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21
Jun

#StarStruckStill

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Acer Liquid Smartphones

 

Check out Acer Liquid smartphones
 

 

Icon Design Store

 

 
Click to enter website
 
 

 

Swipe for rewards 
 

Click image to enter BIBD website
 

Peugeot Hari Raya Promotion 
 


Click image to enter Peugeot Brunei’s website
 

 

The happening Fiesta 
 

Well, my body seem to be doing great because it seems a while since I actually organised a FIFA gaming tournament. This kinda of tournaments will take up most of my days and I will totally dedicate my time to make sure the tournament runs smoothly. Yesterday was the first day of the Hua Ho FIFA 14 tournament and around 90 participants took part in the event yesterday in the World Cup and Knock out category.

Today the tournament continues and we see the likes of Hanif Hamzah, a former champion in my tournament, who bowed out in the last 32 after a thrilling 4-3 defeat to Izzul. However, Hanif will rejoining today through re-entry and try his luck. There are new faces that are making headlines at the FIFA 14 tournament. Tomorrow will be the last 16 for both World Cup and Knockout category.

There are still slots for the Knock-Out category if you are interested. Good luck to all and thank you to @huahosports for collaborating with me on running this tournament. Also a big thanks to the volunteers as well. I’m truly honoured with your support and contribution.

So do drop by later today at Hua Ho Manggis Mall to check out the Football Fiesta and you can also get your face painted too with your favourite World Cup team.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

Shop at Malppy.com 
 


Check out the ladies’ jerseys

The World Cup has been the talk of town! Brunei is not missing out with Hua Ho Manggis launching the first ever Hua Ho Football Fiesta in their Manggis branch. Come join in the fun with lots of exciting games and activities hosted by several sponsors. You can also find interesting World Cup merchandise from our Malppy’s first ever pop up store too.

As usual, we are back with our Weekend sales. This week, in conjunction with the World Cup fever, we let the ladies to keep up with the game with our beautiful Ladies World Cup Jersey. For this Friday and Saturday only, you can get this range at B$22.90 instead of B$29.90. So don’t miss out! Have a great weekend and may your favorite team win!

 

  
 

YMRM thanks their customers 
 


YMRM wants to send its appreciation towards their customers for their continuous support and YMRM promises for more surprises. Get the best deals in town at YMRM and Hari Raya is just around the corner
 


This was the really super crazy sale that took place last Wednesday
 


Awesome crowd at Tungku Link branch of Galleria YMRM. Even my friends saw the traffic from the highway.
 


Oh, apparently the sales didn’t come along with the mannequin so I had to return it *lol*
 

  
 

Brunei at CommunicAsia2014 
 

CommunicAsia 2014 came to a successful conclusion on 20th June 2014. The event attracted international trade attendees and ended positively with visitors, exhibitors and delegates having plenty of opportunities to network, discuss current trends, witness product launches and gain insightful knowledge through the Summit sessions.

The Brunei Darussalam Pavilion received its fair share of attention with 2 product launches and visits by the Ministers of Communications from Brunei and Singapore. It also played host to over 1,000 visitors from Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Oman, Philippines, Indonesia to name a few. Most visitors were interested in local innovation platforms and market entry. Exhibitors at the Brunei Darussalam Pavilion agreed that this international platform provided an ideal opportunity to extend their business networks and gain insight into global market trends.

The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) was also approached to participate in similar exhibitions in the United States of America and Australia to explore the possibilities of entering those markets. AITI will consider future participation if it benefits and advances our mission to encourage ICT industry development

AITI intends to continue flying the Brunei flag at CommunicAsia 2015 which will be held in June 2015. Interested exhibitors can find more information on our website, www.aiti.gov.bn or email info@aiti.gov.bn

 


The Minister of Communications with the Brunei government officials and delegates at the Brunei Pavilion at CommunicAsia2014
 

 

Order your hampers soon! 
 

Brunei Halal is gearing up for the festivities with their Hari Raya hamper packages, available now for order. The hampers feature delicious local treats and goodies from the Brunei Halal brand. To place orders, call their office at 238 4533 during office hours: Monday-Thursday from 8am to 5pm, Fridays from 8am to 12 noon and 2 to 5pm.

Opening Hours during Ramadhan:

Monday-Thursday from 8am to 4pm

Fridays from 8am to 12noon

Brunei Halal will also be at the upcoming Consumer Fair at the International Convention Centre from 25-28 June where patrons can place their hamper orders and make a deposit.

 


Tasty treats for $50 and closing order date is 18th July 2014
 


Tasty treats for $50 and closing order date is 18th July 2014
 


You can catch Brunei Halal’s booth at BIMP-EAGA Expo at The Airport Mall. Tomorrow (Sunday) will be the last day
 

  
 

 

Only at Concepts Computer 
 


 


 

  
 

20
Jun

#JustGreat

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

The happening Fiesta 

 

Well, my body seem to be doing great because it seems a while since I actually organised a FIFA gaming tournament. This kinda of tournaments will take up most of my day (and my energy) but I will totally dedicate my time to make sure the tournament runs smoothly. Yesterday was the first day of the Hua Ho FIFA 14 tournament and around 90 participants took part in the event yesterday in the World Cup and Knock out category.

Today the tournament continues and we see the likes of Hanif Hamzah, a former champion in my tournament, who bowed out in the last 32 after a thrilling 4-3 defeat to Izzul. However, Hanif will rejoining today through re-entry and try his luck. There are new faces that are making headlines at the FIFA 14 tournament. Tomorrow will be the last 16 for both World Cup and Knockout category.

There are still slots for the Knock-Out category if you are interested. Good luck to all and thank you to @huahosports for collaborating with me on running this tournament. Also a big thanks to the volunteers as well. I’m truly honoured with your support and contribution.

So do drop by later today at Hua Ho Manggis Mall to check out the Football Fiesta and you can also get your face painted too with your favourite World Cup team.



















  

 

Peugeot Hari Raya Promotion 
 


Click image to enter Peugeot Brunei’s website
 

  
 

Shop at Malppy.com 
 


Check out the ladies’ jerseys

The World Cup has been the talk of town! Brunei is not missing out with Hua Ho Manggis launching the first ever Hua Ho Football Fiesta in their Manggis branch. Come join in the fun with lots of exciting games and activities hosted by several sponsors. You can also find interesting World Cup merchandise from our Malppy’s first ever pop up store too.

As usual, we are back with our Weekend sales. This week, in conjunction with the World Cup fever, we let the ladies to keep up with the game with our beautiful Ladies World Cup Jersey. For this Friday and Saturday only, you can get this range at B$22.90 instead of B$29.90. So don’t miss out! Have a great weekend and may your favorite team win!

 

  
 

Bruneians at Communicasia 
 

For the sixth consecutive year, the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) leads participation in CommunicAsia, and this year AITI has included eleven home grown ICT businesses in the Brunei Pavilion. On the first day, Brunei’s Minister of Communications, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar, visited the Brunei Darussalam Pavilion. He witnessed two signing ceremonies and officiated the launching of two “Made in Brunei” applications. Also present to witness the signing ceremonies was Minister for Information, Communications and Arts of the Republic of Singapore, Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim.

On the same afternoon, the two (2) Ministers witnessed the signing of the agreement for consultancy services to develop an ICT Manpower Masterplan and training for the development of an ICT Industry Competency Framework between AITI and IDA International Pte Ltd. Signing on behalf of AITI was its Chief Executive, Haji Yahkup bin Haji Menudin while IDA International Pte Ltd was represented by Chief Executive Officer Mr. Vincent Wong Wah Kit. This partnership aims to analyse challenges and provide solutions to Human Resources Development (HRD), ICT manpower demand and skill needs and also build ICT human resources to meet national needs.

The second signing was a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalise cooperation between Halbase Company and Islamic Singapore Networks to promote “Made in Brunei” Islamic applications in Singapore. Signing on behalf of Halbase Company was Mr. Rushdi Dato Ibrahim and ISGN was represented by Mr. Fadzuli Wahab.

Both Ministers toured the Brunei Darussalam Pavilion and were introduced to the exhibitors before the Brunei Darussalam’s Minister of Communications consented to launch new products by PHMD Publishing Company and SocialBuzz Advertising.

 


Brunei’s Minister of Communications, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar and Minister for Information, Communications and Arts of the Republic of Singapore, Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim witnessed the MoU between AITI and IDA International Pte Ltd

Rushdi Dato Ibrahim of Halbase Company signing with Fadzuli Wahab of ISGN while the two ministers witnessed

PHMD Publishing Company (www.phmdpublishing.com) launched MindPlus, a mobile learning application which provides accurate and validated information or educators, parents and students. The MindPlus platform itself is flexible enough to adapt to different types and methods of education such as professional training and academic knowledge. To prove the concept, MindPlus currently focuses on Islamic Knowledge to tap on the global Muslim market.

SocialBuzz Advertising (www.thegigland.com) launched The Gigland (beta). This is a global geo-location based micro-tasking marketplace. The platform gives users’ unique location a whole new meaning and a way to capitalise on new ways to perform specific micro tasks and monetise their skills.

AITI brings Brunei businesses to CommunicAsia to extend their global reach and provide an opportunity to keep up with technology trends. This allows our home grown businesses to benchmark themselves against international innovators and further develop their businesses.

For more information please visit the business websites, www.aiti.gov.bn or email info@aiti.gov.bn

 


SocialBuzz Advertising launching beta version of The Gigland

PHMD Publishing Company launching MindPlus
 

  
 

13
Jun

#WorldCupFever

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Dugout Treble World Cup podcast 

 


Check out the debut podcast of Dugout Treble which is dedicated to World Cup highlights, news and opinions starring Rano Iskandar and co-host Jason Rumpun and special guest Cyril in the first episode.

 

  

 

How To Train Your Dragon 2 
 


Check out our podcast review of this popular sequel

 

  
 

Brazil pass the 1st test 
 


Now.. something just doesn’t add up here. I was disappointed with their performance yesterday and furthermore, the audio was pretty bad. I still prefer Shakira’s song or even Ricky Martin’s. The opening ceremony didn’t raise any goosebumps for me. A bit of a letdown.
 


I kinda like these costumes at least during the opening ceremony

Finally after four years, the World Cup is back!! But am I hyped up as before? Hmmmm hard to say but apparently not that fired up. I didn’t even know that the opening ceremony was last night until 8 hours before the opening ceremony, thinking it will fall today. Anyway, what are my thoughts of the opening ceremony? Not really much to shout about but the costumes were interesting enough and it was good to see children and kids participating. Other than that, it’s kinda disappointing really.

Few of my friends from Brunei were there for the opening ceremony and the first match of the World Cup 2014 between host Brazil and Croatia. Awesome!!! One of my bucket lists was to actually travel across the world to catch a World Cup match one day. That day will come but not Brazil. So a probable chance in Russia in 2018 or Qatar 2022 that I would travel there. My friends will be flying off to another destination to catch Uruguay vs Costa Rica and if I’m not mistaken, they will be catching a total of 5 to 6 matches in Brazil. Oh man, I’m so jealous 🙁

We  just recently started a podcast on World Cup news called the Dugout Treble and there will be more episodes coming soon. I have also create a McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy League. You can join my league by clicking here. Good luck!!!


Neymar scored from the penalty spot and it was a tough fight for the host nation
 


The crowd at the stadium yesterday. Image by Sim Yuan.
 


Brunei represent… Image by Sim Yuan.
 


They caught the opening ceremony yesterday. Image by Sim Yuan.
 


Check out the debut podcast of Dugout Treble which is dedicated to World Cup highlights, news and opinions starring Rano Iskandar and co-host Jason Rumpun and special guest Cyril in the first episode.

 

  
 

Audi Q7 S Line Sport Edition 
 


Audi Q7 S Line Sport Edition
The Audi Q7, described as one of the ‘big boys’ of SUVs, with its powerful and efficient engines and standard eight-speed tiptronic offers luxurious driving comfort. Now it makes its return with the Q7 S Line Sport Edition, a sporty styling package with wheel arch extensions, bigger front air intakes with high gloss slates, lower bumper spoilers, stainless steel skid plates and dual oval tail pipes integrated into the rear bumper.

Inside the Audi Q7, there are 27 possible seating combinations and ample room to take equipment for recreational or outdoor sports. When the seatbacks in the second row are folded down, the cargo capacity increases from a volume of 775 litres (27.37 cubic feet) to 2035 litres (71.87 cubic ft).

The engine line-up for the Audi Q7 maintains a six-cylinder diesel engine supercharged V6 unit 3.0 TDI quattro with 180 kW (245hp) with an impressive 550Nm (405.65 lb-ft) of torque.

A power tailgate comes as standard for the Audi Q7, and a rail-based load securing set for baggage is available for sports, recreation and vacation travel. Audi offers the assistance system Audi side assist for safer lane changes. A top of the infotainment line-up is MMI combined with the BOSE Surround Sound and the large panorama roof is also included.

 


 


 


 


 


 

  
 

Royal Skies at Frescho 
 


Earn more miles
Introducing Freshco Brunei as Royal Skies Latest Partner!

Today, 13 June: Earn 10 Royal Skies miles for every BND10 spent when you shop.

From 07:00pm:

The First 50 customers will stand a chance to win 5000 miles, prizes and enjoy our exciting activities.

From 14 June to 13 July 2014:

Earn double miles with a minimum spending of BND15 in a single receipt.

See you and Lets shop at Freshco, Plaza Abdul Razak, Seri Batu 1.

 

  
 

Annual blood donation 
 

Green bankers rolled up their sleeves yesterday to contribute to an important cause: blood donation. The event, hosted every year, was held at the Learning & Development Centre at Baiduri Bank Head Office.

This year’s blood donation drive was organized with the theme “Everyone has a Type” aimed to help replenish the low blood supplies faced by the National Blood Bank at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.

Senior Manager of Baiduri Bank’s Human Resources and Finance Division and member of the Baiduri Bank Management Committee, Ms Veronica Chong, said that blood donating is a good practice, and she has been doing it every year during the drive.

“There is an overall feeling of goodness and satisfaction when donating blood,” she said. “A lot of people are fearful of donating blood because of the needle but it’s not painful, and donating only one pint of blood can save up to three lives.”

“One advice I have for them is to stay relaxed. If you are scared of needles, look away, or better yet, talk with your colleagues, I’m sure they’ll also appreciate the distraction.”

The event was organised as part of the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. It is an annual event held to aid patients in need of specific types of blood urgently.

The Baiduri Bank Group is also an active supporter and major sponsor of the annual World Blood Donor Day.

Baiduri Bank Group has also just wrapped up their yearly charity golf event, The Baiduri Masters – an initiative that regularly provides financial support for child development programmes in Brunei such as Pusat Ehsan, Child Development Centre (CDC), SMARTER and the Learning Ladders Society. Press release and images courtesy of Baiduri Bank.

 


 


 


 


 

  
 

Plus magazine 
 


Rachel, Manager of Fitness Zone, Wu Chun owner of Fitness Zone with Kee Lee Loo of Nexploit Services

On 12th June 2014, Fitness Zone and Nexploit Services co-hosted the signing and officiating ceremony of Plus magazine. A health and lifestyle related magazine that made its debut earlier this month.

With only a week of their soft debut on the 4th of June, Plus magazine made quite a numbers of impacts within the current community. The magazine readership rate is adopting and increasing at a steady pace due to the current demand of health related articles.

Plus works closely with the Ministry of Health in delivering contents that would greatly benefits the public. Fitness Zone on the other hand is into health and wellbeing’s through fitness. Both companies have the same goal aligned, and that is to stir up the interest of the public to implement a healthy change and divert the public into adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Plus Magazine uses physical copies and digital contents integration to reach out to the public with health and lifestyle related articles and contents that are beneficial and interesting to read. Fitness Zone offers wide range of services for both genders and also programs that caters for each individual’s needs.

To celebrate the signing and officiating ceremony, Plus and Fitness Zone will be co-organizing an Instagram and Newsletter Subscription contest. 10 lucky winners will get to walk away with prizes and one grand winner will be awarded with signed copies of Wu Chun’s biography book and diary planner.

For more information please visit Plus Facebook Page and Fitness Zone Facebook Page.

 


The signing ceremony yesterday
 


Get a copy of Plus magazine
 

  
 

Malppy at Hua Ho Manggis 
 


Catch this match on Saturday, 14th June

In conjunction of this event, Malppy.com is welcoming everyone to join celebrating the first ever Hua Ho Football Fiesta held at Hua Ho Department Store (Manggis Branch) from the 14th till 22nd June 2014. We’ll be selling range of 2014 World Cup Merchandise! So footie fans in Brunei, what’re you waiting for? Shop and cheer with malppy.com. See you there!

 

  
 

KFC 11 Foosball Challenge 
 


It’s happening now at Hua Ho Manggis Mall

Continuing the Football action, a KFC organized foosball competition is available at the Hua Ho fiesta that is taking place from 10th to 22nd June 2014 at Hua Ho Manggis Mall in conjunction with the World Cup that is taking place in Brazil. Called the KFC 11 Foosball Challenge, participants will get a chance to test their skills at the table where top 32 contestants will be selected to play in the qualifying rounds representing the 32 countries that is currently competing at Brazil.

1st prize is worth B$450 consists of a Golden Boot Champion trophy, the Adidas Brazuca – the official football to be used during this year’s World Cup’s final match, Hua Ho Sports Voucher, KFC Merchandise, KFC Food Voucher, and Revive Drink.  2nd prize is worth B$200 and consist of Adidas Brazuca Top Glider Match Ball Replica, Hua Ho Sports Voucher, KFC Merchandise, KFC Food Voucher, and Revive Drink. 3rd prize is worth B$150, consisting of Adidas Brazuca Top Glider Match Ball Replica, Hua Ho Sports Voucher, KFC Merchandise, KFC Food Voucher, and Revive Drink. 4th place is worth B$130 and consist of Adidas Brazuca Top Gilder Match Ball Replica, Hua Ho Sports Voucher, and Revive drink. Contestants interested to get the popular Limited Edition KFC Ronaldo Merchandise stand a chance to get it free.

By qualifying to the top 32 stage, participants will receive the Ronaldo Merchandise each and then each time they qualifies again to the top 16, top 8 and then to the top 4 stage, they will again receive the sought after merchandise. Other prizes to be won during the individual qualifying category includes a foosball table set available for the Top scorer category, and a Hat Trick Bonus prize for scoring 3 goals and more. For a registration fee of only B$2 where contestants will receive 2 Revive can drinks (330ml), contestants are sure to get their money worth..

“The competition is called KFC 11 Foosball Challenge because the number 11 resonates closely to KFC (11 secret herbs & spices used for the original KFC recipe) and to football (11 number of players playing on a team in any football matches). We hope that football fans will grab this opportunity to join in the football fever that we have made especially for them and have fun and have the chance to win some great prizes along with it, says Jonathan Bong, Senior Marketing Manager, KFC (B) Sdn Bhd.

 


Try out the foosball competition and win fantastic prizes
 


Check out the rules and regulations
 

  
 

 

Family Fun Day 
 


Happening this Sunday

The Brunei Medical Association will organise a Family Fun Day event that will take place at the Brunei Agro-Technology Park, Kg Tungku, Mukim Gadong on Sunday, 15th June from 6:30 am-11am.

Among the activities to be held include Tai Chi, Walkathon, Kid’s Treasure Race, Bouncers, Colouring Contest, Face painting, Tug-of-war, SNAG and other more exciting activities. Food vendors such as W Brownies, Food Remix, Baking Manics, Wings & Drumettes and Leeya Cookies will also be present.

The event is open to all healthcare professionals and their family members as well as the public. The Brunei Medical Associaiton (BMA) is a non-governmental organization representing the voice of doctors and the medical profession in Brunei Darussalam.

The BMA’s main objective is to support and protect the interest of its members, namely the medical professionals of Brunei Darussalam. Other objectives include: voicing the views of the medical profession in matters relating to the health and wellbeing of the Bruneian community; promote social, cultural, charitable and professional activities among members; supporting a high standard of medical ethics and conduct; and to enlighten the public on health issues.

  

06
Jun

#StayingPresent

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Happy Brunei teaser trailer 

 

The full video of Happy Brunei to be launched next week

  

Acer Liquid Smartphones

 

Check out Acer Liquid smartphones
 

 

Icon Design Store

 

 
Click to enter website
 
 

 

#kickitbrazil 
 

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

 

Swipe for rewards 
 

Click image to enter BIBD website
 

  
 

On a break!! 

I’ve been away for a while now and currently in Penang. Hence, the minor updates on my blog since Monday. I shall be back soon enough and back to full force 😀 Right now, I’m just taking a minor break and spending time with wonderful people around the world.

It’s great to be back here in Penang and this is my fifth year visiting Penang and it brings a lot of good memories with different walks of life. I will be in Penang for the new few days before heading back to Singapore. So if you want catch my updates, I suggest you stalk me on instagram @ranoadidas 😀

Below are pictures taken from my recent Ipoh trip which took place a few days ago. Have an awesome weekend, peeps!


 


 


 


 


 


 

  
 

World Cup fever 

Support and cheer for The Les Bleus of France! The Albicelestes of Argentina! Seleção of Brazil! Selecção of Portugal! Three Lions of England! Die Mannschaft of Germany, Azzurri of Italy, Red Fury of Spain’s National Team and the Oranje of The Netherlands!

The tournament in Brazil is sure to be a carnival with incredible colours, noises and atmospheres. To celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup, here is another round of special promotion today and Saturday for all the footie fans in Brunei!

Waste no more time as we have the shirts in all their glory. This shirt is relaxed and suave all at once. The pure cotton fabric is designed to keep you cool and comfortable. So, hurry! Simply explore www.malppy.com to start ordering your shirts. Shop and cheer!


Click image to enter website
 

  
 

26
May

#JapanWinsThomasCup

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Acer Liquid Smartphones

 

Check out Acer Liquid smartphones
 

 

Icon Design Store

 

 
Click to enter website
 
 

 

Royal Brunei Airlines

 

 
Click to enter website
 
 

 

#kickitbrazil 
 

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

 

Swipe for rewards 
 

Click image to enter BIBD website
 

  
 

 

Time Out with Liz 

 


The teacher in charge of the program

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

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

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

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


Fiona Chian


Norali Ali Yusop


8 year old Zoe Chan

 

The Forlorn Adventure 
 


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

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

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

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

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

 


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


The invited guests during the launch
 


Amir with his father Tengku Farouk (left)
 


Group photo with his family and friends
 


Cupcakes galore
 

  
 

Japan wins Thomas Cup 
 

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

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

Congratulations Japan on the new milestone.


The victory celebration by Japan
 


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


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

  
 

Future Masters 
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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World Cup Fever 
 


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

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


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#WeAreHappy 
 


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

  

16
May

#GODZILLArocks

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Acer Liquid Smartphones

 


Check out Acer Liquid smartphones
 

 

Icon Design Store

 

 

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Royal Brunei Airlines

 

 

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#kickitbrazil 
 


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

UBD Pro-Bono Fiesta 
 


UBD Charity Carnival is just around the corner! Organized by FASS Community Outreach Programme, January 2014 and it will take place from Friday to Sunday, this weekend. Food, Entertainment, Clothing and also fun activities coming to you this weekend! They will be joined by RBTS, Gear FSC (Nerf), franchise as well as our local vendors!! Help them by showing your support to contribute ‘to the greater good’ by bringing your family & friends to our Charity Carnival!
 

  
 

HSBC Home & Away 

HSBC home & Away is an existing global programme that offers exclusive year-round discounts to HSBC Credit Card customers at over 27,000 merchant outlets, in more than 160 countries and territories.

With the theme ‘Close Connections’, it provides opportunities for HSBC Credit Cardholders to reconnect with their families and friends through experience based offers across 13 markets including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Brazil and United Arab Emirates.

HSBC Credit Cardholders can now spend quality time with their friends or their loved ones, by looking no further than HSBC global home&Away privilege programme giving opportunities on local dining and shopping offers from Pastamania, Saffron café, Shinobu Shabu-Shabu, Sushi Tei, Firoz Jaya Silk house and Nueva Boutique. Furthermore, with its overseas privileges, HSBC Credit Cardholders can have fun at the Dreamland Aquapark in UAE, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, and Slope Infinity – Hong Kong’s indoor ski and snowboarding deck which is the largest of its kind in the world. There are also trips away, where customers can share experiences such as the Singapore Formula 1 Night Race or the Superstar Virgo package with Hong Kong’s Star Cruise. Finally, for the food lovers, there is a variety of group dining options at premium hotels including the Mandarin Oriental Jakarta and The Peninsula Manila.

Check out these offers and discount from Brunei more through your desktop / mobile device at www.homeandaway.hsbc.com


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What actually happened? 

 


Last night, a commotion took place at The Mall at the ground floor. According to a witness, the man was running around and even pushed one of the person who was on duty, setting up a booth at the atrium area of The Mall. The guy was eventually taken into the custody of the police and escorted outside the building which I saw right after our Godzilla movie outing. Click image to watch a short clip of the guy being escorted.

  

The 50s theme night 
 


Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank and Mr. Ti Eng Hui, Deputy CEO with members of the media. Taken from BT website.

An event I miss due to my DPMM FC coverage commitment. So here is the text taken from BT. Melodious songs from the 50s rang through the Mutiara ballroom of the Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam as Baiduri Bank Group celebrated its prestigious award-winning achievements with members of the local media yesterday.

Over 150 guests from various media agencies in the Sultanate as well as personnel from various government sectors such as Information Department and designing companies further vivified the dinner.

Attendees were treated to an evening of food, fun and exciting games such as sausage-eating, sundae-making, song-guessing, ball-shooting and best dress awards for both males and females.

For the lucky draw round, Fayezuana, a radio presenter from Kristal FM (KFM) bagged herself a Baiduri saving account with $2000 along with three others who brought home two iPad Minis as well as a Polaroid camera.

The rest of the guests did not go back home empty-handed as they receive instant dips.

Present during the dinner was Pierre Imhof, general manager of Baiduri Bank Group who delivered a welcoming remark thanking the local print media and television in Brunei Darussalam for their vital roles in disseminating information about their products and services to the public. “On behalf of Baiduri Bank Group, I would like to acknowledge you, the media, as a very important part of society, and as our partner in disseminating information about us to the public via your various channels,” he added. Also present at the event were Ti Eng Hui, deputy chief executive officer, as well as Dorothy Newn, head of Corporate Communication and Marketing. Text by Ikhwan Salleh of The Brunei Times.


Pierre Imhof mingling with the media
 


Pierre Imhof giving his welcoming remarks and thanking the media
 


 


Games, games, games
 


The hula-hula
 


Hakim and Siti of Borneo Bulletin
 


 


Aliya and Siti
 


AJ and Hakim, best dress during the event
 


Aziz and Syafiq of Borneo Bulletin
 


Posing for the camera
 


Smiling way back in the 50s
 


One of the fun games for the media
 


 


This was taken at last year’s Baiduri Bank Media Night appreciation with the Safari theme
 


This was taken at last year’s Baiduri Bank Media Night appreciation with the Safari theme
 

  
 

Malppy’s weekend 
 


Shop online on Malppy.com

Malppy.com – Brunei’s online Fashion and Lifestyle store announces a refresh of its website with a brand new look whilst offering an enhanced shopping experience.

From its humble beginnings as a start up just a year ago, the company has seen growth and looking to expand further said, Founder Simon Soo.

The founder went said “We (Malppy.com) aim to provide consumers with the best online shopping experience through the new look featuring a clean, sleek design aimed at a global audience”.

The website includes enhanced features such as faster web browsing and an improved user-friendly interface. Taking into consideration the average consumer behavior, the site has simplified all the steps a shopper has to go through from online registration to check out.

Shoppers are also able to share their comments and rate products, a recommendation feature that is important in most international shopping sites. In addition, shoppers can also share what they like via social media, which is integrated in Malppy.com.

Other improvements to the website also includes a wish list, optional registration when shopping, the ability to compare products and detailed product information with more images for better decision making. It has recently added a European fashion line in addition to its current popular Eastern range. A Children’s section is now available due to popular demand as well. Exciting new ideas in the pipeline include collaborations with local and regional designers to promote Muslim wear in the near future. New product categories will be added in the coming months so check out Malppy.com today. Your online shopping begins here.

 


Shop online on Malppy.com
The company joined its first official trade show at the Consumer Fair in the International Convention Centre (ICC) on January. Also making appearances at other local exhibitions, which contributed to more exposure for the online business. With its presence at these events, Malppy.com has garnered wide exposure on its branding and presence in the market. It has also provided the opportunity to receive public feedback which is vital for their dedication on continues enhancement program for a better shopping experience for its value customers.

In conjunction with their first Anniversary on April, Malppy.com celebrated by giving its customers Free iPhone cover for all customer who spend more then B$50 in one single recipe as advertised in the Borneo Bulletin back in April 2014.

Malppy.com continues to expand its offerings by keeping up with the latest trends to cater to the market’s changing needs.

 

  
 

Keeran goes Chrends-ing 
 


One friend that I know of that doesn’t stop creating or recreating new ideas to reality is Keeran Janin. Our friendship goes all the way back to the era of the RA6 (a disbanded clique) in the mid 2000’s where he was under the employment of b-mobile communications.

If I look back at all the things he has done up to this very moment, I’m just truly amazed of the array of things that he was able to pull off even though some didn’t turn out be successful. He is a great iconic technoprenuer (IT entrepreneur) for the young ones as some of us don’t really like to deal with failure.

In my recent interview with Keeran Janin, he shared some of his successes and failures in his IT adventure including his recent trip to the Silicon Valley where Keeran stayed there for three weeks to meet up with the technopreneurs and angel investors.

I could tell that Keeran was high in energy during the interview and there was so much that he wanted to share on his US trip where he self-funded himself and took that leap of faith and just go all out to meet different walks of life at the Silicon Valley. Honestly, I love the vibrancy of the Silicon Valley and both Keeran and I traveled there once back in 2008 and it was a memorable one for us. This time, Keeran meant business and he is ready to swim with the big fish.

Three weeks in the US is not a cheap feat and Keeran was smart enough to use most of his resources such as air miles (for a subsidized flight) and cheaper means of accommodation so he could make most out of his Silicon Valley trip.

 


Keeran Janin on one of his tour during visit at San Francisco recently
 


Keeran Janin and his friend at Lombard Street

Now the question is why did he travel there again for such a longer period? Maybe, just maybe, Keeran kinda felt that he hit the jackpot with his new creation called Chrends (or #chrends) which actually means Chatrooms for trending topics. The IOS app was developed earlier this year under his new company Chrends Sdn Bhd and it is still in its beta platform but it has been garnering pace in terms of subscribers. So he felt it is time to meet the big shots in the US and see what road lies ahead of him.

If you remember the days of mIRC, #Chrends kinda falls in that category but in an app version with a sleek and modern feel to it. Basically you can create rooms or channels and chat with others anonymously without the need to sign up with your profiles. I’ve been using it for a month now and I follow the ongoing conversations on the main channel where people share their thoughts on local issues and so forth.

So Keeran’s trip in the US was to pitch his prototype (#chrends) idea to potential investors and angel investors. He traveled from one spot to another and ended up pitching to at least 30-40 investors. I kinda know how it works in the US. It’s totally different than Asia. Sometimes you could sell your idea in just matter of a minute or two and kabooom, you land yourself a jackpot and the investor will pump in money to fund your idea. In the US, things are much faster when it comes to decision making and sometimes the verbal agreements are on the spot before they get down to the formalities. Hence, it’s no surprise to why Keeran was taking a huge risk in his pitching adventure.

He was a bit tight-lipped about the outcome of his pitches but he hinted that he will reveal all pretty soon. But he did request for one thing is for us to download the #chrends app and do give feedback as that’s the most important ingredient for his app to tract more usage from subscribers.

Whether his trip was a success or not, the message here is that in life, everything is worth a shot. The experience itself will be self rewarding to say the least.

 


Infographics for #Chrends. Click image to enlarge.
 


Keeran’s visit to Yahoo at San Francisco in 2008
 


Keeran at the presentation at Red Herring event back in 2012 for his Chatworthy app
 

  
 

Baiduri Masters 2014 
 


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The annual charity golf event, which is in its 19th edition, is widely recognised as the biggest and most prestigious golf competition in the Sultanate. The tournament is just less than two weeks away.

Three categories – men’s, ladies and juniors – will be contested over two weekends at the RBA Golf Club in Berakas.

The men’s category is divided into men’s open and senior categories while the junior division is open to golfers aged 13-18. The first week of competition will be held from May 30 – June 1 while the second will be played from June 6-8.

Registration fee is set for $120 for adults and $60 for juniors, inclusive of green fee, buggy, breakfast and lunch. Players can play as many times as they like to improve their chances of winning and they are able to enjoy a 10 per cent discount on registration fee on their second and subsequent round.

Interested parties can log onto www.baiduri.com for full details, where they can also download the application forms to register for the event.

 


The signing ceremony with partners for the Baiduri Masters 2014
 


QAF Group, Baiduri Masters 2014’s strategic partner represented by its CEO Albert Lau with Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank
 


Brunei Press, the exclusive media partner to the event represented by its General Manager Reggie See
 

  
 

09
May

#BackInForm

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

The Popcorn Panel 
 

Check out our predictions of the summer movies of 2014 and let me know what you think 😀

 

Membership pen drives 
 

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the introduction of Concepts Computer membership pendrives, Concepts Computer will be doing weekly specials and offer great deals for Concepts Computer members exclusively. These exclusive weekly promotions will include up to ten items from Acer, Epson, Logitech, SteelSeries, Western Digital, Adata, Starius, Sensonic, APC and many, many more. These weekly promotions will begin on the 12th of May and run through til the end of June.

 


Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, addressing a short speech about the Concepts Computer membership pen drives last Wednesday. Image courtesy of Concepts Computer.

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, speaking to the media said, “We first introduced the Concepts Computer membership pendrives in early 2013 and it’s been a huge success with thousands registering during the initial one year period.” He continued, “And to thank our faithful and long-standing customers, what better than to offer big savings in our great weekly deals for some of our more popular name-brand products.”

Zul also noted that to participate in these weekly specials is simple, all any of our customers have to do is to visit Concepts Computer’s showroom in Kiulap and find out what the exclusive weekly ten items on offer are, and to take part in the special deals, customers are to show their Concepts Computer membership pendrives as ID and proof of membership when they are about to make their purchase, just as simple as that.

Zul continued, ”And not to worry, for our customers who did not register for their Concepts Computer membership pendrives when the registration period was open, this is their chance. We will be opening membership registration again during this special period.” He also added, “The Concepts Computer membership pendrive will have dual roles, as a 4GB pendrive that’s able to hold many documents, and as a membership ID, making it much more useful compared to regular member cards.”

He also noted that, unlike membership cards, the Concepts Computer Pendrive does not have any expiry dates and has lifetime validity with no renewal fees. The Concepts Computer membership pendrives are also small and sleek, water-proof and shock-proof, works easily as a plug-and-play device, and great as gifts for friends and family.


Members of media taking photos of the Concepts Computer membership pen drives
 


The media having a closer look of the pen drive
 


The associates of Concepts Computer posing with the membership pen drives

These exclusive Concepts Computer membership weekly deals would begin on the 12th of May and run through til the end of June. And please note that Concepts Computer membership pen drive registration will be open for all members of the public and can be done at Concepts Computer’s showroom in Kiulap, registration will include a membership processing fee of $8 only and the Concepts Computer Pendrive themselves will have a one year warranty. For more information on the Concepts Computer membership ID registration or on exclusive Concepts Computer membership weekly deals mentioned, visit your nearest Concepts Computer showroom or call 2233551/233552/2233553.

  
 

Cool watches to order 
 


Malppy.com great weekend sale. Click image to enter website.

TGIF! Here’s another round of special promotions for you. This Friday and Saturday, Malppy.com promise to stand you out from the crowd with this affordable Digital Fashion accessories. Yes, Malppy will bring you a weekend of watches for both men and women. These digital watches or rather suites more as a fashion accessories feature a variety of different styles to catch attention. And the cool part is, all actually features a father different or creative ways of reading time, unique styles to the watch. Best of all its made available from B$18.90 Just for this 2 Days (Friday and Saturday)! So Hurry.

 


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Free cover to give away from Malppy.com 
 

  
 

02
May

#Harley

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Malppy Weekend
 


Malppy.com great weekend sale. Click image to enter website.
 


Free gift from Malppy.com and click to find out more
 

  
 

Seoul Day 1 
 

Wow, I have to admit that I truly enjoy being in Seoul and the thing is I have not explore to other places of interest apart from three or four places yesterday. I do understand now why my friends keep saying to stay a bit longer or so. I have already extended two nights at least in Seoul which is a total of five nights. However, the Wednesday’s arrival didn’t really count since we arrived 10:15pm and by the time we reached the hotel, it was already past midnight.

I’m currently in Seoul, Korea for a rare, exclusive coverage of the Harley-Davidson where the principals and marketing side (international media) are invited for Dark Custom (Harley-Davidson) event tonight. The previous event by Harley-Davidson was back in October 2013 where Harley-Davidson celebrated their 110th Anniversary (Do read Izam Said’s coverage on that). So this time round I was invited by Harley-Davidson under Asia Emerging Market (AEM) Harley-Davidson for media coverage and of course, under the principal of Sri Sentosa Sdn Bhd, the sole dealership of Harley-Davidson in Brunei Darussalam.

So technically, yesterday was considered Day 2 but since I landed two hours before midnight, so I will still mark 1st of May as Day 1 in Seoul 😀 Yesterday was free and easy as I only had to pick up the media kit from Harley-Davidson. Hence, I took the opportunity to explore some parts of Seoul and learning a bit of the culture. Surprisingly, I have not picked up a single Korean language just yet *lol*

Anyway, I’m just gonna share with you some pictures I documented along my journey in Seoul.


Pretty cool that these taxis use gas instead of petrol. The grey taxis are slightly cheaper than the orange ones. The black (deluxe taxis) are the most expensive
 


Plenty of choices to choose from. Well, only three if you wan a dongle for your wifi and it’s on rental basis. The price range is around $5-10 per day depending how many days you want to use it for. There’s almost a $400 penalty charge should you lose the mifi gadget.
 


The 4G is pretty fast here and my limit is 1 Gig per day. Not bad 😀
 


Thank you Siti for this handbook guide from the Brunei Embassy in Korea. I have yet to catch but hopefully in the weekend 😀
 


Thank you Pg Musa for arranging this trip and big thanks to Harley-Davidson Asia Emerging Markets and Sri Sentosa Sdn Bhd for this opportunity
 


I’m super impressed with the service at Ritz-Carlton Seoul. The lady on the left served me on the first and her name is April and she was simply super helpful and even went an extra mile on the F&Q I asked. The lady of the right is Sherry and I almost got mistaken her for April when I talked to her the following day *lol*
 


April even walked me to the taxi after calling the taxi for me. How sweet!!
 


The main reason why I’m in Seoul right now *bless*
 


A pretty cool welcoming from Harley-Davidson upon my arrival at my room at Ritz-Carlton Seoul
 


Sugar high
 


I highly recommend this place because of its service. It’s one of the most expensive hotels in the area but it’s definitely worth it for the service they provide
 


My bedroom is spacious
 


Met up with Alice and Richard yesterday and we went for some sightseeing around Seoul
 


Both did their caricature
 


But they weren’t impressed with the outcome *lol*
 


The Love Museum. You should check it out
 


 


I love their subway. Thank you @alimoomoo for your help. Almost got stuck when I bought the wrong ticket *lol*
 


It’s sad to know this happened and I was using this tube line just last evening
 


Trying out the Harleys today
 


The media was lucky to see the much anticipated Street 750 which won’t be available until 2015. Awwww… And Michelle, you are damn pretty 😀
 


This is the scenario in my room every night *lol*

25
Apr

#Closer

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Acer Liquid Smartphones

 


Check out Acer Liquid smartphones
 

 

  
 

HSBC Personal Internet Banking

 

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BIBD – Let’s Go Mobile!

 

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Icon Design Store

 

 

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Royal Brunei Airlines

 

 

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Citroën launches showroom 
 

We had a sneak peak of the new Citroën cars especially the DS line a few months ago at The Mall. Now it’s a reality that they already have an actual showroom for the event. Lionel Bernard Faugeres, General Director for Citroën ASEAN countries, was impressed that Grand Motors Sdn Bhd was able to create the showroom in 10 months.

The event was attended by His Excellency Mr. Jean Yves Berthault, Ambassador of France to Brunei Darussalam as the the guest of honour and he applauded Grand Motors’ initiative to bring French brand such as Citroën to Brunei and this shows that Brunei has confidence in French brand and he hopes to see more French products and services coming in to Brunei. He believes that Citroën will have a good impact, considering that Bruneians tend to buy or own more than one car.

I shall talk more about the specs of the Citroën DS line later on in my post and Grand Motors brought in three new DS lines. Congratulations Grand Motors on the launch of the Citroën showroom at Beribi.


The newly launched Citroën showroom at Beribi this morning
 


The Executive Directors of Grand Motors Sdn Bhd, Hj Saiful Rizal and Pg Haji Abdul Qahar
 


His Excellency Mr. Jean Yves Berthault, Ambassador of France to Brunei Darussalam (4th from right) with management of Grand Motors and representatives from Citroën
 


Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank and Frankie Ho, Managing Director of Grand Motors Sdn Bhd in the group photo
 


The guests this morning to witness the launch of the showroom
 

  
 

New arrivals  
 

at Malppy.com  
 

This weekend, Malppy.com introduces the Bohemian Dress Skirt. The Bohemian Dress Skirt is beautifully multicolored and can be worn 2 ways. You can either wear it as a skirt or as a dress. Versatility makes it a perfect outfit of the day!


Bohemian Beach Dress Skirt in Blue
 


Bohemain Summer Dress Skirt in Red
 


Bohemian Beach Dress Skirt in Orange
 


Bohemian Summer Dress Skirt in Blue

To celebrate this gorgeous new arrival, Malppy.com will be promoting it at a discounted price of B$23.90 only this Friday and Saturday. Usual Price is $29.90. Offer ends Midnight Saturday.

Don’t wait to take advantage of this deal! Visit Malppy.com for all your fashion and lifestyle desires!

17
Apr

#StageOne

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 


Acer Liquid Smartphones

 


Check out Acer Liquid smartphones
 

 

  
 

HSBC Personal Internet Banking

 

Click image to read more
 
 


BIBD – Let’s Go Mobile!

 

Let’s go mobile? Click more to find out!!
 
 
 
 

Icon Design Store

 

 

Click to enter website
 
 

 

Royal Brunei Airlines

 

 

Click to enter website
 
 

 

 

BB gets BBB+/A-2 Rating 

 


Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank (center) with Mr. Ti Eng Hui, Deputy CEO of Baiduri Bank and Pg Azaleen Pg Dato Mustapa, Head of Treasury of Baiduri Bank during the press conference yesterday

This reminds me of math days in high school years. I’m never a fond of math subject but if I dedicate myself to it, I will do just fine, nothing more. Recently, Baiduri Bank has reached another milestone in the banking industry. In a banking environment especially Brunei which has been undergoing through many regulatory measures, banks in Brunei have to step up their game and be more “creative” in meeting customers’ demand and also falling in line with the rules and regulations which have been stricter.

So it’s great to see that Baiduri Bank has been given an impressive rating of “BBB+/A- 2” by an international rating agency, Standard & Poor’s. It was published in Bloomberg that Baiduri Bank has a “strong” business position, “adequate” capital and earnings, “moderate” risk position, “average” funding and “strong” liquidity.

In most cases, such rating will remain unchanged for the next 12-18 months and it’s very unlikely it will suffer a drop and Baiduri Bank ensures that they will sustain that rating and even better the current rating. Of course, this is a long term goal of Baiduri Bank and being it only 20 years old, this is considered a great achievement and also given the tough regulatory measures that the Brunei banking industry have to go through.

Such rating positions Baiduri Bank just below well known banks such as DBS, OCBC and UOB in Singapore which shows the great credibility of Baiduri Bank.

Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank, hosted a press conference with the presence of Mr. Ti Eng Hui, Deputy CEO of Baiduri Bank and Pg Azaleen Pg Dato Mustapa, Head of Treasury of Baiduri Bank. Imhof shared that the policy on lending will remain the same as it has been one of Baiduri Bank’s important and successful product due to its dynamic nature. With more healthy liquidity of Baiduri Bank, there are in a good position to lend more and maintain their lending policy.

Imhof also shared that the bank will be looking for opportunities regionally in the near future. He is proud that Baiduri Bank has been given the BBB+ ranking and this will indeed give more confidence internally and also to their loyal customers. Congratulations, Baiduri Bank, on your milestone.


The media attending the press conference


The New Baiduri Certificate of Deposit


Do make use of your Baiduri Bank Visa card 😀

  


Film Festival UBD 2014 
 


The students have work tremendously well for their assignment. Kudos to them and I salute you guys!!

The time is almost near. The Film Festival UBD 2014 is just around the corner and I can’t wait to see some of the short films done by UBD students and this is part of their assessment too. This is similar to the UBD Spectacle 2014 project (oops, I really have to pay them a visit too). There will be 8 short films in different forms of genre involving 20 students majoring in the field of Professional Communications and The Media.

So you will witness some of the innovative content the students muster in a short span of time. I was already impressed with the short films done last year by the students and I, myself, am a big fan of movies and I always love to talk about direction and film editing when it comes to movies. Of course, this is why The Popcorn Panel came about where you can catch my audio podcast on movies that I watch every now and then.

If want to read more of the in-depth objectives of the Film Festival UBD 2014, you can click here.

By the way, the tickets you can get them half an hour before the show and it’s FREE. It will take place at The Core at UBD. There are quite number of slots you can choose from to catch the 8 short films. You can see the synopsis from their Facebook page too. There will be 5 UBD made production and 3 local house production in all.

On Saturday 19th April, the timings will be 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm while on Sunday 20th April, it will start on 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm. So if you have the time, do make the time. One of the short films that I enjoyed last year was “Roast Lamb” and it will be one of the short films to be featured. You can follow them also on instagram @filmfestivalubd2014


Two more days to go
 


Are you ready for Film Festival UBD 2014?
 

  
 

IA Salon
 

Mother’s Day Special
 


Cecelia Lee of IA Salon
 

· Manicure + Pedicure – 20% off – Monday to Thursday only.

Usual price      $26  NOW $21 only

· Wash & Blow + Scalp Treatment (L’Oreal Product)  – Monday-Sunday

 Men $ 35 Lady $ 40

·       Wash & Blow + L’Oreal Hair Treatment – ALL LENGTH

Usual price      $80  NOW  $60 only

·         Hair Perm + Treatment + Cut       – ALL LENGTH

Usual price $180  NOW           $130 only

·  Rebonding (Japan Product) + Treatment + Cut

 Usual price $210 NOW $180 only

Promotion ends on 31st May 2014

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Tel#2423232; 8738232, Business Hours: 10am–8:30pm

 

  
 

Malppy Weekend Deals 

If you love your mobile phone and love accessorizing it, Malppy’s Weekend Deal might just be for you! Let your phone be transformed with these beautiful casings!


Designed for iPhone 5C. Click image to enter website.
 


Designs for iPhone 5/5S and Samsung S4 Click image to enter website.
For a limited time only this Friday and Saturday, purchase the casing for B$19.90. Don’t forget, if your total purchase is B$50 and above, you get a free gift from Malppy.com!

How to shop at Malppy.com?

If you have never shopped on Malppy.com before, you can start by following these simple steps!

Go to Malppy.com

Browse Malppy.com and find the item you love

Add the item to cart

Proceed to check out

Complete the check out process and confirm your order

Begin your online shopping experience at Malppy.com!

 

  
 

New dishes at Kimchi 
 


New menu coming soon at Kimchi Restaurant at Regent Square. You can request some of the dishes already. Call 2222 233 or 712 2283 for reservations or you can follow @kimchibrunei instagram for updates
 


My favourite dish among the lot – Fried Udon in kimchi sauce. This is spicy indeed!! *warning*
 


My lunch buddies yesterday at Kimchi Restaurant and many more
 


Our BBQ assistant for the day
 


Yang Neom Set – Breaded Chicken with Spicy Sauce
 


Dakgochi Gui – Marinated Chicken Skewer
 


New bento set at Kimchi Restaurant
 


I didn’t try this dish. Looks interesting.
 


Going Joong Deokboki – Palace Rice cake- Cucumber Beans Beef Bulgogi
 


This dish seems to be popular yesterday too
 


But of course, my old time favourite at Kimchi Restaurant – Patbingsu 😀
 

  
 

Superhero Weekend 
 


Superhero Weekend at Times Square Shopping Centre
 


Here are some of the events happening for Superhero Weekend
 

  
 

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