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21
Jul

The medal haul

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

 

 

Citroën Brunei 
 


Click image to enter Citroën Brunei 
 

  
 

YMRM soft opening 
 


The first customer of YMRM Serusop today

Guess what peeps? It’s finally open. Well, a soft one actually since the other floors are not ready. However, the ground floor is ready for business and now you can shop at Galleria YMRM Serusop at Unit B24-25 at Delima Jaya Complex and you can call 233 3743.

They will have a special sale tomorrow (Tuesday) 8pm to 12am only at Serusop Branch. Cara Melayu and Sinjang will go for $24 for 2 set. Moroccan cotton which is usually $12.90 will go for $3.90 per meter. The regular sale $1 meter is back again for your cara melayu. Tudong and door mat also going for $1. If you want cucul for Hari Raya, this is also the best place to buy.

I kinda like the new interior of YMRM Serusop and it feels refreshing and unique as well. This is a great way to entice their regular patrons and appreciate them for their continuous support. The upper floor will be opened after Hari Raya. For now, enjoy the freshness of YMRM at Serusop branch which went for 2-3 months of renovation.

 


The new interior at YMRM Serusop
 


Sinjang
 


For shirt making
 


Italian silk textiles
 


Exclusive textiles for the ladies
 


The stairs leading to the first floor but it’s not opened yet
 


Nice lighting
 


YMRM building at Serusop but it’s not fully completed
 

  
 

285 balls inside KIA Sportage 
 


Guess the number of balls competition

Recently KIA Motors (Brunei) had the final count of the number of KIA-FIFA Footballs inside the KIA Sportage as part of the guessing competition in conjunction with the World Cup 2014. The management of Grand Motors with the assistance of the representatives of the local financial institution counted the number of balls.

After two rounds of counting, it was confirmed that the number of balls inside the KIA Sportage was 285. Present were the Managing Director of Grand Motors Frankie Ho and Executive Director of Grand Motors, Pg Hj Abdul Qahar PSD Major General (Rtd) Pg Hj Ibnu Basith,

The lucky winner was Hj Mohd Tusiw Momin who guessed it correctly among the four contestants. The contest of ‘How many Kia-FIFA Footballs are there in the Kia Sportage?’ started on March 1 and ended on July 14.

 


Recounting the balls inside the KIA Sportage
 


The Executive Director passing us a ball 😀
 


Jacquline also did some counting
 


The red and white KIA FIFA football
 


Sitting on a stream of the red and white
 


Hundreds participated in the draw
 


The eventual winner of the $500
 

  
 

Brunei bring back 38 medals 
 


The participants from Brunei Darussalam after the WCOPA finals in Los Angeles

Last year, only one made it the finals – Fakhrul Razi in the Senior Vocal category in the World Championship of Performing Arts 2013. This year, Brunei representatives went a step further. Three Bruneians made it to the finals – Joanna Kwan, Shian Li Esther Chiam and Maria Grace Koh also known as Eia. One Brunei won the Junior Grand Champion for instruments at the WCOPA 2014 edition.

Only 15, Shian Li, is no stranger in the Brunei music scene. With the guidance of her family especially her mother Lily Chiam who runs Expression Music, Shian Li have been getting praises for her talent and she has been performing for private functions and I ever hired her once for a birthday party and I was just amazed. I had no doubt that she will excel in what she does and after knowing that she will be representing Brunei in the WCOPA this year, I knew her time has come and all that hard work paid off.

Shian Li shared, “This week has been absolutely amazing and it went by so fast! Being here in Los Angeles, I just want to tell the talents out there if you believe you can do it and work towards it an and you are keen of performing arts, this is a great opportunity that many open many doors for you.”

Shian Li was the top of the crop as she won all gold medals in her respective category in Junior Instrumental – Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Open and Original. She won her sixth gold for being in the finals of the WCOPA 2014.

Another finalist was Joanna Kwan who won gold for reaching the finals in the Senior Acting category. She also won four silvers in Classical, Contemporary, Open and Comedy and one bronze medal for Drama. Furthermore, she was the only Bruneian to be awarded with a BND 10,000 scholarship to the New York Film Academy and one industry award. I have seen her performed in Brunei and she’s just amazing. What a great choice to select her as a Brunei representative! Much deserved though Joanna was only aiming for the experience. Awesome!!

Starlet Maria has finally reached greater heights as compared to her previous outing last year in WCOPA 2013. This year she went two steps better by reaching the semi-finals and the grand finale. What’s best is that her original songs were recognized and made it to the finals. This really shows that we Bruneians have talents. Maria earned herself 4 gold medals including being a finalist. She also earned 1 Silver for Pop and 1 Bronze for Broadway in the Senior Vocal category. I’m proud of you, Eia 😀 I can imagine the sight of your parents when you touch down Brunei next week.

Other Brunei participants were Elizabeth Sim, Eden Chiam, Dayat, Ruby Chong, Bridget Ang and Adi Farhan which is a pretty good line up from Brunei Darussalam. Imagine this – we are one small nation and during the live coverage event, Brunei Darussalam was mentioned quite a few times on the event – firstly because of our participants for being in the finals, the announcement of the winner for Shian Li and two more mentions by Jeff the host because of our tweets from Brunei. Awesome!! Now I was wondering why Brunei Tourism only had a small involvement in this project as this show is watched by millions of people online. This would have been a superb opportunity to invest in this project hopefully for next year and to get that tiny percentage of the millions of people to be aware of Brunei alone is already considered a big achievement. Brunei Tourism managed to sponsor Bridget Ang’s ticket to Los Angeles. I do hope there will be more involvement from the relevant agency on this matter as it was proven that our talents can go that far and when they go that far, more names of Brunei Darussalam will be mentioned as it did during the finals of WCOPA 2014.

Enough of the small rant. But I’m happy to see local sponsors supporting the participants such as AEWON, Baiduri Bank, KFC and Laneige Brunei. The participants also managed to source their own sponsors such as Laily’s Bridal, Sab Five Five, Low family, Projecttunes, @brugraphic, Reyn’s Touch @ Bridal Collection, Mylol.info, Fitnesszone, @kingomar412, @haqimie267, Sri Maju Sawit and PL Sawit Sdn Bhd, Suci, Cedar Management Services and many more.

Those missed out on the finals still didn’t come empty handed. First timers Eden Chiam and Elizabeth Sim made it to the semi-finals. So overall, there were 5 Bruneians who made it to the semis. Eden won 5 medals – Original Works (Gold), Broadway and Pop (Silver) and Open and Soul, R&B and Jazz (Bronze) for the Junior Vocals. Elizabeth Sim competed in the Senior Acting Category and she earned Gold for Open and Drama and Bronze medals for Contemporary, Comedy and Open. She also won overall winner for the Drama category.

Dayat Hj Ahim competed in the Senior Vocals and he earned Silver for broadway, contemporary and World and Bronze for Open and R&B, Soul and Jazz category. Adi Daini earned one silver of Rock and Bronze for Open and R&B, Soul and Jazz for the Senior vocals with instrument.

Bridget Ang earned two Silvers for Open and Originals category in the Senior Vocals category while Ruby Chong earned two Bronze in Open and World category in the Senior Vocals category.

 


The participants from Brunei Darussalam after the WCOPA finals in Los Angeles
 


The finalists that made an impact for Brunei at the big stage – Joanna Kwan, Maria Grace and Shian Li
Summary of Awards:

1 Grand World Champion for Jr Instrumentalist

3 Grand Finalists

2 Industry Award

Recipient of 10,000USD Scholarships from New York Film Academy

12 Gold Medals

13 Gold Medals

13 Silver Medals

 

This is considered another great achievement and milestone for Brunei considering we are a small nation but with a big heart and voice. I’m still amazed that we have 3 Bruneians featured in the finals alone and we are competing against a number of talents around the world. I also want to applaud Jeffery of Prismworks for making this possible for all the participants for another attempt at WCOPA. It’s never easy to organise and the logistics and all. I do hope I can plan for next year’s WCOPA for coverage purposes (Didn’t I say that last year? haha).

Overall, I’m just truly amazed that we can make a difference and by them just being there, it’s simply unbelievable to represent Brunei. I do hope one day that performing arts will have more recognition in Brunei and this will help to bring in more support not just the private sponsors but also the relevant government agencies in Brunei Darussalam.

For more updates, you can follow them on instagram @officialwcopabrunei

 


Shian Li’s reaction after being announced the winner for the Grand World Champion for the Junior Instrumental
 


Shian Li receiving her award
 


Shian Li and Jeffery (of Prismworks) the man who made Brunei possible in WCOPA events
 

  
 

KFC treats YASKA kids 
 


James Kon of Borneo Bulletin interviewing one of the parents at KFC Yayasan last Saturday
Last Saturday, I had the privilege to see YASKA kids paying a visit to KFC Yayasan branch to play some games and activities. For your information, YASKA is a charity organization for Yayasan Kanser Kanak-Kanak or a foundation for children with cancer where the non-governmental organization aims to provide children diagnosed with cancer and their patients the information required to understand their diagnosis as well as provide them with moral support throughout their treatment and beyond.

Yes, guys, even kids and children still can get cancer at a young age and it can happen whether you are young or old. It was such a heart warming sight to see the kids play along during the games and being present at that very moment as if they are enjoying and cherishing that moment. It’s good to see KFC being involved with YASKA and not many attention has been given to the children, judging from the press releases in the media.

At the event, the kids were also given a meal so that they can break fast with. “Fasting is not compulsory for children and especially for the children with cancer. Though the children are undergoing treatment, the paediatric oncology ward is often decorated to celebrate for this festive season so they would not have to feel left out or often home leave is given whereby possible,” Tsara’ Nawwarah Abdullah Chen, Senior Occupational Therapist, RIPAS Hospital\Treasurer of YASKA.

YASKA’s mission is to provide information and support for children with cancer and their families, when we got to know them, we were touched by what this organization is doing and make it a point to promote them so that others in Brunei can reach out to them,” says Jonathan Bong, Senior Marketing Manager, KFC (B) Sdn Bhd.

Everyday the children are made to feel special especially during the treatment and at home and parents are often very aware of how precious these children are and the environment in the paediatric oncology ward has been filled with generous donations of educational toys and books and DVDs( often requested by the children for the latest cartoons and children movies) so the children are “entertained” and kept busy and distracted with activities. These are only possible through the various amounts of donations and activities carried by the occupational therapy staff and non-governmental agencies, added Tsara.

 


YASKA kids playing games at KFC Yayasan
 


Playing passing parcel
 


Passing the parcel activity
 


Musical chair time
 


Group photo with YASKA kids and KFC team
 

  
 

An Eco-Smart City? 
 


Edwin Khew will be in Brunei in August to share his idea on Eco-Smart City in the 7th National Environmental Conference. Image courtesy of CTI PFAN website.

In a session entitled “Bandar Seri Begawan as a Model Eco-Smart City”, guest speaker Edwin Khew, will share best practices on Singapore’s journey towards becoming a sustainable city; the challenges to anticipate, and strategies to overcome obstacles.

Edwin Khew is the the Chairman of Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), a non-profit organization that assists the growth and development of cleantech businesses in Singapore and the region. He is also Managing Director of Anaergia Pte Ltd, a global environmental waste to energy technology and management company with its headquarters for Asia based in Singapore.

“Being smaller than Singapore and having more resources”, Khew said that Brunei has an advantage over Singapore to become an Eco-Smart state, and remarked that there can be areas of possible collaboration between the two countries to develop and implement green technologies. Brunei can excel and surpass Singapore in developing and implementing these new technologies and can start working with Singapore at test bedding these technologies as Singapore is just starting to test bed them now.”

Asked how a small country such as Brunei can make a difference, Khew remarked that the future for all urban cities is to be sustainable, and turning its capital city into an Eco-Smart City “will ensure sustainability, where energy, waste and water will be a nexus for which an Eco-Smart City must consider and achieve”.

Khew has 35 years of experience in the industries of water and waste treatment, energy and cleantech. In the last 15 years, he began to focus on waste management, after becoming concerned about the challenges of growing volumes of rubbish and the lack of landfills in a highly consumerist and disposable economy.

In the conference, Khew will share ideas with local industry experts from the government and private sector on effective strategies to create a sustainable city with topics ranging from waste management, urban planning, and green buildings.

Now on its 7th year, the National Environment Conference will discuss pertinent issues, revolving around the theme “Brunei’s Green Future: Ideas, Strategies, Possibilities.” The conference is open to all members of the public, and will be particularly worthwhile for overnment leaders, corporate and business leaders, environmental practitioners, eco-conscious consumers and students, among others.

The Conference is organized by Asia Inc Forum in partnership with Total E&P Borneo B.V., Butra Heidelberg Cement, Baiduri Bank and Brunei Press, with the support of the Ministry of Development and Ministry of Education.

For more information, please contact Low Leng May at may.low@asiaincforum.com, or call 2226555 ext 10. Press release by Asia Inc Forum.

 


National Environment Conference. Click image to find out more.
 

  
 

09
Jul

#Magnificient7

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

 

Citroën Brunei 
 


Click image to enter Citroën Brunei 
 

  
 

Skechers in KB 
 


Check out the promotion during Ramadhan
In less than a year, Skechers Brunei have delivered more than expected. Two weeks ago, they opened their 3rd branch in Kuala Belait after opening one at Kiulap and Seria. The third outlet has been a successful one as you will be surprised that Skechers is a strong brand nation wide. Opening one in KB shows the demand of Skechers in general that patrons are aware of its brand and lifestyle it portrays. Let’s not forget that Skechers are not only known for their imaginative designs but its functionality.

Brand Manager Terence Han also caught by surprise of the outlet’s overwhelming response in KB. For your info, the location of the KB outlet is in the middle town of KB town along Jalan Pretty. You definitely won’t miss it and furthermore, Skechers looks colourful and catchy from a distance.

The great thing about its location is that it is able to attract customers from the border (Miri).

So do expect footwear for men, women and children and who knows I might end up wearing a casual one. You will be amazed that there are estimate of 2,000 shoes and stocks just keep coming because of the good demand.

Skechers Brunei are currently having a new promotion during the month of Ramadhan, offering members a 20 per cent discount on regular items instead of the normal 15 per cent discount. Membership is free of cost and discounts apply immediately upon purchase.

You can also follow their updates on @skechersbrunei and their Facebook page.


Now open in KB town
 


Check out the footwear at Skechers KB
 


Check out the footwear at Skechers KB
 


What Skechers are you?
 


What Skechers are you?
 


Faridah was being selected as one of our lucky members! Faridah used her $80 voucher towards On the GO Sport Sandals and a pair of Men’s USA for her 2 handsome boys. Taken from Skechers Facebook Page.
 

  
 

YMRM Sale Bonanza 
 


Happening tonight at Galleria YMRM

This will be the third edition of their crazy sales at Galleria YMRM. This time it will be at their Batu Satu Branch and for the first time, Galleria YMRM will be having a 50% discount on all their lightings and chandeliers for tonight only. Those who are familiar, the crazy sales will be from 7pm to midnight tonight at Batu Satu Branch. The last time when they had the crazy sales, YMRM managed to sell 40,000 metres in that five hour window. Amazing!!! This is because of the ridiculous low $1 per meter sale that they have and that deal is back on again for tonight.

Door mat will be priced at only $1 each which is ideal for your home before the festive season hits. French lace is now at $19.90 per meter as compared to $129 per meter. Other fabrics are now $3.90 meter as compared to the usual $39 per meter.

YMRM is also giving out tikar sembayang for every purchase above $100 on that 5-hour window tonight. And if you purchase more than $300, you can buy 5 chairs at a price of $12.90 each chair which is a great deal if you happen to host open houses during Hari Raya. Down light for lighting up your home will be as low as $1.90 each.

So do plan yourself tonight for some awesome deals at Galleria YMRM Batu Satu and shop till you drop.


Loads of choices for fabric and textile to choose from at YMRM
 


Lightings for your home
 


Loads of choices for fabric and textile to choose from at YMRM
 


Now you can get this chandelier for half the price, only tonight
 


Plenty of lightings to choose at YMRM
 


If you spend more than $300, you can buy 5 chairs at a price of $12.90 each
 


Tikar sembayang will be given out those spending more than $100
 

  
 

Vacancies 
 


Wanna be part of an amazing team at Concepts Computer?
 

  
 

The MLS Project 
 


Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office, Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Mohammad Yasmin Haji Umar, Dato Matsatejo Sokiaw, CEO of PetroleumBRUNEI and Yves Grosjean, General Manager of Total E&P Borneo B.V

A launching ceremony for the Maharaja Lela South (MLS) project was held at the Muara Fabrication Yard in Kampung Serasa. Attended by the Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office, Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Mohammad Yasmin Haji Umar, also there were Mr Nguyen Truong Giang, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam,  Dato Paduka Awang Hj Jamain Bin Haji Julaihi, Permanent Secretary (Downstream & Power), Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office,  Puan Hjh Rosmawatty binti Hj Abd Mumin, Permanent Secretary (Upstream) , Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office and Dato Matsatejo Sokiaw, CEO of PetroleumBRUNEI.

The MLS project, which is part of the exploration Block B, is located 50 kilometres northeast from Brunei coastline, and costs around US$1.4 billion ($1.74 billion).

In his speech, the Minister of Energy said “The MLS Project will amongst others, extend Block B’s production life to beyond 2025, while increasing current daily production from 30,000 barrel of oil equivalent to around 40,000 boe.”

According to Yves Grosjean, General Manager of Total E&P Borneo B.V, “Starting early 2016, the Project will produce the new gas and condensate resources discovered by exploration wells ML-5 and ML-6 drilled in 2010. These two wells were the deepest ever drilled in Brunei and the reservoirs to be produced are high pressure/high temperature. With the new wells from ML South it is anticipated that field production will be sustained at the new plateau level of 5Mm3/d beyond 2025, with the contribution of identified upsides. This new production level represents an increase of 35% compared to the production rate under the initial gas sales contract to BLNG that expired in 2013 and has now been renewed until 2033.”

The MLS Project is the largest joint venture in the block, spearheaded by Total E&P Borneo B.V. with  Petroleum Brunei and Shell Deepwater Borneo among the shareholders.


The guest of honour in his welcoming remarks
 


Yves Grosjean saying a few words
 


Group photo
 


 


 

  
 

Get a FREE Meguiar 
 


Follow the instructions if you have IG and wanting to win the Meguiar’s ultimate compound. Brought to you by Sin Hup Huat @simhuphuat. Good to know this company is active on social media.
 

  
 

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