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07
Nov

Serenity

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

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BIBD’s latest promotion


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ICON Design Store 
 


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Test drive or buy a Citroën!! 
 


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The journey of Asari Rashid 

BIBD, via its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, showed its full support for Asari Rashid to become the first Bruneian to participate in the Polar Circle Marathon. BIBD’s support for Asari was aimed to create and raise awareness for developing a community that cares, whilst playing its role as an integral and strong partner of the community. This partnership is developed to encourage a positive influence and inspire other members of the community to support similar awareness raising efforts.

Asari is an epileptic PhD student from Newcastle University, UK and a lecturer in Institut Teknologi Brunei. He is also the 1st Bruneian to run the Polar Circle Marathon, participating in the Polar Bear Challenge, which tested his ability to run both the marathon and a half-run within the two days of the competition.

Earlier before the Polar Circle Marathon, Asari mentioned, “I’ve had a lot of people telling me it’s difficult but this is something I really want to try.” Asari, clearly unfazed by the idea of the run, continued, “I was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2009 with tendency of having seizures but it has never stopped me from doing what I love. I am also very thankful to BIBD for providing me with the opportunity to embark on my dream, as together we are able to show the world that everyone has the ability to succeed, regardless of their drawbacks.

“I was inspired to take the feat in order to raise awareness of the needs of people with diseases and show that we are both resilient and determined not to let it become an obstacle in pursuing our dreams including achieving better education. Everyone needs education and it will start from their adolescence, children need to be given as much opportunity in life as possible.”

Asari is no stranger to long distance running, having trained with the Tyne Bridge Harriers running club, had already competed in numerous challenges including completed a Aviva Singapore Ironman 70.3, three marathons, and an Ultramarathon “The Wall” from Carlisle to Newcastle Gateshead, which saw him running 110km miles in an impressive 15hrs and 55mins. The Polar Circle Marathon included a classic 42.195km marathon and a half marathon. The Marathon was held in the worst running conditions of under – 20°C in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland for two consecutive days.

Starting at Kangerlussuaq, the run passes the endless ice and arctic tundra of Greenland, which makes up the glacial deposit landscapes and soundless arctic desert. Part of the route takes place on the 100,000-year-old ice sheet but the main part of the race is run on roads, mostly covered in snow that connects to the inland ice just north of the Polar Circle.

 


Asari Rashid, an epileptic PhD student from Newcastle University, UK and a lecturer in Institut Teknologi Brunei became the first Bruneian to run the Polar Circle Marathon. Image courtesy of Asari Rashid.


Asari Rashid with new found buddies at the Polar Circle Marathon




A similar effort for awareness, BIBD’s ALAF Programme (Advocating Life-Long Learning for An Aspiring Future), provides a similar avenue for all members of the public to support and provide assistance to underprivileged and orphaned students, through sponsorships of basic needs, educational items and welfare, as well as mentoring and counselling, so that the students can stay focused on their education and maximise their potential. Through ALAF, BIBD hopes to lend its support to His Majesty’s 2035 vision of achieving a 100 per cent level of education and over time, reduce poverty in Brunei.

To further support the aspiration of this program and to enable the deserving students to pursue their education and dreams, members of the public are welcome to provide contributions with a minimum of B$1.01 via the bank’s e-banking channels, BIBD Online, BIBD Mobile, or use any BIBD ATM machines. The public can also use the standing instruction function in their accounts to provide a continuous donation stream into the ALAF account at 1018181811.

 

  


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Netcom 19th Anniversary and you can stand a chance to win a notebook. So far there have been hundreds of shares and likes on Netcom Computer House Facebook page. So keep them coming. Click image to find out more.
 

  
 

Malppy update 
 

Are you always in a rush? Simply throw on one of your favorite pair of jeans, a white tee, and one of our selections of scarves this weekend! We have chosen quite a few great designs that will elevate a simple outfit in one easy step. This weekend, you can layer yourself in this craze and shop gauzy, pretty prints of scarves for only B$11.90 instead of the usual B$19.90 exclusively for REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY! Hence if you are not registered with Malppy yet, register right NOW. Let its refined look dress up a casual top, or make it even more chic by offsetting its slightly slouchy shape with your structured overcoats for this rainy season.

Weekend Members Special is only valid for 3 days from Friday till Sunday, so be fast before the price is back to original again. For your information, Malppy Weekend Sale will now be exclusively for REGISTERED MEMBERS only hence to enjoy this great deal coming from Malppy every weekend, you need to be registered as a Malppy user.

 


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Also, another reminder for all BIBD customers, BIBD is promoting their eBayar and eTunai online payment service. For the first 50 customers to pay their purchases at Malppy.com with either of these services will get a B$10 Starbucks coffee voucher FREE. To further understand how to use these online payment services on malppy.com, you can simply click http://malppy.com/etunai and http://malppy.com/ebayar for the guide. Have a Great weekend ahead.

 


Starbucks gift vouchers to be given first 50 customers of BIBD customers
 

  
 

JPMC Car Boot Sale 
 


Happening this Sunday – Charity Car Boot Sale organised by Jerudong Park Medical Centre
 

  
 

AITI Grant Scheme 
 

The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) has opened another window for applications to its “GRANT for the Development of Local ICT and Digital Media Industries” from 1 November 2014 to 31 December 2014.

The AITI GRANT offers partial funding opportunities for local businesses as well as foreign companies with local partners from the ICT and digital media fields to acquire enhancement, ownership and marketing assistance for their existing “Brunei-Made” product or prototype that has significant commercial viability. There are three (3) grant types available, namely:

a) Enhancement Grant – for improving and upgrading existing products;

b) Ownership Grant – for obtaining certification and quality management systems such as trademarks, patent, and IPR; and

c) Marketing Grant – for marketing and improving existing branding, packaging, design or labeling.

The grant amount varies depending on the type of grant applied and the classification of the businesses. Each applicant is allowed to apply for more than one grant type for the same product with a maximum cap of B$300,000 per category within eighteen (18) months project duration.

To be eligible for the AITI GRANT, an applicant must have valid AITI Accredited Business (AAB) Status and has financial capability to inject an initial amount of self-funding prior to the start of the GRANT project. The applicant must also have developed an existing product or prototype and wishes to obtain the grant to improve and enhance the technological aspects of the product, to improve marketing strategies, as well as to acquire a wider coverage of Intellectual Property Rights protection for their product.

Applications will be evaluated based on four main criteria: technical merits, commercial potential, financial resources, and project plan and capacity to deliver. Further evaluation will also emphasize on Brunei-Made elements of the proposed product as well as the relevancy to any of the following areas: application tools and platforms, communication, e-learning, financial industry application, government and public sectors, health and wellbeing, social inclusion and community, industrial application, media and entertainment technology, ICT research and development, retail and supply chain management, security, and sustainability and environment technology.

 


AITI Grant Scheme

AITI’s GRANT was initiated to assist the local ICT companies to further develop their ICT and digital media related products and encourage R&D activities and capabilities in producing local innovative Brunei Made products with commercial potential through Government funding.

Since its inception in 2010, AITI has awarded grant to fourteen local ICT and digital media related businesses with an overall amount of B$1.9 million funded under the National Development Plan. To date, ten recipients have already completed their grant projects where some of these products have been now made readily available in the market. The first GRANT recipient, MARS Enterprise, has successfully developed their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution and has penetrated the overseas market within this region.

Two recipients, John Harith Technology Sdn Bhd and ZimacSilicon Technologies Sdn Bhd, have successfully run their pilot projects on Halal Food Traceability System and iCLID, respectively with the Ministry of Religious Affairs, and the Customs and Immigration Department. Other grant recipients include Crescent Sdn Bhd, Alif Technologies Sdn Bhd, BruGPS Technologies Sdn Bhd, Syarikat Indah Sejahtera Development and Services Sdn Bhd, Ambuyart Animations Company, Cinematicpro Services, Mediahikmah, PHMD Publishing Company, SocialBuzz Advertising, MeSixty Sdn Bhd and Giftbox Enterprise Sdn Bhd.

AITI is pleased to invite all eligible ICT and digital media businesses to apply for the AITI GRANT before the closing on Wednesday, 31 December 2014 by 4.30pm. For more information and guidelines on the AITI GRANT, please visit AITI’s website, www.aiti.gov.bn/AITIGRANT. Individual consultation sessions are also provided. For further enquiries, interested applicants can contact Farihah or Tajul Ariffin of Industry Development Group at 2366659/ 2366681 / 2323232 ext. 6681 (during office hours) or
via email at farihah.said@aiti.gov.bn / ariffin.hassan@aiti.gov.bn.

 

  
 

31
Oct

Grapes galore

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

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BIBD’s latest promotion


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ICON Design Store 
 


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Test drive or buy a Citroën!! 
 


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Energy Kitchen 



The launch earlier today at The Energy Kitchen
 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For reservation, you can call 223 3323.


The Minister of Health being interviewed by the press
 


Also present were the children from YASKA
 


Group photo with the team from The Energy Kitchen
 


The healthy drinks
 


Healthy food being served
 


 


Sheena and Rach
 


Hello Jo 😀
 

  


SCB’s MyBillPayment 
 


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

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

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

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

 


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


Now you can pay bills through your smartphone
 

 

 

Check out Citroën cars 
 


Check out the roadshow at Times Square until this Sunday
 

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

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

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

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


My affair with the Citroën DS3
 


It was such a comfort ride with the Citroën DS3
 

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

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

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

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

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


Another great edition from Citroën the DS4
 


The interior of the DS4
 


Check out the rims at the Citroën showroom
 

 

 

Wu Chun at Golf Charity 
 


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Images courtesy of Wu Chun.

 


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


The evening with the celebrities
 

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

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

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

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

 


With Donnie Yen
 


Morgan Freeman
 


With golf legend Greg Norman
 


With Wu Chun’s music idol – Kenny G
 


With Jessica Alba
 


With Chris Evans
 


With Yao Ming
 

  
 

Winner of Media Pad X1 
 


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


Latifah Hj Mohd Akin took home a Huawei Media Pad X1
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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

  
 

Malppy update 
 


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

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

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

 


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24
Oct

Open door

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

 

Get Connected through ICONIA

 

 

 

BIBD’s latest promotion


Top up tia. Click image to enter website.
 

  
 

 

ICON Design Store 
 


Click image to enter ICON Design Store website
 

  
 

Test drive or buy a Citroën!! 
 


Click image to enter Citroën Brunei 
 

  
 
Logitech at Concepts Computer 
 


Henry Lee, Logitech Merchandiser (Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines), Chia Yuan Yeong, Channel Manager, MCL Distribution And Bhd (Logitech for Brunei and East Malaysia), KP Sim, Country Business Manager of Logitech (Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines) , Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Compute, Alice Chan of Concepts Computer, Wendy Pao of Concepts Computer and Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer during the official launch of Logitech showroom at Concepts Computer
 


The ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the launch
 

Concepts Computer, one of the largest and oldest IT retailer in Brunei Darussalam, and with the support of international peripherals brand Logitech, has gone through a facelift for their new range of Logitech products. Incorporating new visual enhancements such as new artwork and adornments, Concepts Computer will be kicking off the new product range with a new face for their showroom.

The new range of products includes a wide range of gaming peripherals like gaming mouse, gaming keyboard, gaming headsets, gaming joysticks, gaming controllers and steering wheels made specifically for PC car racing games. Some of these gaming peripherals are traditionally wired but the more high end ones will be available in wireless connected format, making users gaming experience much better and untethered.

Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer said, “We at Concepts Computers are not only renewing our vow to provide the best IT retail experience in Brunei Darussalam but we would also would like to provide the best in-store shopping experience through our showroom’s facelift.”

Also in town was KP Sim, Country Business Manager of Logitech (Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines) and he is excited to partner with Concepts Computer and he believe this will give more exposure to Logitech products to the consumers. They also allow the customers to get a feel of their products so they will be aware of the quality that Logitech has to offer. He shared about the new Bluetooth device from Logitech which carries the motto of “wireless is more” and this product will come in handy especially for older speakers that are not wifi or bluetooth ready. It makes me one to invest in one too and it’s only less than BND 60. Awesome!!

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer added, ”With Logitech, WIRELESS IS MORE ; more freedom, more stability and more experience. We are not only relying on Concepts’ good name but also the international recognition that Logitech brings into the Bruneian market. ”

To celebrate the introduction of the new line of Logitech products and facelift to the Logitech section of Concepts Computer, three models of Logitech mouse will have promotional prices. The Logitech T400, will be available for $18 ; the Logitech M525, will be available for $29 ; and lastly, the Logitech V470 will be available for $29.

For more information regarding Logitech products or any other IT related questions, please visit your nearest Concepts Computer showroom or call 2233551/2233552/2233553 for more information.

 


Check out the new showroom for Logitech products
 


Lucky winner James Kon of Borneo Bulletin winning a mouse product from Logitech
 


They also sell Logitech ear phones
 


Wendy holding a Logitech mouse
 


I’m eyeing on this interesting bluetooth gadget 😀
 


The keyboard from Logitech
 


TV Cam HD
 


Ideal for gaming purposes
 

  
 

Big Cheesy Box 
 


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We had a food testing last week and it was my first experience of the Big Cheesy Box. They have included different food items to the delight of their patrons. The previous version will still be available but the key word here is “cheese”. For cheese fans out there, this is it!! You won’t be disappointed with what’s in store for Big Cheesy Box.

Inside the box, you will enjoy the Golden Stuffed Crust Pizza (with your selected toppings), Cheese Sticks, Cheesy Tuna Potato Pie (I like), New Orleans Wings and cheese cake.

The new big box is priced at only $34.90 with a saving of $16.60 and can serve up to four people. They also have a special promotion where you can have 50% off on any large pizza or 40% off on any regular pizza when you buy the Big Cheesy Box. Awesome deal, right?

According to the Junior Marketing Brand Manager of Olive Tree Corporation Sdn Bhd Jeremy Chung, Honey Garlic Pizza is still their top selling and it’s no surprise that you can order that topping for the Big Cheesy Box. The other toppings you can choose are either Maui Zoey or Tuna Delight (my favourite).

To make your orders, you can call 222 6111.


 


 


 


Bloggers and media being invited for the Big Cheese Box latest promotion
 


 


 

  
 

Self-Defense anyone? 
 


Happening this Sunday. Call for more info.
 

A message from PSB Sport and Wellness. This Awareness program is cater to WOMEN only who are majorly concern on the knowledge or perceptions towards the situation and facts on SELF DEFENSE. It is only RECOMMENDED for you to join 1 TIME ONLY as our mission is to raise public awareness of the need to protect the environment.

With this special program on 1st COME 1st SERVE BASIS; we will only be accepting 12 PARTICIPANTS PER SESSION. When they receive more than 12 registrants, you will be push forwards to next slots which will fall on the following Sunday at 230pm – 430pm.

This program will be happening EVERY SUNDAY (until we finish with all registrants):

-1st Session | at 12PM – 2PM

-2nd Session | at 230PM – 430PM

A tip to all interested parties: “The sooner you register, the higher the chances you will be included with the upcoming sessions”. Upon registration, only then they will inform you on which slots you are entitled to. If you are not available with the time slots, they can be flexible to enroll you on your availability.

For more info, you can reach them at 3221282.

 

  
 

Nutella & Philips 
 


Have you ever tried to experiment what Philips and Nutella can do? Apparently there are many outcomes you can make out of nutella with Philips products. So in the next five days starting tomorrow (Saturday), you can check out the food sampling with collaboration between Philips and Nutella at Utama Grand Superstore, The Mall.

This initiative was also following up with the momentum of PanaCom the distributor of Philips products where they had an aggressive promotion on “A Bite of Philips” Cooking Championship and now they will want to focus more on promoting health care products of Philips.

Starting tomorrow, there will be a demo using Philips Air Fryer and the best part about using the Air Fryer is that it doesn’t require any oil which is great for those who are health conscious. Philips also carry this slogan “ A healthy breakfast and meals always start with Philips”.

There will be 12 recipes to be demoed and shared to the public on what the Philips Air Fryer can do especially with Nutella hazelnut spread. Interesting, right? And this is ideal especially for food e-vendors who are doing their food business online through means of social media.

The Philips Air Fryer can prepare dishes such as sandwiches, muffins, cakes and even pizza.. Yes, Pizza.. and the demonstration will show how this works with the recipe of Nutella.

Present during the press conference was Angus Nio, General Manager of PanaCom (Philips), Mark Su, Product Executive of Handsome Enterprise (Nutella) and Erin Koh, Manager of Hardline/Merchandiser, Utama Grand.

So do check out the special promotion and demonstration from 25th October to 30th October 2014 at Utama Grand Superstore and do try their food sampling and what Philips Air Fryer can do.

 


Erin Koh, Manager of Hardline/Merchandiser, Utama Grand, Angus Nio, General Manager of PanaCom (Philips) and Mark Su, Product Executive of Handsome Enterprise (Nutella)
 


The Philips Air Fryer will having a special promotion starting Saturday till 30th October
 

  
 

 

Malppy Weekend 
 


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Malppy has brought back their ever popular weekend sale last week and with the glimpse of a blink, it’s another weekend again. As far as I could remember, the 7Princess range of handbags was launched before earlier in April at Malppy.com and it received many positive feedbacks since then. In fact, it was one of their quality best sellers. So this week Malppy decided to spoil all of their valued customers with this fashion handbag that comes in 6 different bright, candy colors which will definitely put a smile with those savings.

As they mentioned, it’s a Weekend Sale so this offers only valid for 3 days (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)! Don’t miss out on their great deals now. Go visit their website now at www.malppy.com and let your fingers do the clicking away!

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


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Now you can pay using BIBD eBayar
 

  

18
Oct

The adrenalin rush

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

The Great Race 
 


Introducing Corporate Team from The Empire Hotel & Country Club

Are you ready for The Great Race to take off? It’s happening tomorrow at Hassanal Bolkiah Indoor Stadium and it’s in conjunction with Royal Brunei Airlines’ (RB) 40th anniversary. But first thing is first; you need to collect your Race Kit Royal Brunei Recreational Club (RBRC) in Berakas and it’s opened today until 10pm.

In order to collect the Race Kit, donation cards are to be returned to RB. Participants are also required to fill out an authorisation form should they wish to have a representative collect the Race Kit on their behalf. All the forms are there for your convenience and even those who didn’t bring any donation card.

The forms are available on the official website for The Great Race, www.thegreatrace.com.bn. Medals and cash prizes await winners of The Great Race, as well as a lucky draw for all runners who complete the race.

Proceeds from the race will be donated to Brunei Paralympics, as well as Green Brunei, to help its Mangrove Rehabilitation Project along Sungai Damuan at Bengkurong move forward.

By the way, below is a poster for guidelines that you should be aware of especially for all the racers. I’ve included a map and a timeline for your reference.

 


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Don’t forget to collect your race pack
 


The Donation Card collection area
 


The Race Kit collection
 


I like the sling bag
 


Bib numbers
 


The lucky draw 😀
 


I’ve been training but only for the 3km 😀
 

  
 

Malppy Weekend Sales 
 


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The ever popular Weekend Sales is Back! Yes, you heard them right! They are bringing back our ever popular Weekend Sales and this weekend, they are introducing you this BEAUTIFUL 3 Way Use Leather Shoulder Handbag. You can use it as a backpack or even a sling bag and guess what! For this 3 days only, we are selling this for only B$49.90 instead of B$69.90. So Hurry and grab one now while stock lasts!


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The Trendy Authentic Mayuki Tokyo Fashion ends this weekend too! Don’t Miss Out!

Good things have to end somewhere and for our Authentic Mayuki Tokyo Fashion promotion, it ends this weekend as well! Hence it’s busy time for all of you out there! You can browse at our ‘NEW’ / ‘SALES’ section to check out the varieties we have for you this weekend! Hurry


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And lastly, don’t forget that for all the BIBD customers, you can now use BIBD direct bank transfer as well as their popular eTunai to pay for your purchase on Malppy.com now. As a intro special, for the first 50 Customer to pay with either of this services will get a B$10 Free Coffee.

  
 

11
Oct

WWE in Kuala Lumpur

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

 

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Citroën Brunei 
 


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BIBD’s latest promotion


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ICON Design Store 
 


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Malppy collaborates with BIBD 
 


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Malppy.com has made another big appearance alongside BIBD with the launch of their latest online payment service called the ‘eBayar’ and their existing ‘eTunai’ on Malppy.com. This introduction allows BIBD customers to enjoy the convenience of paying their online purchase at Malppy.com through direct deduction of their purchase from their BIBD account or redeemable BIBD Hadiah points.

eBayar is a new online live cash transferring system where you can connect your online bank account and approve the purchase transaction right on the spot. It is not only easy but convenient and secure, enhancing one’s online shopping experience.

 


Simon Soo, Founder of Malppy.com
Malppy.com is among the first online participant to have both eBayar and eTunai readily available on their website. The founder of malppy.com, Mr. Simon Soo strives to provide customers a complete e-commerce shopping experience hence this collaboration with BIBD is one of the big steps forward to enhance the efficiency and experience of online shopping at Malppy.com.

Aside from this grand launch of BIBD online payments at Malppy.com, catch their weekend promotion now as they are featuring one of their premium quality authentic Mayuki Tokyo Fashion apparels. You can now browse at their ‘NEW’ section to find out the varieties of product and promotions they have to keep up with all of their trendy style shortcuts.

Malppy.com is an online fashion and lifestyle store launched on April 2013 offering customers with a convenient way to shop, at the same time providing thousands of variety quality products to choose from, and lastly delivery Free to your doorstep at no minimum purchase. This collaboration is greatly seen as a major achievement as this type of modern payment could be a feature to our economic development in driving online and mobile-based transaction which has proven to be very popular in other nations. Press release and images by Malppy.com

 


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John Cena woos the media 
 


Keep Calm and Never Give Up

I’ve been away once again and for those who have been following me on instagram and Facebook, you will know that I was in Kuala Lumpur. This is my third visit to KL and this is for the recent WWE event in Kuala Lumpur which was held at Indoor Stadium Putra. I managed to get good fares during the Abacus Holiday Travel Fair two weeks ago for my KL trip (and thanks Darussalam Holdings for that) and I ended up staying at Cititel MidValley which was central for me between Kuala Lumpur city and also Stadium Putra.

Let’s cut to the chase. I managed to be a few feet away from WWE Superstar John Cena and Seth Rollins during the interview sessions prepared by the organizers. The press conference took place at The Saujana Hotel (Subang) and that’s where all the WWE superstars were staying. The feeling, alone, was surreal to be just that close to the WWE celebrities and I salute them for their professionalism, traveling thousand miles away from the US and show up their best during the interviews. I was not fortunate enough to get some time with Seth Rollins on the interview but at least I got a session with John Cena.

Mind you I’m not a John Cena fan as his character is getting on my nerves on WWE *lol* unless he is willing to turn heel which is very unlikely. I am amazed that he even spoke in Mandarin to one of the Taiwanese reporters. What amazes me about John Cena is his sportsmanship and even in public, he has become a top role model especially to those women battling breast cancer and he wore the t-shirt “Keep Calm and Never Give Up”. The Never Give Up tagline has been on his inspiring catch phrases in the WWE and he has given much inspiration to the cancer warriors and survivors.

I asked John Cena a question that if he will break Ric Flair’s 16th time World Title and he responded saying that mathematically it is possible but to him, it doesn’t matter if he didn’t break the Ric Flair’s record but more important is that he give his best in what he does and be one of the top WWE superstars before he retires.

When asked about the taunts and the boos that he got recently, he responded saying that it’s all about the energy from the fans and he is fine with all the reception he gets from the fans and he will continue to perform to his best in the WWE Universe.

I respect John Cena as an athlete and an employee of the WWE. He is one of the most hardworking WWE Superstars I’ve known and constantly appearing on every RAW episode and PPV if he is not injured. Regardless of the fans’ reactions especially the “Lets-Go-Cena-Cena-Sucks” chants, he will stay focus on what his role is as a wrestler and just entertain the crowd.

Thank you once again to the organizers, the PR agency and Tourism Malaysia (Brunei) for arranging the media access to the press conference and the first night WWE event. I truly enjoyed the experience and I can’t wait for WWE to return to Malaysia or Asia in the near future. My bucket list is still to attend at least a RAW or Smackdown episode or perhaps Wrestlemania 😀

I shall be reporting on my blog with regards to my experience at the Stadium Putra in the next post. Have a great weekend, guys!!

 


I believe they could smell what I was cooking then
 


John Cena received a warm reception from the member of the media
 


An Indonesian lady from the media asked a question with regards to cancer patients
 


The closest thing I will get to a selfie with John Cena
 


The customary salute from John Cena
 


The media registration for the press conference with John Cena
 


Seth Rollins looking cool before entering the interview room
 


Era FM brought their own belt too
 


The guys from Hitz FM waiting to interview Seth Rollns
 

  
 

25
Sep

Cloud 10

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

 

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Citroën Brunei 
 


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BIBD’s latest promotion


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ICON Design Store 
 


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PCSB FB competition 
 


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BIBD Home Showcase 5 
 


BIBD today launched its 5th Home Showcase roadshow at the The Mall, Gadong. The showcase highlights BIBD’s financing packages such as its Home Financing, Home Improvement Financing, Education Financing and its Personal Financing along with other BIBD’s products, services and promotions such as the debit card conversion.

The Guest of Honor at the event was Yang Mulia Awang Yusof Hj Abd Rahman, Managing Director of Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam. Also in attendance were government officials from the Ministry of Development, AMBD, along with BIBD senior management and personnel.

The event started with a recital of the Al-Fatihah along with prayers to bless the occasion, which was followed by opening remarks from BIBD’s Managing Director, Yang Mulia Javed Ahmad. He touched on how excited he was to be launching the 5th edition of BIBD’s annual Home Showcase together with the presence of all of BIBD’s partners at the showcase, in their efforts to truly deliver a one-stop solution for everyone interested in enhancing or getting their dream house.

 


Yang Mulia Awang Yusof Hj Abd Rahman, Managing Director of Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam officiating the launch of the BIBD Home Showcase as Javed Ahmad, BIBD’s Managing Director looked on. Image courtesy of Hanisham Salleh.
 


Home deco by Dreamz Living and Fabrica. Check them out.
 


Sofa from Dreamz Living
 


The BIBD Home Showcase 5 will be at The Mall, Gadong, for a period of ten days from 25th September until the 4th October 2014, open every day from 10am to 10pm. The opening time for Fridays will be from 2pm to 10pm.

Successful applicants of BIBD products and services will stand the chance to win daily grand prizes comprising of a trip to Kota Kinabalu, 32-inch Samsung television, fruit-juicer, vacuum cleaner, $200 Thomson Voucher along with BIBD gifts.

Furthermore, every day, the first one hundred customers converting their BIBD ATM Card to the new BIBD Debit Card at the BIBD Home showcase will be given a $5 coffee voucher. BIBD will also be giving out a fee waiver promotion on the processing fee of B$ 200 during the showcase, whereby applicants of BIBD’s Home Improvement Financing and Education Financing packages will be entitled to a 100% waiver, while a 50% waiver is entitled to all Home Financing applicants.

 

Meanwhile, BIBD’s Home Financing Specialists will also be on hand throughout the roadshow to assist and provide advices on Home Financing solutions that is suitable for the customers, such as the BIBD’s Rumah Plus, which offers an attractive home financing package with higher financing entitlement, 50% processing fee waiver, tenor of up to 25 years, lower repayment schedule, and attractive profit rates. Customers may also choose to include the start-up costs of the financing such as Legal document fees, MRTA takaful and valuation fees into the overall financing entitlement.

The 5th BIBD Home showcase will also house BIBD’s Tijarah (Business Banking) which provides a special relationship management system for newly established SMEs and SMEs that have not already registered with BIBD via their other business segments. The Business Banking unit provides further convenience to its Tijarah customers by providing them with dedicated relationship managers to facilitate to their account openings, remittances, CIB, fee waivers, along with their other banking needs to help these SMEs to further excel and focus on their business.

Also present at BIBD’s Home Showcase were its stellar partners within the industry, with reputable real estate agents: Bess Perfect Property Agency, BSTC Real Estate, Say Koo Liew Sdn Bhd, J-Fa Realty Agency & Marketing, Precise Development along with Tchung Real Estate; and household names such as BIBD Ar-Rahnu, BIBD Tijarah, Fabrica, Max Track, Luzzone interior design, Flexa and Interline; Takaful coverage from Takaful Brunei Keluarga and Takaful Brunei Am, along with other members of the home building and renovation industries. Vendors such as Dbookhaus and Chlocits will also be present to provide visitors with their respective products.

This Showcase will also allow the customers to create any combination of design, concept, and house-setting instantly with these partners only a few feet away, on hand to help make that dream home one step closer.

 


Guest of honour touring around the BIBD Home Showcase at The Mall. Image courtesy of Hanisham Salleh.
 


 


Do ask around for BIBD’s Home Financing Specialists
 


A friend enquiring for a home? :p
 


Group photo with AMBD and management of BIBD. Image courtesy of Hanisham Salleh.

The Bank understands that home ownership is important; hence this showcase provides a platform for respective future homeowners to look at the exciting possibilities from real estate agents, as well as the opportunities to enhance their current homes.

BIBD also acknowledges the importance of owning a home at a younger age as they are able to take up the maximum repayment tenure of 25 years added with a lower monthly repayment, as opposed to owning a home at a later age with an increased monthly repayment. Home investment is also an important asset class investment where returns on investment can reach as high as 7 to 9%.

To find out more on any of BIBD’s products, services, and promotions, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bibdbrunei, log on to BIBD’s home page at www.bibd.com.bn, get in touch with the BIBD Contact Centre at 2238181 or visit your nearest BIBD branch.

 

  
 

Malppy.com 
 

If anyone of you might have noticed, Malppy.com has recently made some changes to their website. According to the Founder Simon Soo, Malppy’s goal has always been improving their customers’ shopping experience through continuous improvements on their products and customer service. Malppy has learned and taken customers’ feedback into great consideration on their new modification.

One of the new changes consist of the new product grouping categorization. This new fashion categories separation is said to be more friendly to shoppers from their survey. Another change also involves the enhancement of their search engine for quick searching. It was also learned that they have eliminated a good portion of their less popular products and are replacing them with even better quality and attractive ones. I was told to expect more major changes on their upcoming product line… So I guess we will have to keep an eye for that for awhile.

 


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On the obvious side, we can tell they are featuring their whole new Smart & Formal selection for Men & Women. According to Marketing Manager Shenny Tang, this is specially selected for those graduating soon or who have just graduated and are preparing their first step into their working life. “We believe the way one looks will create a lasting impression on others” quoted Shenny. Of course, the range is also for those who are already working. Quality of this range of products is specifically and carefully hand-picked through numbers of supplier to ensure its a good wear everyday by our newly appointed Product Manager Anna Yong.

Lastly, due to their VISA payment that is currently undergoing an upgrade (which is expected to be back anytime soon), they are promoting PAYPAL payment (which is one of my personal preference) for their current purchase. Customers who pay by Paypal on Malppy’s product from now until end of the month will receive a 10% rebate off the amount they are going to spend for their next purchase. Sounds good enough for me. So online shoppers, check them out at www.malppy.com and lets have a online shopping weekend.

 

  
 

Shoutout to netballers 
 


 


Attention to all Netball enthusiasts:- You are welcome to join the selection for Brunei Netball National Team to represent Brunei for international tournaments.

For briefing:- Where: Meeting Room, Coaching Unit, Stadium Hassanal Bolkiah, Berakas

When: Today – Thursday 25th September 2014 at 10am

 

  
 

Hmmm Green Curry 
 


Do try out the KFC Bangkok Green Curry Chicken. Me likes 😀

Green Curry…. This has been one of my favourite dish in general – the Green Curry Chicken. Now it’s available at KFC Brunei for a limited time only and the launch of the Bangkok Green Curry Combo was also coinciding with KFC newly opened branch at Brunei International Airport at the arrival hall.

The green curry gravy is a blend of spices, chillies, garlic, onions, ginger, galangal and coconut milk as well as a handful of green peas. It is served with KFC’s all-time favourite Hot and Spicy Chicken, along with hot steamy white rice and signature side dishes originated from KFC Thailand.

The KFC Bangkok Green Curry Chicken Meals are available in several combo options.

Combo A includes two pieces of chicken, green curry, white rice, a regular-sized coleslaw and a carbonated drink, all for the price of $7.30.

Combo B includes three pieces of chicken, green curry, white rice, and a carbonated drink at $8.90.

Meanwhile, the Green Curry Feast A, which would feed a group of four to five people, includes nine pieces of chicken, three white rice, two green curries, three regular- sized coleslaw, and four carbonated drinks at an affordable price of $28.90.

The Green Curry Feast B, on the other hand, is priced at $42.90 and includes 15 pieces of chicken, four white rice, a large-sized whipped potato, a large-sized Cheezy Wedges, three green curries, and a bottle of Pepsi. The green curry is also available as an add-on for just $0.90.

I just had the KFC Bangkok Green Curry for lunch yesterday and it was just perfect for me. So do give this a go especially for those who appreciate green curry. You can follow their Facebook page or also on instagram @kfcbrunei

 


A perfect meal for me
 


Acting Director of Civil Aviation (DCA), Hj Abd Karim Hj Abd Wahab, Acting Airport Manager Hj Joharry Hj Abdul Karim, Managing Director of KFC (B) Sdn Bhd Nel Ky Goh, Vice President of KFC (B) Sdn Bhd Del Goh and DCA Acting Deputy Director Lim Kee Ann and KFC Brunei Marketing Executive Jonathan Bong during the reopening of KFC outlet at the arrival hall of Brunei International Airport
 


The staff on duty at Airport branch
 


 


 

  
 

Anniversary Promotion 
 


It has been ten years for IA Salon and now they are running a special celebration promotion for their customers. I believe this salon has done a lot for the community especially towards the charitable foundations. Recently they held an interesting night which was for the Blind Association where IA salon and Fun Bee Park collaborated with Sorriso Restaurant for a “Dining in the Dark”.

It’s good to see a passionate and visionary leader such as Cecilia Lee, the lady behind IA Salon and she’s always traveling abroad to gain more knowledge in hair fashion, make-up and so on. In life, to learn more about yourself and your surroundings, you need to take that leap of faith which comes with risk and Cecilia Lee is no stranger to this.

Do try out their special promotion which runs until end of the year. You can reach for bookings by calling 242 3232 and business hours is from 10am to 8:30pm. IA Salon is located at ground floor, The Mall, next to Guardian.

 


Cecilia Lee, the lady behind IA Salon
 


One of the charity drives we did to promote the awareness of Breast Cancer
 

10th Year Anniversary  
 

Special Package  
 

From 23rd Sept to 31st Dec 

Package 1

• Hair Spa Scalp Treatment (90mins) – $55 ONLY

• Hair Spa Trico Bio Hair Treatment (90mins) $80 ONLY

• Ice Rebonding ALL LENGTH $135 ONLY

• Express Digital Perm ALL LENGTH $135 ONLY

ADDT’ L $30 FOR HAIR TREATMENT

(AFTER CHEMICAL SERVICES ONLY)

• Make up + Hairdo $50 ONLY

Package 2 (Monday to Thursday only)

• Manicure + Pedicure + Foot scrub — $35 ONLY (Usual Price $44)

• Manicure + Pedicure — $20 ONLY (Usual Price $26


Hair Scalp Treatment at IA Salon
 


Some of the hairstyles done at IA Salon
 

  
 

15
Aug

Wake me up

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Expendables 3 
 


Listen on our podcast review of The Expendables 3 with special guest Tiffany Yong on the Popcorn Panel

 

  
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Malppy.com  

 


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Introducing the new Sales Section at Malppy.com! You can now browse through all the sales items available in the online store and at the same time shop over thousands of quality products ranging from fashion apparels to your daily innovative novelties and more! Visit Malppy.com now to find out what is On Sale. Hurry while stock lasts!

Sign up with Malppy.com and subscribe to their e-newsletter to be the first one to get information on latest promotions, new arrivals, or events!

 

I love BK’s rendang 
 


I can’t believe it that it’s now available in Burger King in Brunei 😀

BURGER KING® Brunei introduces the BK Rendang Deluxe and BK Crispy Chicken Rendang limited only to the Hari Raya season.

The new Rendang sauce, unique to Burger King® comes with a spicy flavor that is in-tune with the festive season. Operations Manager, Saiful Zamhor noted that the selection of Rendang burgers will only be available for a limited time only.

“The Rendang sauce will blend well with local taste-buds as it is a flavour that can be easily accepted by Bruneians. We also offer in both proteins, chicken and beef, hopefully to cater to everyone,” said Saiful.

To cool off after a spicy Rendang meal, Burger King® Brunei is also now offering two dessert options, which is the Sundae Cone for a great value of $1.00 only. Should customers want something with more flavours and textures, the Hershey’s ® Sundae Pie, a product exclusive to Burger King worldwide is also made available and have been receiving great feedback from patron

“The Hershey’s ® Sundae Pie is really a unique product. As mentioned, Burger King® is the only brand in the world that has these pies, and they are a great addition to our snack and dessert’s selection where customers can enjoy at any time of the day,” said Saiful.

As for the Sundae Cups with Strawberry, Chocolate and Caramel toppings, those will be available in the coming weeks, whilst the Taro Pie, another unique product will be available in September.

“This will also be tied in with the launch of our extended range of coffee selection, making us the only Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) in Brunei that offers bean-to-cup coffee,” said Saiful.

All this will be in conjunction with Burger King® Brunei’s second outlet, located at the arrival hall of Brunei International Airport.

“We were looking at an opening in Q2 2014, but due to some unforeseen circumstances, we have pushed back the opening to Q3 2014, so customers can expect the opening to be somewhere in September,” said Saiful. He added: “We are working closely with authorities from the Department of Civil Aviation and we think it is the beginning of a great working relationship between the airport and ourselves.”

The response to Burger King has been extremely positive, which has prompted the brand to quickly expand with two more branches, with the third being in the Belait district with a target opening date in the fourth quarter of 2014.


Burger King – Hershey’s Sundae Pie
 


Burger King – $1 Ice-cream sundae cone
 

 

L’Occitane’s presence in Brunei 
 


Ms Nancy Ferriman, L’Occitane General Manager for South East Asia for L’Occitane, Ms Sally Lam, CEO of Livewelle Ventures, owner of the Brunei Franchise for L’Occitane and Mr Pierre Imhof, President of the French Brunei Business Association and also CEO of Baiduri Bank. Image courtesy of Mabohai Shopping Complex.

L’Occitane, the latest international brand to be launched in Brunei Darussalam, held its Grand Opening ceremony on 11th August 2014 at the Mabohai Shopping Complex.

The Chief Guest was the President of the French Brunei Business Association and also CEO of Baiduri Bank, Mr Pierre Imhof.  Mr Imhof delivered a warm speech welcoming L’Occitane into the business scene.  Mr. Imhof launched his speech by admiring the colour and floral and herbal scents which radiated from the L’Occitane store.  He congratulated L’Occitane for their opening and wished them success in their endeavours.

Ms Sally Lam, CEO of Livewelle Ventures, owner of the Brunei Franchise for L’Occitane took the guests on a journey of how L’Occitane originated in 1976 from the vision and passion of Olivier Baussan, founder of the company which grew into a world renowned establishment through their natural, traceable and active ingredients and products.   Ms Lam expressed her delight in bringing the brand to Brunei Darussalam and thanked the guests for attending today’s Grand Opening ceremony.

Attending on behalf of L’Occitane is their General Manager for South East Asia, Ms Nancy Ferriman, who said how delighted L’Occitane is to bring a little piece of the sunshine and beauty of the Provence region to Brunei through their Brunei store.   She encouraged the guests to try L’Occitane’s beautiful products and mentioned that a special men’s range is also available under their Verdon, L’Occitan and Verbena products using organic peppermint essential oil, lavender mixed with a peppery and nutmeggy wood scent, and organic verbena & lemony oils.

After the ribbon cutting ceremony, guests and the public were invited to tour the shop to view, test and buy L’Occitane’s wonderful products.  Several guests enjoyed taking photographs with their friends and of themselves against a large photo backdrop depicting a lavender field in full bloom in the South of France.  There was also a product sampling booth where guests were invited to try L’Occitane’s Best Sellers; Immortelle Divine Cream and Almond Milk Concentrate.

In conjunction with their Grand Opening, L’Occitane in partnership with Baiduri Bank Bhd, is offering Baiduri Bank’s Infinite and Platinum Card holders a B$10 Cash Voucher & a VIP Card with minimum purchase of B$100 nett.  This limited offer is valid until 10th September 2014.

L’OCCITANE offers a variety of personal care products, including face, body and hair care, and fragrances using ingredients gathered in the south of France and around the Mediterranean.  Renowned for its high-quality, effective and natural beauty products, L’OCCITANE is anchored in Provence, France, where the fragrant fields of Lavender are a constant reminder of the natural richness of this region.

The first L’OCCITANE store opened in 1981, in Provence. In 2013, L’OCCITANE had a presence in over 90 countries, with over 2,200 stores.

The Complex Manager of Mabohai Shopping Complex, Ms Yee-Man Cheng  said:

“With the debut of L’Occitane in Brunei Darussalam at the Mabohai Shopping Complex, we are delighted to welcome them as our newest tenant, occupying a prime unit on the first floor of the complex.  L’Occitane’s products are renowned internationally for their high quality beauty products and fragrances, developed following the principles of phytotherapy and aromatherapy.  We are especially proud that L’Occitane has decided to open their first store with us and we wish them success in their business venture.”

 


Mr Pierre Imhof, President of the French Brunei Business Association and also CEO of Baiduri Bank delivering his welcoming remarks
 


Ms Sally Lam, CEO of Livewelle Ventures, owner of the Brunei Franchise for L’Occitane delivering her welcoming remarks
 


Guest trying out the products
 


Check out L’Occitane’s products
 


Guest trying out the products
 


 


 


 


L’Occitane is located on 1st floor of Mabohai Shopping Complex
 

  
 

The Expendables 3 
 


Listen on our podcast review of The Expendables 3 with special guest Tiffany Yong on the Popcorn Panel

 

  
 

Foodpanda making its mark 
 


Wu Chun, owner of Fitness Zone and Claudio Abitante, Managing Director of Foodpanda Brunei exchanging documents for an interesting partnership between the two companies.

Last week, Foodpanda, the first food delivery service in Brunei, is now bringing healthy eating and convenience to households in Brunei with their new tie up with The Energy Kitchen & Fitness Zone. After a very successful launch, Foodpanda is very keen to add new restaurants and to expand to more areas in Brunei.

“We are constantly looking to bring greater variety of food to customers and healthy eating is definitely the upcoming trend everywhere around the world nowadays.” says Claudio Abitante, MD foodpanda.com.bn. “We hope of having healthy food and incorporating healthy living to Brunei. ” he adds.

The Energy Kitchen hopes to bring the concept of healthy eating to Bruneians, by encouraging them to “Join the EAT SMART Revolution” and “Enjoy Real Food”. They aim to prove that healthy food can taste good with flavorsome dishes like Baked Sweet Potato Wedges, Superfood Salad, The Energy Burger, Salmon Soba, etc, making it easier for Bruneians to get a healthy meal.

“We have always envisioned people having healthier alternatives to whatever that is available out there – now working with foodpanda – healthy meals are much more easily accessible to everyone out there and everyone should try to eat a balance diet and have an active lifestyle in order to achieve a good quality of life!” says Wu Chun, Owner of The Energy Kitchen & Fitness Zone. “We think this will be a very meaningful partnership between Finess Zone, The Energy Kitchen and Foodpanda”.

Established less than a month ago, Foodpanda Brunei is fast becoming a household name in Brunei as a new way to order and enjoy food. Currently with more than 20 restaurants, foodpanda is not charging a delivery fee for most restaurants to enable Bruneians to try out their service.

“I think this would really suit a busy person such as myself who sometimes finds it very difficult to find healthy food – sometimes I even miss my meals due to my busy schedule! Well, not any more with foodpanda and The Energy Kitchen. Now, i can really nourish my body with superfood with the help of The Energy Kitchen ” says Jamillah, a local health enthusiast.Fitness Zone, the biggest health club in Brunei will come in as the official health partner with Food panda.

Order a minimum of $15 from food panda and customers will receive a 1 week membership to this international standard health club. According to Wu Chun, ” This collaboration is in line with Fitness Zone CSR project to encourage Bruneians to stay an active lifestyle and enjoy the many good things life can bring to you when you are fit and healthy!”

From the overwhelming response to their launch, foodpanda.com.bn are now looking to aggressively grow by expanding to other parts of Brunei and adding in more restaurants to their list. Besides delivery, foodpanda.com.bn also offers take-away and pre-order options. Customers can skip queues and order food on the go or pre-order meals from their favorite restaurants. Currently delivery orders are taken via their website and mobile application on iOS, Google Play and Windows
Store.

For more information, please call Fitness Zone at 2233338 and The Energy Kitchen at 2233323 or visit our website www.fitnesszone.com.bn or facebook – FitnesszoneBrunei.


The cute Foodpanda balls
 


One of the healthy dishes from Energy Kitchen
 


The signing ceremony between Wu Chun and Claudio Abitante
 


Wu Chun with the Brunei team of Foodpanda
 

Foodpanda, here for the long run 
 

Now isn’t this an awesome deal? They just received additional fundings and this time, in the figure of USD 60 million in a new financing from a group of investors including existing backer Rocket Internet AG.

Did you know that Foodpanda is only two years old? It’s amazing how they have created such a phenomena in the past years or so. Amazing indeed! They are quite big in other countries and Brunei just launched the Foodpanda services a few weeks ago and the orders have steadily increased, considering its smaller market size as compared to other countries.

The additional funds will help Foodpanda to penetrate to other markets in Asian, Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Latin America.

According to the news online, there are other major players such as GrubHub, Just-Eat and Delivery Hero that also provide similar services. For your info, Brunei also have their own home-grown food delivery service app and it’s called Food Fuel created by a start-up company DotRoot Technologies.


Screenshot taken on Reuters’ news on Foodpanda. Click to read more.
 

  
 

 

18
Jul

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
 

  
 

Acer Liquid Smartphones

 

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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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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!

 

  
 

Malppy.com 
 

World Cup is over? NOT for Malppy! Malppy.com is going all out with their final world cup fever sales this weekend with their massive 30% on their favorite features items.  Visit Malppy.com to see the selected features items and grab them now with a 3 days FREE delivery or self collection in their office anytime. Crazy discount like this dont happen all the time, hurry while stock last! (SALES valid only from Friday to Sunday)


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11
Jul

#Always

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

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BIBD Delights 
 

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Peugeot Hari Raya Promotion 
 


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Citroën Brunei 
 


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FoodPanda Brunei 
 


It’s super big in Malaysia and now it’s made available in Brunei Darussalam. In Malaysia, there are almost 580 restaurants listed in Food Panda which is a mobile app and web-based for food ordering and delivery service provider. Now it’s good to see such a reputable company such as Food Panda to be in Brunei and it’s slowly making waves as the online orders are increasing day by day.

So far, Food Panda has partnered with 20 restaurants such as Ximply Chriz, Kitaro Japanese, Swensen’s, KFC and Burger King to name a few in Brunei. Last week, I conducted a special free voucher for my instagram followers to increase the awareness of Food Panda existence in Brunei and it worked. People were ordering and there was a huge spike in terms of orders from Food Panda and Burger King was the popular order among the lot.

Recently Claudio Abitante, the Managing Director of Foodpanda Brunei, was in the country to meet up with potential restaurants to be listed in Food panda. He believes that Food Panda will be as popular as in Malaysia because Bruneians love to eat.

For the moment, the delivery service is currently limited to residents of Brunei-Muara and hopefully it will extend to other districts after they finalized with the logistics. I have to say it’s not that easy especially for logistic purposes and currently, FoodPanda is utilizing TNT Brunei in providing the delivery service.

Two days ago, FoodPanda Brunei is now available on three platforms – IOS, Google Play and Window, and now you can order your favourite food from your smart phone. So do give it a try and you will amazed that to see food being delivered to your doorsteps.

Do mind the delays on some of the deliveries and FoodPanda Brunei is still finding ways to expedite the process for the convenience of the customers.

From time to time, FoodPanda Brunei will be running a few gimmick promotions and you will get some FREE vouchers from FoodPanda which you can use for your orders. You can also visit their website page – foodpanda.com.bn too. Happy hunting for food 😀


Now available on the tip of your fingers
 


Do download the app on your smartphone
 


Don’t forget to register yourself
 


Yay, I’m a registered user
 


So far, the delivery is within Bandar Seri Begawan
 


The good thing is that they have logs on your previous orders. So far, I have yet to make an order 😀
 


Some of the restaurants listed in FoodPanda Brunei
 


You can check out their website too
 


This is how the delivery man will carry – a FoodPanda bag in the near future
 


Claudio Abitante, the Managing Director of FoodPanda Brunei, is happy that FoodPanda is slowing making an impact in Brunei
 

  
15% discount at Malppy 

Something huge and exiting for this week’s Weekend Promotion. Enjoy storewide shopping at 15% discount; from women accessories to men clothing to kids’ shoes, basically everything you can find from Malppy! Do your last minute shopping with just a few clicks away and be ready for Raya.

How to Shop:

Go to www.malppy.com and register an account for free.
Once logged in, browse any item you want to buy and add to cart.
Once you’re done shopping, proceed to view cart
Type in [DISCOUNT] at Use Coupon Code and proceed to checkout
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Apart from this big discount, this week Malppy is featuring Valentino Inspired Rockstuds sandals for children. Every little girls’ dream shoe; for the little ones that love to dress up like mommy can do so now with these cute sandals. This featured sandal is at only B$23.90 instead of B$32.90, even better, you can use this week coupon code to get another 15% discount of the promo price! There are more colours to choose from, so what are you waiting for? Visit Malppy today.

 

Samo Furniture Sale 
 


It’s that time of the year again and Samo Furniture, that little vintage store in Kiulap, known for its eclectic choice of items, is currently having a storewide sale starting July 7 for the upcoming festive season. For those of you who has been eyeing some of their unique collectables, now is the time to start shopping! Head on over to their little shop in Kiulap, Unit No 27, ground floor, Bangunan Lim Eng Ming (same block as vintage rose). You can also follow them on Instagram @samofurniture


Wanting a Shahsaran (Iran) authentic persian carpet? Available at Samo Furniture
 


Ladderax Shelf Unit
 


Brown leather sofa
  
 

Aspire E Series 
 


Aspire E Series available at Concepts Computer
 

 

Ready to take US by storm 
 


Dayat, Elizabeth, Eden, Maria, Joanna, Ruby, Bridget, Shian Li, Adi Farhan and Jeffery at the Brunei International Airport

Last year,there were three representatives. This year, Brunei are sending 9 participants and this shows that Bruneians have what it takes with their talents. Yesterday nine of them took off for the United States to represent Brunei in the World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA). In other words, it’s the official “Talent Olympics” and it’s a good avenue to aspire more talents. This is a great opportunity for the participants to be exposed to the real competition and also compete against other performers around the world.

Last year, Fakhrul Razi made to the finals of WCOPA 2013 and bagged a few gold medals while Kevin Lo earned scholarships from the acting academy and notching a few gold medals whereas Maria Grace Koh earned silver medals from last year’s awards. The only one returning back to Hollywood is Maria while the rest are new to the competition.

Jeffrey Cadayong of Prismworks Event Management is confident that Brunei will bring in more medals and also earn more gold medals. The Brunei candidates have been working very hard and they had their final rehearsal at Expression Music before taking off for their adventure to Hollywood. I saw bits of pieces of Ruby Chong’s performance and I was super amazed already by this lady talent and I have seen her sing in public events.

Both sisters Eden Chiam and Shian Li Chiam are also selected for the USA trip who will performing vocal and instrument respectively in the junior category. They are the youngest of the lot. Elizabeth Sim and Joanna Kwan will be representing Brunei in the senior acting category. As for the senior vocal category, former champion of P2F Hidayat Hj Ahim, Ruby Chong, Bridget Ang and Md Adi Farhan will represent the country.

Will any of them reach the finals of the WCOPA like Fakhrul Razi did? I do have faith in them and they will make more waves this time round. Last year, Brunei won the “Spirit Award” and also the winning viral photo which happened to be my photo on social media.

Good luck to all the participants and do keep us posted. Too bad this year I won’t be joining them to the States. Maybe next year when the time is right. Do follow their updates on instagram @officialwcopabrunei

 


Dayat with his family and friends, sending him off
 


Ruby Chong and her cute nephew
 


Adi Farhan with his family members
 


Brunei delegates with the family members
 


Bridget Ang with her family and friends
 


The Chiam family 😀
 


A shot with the celebrities 😀
 

  
 

Donations of footballs from Grand Motors 

Grand Motors Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in Brunei Darussalam is at the forefront of the companies supporting football in the country. Kia Motors, one of the official automotive partners in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ further compliments the youthfulness, dynamism and excitement of its products through active participation in sports marketing.

For the past years, Grand Motors has supported several sports events like tennis, golf and football. This year, Grand Motors extends the spirit of the world’s most famous football tournament and donates more than 100 footballs to different schools in the country to further expand this advocacy. As one of the company’s newest corporate social responsibility (CSR) endeavors, this program is in line with its advocacy of youth empowerment through sports. Among the schools in Brunei, the following were the recipients of the KIA-FIFA footballs: Co-Curriculum Education Department for Sports School, Jerudong International School, International School Brunei and Seri Mulia Sarjana International School.

According to Grand Motors’ Managing Director Frankie Ho, “Kia Brunei believes that through sports, our youth will grow up to be responsible and active adults who will strengthen the backbone of our society”. He also added, “Through this program, we aim to develop the skills and interest of the students in this global sport to further reinforce fair play and team spirit”.

Kia has been an Official Automotive Partner of FIFA since 2007, including the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ and UEFA EURO 2012™, and has recently strengthened their involvement in the game with an unprecedented long-term commitment of extending their partnership with FIFA until 2022.


Mr. Ambrose Nathan, Chief Financial Officer of International School Brunei receives the footballs in behalf of their school.
 


Grand Motors’ Executive Director Pg Hj Abdul Qahar Bin PSD Maj Gen (R) Pg Hj Ibnu Basith ceremoniously hands over the footballs to the Director of Co-Curriculum Education Department, Pg Suhaimi Bin Pg Hj Bakar and receiving it is Sports School Deputy Principal Mohammad Norilham Jais
 


Receiving the balls from KIA Sales Manager Ms. Jacqueline Koh are representatives from Jerudong International School with their Sports Director Mr. Chris McGeorge
 


Group photo with Grand Motors

27
Jun

#T4entertainlyDisappoints

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

The Popcorn Panel 

 

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TESS recipients of 2014 
 


Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Mohd Yasmin Hj Umar, the Energy Minister taking a selfie with Teo Jyh Herng and Muhd Waifuddin, the recipients of Total Education Scholarship Scheme (TESS). Image courtesy of Danial Norjidi of Borneo Bulletin.
A signing ceremony was held at the Business Centre, The Empire Hotel & Country Club, between Total and the recipients of the Total Education Scholarship Scheme (TESS). The two top students, Muhd Wafiuddin Hj Ismail from Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah College (Maktab Duli) and Teo Jyh Herng from Tutong Sixth Form Centre (PTE Tutong) will pursue their to pursue higher education in France.

Witnessing the signing ceremony was Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Mohd Yasmin Hj Umar, the Energy Minister. Also present were the Permanent Secretary of Upstream at EDPMO Hjh Rosmawatty Hj Abd Mumin and the Managing Director of PetroleumBRUNEI Dato Paduka Hj Matsatejo Sokiaw.

Under the scheme, the students will first be enrolled in a foundation programme in L’Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) in Tours, and after their undergraduate and postgraduate have an opportunity to work with Total. The scheme is a collaboration between Total E&P Deep Offshore Borneo B V (TEPDOB) together with the Commercial Area Joint Venture Partners, Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office (EDPMO) and supported by PetroleumBRUNEI.

Muhd Wafiuddin will be studying physics, while Teo will be studying mechanical engineering.

According to Yves Grosjean, General Manager of Total , the first batch of five scholars were performing very well in their respective fields of studies, with one top in her course out of 132 students, while the four others are all in the Top 10 of their respective courses.

Yves said this is due to the quality of the students and the quality of the scheme. He believed it is their core business, being able to bring opportunities like this for further development in the country. Both new students are great testimony of the quality of students from Brunei.

The Minister was very proud of the students and he thanked Total for their contribution in investing in people for Brunei.

 


Yves Grosjean, General Manager of Total in welcoming remarks
 


The signing ceremony
 


Muhd Waifuddin, the recipient of Total Education Scholarship Scheme (TESS)
 


Teo Jyh Herng, the recipient of Total Education Scholarship Scheme (TESS)
 


 


The press interviewing the Minister and the students
 

  
 

Brunei Halal at CF 
 

Brunei Halal once again is participating at the Consumer Fair 14 (Purple Zone) at the Plenary Hall of ICC. There are lots of exciting new products, promotions and even Spin & Win activity. So do check out the new Brunei Halal products being sold at CF before launching them into the supermarket such as the Paratha folds. There will be showcasing recipes from Youth Development Centre (Pusat Pembangunan Belia) Cooking & Culinary graduates with their recipe creations with Brunei Halal products as their base such as Fried Squid Aloo Saag, Corned Beef Fried Rice, Chicken Mughlai Kurma, just to name a few.  You are more than welcome to try out their samples.

 


The team from Brunei Halal
 


The chefs from Youth Development Centre cooking with Brunei Halal recipes
 


Highly recommended recipes from Brunei Halal
 


Now they also come in frozen packets
 

  
 

Find your prefect pair… or TWO! 
 


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This week, Malppy Weekend promotion is all about looking cool! Malppy is bringing you the exclusive range of our new Supplier of  Laviss Sunglasses for the men and ladies. You can get this range at B$23.90 instead of B$28.90 this weekend only as our introductory offer. Type ‘Laviss’ on the search box of Malppy website  to view more from them. Design glasses from Laviss is very unique and doesnt stock high. New design will be updated regularly and once a product is sold out, it will never come back again.  So don’t miss out, find your perfect pair! Have a great weekend everyone Brunei!

 

  
 


Check out SnapFeed and download the app to your phone and win gifts too

Wanna win freebies or gifts? It’s simple. Just download SnapFeed on your smartphone and visit Consumer Fair at ICC. A new mobile application SnapFeed has launched at the Consumer Fair 2014. It is an all-in-one application that delivers consumers with the latest promotions, deals, events, news and is also a centre for business information. It has a business directory feature with business profile information from over 740 businesses plus their branch information. Consumers can easily access product information, contact details, opening hours, and more, of their favourite businesses. The App currently supports Apple devices running ios 7.1 and above, and is best optimized for Android version 4.2.2 and above, and is available on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

One of the key functionalities of the App would be the use of QR code technology to make it easy for both consumers and businesses. For businesses they will be able to track redemption of deals or loyalty card stamps to help better understand their marketing campaigns, while consumers gain the benefit of having all their vouchers and loyalty card digitized and will only have to flash their QR code at merchant outlets to gain benefits. This implementation would begin starting 16th of July and consumers can expect to see more tailored offerings and start getting rewarded for their spend.

As part of the launch at Consumer Fair, users who have downloaded and registered an account on the app can visit the SnapFeed booth to claim a free gift. With over 10,000 gifts to giveaway featuring partners such as KFC, Burger King, Modesto Bistro & Grill, Lof Bakery, Netcom Computer House, Auntie Anne’s, Dapur Penyet, Each-A-Cup, Yeo’s, Sosro, Caprisonne etc. these gifts are expected to be distributed quickly while stocks lasts.

 


Ting See Chung, Managing Director of Snapfeed and Adrian Wong, the app developer of Snapfeed at their booth. Do meet them and learn more about Snapfeed
 


 


Catch them at ICC during the Consumer Fair
 


 


Download on your smartphones now and redeem your prizes. There are ten vendors to choose from.
 


Some of the gifts that you can win simply by downloading the Snapfeed app
 


 

  
 

Hari Raya promo for Volkswagen 

A message from Maju Motors: Dear Followers

Looking for your first Volkswagen or your next one? Here is a deal set just for you. Any inquiries can be done by private messaging us on this page.

Hope to hear from you soon and happy fasting to everyone who is.

 


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Trash to Treasure Campaign (T3) 
 

The Trash to Treasure Campaign today saw a big turnout at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, Berakas, exceeding its target of 200kg of recyclables.

With some 20 registrations from today alone, the T3 campaign successfully collected 546kg of trash from members of the public. The trash collected comprised 488kg of paper, 27kg of plastic, 8kg of aluminium, 2kg of metals and 21kg of electronic wastes.

The campaign, targeted at households and businesses, also generated the interest of a number of schools to participate in the campaign. “Our aim is to encourage people to recycle at home and at work. We are taking small steps to instill this positive habit,” said Asia Inc Forum’s conference manager, Nanette Ramos.

Through the T3 Campaign, Asia Inc Forum hopes to extend the habit of recycling from schools to households and businesses. Schools that are interested to participate in the campaign are encouraged to get their students to register their households, Ramos said.

Today’s T3 campaign marked the first collection, with its second and final collection scheduled to take place on August 10 at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, Berakas. The campaign was held in conjunction with the National Environment Conference, to promote environmentally-conscious lifestyle and build a sustainable living environment in Brunei.

The highest recyclers from each category (household and business) will receive prizes during the National Environment Conference on 13th August 2014. All the proceeds raised from the recycling campaign will be donated to participating NGOs to fund for their environmental projects.

The T3 Campaign is a joint initiative between Asia Inc Forum, the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (JASTRe) of the Ministry of Development, and Daikyo Environmental Recycling together with the conference partners; with TOTAL E&P Borneo B.V., Butra Heidelberg Cement, Baiduri Bank, and Brunei Press.

For more information, please contact Low Leng May at may.low@asiaincforum.com, or call 2226555 ext 10. Text and images courtesy of Asia Inc Forum.

 


 


 


 


 

  
 

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