artificial food colorings, smoking and tobacco stains.


Ak Danny Pg Tajuddin, the Marketing Officer of JPMC, Dr Ravi Pai, Consultant Endodontist and Head of Dental Department of JPMC and Dr Dharma Rai, Consultant Prosthodontist at JPMC
 

An appointment is required for the treatment, where patients are advised to come 15 minutes earlier prior to the appointment time. Before deciding whether teeth whitening is suitable for the patient, the dentist will first conduct a comprehensive examination of their teeth and gums to ensure proper teeth healthcare which is free during the promotion period.

They will also consult on their oral hygiene and lifestyle habits to determine if they will benefit from the treatment. Patients with extensive dental work, expectant mothers and children below 16 years old are not recommended to go through the procedure.

The procedure takes up approximately 2 hours. Patient’s gums and mouth are first protected with isolation materials. The dentist will carefully apply the whitening gel to their teeth and uses a patented blue light to oxidize the gel during the procedure.

The procedure is normally painless; however a very small percentage of patients may experience a minor sensitivity during or after the procedure. A sensitivity relief gel will be used to tackle the sensitivity.

The teeth whitening treatment can last up to 2 years if the patient take care and maintain the brightness of their teeth.

JPMC’s Dental Clinic offers a comprehensive range of dental services such as orthodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, implantology, oral surgery, general dental procedures and more. The clinic is open every Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm and on Saturday from 8am to 12noon. For more information, please visit their website at www.jpmc.com.bn.

  
 

17
Oct

Today’s theme: HAPPY

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

 

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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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Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign 
 

 

“HAPPY” BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN 2014 ( BRUNEI)

The Health Promotion Centre, Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Brunei Cancer Centre (TBCC) and Laneige Brunei Darussalam is conducting a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign from 15th – 19th October in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is celebrated yearly in October.

The event was launched at the Atrium, The Mall, Gadong with the theme “Your Health is in Your Hands”. The objective of this campaign is to raise continuous awareness of breast cancer and its prevention to the community, in particular amongst young women in the working age group in Brunei Darussalam.

The event was graced by Dr Hajah Rahmah binti Haji Md Said, Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health. The chairperson of the event, Head of the Health Promotion Centre, Dr Hjh Norhayati Hj Md Kassim, said that this year’s theme reminded women to be aware of the risks of breast cancer risk and to conduct regular self-examinations, in addition to adopting a healthy lifestyle.

The campaign will run until October 19 with several activities such as a health check, an exhibition on breast cancer and related information, breast eelf-examination (BSE), general health screening sessions, fitness demonstrations and a healthy snack competition, among others.

Breast cancer campaign T-shirts are also available for sale. The proceeds will be donated to the Global Health Research Cluster, Universiti Brunei Darussalam to facilitate studies related to breast cancer planned by the institution.

 


Messages of hope and memories
 


Dr Hajah Rahmah binti Haji Md Said, Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, pasting a message on the pink ribbon
 


One of the winners for the Promotion of Breast Cancer Prevention” video contest
 


In attendance last Wednesday
 


Pat Lee of Laneige (center) has been a great role model to help increase the awareness

The event also saw prizes awarded to three schools that participated in the ‘Promotion of Breast Cancer Prevention” video contest.

The first prize went to Sayyidina Husain Secondary School followed by the Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College (Maktab Sains) and the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah (PAP Rashidah) Secondary School in Lumut.

The competition, organised with the Department of Schools, Ministry of Education, was open to Year 9 and Year 10 students from seven secondary schools in the country.

It aimed to increase awareness and bring out the creativity of the students in showing their support for the prevention of breast cancer.

The event was supported by the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah (PAPRSB) Institute of Health Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) Fitness Centre, AEWON Garment Sdn Bhd and ADN MMA Fitness and volunteers.

 


Vincent Pao and Alice Chan of Concepts Computer also dropped by to support the event
 


The inspiring messages for the survivors and cancer patients
 


It’s good to see students being involved in creating awareness
 


You can drop by The Mall and paste your messages on the wall
 


Loads of public support for the campaign
 


Another family dropping by to support the campaign
 


You can buy the t-shirts
 

  
 

Happy Campaign 
 


YAM Pg Anak Abdul Mun’im, (3rd from left) Managing Director of Par Food & Beverage Sdn Bhd (The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf) with the management and crew of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf during the launching of “Happy Campaign” recently

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Brunei Darussalam has created its very own localized campaign called the “Happy Campaign” to bring additional cheer to their customers, and building a stronger relationship with them. During the campaign, staff will be wearing brightly coloured t-shirts with happy messages of ‘Smile’, ‘Be Cool’ and ‘Be Happy’.

Members of the media and guests were also given the opportunity to try the new tea and coffee affogato (caffeine-based beverages with a scoop of Haagen Dazs Ice Cream), which is part of the ‘World of Tea’ category that will run until November 30 under the three-month campaign.

The affogato will only be available until November 16 and is exclusively offered in the Sultanate at the following outlets: Centrepoint, Times Square, The Mall, Maya Puri and The Brunei International Airport (BIA).
Other promotions to look out for in the campaign are the introduction of the tea latte and ice tea latte (Tea Capsule); Tea Capuccino from October 17 to November 30; High Tea Set from October 20 to November 30, which is available from Mondays to Fridays from 3pm to 6pm; a 30 per cent discount on all retail tea and coffee and free tea samples until December 31 as well as ice blends.

In addition, customers can share the love for The Coffee Bean’s beverages and experience by tagging their pictures on social media using the official hash tag for the campaign, which is #smilebehappybecool.
Other features to expect with the latest campaign include improvements in food tags, which aims to make The Coffee Bean more engaging to customers

Certificates were also handed out by Managing Director of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf  YAM Pg Anak Abdul Mun’im to the best performing outlets from the month of July to August such as The Coffee Bean BIA, SupaSave Kuala Belait and Centrepoint.

 


During the press conference with the media
 


Jonathan Bong, Marketing Manager of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, YAM Pg Anak Abdul Mun’im, its Managing Director and Khairul Nizam Abu Bakar, the General Manager
 


Members of the media, bloggers and friends
 


Group photo
 


The crew will be wearing white and purple
 


The Affagato comes in tea or coffee
 

  
 

 

ACER “Happy Weekend” 
 


Richard Soo, Branch Manager of ACER (Miri) shared about the Happy Weekend deal for ACER smart phones with Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer looking on

The idea of this special promotion/gimmick is to entice everyone that mobile phones especially smart phones can be affordable. The prices of other competitive smart phones such as Samsung, HTC and Apple are in a higher end range especially those with higher specs.

I remember attending an ACER event with regards to the launch of the 5 models – Liquid Z3S, Liquid Z5, Liquid E2, Liquid S1 and Liquid S2 earlier on this year. Now ACER is having a special promotion known as the “Happy Weekend” where you can get all these models are a very affordable price. Some models are even selling half the price but the offer is only from today (Friday) to Sunday.

The plus points about the ACER smartphone are that it has what it call ACER Float where you can multitask even when you are making a phone call and you can even set specific numbers that the user can call only which is applicable when it is a company’s phone.

Do grab this opportunity of the ACER liquid smart phones at Concepts Computer, AV Audio, Dee Jay, ST Solutech and Yappe because the stocks are pretty limited. I won’t be surprised if they ran out of stock because it’s simply a super great deal to begin with. Thank you, ACER, for this opportunity.

 


The ACER Liquid Z3S
 


The ACER Liquid Z5
 


The ACER Liquid S2
 


With the resellers for ACER smart phones
 

  
 

 

Battle Royale 
 


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On Saturday October 18, 2014 and Sunday October 19, 2014 athletes from Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, China and Indonesia will gather at the Multipurpose Hall of the National Stadium for Battle Royale, hosted by GETFIT CrossFit.

Brunei’s first CrossFit affiliate, GETFIT CrossFit, will be hosting 80 athletes from over 10 CrossFit affiliates at Battle Royale 2014. Battle Royale is GETFIT CrossFit’s annual competition based on CrossFit movements. Much like the CrossFit Asia Regionals, their aim is to provide a platform for local crossfitters, athletes and fitness enthusiasts to challenge and test themselves through competition. The competition will start at 8:00am until 5:00pm on both days.

GETFIT CrossFit are also extremely proud to introduce the new logo for Battle Royale. The logo consists of two ancient weapons; a “Kelasak” and two “Kampilan”. “These weapons are proudly held by officers of the Royal Regalia of our beloved Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. Both are symbols of perfection of our country’s customs and tradition which date back to before the 7th century. We have always been inspired by our culture to strive to beat the odds whatever they may be, and this logo reminds us that every athlete had to start from somewhere,” said Coach Sekhon, Head Coach, GETFIT CrossFit.
GETFIT CrossFit has been working around the clock preparing for this weekend’s event. “I am most looking forward to seeing the athletes in action!” said Coach Sekhon. When asked why the general public should come and spectate, he replied: “There is a lot of hidden talent in Brunei. You would be surprised to know what they are capable of! People are always going outside of the country to compete in fitness events. This is one where regional athletes are coming over to Brunei (some for the first time) to compete with us.”

“We are proud to host Battle Royale for all, and we will do our best to put on an amazing show for the general public. Also, the Brunei Calisthenics Group will be showcasing their talents in a demo on Sunday October 19, 2014 at 12:30pm. They are incredible in what they can do on a pull up bar!”

A number of local CrossFit athletes were interviewed about Battle Royale and what they were looking forward to: “The challenge and fun,” Nizam Bakar, graduate development trainee; “Meeting my CrossFit friends and challenging each other,” Noi Harun, quantity surveyor; “The competition – against others and myself,” Delwin Keasberry, commercial manager; “Meeting new and old friends from Brunei and beyond, and to challenging my fitness,” Boon Chu Woo, medical scientist; “To another excellent event; where people can showcase their abilities and fitness. Also, to see how far they have come from the event in 2013. It should be great for both competitors and spectators alike,” Mas Idris, IT executive director; “Competition is tough this year. I am looking forward to give my best, and most importantly to enjoy every moment of it,” Amalina Abdullah, crossfitter.

 


 


What is CrossFit? It is a strength and conditioning fitness programme designed to challenge and improve cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. CrossFit is most commonly described as “Constantly Varied Functional Movements executed at High Intensity”.

Founded in 2000 in the United States of America, CrossFit now has over 10,000 affiliated gyms around the world. GETFIT CrossFit held its first public session in December 2010, and now they now host daily exercise programmes at two locations, in Telanai and Pandan 4. For more information, visit www.getfitcrossfit.com or search GETFIT CrossFit on Instagram @getfitcrossfit and Facebook.

Battle Royale 2014 is proudly supported by the following companies: Progenex South East Asia, Strength Wraps Asia, Rock Tape Brunei, Armtrix Enterprise, Hip and Healthy, Mashhor Group of Companies, Tasconi’s Pizza, KFC Brunei, Dent Enterprises, Setia Motors Sdn Bhd, Plus+ Magazine and SSE Company.

 

  

15
Oct

Fire strike twice

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

 

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A message from Lily Chiam, founder of Expression Music Academy: If you feel in your heart you would like to donate to another Charity, Expression Music Academy once again is doing another Mega Concert with the heart to expose our music talents to raise funds for DANA (Crown Prince’s Foundation- Funds for the orphans.) With sincere hearts of thanks to many of you who will be there.. May you be further inspired to greater heights when you watch our young talents.

  
 

RIPAS caught on fire 
 


YB Minister of Development Pehin Dato Hj Suyoi (L), in his capacity as the Acting Minister of Health, present at RIPAS Hospital lobby to examine the situation recently. Image courtesy of Yusri Adanan of The Brunei Times.

What are the chances of having two separate fire incidents happening in a space of two days? This happened two days ago at RIPAS hospital when a fire broke out at the Cardiology Centre and the fire caused damages to 12 treatment rooms. Fortunately there were no report of injuries or casualties so that’s a huge relief for everyone. A big kudos to the Fire and Rescue Department for bringing the fire under control within half an hour before it could get out of hand.

According to the press statement from The Brunei Times, The Ministry of Health said the fire did not affect the Specialist Block and all in-patient or ward services at the hospital, which opened in 1984.

I was aware of the incident as it was spreading on social media especially on Whatsapp. Yes, news in Brunei is pretty viral right now and the headline pictures that were used on The Brunei Times and Borneo Bulletin were identical and taken from Whatsapp.

Present during the examination of the site was Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Suyoi Hj Osman, in his capacity as the Acting Minister of Health.

We are still unsure what sparked the fire at the Cardiology Centre but let’s hope the investigation will sort out that matter. What is important is that no one was hurt during the incident.

 


The image that went viral on Whatsapp
 


One section of the Cardiology Department that is badly damaged by the fire two days ago. Image courtesy of Yusri Adanan of The Brunei Times.
 


Image courtesy of Yusri Adanan of The Brunei Times.
 


The view outside at RIPAS. Image courtesy of Yusri Adanan of The Brunei Times.
 

  
 

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Have you driven a Citroën yet? I recently test drove the Citroën DS3 and I’m quite impressed with the small built car. I shall be writing about my experience of the Citroën DS3 soon on my blog.

At the moment, Citroën is running a special promotion for all those who test drive the Citroën DS3, DS4 and DS5 and you can stand a chance to win an Apple iPad Mini. For more information, you can call 245 0257 or 245 0253.

You can also visit their showroom at Grand Motors (Beribi). I have to test drive the DS4 and the DS5. Maybe pretty soon 😀 but yes, I’m already impressed with the DS3 and definitely the higher models have better power and driving experience.

 


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My recent experience while test driving the Citroën DS3. Watch out for my full review soon!!
 

  
 

 

Breast Cancer Awareness 
 


The group shot

A spectacle of Harley motorcycles drew attention across Universiti Brunei Darussalam as the Brunei Chapter of the Harley Owners Group rode into the campus as a show of their support for breast cancer awareness on Friday. The activity was part of the  Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign 2014 organised by the Health Promotion Centre, Ministry of Health in collaboration with LANEIGE, in association with the international Breast Cancer Awareness Month that falls on October.

Over 20 riders came to show support for the cause with four riders from Ladies of Harley. All of the female riders, and some of the male riders, sported the signature pink ribbon t-shirts. At The Core, the riders were greeted by the student volunteers from UBD and senior lecturer from Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah (PAPRSB) Institute of Health Science, Dr Mas Rina Wati Hj Abd Hamid.

The riders, along with the volunteers, helped distribute fliers and pamphlets to the student population of UBD, visiting the Library and the Central Lecture Theatre, to help bring awareness to the 18 to 25-year-old demographic regarding breast cancer.

The roadshow will continue this week at The Mall, Atrium, from 15th October to 19th October and this is another encouraging way to increase awareness on Breast Cancer. I was recently in an event in KL with regards to WWE and I salute John Cena who is also a true ambassador in championing the Breast Awareness campaign. So guys, let’s hope support this cause and you can also purchase the exclusive pink t-shirts sold at any Laneige outlets in The Mall too.

A big shoutout to Pat Lee of LANEIGE (Brunei) and the guys from Health Promotion Centre and also UBD FM for continuing the awareness of this campaign on their social media.

 


Dk Siti Redzaimi Pg Hj Ahmad with Dr Mas Rina Wati Hj Abd Hamid, a senior lecturer from Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah (PAPRSB) Institute of Health Science
 


The four Ladies of Harley members who lead the event to raise breast cancer awareness at The Core, UBD.
 


 


 


The t-shirt is available at LANEIGE outlets in Brunei
 


Let the ride begin
 


Another group photo
 


Preparing at the Atrium at The Mall. Happening from 15th to 19th October
 


John Cena, an inspiration to all women battling breast cancer and with his message on the t-shirt, not to give up and keep fighting. John Cena was recently in KL for a WWE Event which I attended.
 

  
 

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