All-Expenses Paid Holiday For BIBD And Tourism Malaysia Promo Winner

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April 25, 2016 – BIBD and Tourism Malaysia today announced Hj Muhd Mazran Haji Suhut as the lucky winner of the 1Malaysia Year-end Sale during the BIBD Home Showcase at The Mall, Gadong.

The collaboration between BIBD and Tourism Malaysia automatically registered BIBD cardholders who made card transactions in Malaysia during the 1Malaysia GP Sale, which ended early this year, into a lucky draw. The winner was entitled to an all-expenses includes a five-day and 4-night paid holiday in Kuala Lumpur and Johor inclusive of airfare, accommodation, return airport transfers and a twelve-hour chartered car exclusively for them to go shopping.

To add to their great bundle, the winner is also entitled to 100,000 Hadiah Points, which can be used to pay for bills, make donations, among others. Presenting on behalf of BIBD was Siti Rafeah Hj Jakir, Head of Card Products, and for Malaysia Tourism, was its Director, Zurina Abd Samad.

On the other hand, the BIBD showcase highlights BIBD’s financing packages such as its Home Financing, Home Improvement Financing, Education Financing and its Personal Financing along with other BIBD’s products and services. The showcase will also include financial health checks performed by qualified BIBD certified Islamic financial planners. The showcase also provides a comprehensive platform for respective future homeowners to look at the exciting property and home improvement opportunities through BIBD’s collaboration with the stellar partners present.

Successful applicants will also stand the chance to win prizes such as iPad minis, shopping vouchers at Supasave and Hua Ho, BIBD Hadiah Points, among others. The eighth BIBD Home Showcase will be running for a period of ten days until May the 1st, open every day from 10am to 10pm. The opening time for Fridays will be from 2pm to 10pm.

Baiduri Prestige And Smart Executive Members Treated To A Special Preview Of Bang & Olufsen

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Baiduri Bank, in collaboration with Sejalin Enterprises, organised an exclusive preview of Bang & Olufsen’s design-centric electronic sound systems at the Bang & Olufsen showroom in Kiarong today for their Prestige and Smart Executive members.

During the cocktail style event, a representative from Sejalin Enterprise gave a briefing on Bang & Olufsen products.

According to Hjh Maripaz Abdullah, Head of Business Development and Special Programmes in Baiduri Bank, “We understand our members’ refined tastes and affinity for luxury, and Bang & Olufsen is a brand which not only caters to that but also embodies sophistication as well as quality.”

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Baiduri Prestige and Smart Executive members present during the night were also treated to discounted prices on Bang & Olufsen product bundles. Bundle 1, consisting of the Beoplay A2 Bluetooth Speaker with the Beoplay H3 Earphones, was available at discounted price of BND776 (usual price is BND876). Bundle 2, which consists of the Beolit 15 Bluetooth Speaker and Beoplay H6 Headphones, was available for only BND1,296 (usual price BND1,396). Finally, guests can also purchase any Duba Height Adjustable Table and SBS Ergonomic Chair combination, with BND100 off.

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On top of this, the first 20 Prestige or Smart Executive members to purchase these exclusive bundles are treated to another BND100 cash rebate when they purchase using their Prestige or Smart Executive cards.

Present at the event were Ms Dorothy Newn, Head of Group Communications Department, Ms Ng Yick Wei, Head of Group Marketing Department, as well as staff of Baiduri Bank.

Baiduri’s Smart Executive Programme is a unique programme by Baiduri Bank which offers a multitude of benefits geared towards the busy working professional. The benefits include smart banking solutions and special rates across a wide range of banking products plus exclusive invitations to investment and lifestyle events. Members stand to enjoy benefits such as the Smart Executive Premium Debit Cards, access to Smart Executive Centres, shopping and travel privileges among others.

Baiduri Prestige on the other hand is designed to provide a range of personalised services and offers. The Prestige programme is built around 5 principles: Personal Touch, Progression in Wealth, Privileges, Priority Recognition and Platinum Status. Baiduri Prestige Centres are located at the Kiarong branch, the Kiulap Branch, the Kuala Belait Branch and the Seria Branch.

More information on both programmes are available on www.baiduri.com.

Locally Designed Vehicles By Brunei Students Run The Streets In Manila

All vehicles must pass a set of technical inspections before they are allowed onto the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2016 competition circuit to see how far they can go on the least amount of fuel, and potentially achieve the highest mileage in the competition.

Today after much work both Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) GenNext Pejuang and Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) ITB One-U are proud to receive their technical and safety inspection stickers.

After passing their inspections from redesigning their braking system, more challenges were faced by ITB One-U during their trial run.

The FT-02, #23, a gasoline prototype vehicle from team Go Viridis at the Government Engineering College Barton Hill in Trivandrum, India, runs in front of The Nakhoda, #204, a hydrogen prototype vehicle from team GenNext Pejuang at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, on the track during day three of the Shell Eco-marathon Asia in Manila, Philippines, Saturday, March 5, 2016. (Jinggo Montenejo  via AP Images)

The FT-02, #23, a gasoline prototype vehicle from team Go Viridis at the Government Engineering College Barton Hill in Trivandrum, India, runs in front of The Nakhoda, #204, a hydrogen prototype vehicle from team GenNext Pejuang at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, on the track during day three of the Shell Eco-marathon Asia in Manila, Philippines, Saturday, March 5, 2016. (Jinggo Montenejo via AP Images)

According to one of the Mechanical students, Ahmad Amthali, “We fixed the brake system with new brake layout and fixed all of it and we managed to pass the brake system inspection this morning. However, when we went to do the pre-test run, Pahlawan II’s tyres burst and we had to go out to buy new tyres from the shops which costs us two hours.

We are honoured to be able to represent UTB and Brunei in such prestigious event. We will do our very best for UTB and Brunei.”
UBD GenNext Pejuang passed their technical and safety inspection after several attempts to pass the stringent hydrogen fuel cell system inspection.

Once the Nakhoda’s hydrogen system sequence was in place, the team had to readjust its hydrogen sensor’s sensitivity and rewire its capacitor to ensure easy access to read Nakhoda’s voltage.

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“Our issue was with the hydrogen system sequence, which took a while to fix. We were in the technical inspection for an hour and a half before we finally passed! At 1.30pm, I went on the track for my first attempt, however after the 7th lap, I had to return to my team as we had run out of time. We are going to make some changes to the gearing system to speed up the car,” said Amirah Salamat, Nakhoda’s driver.

Although faced with unforeseen challenges, the students continue to show enthusiasm and determination by endlessly making adjustments to their vehicles. They hope to achieve a valid official record on the track tomorrow as it will be the last day of the competition.

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In addition to awards for achievements on the track, students are also vying for five Off-Track awards that test the team’s creativity and technical skills, as well as their approaches to safety and sustainability. These awards are in the following categories: Communications, Vehicle Design, Technical Innovation, Safety and Perseverance and Spirit of the Event.

As of noon today, over 80 student teams have passed the technical inspection. Student teams have today and tomorrow to record their attempts on the circuit. The final results will be tabulated and announced at the closing awards ceremony tomorrow.
Shell Eco-marathon 2016 shows Shell’s commitment to helping the world meet its growing energy needs in a responsible way, bringing together students, partners and the public.

To follow the journey of both teams, you can follow their Instagram accounts @ubdsem and @itb.sem.

About Shell Eco-marathon

Shell Eco-marathon began in 1939 at a Shell research laboratory in the United States as a friendly wager between scientists to see who could get the most miles per gallon from their vehicle. The winner of that contest barely achieved 50 mpg (21 km/l), and from these humble origins, a more organized competition evolved. In 1985 in France, Shell Eco-marathon as we know it today was born. In April 2007, the Shell Eco-marathon Americas event was launched in the United States, and in 2010, the inaugural Shell Eco-marathon Asia was held in Malaysia, up until 2013. Since 2014, the event has been held in Manila, Philippines, which will continue to host the event until 2016.

BIBD ALAF Partners and Students Celebrated

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BIBD today celebrated students and teachers of its ALAF programme with the handing over of certificates of appreciation to the ALAF task force, and a presentation of incentive rewards to PSR students who excelled in their 2015 examination. The certificates were handed over by guest of honor, Yang Mulia Haji Minorhadi bin Haji Mirhassan, Head of Government Relations and Special Projects.

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The event was held to appreciate the tremendous support given to the BIBD ALAF Programme by the ALAF Task Force, made up of officials from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Religious Affairs; in ensuring that the well-being and educational needs of the ALAF students, at primary, secondary and pre- university levels, are well taken care of.

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The collaboration has also progressed to development of beneficial activities and initiatives, such as the ALAF motivational camps, aimed to further develop a strong interest and a sense of appreciation from the students towards the ALAF programme. These activities are hoped to spur on their efforts in achieving more from their education, to provide them with the necessary skills required to prepare them for their future.

To further support the efforts of the ALAF programme, companies such as Syarikat Pustaka Remaja Sdn Bhd and Syarikat Teras Maju Sdn Bhd have come forward and contributed fourteen units of digital Al Quran as part of the HADIAH GALAKAN PSR for students who have excelled in their PSR studies.

Hjh Nurul Akmar, Deputy Head of Retail Banking at BIBD mentioned that, “Alhamdulillah, we are very happy to see the levels of support received from the NGOs for the students, in addition to the overwhelming support that was given during the Charity Expedition last year. I would like to take this opportunity to convey our sincerest gratitude to everyone for their contribution and involvement in ensuring the continued progress and development of the ALAF programme.”

To provide contributions into the BIBD ALAF fund and support the education journey of the ALAF students, members of the public may provide a minimum donation of B$1.01 into the BIBD ALAF account at 1018181811. Contribution can also be made through various BIBD channels such as the BIBD Online, BIBD Mobile, BIBD ATM and CDMs, and at BIBD branch counters. The public can also set up a BIBD Standing Instruction to ensure a monthly contribution into the ALAF fund. As an added option, BIBD account holders can also use their accumulated BIBD Hadiah Points for cash conversion into contributions into the ALAF fund account.

The ALAF programme, launched in May 2013 by Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah, was developed in close partnership with the Ministry of Education. This will lead to constant efforts and close collaboration between both parties to ensure the successful implementation and provision of assistance to the ALAF programme. At the same time, The ALAF programme is also supported by the Islamic Studies Department from the Ministry of Religious Affairs. Currently there are almost ninety students within the ALAF programme, with more to be included in the upcoming year.

The ALAF programme provides the selected students with provisions for school and tuition fees, educational materials and welfare, as well as mentoring and counseling amongst others. All these efforts are meant to ensure the absolute commitment of these students towards the development of their education, and prevent them from being bothered by other commitments. The ALAF programme will also continue to provide support and assistance to these students until the end of their respective educational requirements.

Through ALAF, BIBD hopes to align its support to His Majesty’s 2035 vision of obtaining a 100% level of education for everyone, which in turn is hoped to help reduce poverty. In Shaa Allah, this will lead Brunei towards a more prosperous and peaceful future, making Brunei populated with educated, highly skilful and successful individuals, in line with internationally set standards.

BIBD Barakah 6 Monthly Winners Bring Home Electronic Appliances

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BIBD today handed electronic appliances which includes a 55” Samsung LED TV, Samsung refrigerator, two Samsung washing machines, two Philips air fryers and four Philips steam irons to ten lucky winners of its fifth Barakah 6 monthly winners.

The sixth BIBD Barakah campaign will be running until the 30th of November, 2015. The campaign allows BIBD customers a chance to win a grand prize of a Honda Odyssey along with consolation prizes of Apple iPhones and iPads on top of its monthly prizes of electrical appliances. Registration is automatic and simple as all they need to do is sign up for any BIBD financing product or assign their salary to BIBD.

At the same time, BIBD is also running its “Swipe to Fly” promotion with prizes of holiday packages to Bali, Kota Kinabalu, Jakarta and Bangkok. The promotion, which will be running until the 29th of February 2016, automatically enrols BIBD cardholders through any purchases made using the BIBD Debit, Credit and Platinum.

For more information on any BIBD products, services and promotions, please follow the BIBD Instagram account at BIBDBRUNEI; Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bibdbrunei; get in touch with BIBD Contact Centre at 2238181 or visit the nearest BIBD Branch. Also, don’t forget to download the popular BIBD Mobile App to get the latest BIBD offers and promotions under “What’s New” feature.

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