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08
May

Happy Mother’s Day

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

636 state honorary medals awarded 
 


His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, as personal representative of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, bestowed medals to 636 recipients yesterday at Istana Nurul Iman.
 

Six hundred and thirty-six individuals including government officials and staff, uniformed personnel and members of the private sector were awarded with state honorary medals yesterday in a ceremony held at Istana Nurul Iman.

By command of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, represented the monarch in conferring the medals. Text by Azlan Othman of Borneo Bulletin. Images by Azrol Azmi of Borneo Bulletin and Zaim Kasmat of The Brunei Times.

Congratulations to all the recipients. A well deserved accolade and thank you for your contribution to Brunei.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The cabinet ministers in attendance
 


Faustina Woo Wai Sii, Lieutenant Ade Roddiane bin Haji Mohd Rosdi, Frankie Ngu and Vivi Rohkininissmah binti Hj Mahmud
 

 

  
 

Round 2: Red Bull Boost & Win 
 


The winners of the 2nd round lucky draw of Red Bull Boost & Win at SKH Airport Mall
 

25 winners were feted for the 2nd round of lucky draw for the Red Bull Boost and Win contest. The event took place at Sim Kim Huat Department Store at Airport Mall. The prizes given were identical to that of the first round – 3 shopping vouchers, 5 PowerKad value of BND 30 each, 7 Prepaid Card worth BND each and 10 consolation prizes of Red Bull gift packs.

Don’t worry, there are still on going draw where the final draw will be after end of May. So keep buying Red Bull until the 31st May and who knows you will be enlisted to participate in the draw.

Present were SKH director Hou Leh Hui, Valentine Hon, general manager of Kingston Beverage & Creamery, and Kevin Robin Jon, sales and marketing manager of Kingston.

To join, just purchase a can of Red Bull Energy drink (gold or less sugar), attach the pull ring tab to the contest form and drop it in contest boxes in participating outlets nationwide.

Participants can obtain the contest form at over 200 retail outlets in the sultanate, or download the form from its Facebook page at ‘Red Bull Brunei’ or you can get the form from the participating outlets. For more updates, check out its Instagram @redbullbn

 


Kevin Robin Jon, sales and marketing manager of Kingston Beverage & Creamery (left) with Hou Leh Hui (2nd from right), SKH Director and Valentine Hon, general manager of Kingston Beverage & Creamery (right) and the winner of the SKH shopping voucher
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
 

The L.S.O.C watch 
 


Luminox Spec Ops Challenge 3053.SOC.SET
 


44mm, carbon reinforced polycarbonate case and case back, tempered scratch resistant mineral crystal, water resistant to 200 meters, signature black PU strap, and Luminox self-powered illumination. Swiss Made. Retail price: BND 743.65
 

I know there are many fans of Luminox from Brune Darussalam. You can get them at Chang Ein Hong watch dealer at The Mall (Gadong) and Yayasan Complex. Last year, Luminox made its presence felt in the Sultanate by having a Luminox “Space and Time Converge” Exhibition at The Mall and it was a great timing to showcase to the public what’s great about the Luminox brand.

For you info, Luminox has a strong relationship with the Navy SEAL team for over 25 years for the reason being that SEALS discovered the unique self-powered illumination technology found in Luminox watches and the rest was history. Luminox continued to enhance the technology and specs to meet the demanding requirements of the Navy SEALS.

To make it more interesting, Luminox created a special event for the journalists called the Luminox Spec Ops Challenge, a programme developed by Luminox with retired Navy SEALS to give a chance to civilians to train like a SEAL for a day. The event took place in Langkawi in September last year.

I know my friend Aziz Idris had the opportunity to part of the programme which lasted 6 hours which was trimmed from the a 24-week programme, dealing with basic underwater demolition. From this programme, the journalists will understand the experience the Navy SEALS have to go through and get a glimpse of the mental and physical challenge throughout the procedure.

 

 

 


Aziz Idris (2nd from right) of Borneo Bulletin participating in the Luminox Specs Ops Challenge in Langkawi last year
 


The 6 hour intense training conducted by retired Navy SEALS person
 

 

Hence this is where Luminox introduce the Luminox Spec Ops Challenge (L.S.O.C) watches, sold in two different sets.

One featuring the traditional 3050 Navy SEAL Colormark (3053.SOC.SET) design with its trademark “Colormark” bold numerals on the dial and bezel on a PC carbon dial and PU strap, and the other, on the 4220 Authorised for Navy Use (A.N.U.) (4223.SOC.SET) model which was a direct collaboration with the SEALS, refined to specifically address the needs of maritime commandos, featuring a stainless steel case, with screw crown and case back, sapphire crystal, multi-jewel Swiss quartz movement and 10 year lithium battery.

Do check out other Luminox models at Chang Ein Hong outlets in Brunei. Images provided by Luminox.

 

  
 

 

Liyana loves Chickenjoy 
 


Liyana Yus addressing the media on her role as ambassador for Jollibee
 


Liyana Yus with team Jollibee during the launch
 

I’m a huge fan of jollibee because of their chocolate sundae and not-anymore-available Nasi Lemak (due to low demand). Of course, their Chicken Joy is still one of their best sellers and I would it rate it my top 3 fast food chicken in Brunei.

Last Friday, Jollibee unveiled their latest project where the Philippines fast food franchise appointed its first local brand ambassador Liyana Yus famously known for her role in Brunei’s first featured film “Yasmine”.

The event took place at Times Square Shopping Centre and it was a press launch event to officially introduce Liyana as the face of Jollibee in Brunei.

Liyana has been a huge fan of Jollibee since she was a kid and her favourite is still ChickenJoy. Did you know that Jollibee in Brunei was the first ever international outlet outside the Philippines? And yes, the first outlet is at Utama Bowling back in 1987. Amazing!!!

 


The signing ceremony between Liyana Yus and Jhing Perais, Country Head of Jollibee Brunei.
 


Jhing was very delighted to share the special moment for Jollibee
 


The ceremonial bite from Jollibee
 

Present during the launch were Jhing Perais, Country Head of Jollibee Brunei, Leony Rodriguez, Jollibee Head of Marketing and Din Kamaluddin, producer at Origin Artistic.

Jhing was excited to announce the new partnership with Liyana and he believes that the young talent of Liyana embodies Jollibee’s excellence in the fast food franchise.

For Liyana, this is the first opportunity for her to be an ambassador of an international brand. I’m pretty sure this will open doors for more opportunities in the near future.

So far, there are 12 Jollibee outlets in Brunei and it will be growing from time to time.

I did highlight to Jhing on the defunct menu item, Nasi Lemak, but let’s see what happens. Let’s hope it might make a comeback even if it’s a just promotional offer. Don’t worry, we have our social media team + Liyana to push your product too 😀 Congratulations Liyana and Jollibee on the new milestone.

 


Now that’s a lot of Chickenjoy
 


Congratulations Liyana
 


Hi-tea-ing with the media
 


The Jollibee drive-thru at Kilanas
 


The new chocolate sundae with nuts. Apparently it’s the bomb!!
 


Thanks Lena for recommending the new sundae :p
 

As you know, Jollibee is all about product quality at an affordable price. What more can you ask for? It’s crispylicious, juicylicious inside out and anyone can afford it. The family oriented fast food chain has made it one of the most popular fast food chain in Brunei.

I wasn’t aware also of their latest drive thru at Kilanas which will be a big hit among the residents residing near Kilanas. For this commitment, you can see that Brunei remains a key market for Jollibee in its vision to become one of the biggest QSR brands globally.

I still remember the founder and chairman of Jollibee Foods Corporation (the Philippines), Tony Tan Caktiong, addressing a keynote speech at Asia Inc Forum event at The Empire Hotel & Country Club back in 2007. What an inspiring story and the legacy lives on!!

What makes Jollibee another success is the ability to localise the taste for Bruneians and now, with the Jollisavers, patrons can enjoy Spicy Chickenjoy and Crispy Chicken Burger with rice. You can follow @jollibeebrunei on Instagram for updates and competition.

 

 

  
 

18
Sep

The highlight

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

The Popcorn Panel 
 

Review of The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials with special guest Seng Yee

 

Summer prediction results and Top summer movies of 2015 with co-host Del Goh

 

  
 

The Volkswagen Jetta 
 


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Download SnapFeed 
 

 

Download SnapFeed app on your smartphones and check out the latest deals in Brunei and also get rewarded from respective merchants such as BurgerKing, KFC and Sushi Tei to name a few and also check out the new movie listings as well.

  
 

Snippets of the week 
 


His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam (3rd R) speaking with Captain Sharifah Czarena Surainy Syed Hashim (L), as Deputy Chairman of Royal Brunei Dermot Mannion (2nd L) and Deputy Chief Operating Officer Captain Khalidkhan Hj Asmakhan (2nd R) look. His Majesty visited the newly renovated Brunei International Airport yesterday. He also took one of Royal Brunei Airlines’ Dreamliners for a spin. Image courtesy of Zaim Kasmat of The Brunei Times.
 


Minister of Communications Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdullah Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar (L) hands over the cash prize of $7,000 to Institut Teknologi Brunei student Nurulhidayati Hj Mohd Sani (C) for winning the Tertiary Project Category of the Brunei ICT Awards (BICTA) 2015. Well done, ITB!! As for the ICT Industry Category, the first place went to D5 Innovation with BND 10,000 cash prize. Image courtesy of Abdul Aziz Ismail of The Brunei Times.
 


For the first time ever, there is a chance I will be joining this competition. Just for fun. Never knew they will have one for adults. This will be interesting indeed. Any takers (adults)? *lol*
 


Cooking competition coming up at Hua Ho Manggis Mall in conjunction with Hua Ho Health Awareness Month
 


The King Burger from Peppermint Cafe. I love the home made beef patties.
 


Congratulations to Progresif Cellular on the opening of their Seria Branch at Panaga. Image courtesy of @progresif_cellular
 


Now you can pre-order a copy of Yasmine. Too bad there won’t be a blu-ray copy.
 


I am so proud of my mentee, Heidi Rahman, who stole the show as the Toastmaster of the Evening last Tuesday. My biggest milestone to date as a toastmaster – to see other members grow especially my mentees. Keep it up, lady!!
 


@baiduribank updates breaks the ritual by getting out of the box. Something different coming from a bank.
 


Lunch treat by Winnie Sia and it was the first time I dined at Seafood Palace at Tanjung Bunut. Not bad the portion. Couldn’t finish my spaghetti.
 


Happening this Sunday at Fun Bee Park.
 

 

Rack & Brew 
 


Dilys Chai and Denise Chai, co-owners of Rack & Brew
 

One word: Impressive. Congratulations to Dilys Chai and Denise Chai on the opening of your new cafe, Rack & Brew. Love the deco, love the atmosphere and most of all, love the food too. The cakes are amazing too – my personal favourite is the Red Velvet Cake.

The cafe is located above Paddington House of Pancake (Gadong) and the area used to be a boutique store (Deseo) and now the boutique store is located on the 2nd floor, just above Rack & Brew. You can follow @rackandbrew on instagram for updates.

According to Borneo Bulletin, Dilys Chai revealed that Rack & Brew was part of her dissertation project back in the UK. Dilys had some sampling of her desserts at Hua Ho Manggis Mall and the responses were pretty good.

Rack & Brew operates from 11am to 10pm daily at Abdul Razak Complex in Gadong. I’m definitely dining there next time.

 


Liking the atmosphere here at Rack & Brew
 


Soft shell crab florentine
 


Roulette Wings
 


I love their home made kolo mer
 


Hui Chiet love his dish. Not sure what it’s called.
 


My companions for lunch
 


Caramel latte
 


Jolene’s first time and she likes the cakes
 


My personal favourite – Red Velvet Cake
 


They have munchies such as nachos
 


Group photo with the media and the co-owners. Image courtesy of Kazimah (2nd from right)
 


Thank Denise for hosting the other day
 


Curry Pasta is not bad as well
 


Cakes, cakes and more cakes
 


I have yet to try the curry puff
 


This area is always busy as more customers trying out.
 

 

Celerio gets an A+ with Iconia 
 


Associates from Concepts Computer and Boustead Sdn Bhd (Suzuki) holding an ACER Iconia Tab 8W. For those interested to buy a Suzuki Celerio A+, it now comes with the Acer tablet but for a limited time only.
 


The MoU signing last Wednesday at Concepts Computer conference room

This is the first time that Concepts Computer collaborated with Boustead Sdn Bhd in a joint promotion. For those interested in purchasing a Suzuki Celerio A+ from Boustead, then you will be entitled to receive a brand new Acer Iconia Tab 8W (from Concepts Computer).

This is another way to reward their loyal customers by giving an instant gift and also boost the image of both Boustead and Concepts Computer.

Just like the Acer Iconia Tab 8W, the Suzuki Celerio A+ has quality, reliability, durability and most important, affordability.

To the Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, this is a win-win situation for both companies and the joint promotion will be able also to attract new customers.

So what can you expect from a Suzuki Celerio A+? It has a 1.0 litre engine, comes in either MT or CVT, good storage space and also fuel efficient.

As for the Acer Iconia Tab 8W, it’s the top-selling tablet powered by Windows 8.1 and comes with Office 365 (one year subscription) and has a long battery life and one year warranty.

This promotion will start with immediate effect and is valid until December 31. Information about the latest joint promotion can be obtained at any Suzuki showroom or Concepts Computer showroom.

Suzuki will also be holding a roadshow at Citis Square from September 24 to 26, welcoming the public to stop by and try their luck with their ‘lucky dip’ activity.

 


Pao Jia Wan, Marketing Advisor of Concepts Computer, Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, James Wong, Branch Manager of Boustead Sdn Bhd and Alvin Kho, Marketing Manager of Boustead Sdn Bhd
 


The group photo shot with the Suzuki Celerio A+ and the Acer Iconia Tab 8W
 


Members of the media
 


Check out the Suzuki Celerio A+
 

  
 

30
Aug

Disconnect to connect

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

New C-Class 
 


Visit the Jati Transport (Mercedes-Benz) showroom from 10am to 6pm to view the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class
 

  
 

The Popcorn Panel 
 

Our podcast review of Yasmine the movie with my special guest Seng Yee. This podcast has reached more than 700 listeners. Do catch Yasmine at your local cinemas and it has been a great response from the public.

 

  
 

BIBD’s latest promo 
 


Top up tia. Click image to enter website.
 

  
 

Fitflop available in Hua Ho 
 


The closing date is soon!! Hurry!!!

Awesome. To know that Fitflop is now available in Brunei Darussalam. You can purchase them at Hua Ho Manggis and Hua Ho Yayasan. Two days ago, the Fitflop brand was launched at the Emperor’s Court. Present during the launch were British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam David Campbell, Fitflop General Manager for APAC (Asia-Pacific) Juergen Strafe, Director McGill and Fitflop distributor in Brunei Darussalam and Manager of Hua Ho Manggis, Soon Tiong Lau.

I know my mom loves to buy Fitflop and also buying for her family and friends especially from Singapore. So what’s good about Fitflop? It has style and it has comfort. Every pair biomechanically engineered with their legendary, pressure-diffusing, shock-absorbing MICROWOBBLEBOARD midsole technology which makes a lot of difference. Their previous SS14 collection have been doing marvelous with sales increased over 50% and now with the new collection, it’s bound to do better.

So peeps, do visit Hua Ho Manggis and Hua Ho Yayasan for the latest collection pairs of Fitflop. By the way, Fitflop only carries women’s line for now.

 


Juergen Strafe, Fitflop General Manager for APAC (Asia-Pacific) posing with a Fitflop sandal
 


British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam David Campbell with invited guests during the launch
 


McGill and Juergen Strafe
 


Group photo with the Hua Ho Manggis management
 


 


Get a pair of Fitflop 😀
 


Soon Tiong mingling with the guests
 


 


 


 


 

 

Iconia Tab 7 
 


Now available at Concepts Computer
 

  
 

BIBD financial talk 
 


BIBD’s Wealth Management Unit Officer, Rozielawati bti Hj Jamil, conducting the financial talk to civil servants

Early this week, BIBD’s Wealth Management Unit (WMU) today, as part of its goal to help the public understand their finances and manage it wisely, held a briefing to around 50 new officers and staff of the departments under the Ministry of Development.

The talk was held at the Indera Pahlawan Hall of the Ministry, and was delivered by BIBD’s WMU Officer, Rozielawati bti Hj Jamil. She began by giving a brief introduction of what Financial Planning is and asked the audiences about their monthly spending pattern. After sharing a few tips and personal experiences, she emphasized the importance of understanding the difference between ‘wants’ and ‘needs’. An example of ‘needs’, is giving priority to purchasing groceries and household necessities while shopping; as a result, it may help us to save money from buying items that are not urgently required.

She also introduced another tool in financial planning i.e investment and advises the audience not to invest without understanding and analyzing the investment products first, or putting ‘all eggs in one basket’, meaning not diversifying the investment into different portfolios; which can help generate different returns depending on their future plans such as for retirement, financing children education and getting a dream home.

She also highlighted not to be a victim of the Ponzi scheme, an investment of unknown source, or any investment products from companies that are not registered with Brunei’s central bank regulatory, the Authority Monetary of Brunei Darussalam.

For further information relating to the Wealth Management Unit, interested members of the public may contact them directly at wmu@bibd.com.bn or call the BIBD Contact Centre at +6732 2238 181.

 


Group photo after the seminar
 

  
 

23
Jul

Courage & Love

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

The Dugout Treble 
 

Wanna win a pair of Adidas Predator boots? Listen to our (delayed) podcast to find out more

  
 

HRH graduates
 


HRH Prince ‘Abdul Mateen receives a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in International Politics, from Kings College London in the United Kingdom on July 21. Image courtesy of His Majesty’s Office.

The most liked photo on my IG in many months and I can see why. His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in International Politics, from Kings College London in the United Kingdom.

The son of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam received the conferment of his degree at a graduation ceremony held at the Barbican Centre in London two days ago, His Majesty’s Office announced yesterday. Other members of the Royal Family who were present at the graduation were His Royal Highness Prince Hj ‘Abdul ‘Azim, Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah, and Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah.

Congratulations to Your Royal Highness on the achievement 🙂

 

  
 

 Zakat contribution

 
 

BIBD today handed over two mock cheques to the Islamic Religious Council of Brunei for the purpose of Zakat contributions for BIBD and its customers. The event took place at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Office in Jalan Menteri Besar, Berakas.

BIBD’s Zakat contribution for 2013 amounted to B$ 2,355,519.40, whilst Zakat contributions from the customers of BIBD for the period of 2013-2014 amounted to B$ 241,816.24.
The mock cheques for the contributions were handed over by the Chairman of Shariah Advisory Body for BIBD and its subsidiaries, Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Awang Haji Suhaili bin Haji Mohiddin to Yang Berhormat Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman, Minister of Religious Affairs on behalf of MUIB (Islamic Religious Council of Brunei).

Also in attendance were Yang Mulia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Deputy Chairman of the BIBD Shariah Advisory Body along with BIBD Managing Director, Yang Mulia Javed Ahmad.

 


Handover of donations to Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Awang Haji Suhaili bin Haji Mohiddin to Yang Berhormat Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman, Minister of Religious Affairs on behalf of MUIB (Islamic Religious Council of Brunei)

The concept of Zakat is to donate a portion of one’s wealth to the eligibility group of people named as asnaf Zakat mentioned in the Holy Book of Al- Quran in Surah At-Taubah: Verse 60. The act is considered highly honorable as Zakat is not only to cleanse one’s wealth but also provides spiritual purification, drawing Muslims closer to Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala.

The significance for Zakat in society is that to eradicate the poverty via an approved methodology in providing and managing the society’s economy and finance. Zakat is the 3rd pillar of Islam, making it is compulsory on Muslims, provided they meet the conditions which are the required nisaab (the minimum amount of wealth i.e 85 gram of gold or their equivalent in cash that one must have before Zakat is payable) and haul (the possession of assets for the whole hijrah year).

In order to help its muslim customers meet this religious obligation, BIBD strongly urges its customers to utilize their branches to pay their Zakat at its many counters at its many strategic locations in Brunei Darussalam. Press release and image courtesy of BIBD.

  
 

Dinner feted for Panini lovers 
 


Brunei Panini Collectors’s Group with representatives from Adison Marketing at Hadfa Catering Restaurant

Last evening, Brunei Panini Collectors had a sungkai gathering at Hadfa Catering restaurant. It was organised by the Brunei Panini fans themselves and the event started off with a prize presentation for their quiz competition. There were some interesting prizes including ‘tiga ikat durian tempatan”. Following that is a lucky draw for every one present at the event. Adison Marketing also gave out prizes for the winners of our facebook contests.

The Panini Collectors group also gave out a token of appreciation to The Brunei Times and Adison Marketing. Images courtesy of Adison Marketing.


The head of the group giving his speech
 


 


 


Marathon enthusiast Danny also won a prize
 


Nice shirt
 


Ready to break fast
 


Check out Bert Khtree’s collection of World Cup Panini 2014. Amazing!!
 

  
 

Liyana and Nadiah lead the way 
 


You still have chance to catch Yasmine and the crew tomorrow
 


Liyana and the crew recently at Kaka Restaurant with Pusat Ehsan. Image courtesy of @yasminethemovie
 


Students from Pusat Ehsan greeting the stars of Yasmine. Image courtesy of @yasminethemovie
 


Liyana with her young fans at Brunei Hotel. Image courtesy of @yasminethemovie
 


Liyana with Aman. Image courtesy of @yasminethemovie
 


Sungkai-ing with Yasmine and the gang
 


The customary Yasmine pose
 


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13
Jul

#ManyToCome

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

For tomorrow 
 


Nationwide prayers for Palestine at 13 mosques at 10:45am tomorrow
 

  
 

Yasmine bags first award 
 


Siti Kamaluddin receiving the award for Yasmine as the Best Asian Film in the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2014. Image courtesy of @NIFFF
Congratulations to Siti Kamaluddin and her crew for winning the Best Asian Film in the recent Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2014 in Switzerland. Yasmine the movie has yet to be released in Brunei Darussalam and it has already been nominated for some awards regionally. The release date for Yasmine will be on 21st August 2014 in Brunei Darussalam and the same date will be released in Singapore and Indonesia as well.

Siti Kamaluddin who was recently in Switzerland to receive the award was very grateful for her team and she didn’t expect to win anything and furthermore, she was already contented on just being nominated among the other Asian movies. What amazed me is that Yasmine even managed to pip The Raid 2: Berandal in that same category and I truly love the Raid 2 because of its pure execution and artistic violence. Siti shared that Yasmine has the heart warming storyline as compared to The Raid 2.

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Siti was also shocked that it also beat out her favourite director Tsui Hark who directed Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon 3D in the award. Other movies listed in the Asian Film category were Kung Fu Divas (the Philippines), Live (Japan), Monsoon Shootout (India), That Demon Within (Hong-Kong), The Raid 2: Berandal (Indonesia), The Suspect (South Korea) and Young Detective Dee (China).

Congratulations once again to the Siti, Din and the whole crew of Origins Film in reaching a new milestone even if the movie isn’t even out yet in Brunei. Let’s not put pressure here now on what to expect on Yasmine the movie but let’s embrace the fact that we Bruneians are able to compete with other foreign talents given the opportunity.

The crew has making round visits to private and government schools in Brunei to a very warm reception. Currently Liyana the main star and her co-star Nadia are in Jakarta for a similar roadshow to increase awareness of Yasmine. With this news, I’m super excited and I can’t wait to attend the Premiere night of Yasmine the movie in August.


At the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2014 yesterday. Image courtesy of @NIFFF
 


Siti Kamaluddin and Man Ching with the writer of Game of Thrones – George RR Martin at the film award. Image courtesy of @sitikamaluddin
 


Meanwhile in Indonesia, Liyana and the gang made some visits to the local schools and talked about Yasmine. Image courtesy of @yasminethemovie
 

  

04
Jul

#OnTheVerge

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Dugout Treble podcast 
 

Check out our latest podcast on the preview of the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

 

 

 

3D tshirts at Malppy 
 


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“With advanced technology and the creativeness of designers, clothing these days can be very unique and interesting. This week Malppy introduces, Creative 3D T-shirt (without the use of 3D glasses!). They are designed and printed in a way that those objects or cute animals are three-dimensional. Be the topic of the crowd with these t-shirts for B$33.90 instead of B$39.90 for this week promotion. Go to Malppy’s website and type “3D Creative T-shirt Unisex” to see the full range of designs that we have for you. Happy shopping and have a great weekend ahead!”

  
 

Acer Liquid Smartphones

 

Check out Acer Liquid smartphones
 

 

Sales at Icon Design Store

 

 
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BIBD Delights 
 

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Peugeot Hari Raya Promotion 
 


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Citroën Brunei 
 


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Shop at YMRM  
 


Galleria YMRM Tungku Link Branch
YMRM just made a name for themselves with the huge crowd during the super crazy sales a week ago before fasting. Guess what? Galleria YMRM are planning to do another soon so do stay tune to RA and my instagram for updates. As you know, Hari Raya is just three weeks away. We are almost into the second week of Ramadhan and the crowd have been flocking to Galleria YMRM’s branches at Tungku Link and Batu Satu. And of course, the most anticipated one is the YMRM upcoming renovated branch which will be open pretty soon. I shall keep you posted on that.

Galleria YMRM have quite a selection of fabric for “cara melayu” and what impressed me the most is the IMA fabric which is the Japanese cotton material. The price is higher than the normal type but now they have a promotional price where it’s being slashed from $15.90 to $12.90 per meter. What’s great about this material is that it’s of high quality and it’s pretty cooling and soothing to the skin. Last year, they have 20 different colours and this year, they have 60 different colours with the IMA material. This really shows how good the material and the trust it has coming from customers. You can look elegant wearing one without to fork out so much.

They also have good quality ones for the ladies for Baju Kurung and they have different price range from the affordable ones to the high end and of course, the quality is guaranteed. It’s no surprise that most of the tailors in Brunei make their fabrics and textile according to the management. For the ladies, if you want something more elegant as in Kebaya type, then I recommend you go fo the laces and YMRM have tons of those in both branches.

Perhaps the ladies will be more interested in the Italian silk that just arrived at YMRM stores, direct from Italy. The prices are at premium but you will see why it is expensive because of the quality and the designs are pretty unique as well. YMRM are only bringing limited designs and quantity so at least the ladies will feel more privileged.

Galleria YMRM are not only popular for selling fabrics for men and women but they are also selling in-house lights and also “cucul” lights for Hari Raya. So if you need some new lightings in your house, they have a wide selection to choose from.  YMRM already have tents outside their premise selling deco lights (cucul) and this have been their trademark for a few years already.


The containers just keep coming every week just to stock up on new items and another good reason why customers keep coming back for more
 


The interior of YMRM at Batu Satu
 


Customers making selections of fabric at YMRM
 


Galleria YMRM Batu Satu branch
 


The chandelier from YMRM
 


Many lights to choose from at YMRM
 


The place is just full of old and the new
 


Check out the Songkok
 


Name of the songbook is Darussalam
 


Check out the IMA fabric collection ideal for Cara Melayu
 


Wide selection to choose from
 


Senjang for the guys
 


More senjang for the guys
 


Ask for the assistants from YMRM
 


I highly recommend you to buy this particular material for Cara Melayu

YMRM has actively been giving back to the community by having special discounts every now and then. Furthermore, customers can even buy fabric as low as $1 per meter. Galleria YMRM Director, Hitesh Ramesh Bhawnani, shared how successful the crazy hour sales have been and thanked the media for the overall success. He said that customers even have to park along the highway to get into YMRM at Tungku Link. For those who didn’t know, YMRM Tungku Link held two sessions of “Special Happy Hours” sale few weeks ago.

Guess how much fabric was sold in one night alone? Believe it or not, 40,000 meters. These materials are mostly the Cara Melayu fabric and these materials come from Egypt, Japan, Korea and others. So it’s good to see more patrons coming in and buying at really affordable prices in time for Hari Raya. The usual $20 per meter was slashed to $4 per meter for that night as well.

Do stay tune for more updates on YMRM on my blog and social media platform.


These newly imported Italian silks just came to YMRM a few days ago
 


They only brought in limited designs
 


Loving the colours of the Chanel textile from Italy
 


Maybe the ladies will like the new trend and design from Italy
 


Light colours to suit your taste
 


Don’t forget to buy cucul for your home for Hari Raya
 


Something new to give more attraction of your home
 


More lights at YMRM
 


Something to buy in preparation for Hari Raya
 


Chairs also for sale
 


It’s always affordable to shop at YMRM
 


Shopping overload at YMRM *lol*
 

  
 

KFC Tangy Crunch 
 

This Ramadhan, KFC wants to celebrate with you with some exciting news for the occasion.

First is the new product of Tangy Crunch now available at all outlets. A new creation with the tagline Liven up your taste buds!, the Tangy Crunch chicken features an irresistible combination of tangy and crunch with a marinadethat includes lime and a special blend of spice. Available in two combos, Combo A comes with 2 pieces of chicken, 4 pieces of Onion Rings, 1 Colonel Rice, 1 Colonel Soup and a regular carbonated drink for only B$8.50 and Combo B comes with 3 pieces of chicken, 1 butterscotch bun, Cheezy Wedges and a regular carbonated drink for only B$9.50. During this time, Hot and Spicy will temporary be replaced by the Tangy Lime.

Secondly, majority of the KFC outlets will be operating from 11am to 2am daily during the Ramadhan month to cater to the customer’s sahur needs. Customers that spend B$5 and above in a single purchase will also receive a complimentary gift. Beside that, customers doing their pre Raya shopping at Airport Mall, The Mall and Yayasan is also up for an extra treat as the KFC outlets in these Malls will give customers a car parking rebate up to B$2 for any purchase worth  B$15 in a single receipt.

Fans of Doraemon can also expect the arrival of Doraemon blanket towels later this month which comes in six different designs and colours. KFC would like to take this opportunity to wish all a Happy Ramadhan.


KFC Tangy Crunch
 

 

 

Yasmine Roadshow 
 


Origin Films with St. Andrew’s School principal, staff and students during Origin Films visit to St. Andrew’s School last week

As you know, Yasmine the movie has been getting a lot of publicity in the media and they have been aggressive in their exposure especially in government and private schools to increase the awareness of Yasmine’s movie as well as educate the students the essence of film making and more of behind-the-scenes moments. For your information, Yasmine is a Brunei featured film produced by Origin Films Sdn Bhd, and the movie has created good waves to be featured in Shanghai Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival.

Recently Origin Films’ cast and crew paid a visit to schools – St. George’s School, St. Andrew’s School, Yayasan Primary School, Maktab Sains School and ISB to name a few. Of course, the main draw of the visit is Liyana Yus who plays the main lead role in Yasmine. Also accompanying her were Siti Kamaluddin the director of Origin Films, Din Kamaluddin, the producer of Origin Films, Chan Man Ching, action director of Origin Films and Nadiah Wahid, co-star of Yasmine.

They have been warmly received during the ASEAN Consumer Fair where Origin Films made their presence felt with appearance of the lead actor Liyana. It was a successful project initiated by her co-star Nadiah Wahid and her efforts paid off.

Below are pictures from St. Andrew’s School and ISB. Ah, the memories of SAS and it was great to be back and the school hall still feels the same *lol* It was great to catch up with my former teachers and it’s amazing that they are still teaching in St. Andrew’s School. Anyway, enjoy the pictures.


A student asking question for Origin Films
 


Students listening to the presentation of Origin Films project on Yasmine
 


Another student from Hollis asking a question
 


The students managed to do some silat poses with Liyana
 


Siti Kamaluddin doing a selfie with the students
 


Preparing for the customary Yasmine pose
 


Trying out the Yasmine pose
 


And they did a good job
 


Adam Hanif of Origin Films was a popular figure among the ladies
 


More selfies and selfies
 


Students feeling Fai’s hair
 


Liyana Yus with my former Malay teacher Normah
 


Selfie with SAS Students
 


More selfies
 


Nadiah and Mariah giving their signatures

For all the Yasmine fans out there, you can stand a chance to win a ticket for two to Jakarta for the Yasmine Gala Premiere. Awesome, right? This is because the Gala night is only by invitation and it’s not for sale. So refer to the posters below for the questions and email your answer to marketing(a)bruneipress.com or enquiry(a)origin artistic.com by 21st July 2014 and the winner will be announced on 25th July 2014. For more information, you can visit their facebook.com/yasminethemovie and you can follow them on Twitter and instagram @yasminethemovie


 


 

 

Check out the original song from the soundtrack of Yasmine, song entitled “Menang Demi Cinta by Nidji

Origin Films at ISB 
 


Students were excited to see the guys behind Yasmine
 


We are gonna catch the premiere *woohoo*
 


The Yasmine pose with the ISB students
 


It’s signing with fans session
 


It’s good to see Liyana being an inspiration for others
 


Thank you, ISB, for the wonderful energy
 

  
 

29
Jun

#HappyFasting

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

World Cup Update 
 

Check out the latest podcast of the Dugout Treble with co-host Jason Rumpun and producer Abu

I’m qute disappointed so far with Brazil. Yes, the host nation as they were pushed to the brink against Chile last night. Being the host nation, this is a very disappointing display by Brazil and if they were to have the same performance like last night, they won’t stand a chance against Colombia who beat Uruguay 2-0. Chile was pretty close from snatching the victory if it wasn’t for the bar that saved the blushes of Brazil from an excellent Pinilla’s strike near the end.

Probably the worrying factor are the strikers at Brazil’s disposal – Jo and Fred who haven’t yet to impress in the tournament and further more, Hulk was just showing his brilliance on the pitch after a lackluster performance in the first three matches. I don’t see Brazil heading as far to the finals with France and Germany also breathing down their necks.

Now Colombia is one team that many have not taken account for. They are a compact team with many creativity in attack with the likes of star player James Rodriguez, and Juan Cuadrado and they even topped the group stage with 9 points. Though the group stage didn’t possess much threat, they shone where other competent teams failed to when going against weaker opponents. I can see Colombia reaching the semi-finals but it will be a harder test either against France or Germany if one of them reaches the semis.

Of course, the biggest news that have faded away is the banning of Luiz Suarez for his biting incident in the Uruguay-Italy match. I believe the suspension given to him by FIFA is still kinda lenient considering the fact that this is the third time Suarez has been fined and suspended for similar incidents. As a Liverpool player, I am disappointed and this shows old habits die hard. I’m not sure what’s the future lies now for Luis Suarez and Liverpool.

So who are my picks for the rest? Germany to win, France to win, Netherlands to beat Mexico, Costa Rica to go through, Argentina to beat Swiss while Belgium will edge USA.

 


Chiellini bitten by the ever hungry Suarez
 


Suarez claims that he lost his balance *Yea right*
 


Neymar might need his other 10 to show up
 


James Rodriguez was simply awesome and he has now scored 5 goals
 


The most animated coach on the pitch – Miguel Herrara and he is one of the lowest paid coach
 


The expensive flops – Cesare Prandelli, Coach of Italy, Fabio Capello of Russia and Roy Hodgson of England – the top three highest paid coaches that failed to bring the team past the group stage
 

  
 

 

Updates from Consumer Fair 

 


Do check out the new Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology at Brunei Shell Marketing booth at Plenary Hall. The new product will be in the market by July I believe and BSM will be having a special promotion on their existing products soon.


This new Shell Helix Ultra is compatible for both petrol and diesel and it will make your engine feel brand new too


Congratulations to Regalblue Production for managing to sell off 1,000 DVD copies of Apa Ada Dengan Rina, a Brunei film hit, and the DVD stock will be back by next week according to Regalblue


There was a blood donation yesterday at Consumer Fair


Books selling at reasonable price at Dbookhaus


Photo pop with Liyana of Yasmine the movie and future celebrity Hui Chiet :p


Still drawing a huge crowd as usual


Wanna get your hanna done?


More people downloading Snapfeed and visiting their booth for free gifts


Wanna cook your egg and sausage and blend them together? This does it


Maggi galore at Jasra Harrisons booth


Want a selfie stick?


Marshmallow chocolates

  

23
Jun

#OneMoreObstacle

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

#WeAreHappyBrunei 
 


 

 

Check out the Happy Video created by @emmagoodegg and The Collective and shot by Origins Film

 


Associates from Burger King
 


Happy faces from Brunei
 

  
 

Almost reaching 100K 
 


The media with associated from Royal Brunei Airlines

Royal Brunei Airlines had a small soiree (gathering) at the Bilik Sejahtera, Royal Brunei Recreational Club to celebrate a milestone reach of almost 100,000 fans on Facebook.

It’s no small feat that Royal Brunei Airlines is one of the top businesses on Facebook with their amazing social media engagement with fans and customers. RB not only uses the social media platform for their latest airfare promos, but keeps the public apprised on corporate news, to listen to their customers feedback and comments, as an Emergency Response Team for Social Media Crisis and to bond, engage and be friends with customers and potential customers. As of 12pm on 23rd June 2014, they have 99,938 fans on Facebook, and anticipate hitting the big 100K over the weekend. They also have 10K followers on Twitter, close to 9K followers on Instagram. They also utilize Google+, Pinterest and Youtube as part of their social media engagement. So peeps, do enter their Facebook page here and do like the page if you haven’t.

Royal Brunei joined Facebook back in October 2009, and the number of fans increased significantly after their innovative rebranding journey, which started out with an intriguing viral campaign that caught everyone’s attention. Their success in social media is a collaborative effort of their Digital Channel, Marketing, Brand Comms, Customer Relations, Customer Call Centre, Royal Skies, MIS and HR departments.

To celebrate the occasion, RB invited members of the media, staff and close affiliates for high tea, and an opportunity to take pictures commemorating the 100K followers.

 


Azhani Abu Daniel, Head of Corporate Communication, Royal Brunei Airlines, giving her welcoming remarks
 


Royal Brunei associates looking at the photo kiosk
 


 


Getting the shots printed
 


Posing for the camera
 


The “selfie/usfie” challenge. Last submission by 27th June
 

  
 

Timeout with Liz 
 


It’s happening this Thursday

Time Out with Liz respects the holy month that’s just around the corner so this months episode will be held on Thursday evening 26 June 2014 at Kaleidoscope Kiulap.

We have another great line up of guests. This time under lifestyle audience will get a chance to get personal with the Brunei cast and director of Yasmine the movie launching very soon to audiences everywhere. Meet and chat with Siti Kamaluddin , Liyana Yus and Nadiah Wahid to find out how you too can go the extra mile to achieve the impossible.

Many Bruneian’s love starting home based businesses especially in the food industry. Meet Ben Sia. Find out more about his drive to make awesome pastries and what makes him different .

Lastly, meet Ruby Chong. One of the contestants competing in hollywood next month representing Brunei and find out more about her ambition. All this and more. Get your seats now for only $10 a seat ( this month only) from now until showtime. All you have to do is email timeoutwithliz@gmail.com or visit www.Facebook.com/timeoutwithliz and inbox us there.


I can’t wait for the premiere of Yasmine. Catch Liyana this Thursday
 


Also do catch Ben Sia on his passion on pastries
 


…and of course the young talented Ruby Chong and I still remember her performance at JIS Music Showcase. Amazing!!
 

  
 

Panini Redemption Date 
 


Redemption date is 11-12th July 2pm to 9pm and 13th July 11am to 6pm. You will get a free towel for a 80% complete album and for the 100% completed album, you will get both towel and a Fuleco Plush Toy. Do make note while stock lasts.
 

  
 

Happening soon 
 


It’s happening this Wednesday

Enjoy shopping and taking part in the activities in the upcoming ASEAN Consumer Fair 2014 and stand the chance to win the grand prize of a Toyota Etios courtesy of NBT (B) Sdn Bhd and other fabulous prizes.

Visitors to the ASEAN Consumer Fair 2014, 25 to 29 June at the International Convention Centre, need only fill out a questionnaire to be entered into the lucky draw. No purchase is necessary. 10 names will be drawn every day by visitors to be entered into the draw that will be held on Sunday 29 June at 4pm. Terms and conditions apply.

Other activities to be held at the upcoming fair include several spin to win wheels, an ice cream competition, a Price-The-Hamper contest, and Yasmine movie-related activities.

For further details on the lucky draw and other happenings at the ASEAN Consumer Fair 2014, visit www.bruneiconsumerfair.com or check out the D’Sunlit Facebook page (sunlitbrunei). You can also look out for ASEAN Consumer Fair 2014 articles and advertisements in the newspapers.

 


 


 

  
 

Ian Rush in September 
 


Guess who’s coming this September
 

  
 

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