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07
Nov

Serenity

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

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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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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.

 


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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.

 

  
 

15
Aug

Wake me up

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

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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
 

  
 

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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.


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11
Aug

Majaldotcom

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

The Popcorn Panel 
 

Check out our podcast review of another Michael Bay produced movie – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

 

  
 

HBT 2014 
 

Check out the video of the opening ceremony of Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy 2014

 

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam launched the Fifth Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy for ASEAN Youth Football Tournament last Saturday.

Held at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, His Majesty was joined by His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik, His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah.

Greeting His Majesty upon arrival at the stadium was His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah, the president of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BDNOC); the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, YB Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Hj Hazair Hj Abdullah; and the Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman.


His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam launched the Fifth Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy for ASEAN Youth Football Tournament. Image courtesy of The Brunei Times.

It’s not a great start for Brunei Darussalam in the opening of the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy 2014. They have lost their opening match against Cambodia with a 1-0 score line. According to national football coach Kwon Oh-son of Brunei U-21, they lost on skills and not luck. The dressing room’s confidence is not high due to the loss in the first game. You can read more of the article here from The Brunei Times.

Even my friends shared how Brunei didn’t shine on the opening match. The other down side is that the U-21 players are not fully fit as they have a few injured players taken off during the loss to Cambodia. Maybe the friendly match against Sabah was a bit too close to the tournament as some of the players are recovering from minor injuries sustained during the friendly matches.

Now they will have a huge task against Indonesia, a late entry into the tournament, and Indonesia will want to avenge their defeat in the finals back in 2012 where they lost 2-0 to defending champions Brunei. Well, in football, anything can happen and the ball is round. All Brunei need is just a win under their belt especially in the beginning of the tournament to boost their confidence.

I’m still optimistic that Brunei has a 50/50 chance of making the cut but they can’t afford to slip more after the loss.

Brunei will take on Indonesia tonight at the Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium, Monday 11th August. I expect a feisty affair as both teams are favourites to get past the group stage. Good luck!! Note: I won’t be covering this match as I am still outstation.

You can follow official updates from their official website – hassanalbolkiahtrophy.gov.bn 


Team Cambodia during the opening ceremony. Image taken by @zackhardie14
 


It was good to see Adi Said back in the match as he was doubtful before the tournament. Image courtesy of The Brunei Times
 


The t-shirt for HBT 2014 available
 


Wristband perhaps from Armtrix Enterprise
 


You can buy some of the merchandise at the national stadium
 

  
 

01
Aug

Not so Raya Fever

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Popcorn Panel 
 


Check out the review of Guardians of the Galaxy with special guest Seng Yee

 

  
 

Hari Raya (not-so) fever 
 

The usual common Raya words or quotes that I come across led to one thing – “It has been a quiet Raya”. Sometimes pictures don’t paint the whole story especially when I’m browsing through my instagram feeds. Perhaps it’s my generations of friends that are experiencing the same fate as I am. To be honest, I haven’t been celebrating Hari Raya. I have gave up on my 1st day Hari Raya ritual visits which have been customary for the past 30 plus years (ok, I’m that young :p).

This feeling of “Slow Raya” have been ongoing for the past few years. I have no theories to why this is so but at least the spirit is still there. This year alone, I only paid a visit to 7 houses in the past three days. The first day of Raya I opted to spend some “me” time and I really enjoyed that day itself. I could just drive here and there with ease and I spend some good time at the beach on Raya morning.

I can’t wait to join my family for Hari Raya in Singapore next week. It has been a while since I flew off. Two months to be exact. So it’s one of those periods where I will be outstation once again 😀

For those who wants to share your Hari Raya pictures here, you can email at ranoadidas(a)gmail.com and I can share them here 😀 Once again, Selamat Hari Raya and do drive safe and do eat proportionately.

 


Kinda of a small family reunion with my siblings at Azirah’s home. Love you guys and too bad I couldn’t catch up with the rest on that day since I left earlier. Great company and great food.
 


Thanks Kamila for the invitation and love the architecture of your cozy home. Catch up soon 😀
 


The Ajamain brothers. I’m craving for the nasi lemak *haha* Learnt some new things about what my Smart TV can do now 😀
 


We are almost colour coordinated. It’s always a ritual to pay the Abas a visit. This began all the way the 2001 and still going strong. Idham was one of my old time buddies where we would waste our precious time playing Pro Evo and Winning Eleven on every free time *lol* Those were the days.
 


A new place I visited for Raya at the Selamat’s. Apparently their home is just like 3 minutes from mine. Thank you Ewa for the invitation and you have friendly parents.
 


It was quite rare that I paid a visit during the day at the Jaafars and it happened yesterday. It was a great catch up session but sadly AJ68 wasn’t present as he was on duty.
 


Now the interesting part about my visit to the Jaafars was this particular Chili sauce. Apparently this is the 10th most spiciest Chili in the world and hence named Da’ Bomb. My friend who could tolerate spicy stuff had trouble dealing with Da’Bomb spiciness and she only took a tiny drop. She had to put ice cubes in her mouth to sooth the spiciness which spread to her tongue, gums, throat and lips. Yes, just from a tiny lil drop. That’s all it takes.
 


Love the cookies and as always the rendang 😀 Thank Fana for hosting once again and allowing me to charge my Mac Air there too *haha* Thanks also for donating some blood to JPMC.
 


Do help spread the word, peeps!! A relative of mine is in need of A+ blood.
 


Some of the people who donated their blood recently and thank you so much for saving lives and your contribution. The family members are truly appreciative of your kindness.
 


I have been receiving many Raya gifts and one surprising gesture was from Hui Chiet. Thank you so much for the chocolates.
 


What an awesome latte!! This was how I spent my 1st Raya night – chilling at Soffian’s crib and enjoying the coffee he made for me.
 


My first movie night at Cove Cinema (Soffian’s crib) and I finally managed to catch Rush. This is such an awesome movie from start to finish. Definitely gave me some adrenalin rush. Superb portrayal and acting. Verdict: 8/10
 


I spent my Hari Raya morning by the beach and it was such a perfect weather. How I wish every morning would be this cooling.
 


A great catching up bonding session with my bestie that morning. I’m also impressed that they managed to clean the Meragang beach too.
 


The best thing about Hari Raya is having good parking spaces especially at popular places such as Times Square area. I caught Dawn of the Planets of the Apes for the second time at Times Cineplex on the First Raya afternoon. There was a pretty decent crowd too.
 


One great thing about Hari Raya is the emptiness of the atrium at The Mall, Gadong. Nice Mickey Mouse :p
 


This was taken a day before Hari Raya. Leonard and Jackie were at the site where the tree fell due to strong winds and it disrupted the electricity cables around their neighborhood.
 


Good thing the Bomba was to the rescue and they managed to clear the tree after the incident.
 

  
 

27
Jul

Make that choice

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

The Popcorn Panel 
 

Check out the latest podcast review of The Hercules (starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) with special guest Seng Yee

  
 

Petrol stations opening hours 
 


The opening hours of petrol stations during Hari Raya. Click image to enlarge.
 

 

Winners of Maju Motors lucky draw 
 


Rosnita Hj Bangkol was the grand prize winner, walked away with $5,000 and presented by guest of honour, Maju Motors Director, Pg Dato Paduka Hj Yunos Pg Hj Mahmud

“We believe in giving to our customers during this blessed month before the celebration as a way to give back to our customers with hopes that they will have a more enjoyable Hari Raya”, said Chan Key Hong Executive Director of Maju Motors Sdn Bhd, when asked about the draw held last Friday.

The winner of the three-month Hari Raya promotion which ended just a day before the draw was announced during Volkswagen’s Hari Raya draw event held at the showroom, witnessed by over 200 customers, families and friends. Maju Motors have been experiencing great sales this year and they are continuing to make waves in Brunei. Chan shared that they will open a workshop to cater for after sales service somewhere in Sengkurong and he stressed that customer service is very important and that’s their primary objective – customer satisfaction.

Rosnita Hj Bangkol, was the grand prize winner, walked away with $5,000. Second and third prize winners were also equally happy when their names were announced as they walked away with $3,000 and $2,000 respectively. Dk Aidi Noorintan Pg Hj Md Zinin was the second prize winner and Dk Nurafifah Hanisah Pg Hj Ismail the third.

On top of all these grand prizes, Maju Motors also gave away $500 cash to five consolation winners (Ahmad Firdaus, Hjh Ervy Sufitriana, Pg Hj Ibrahim, Mohammad Noor Faisal) and five one time service and one time polish package to another five consolation winners.

The Hari Raya promotion was held from May to July and the customers who bought a Volkswagen (except for the GTI and Scirocco) instantly walked away with the latest Philips LED TV.


The top three winners with other consolation winners of the Maju Motors lucky draw last Friday
 


Dk Aidi Noorintan Pg Hj Md Zinin, was the second place winner, walked away with $3,000 and presented by Dk Fauziah P D P Hj Yunos
 


Dk Nurafifah Hanisah Pg Hj Ismail was the third winner, walked away with $2,000 and presented by Chan Key Hong Executive Director of Maju Motors Sdn Bhd
 


It was almost a packed house at Maju Motors
 


 


Chan Key Hong introducing his strong team and appreciating all their contribution for Maju Motors
 


Participants waiting for the draw
 


Chan Key Hong thanking all the customers for their support and he promises for better things
 


A few familiar faces attended the draw event
 


 


One of the consolation winners
 


One of the $500 winners
 


Thank you, Maju Motors for the invite
 

  
 

Thank you 
 


I feel blessed.. Thank you to @huahosports (Hua Ho Manggis) and @netcombrunei for the Hari Raya hamper, @shaunhoon for the goodies, @jpmcbrunei for the cookies personally baked by the patients, Audi Brunei (T.C.Y. Motors) for the @coffeebean_brunei voucher, @officialwcopabrunei for the souvenir from Japan, @baiduribank and SCB for the Hari Raya envelopes and my aunties for the yearly goodies.
 

  
 

Total gives back to community 
 


Total E&P Borneo B.V. (TEPB) management visited one of the local communities at Kg Lumut recently

As part of their Ramadhan activities, Total E&P Borneo B.V. (TEPB) organized their fifth annual Ramadhan Charity, which provided in-kind assistance to the local communities where Total operates, namely Kg Lumut 1 in Mukim Liang (where the Total Onshore Processing Plant is located) and Kg Sabun in Mukim Serasa (where Total Logistic Base is located). Total also planned two more series of donations to DANA Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah National Fund for Orphans and also two orphans of Total’s former staff.

During their Charity visits to the local community, 18 volunteers from Total staff, which included two Heads of Departments split into two teams to handover the respective donations to the community in Kg Lumut 1 and Kg Sabun. The donations were in the form of kitchen staples such as rice, mineral water, sugar, cooking oil and hampers as well as prepaid utilities cards. There were also additional personal contributions by Total staff members. The donations were to help the underprivileged individuals in both villages to better celebrate the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

The Total volunteers in Kg Lumut 1 was led by Muhammad Rasimoon Hj Adinin, Head of HR, Corporate Communications and CSR. In addition, the group was also accompanied by several representatives from the Lumut 1 Village Consultative Council (MPK Lumut 1) led by its Secretary, Awg Ismail bin Mohammad. While the team in Kg Sabun was led by Zulhilmi Rambli, Corporate Communications & CSR Executive. Present to assist the Total group of volunteers were several representatives from the Village Consultative Council of Masjid Lama, Pekan Muara, Sabun, and Pelumpong. The MPK was led by its Head of Village, Pengiran Haji Mohamed bin Pengiran Haji Osman @ Othman.

Overall, the donations were handed accordingly to five recipients in Kg Lumut 1, and four from Kg Sabun, which were selected from the list of underprivileged individuals living in the village provided by Community Development Department (JAPEM).

One of the recipients in Kg Lumut 1, Dyg Jelimah bte Abdullah, 38 is a single mother with a four year old daughter. She is currently unemployed and live with her seventy four year old mother. The family relies on the Old Age Pension received by the mother and proceeds from selling hand-woven traditional baskets.

Dyg Afshah bte Abdullah from Kg Sabun is 73 year old lady receiving Old Age Pension. She suffers multiple health issues including high blood pressure, cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease. She lives with her daughter, Dyg Norazizah bte Abdullah, who assists her to operate a food stall to earn a living on top of some financial aid provided by JAPEM.


The management making their rounds
 


Another house they visited
 


Some of the conditions of the home
 


Another group photo
 


Handing over gifts
 


The management enjoying their trip
 

  
 

Team Brunei making more waves 
 


Adi Daini, Eden Chiam, Elizabeth Sim, Bridget Ang, Ruby Chong, Shian Li Esther Chiam and Norhidayat Hj Ahim arriving from Singapore last Friday

A very historic moment for Brunei. Yasmine making headlines on the front page recently, for its North America release this year. DPMM FC recently brought back another trophy from Singapore which was the Singapore League Cup. The other thing was our Brunei Team who competed in Los Angeles for the World Championship of Performing Arts which is also branded as the Olympics for artists.

Team Brunei achieved a higher medal count compared to last year with 38 medals overall. They collected 12 gold medals, 13 silver medals and 13 bronze medals. The biggest winner was Shian Li Esther Chiam who is just 15 years old. She won the Junior Grand World Champion Instrumental Award and also collecting 6 six gold medals along the way. Awesome indeed!!

She was over the moon when she received the prize during the finals and she gave a word of encouragement to all passionate singers and performers that we need to believe in ourselves and work hard towards that goal. She was grateful to be part of the Brunei Team and she also made new friends globally and the great thing about music is that it unites every walks of life, regardless of age and race. She shared that there are so many opportunities for us and they are untapped.

Her younger sister Eden Chiam earned an Industry Award and also earned one gold medal, two silver medals and two bronze medals and she only had weeks to prepare for the event. So that’s not pretty bad for an achievement. I have mentioned previously in my post how team Brunei has made it big at WCOPA finals in Los Angeles, considering they only sent 9 representatives as compared to the aplenty from different countries. Having 5 semi-finalists and 3 finalists are considered “over-achievements” as they are plenty of talents out there worldwide.

Maria Grace Koh and Joanna Kwan are still outstation and didn’t join the entourage upon arrival at the Brunei International Airport. Both are finalists for the WCOPA finals and I’m proud of their achievements.

Elizabeth Sim who dreamt of Hollywood was very happy of her achievements and enjoyed every moment. She won Senior Acting Drama category and also earned 5 medals along the way. Ruby Chong, earned herself two medals and an Industry Award while Bridget Ang earned two medals. Norhidayat Hj Ahim earned 5 medals while Adi Daini earned 3 medals.

They will be having a Brunei WCOPA showcase this coming August at the Jerudong Amphitheater and it will be on the 23rd August 2014. For updates, you can follow them @officialwcopabrunei on instagram for updates.

 


Shian Li and Eden Chiam with their family
 

  
 

20
Jul

All of me

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

The Popcorn Panel 

 

Check out the latest podcast review of The Fault with Our Stars with special guest Seng Yee

  


Final day for Grand Sale 
 


Drop by today as today’s the final day
I just paid a visit to Honey Carsmart Hari Raya Grand Sale and most of the top items have been bought on the spot yesterday. There are still plenty of cars available at Honey Carsmart at Spg 635 at Jalan Tutong (Bunut) and you can stand a chance to win items sponsored by the company, even for visitors.

For your information, Honey Carsmart have experience being a dealership with several Japanese brands before evolving into a full time dealership of local used cars. or your convenience and also with an affordable price.

So today (Sunday) is the final day of the Honey Casmart Grand Sale and it closes around 4pm. Too bad the Nissan 350Z has been taken already but there are still good quality cars for your perusal. the venue is at Simpang 635, Jalan Tutong at Bunut area before the petrol station at Jalan Hj Halus. You can also call their hotline for more information at 265 4131.

 


Some of the cars that are being sold

There are still plenty of cars

Every visitor gets a lucky dip

Hui Chiet got herself a sunshade
 


Some of the lucky prizes up for grabs

Bikes also on sale and it comes with 2 digit numbers

The associates of Honey Carsmart working hard during the Hari Raya Grand Sale

BIBD At-tamwil is there for the car financing

It’s at Simpang 635 Jalan Tutong at Bunut area
 

  

12
Jul

#CatchTheDawn

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

The Popcorn Panel 
 

Check out the latest podcast review of Dawn of The Planet of The Apes with co-host Del Goh and special guest Seng Yee

  
 

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 
 

  
 

28
Mar

#Reboot

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in Uncategorized

 

 


Acer Liquid Smartphones

 


Check out Acer Liquid smartphones
 

 

  
 

HSBC Personal Internet Banking

 

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BIBD – Let’s Go Mobile!

 

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

Icon Design Store

 

 

Click to enter website
 
 

 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 
 

The podcast review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. What’s your take?

  
 

Numismatic Showcase 

 

Week Sale at S.C.G Outpost 

 


Numismatic enthusiasts at Numismatic Showcase organised by Koleksi Zul Zidane at S.C.G. Outpost Enterprise, Citis Square. The showcase sale will be until Sunday 30th March 2014.


Numismatic collectors eyeing some of the collections on display


The uncut RM2 dollar


The classes BND 50 note will be sent to US for accreditation


Check out the old notes

  


Paintball this Sunday 
 

Azeim of PANTAS at RBTS Paintball Arena. Image taken from PANTAS Facebook.

As another step to promoting the Sport of Paintball in Negara Brunei Darussalam, we have decided together with RBTS Paintball Arena to hold The 1st PERSATUAN PAINTBALL KEBANGSAAN NEGARA BRUNEI DARUSSALAM (PANTAS) BIG GAME!!

Don’t have anyone to play with??? Don’t have a team!?!? Don’t SWEAT!! Come and meet everyone in the paintball community!!! Bring your family and friends to come and play with us! Don’t worry we’ll sort the teams out, all players on all skill levels will be mixed up so that we can have a fun filled paintball day and get to know each other.

Details:

– max 50-70 pax

– max 10 teams

– max 7 players per team

– 2 Groups

Game format:

– round robin total elimination

Pricing – $85/- per pax

Included:

– all gear (Bring your own playing gear if you have them)

– 500 paintballs

Extra paint:

– $140/- per box of 2000 paintballs

– $40/- per 500 paintballs

Lets have fun and support Brunei Paintball!!!

For booking contact:

Email – pantasbrunei@gmail.com

Bandar/Tutong players: Kalel – 8611311, Pg Shahminan – 8733366. Charm – 8115500

KB players: Fairul – 8874055, Azeim – 8839146

 


Are you ready for some action this Sunday? Image taken from PANTAS Facebook.
 


It will be $85 for adult and guaranteed that you will have a blast. Image taken from PANTAS Facebook.
 


The promotional poster for Sunday
 

  
 

26
Mar

#theStoryContinues

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

DPMM FC focus on next match 
 


Roy O’Donovan was injured in the last game but kept on playing against Tampines Rovers. He had a minor surgery on his left thumb ligament and now sporting a cast. However, he still insists to play against Geylang International FC this Friday.
 


Steve Kean’s press conference with the media last Sunday

One on one with Steve Kean and his views of last game against Tampines Rovers where DPMM FC lost 2-1.

On DPMM FC’s performance: “The performance was there and we were trying to win the game. It wasn’t easy to stay at 1-1. We brought Param (Azwan Salleh) who can put a cross in. Sairol was getting very tired and he cramped his calf. So we brought in Adi who is another forward thinking player. I was disappointed with the second goal because when the ball was in the middle of the pitch, we have to get more pressure on the ball because obviously they are gonna shoot and get something on target. That was a disappointing factor.”

On the positive side: “On the positive side, we created enough chances to win. We just have to be more ruthless in front of goal.”

“If we hit the post and not score, this will give the other team a hope that they are still in the game and I think that’s what happen. We just had to get that second goal after conceding the goal in the manner we did.”

On Azwan Ali’s performance: “He prefers that position (attacking mid) that being wide. The defenders didn’t know where he was going and he kept going into the pockets and he can turn and he can dribble. Sometimes he was unlucky but he is an exciting player and he makes things happens whenever on the ball.

On the performance of the referee: “I don’t like to criticize referees. I think it’s the hardest job and I don’t who wants to be a referee. Because we just hope over the course of the season, we can get most of the decisions our way and some are gonna go against you.”

DPMM FC will fly to Singapore tomorrow for their match against Geylang International FC at Bedok Stadium. The match will be played on Friday 28th March. Good luck!!

 

  
 

Icon Design Store

 

 

Click to enter website
 
 

 

Financial planning 
 

for IGS students 
 

In a continuing effort to increase financial planning awareness among students in Brunei Darussalam, a team of managers from Baiduri Bank today visited the Kolej IGS in the capital where they presented a talk to some 200 students of the college. The talk emphasized the importance of financial planning to achieve financial success in life and outlined how students can benefit from suitable banking products such as the “4U” Value Pack which was specifically designed with students needs in mind.

Alice Lee, Branch Manager of Baiduri Kiulap Branch gave the welcome remarks followed by a talk on basic financial planning by Siti Aminah, Bancassurance Manager at Baiduri’s Wealth Management Centre. She gave tips on the choices students have today to save money. “Young people should be aware of their financial choices when it comes to planning for their future. This will ease them in their undertakings should they choose to study locally or abroad.”

 


Members of Baiduri Bank with the participants of the talk at IGS

This was then followed by a talk on the “4U Value Pack” Student Account by Shannon Sikun, Branch Manager of Baiduri Bank’s Muara Branch. Available to students aged between 12 and 29 years old, the package is designed to meet the needs of students studying in Brunei or overseas. It offers ease of banking via electronic channels as well as fee waivers or discounts on services such as overseas ATM cash withdrawals, processing fees on bank reference letters for student visa applications, funds transfers and financing. In addition, parents of the account holders can also apply for loans and financing to help meet expenses related to their child’s education, such as tuition fees, travel costs or purchase of laptops, stationery or books.

The talk ended with a quiz and a question and answer session. Upon giving the correct answers, students were given Baiduri merchandise and Starbucks vouchers which the students participated with great enthusiasm.
At the end of the talk, Pg Hajah Fatimah Binti Pg Setia Jaya Pg Hj Momin, CEO of Kolej IGS presented the Baiduri Bank team with a token of appreciation. “The talk definitely gave an insight to what Baiduri has to offer and our students are thrilled to know that there are programmes that will take care of them while they are pursuing their education.”

For more information on the Baiduri Student Account, please call the Baiduri Call Centre at 2449666 or visit www.baiduri.com

 

  
 

Divergent review 
 

Divergent. I won’t share much too much but you are more than welcome to listen to our podcast (see soundcloud below) and see what you think. The biggest disappointment for me is the delivery of the movie as we are in the era of “Young Adult” adaptations with the likes of Twilight (glad that was over) and The Hunger Games (much better). Yes, we do have huge flops like The Host, The Mortal Instruments and Beautiful Creatures. However, Divergent have avoided the bombshell pit as it raked in almost US 60 million in the opening weekend.

Anyway, back to the delivery part. Well, the biggest flaw here is the pacing and film editing. It was totally disjointed and there wasn’t a moment I feel any anti-climax or climax for that matter. The other problem is when you already identify the problem, then you will have to endure the next 2 and a half hours of restlessness. The lead roles by Shailene Woodley and Theo James couldn’t bring the movie to better heights. The direction by Neil Burger (Illusionist) didn’t do justice to the best selling novel. I’m hoping for a redeeming sequel since it performed well in the box office but let’s hope these mistakes are being listened to and more improvements in the sequel.

You can check out my popcorn panel’s co-host blog post on Divergent and of course, you can listen to our podcast. Happy listening. Verdict: 5/10 Rottentomatoes 40%

Listen to our podcast review of Divergent and stand a chance to win PS4 console when I post the quiz on IG later on

 

The winning video for 
 

Energy Video Competition 
 

 

The winning video by Tierce A with the title – What Do Kids Know About Energy

 

  
 

IWA the Duckling 
 

SMARTER Brunei aims to provides Individuals with Autism (IWA), an E.D.G.E (Educate, Develop, Grow and Empower to be C.H.I.P.S. (Contributing, Holistic, Independent, Productive and Successful) members of the Society. The curriculum is an A.L.O.E. (A Little Of Everything) V.E.R.A. (Versatile, Enabling, Responsive and Accommodating).  It is R.B.C (Research Based Curriculum) extracted from different best practices around the world to suit the individual needs and interest of the IWA.

As part of their efforts to increase our lifeline and sustainability, they are organizing a Charity Musical entitled SMARTER Musical Play 2014: “IWA: the Duckling” on the  5th April 2014, Saturday at the Main Conference Hall of the International Convention Centre not only to raise funds for SMARTER Brunei but also to showcase the talents of our 110 IWAs registered in their 3 centres [(ASD Intervention Centre, Sengkurong, ASD Intervention Centre, Kuala Belait and Brunei Autism Centre for Adults (BACA)].


SMARTER Musical Play 2014: IWA the Duckling, a charity fund raising event happening on 5th April. Click image to enlarge.

This musical is C.O.O.L as it is Created Out Of Love and was conceptualized by the President of SMARTER Brunei.  The musical’s theme highlights endeavor of each Individual with autism and their families.  The “IWA: the Duckling” is a musical fable that parallel the life of a duckling named IWA in an enchanted lake in search of sense of belonging.  On his journey, IWA has to face the challenges of the different stages of growing up from childhood to old age: the new beginning, rejection, reflecting, transformation and acceptance, and inclusion to the Society.

CHARITY FUND RAISING EVENT entitled “SMARTER Musical Play 2014: IWA THE DUCKLING”  on the  5th April 2014, Saturday at 7.30 pm at the Main Conference Hall of the International Convention Centre.

Ticket Prices: $30 (SOLD OUT), $50, $75, $100

CONTACT NUMBERS: 8918127 or 2661830 (Malou), 7172991 (hotline)

 

  
 

Audi A3 Sneaks 
 


Audi A3 coming soon
 


The price is also quite competitive. For price, you can call 244 2333 extension 31 at T.C.Y. Motors
 

  
 

#DMIAFG 
 


….and when will it end?
 

  
 

Youth Energy Dialogue 2014 
 


Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office YB Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Mohd Yasmin Hj Umar with Professor John Loughhead, Executive Director, UK EnergyResearch Centre, Great Britain and Adnan Z. Aminm, Director-General of International Renewable Energy Agency at yesterday’s Youth Energy Dialogue and engaging with the audience on the topic of sustaining energy locally and globally

Yesterday Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office YB Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Mohd Yasmin Hj Umar hosted the Youth Energy Dialogue at the Conference Hall at BRIDEX where more than 300 youth comprising of students, NGOs and employees at Oil and Gas industry attended the event. It was good to see students being engaged in asking questions to the Minister and the international speakers, Professor John Loughhead, Executive Director, UK EnergyResearch Centre, Great Britain, Adnan Z. Aminm, Director-General of International Renewable Energy Agency, Mr. Gerald Schotman, Chief Technology Officer, Royal Dutch Shell, Professor Yu Hongyuan, Deputy Director Shanghai Institute for International Studies and Professor Dr. Daniel Sperling, Director Institute of Transportation Studies and UC Davis Energy Efficiency Centre. The Youth Energy Dialogue was moderated by Khairunnisa Ash’ari, Community-Engagement Director of Green Brunei, Head of International Relations Brunei Youth Council.

The questions given for the panelists were quite relevant and there was even a question put forward for the Minister if one day that the government leaders will drive a hybrid or a smart efficient car to be the role models for the generation to promote energy savings efficiency. The Minister applauded the suggestion brought by Dk Hanna Afiqah Pg Hassanal Ali Saifuddien of Green Brunei. The Minister even agreed on the suggestion that styrofoam should be banned as food and drink containers.

The theme ‘Conserve Energy: Our Future, Our Choice’ highlights the role of Youth in the future and the importance of their own aspirations, initiatives, and actions in shaping the energy future. After the dialogue, the Minister of Energy presented the prizes to the top three winners of the first national Energy Video Competition and also the top three Energy clubs from schools.

 


It was quite a huge turn out yesterday
 


A friend from BSP also attended the event
 


A youth asking questions relating to sustaining energy
 


Behind the scenes of the Youth Energy Dialogue
 

Winners awarded by Minister 
 


The Top three winners of the National Energy Video Competition. Image courtesy of Faiq Airudin of The Brunei Times.
 


The 1st Runner Up of the National Energy Video Competition. Image courtesy of Faiq Airudin of The Brunei Times.
 


The 2nd Runner Up of the National Energy Video Competition. Image courtesy of Faiq Airudin of The Brunei Times.
 


The winner of the Energy Club from Sekolah Menengah Arab Lelaki Hassanal Bolkiah. Image courtesy of Faiq Airudin of The Brunei Times.
 


The second winner of the Energy Club from STPRI. Image courtesy of Faiq Airudin of The Brunei Times.
 


The third winner of the Energy Club from Sekolah Menengah Berakas. Image courtesy of Faiq Airudin of The Brunei Times.

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