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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 Winners for both men & women. The event also announced the cooperation of the Royal Brunei Police Force which has provided its full support in terms of road closures. Kristal FM was also announced as the Official Broadcast Partner while BIG magazine as Official Publication Partner and Pokka, the Official Energy Drink Partner.

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The event was held at the BIBD headquarters in Bandar Seri Begawan which was also attended by Senior BIBD management along with representatives from the mentioned sponsors.

The dates and times of the REPC (Race Entry Pack Collection) were also announced as collection will commence on the 21st November 2013 at the Indoor Stadium Ticketing Hall, ending on the 23rd of November 2013. Times for the REPC is scheduled to be between 2.00pm – 8.30pm on the 21st, 9.30am -12.00pm resuming at 2.00pm until 9.00pm on the 22nd, and 9.30am until 9.00pm on the 23rd.

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The BIBD CE-ALAF team also shared the Race Day programme for the BIBD CE-ALAF 2013 event, where the event kicks off at 10pm on the 23rd with the start of the 42km Midnight Marathon. The itinerary for the following day follows after the Subuh Prayer as the 21km competitive runners are scheduled to be flagged off at 5.45am, consequently followed by the other categories.

It was also shared that road closures will be starting on the 24th November at 5.30am until the end of the event, which should tentatively be around 12.00pm, around the Sungai Akar and Anggerik areas, including Jalan Perdana Menteri, Jalan Stadium, Jalan Kebangsaan, Jalan Utama Mentiri, Jalan Utama Mentiri, Jalan Utama Salambigar, Commonwealth Drive.

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As part of the many fund raising activities held for the ALAF initiative, there will also be a Charity Bazaar, dubbed the CE Bazaar, which represents an interesting avenue for members of the public to participate.

The event also announced some of the confirmed partners of the CE Bazaar which will be present at the event such as Gadget Plus, Drummond Printing Pte Ltd, Brunei Press Sdn Bhd, Warnaku Company, Orchid Garden Hotel, CMYK, CORE, Crystal Time (Soleus Watches), Syarikat Takaful Brunei Darussalam, Digi-mark, Aewon Garment & Embroidery, BJE Studios, HEART, Stitchy and ALMAS.

Food enthusiasts will also get a feast at the CE Bazaar as the likes of KFC, Casbah, Lava Burger, Taty’s, Pokka, Food Remix, Bakers Blush, Potatotwist, Country Patch, MadBites and Norita Cotton Candy will be there to tantalize your tastebuds.

The CE Bazaar will also be host to partners providing activities for everyone as crowd favourites such as Jo Art, Reptile and Mastco, Snag Golf and Happy Jump Time Bouncer will be around to keep visitors of the bazaar occupied. Official CE-ALAF merchandise will also be available for sale at the Charity Bazaar, to further boost donations for the ALAF fund.

BIBD CE-ALAF coupons to be used for the CE Bazaar as official currency at all the participating partners will be available for purchase on the event day at a rate of B$1 for every coupon. Part of the proceeds from bazaar fees and sales will be channeled to the BIBD ALAF fund.

The Charity Expedition (CE) is one of the fund-raising activities under the ALAF initiative. ALAF is BIBD’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility programme. On top of the Charity Bazaar, the CE, carrying the tagline “One step, One pedal, One education’, will also consist of running and a cycling event.

The ALAF programme is a fund developed in tandem between BIBD and the Ministry of Education towards helping to provide assistance to underprivileged students. BIBD CE-ALAF 2013 is sanctioned by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Brunei Athletics Association and in partnership with the Ministry of Education.

Launched earlier in the year, the ALAF initiative is an extension of BIBD’s contribution towards its strong belief in the importance of early childhood education as the underlying core for everyone, in support of His Majesty’s 2035 vision of obtaining a 100% level of education to everyone. ALAF is an initiative that seeks to support the nation’s aspirations to building a well-educated and highly skilled human resource pool by providing opportunities of educational progression to underprivileged students.

Insya’Allah, through this initiative towards supporting education, BIBD is able to contribute towards providing a more substantial impact on the building of our nation, leading Brunei towards a more prosperous and peaceful future with a generation of highly educated, skillful and successful Bruneians.

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