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.

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.

Team UTB after passing the technical inspection

“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.

Paintball.Is.Awesome

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In its effort to promote paintball and attract public interest to play Paintball, on Friday 13th Nov 15 RBTS organized a Mini Paintball Tournament exclusively for the media with a total of 9 teams being invited namely: RTB-TV Sukan, RTB-Radio Sukan, KFM, Pelita Brunei, Borneo Bulletin, Brunei Times, Bloggers Rano Adidas, AnakBrunei and RBTS own team.

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This tournament is the first of its kind fully organized by Royal Brunei Technical Services (RBTS) in collaboration with PANTAS Brunei Paintball National Team and BRUREF. The players also have the opportunity to meet in person the Brunei Paintball National Team who recently participated in the Paintball World Cup Tournament held in Langkawi and another highlights during the event was representatives for each team were invited to take part in having a paintball gaming against the Professional Team of Brunei National team.

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RBTS paintball was also proud with its achievement in producing 8 certified paintball marshals where 3 of our local marshals them have gained international experience by joining other international marshals to act as official paintball marshal during the World Cup Tournament at Langkawi recently, KUDOS to our Bruneian National Teams and our local Marshals, they do makes us and the country proud.

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The overall Champion of the tournament is from Bloggers AnakBrunei with RanoAdidas as the runner-up. Joint place for 3rd place goes to Radio Television Brunei-Sports Section together with RBTS team. Present to give out the Prizes was RBTS Paintball Head – Dayang Hjh Kamariah Hj Masri.

The paintball arena welcomes the public, both amateur and professional paintballers, individuals and groups, families and corporate clients, to visit, play and enjoy themselves at the RBTS Paintball Arena. For those who interested to play paintball, please contact RBTS Paintball Arena at 2611171, RBTS Paintball Arena on Facebook and Instagram.

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ALAF Students Visit OGDC AND BIBD

More than twenty students from the ALAF (Advocating Life-Long Learning for an Aspiring Future) programme were treated to a visit to the Oil and Gas Discovery Centre (OGDC) in Seria, along with a visit to the BIBD Branch at V Plaza in Kuala Belait. The selected students, having finished their PSR exams, were accompanied by officers from the ALAF task force. After a tour at the OGDC, the students were brought for a tour at the BIBD branch, where they were briefed on BIBD services and opportunities. Activities such as these are part of the efforts by the ALAF task force to spur on these students to study harder and spark interest in learning, so that the students are strive to pursue their goals for employment.

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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 and Ministry of Religious Affairs. Through this continuous efforts and close collaboration between all parties will help to ensure the successful implementation as well as provision of assistance to the The ALAF programme provides the selected students with provisions for school and tuition fees, educational materials and welfare, as well as mentoring and counseling necessities, 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.

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Apart from contributions collected during the CE, members of the public wishing to contribute into the BIBD ALAF fund may do so with a minimum donation of B$1.01 into the BIBD ALAF account at 1018181811. Contributing is further made easier as the public can utilise existing BIBD channels such as the BIBD Online website, BIBD Mobile app, BIBD ATM and CDMs, and BIBD branch counters. The public can also set up a BIBD Standing Instruction to ensure a monthly donation 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.

Maju Motors celebrates 15th anniversary

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Maju Motors Sdn Bhd, the official Volkswagen distributor in Brunei, celebrated its 15th anniversary today with a ceremony at its Jalan Telanai showroom.

Speaking to the company’s partners and suppliers at this morning’s event, Mr Chan Key Hong, the Executive Director of Maju Motors, said, “We can be proud to look back over the last 15 years and witness how Maju Motors has progressed. The last three years have been especially exciting, with the highlight being the achievement of 1,000 new car deliveries to customers in 2014.”

Also in attendance at the event were Mr Chan Sui Kiat, the founder of Maju Motors, and Mr Bernd Siffling, the company’s General Manager.

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Tributes were paid to the 80 employees of Maju Motors, of which over 90 percent are Bruneians. This is more than three times the staff strength compared to two years ago.

Said Floriza Ayunan, who has worked for the company’s finance department since day one: “It’s such a great feeling to have seen Maju Motors grow throughout the years and to be a part of it. Despite its success and the growing team, the company regards everyone as family and this is what makes working here so special.”

In line with the 15th anniversary celebrations, Maju Motors has lined up a series of events and promotions for everyone to enjoy. Special discounts are available on the full range of Volkswagen models, and customers also have the opportunity to spin the wheel and win cash vouchers worth up to $1,000 when they take delivery of their cars. These offers are valid until 31 December 2015.

Those who visit the showroom on Sundays can also enjoy a delicious complimentary meal as part of the new Sunday Morning Breakfast and Test Drive event. Maju Motors is open from 9am to 1pm every Sunday.

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