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15
Jun

Hello Monday

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

The New Jetta 
 


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Still young at heart 
 


Happy Birthday Nisaa @ Bonita Suresh and sorry, I couldn’t make it to your advanced celebration. Hope you like the lame video greetings 😀 Thanks for being part of my life and I truly treasure the friendship since Day 1 (e-circles) haha..
 


 


The Surprise celebration. I wonder if the gang pulled it off :p
 

 

Bangkok: Day 2 

My current trip to Bangkok is to help expose and share with you guys of places to shop around Bangkok. Have you heard of Emporium and Emquatier? There are both new shopping malls under one roof, The District EM and shared among three buildings. The shopping experience is crazy there because there are more the 400 iconic brands at District EM. I was even confused with my bearings as I easily lost track of my directions. You might need an in-house map to get to wonder around.

Of course, if you happen to be in Bangkok, now it’s a good time to give these places because of the mid year sales. If you are familiar with Siam Paragon and Terminal 21, I would highly recommend you to try out the EM District. It’s even located at a BTS station (train) so you won’t have to walk from the station to District EM.

Even though the said malls have been operating for a few months, they have spent a hefty sum on promotion and marketing, a whooping USD 500,000 alone. You can see how serious the shareholders of District EM are. Give it a few more months and exposure, Emporium and Emquartier will be the top attraction for the shopping crowd especially from overseas.

Check out the pictures I posted below and I couldn’t include all because they were simply too many 😀

 


During the grand opening a few months ago
 


At the Emporium
 


The SL Coupé was launched a few days ago at the Mercedes-Benz Cafe at Emporium. The first of its kind concept in Thailand and this is to give more hospitality to their clients. Awesome stuff!!
 


The Mercedes-Benz Cafe
 


They even have prayer rooms at District EM
 


I have to try this premium cinema at Emporium on my next trip
 


If you own a super car like these, you can park with them
 


The garden upstairs
 


The imported area of the supermarket
 


I almost bought some grapes :p
 


The scarlett room, only applicable to members only and you need to spend at least BND 80,000 within a year
 


The logo for Emporium. The British flag pin indicates that the person can speak in English if you need any assistance. Cool!
 


Different range of clothes
 


The guys who brought us around. Thank you 😀
 


Group photo
 

  

ITB earns first cup 
 


Deputy Minister of Finance, Dato Paduka Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah presenting the championship trophy to ITB’s captain. Image courtesy of Fadhil Yunus of Borneo Bulletin.
 

A well deserved victory for ITB. Two years ago, they lost the inaugural tournament in the hands of UBD. This year, they almost lost it when they were down 2-0 against IGS College in the finals last Saturday of the BIBD At-tamwil University Cup 2015.

All was not lost. Md Farrizz Saralfari and Ak Md Naqib scored two goals to put IGS College in the lead only for ITB to reply with confidence through Md Hafiy and Norfaez before half time kicked in to make a competitive score line of 2-2 by half time.

I actually felt pity for IGS College as they had the upper hand. A 2 goal lead with a poor field conditions due to the rainy weather, IGS could have held the game for their first title. However, ITB had other plans. They know that they have been in the finals before and experience did matter in this situation.

Right after the break, ITB quickly took the lead in the 47th minute from Ak Md Haikal which proved to be the winner. The match ended in a 3-2 victory for ITB and they have what it takes to be a champion. Hats off to IGS College for the great fight and let it be a good experience for them and also for the rest of the teams that were involved in the tournament.

The matches have always brought high energy towards the stands where fans will be supporting their own team. Even the crowd attendance can put other local leagues to shame. Great effort from BIBD At-tamwil for taking the lead and teaming up with ITB as co-organiser.

This year also see inclusion of local colleges and an invitational team representing Curtin University. A big thanks for Fazizul Haqimie for taking all the pictures since Day 1 and he was even soaked in the rain that night. Great photos and keep it up!

 


The VIPs watching the finals of the University Cup 2015
 


ITB vs IGS College
 


ITB vs IGS College
 


ITB vs IGS College
 


ITB vs IGS College
 


Celebration from the ITB bench
 


Consolation for the head coach of IGS College
 


A sad moment for the IGS player
 


ITB team celebrating their success
 


ITB the new champions of the BIBD At-tamwil University Cup 2015
 


Team IGS have their heads high and it has been a great journey
 


The rain didn’t hamper their mood on the field
 

  
 

The Acer Revo 
 


Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer with Zul And Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer during the unveiling of the Acer Revo at Consumer Fair last weekend. You can have a closer look at their Concepts Computer showroom
 

Acer is playing it’s Ace with the release of the new Acer Revo RL85-2957W8 mini PC at the ASEAN Consumer fair 2015. Launched by Concepts Computer, the compact computing solution, is a perfect powerhouse of features despite its small size.

The micro personal computer is an excellent addition to the household, with two terabytes of onboard storage, which can be extended with additional hard disks.

The unit also comes with HDMI making it easy to plug into a projector and speakers or a television as a media player, streaming high resolution visuals smoothly and great sound quality.

The Revo also comes with a pre-loaded Acer BYOC (Build Your Own cloud apps to make it the centre of your personal cloud. It automatically backs up all files stored in phones or tablets, making it accessible through all connected devices. Another nifty feature is that users can navigate the mini PC with their smartphones, provided their phones come with the remote control application.

The Acer Revo RL85-2957W8 is available at Concepts Computer at the price of $458.

For more information on the latest mini PC by Acer, visit the fair or head to Concepts’ nearest branch. You can also call 2233551, 2233552 or 2233553.

 


Check out the small size of the Acer Revo
 


Quite portable as well
 


Check out the plug-ins from the Acer Revo. Image courtesy of Pocket-lint.
 


Image courtesy of Pocket-lint
 

  
 

12
Jun

ITB vs IGS

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

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University Cup near its end 
 


 

The tournament is coming to an end tomorrow. The much promising football tournament this year has become another successful event. However, it didn’t go as scripted as defending champions of the BIBD At-tamwil University Cup didn’t go as planned. Universiti Brunei Darussalam finally lost their first game as they were beaten by a spirited IGS College 2-1 last Wednesday. UBD had the upper hand with an early lead in the 9th minute through Ak Md Hairulazim Pg Hj Hamzah. It was not until the second half that restored IGS’ confidence and one goal can make a huge difference.

The hero of the night was Ak Mod Shobri Pg Ibrahim who scored a brace (61st and 80th minute). The result means that UBD will take on Cosmopolitan College for the 3rd place (tonight) while ITB will be take on IGS in the finals tomorrow, Saturday 13th June at the Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium. Entrance is still free and well done to the co-organisers BIBD At-tamwil and ITB for making the 2nd edition of the tournament a huge success.

A huge thanks to my appointed photographer Fazizul Haqimie for the wonderful shots. Good luck to the teams in the tournament. Let’s end on a huge bang. For constant updates, you can click on their Facebook Page and also their instagram handle @attamwil_universitycup

 


The results of the semi-finals
 


A mini performance from the students
 


A strong crowd during the semi-finals. Image taken from BIBD At-tamwil University Cup Facebook Page.
 


Image taken from BIBD At-tamwil University Cup Facebook Page.
 


Match between ITB and Cosmopolitan College in the semi-finals
 


Match between ITB and Cosmopolitan College in the semi-finals
 


Match between UBD and IGS College in the semi-finals
 


Match between UBD and IGS College in the semi-finals
 


Celebration from the IGS bench
 


 

  
 

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
 

  

19
May

I’m back…

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

She Runs a huge success 
 


Her Royal Highness Princess Hjh Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wu Chun, the managing Director of Fitness Zone, Lim Ming Soon, TelBru’s Chief Marketing Officer and Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman, Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports at the launch of She Runs event and Fitness Zone Serusop. Image courtesy of Asdeny Yakub of The Brunei Times.
 


Image taken from Fitness Zone Facebook Page
 

I wasn’t able to cover this event since I was outstation. The first time that a running event consists of only women apart from Wu Chun, the managing director of Fitness Zone (the organiser for She Runs) and Lim Ming Soon, TelBru’s Chief Marketing Officer (TelBru being the title sponsor for the said event). The guest of honour to officiate the launch of the Fitness Zone Serusop, which is exclusively for women and the first in the country, was Her Royal Highness Princess Hjh Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Also present was Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman.

Organised by Fitness Zone together with the Council of Women of Brunei Darussalam for the sole benefit of the Children’s Cancer Foundation (YASKA), participants not just from Brunei but various other countries such as Japan and China ran either the 3.7km or 5km categories, starting from the Fitness Zone in Serusop. This running event as you can see had many purposes – to raise awareness on cancer on children, to raise awareness on the capabilities of the women and also to officially relaunch the ladies’ Fitness Zone Serusop branch.

Here are some words from Wu Chun (as printed on The Brunei Times) – “I’m really happy to see so many good post-run feedbacks on social media. Without passion, ‘She Runs’ wouldn’t have been a success and I’m glad all the volunteers, my team and all my proud sponsors have been working day and night to make this event a meaningful one, not only for the runners but the women and the children diagnosed with cancer.”

Well done on organsing such a wonderful event, Fitness Zone.

 


Image taken from Fitness Zone Facebook Page
 


Image taken from Fitness Zone Facebook Page
 


Image taken from Fitness Zone Facebook Page
 

 

  
 

Attamwil Cup Season 2 
 


Minister of Education Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Awang Abu Bakar Hj Apong (L) receives a memorabilia from Managing Director of BIBD Javed Ahmad during the launch of the BIBD At-Tamwil University Cup. Image courtesy of Abdul Azim Kassim of The Brunei Times.
 

The tournament is back!!! Two years ago, BIBD At-Tamwil University Cup took the country by surprise because of its huge interest. It even had more crowd than the local league club competition. This time round there are new entrants to the tournament, namely colleges and even an invitation to Curtin University (Miri). The other new entrants are Laksamana College of Business (LCB), International Graduates Studies College (IGS), Comsopolitan College of Commerce & Technology and Micronet International College.

The event was launched by Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Education, during the opening ceremony yesterday at Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas.

The matches will be held at Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, Berakas Sports Complex and Royal Brunei Recreation Club (RBRC). So do look at the schedules at the poster (below). The final is slated for 13th June at the Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium, a few days before Ramadhan.

The great thing about this tournament is that the public will stand a chance to win amazing prizes throughout the tournament and yes, the tournament is FREE. I shall be posting some pictures of the matches later on.

 


 


Click image to enlarge
 


The result during the opening ceremony
 

 

  

06
May

Rediscover

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

The New Jetta 
 


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University Cup is back!!! 
 


 

  
 

 

Rediscover 
 


Coming soon near you. Recognise the logo?
 

I have been out of the local news for quite some time and recently I’ve been catching up with what I’ve been missing since my 10 days of hiatus from the Brunei scene. It seems there are many things happening though I claimed that it’s gonna be a slow month. This month of May is swamped with events and more food reviews. BHC Magazine will be turning 3 years now and there will be a huge event known as the KL International Hijab event at ICC starting Friday. I’m also excited about the new car which will be unveiled to the press from Ssyangyong which is a compact SUV Tivoli.

Rebranding

 

I always like when a corporate company goes to a rebranding process. Past two years, it was been Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) where the national carrier gradually change their overall look and appeal, bring a new level of hospitality as well as replacing some older planes with the Dreamliner 787. The same goes to another local Telco in Brunei formerly known as b•mobile communications. With the new name Progresif Cellular, they have been taking Brunei by storm in recent weeks with their aggressive marketing campaign.

Last weekend, Progresif Cellular opened up their new flagship store at Tanjung Bunut which was unveiled by the Minister of Communications. The Telco revealed their new logo and colour brand to have a refreshing appeal to the eyes of the public. Progresif Cellular have been gaining traction after announcing amazing offers such as FREE annual fee forever (now that’s a first) and now they introduce their handset and credit deals with Vivo and Huawei phones. I have strong believe that Progresif Cellular is heading the right direction and listening to the needs of the customers. Just don’t expect all the miracles at one time. They are indeed progressing step by step rather than not progressing at all.

Thumbs up to the stakeholders and the decision makers on Progresif Cecullar’s direction. You have certainly had me sold. Time to invest in a secondary smart phone.


The new look of Progresif Cellular at the new flagship store at Tanjung Bunut. Image courtesy of Azli Azney of The Brunei Times.
 


Check out the new deals from Progresif Cellular. Click image to enter their Facebook Page.
 

Donations pouring

 

One thing great about our community, we have a sense of contribution especially when there are mishaps locally and internationally. We all are very familiar with the recent earthquake at Nepal which has taken thousands of lives and the country is still in mourning and in shock of the catastrophe. Many NGOs and individuals have taken steps to raise funds and also donating necessary items for the victims of the Nepal earthquake.

Last Monday, Raddison Hotel and Fitness Zone joined forces to donate items and handed over the donations to a representative from Nepal, James Shakya who is the manager of the Gurkha Palace Restaurant and Catering. He was overwhelmed with the kindness from the local community and they have managed to raise more than 10,000 kg of aid. As for now, they are in need more of medical aid and supplies. Those who can assist in this matter, you can donate to Fitness Zone.


Manager of Gurkha Palace Restaurant, James Shakya (left) and Managing Director of Fitness Zone Wu Chun (R) receiving donations from the General Manager of Radisson Hotel, Van Helden at Fitness Zone, Kiulap. Image courtesy of Azli Azney of The Brunei Times.
 

KLIHF this weekend

 

KLIHF stands for Kuala Lumpur International Hijab Fair and it’s happening this weekend starting Friday. This will be the second event of its kind and it is being dubbed the biggest Muslimah Fashion Trade Fair and it will make its way at ICC. So what can you expect? It will feature more than a hundred booths from various countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore and Turkey, will gather local and international designers, brands, retailers and wholesalers, including textile, fabric and accessories suppliers related to Muslimah fashion.

There will be popular Malaysian Muslimah fashion brands such as Mona Din of Hajaba, Farrah Adeeba of Najjah and Madeena by Mizz Nina. I hope to see Nina as I knew her personally from the days of Teh Tarik Crew. I shall be updating more stories on this event pretty soon.


 


 

 

  

27
Apr

It’s a new day

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

The New Jetta 
 


Click image to enter website
 

  
 

 

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.

  
 

University Cup is back!!! 
 


 


Irwan Bin Lamit, Managing Director of BIBD At-Tamwil Berhad (center) during the press conference of second BIBD At-Tamwil University Cup. Image courtesy of Norliha Din of The Brunei Times.

A press conference was hold by BIBD At-Tamwil and Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) to announce the second inter-university football tournament at BIBD At-Tamwil lecture room in Gadong last weekend. It’s good to know the tournament is back because it was such a big hit with great attendance (even better than the local league organised by NFABD). The last tournament was two years ago where UBD was crowned the champions.

Now there will be more interesting as there will be 10 universities and higher learning institutions such as ITB, University Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (Unissa), the Seri Begawan Religious Teaching College University (KUPUSB), Politeknik Brunei, Cosmopolitan College of Commerce & Technology, International Graduate Studies (IGS) College, Micronet International College, Laksamana College of Business (LCB) and also an invitation to Curtin University from Miri, Sarawak.

The second BIBD At-Tamwil University Cup is supported by Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth Culture and Sports and Ministry of Home Affairs and sanctioned by National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD). Present during the press conference and the draw was Irwan Bin Lamit, Managing Director of BIBD At-Tamwil Berhad.

The tournament and the opening ceremony will kick off on 17th of May at Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium and the tournament will run until 13th of June. Expect the other matches to be played at Berakas Sports Complex and Royal Brunei Recreation Club (RBRC) football field.

Members of the public are invited to watch the event as entrance is free and stand a chance to win amazing prizes throughout the match. Let’s hope for another big turnout in the matches and I’m pleased that the BIBD At-Tamwil University Cup is back!! You can follow their Facebook Page or instagram @attamwil_universitycup for updates.

 


Representatives from institution during the press conference. Image courtesy of Norliha Din of The Brunei Times.
 


The draw for the second BIBD At-Tamwil University Cup. Image courtesy of Norliha Din of The Brunei Times.
 


Who’s playing who.
 

  
 

 

Baiduri Masters 2015 
 


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The ladies that joined in last year’s tournament. Will they be back? Let’s hope for more female participants.

With just less than a week to the start of the Baiduri Masters Golf Tournament, the organisers have indicated that the 20th edition is going to be special to golfers. The first 300 golfers who sign up and pay to play on the first weekend from 1st to 3rd May 2015 will receive exclusive golf memorabilia. The organisers are also planning to stage an exciting tournament for this 20th edition with the introduction of the team event.

The rules of the team event are simple and straightforward. The team event is open to all amateur golfers in a team of four. Team members can play at separate times and may enter as many times as possible to improve their chances of winning with the best 3 scores counting towards the tournament. More details can be obtained from the RBA Golf Club notice board on such things as hole-in-one, novelty prizes during play as a team.

The team event fee is B$120 with an additional B$25 per player and teams will enjoy a 10% discount on the registration fee of B$120 on their second and subsequent rounds.

As in previous years, the Baiduri Masters will be held over two weekends at the RBA Golf Club, Berakas and played on format System 36 (Stroke Play) and the challenge trophy will be decided on gross. The Baiduri Masters tournament is divided into 4 divisions – Men’s, Group, Ladies and Junior. The Men’s division will be further divided into Men’s Gross, Men’s Nett and Senior Golfers Nett.

More press releases for the 20th edition of the tournament are forthcoming.

For the hole-in-one on offer this year, players will have a chance to win the Porsche Panamera for Hole 2; the Mini One for Hole 5; and the all new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer for Hole 14 or B$20,000 cash each for Hole 12 and Hole 16 respectively.

For more details, the public can log onto the website www.baiduri.com or call 244 9666 from 7:00am to midnight any day, including holidays.

 


Prize for Hole No.2 for Hole-in-One
 


Prize for Hole No.5 for Hole-in-One
 


Prize for Hole No.14 for Hole-in-One
 


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SG food festival 
 


Minister of Home Affairs, Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awang Badaruddin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awang Othman launching the Singapore Food Festival
 


Jaya Ratnam,the Singapore High Commissioner to Brunei
The Singapore Food Festival is now being feted at the Anjung Saujana & Cilantros restaurant at the Departure Hall of the Brunei International Airport.

Launching the food festival was the Minister of Home Affairs, Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awang Badaruddin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awang Othman as the guest of honour.

Also present was the Deputy Minister of Finance, Dato Paduka Hj Bahrin Abdullah, the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Pehin Dato Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Hj Awang Halbi Hj Md Yussof, the Singapore High Commissioner to Brunei, Jaya Ratnam and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Investment) of Ministry of Finance Hj Abu Bakar Hj Ibrahim as his capacity as the Acting RBC Chairman.

In his opening remarks, RBC’s Acting General Manager, Pg Hj Abd Rahman Pg Hj Mat Salleh said that the festival has always received an overwhelming response from the public and that it is a great achievement for RBC.

 


Available daily during the period until May 5, the festival promises to deliver delicious authentic Singaporean cuisine and hawker classics such as Singapore Rojak Buah, Old Bibik’s Beef Rendang, Singapore Laksa Lemak, Singapore Chili Crabs, Geylang Grilled Whole Stingray, Iche Cabin Chicken Singapore Hainanese Chicken Rice and many more.
Royal Brunei Catering (RBC) even specially brought in two chefs, Chef Chee Kwan Kit and Chef Ramlah Khadar Bacha, from Grand Hyatt Singapore to showcase their signature dishes as well as exchange knowledge with RBC’s own chefs.

During the festival, customers can enjoy these authentic dishes during lunch ala carte, except on Fridays, or dinner buffet. Lunch will be served from 11.30am until 2.30pm while dinner starts at 7pm until 10pm. The dinner buffet is priced at $34.90 per adult and $16.90 for children aged six to 12 years old.

Customers who leave their name and contact number on the dining receipt will be entered into a lucky draw where they can win prizes such as return air tickets to Singapore, complimentary accommodation at Royal Plaza on Scotts Singapore and many more.

Baiduri Bank Infinite and Platinum card holders can enjoy a 20 per cent discount, while Gold, Classic and Debit card holders can enjoy a 15 per cent discount on their bill. Of course those that hold an RBC Dining Privilege Card will be entitled for a 10 per cent discount.

For more information, contact 2331853 or 2339207.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

  
 

KFC new garlic crunch flavour 
 


 


KFC Brunei is bringing you the new KFC Butter Garlic Crunch Chicken and KFC Butter Garlic Burger – featuring a flavourful match of fragrant garlic with the creamy taste of butter.

“We strive to constantly provide innovative taste offerings to excite the taste buds of our customers. This new product is a blend of both butter and garlic, two flavours that go so well together and exude an aromatic appetizing taste!” said Del Goh, Vice President, KFC Brunei.

“At KFC, we truly understand the needs of our consumers and strive to provide them with great value for money products. With this in mind, we are offering a value treats combo that comprises of 1 piece Chicken with Rice Plate and a carbonated drink from as low as B$4.00.  We are confident that by offering such products at a reasonable price, we’ll be able to drive more customers to our stores”, he added.

With the tagline “A match made in heaven”, the KFC Butter Garlic Crunch is KFC’s succulent chicken marinated in unique herbs and spices as well as a perfect blend of soft creamy butter which is then fried to perfection and sprinkled with a dash of special flavoured garlic powder, resulting in a marriage of flavours that is totally out of this world.

Burger lovers on the other hand can indulge in the KFC Butter Garlic Burger, featuring a crunchy chicken fillet marinated in the same heavenly taste and packed between a warm sesame seed bun, lettuce, creamy mayo and sliced cheese priced at B$4.90  for a la carte.

 


 


 

  
 

Brunei Wedding Festival 
 


The guest of honour, Datin Hjh Rosnah, cutting the ribbon to mark the launching of Brunei Wedding Festival last weekend. Image taken by Analisa Amu of The Brunei Times.
 


Datin Hjh Rosnah conversing with local well known photographer Aiman Besar. Image courtesy of Analisa Amu of The Brunei Times.

According to Songket Wedding Facebook, the Brunei Wedding Festival #BWF2015 was a huge success. The wedding fair was organised by Songket Wedding with the collaboration of Ifdhaal Event Management and Zilla Boutique which was joined by over 100 vendors. The event took place at ICC and it was launched by Datin Hjh Rosnah Pehin Dato Indera Sugara Dato Seri Laila Jasa Hj Johari, spouse of the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.

The participating vendors from various countries – Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore are showcasing their products and services and visitors can look forward to deals on packages as well as discounts from the well-known wedding vendors.

So peeps. Do wait for the next #BWF2016 next year as it is the biggest one-stop centre for the latest wedding trends in Brunei Darussalam.

 


Image courtesy of Analisa Amu of The Brunei Times.
 


The official car sponsor – Volkswagen from Maju Motors. Image courtesy of Songket Wedding.
 


Image courtesy of Songket Wedding.
 


Image courtesy of Songket Wedding.
 


Image courtesy of Songket Wedding.
 


White Room Studio. Image courtesy of Songket Wedding.
 


Image courtesy of Songket Wedding.
 


Image courtesy of Songket Wedding.
 

  
 

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