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Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News


The Reel Show 


Creative Arts Festival with Shenny



Top 10 Summer Box office predictions with Rano Iskandar (The Popcorn Panel) and Del Goh (The Reel Show)



Top 10 Summer Box office predictions with Rano Iskandar (The Popcorn Panel) and Del Goh (The Reel Show)




World Car Awards 2015 

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Stuttgart/New York. Mercedes-Benz wins three categories in the prestigious “World Car Awards 2015”. Christoph Horn, Head of Global Communication Passenger Cars Mercedes-Benz and Rob Moran, Director Mercedes-Benz USA Communications, received the awards on behalf of the brand with the three pointed star at a ceremony held on the occasion of the New York International Auto Show.

Particular success was enjoyed by the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which won the “World Car of the Year 2015 Award”. The S-Class Coupé was voted “World Luxury Car 2015”, while the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car picked up the award for “World Performance Car 2015”.

Mercedes-Benz was the only automobile manufacturer to make it into the final round of the awards with five vehicles. This commanding performance is unprecedented in the 11-year history of the “World Car of the Year” awards and serves to reflect the tremendous popularity of the Stuttgart-based brand among their customers. The international jury for these prestigious awards is made up of 75 renowned automotive journalists.

Mercedes-Benz has found favour with the jury in previous years too: in 2014 the S-Class won the category “World Luxury Car”. In 2012 the S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY was the winner in the category “World Green Car”, while the same award was taken back in 2007 by the E 320 BlueTEC.




The Big 3 

Posing with a special hard cover edition of this month’s BHC magazine

Happy 3rd birthday, BHC Magazine

How time flies very fast and I remember covering the first ever launch of the BHC Magazine at the same venue three years ago, a project spearheaded by Stuart Lee, the Project Director of BHC Magazine. Last week, Butra Home Concept (BHC) Magazine celebrated their third anniversary.

You will probably know or heard of BHC magazine and it caters to the audience who love about homes and decos and also featuring the Brunei homes. The magazine has now evolved into a lifestyle guide and for readers of BHC, you can also download the book on your IOS powered phone (iPhones). For Stuart, the magazine is a success when someone picks up the magazine and read thru and not just the milestone that it has achieved along the years.

Congratulations to the team behind BHC Magazine, Azlan Ahmad, Group Chief Executive of MixmediaGroup and Amir Noor, Editor of BHC Magazine.


Azlan Ahmad giving his welcoming remarks

The cake cutting ceremony

Hui Chiet of Red Bull (Brunei) among the attendees

Nathan Ambrose and Stuart Lee

Finally caught up with my long time friend FJ

It was quite a packed event

Me in a Box Photo Booth

The lucky winner of the 42” tv

Guests during the third year anniversary

The current edition of BHC magazine (on photo)

Del Goh and Stuart Lee

Lucky draw for their third year anniversary



Job Opportunity 


TrueVector Designs are going to hold ANOTHER EVALUATION TEST for those who couldn’t make it the last time and are still interested in pursuing a career animation. So who are they looking for?

-Traditional 2D artist


-Desk & Notebook scribblers/doodlers

– A good command in English

So what are you waiting for? Don’t hesitate to join us by sending in your CV and portfolio to our email at hello@truevectordesigns.com or truevectordesigns@gmail.com before 15th May 2015 (Friday)

Successful applicants will be informed to sit for the test which will In shaa Allah be on 18th May 2015 (Monday).





Check out the Audi A3 Sedan 

Audi A3 Sedan – Prime Edition

Audi A3 Sedan – Prime Edition

T.C.Y. Motors Sdn Bhd as the sole agent for Audi in Brunei in its efforts to constantly offer customers ‘something different yet exciting’ is pleased to introduce a new sporty variant of the Audi A3 Sedan- the Prime edition.

The Audi A3 Prime edition is a 1.8 turbo (180hp) model fitted with exclusive sports styled exterior body kit from Audi’s Genuine Accessories offering. The body kit includes a distinctive front spoiler; side sills, a new design rear diffuser incorporated with the rear apron- all of which can be available in either Brilliant Black or the car body colour, topping off the package is the standout tailgate spoiler in Carbon which finishes the Prime sports look.

An additional option to the package is the exclusive cast aluminium 18-inch wheels in 5-arm Velum design which is sold separately. The Audi A3 Prime edition is available now for viewing with other current offerings at Audi Kiarong showroom during operating hours.


The sporty design at the back

Upon request – exclusive cast aluminium 18-inch wheels in 5-arm Velum design




Remembering MH17

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News


Just in: From The Brunei Times 

His Majesty the Sultan send condolences

Shell confirms staff boarded MH17


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MH17, a shocking tragedy

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, centre, said on Friday at a press conference that the MH17’s flight route was declared safe by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), adding that the International Air Transportation Association had stated that the airspace the aircraft was traversing was not subject to restrictions. Image courtesy of Xinhua/Rex

Taken from feed news of The Brunei Times: Ukraine said passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down on Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.

As plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village of Grabovo in eastern Ukraine, an Associated Press journalist counted at least 22 bodies at the crash site 40 km (25 miles) from the Russian border.

The plane appeared to have broken up before impact and the burning wreckage – including body parts and the belongings of passengers – was scattered over a wide area.

Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew as it was traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over Ukrainian airspace, but did not yet confirm the crash.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called the downing an act of terrorism and called for an international investigation into the crash.

The Donetsk region government said a plane crashed Thursday near a village called Grabovo, which it said is currently under the control of the separatists. The region where the flight was lost has seen severe fighting between the two sides in recent days.
Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, said on his Facebook page the plane was flying at an altitude of 10,000 metres (33,000 feet). He said it was hit by a missile fired from a Buk launcher, which can fire missiles up to an altitude of 22,000 meters (72,000 feet).

The Malaysia Airlines plane is a Boeing 777-200ER, which was delivered to Malaysia Airlines on July 30, 1997, according to Flightglobal’s Ascend Online Fleets, which sells and tracks information about aircraft. It has more than 43,000 hours of flight time and 6,950 takeoffs and landings.

Poroshenko said his country’s armed forces didn’t shoot at any airborne targets.

“We do not exclude that this plane was shot down, and we stress that the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not take action against any airborne targets,” he said. “We are sure that those who are guilty in this tragedy will be held responsible.”

Separatist leader Andrei Purgin told The Associated Press that he was certain that Ukrainian troops had shot the plane down but gave no explanation or proof for his statement.

Purgin said he did not know whether rebel forces owned Buk missile launchers, but said even if they did, there had no fighters capable of operating it.

My Say: Firstly, my deepest condolences to the family and friends who are related to the passengers of MH17 of Malaysia Airlines. This is indeed another tragedy and news that I really didn’t want to hear. I hope there will be a definite conclusion to the ongoing investigation. There are so many speculations after the crash of MH17. I’m just sadden by the whole ordeal and I do hope the relevant authorities to get to the bottom of this.

Yes, this has been a bad year for Malaysia Airlines and it was reported that the shares have fallen 35% this year and perhaps Malaysia Airlines was still reeling from the impact of the flight MH370’s March disappearance. The shares have dropped down by 11% just today which is already a bad indication. It will take a milestone to bring back where Malaysia Airlines was. I believe Malaysia Airlines can get out of the deep hole and it will lead a great leadership to get pass the loss and the pain before it can bring back the confidence and trust from the public.

The scene taken after the crash.


ACER Aspire Switch 10 

Check out the new ACER Aspire Switch 10

Flexibility, the keyword for the new IT era, is key in being able to adapt to many changing and demanding needs of Bruneian IT consumers. And with the steady move of our daily computing from old-form desktops and laptops to tablets, especially touch-screen multi-format devices, Acer has made the huge leap in providing one of the best Notebook and Tablet all-in-one device in the ACER Aspire Switch 10.

The ACER Aspire Switch 10, winner of Digital Life Magazine’s Editor’s Choice 2014 award, will sport the latest Intel Atom processor, 2GB of Ram, 32GB built-in eMMC solid state drive and 500GB HDD, and a 10.1 inch touch-screen LCD with IPS technology. It is also significant to note that the ACER Switch 10 will include Microsoft Office Home and Student pre-installed, making it easier and much more convenient to do work on-the-go.

Fluidly Elegant.
The ACER Aspire Switch 10 knows design doesn’t only live in a static image. Design lives in use. It is the feeling of the metal under fingers, a smooth release, a conveniently slim profile. Acer Snap Hinge™ design is flipping, folding, docking, detaching and all of the activities that ensue.

Delightfully Productive.
The ACER Aspire Switch 10’s Intel® Atom™ processor and Microsoft InstantGo means a smooth, fast experience and less time wasted. AcerCloud™ allows you to access your files anywhere on any device. Its more productive, which means you can be too.

Stunningly Vibrant.
The ACER Aspire Switch 10 makes visuals enjoyable in any situation. From a game between airport gates to a TV show caught between classes to an interactive kid’s book before goodnight, the Zero Air Gap (direct bonding) and IPS1 technology offer a stunning display for one or many.

Extraordinarily Bright.
Whether you’re an indoors person, an outdoors person, or a bit of both, the Aspire Switch 10 is designed to be used everywhere you go. Its LumiFlex™ display technology provides optimized color control that lets you watch videos and share photos even under the sun.

Immensely Adaptable.
Use the ACER Aspire Switch 10 as a portable tablet, type with its keyboard for productivity, pivot its screen to share a presentation with others, or flip it to watch a movie when space is limited. Switch between laptop, tablet, display screen and tent modes to enhance your work and play.

Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, speaking to the media, said, “Concepts Computer is proud to introduce to the Bruneian market, the ACER Aspire Switch 10, built for the future and combines flexibility, portability and vibrancy in a package that puts you in control of your work and play on-the-go.” He continued, “Concepts Computer will always step-up to provide the perfect solution from Acer, making sure that it is affordable and well-built, and we believe the ACER Aspire Switch 10 is a good addition to our portfolio of ACER Connected Devices.”

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive at Concepts Computer, also added, “With Microsoft Office Home and Student pre-installed on all ACER Aspire Switch 10s, that’s another cost of productivity that we are providing to customers for free, making sure that our customers will get full functionality at an affordable price.”

The ACER Aspire Switch 10 is available at Concepts Computer for $608 only and comes with a free detachable keyboard that can also be used as a screen protector. For more information call 2233551, 2233552 or 2233553.

This is one cool gadget to have especially when you are traveling

The amazing thing is the extra HHD you get from the keyboard which is around 500 GIG

Many functions here from the ACER Aspire Switch 10

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, Pao Jia Wan of Concepts Computer, Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer and Richard Soo, Branch Manager from Acer Sales showcasing the ACER Aspire Switch 10


Acer Aspire Switch 10 Unboxing and Impressions!




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Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in DPMM FC, News, RA News


Pray for MH370 

Join us and share your messages of hope and compassion at The Airport Mall, Monday 24th March 2pm



DPMM FC faces Tampines Rovers 

Clash of the titans tonight

It’s too early for clash of the title contenders match, right? This is an interesting scenario where defending champions Tampines Rovers will be fighting for all the points against another unbeaten side DPMM FC at the Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium tonight.

Both DPMM FC and Tampines Rovers have a perfect record with 3 wins out of three. However, DPMM FC enjoy a slight advantage due to a better goal difference and the host have yet to concede a goal in the S*League competition.

This also will be a match for DPMM FC to avenge for last season’s heavy defeat against Tampines with a 6-2 score line. Rodrigo Tosi was one of the players playing for DPMM FC back them and he shared how he wants to forget that memory of the huge loss last year. He’s currently happy with how things are going for DPMM FC and he gelled pretty well with the new import players. He hopes to score in the fourth successive game and more importantly the win for DPMM FC tonight.

“I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s game. It will be a great occasion and good test for DPMM FC against a more experienced side,” said Roy O’Donovan, DPMM FC’s marquee player. About scoring his first goals for DPMM FC, he already felt confident on his game and nothing has changed for him. He prioritizes the victory over scoring another goal.

The forward took some time to settle in DPMM FC and broke his scoring duck in the last game with two goals against Home United at Jalan Besar Stadium last week. He shared how they are a few teams that are title contenders including DPMM FC and the best thing for DPMM FC now is to stay focused.

“Experience is just as good as youth and speed. The match will be the clash of the two different styles and hopefully football is the winner,” was the response from O’Donovan when asked about the experience and the aging players of Tampines Rovers.

Training session yesterday for DPMM FC players

Steve Kean remains confident for tonight’s game

Will Rodrigo Tosi score for the fourth successive time?

DPMM FC’s coach Steve Kean doesn’t feel the pressure of facing defending champions Tampines Rovers. “No, football is about respect and you put the competition aside. We just need to keep trying on our own team’s abilities. We still have many steps that we can improved on. We are getting there. We are going on the right direction,” said Kean.

“We are actually competing against ourselves and get to the maximum, then obviously we have to play against our opposition and we can only get better. Last week (game) was better than previous game so we are really confident.”

In other news, DPMM FC management announced that there will be a lucky draw for the upcoming match on Sunday. The grand prizes are one return ticket to Jakarta for one and one return to Kuala Lumpur for one. The prizes are sponsored by Royal Brunei Airlines. This draw is only eligible for paying spectators ($5 and $8) and the winners will be announced on the scoreboard at half-time during the match between DPMM FC vs Tampines Rovers FC this Sunday. There will be other consolation prizes as well.



Energy Week 2014 

It’s happening tomorrow. Mark your dates.

Here you go, peeps!! For your info, the Energy Week 2014 will start tomorrow (Monday) until Saturday at the BRIDEX International Conference Centre and also Royal Brunei Polo & Riding Club in Jerudong. Below are some sneak preview pictures on what to expect for this year’s Energy Week.

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam will officiate the event tomorrow and also launching the “Energy White Paper Brunei Darussalam”. The theme for this year is “Sustainable Energy for Brunei Darussalam’s Prosperity” which aims to promote the Energy White Paper Brunei Darussalam in line with Brunei’s Vision of 2035.

There will be more than 60 exhibitors and it’s the biggest event organised by the Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office (EDPMO). So do expect a lot of discounted stuff on energy saving products during the exhibition. Of course, one of the main draw is the involvement of youth, career, employment (including maritime) and business opportunities in the energy industry. There are more than 1,000 job opportunities available so don’t be shy to bring yourself and apply for these spots.

The other thing I’m looking forward to is the copy of the publication entitled “You Can Make A Difference, Brunei Oil and Gas: Where Opportunities Await You”. It’s a series of stories shared by the employees on their experience working in oil and gas industry. They will be at the Energy Week to talk to the public and be role models for the youth.


Behind the scenes for Energy Week 2014 

Brunei Maritime Academy (BMA)





Check out this publication. Hope to see some of them during the exhibition.

Below are some of the things you can watch out. Thanks, Rachel Thein, for the updates :p

Launching Ceremony. Monday it will be, the launch of the Brunei Darussalam Energy White Paper will take place, along with the launch of the Brunei Oil and Gas Book. opening of the Energy Exhibition and Energy Industry Competence Framework, Brunei Maritime Academy and Job Fair.

Energy Exhibition. The Energy Exhibition, themed “Energy Efficiency and Conservation and Renewable Energy”, will take place at Exhibition Hall 2 at BRIDEX throughout the Energy Week.

Youth Energy Dialogue. This is the one that I really, really encourage the youth to participate in. the dialogue will focus on the role of youth in the future and the importance of their aspirations, initiatives and actions in shaping the energy future. The theme is “Sustainable Energy: Our Future, Our Choice’’. It will take place on Tuesday 25th March.

Local Business Development Forum. A platform for participants to exchange dialogue on issues, challenges and practical learnings that are important for local business development in Brunei. An international key speaker will be present to share his experiences a on local business development. This will take place on Wednesday 26th March.

For more details, you can view their website energyweek.gov.bn and you can follow their updates on instagram @energyweek_nbd and their hashtag #energweekbn2014














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