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04
Jun

Get sporty

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

More pictures from KLIHF 2016 
 


Malaysia celebrities with YAM Pg Anak Siti Radhiah and friends at KLIHF 2016 event. The final day will be this Sunday (tomorrow)
 


Sazzy Zalak, one of the main draws for the KLIHF 2016 event, is in town and also having a hi-tea session at Holiday Lodge tomorrow (Sunday)
 


A fan giving some delicacy to Sazzy yesterday
 


Sazzy Zalak is going through a rebranding process and having more belief in her name and brand for urban fashion line
 


Fans of Sazzy listening to her interview on stage
 


Don Dona booth a big hit
 

 

 


Another popular figure Umie Aida
 


Another celebrity taking photos with her fans
 

 

 

 

 

  
 

Sportsvan now available 
 


Dr Chan Sui Kia, Managing Director of Maju Motors, Bernd Siffling, General Manager of Maju Motors and Shahrain Zulkifli, Sales Manager of Maju Motors during the launch of Volkswagen Sportsvan at Maju Motors Showroom last evening. Image courtesy of Yusri Adanan of The Brunei Times.
 


Check out the price for the Volkswagen Sportsvan.. Good deal for early birds 😀
 

A week ago, we had the opportunity to drive the Volkswagen Sportsvan in Singapore before it launches in Brunei. Last evening, it was the official launch for the Sportsvan and it was a great turn out as well, considering the wet evening.

The new car was launched at Maju Motors Showroom at Telanai. Present was the Berrnd Siffling, Maju Motors’ General Manager.

Volkswagen is continuing its product offensive, this time in the segment of compact MPVs. The new Sportsvan is equipped with an interior that is as sophisticated as it is versatile (rear bench seat has 180 mm longitudinal adjustment), it offers a maximum cargo capacity of 1,520 litres and it impresses with its sporty charisma.

Technically, the Sportsvan follows the layout of the modular transverse matrix (MQB) from Volkswagen. And so it inherits significant advantages from this technologically advanced toolkit – the Sportsvan is very dynamic, with a short front overhang and a long wheelbase. Innovative lightweight design has kept vehicle weight extremely low, while the interior packaging also benefits from the MQB, with optimised utility.

The driver and front passenger enjoy an elevated seating position in the Sportsvan, yet the feeling is more of sitting in an elegant and sporty SUV than in an MPV. Special attention has been paid to the cockpit’s ergonomics, with a clean layout and sophisticated look being the result. In this Volkswagen, the worlds of compacts and MPVs meld together into a new type of car that offers more space for active recreation, family and the job.

 


DJ Daffy the emcee for the night trying out the back seat of the Sportsvan
 


The cool logo of Volkswagen
 


The star of the night being covered before the official launch
 

Styling with extraordinary precision

With a bumper-to-bumper length of 4,338 mm, the Sportsvan is 83 mm longer than the Golf. It is also 126 mm taller, and marginally (8 mm) wider. These dimensions show that the Sportsvan has a clear positioning within the Volkswagen range – it is lower (-56 mm) and shorter (-59 mm) than the Touran, which follows a classic MPV concept with its three rows of seats.

The exterior dimensions of the Sportsvan, together with its completely new and sharply contoured styling, give it an independent and sophisticated look. With its taut body shapes, precisely drawn lines and large 17-inch alloy wheels, the Sportsvan transfers the Volkswagen design DNA to the class of compact MPVs. The Sportsvan also expresses dynamic proportions in its long wheelbase, and its extremely prominent character line unites functionalism and elegance.

Great variability in the cabin
Interior designers of the Sportsvan created a cabin that is as high-end and stylistically sophisticated as it is clean and fresh. While some of the instruments and controls may be familiar to drivers of other Volkswagen models, the design of the dashboard, in which all of these elements are embedded, was redesigned down to the last millimetre specifically for the Sportsvan.

The Sportsvan is a car which focuses on maximum on-board comfort. The vehicle is already very comfortable to enter, thanks to the wide-opening doors and the elevated seats. What is known as the H-point (hip point) of the front seats is 59 to 85 mm above the H-point of the Golf, depending on the seat height setting.

There is also very generous space for rear seat passengers, thanks to the extended wheelbase. Even people measuring 1.90 metres can sit comfortably, one in front of the other. Storage pockets and folding tables integrated in the backs of the front seats give practicality a further boost, and there are also three additional cupholders (two for standard size cups and one for narrower cups) in the rear centre armrest that folds up.

Another key feature is the 60:40 split rear bench seat that features individual adjustment of its sections. The entire three-seat bench can be adjusted up to 180 mm in a fore-aft direction; as an alternative, the seat on the right side of the vehicle (40 per cent) and the double-seat on the left side (60 per cent) can be individually adjusted over a range of 180 mm. In addition, rear passengers can adjust the angle of their backrests. The backrest elements are split 40:20:40, giving even greater loading versatility.

Cargo capacity is a very generous 500 litres with the rear bench seat in its standard position. When the two separately adjustable sections of the rear bench seat are moved to their front-most positions, up to 590 litres of cargo fit into the luggage compartment of the Sportsvan. With the rear folded down, a maximum storage capacity of 1,520 litres is available.

 


Dionne Lim, Marketing and Communications Volkswagen Group Singapore with Shahrain Zulkifli, Sales Manager of Maju Motors during the media presentation of the Volkswagen Sportsvan
 


Thanks for the goodie bag
 


The crowd last night during the launch
 


Guest during the launch of the Sportsvan
 


Louis and Gzul in attendance
 


The General Manager mingling with the guests last night
 


Opening remarks by the GM before the launch
 

Technologically advanced features
The Sportsvan comes as standard with features like LED licence plate lights, an electronic parking brake with Auto Hold, cruise control with speed limiter, a touchscreen in-car entertainment system and a variable cargo floor. In addition, the car is of course also equipped with safety features that include seven airbags, ESP electronic stabilisation programme and safety-optimised head restraints in front (protects against whiplash injury).

 

Some other highlights include:
Proactive occupant protection system. If the system detects a potential accident situation – such as by the initiation of hard braking – the seatbelts of the driver and front passenger are automatically pre-tensioned to ensure the best possible protection by the airbag and belt system. When a highly critical and unstable driving situation is detected – such as severe oversteer or understeer with ESP intervention – the side windows are closed (except for a small gap). The underlying reason: When the windows are nearly closed, the head and side airbags offer optimal energy absorption and thereby achieve their best possible effectiveness.

Driving profile selector. A total of four programmes are available in the driving profile selector. They are: Eco, Sport, Normal and Individual. In the Eco driving mode, engine control, the air conditioning unit and other auxiliary systems are controlled for optimal fuel-efficiency. A coasting function on the DSG can also be used with the Eco mode; when the driver releases the accelerator pedal – such as on route sections with a descent – the transmission decouples, and the engine runs at idle. This optimally utilises the kinetic energy of the car. In the Sport mode, on the other hand, engine response and shifting points of the DSG are configured to be more dynamic.

Dynamic and efficient drivetrain. The Sportsvan is fitted as standard with a stop-start system and a range of BlueMotion Technology efficiency improvement measures that lower fuel consumption. Its new 1.4-litre TSI engine with 125 PS produces an impressive 200 Nm of torque from only 1,400 rpm. It enables a top speed of 200 km/h and a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds. At the same time, fuel consumption is extremely low at just 5.4 litres/100km in the combined cycle.

 


Check out the Volkswagen Sportsvan
 


Check out the Volkswagen Sportsvan
 


The advanced airbags inside the Sportsvan
 


The compartments inside the Sportsvan
 

 

 


Whilst in Singapore recently for the test drive of the Sportsvan
 

 

  
 

09
Dec

Malaysian Tourism Hunt 2015 Part I

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Exploring Malaysia 
 


Guess what? I won first place for the Best Photo for the ASEAN Media Bloggers Tourism Hunt 2015 and my team mate Faiq Airudin came 2nd while Johor Kaki came third in the competition. I won myself a new Samsung S6 Edge and now it has become my camera phone 😀
 

RA’s travel log. The much awaited post of my travels during the ASEAN Media Bloggers Tourism Hunt 2015 back in October. I’ve been wanting to post this but waiting for the right time. But for those who have been following me on my social media platforms (Instragram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat), it won’t be a spoiler for you on the course of our journey during the ASEAN Media Bloggers Tourism Hunt 2015.

I shall post on different sections of the journey during my trips on certain locations. The locations that I wanna highlight are Port Dickson and Malacca. I’ve not been to PD for a very, very long time. I was still a little kid then and I couldn’t recollect how it looked back then. One of the tasks that we had to do as part of the Tourism Hunt was at the PD Ostrich Farm. Oh, before I proceed, my double partner for the Tourism Hunt was Faiq Airudin of The Brunei Times while the other Bruneian team was Aziz Idris and Pg Fairol.

So at the PD Ostrich Farm, we were given three tasks 1) to feed the ostrich 2) to catch an ostrich egg in a compound full of ostriches 3) to catch a goose in a given specific time (5 minutes). I knew this was gonna slightly easy but I wasn’t comfortable with the idea of catching the geese as they could get feisty. If both of us managed to grab the geese in less than 2 minutes, full marks will be granted and we clocked it below one minute. The fastest group achieved it in 15 seconds. I couldn’t remember which team.

The tasks were achievable and I believed almost all the teams had full marks with the exception of those who had troubled containing the geese *lol* We were treated to an exquisite lunch meal at the PD Ostrich Farm and even tasted the ostrich omelette and satay. If you want to be adventurous, then go for the ostrich burger 😀

There are many things you can do at the PD Ostrich Farm such as riding the ostrich and even race against the ostrich which some of our friends did. So if you happen to be at Port Dickson, I highly recommend the PD Ostrich Farm and kids will definitely enjoy this.

 


This was my winning shot taken during the ostrich race at the PD Ostrich Farm
 


I was actually hoping this shot won the competition but the image above was selected
 


Team Sarah and Running Suplado in action to catch the geese. Were they successful? Yes, but they lost points due to exceeding the time limit
 


We did it in less than a minute. I fell down and had a small cut on my leg though 😀
 


Singapore columnist had the privilege to order an ostrich burger
 

Another place of interest is at the Mini Malaysia & ASEAN Cultural Park Melaka. It’s an hour’s drive from Port Dickson and a few kilometres outside Melaka, near the town of Ayer Keroh. I kinda like this area because it’s educational and imagine it like a one-stop centre to learn the different cultures of Malaysia. They have some cultural performances and you will have to check on the timings and they will capped off the cultural show with the Tourism Malaysia music theme.

They have dozen of huts to represent the different states in Malaysia and each hut will have a specific cultural theme. We had the privilege to try out batik painting and even playing “Gasing”. To me, I have always wanted to play the real “gasing” and this takes a lot of practice and concentration. It may look easy but once you master the basics, it will be a breeze indeed. Faiq was the best among the group and he executed every attempt to perfection. Awesome!! Yes, my team had full marks for gassing but not so much on Batik Painting and Coconut crating *lol*

So do google on Mini Malaysia & ASEAN Cultural Park Melaka. A place I would pay a visit next time since I didn’t have the chance to visit other huts. You can visit the website for more details or contact +606-234 9988/234 9989.

 


The cultural show at the Mini Malaysia & ASEAN Cultural Park Melaka
 

 


Rochelle had good points on her Batik Painting
 


This was the effort of Faiq and I but we only had half marks
 


Aziz Idris blowing the top so it will spin more *lol*
 


Crating the whites of the coconut ain’t easy. We lost some points here.
 


I want to visit the different huts on my next visit
 

Next up was the tasks given at Jonker Street of Melaka and the Muzium Samudera. Honestly, I love to walk down Jonker Street and the little streets around the area. There are simply many interesting eateries out there and let alone they are super affordable when comparing with the Brunei currency. I’ve been to Melaka or Malacca a few times already in the past few years. It’s very lively in the evening by the Melaka River and you will easily spot neon-powered rickshaws with built-in sound system (don’t play-play oh).

It was the first time I stayed at Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences in Malacca. This hotel is quite new and I quite enjoyed my two night stay at the hotel. It’s spacious and it has a great modern to feel it too. The good news is that I won myself a voucher for my future stay at the hotel. Woohoo!! Next to the hotel/apartment is the new shopping mall called The Shore Shopping Gallery. You will notice big names such as Nandos, Chatime, Sakae Sushi and Tangs to name a few. For families, you can bring your kids to bring them to Oceanarium.

Next up was the tasks given at Jonker Street of Melaka and the Muzium Samudera. Honestly, I love to walk down Jonker Street and the little streets around the area. There are simply many interesting eateries out there and let alone they are super affordable when comparing with the Brunei currency. I’ve been to Melaka or Malacca a few times already in the past few years. It’s very lively in the evening by the Melaka River and you will easily spot neon-powered rickshaws with built-in sound system (don’t play-play oh).

It was the first time I stayed at Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences in Malacca. This hotel is quite new and I quite enjoyed my two night stay at the hotel. It’s spacious and it has a great modern to feel it too. The good news is that I won myself a voucher for my future stay at the hotel. Woohoo!! Next to the hotel/apartment is the new shopping mall called The Shore Shopping Gallery. You will notice big names such as Nandos, Chatime, Sakae Sushi and Tangs to name a few. For families, you can bring your kids to bring them to Oceanarium.

One of the eateries that I would recommend is the Melaka Nyonya Village. They have awesome local food and even a cultural show to showcase the culture of the Baba Nyonya. Ah, I already miss Melaka and no denying that Meleka has one of the best eateries in Malaysia.

 


Driving towards Melaka with my soft toy companion
 


The Shore Shopping Gallery in Melaka
 


The room at Swiss-Garden Hotel. Me loves.
 


It was quite hazy during our stay at Melaka. Now it’s already back to normal.
 


During one of our hunts, we had the privilege to be ridden on a rickshaw around Melaka
 


The clues given to us. My team only lost one point here.
 


The Jonker Street at Melaka. Must visit area.
 


The ASEAN candidates posing for the camera
 


We also posed outside the Muzium Samudera
 


Ah, the food was delicious at Baba Nyonya Village Restaurant. Highly recommended.
 


The delicacies.. Just nice and not too sweet
 


We had the privilege to catch the magic show at the Baba Nyonya Village too
 

 

 

04
Mar

My Music Festival 2015

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

My Music Festival 2015 


Click image to find out more
 

If you happen to be in Malaysia this weekend, why not pop by “My Music Festival 2015” or MMF2015 which will take place at Sunway Surf Pool and apparently it’s the “largest Malaysian Live Band Music Festival” ever to be held in Malaysia. Ever heard of British Rock Legends Smokie? They will be the spotlight for MMF2015 as part of their 40th Anniversary World Tour.

MMF2015 is expected to gather Twenty (20) Top Malaysian Live Bands with different genres of music varying from indie, jazz, pop rock, fusion, funk, R&B, & reggae and this will be the first of its kind on such a large scale. Among the live bands and musicians featured, top Malaysian artist like Alleycats, Joe Flizzow, Kyoto Protocol, Heavy Machine, the Blues Gang and many more popular names.

My Music Festival 2015 is supported by Malaysia Major Events (MME), a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia. In conjunction with the Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015 or MyFEST 2015 celebrations, MMF2015 is pleased to showcase the best in Malaysian Live Band entertainment in one venue.

Another great thing about this event is that it is FREEEEEEE… and open to public. International tourists are required to register though and there will be a limitation of 15,000 visitors. This is ideal for Bruneians who happened to be studying in Malaysia or in some cases, shopping and holidaying.

My Music Festival 2015 Information

• Date: 8 March 2015

• Day: Sunday

• Venue: Surf Beach at Sunway Lagoon

• Time 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

• Organiser: OX Entertainment, a division of Memories

Let the fun begin this Sunday and for music lovers, you won’t regret this epic event. You can click here for more stories of the event.

 


Joe Flizzow will be performing

  

26
Dec

Appreciate your loved ones

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Acer Aspire

 

Now available at Concepts Computer
 

 

ICON Design Store 
 


Click image to enter ICON Design Store website
 

  
 

Test drive or buy a Citroën!! 
 


Click image to enter Citroën Brunei 
 

  
 

Peugeot 
 


Free labour charge on repairs for Peugeot. Click image to enter website to find out more.
 

 

 

BIBD latest promotion 
 


Click image to enter website to find out more
 

   
 

The Popcorn Panel 
 

Review of Annie 2014 starring Rano Iskandar with special guest Singapore blogger Tiffany Yong

Review of The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies. Starring Rano Iskandar with his regular co-host @delgoh

 

  
 

Al-Fatihah 
 


I’ve bumped to him occasionally during my coverages and it was a shock to hear of the tragic news. Syazwan Yussof (1994-2014). Al-Fatihah. Image courtesy of @hamiqie278

I was shocked after learning of the passing of a young guy that I got acquainted with two years ago. Only 20 years old and he has departed us after a fatal car accident two days ago. I didn’t know he was working for The Brunei Times as a photographer and I always sense his desire to take photo of events from time to time.

Jenazah (funeral) prayers were held at his home in Kampung Salambigar before he was laid to rest at the Kg Salambigar Mosque cemetery.

A tahlil ceremony will be held in his memory last night at The Brunei Times headquarters, Wisma Haji Mohd Taha, Jalan Gadong, Bandar Seri Begawan. Syazwan is survived by his parents, Hj Yussof Hj Baha and Hjh Halimah Hj Abidin, as well as his three younger siblings. My deepest condolences goes to his family, relatives and friends and I also feel your loss @waneewano. He is in good hands now. Al-Fatihah.

  
 

Back to normal operations 
 


The long queue at BIBD ATM Hua Ho Manggis during the bonus day last Monday. Image taken by the late Syazwan Yussof of The Brunei Times.

Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) is pleased to announce to all of its customers and partners that all of its banking operations, including its BIBD counter operations, have resumed its normal operations as of this afternoon.

Hajah Noraini Haji Sulaiman, BIBD Deputy Managing Director, conveyed her deepest regrets for the service interruptions that were experienced and sincerely apologised.

She further added “Alhamdulilah, we have resumed operations this afternoon as our system was fully restored allowing all our customers to our full range of services. As a growing bank, we understand you expect more from us and we will continue to work harder to meet those expectations. We will also work diligently to ensure that this occasion remains a one-off.”

The main batch processing system encountered unexpected issues that resulted in significant delays in completing the end of day processes. This has forced the Bank to close its branch operations and resulted in intermittent disruptions to the Bank’s alternative channels – Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), Cash Deposit Machines (CDMs), Cheque Deposit Machines (CQMs), BIBD Online and Mobile services, and also the Debit card services.

As part of BIBD’s strategic plans for business growth, the Bank is upgrading its main hardware infrastructure, which will be completed in early 2015. This will support the growth plan and strengthen the technical capabilities to ensure that similar disruptions will not recur. BIBD continues to reassure the disruptions did not affect any customer data, and banking information remains secure and protected.

For any enquiries, customers can contact our Contact Centre at 223 8181.

 

  
 

Flood in Malaysia 
 


A resident of Kampung Keroh, Kelantan, uses a water tank to save himself as flood waters continue to rise. Image courtesy of Bernama.

This is another tragedy in Malaysia as more than 90,000 people were displaced due to the flood. Kelantan had the highest number of evacuees at 32,343, followed by Terengganu (28,991), Pahang (24,316), Perak (4,335) and Perlis (265).You can read more of the details here.

One of the popular hotels in Pahang, Mutiara Taman Negera Resort, was affected by the flood. A lot of tourists were stranded and they had to use helicopters to rescue them.

Torrential downpours have wrecked havoc on local transport systems and communication lines, making it tougher for rescue wor-kers to do their job. Most overland public transport services have been disrupted following severe floods which hit the East Coast and northern peninsular states.

My prayers to those affected by the flood and I hope my friends and relatives are safe there.

 


Some of the 102 foreign and domestic tourists evacuated from the Mutiara Taman Negara Resort in Malaysia’s state of Pahang, upon their arri-val at a shelter in Kuala Tahan yesterday. Image courtesy of Bernama.
 


An aerial view of flooded houses in the Terengganu’s coastal town of Kemaman. Image courtesy of Bernama.
 

  
 

 

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03
Oct

Seth Rollins to KL

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

The Interview: Seth Rollins 
 

He has come a long way to be one of the elite wrestlers in WWE. He climbed the ranks of WWE NEXT and entered WWE under The Shield (partnering with Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns). They were simply formidable as a trio and they kept winning six-man tag team matches in RAW, Smackdown and Pay-Per-Views. It wasn’t until they all split up when he joined The Authority and having feud against Dean Ambrose. He is now currently Mr. Money in the Bank where he is given the chance for the WWE title shot anytime he wants.

Seth Rollins is scheduled to perform and wrestle in Kuala Lumpur next week and it will be awesome to see him live in person too after watching him numerous times on Astro while catching WWE’s RAW.

 


WWE coming to Kuala Lumpur next weekend. Woohoo!! Click image to find out more of the availability of the tickets

Below are some of the interview questions given to him prior to his visit to Malaysia.

Question: WWE Live is finally back in Malaysia after 12 long years, what can fans expect from the show?

Seth Rollins: They can expect the absolute best in sports entertainment and WWE brings a product unlike any other in the world.

Question: As this is your first visit to Malaysia, are you excited about it? What are your looking forward to the most?

Seth Rollins: I’m stoked about it. Never been to Malaysia and I look forward to experiencing the culture. I really enjoy trying local food whenever I’m outside the US.

Question: You will be going head-to-head with former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, John Cena, at the live show here in Malaysia, how are you preparing for that?

Seth Rollins: John Cena is widely recognized as the top star in the company and preparing for him is like preparing to fight a lion; he’s strong, fast and clever. But I have all the confidence in the world that I am on the same level as Cena and the WWE Universe in Malaysia will soon experience that in person.

Question: How did you rivalry with Cena begin?
Seth Rollins: Well it all started a few days at Night of Champions when I interfered in Cena’s championship match with Brock Lesnar. I saw an opportunity with the champion (Lesnar) down and I tried to cash in my briefcase for a shot at the title. John Cena took it personally that I interfered in the match and now we have a problem.

Question: Your fans from Malaysia can’t wait to see you in action this October; do you have any special message for them?
Seth Rollins: Don’t sell out, buy in…

Question: What inspired you to be a WWE Superstar?
Seth Rollins: I guess my main inspiration has to do with the way it felt when I was a kid and saw a WWE live event. It was so exciting and I never experienced something like that before and I wanted to be in that ring and give that same feeling back.

Question: How did your family and friends react to your decision of being a professional wrestler?
Seth Rollins: Most of them thought I was crazy. My family was very cautious about it and thought it was something I would try for a little bit but then get back to the real world. My friends were very supportive as we all loved WWE, but I was the only one with the drive. But whether family or friends didn’t agree with my career path, everyone was very supportive of me.

Question: Who were your favourite wrestlers growing up, how did they influence you to be a WWE Superstar?

Seth Rollins: Some of my favorites were Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Mr. Perfect, Eddie Guerrero and Rob Van Dam.

Hogan was the pinnacle of entertainment when I was young. He was the closest thing to a real life superhero. The other guys made me think that I could be a wrestler; they weren’t the biggest guys but they had charisma, they moved well around in the ring and were great technical wrestlers.

Question: What was your ‘plan B’ if you were not a professional wrestler?

Seth Rollins: What “Plan B”….there was never a “Plan B” in my mind.

 


WWE’s Seth Rollins with Money in the Bank briefcase
 

Question: Your WWE debut came at Survivor Series 2012 alongside Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, talk us through that experience.
Seth Rollins: It was very nerve racking but also a major relief to finally make our big debut and have an immediate impact. This was the opportunity I was waiting for after years of training.

Question: Why did you ‘turn your back’ on The Shield to join The Authority? What was going through your mind moments before you attacked Reigns and Ambrose?

Seth Rollins: I knew that I wanted to be “the” top guy in WWE, not “one of the” top guys. I didn’t want to share the spotlight with Reigns & Ambrose either. The Shield was a great starting point but I was the only one with the guts to branch out. It’s time to sink or swim and see who really has it as a singles competitor.

Question: There has been a lot of negative feedback from the fans since you left The Shield, how do you deal with that?
Seth Rollins: You just let that stuff go in one ear and out the other. That’s my motivation to get better, move forward and prove that I’m a top guy in the WWE.

Question: What is your routine before a match?
Seth Rollins: No specific routine. I just try to get as loose and as warmed up as possible.

Question: What is your favourite type of match and why?
Seth Rollins: I like the chaos of a TLC (Tables, Ladders & Chairs) match. Anything can happen and there’s a lot of creatively goes into a match like that.

Question: Your signature move is the Curb Stomp, what is the story behind that?
Seth Rollins: Not much of a story really. I saw it first by a Japanese wrestler and I really liked it so I adapted it as my own.

Question: How do you find the balance between your WWE and you free time?
Seth Rollins: For me, I try to separate those two worlds as much as possible. When I’m on the road with WWE nothing else matters and when I’m home I try to relax and keep my mind clear.

Question: What is your best and worst moment so far in WWE?
Seth Rollins: Best: First WrestleMania (WM 29 in Miami) because you only get one first WrestleMania and that’s something no one can ever take away from you.Worst: Losing to Heather Slater a few weeks ago; that was embarrassing.

Question: You are the current ‘Money in the Bank’ winner, when do you plan to cash-in for a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship?
Seth Rollins: Well, I tried at Night of Champions but that didn’t work out too well. But whenever I see an opportunity, I won’t hesitate to take advantage; and that could be any place, any time.

Question: What are the perks of being ‘Mr. Money in the Bank’?
Seth Rollins: Most obvious one is that I can cash in for a title shot any time I want. I’ll keep that briefcase in my back pocket and I have until July to take advantage of it.

Question: What does the future hold for Seth Rollins?
Seth Rollins: The future holds a championship title cash in and title reign. After that, the sky is the limit.

 


Almost all the tiers are sold out.. Unless you want to get access to the Premier Seats and you will catch one or two of the WWE Superstars
 


 


 


Recently I did my toastmasters speech on WWE and managed to entertain the audience too 😀
 

  

18
Aug

BMO

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

The Popcorn Panel 
 

Our podcast review of Yasmine the movie with my special guest Seng Yee. Find out what is my best scene of the movie.

 

  

 

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Peugeot Hari Raya Promotion 
 


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Citroën Brunei 
 


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SCB Scavenger Hunt 2014 
 


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Hey guys, it’s the moment to reveal what I teased you about! Standard Chartered Bank Brunei are launching their first Facebook Scavenger Hunt! It’s a chance for you to take on a virtual adventure and win Apple products and other fun prizes! All you have to do is click on the link and it will direct you to all the information you would need to find out how to win! Good luck hunters!

 

  
 

Brunei must win 
 


Catch Brunei tonight against Malaysia and it looks like Brunei must win by 2 goals to go through to the semi-finals

It’s a tall order but I believe Brunei can do it. Adi Said and Hendra will be so important for this match against Malaysia tonight in the group stage of the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy 2014. It’s the final game of the group stage and Brunei need at least to win by two goals to guarantee themselves in the semi-finals.

Adi Said and Hendra are both familiar with Malaysia as most of them represent Harimau Muda in the S•League and they know what it is like to face the Malaysia U-21 team. Brunei recently drew with Vietnam 2-2 last Friday and it could have been worst for Brunei if they didn’t earn any points at all against Vietnam. The hero that game was Adi Said who clawed Brunei back twice with two excellent goals.

It seems that Brunei will have to work their game play around Adi who is the game changer. It will be tough if Adi won’t be playing for Brunei and the head coach will have to come up with Plan B to gain maximum points against Malaysia tonight.

It’s a free entrance match with no tickets involved. So do come early to get the best seats in town. I’m pretty sure it will be a packed house because we want as many supporters as possible to give that needed much support for Brunei to beat Malaysia. To beat Malaysia is a tall order because they are undefeated and not only Brunei has to beat them but with a 2 goal cushion.


Brunei needs you – the 12th man
 


Want to catch another Mexican wave?
 


A familiar face among the fans during Brunei vs Vietnam match
 


A sea of yellow 😀
 


Merchandise from Arin’s Enterprise
 


HBT merchandise from Aewon
 


HBT merchandise from Armtrix Enterprise
 

  
 

The toastmasters leadership course 
 


Brunei toastmasters representatives from Brunei Speakers Club, Oil Town Talkers and Brunei Advanced Speakers’ Club recently at a Toastmasters Leadership training at Kota Kinabalu. Image courtesy of Brunei Speakers Club.
Members of Toastmasters clubs in the Sultanate recently attended a Toastmasters leadership training at Wisma Bandaraya, Kota Kinabalu.

Organised for Toastmasters clubs of District 87 which consists of Brunei Darussalam, East Malaysia, and Indonesia, the Bruneian delegates, comprising members from Brunei Speakers’ Club, Oil Town Talkers, and the Brunei Advanced Speakers’ Club along with their Malaysian and Indonesian counterparts gained knowledge in leadership skills, and in identifying and achieving goals.

Toastmasters clubs are non-profit, educational organisations that provide opportunities for members to learn, develop, and enhance leadership and public speaking skills in encouraging and supportive environment.

Every club wants to offer the best quality environment for their members, so that everyone can learn and thrive. Through this session, members learned how to implement effective key performance indicators to enhance an organization’s performance. In addition, executive member from each club also shared experiences and perspectives on their organisation success plan.

Allen Ang, president of Oil Town Talkers said in the session, “We do not focus on membership growth in terms of numbers, we are more concerned with helping individual member grow and achieve their personal goals. That is why we cater tour individual members’ needs.”

He included nurturing successful individuals through productive mentor and mentee relationships are characteristics of a successful leader. Successful Toastmasters know that mentoring is a crucial element in developing skills through the Toastmasters program. In Brunei, different clubs work together to help each other to grow.

Last year, Stuart Lee from the Brunei Advanced Speakers’ Club made history when he won the Toastmasters humorous speech contest in District 87. This year, Chris Woo from Brunei Advanced Speakers’ Club, after winning the International Speech category in the division and district level, will also be the first to represent Brunei and District 87 to compete against the best speakers in the world at Toastmasters International Convention which will take place in August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Today, members of the public can continue to learn and develop leadership and public speaking skills in Brunei Darussalam’s Toastmasters clubs. Further information can be found at www.bruneispeakersclub.com


Allen Ang, the President of Oil Town Talkers (Otters), at the Leadership Training
 


The faces of our own toastmasters from Brunei
 

  
 

Logitech 
 


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26
May

#JapanWinsThomasCup

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

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Royal Brunei Airlines

 

 
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#kickitbrazil 
 

 Want to win a GoPro Hero 3+? Check out #kickItBrazil Peugeot Brunei competition. Competition starts 12th May. Click image to enter Facebook page for more details.
 

 

Swipe for rewards 
 

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Time Out with Liz 

 


The teacher in charge of the program

In this 7th episode Liz uses her entertaining interviewing techniques to  find out more about Norali Ali Yusop who is a visually challenged marathon runner and currently the brand ambassador for Fitness Zone Brunei. Learn how he overcomes the adversities he faces in his life; how he uses modern technology to not just survive but thrive from day to day and who inspires him so he can inspire others around him. Other guests in this episode also include the owner and chef from Bistro Chez Fio, Fiona Chian and  8 year old singing talent Zoe Chan.

To be a part of Time Out with Liz as audience, all you need to do is send your names to timeoutwithliz@gmail.comindicating your name and how many seats you require or you can inbox them at www.facebook.com/timeoutwithliz. Tickets/seats are reserved at $10 per person if you do so by today the 26 May 2014, otherwise reservations tomorrow until showtime will be $15 per person. All proceeds go into the making of the show.

Time Out with Liz is a monthly live talk show where host Elizabeth Sim or Liz  creates the opportunity for the public to mingle with some of the local talents from Food, Music and the lifestyle side of Brunei. Inspired by “The Ellen Degeneres Show” and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” an American live Talk show, Liz brings her own twist to her audiences in Brunei. The live show has been running since her pilot took place in August 2013 which anyone can view on YOUTUBE by typing “Time Out with Liz”. Her show also promotes local businesses as her audiences walk away with products, samples or vouchers which her invited guests bring in to share with the audience.

To learn more about “Time Out With Liz” you can visit www.facebook.com/timeoutwithliz or pick up the  January – March 2014 edition of Borneo. Insider’s. Guide (BIG) and/or issues of ‘Inspired” Magazine where Liz is also one of the contributors. This show is a start up and Liz continues to look for people who share her vision to work and collaborate with, so if you are interested to be part of “Time Out with Liz”, contact Liz at timeoutwithliz@gmail.com


Fiona Chian


Norali Ali Yusop


8 year old Zoe Chan

 

The Forlorn Adventure 
 


[Late post] Many may dream of writing their own novel, but out of the many, very few actually get to see their work in print, and very few writers in Brunei can claim that they managed to self-publish their own novel. Through his own determination, sweat, tears and the support of his family, Amir Falique was able to do just that. and was celebrated at the launching of his book at T.T Blues Cafe, Gadong two weekends ago.

The book launching began with the recitation of Al-Fatihah, and was proceeded with a reading of a short excerpt from the novel by the author himself, and a question and answer session.

According to Amir Falique, the book took about 9 months to complete. The sci-fi novel was inspired by his viewing influences at the time, a lot of science fiction, like Star Wars and Futurama.

Amir also collaborated with a local Bruneian artist, Zakaria Omar to illustrate the inside page. “The Forlorn Adventure” is currently being translated to Malay and in the process of being published locally by Dewan Bahasa. According to the author, he already has plans of writing a second novel, a prequel that would not be based in the science fiction genre.

Copies can be obtained through “The Forlorn Adventure” Facebook Fanpage or at www.amirfalique.com or you can go to TT Blues Cafe to get a copy.

 


Author Amir Falique with the illustrator, Zakaria Omar (right)
 


The invited guests during the launch
 


Amir with his father Tengku Farouk (left)
 


Group photo with his family and friends
 


Cupcakes galore
 

  
 

Japan wins Thomas Cup 
 

Now this is a first – Japan winning the Thomas Cup. It’s one of the most prestigious badminton tournament in the world. Previously it was dominated by China who were the defending champions for 5 tournaments in a row. Malaysia’s last stint was back in 1992 when they beat Indonesia and the last time Malaysia reached the finals of the Thomas Cup was back in 2002.

I was actually hoping for Malaysia to win as I have a soft spot for the Malaysians after Dato Chong Wei’s failure to win the Olympics Gold in singles. However, it is also good to see a new breed such as Japan winning the Thomas Cup. They deserved it after beating the likes of China 3-0 in the semi-finals. The finals between Japan and Malaysia was also nail biting to the end as Daren Liew of Malaysia was pushed to the limits by World Number 25 Takuma Ueda.

Congratulations Japan on the new milestone.


The victory celebration by Japan
 


Well done Japan on the victory over Malaysia in the Thomas Cup final 3-2
 


A sad Malaysian after the end of the Thomas Cup 2014 finals
 

  
 

Future Masters 
 

The 19th Baiduri Masters organized by Baiduri Bank Group is set to kick off next weekend, from 30 May to 1 June and from 6 June to 8 June 2014 at the RBA Golf Club.

In conjunction with the annual fundraising golf tournament, Baiduri Bank Group and Numero Uno are organizing a Starting New at Golf (SNAG) golf clinic which will be held on 31 May 2014 from 7pm to 9pm at the RBA Golf Club. Open to children aged 5 to 12 years old, registration is free, inclusive of coaching fee and equipment.

The golf clinic will comprise of two categories – Graduates and Open. Each category is further divided into age groups of 5-8 years and 9-12 years old. The top three performers of each age group per category will be awarded with first, second and third prizes.

The first prize will be a golf starter pack worth B$175, while the second and third prizes will be Toys R Us vouchers worth B$100 and B$50 respectively. All winners and their parents will be invited to the Prize Presentation Dinner on 8 June 2014 to receive their respective prizes.

Parents interested to enroll their children to the golf clinic can do so by downloading the form at http://www.baiduri.com.bn/baiduri_masters/2014/registration.htm or call 881 7676 for more info.

At the same time, players who are interested to participate in the upcoming Baiduri Masters golf tournament can still register at RBA Golf Club. Registration fee will be B$120 for adults and B$60 for juniors. Registration fee is inclusive of green fee, buggy, buffet breakfast and lunch. All players will be invited to the Prize Presentation Dinner which will be held at Indah Hall, Royal Brunei Recreation Centre after the charity tournament has concluded.

The public can also log onto www.baiduri.com for full details, where they can download the registration form.


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World Cup Fever 
 


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The 2014 world cup is just around the corner and Malppy.com will be having a world cup fever this week! If you’re an avid footie fan but not lucky enough to be jetting off to Brazil, fear not! An amazing selection of merchandises up to be grabbed that will allow you to cheer and support your team in style! Type ‘FIFA’ on the search box website will allow you to view more of these world cup merchandises! Another exciting news is that Malppy.com will be having a one item per day sale for seven consecutive days!

Who doesn’t like discounts? Well, I do (from time to time) and we all do! Simply explore www.malppy.com to start ordering these items. Stock is limited so grab them while you can. Shop and cheer!


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#WeAreHappy 
 


This is just a sneak shot of what to expect on the #wearehappy project. I won’t be spilling the beans just yet but as the time gets closer, I shall reveal more. I’m kinda excited and we even those involved are.
 

  

25
Mar

#Energized

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

 

His Majesty launched Energy Week 
 


His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam officially launched the Energy Week 2014 and he was accompanied by Yang Berhormat Pehin Yasmin, the Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday at BRIDEX

It was wonderful to see His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei officiating the Energy Week 2014 and visiting all the booths and exhibitors involved in Energy Week 2014. The program went over time because His Majesty spent quite some time at some booths and engaging with the people and students involved in Energy Week 2014 held at the BRIDEX Hall.

It was nice to see His Majesty mingled with the youth and students especially and it shows his concern and interest in our youth. I also realised that His Majesty became more interested if Universiti Brunei Darussalam is involved in the project and also graduates from UBD.

His Majesty quoted the Energy Week was very good and he congratulated the organiser on the event during the short interview by Rachel Thien of The Brunei Times. It was also nice to see His Majesty spent more time during the exhibition despite His Majesty’s busy schedule as he had to fly to Myanmar the same day.

I shall be flooding this post with tons of pictures from the opening of Energy Week 2014. I suggest you drop by BRIDEX this week and for those, jobseekers especially, the best time to come and see what they have to offer at oil and gas as well as maritime.

More updates on Energy Week later. I know I have many information to share so do bear with me. Congratulations to Yang Berhormat Pehin Yasmin and his team from Energy Division at the Prime Minister’s Office (EDPMO) on the successful launch and hopefully the whole week will run smoothly.

 

 

His Majesty the Sultan launches Energy Week 2014 at BRIDEX yesterday. Video courtesy of The Brunei Times.

 


His Majesty with the Top 3 winners of the Youth Energy Video Competition organised by EDPMO
 


His Majesty with watching the winning video of the Youth Energy Video Competition
 


His Majesty at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
 


His Majesty being briefed about Talian Darussalam, a project initiative by EGNC
 


His Majesty at the Ministry of Communications booth
 


Students with their solar powered cars that represented Brunei in the recent Shell Eco-Marathon in Manila, the Philippines
 


His Majesty signing on one of the cars
 


His Majesty being briefed by Hamidah, a UBD student on their research
 


His Majesty being briefed by another UBD student
 


His Majesty paid a visit at Brunei Shell Marketing booth
 


His Majesty toured around BSM
 


His Majesty signing a plaque at Idar booth
 


His Majesty with Yves Grosjean, GM of Total explaining of the solar panels
 


His Majesty greeting the associates of Total
 


His Majesty opportunity with Green Brunei
 


His Majesty receiving a book from His Excellency Todd Mercer, Australian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam
 


His Majesty being brief by Microsoft Brunei
 


His Majesty at Bureau Veritas
 


His Majesty having a light drink at the Oman booth
 


His Majesty visiting Multitrons Sdn Bhd
 


 


His Majesty being briefed by Dr. Hj Abdul, Manaf, CEO of Brunei Economic Development Board on the updates and progress of BEDB’s projects in Brunei Darussalam
 


His Majesty checking out the hybrid Lexus
 


His Majesty at the energy saving smart home
 

 

  
 

His Majesty impressed 
 

with Energy Week 2014 
 

Text from Rachel Thien of The Brunei Times. His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday said he was pleased to see more locals joining the oil and gas industry.

After launching the Energy Week 2014 at BRIDEX International Conference Centre, Hall 2, Jerudong, the monarch said it was a “very good” sight to see, after speaking to hundreds of Bruneians explaining their roles in contributing to the economy.

His Majesty, who launched the Energy White Paper and Oil and Gas book, later toured both exhibition halls to meet the players in the industry, as well as viewed initiatives by the Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office (EDPMO) and other agencies to create more jobs.

“The exhibition was very well-established, and I would like to congratulate the Energy Department, His Majesty told The Brunei Times prior to completing the tour.
Throughout the Sultan’s visit, all one could see was a big smile on his face as he interacted with not only industry players, but also mingled with students from various energy clubs. His Majesty even tested one of Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP)’s bicycles.

The static bicycle was meant for demonstration purposes to show the monarch how humans could generate power just by cycling.

All eyes and sounds of cheer were directed toward His Majesty when he agreed to give it a try and cycle for about a minute.

This year’s theme for the Energy Week is “Sustainable energy for Brunei Darussalam’s prosperity”.

The Energy White Paper was designed to support Brunei’s Vision 2035, promote career, employment and business opportunities in the energy industry.
It also sets out the targets the oil and gas industry have to meet by 2035, including hiring more Bruneians.

The Brunei Darussalam Oil and Gas Book, on the other hand, is a publication on the role models who encourage more Bruneians to tap into the energy sector. Apart from sharing their experiences, their main call is for youth to join them in contributing to the country’s development.

Jobseekers are encouraged to visit the Energy Week until Saturday, to gain more insight into potential careers. The EDPMO is looking to recruit more than 1,000 individuals at the oil and gas job fair.

Those looking for a job and register at the EDPMO booth, will be able to obtain a copy of the oil and gas book, as well as the chance to interact with the role models in Hall 1.

Over the week, a series of conferences, meetings, a forum and a youth dialogue will take place. The energy exhibition and oil and gas job fair will run concurrently.


His Majesty was all smiles as His Majesty cycled as an example of creating energy in different forms at the BSP booth. Image taken by @chimp289
 


BSP representatives show His Majesty on how energy and power can generated by cycling
 


His Majesty at TSK booth
 


His Majesty visiting Philips booth
 


His Majesty was impressed with the energy saving Hue Lights. I highly recommend it too as I’m using them for my bedroom 😀
 


His Majesty with representatives from PetroleumBrunei. Do check out their booth as they have Energy Chat and ongoing competition as well
 


The public trying to get a snapshot of His Majesty during the tour
 


His Majesty at Masrojaya Electrical
 


His Majesty at Brunei Gas Carrier booth
 


His Majesty at BLNG booth
 


His Majesty being briefed at Brunei Methanol Company booth
 


His Majesty looking at the hybrid cars on display
 


His Majesty being briefed by Japanese counterparts on FDI
 


His Majesty consented on the request from Earth Hour Brunei representatives to shut off the lights outside Istana Nurul Iman during Earth Hour this Saturday. Cool 😀
 


His Majesty with representatives of Earth Hour Brunei
 


His Majesty at Berakas Power Station booth
 


His Majesty signing a plaque at Hengyi Industries booth. More news on Hengyi tomorrow.
 


His Majesty with Mitsubishi Corporation
 


His Majesty at Petronas Booth
 


The Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office booth
 


A great gift for His Majesty in officiating the prestigious Energy Week 2014 at BRIDEX
 

  
 

MH370 ended in  
 

southern Indian Ocean 
 


Prime Minister Najib Razak officially announced the misfortune of MH 370 at 10pm, Monday 24th of March. Image taken by Edgar Su, Reuters

Prime Minister Najib Razak’s speech last night to announce the heart breaking news of MH370: “This evening I was briefed by representatives from the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). They informed me that Inmarsat, the UK company that provided the satellite data which indicated the northern and southern corridors, has been performing further calculations on the data. Using a type of analysis never before used in an investigation of this sort, they have been able to shed more light on MH370’s flight path.

Based on their new analysis, Inmarsat and the AAIB have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth.

This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.

We will be holding a press conference tomorrow with further details. In the meantime, we wanted to inform you of this new development at the earliest opportunity. We share this information out of a commitment to openness and respect for the families, two principles which have guided this investigation.

Malaysia Airlines have already spoken to the families of the passengers and crew to inform them of this development. For them, the past few weeks have been heartbreaking; I know this news must be harder still. I urge the media to respect their privacy, and to allow them the space they need at this difficult time.”

My heart and my deepest condolences goes to the families and friends of the MH 370 passengers. Now the biggest challenge, apart from the families related, is finding the debris to help further in the investigation of flight MH370. This is such a national tragedy and after 17 days, the mystery has finally concluded. Al-Fatihah.

  
 

Aladdin on skates 
 


Aladdin on skates in April. Click image to buy tickets online.
Watch a beloved fairy tale come to life on roller skates next month at the Indoor Stadium in Berakas.

‘Aladdin on Skates’, which will be held from April 18 to 20, is set to enthrall audiences with graceful and riveting performances by the international roller skating professionals from Australia.

Join them as they recount Aladdin’s tale from his magical adventure at the mysterious Arabian desert to his transformation from a street lad to a mighty prince, with the help of a genie.

Organised by Forevershine Events, Media and Management Services in cooperation with Rakan Tiga, a total of seven shows are scheduled. Showtimes for April 18 and 19 are at 4pm and 8.15pm while on April 20, there will be three shows: 10am, 4pm and 8.15pm. One of the shows on April 18 will be dedicated for charitable organisations such as JAPEM, SMARTER Brunei, Learning Ladder, Pusat Ehsan, YASKA and KACA to name a few.

Tickets are priced at $15, $28 and $35. For ticket enquiries, visit Forevershine Events, Media and Management Services’ office at 1st Floor, Unit 5, Block E, Bangunan Lim Seng Kok, Spg 624, Jalan Tutong, Kg Madewa or contact 8808833. Tickets are also available at The Mall, ground floor outside Utama Grand.

Alternatively, see print advertisements for more details or visit the event management company’s Facebook fanpage at facebook.com/forevershineBrunei. You can also purchase tickets from Socialmart.com.bn too.

So be there with the family to discover the magical adventure of ‘Aladdin on Skates. Text from The Brunei Times.


The official poster for Aladdin on Skates
 


The show times in April
 


One show will be dedicated to charitable organisations
 


You can purchase your tickets at The Mall
 

  
 

Message of Hope  
 

The Malaysian Citizens Association (PWM) and the Malaysian High Commission collaborated in the initiative of the “Wall of Hope” where well wishers from Brunei can write down their hopes for finding the missing flight of MH 370. The banner is located at The Airport Mall and by night time, the wall page is already full of written and signed messages from members of the public.

James Lee, President of PWM, shared his sadness of the incident and his heart goes out to the family of the passengers. Also present were His Excellency Datuk Hj Awang Sahak Hj Awang Salleh, Malaysian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam and a representative from the Embassy of China to Brunei Darussalam.

Now with the heart breaking news just announced last night by Prime Minister Najib Razak, all hope is gone.


James Lee, President of PWM with the Malaysian High Commissioner to Brunei His Excellency Datuk Hj Awang Sahak Hj Awang Salleh, being interviewed by the local media
 


Members of the PWM and representative from China Embassy and Airport Mall
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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