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Following up on the success of the seventh­ generation Golf, the new Golf R is powered by a newly designed 280 bhp TSI engine, which is 24 bhp stronger but more than 15 percent more fuel efficient than that in the previous model.

Like all three previous Golf R models, the new model also transfers its turbocharged  engine power to the road via a permanent all-wheel drive system; in this case, it is the latest version of the 4MOTION system with a fifth-generation Haldex coupling.

Delivering pure dynamic performance are a newly configured sport suspension system (body height lowered by 20 mm), the new progressive steering system and ‘ESC Sport’ -which can now be fully deactivated for driving on a race track. Also standard is the further developed DCC dynamic chassis control system with the driving profile selector that features a new Race mode.

The Golf R completes the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 5.0 seconds and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. Despite the car’s exceptionally agile driving performance and extra power, fuel consumption has been reduced from 8.4 to 7.1/100km. C02 emissions were also improved from 195 to 164 g/km.

The new Golf R is equipped with an extensive package of customised and exclusive features. Along with specially designed bumpers, side sills and18-inch alloy wheels, the car can also be visually distinguished  as an impressive sports model by details such as bi-xenon headlights with newly designed LED daytime running lights (in dual-u design), dark red LED rear lights and a two-branch exhaust system with four chrome tailpipes.

Inside, the Golf R underlines its position as the flagship of the model range with sport seats in Vienna leather upholstery, a leather trimmed three-spoke  sport steering wheel, a 320 km/h speedometer, blue ambience lighting, and a navigation system with an 8-inch touchscreen. [click to continue…]

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BIBD “Swipe For Rewards” Monthly Winners Feted

18 July 2014

BIBD today presented prizes for its first “Swipe for Rewards” monthly winners at the BIBD headquarters in the capital. The prizes were handed out to winners in the lucky draw and highest spender category. On hand to present the prizes was Caitlina bti Hj Haliluddin, BIBD marketing officer, who handed over cash prizes of BND200 […]

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BIBD Launches Perdana Privilege Banking Service

14 June 2014

BANK Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) yesterday introduced a new product range for its Perdana Privilege Banking service, offered to high networth customers. Previously known as the Perdana World Banking, the service offers exclusive products, bank facilities and services to clients who have a gross monthly income of $10,000, an investment of $100,000 or a total […]

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Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

10 June 2014

The use of sexual violence in war is one of the great injustices of our lifetime.  It is hard to document, let alone investigate.  Perpetrators do not discriminate, because it’s not about sex, but violence, terror, power and control.  When rape is committed during conflict, it has often been seen as an inevitable part of […]

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Origins releases official international trailer for YASMINE

30 May 2014

Origin Films invited members of the media to Times Cineplex at Times Square for the launching of the official International trailer of the upcoming feature film, YASMINE. This much anticipated feature film, directed by Brunei’s very first female film director, Siti Kamaluddin, is slated for general release on the 21st of August this year. It […]

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Trash for Cash: The Green Apeel Recycling Drive

18 May 2014

Plastic, paper and scrap metals are being sought after especially now in the period between the 15th and the 25th of May. Why the urgent need for these waste materials? A group of civil servants called the Green Apeel are trying to get to the core of environmental issues as they try to attract the […]

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Brunei Infocomm Federation signs MOU with Korea Telco association

13 May 2014

THE InfoComm Federation of Brunei (IFB) will be collaborating with Korea Telecommunications Operators Association (KTOA) in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) for the next two years. The cooperation between the two countries was finalised in yeterday’s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Under the MoU, both parties have agreed to cooperate […]

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TCY Motor Launches Audi A3 Sedan

5 May 2014

WITH the arrival of the A3 Sedan in Brunei, Audi enters the world’s largest market segment – the class of compact sedans. Going by the motto “lighter, faster, way ahead”, the new premium compact from Audi is lighter by 60 kilogrammes, credited to the Audi Ultra lightweight technology, making it faster (0-100 km/h) by 1.2 […]

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Catch the final few days of BIBD Home Showcase!

1 May 2014

The amazing and attractive opportunities only available at the BIBD Home Showcase at The Mall, Gadong, is now in its last three days, open daily from 10am to 10pm; except for Fridays from 2pm to 10pm. BIBD is offering home improvement structural renovation financing packages that are specifically designed for the National Housing Scheme. The […]

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Baroness Warsi Visits Brunei

20 April 2014

Senior Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister for Faith and Communities at the Department for Communities and Local Government, The Rt Hon Baroness Warsi had a number of public engagements to promote Islamic finance, education and training in the UK to relevant Bruneian individuals and academic institutions. The Minister also […]

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A French Exhibition in Brunei Darussalam

30 March 2014

Have a very French affair right here in Brunei! From the magnificent tourist destinations, unforgettable gastronomic experience to France’s industrial leadership, the French Embassy in Brunei Darussalam invites you to experience a taste of what France has to offer. “The exhibition, which will take place at Times Square Mall on April 5th, is an initiative […]

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Talian Darussalam 123 Launched

25 March 2014

COMPLAINTS on certain government agencies can now be made via a new hotline. The Talian Darussalam 123 was launched yesterday to handle complaints, queries and provision of information for non-emergency government services. The Talian Darussalam (Darussalam hotline) project, which commenced last September, consolidated four existing government hotlines into one dedicated service. These include the hotline […]

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Yasmine, Brunei’s First International Feature Film Set to Join Hong Kong and Cannes Film Festivals

18 March 2014

As one of the richest nations in South East Asia, and the fifth richest in the world according to Forbes, Brunei’s film industry is yet to be developed. With the advent of the first feature film in the modern era, YASMINE, directed by a young Bruneian woman, Siti Kamaluddin, Brunei is now venturing into the […]

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Brunei’s progress in diversification

3 March 2014

See on Scoop.it – Aspiring Outliers An infographic briefly showing Brunei’s progress towards diversification over the years. Although economic diversification has appeared several times in the National Development Plans, the progress of… See on open-letters-to-brunei.tumblr.com

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Burger King Opens in Brunei!

24 February 2014

Brunei Darussalam – February 24, 2014 – Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: BKW) is proud to announce the opening on Tuesday February 25, 2014 of one BURGER KING® restaurant in Brunei Darussalam by the brand’s new franchisee, Sinofood Express. “Establishing the BURGER KING® brand’s presence in Brunei exemplifies our commitment to strengthen our global restaurant […]

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Negaraku Brunei Darussalam – 30th National Day

23 February 2014

On the eve of our beloved country’s 30th National Day, I penned this in a rather melancholy state of mind but it sums up my hopes and aspirations for my beloved country moving forward… I love my country. Passionately. It used to be a land of tolerance and friendship. Of harmony between the different races. […]

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Royal Brunei Unveils New Uniforms for Crew

22 February 2014

ROYAL Brunei Airlines (RB) yesterday unveiled new “heritage-inspired” uniforms for its cabin crew, as the latest phase of the national carrier’s re-branding programme. The uniforms incorporated songket patterns for the female crew and Malay-style shirts for the males, among other features that reflected the re-branding programme’s aim “to share the unique culture of Brunei with […]

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Starbucks Opens its First Store in Brunei

16 February 2014

The grand opening of the first Starbucks in Brunei was officiated by Her Royal Highness Pg Anak Isteri Pg Anak Hjh Zariah and the management of Berjaya Food Sdn Bhd and Starbucks at the bustling hub of the Mabohai Shopping Complex yesterday. More than 200 enthusiastic and excited Starbucks fans, including its 100 digital followers […]

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School level winners compete Dragon’s Den Style for National BUBA Award

12 February 2014

On Tuesday 11 February 2014, the school level winners of the BUBA Awards presented their business plan ideas at the British High Commission today in front of a panel of four judges in a Dragons’ Den style session. The theme for the 2013/2014 BUBA Awards is ‘Entrepreneurship.’ Seven sixth form schools took part in the […]

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BIBD Securities Holds Investors Seminar

18 January 2014

BIBD Securities, a wholly owned subsidiary of BIBD, hosted an Investors Seminar at the Indera Kayangan Hall at the The Empire Hotel & Country Club. At the event was Chairman of BIBD Securities and Managing Director of BIBD, Yang Mulia Javed Ahmad and Managing Director of BIBD Securities and Head of Institutional Banking, Yang Mulia […]

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2013 in retrospect…

1 January 2014

Wow, how quickly time flies. We’re about to say goodbye to 2013. Its been quite an eventful year for me.  Bittersweet to say the least… A lot of sweet moments which I am grateful for, alhamdulillah… the bitter moments I take as a lesson from above, alhamdulillah… Looking forward to a wonderful year ahead full […]

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BIBD Announces CE-ALAF 2013 Main Sponsors and Itinerary

19 November 2013

BIBD today announced Fajr Capital Limited as a Platinum Sponsor and Syarikat Takaful Brunei Darussalam and its subsidiaries and Silverlake Axis Sdn Bhd as Silver Sponsors for the upcoming BIBD CE-ALAF 2013 event. It was also announced that Royal Brunei (RB) would be sponsoring return air tickets for the competitive Half Marathon (21km) Bruneian Category […]

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BIBD opens new branch in Seria

14 November 2013

In further efforts to deliver a truly ‘Bruneian at Heart’ banking experience, BIBD today launched another branch, in line with the signature image that the bank has embraced. All BIBD patrons can now visit the new BIBD Panaga Branch, BIBD’s latest addition to its fleet of branches carrying its signature image, located at Unit 2 […]

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Guest Blog – Fatin’s Chevening Adventure

28 October 2013

Fatin Arifin is the recipient of the 2013/14 Chevening Scholarship in Brunei. She is currently studying MSc Emerging Economies & International Development at King’s College London. “You are provisionally selected as our Chevening candidate for 2013/14!” From receiving that email in the first week of May to leaving in September, everything in between was pretty […]

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Royal Brunei launches a Betterfly

13 October 2013

Royal Brunei Airline’s eight-year wait for its new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners ended with unbridled glamour and celebration in a grand ceremony last night which saw key stakeholders launching Royal Brunei’s first of five planned aircraft in a hangar just off the Brunei International Airport. YB Minister of Communications jointly launched the aircraft with […]

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BIBD Reveals CE ALAF T-Shirt

5 October 2013

BIBD today revealed the official T-shirt design that will be given to all registered participants of the CE-ALAF (Charity Expedition for Advocating Lifelong Learning for an Aspiring Future). The colour symbolizes BIBD new rebranding colours which are magenta and yellow. Participants who have completed their registration will receive their running T-shirts during the Race Entry […]

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Royal Brunei Airlines takes delivery of the first of five Dreamliners

4 October 2013

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) and Boeing have celebrated the delivery to the flag carrier of the Sultanate of Brunei of the first B787 Dreamliner aircraft powered by Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines. This important event also signaled the first delivery by Boeing of this aircraft into the South East Asia region. The brand new aircraft departed Paine […]

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His Majesty greets subjects in Brunei-Muara

30 September 2013

Despite the sudden downpour, the capital was abuzz with excitement yesterday as thousands of people gathered to celebrate His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam‘s 67th birthday in the Brunei-Muara District. The crowds stood unabated in a line, stretching from Taman Sir Muda Hj Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien (SOAS) to Lapau, when brief […]

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Gerai Perayaan Hari Keputeraan

25 September 2013

Sambutan Ulang Tahun Hari Keputeraan Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan dan Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam sememangnya dinanti-nantikan oleh rakyat dan penduduk di negara ini termasuk para peniaga. Ini memandangkan setiap kali tibanya musim perayaan bagi sambutan tersebut akan diadakan gerai-gerai perayaan bagi mereka yang berminat dalam bidang perniagaan sama ada […]

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His Majesty’s 67th Birthday Parade

15 September 2013

The 67th birthday celebrations of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam began with a grand parade at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien in the heart of the capital yesterday. Hundreds of students from various schools were seen early morning enthusiastically waving mini national flags lined up to welcome His […]

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The Baiduri Bank Group African Safari!

5 September 2013

Last night, Baiduri Bank Group hosted a fun filled event for members of the media in appreciation of the close working relationship that exists between them and the Bank. The event was held at the 1-Lotus Restaurant’s function hall, Wild Lotus and was themed “A Night at the African Safari”. The event commenced with welcoming […]

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Chevening Scholarships Now Open!

3 September 2013

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships offer the opportunity to study for a one-year Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities, and are awarded to outstanding established or emerging leaders across a wide range of fields including […]

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Baiduri Launches New Student Accounts

25 August 2013

Baiduri Bank today launched a new Baiduri Student Account package named the 4U Value Pack.  The package is designed to suit the needs of students currently or intending to study locally or abroad.  The Baiduri Student Account – 4U Value Pack offers 4 unique features being: Easy, Convenient, Save and Benefits. Both new and existing […]

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Baiduri Deals App Launched

15 August 2013

Baiduri Bank officially unveiled the much anticipated “Baiduri Deals” today. Teaming up with a Bruneian App developer, Baiduri Bank developed this app with its objectives of improving customer’s experience as an added-value and convenience to their lifestyle and allowing merchants to offer all year round offers,monthly deals, last minute deals and super deals. It is […]

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Family in need of safe place to call home

30 July 2013

A needy family of nine is seeking assistance as their current residence – a dilapidated hut with zinc roofing for walls and salvaged wooden planks for floors – has become unsafe, particularly in view of the number of people it houses. The family of converts comprises Reduan Abdullah, a Malaysian national, his wife Majidah Abdullah, […]

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BIBD Bags Online Banking Initiative of The Year Award For Brunei

24 July 2013

BIBD was presented with the Online Banking Initiative Award for Brunei at the Asian Banking and Finance Awards 2013, on the 18th of July 2013, at a ceremony held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore, which was attended by nearly 200 senior bankers. On hand to receive the award was Dr Gyorgy Ladics, Chief Operating […]

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Dirgahayu Kebawah Duli Tuan Patek

15 July 2013

Dirgahayu Kebawah Duli Tuan Patik Happy 67th Birthday to His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. Sembah Ikhlas Daripada: anakbrunei serta keluarga Muda wira perkasa Sultan payung mahkota Bina watan merdeka Negara yang tercinta Raja yang bijaksana Menyatukan Brunei ke dunia Mashyur ternama sentiasa Negara makmur rakyat bangga Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah […]

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BIBD Bags 6 Awards at Islamic Finance Awards

6 July 2013

BIBD was awarded in six categories by The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2013 at an award ceremony that was held at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. BIBD was presented with awards for “Best Islamic Bank, Brunei”; “Best Islamic Retail Bank, Brunei”; “Best Islamic Trade Finance Bank, Brunei”; “Best Islamic Loan Syndication” and “Best […]

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