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Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB Line

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Impressive performance. Impressive driving enjoyment. Impressive comfort. Impressive design, an all-round strong impression on all our NGCC models.  

This October’s NGCC promotion you can Enjoy coverage with a greater peace of mind by driving home with 2 Years Extended Warranty *unlimited mileage. 

Book your test drive and experience it for yourself today. 

Call us at 2441777/2441763 or visit our showroom for more information.

You’ll be glad you did!

*Terms and conditions apply.

Concepts Computer honoured for Acer milestone

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General Manager of Concepts Commercial Suppliers Vincent Pao received the award from Acer Branch Manager Richard Soo and Acer Malaysia Sales Director Johnson Seet

Concepts Commercial Suppliers (Concepts Computer) was honored at the Acer Celebration Night 2022 when it was recognized as the Best Performing Brunei Partner for the year 2021 by leading the distribution and retail segmentation of Acer products in Brunei Darussalam.

The awards ceremony was held recently at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Speaking on the occasion, M r . Vincent Pao, GeneraL Manager of Concepts Commercial Suppliers said, “We are humbled to be named Brunei’s Best Performing Partner for Acer for the year 2021. We have been receiving this prestigious award for 18 years now and this, further validates the strong presence of Concepts Commercial Suppliers in delivering excellence in Acer products. As an inaugural country winner, we are truly honored to be recognized by Acer to be a trusted channel from the retail side, engaging the customer to servicing the end-to-end needs related to Acer products.” 

Speaking on the award win, Mr. Vincent Pao added that the achievement was earned through the company’s continuous support from different angles. “Among them was the astonishing and unwavering support from our loyal customers, clear business direction from Acer and as well as, our capable & dedicated employees being the major contributing factor reaching our goals.” 

Concepts Commercial Suppliers continue to cater to different customers by offering affordable Acer products following the relentless innovations from Acer via different product launches. These new product launches keep the traction going as well as keeping the employees well versed on the newest value-added offerings by Acer through optimized virtual trainings. 

Furthermore, different collaborations have been done between Acer and Concepts Commercial Suppliers, one of them being trade-in programs, and this has certainly become one of the most effective initiatives. Recognizing the effect of COVID-19 pandemic, Acer has taken clear measures to ensure Concepts Commercial Suppliers receive foundational support by introducing favorable stock allocation and product delivery strategies. 

Concepts Commercial Suppliers began way back in 1999 with a vision to bring a breathe of fresh air in the IT industry. The company started off with a single shop lot. In 2009, the company expanded with the new Kiulap with 2 Shophouses (acquiring additional 1, now 3 in a row) which is the current main headquarters of the company. Being a local company based locally, Concepts work towards being on-par with the quality of technology hardware and solution provisioning in this region and around the world. 

Concepts Commercial Suppliers strive to be a market leader and role model of excellence in the Information Technology industry in Brunei Darussalam focusing Acer products.




Are you AMG ready?

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Almost 30 Mercedes Benz AMG owners who bought their AMGs from Jati Transport joined the convoy to Temburong District recently

In conjunction with the promotion, AMG clients were exclusively invited to join a convoy to the Temburong District recently.

The members-only drive that began at the Autohaus showroom in Beribi for breakfast and a safety briefing prior to making their way to Temburong.

Jati Transport Sdn Bhd Sales Manager Mr Ho Ley Hoon was present to flag off the AMG convoy departure.

According to Mr Ho, the convoy activity is one of the ways Jati Transport can further strengthen their bonds with their customers in a casual setting whilst showing them appreciation for their loyalty to and support of the Mercedes brand.

Participants also took the opportunity to carry out a group photo session at the Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Bridge. Completing the trip, the AMG convoy headed back to the showroom for a free flow of lunch courtesy of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Excapade Sushi.

The Mercedes-AMG stands for driving performance with the principle of “One Man, One Engine”. 

Jati Transport Sdn Bhd is also extending its promotion on the Mercedes-AMG models until the end of August, which includes a two years extended warranty for NGCC AMG models for a better sound for AMG owners. Members of the public were invited to the Autohaus showroom last weekend from August 20 to 21 to view the various Mercedes vehicle line up.






JATI Transport Sdn Bhd is extending its promotion on the AMG models until the end of August and the public is invited to the Autohaus showroom this weekend from the 20th -21st August 2022 at 10am-4pm.

On Saturday, 20th August 2022, all AMG clients were exclusively invited to join a convoy to Temburong. The members only drive began at the Autohaus in Beribi with breakfast and a safety briefing before making their way to Temburong via convoy. They enjoyed local sceneries and a group photo session was held at the Temburong centre. The AMG convoy headed back to the showroom for a free flow lunch courtesy of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Escapade Sushi.

The Mercedes-AMG stands for driving performance the principle “One Man, One Engine.” The promotion includes a 3.75% I retest rate, 2 years extended warranty.


Are you AMG-ready?

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For the ultimate driving performance without compromising functionality. This July Jati Transport offers a special promotion on selected AMG models.

Drive away with the ultimate power and enjoy 2 years extended warranty when you register from now until July 30th.

BIBD and BNCCC signs MoU

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Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Brunei Darussalam National Council on Climate Change (BNCCC) to cooperate in climate action solutions.

The MoU aims to establish, promote and develop cooperation between both parties in advancing climate action solutions to pave for Brunei Darussalam’s low carbon emission and establish climate-resilient pathways for a sustainable nation.

The MoU will also explore cooperation in any other areas of mutual interest such as the Protokol Hijau, Tree Planting activities, renewable energy, awareness and education campaigns, sustainable finance and investment in energy conservation, among many others.

“Rapid development projects and technological advancements have brought about some unwanted and negative impacts on our environments both locally and globally and the time to take action is now. We need to take a hollistic approach to drive the sustainability agenda and commitment further into the spotlight to ensure actions are being made immediately to achieve the BNCCC’s goal of net zero by 2050,” said the Acting Managing Director and CEO of BIBD, Hajah Noraini binti Hj Sulaiman.

“BIBD as a corporate citizen, is honoured to answer the call, becoming the first private organisation to be an official partner for the Race to Zero, through our strong partnership and collaboration with the BNCCC through the Brunei Climate Change Secretariat, Insya Allah. A pledge that will be taken as our core business values that will progressively shape the business ecosystem for BIBD and its Group of Companies moving forward,” she added.

The signing signifies the importance of maintaining a sustainable future for the next generation and highlights BIBD’s commitment and role in the sustainability agenda as the largest Islamic Financial Institution that stands on its strong roots and foundation of Maqasid Shariah which aligns with the SDG 2020 and Brunei Vision 2035 goals.

Permanent Secretary (Planning, Land Use and Environment) at the Ministry of Development (MoD) Yang Mulia Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak, representative from BNCCC and Acting Managing Director & CEO of BIBD, Hajah Noraini binti Hj Sulaiman

A ceremony was held at the PGGMB building in the capital to mark the signing of the MoU. Signing the ceremony on behalf of BIBD was Hajah Noraini, Acting Managing Director & CEO of BIBD witnessed by the Chief Marketing Officer of BIBD, Hajah Nurul Akmar binti Haji Md Jaafar as Lead of the BIBD Sustainability Transformation Group.

Meanwhile the BNCCC was represented during the signing by Permanent Secretary (Planning, Land Use and Environment) at the Ministry of Development (MoD) Yang Mulia Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak with Yang Mulia Tuan Haji Azhar bin Haji Yahya, Permanent Secretary, Department of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office as witness and Chair of the Executive Committee on Climate Change.


The MoU also aims to identify flagship projects in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy including solar panel installment at targeted residential areas. Key stakeholders of this particular initiative will include the Department of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Development, the Brunei Climate Change Secretariat, Housing Development Department and BIBD.

Through the MoU, BIBD as the first private organisation to be the ‘Partner To Race-to-Zero to His Majesty’s Government together with BNCCC lead agencies will also look into the potential development of green financing products to address market gap and encourage adoption among industry, business and retail levels.

On the sidelines of the signing ceremony, the BCCS showcased some of its projects and initiatives which include the Renewable Energy which is a strategy that seeks to ensure a smooth transition for nationwide adoption and use of renewable energy technologies for example the housing development solar panels.

BCCS also showcased its Protokol Hijau initiatives outlines the steps that need to be implemented to contribute significantly to the reduction of carbon footprint, through the adoption of efficient technologies and conservation measures in a number of areas

– energy; water; paper and plastic usage; waste disposal management, official events management; and tree planting.

Meanwhile BIBD also showcased various initiatives implemented as part its Sustainability Framework which include its first ESG Fund introduced and operated by BIBD Securities, education and awareness campaigns through mass media, recycled calendars, digital festive packets, glass bottles, participation in the Coastal Marvel clean-up campaigns and its Donate a Tree campaign plans.


As Brunei, as of 2020, is no longer a net carbon sink country, BIBD through this MOU will support BCCS and collaborate with GLCs such as Progresif and NGOS such as Brunei Youth Council, Green Brunei, Future Energy Leaders to increase carbon sink through afforestation and reforestation.

Present at the signing ceremony was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister of Finance and Economy II, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Chairman of BIBD.

Also present were the Minister of Development Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Ir. Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar (Co-Chair of BNCCC); Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism (BNCCC member) ; YangBerhormat Dato Seri Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Hj Daud, Minister at the PrimeMinister’s Office; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin POKSSDP HajiMohammad Yusof, Minister of Transport and Infocommunications (BNCCC member); Yang Mulia Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw, Deputy Minister of Energy Department, Dato Seri Paduka Ar Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, Deputy Minister of Development; Senior Government Officials, members of the BIBD Board of Directors and
Shariah Advisory Body of BIBD and other corporate partners.

In October 2021, BIBD launched its Sustainability Framework which is strongly aligned with the Maqasid Shariah and a wider set of sustainability principles; the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
BIBD’s Sustainability Framework has 13 areas of collaborations outlined in the MOU, although not limited to these, as it pledges a target commitment of B$2 billion towards Sustainability Funding by 2030, covering all areas of business, corporate sustainability, and corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Through this target commitment, BIBD seeks to take the lead on business practices and activities in the domestic market by promoting stewardship among Brunei corporates, supported by digitalisation, sustainability funding, community education and social inclusion.

To date, we have issued close to 40 awareness and education communication to the public plus various other initiatives as part of the small steps we initiated, which we hope will be the start of our sustainability journey to support His Majesty’s Government vision and goals towards achieving Net Zero 2050.

What do I miss?

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I miss feeling carefree.

I miss my boarding school days (Australia).

I miss my first ever car (BMW 3 series).

I miss the old house at Tungku Link. 

I miss long conversation on the landline.

I miss wearing Nike (not).

I miss my thick hair.

I miss watching movies on VHS. 

I miss rewinding cassette tapes with a pencil.

I miss my late sister.

I miss the 90s of Singapore. 

I miss playing arcade games at Trocadero.

I miss watching movies at Paragon IMAX.

I miss my high school mates.

I miss having dinner time with family at home. 

I miss watching Top of the Pops.

I miss my late godmother. 

I miss blogging.

I miss traveling abroad. 

I miss chatting on MiRC and MSN. 

I miss my first ever SLR camera which got stolen.

I miss my high school faction R-Express. 

I miss my basketball team RA Rockettes.

I miss my mom’s driving antics.

I miss traveling with my family and cousins to the UK. 

I miss the watching concerts in Brunei. 

I miss Yaohan.

I miss my old hobby – comics.

I miss my student life at University of Queensland. 

I miss writing letters and postcards. 

I miss my years at Sunway College. 

I miss playing football for my house team, Perry, in Australia. 

I miss walking at Orchard Road. 

I miss playing Winning Eleven on PS2. 

I miss shopping at Unitek. 

I miss renting videos from Popeye. 

I miss traveling for toastmasters events.

I miss Japan.

I miss Singapore even more.

I miss my Reebok pumps.

I miss my MJ thriller jacket. 

I miss attending Grand Prix events.

I miss the Motorala (brick) phone.

I miss drawing comic characters in pencil.

I miss eating my rice with banana or mango.

I miss the family bike ride in the middle of the night. 

I miss my wall of pin-up posters of pop artists of 80s.

I miss my Dr. Marten’s shoes. 

I miss the sound of dial-up modems.

I miss watching movies on Laser Disc.

I miss sleeping in my mom’s room during my teen years.

I miss last minute revision for exams. 

I miss the RA6 during our carefree days. 

I miss the cinema in Bandar.

I miss the banking presence of HSBC.

I miss the 90s of the Jerudong Park playground.

I miss making drinks at CBTL. 

I miss listening to Capital FM. 

I miss my childhood days at Darul Hana.

I miss playing cricket in Australia.

I miss the tram rides in Australia.

To be continued….. 

Jati Transport Long Service and Excellence Academic Awards Ceremony 2022

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The Long Service awards were presented by the Executive Chairman of
Jati Transport – Yang Mulia Pg Anak Haji Ja’afar Ibni Al-Marhum Pg
Pemancha Pg Anak Hj Mohd Alam.

Jati Transport Sdn Bhd was once again ranked as the market leader in the
luxury passenger car segment in 2021. The NGCC (New Generation
Compact Cars) and AMG performance models continue to be our best
sellers.

Although the business environment was difficult during the pandemic, we
have managed to adapt and accept the challenges with positivity. Jati
Transport Sdn Bhd has a dedicated team of individuals with a common
goal to provide excellent Sales and After Sales services during this
challenging time.

On April 23rd 2022, a ceremony was held to acknowledge and reward our
dedicated and loyal long service employees. At the same event, Academic
Excellence Awards were also presented to the children of our employees.

Jati Transport Sdn Bhd was once again ranked as the market leader in the
luxury passenger car segment in 2021. The NGCC (New Generation
Compact Cars) and AMG performance models continue to be our best
sellers.

Although the business environment was difficult during the pandemic, we
have managed to adapt and accept the challenges with positivity. Jati
Transport Sdn Bhd has a dedicated team of individuals with a common
goal to provide excellent Sales and After Sales services during this
challenging time.

On April 23rd, 2022 a ceremony was held to acknowledge and reward our
dedicated and loyal long service employees. At the same event, Academic
Excellence Awards were also presented to the children of our employees.





The Academic Excellence awards were presented by the Executive
Director of Jati Transport – Mr Andrew Chiam.

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