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08
Jun

Rising above

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Cosmo beat IGS
 


The final score last night
 

The result was academic to begin with. Both Cosmopolitan College and IGS have qualified for the quarter-finals. However, IGS undefeated streak came to an end when Cosmo scored three goals without reply. Hat-trick hero Md Dhiyaulhak scored in the 14th, 63rd and 90th minute for a comprehensive victory over IGS.

Though having the same points, IGS topped the group with a better goal difference. The semi-finals will be between ITB and Cosmo and the other match will be between defending champion UBD and IGS. Good luck to all the players and well done to the volunteers and the organizing team for making this tournament an overwhelming one. You can follow live updates on @attamwil_universitycup instagram. Images courtesy of BIBD Attamwil University Cup 2015.

 


Team Cosmo
 


Team IGS
 


One of the lucky draw winners
 


One of the lucky draw winners
 


The crowd last night
 

  
 

Audi update 
 


The most important motor sport week of the year for Audi started on Sunday in the Le Mans city center.

A large audience at the Place de la République enjoyed summery temperatures while following technical scrutineering of the race cars for the 24-hour race. All three Audi R18 e-tron quattro went through the technical checks and are thus eligible to start practice beginning on Wednesday and the race. Eight of Audi’s nine racing drivers were visible on the team photo.

Marco Bonanomi was missing, because he was busy competing for a private Audi team in the customer racing program in Belgium where he scored six points.

Audi is aiming for its 14th championship title since entering the legendary Le Mans endurance race in 2000; fans can watch the action live this weekend on Krsital Astro Eurosport channel 814.

 

  
 

The new Tivoli
 


Register the form on website or follow the instruction on the poster and you will be eligible for the Samsung S6 Edge smartphone. Easy, huh? Do check out the latest car Tivoli from SsangYong. Click image to register.
 

 

Well done, Brandon and team
 

Maktab Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah was crowned champion of the 19th Brunei Darussalam Inter school Senior Level English Debate Competition yesterday after defeating Sayyidina Ali Secondary School (SMSA) four votes to one.

Best speaker for the preliminaries and final Brandon Chin Wei Chun starred from Maktab Duli yesterday, anchoring his team’s position as the opposition to the motion ‘A nation’s first priority should be to invest in renewable energy’.

“We built our team’s case over the fact that although renewable energy was important, it should not be the nation’s first priority, as a country has other important priorities such as education and healthcare,” said the 18-year-old.

Brandon brought foward that renewable energy is only a means to an end.

“Renewable energy itself cannot be developed if education of the people is not made a priority.”

Both teams yesterday were given 90 minutes to prepare their cases before taking to the stage to compete. This was a shift from the traditional competition format which allowed for schools to prepare several days in advance.

 


Best speaker for the preliminaries and final Brandon Chin Wei Chun (center) with Hj Mohd Rozan Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yunos, Permanent Secretary (Media and Cabinet) of Prime Minister’s Office (left)
 


The finalists of the debating competition with the guest of honour
 

Education Officer Adam Mokhtar from Co-Curricular Education Department said the changes are designed to make debating more challenging and in line with the ‘Asian Parliamentary Standard’.

“Over the past few years we have introduced the motions to be debated in an impromptu fashion.”

He added: “Teams are randomly assigned to a topic and the position of either the government, which supports the motion or are drawed as the opposition. They are informed of the motion and position 90 minutes before the match takes place.”

Adam said the shift to impromptu debating would allow Bruneians to be better prepared for international competitions held on a similar standard.

“It also allows the students to think on their feet, forces them to brainstorm rapidly, and to execute and perform under time constraints,” he added.

The Deputy Director of the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam Dr Kathrina DP Hj Md Daud, who also served as Chief Adjudicator yesterday, said that the ‘points of information’ – where competitors are allowed to pose questions when an opposing debater is presenting – needed more engagement from both sides.

“The winning team the judges felt, had better flow in terms of argument overall, linking between one team to next, with a better coherence of understanding issues surrounding the motion in a more holistic fashion,” she said.

To reach the finals, Maktab Duli beat Tutong Sixth Form Centre in the semi-finals while SMSA edged out Sengkurong Sixth Form Centre.

Permanent Secretary (Media and Cabinet) Hj Mohd Rozan Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yunos was on hand yesterday to deliver the awards to the winning team and the runners up, as well as the best speaker. Text and images courtesy of Aaron Wong of The Brunei Times.

 

 

 

More photos from Colour Run 
 


Image courtesy of Jody Lo
 


Image courtesy of Jody Lo
 


Sylvia posing for the camera after the Run with Colours event. Image courtesy of Sylvia.
 


Image courtesy of Sylvia
 


Image courtesy of Sylvia
 


Representing SMARTER Brunei. Image courtesy of @runwithcolours
 


Image courtesy of @runwithcolours
 


Anyone left this behind? #lostandfound. Image courtesy of @runwithcolours
 


Image courtesy of @runwithcolours
 


Image courtesy of Farhan Jafar Ali
 


Image courtesy of Farhan Jafar Ali
 


Image courtesy of Farhan Jafar Ali
 


Image courtesy of Thanis Lim
 


Image courtesy of Wendy
 


Image courtesy of Wendy
 


Image courtesy of Jayden Sia
 


Image courtesy of Eahui
 


Image courtesy of Sylvia
 


Image courtesy of Fazizul Haqimie
 


Image courtesy of Fazizul Haqimie
 

  
 

Tivoli from SsangYong 
 


Annison, Sales Manager of SsangYong (T.C.Y. Motors) and Alvin Caro, PR and Advertising Executive of SsangYong (T.C.Y. Motors) unveiling the new SsangYong’s Tivoli at their Kiarong showroom
 

 

Check out the Tivoli on Youtube

Repost: When I saw the images sent by T.C.Y. Motors during the sneak preview of the Tivoli, I was like pretty impressed by the overall design. The first thing that came to my mind is that it doesn’t feel or look like a European car. This is the latest edition to the SsangYong family line, the Tivoli. Yes, even the name sounds European in a way. The official launch of this particular model will be in June 2015 but there have been many pre-bookings from the public already even before its release. The media had the privilege to have a close look at the Tivoli – the low spec and the high spec at the SsangYong Kiarong Showroom.

We had a quick test drive on the red colour Tivoli but we haven’t fully tested it. So far it was a good ride and I was even considering this for my next car because I’m more of an SUV person and though it’s smaller than an SUV, it has its sporty feel. There are so many things to love about the Tivoli and I assure you that the Tivoli will be a big hit in Brunei.

One of its strength is the D-cut Steering Wheel. It has a steering wheel with “sporty d-cut” design, highlighting a sporty look with its horizontal bottom line and this will enhance the driving experience with optimal grip. If you go for the hi spec, then you will get a premium leather finish on the steering wheel too.

The seats have been awarded for being “Ergonomic” in Korea. Consisting of dual density pads and Pullmaflex spring system, bonded together to create an award-winning seat. It has earned the Tivoli a reputation for optimal comfort and convenience.

There’s also a Multi Audio System with a 7” inch touchscreen display (hi-spec). You can sync your smartphones via Bluetooth or HDMI.

When it comes to safety, Tivoli ensures passengers’ safety by applying the latest technology and high strength material and it also provides outstanding inner equipment space for outdoor activities. The material of the Tivoli has AHSS (Advanced high strength steel). For your info, AHSS is used for about 40% on the body and “hot press forming” process is used on 10 major areas.

T.C.Y. Motors SsangYong is even giving one special prize – Samsung S6 Edge. All you have to do is register your interest for the Tivoli through their website tivoli.ssangyong-brunei.com or their Facebook Page.

The price tag for the Tivoli is reasonably competitive  and this is the reason why I’m confident this model, Tivoli, will be a big hit in Brunei. Thank you, Annison and Alvin for hosting us yesterday.

 


The nice leather finished steering wheel of the Tivoli (hi-spec)
 


The award winning ergonomic seats
 


The engine and other components inside the Tivoli
 


This is the hi-spec Tivoli. Awesome!!
 


Stand a chance to win a Samsung S6 Edge
 


This is the low spec Tivoli and you can see how much difference exterior and interior compared to the hi-spec
 


The test drive Tivoli
 


Vincent Hong test drove the Tivoli around the area
 


The most sought two-toned colour Tivoli among Bruneians
 

  

07
Jun

Run with Colours 2015

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Run with Colours 2015 
 

Review of Run with Colours 2015 edited by Faiq of The Brunei Times

 

An event that I really missed today since I’m outstation. I’m still enjoying my trip in Penang and this morning was the first ever colour run organized by the Brunei Youth Council (MBB) with the support of Armtrix Enterprise. There’s no prize presentation for this particular run and it focuses more on the charity side, aimed at raising funds for the Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER Brunei) and also for the council.

The run also coincided with the Sponge Bob run which took place at the Bio-innovation Corridor (Agro tech Park). The Run with Colours had a very awesome turn out and I believe it’s the biggest number so far of all the runs being held in Brunei this year. Around 4,000 participants showed up this morning and of course, the colour gimmick is the first of its kind in Brunei and brings a new sense of novelty especially for runners and social joggers.

Thank you to my friends who contributed some photos for my blog and social media. I do hope to participate in the next colour run in Brunei. Well done to the organizers 😀

 


Did you know that the colour blue symbolizes autism? Image courtesy of Fazizul Haqimie.
 


Image courtesy of Fazizul Haqimie
 


One of the participants, Thanis Lim. Image courtesy of Fazizul Haqimie
 


Image courtesy of Fazizul Haqimie
 


Image courtesy of Fazizul Haqimie
 


Image courtesy of Fazizul Haqimie
 


Image courtesy of Fazizul Haqimie
 


Image courtesy of Fazizul Haqimie
 


Image courtesy of Fazizul Haqimie
 


Image courtesy of Wendy
 


Image courtesy of Wendy
 


Image courtesy of Winnie Sia
 


Image courtesy of Winnie Sia
 


Image courtesy of Winnie Sia
 


Image courtesy of Winnie Sia
 


Image courtesy of G50
 


Image courtesy of G50
 


Image courtesy of G50
 


Image courtesy of Emily Teo
 


Image courtesy of @eia25
 


Image courtesy of @eia25
 


Image courtesy of @eia25
 


Image courtesy of @eia25
 


Image courtesy of Sherry
 


Image courtesy of Sherry. Good one 😀
 


Image courtesy of Sherry
 


Image courtesy of Jolene
 


Image courtesy of Farhan Jafar Ali
 


Image courtesy of Farhan Jafar Ali
 


Image courtesy of Farhan Jafar Ali
 


Image courtesy of Farhan Jafar Ali
 


Image courtesy of Eahui
 


Image courtesy of Eahui
 


Image courtesy of Eahui
 


Image courtesy of Alison
 


Image courtesy of Alison
 


Image courtesy of Jane
 


@eia25 and the founder of Armtrix Enterprise, Aaron Goh
 

  
 

22
Apr

Eighty Five

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 


Check out our latest review of Furious 7 featuring Rano and his co-host Del Goh on The Popcorn Panel

 

  
 

 

The New Jetta 
 


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Download SnapFeed 
 

 

 

Download SnapFeed app on your smartphones and check out the latest deals in Brunei and also get rewarded from respective merchants such as BurgerKing, KFC and Sushi Tei to name a few.

  
 

Run with Colours 
 


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You will be given these sunnies as well as part of the registration. Cool!!

Recently I posted that Brunei is a kingdom of expected runs. Only lately, a new run has been announced and that is the Run with Colours. I’ve seen this gimmick before and I was wondering if it will ever make it to Brunei. Waalaaa, it now has and the bad thing is I won’t be in the country for this event.

The Brunei Youth Council (MBB) is set to welcome all runners with a burst of colours at its charity run scheduled to be held on June 7 at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, Berakas.

The event’s ‘Run with Colours’ concept is to pelt its participants with vibrant coloured powder at certain checkpoints throughout the route. Also known as the ‘Happiest 5K on the Planet’, the idea originated from the original Color Run that was held in the United States in 2012.

As stated in the press release, the run aims not only to encourage generosity by participating in a charity event but also to encourage Bruneians to emulate liveliness and harmony in a healthy way by spreading positivity through colours.

“We want it to be as exciting as possible since it’s the first of its kind in Brunei,” said Khairunnisa Ash’ari, Head of International Relations of MBB.

On top of that, some members from the organisation will be participating in the colour run by throwing blue-coloured powder unto the runners who pass by at a certain checkpoint during the run.

“The reason is because blue is the colour for autism; so students from Society for the Management of Autism Related Issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) will be throwing the powder,” said Tiah Teck Cherng, an intern from Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

There is no age limit in this charity run. Each registered runner is entitled to a T-shirt, a pair of exclusive ‘Run with Colour’ sunglasses, a bib as well as a finisher’s medal! Kit collection can be made from June 4 from 4pm to 8pm until June 8 from 8am to 12pm at the Indoor Stadium.

There will be two routes available; the 3km and the 5km routes. Registration fees are $30 and $35 respectively.

Payment for registration will be from May 11 until May 13 from 4pm until 10pm at the Indoor Stadium as well. All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the Brunei Youth Council as well as to SMARTER.

It was mentioned that the water truck will be deployed to clear any colour residue on the path and road of the mini fun run. So the public won’t be shocked to see a colourful road after the event. The management also advice to bring extra clothes and towel. A wet tissue or towel would also helped the participants in a way to clean off any colour paste on your skin. There will be more details on this event.

For more information, please email runwithcolours@gmail.com or check out the event’s Instagram @runwithcolours. To sign up for the run please log onto www.heroes.com.bn and click the events icon to register. Source: Michelle Tan of The Brunei Times.

 


Group photo of the Brunei Youth Council and a representative from SMARTER Brunei
 


Tiah Teck Cherng, the organising chair of the Run with Colours event
 


Khairunnisa Ash’ari, Head of International Relations of Brunei Youth Council and Aaron Goh of Amrtrix Enterprise
 


Michelle interviewing the organisers
 

  

Scalp Trichocare Hairspa 
 


The ingredients and hair paste for the scalp treatment at Scalp Trichocare Hairspa. All the ingredients used natural and contain no preservatives.
 


Winnie checking her scalp before the treatment
 

The responses have been favourable. Those who have tried the services at Scalp Trichocare Hairspa will be impressed what they can offer as well as the service they provided. It’s not just a place to get pampered (for head massages) but it’s a great treatment for your scalps whether be it sensitive, oily or dry. My last visit was a few weeks ago as I tried a new system they offered for my sensitive scalp. I always enjoy the experience because I’m a sucker for head pampering.

So what’s special about the System B? It replaces chemical hair dye to avoid cancerous chemical infusion into the scalp. Its post therapy color on hair comes from the nature of the herbs itself. It has more benefits as it improves grey hair, hair loss, post natal hair loss, dandruff, sensitive, bald patches scalp and promotes hair growth.  In combination of the TCM ampoules, system B therapy provides essential nutrients for scalp to have beautiful hair.  It is freshly prepared without any preservatives.

What I enjoy about their service is that they will accommodate to your needs and consult you without any obligation. They focus more on the best optimum therapy for every customer. I know I should have visit their premise more on a regular basis since hair treatment requires multiple visits consistently to see a more favourable result. The growth also depends on the individuals. Some will have results in a short span of time while some might take a while. In most cases, the results can be seen as early as 2 weeks. Do check out some of the testimonials here.

 


The ingredients used
 


The paste being applied on the hair.
 


 

Another useful treatment from Scalp Trichocare Hairspa is the restoring of your black hair. As we age, some will tend to show signs of grey/white hair. I know I have little signs of that already. With the service they provide, they have seen customers growing new born black hair sprouting after treatment.

Now if you ask me what challenges the customers always face in this situation, it’s mostly self-esteem and confidence or the lack of it. Of course, with a positive attitude, it helps. This is where Scalp Trichocare Hairspa comes in and create that formula to transform your hair that will give your more confidence. Discipline and consistency are important as well for hair treatment. Hence, it’s important to keep your schedule intact if you want to achieve results.

Scalp Trichocare Hairspa is located at Gadong Central, Unit C35, 2nd Floor Block C, same building as The Boxx, Mr. Bakers Cafeteria and Sushi Tei but at the far end. I know parking can be a troublesome but it’s worth the effort especially if you are going for a hairspa.

 


After the hair paste being applied, your hair will be steamed for 20 minutes or so.
 


Hair being rinsed
 


 

  
 

Symphony of Italian Regions 

Have you ever been to Sorriso Restaurant and Pizzeria? My favourite dish has always been the Rosini Veal but last week we were treated to a special promotion by Sorriso. The latest promotion is called “Symphony of Italian Regions” and it’s a collaboration with invited Italian chef, Claudio Cucchiarelli and Chef Salvatore Pio Giuseppe Intigila.

You can now enjoy the five-course meal and did you know Sorriso has been around for four years? This promotion marks the 4th anniversary of the eatery. The promotion will last for three weeks if I’m not mistaken. You can call 223 3030 for reservation.

 


Chef Salvatore Pio Giuseppe Intigila and special invited guest Italian chef, Claudio Cucchiarelli with members of local media and bloggers
 


The chefs briefing the guests on the menu
 


The perfect combo?
 


The menu
 


Scallops form Amalfi with Italian lentils
 


Tuscany style crab soup with fish quenelles
 


Lamb rack filled with blue cheese paste, served with cream of sweet & sour almonds
 


 

  
 

HyperX Cloud II 
 


Professional gamers Goodfellas trying out the HyperX Cloud II gaming headset
 

Netcom Computer House announced the launch of the HyperX Cloud II gaming headset while teaming up with five professional gamers who were invited to preview the product.

Five professional gamers from team Goodfellas were on hand to test drive the headset, and reported that the Cloud II got a huge thumbs up for the amazing sound and great comfort.

HyperX is a division of Kingston Technology, the independent world leader in memory products. The headset features a newly designed USB sound card audio control box featuring 7.1 virtual surround sound with independent audio and microphone audio control. It is also 3.5mm compatible for PS4 and Xbox One as well as for smartphones and tablets.

Certified by TeamSpeak and Skype optimised, HyperX Cloud II provides clearer voice quality, game sounds and reduced background noise. To provide maximum comfort for long hours of gaming, the ear cups and headband are 100 per cent memory foam. Priced at $199 each, the newly launched gaming headset is backed by a one-year warranty and legendary HyperX reliability and is available at all branches of Netcom in Brunei in red, gun metal, and pink, which is a limited edition colour that will be available soon.

The purchase of each headset comes with a free Kingston Redhead Pencil Holder.

For more information, contact Netcom at 2231563, 2231564 or visit its Facebook Page and Instagram at ‘Netcombrunei’.

 


The headset from HyperX Cloud II. Now available at Netcom Computer House.
 


Goodfellas with representatives from Netcom Computer House
 

  

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!!

 

  
 

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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
 


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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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