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Starbucks Brunei introduces a new drive-thru concept store in Beribi with convenience in mind. This new platform gives customers the option to enjoy their favourite coffee on the go, or at the store should they prefer to stretch their legs and relax.

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The grand launching of Starbucks Beribi Drive-Thru Store is a full-day affair which includes a carnival where activities such as balloon distribution, photo booth, coffee tasting and face-painting will be taking place. There will also be a merchandise fiesta where one can take the opportunity to purchase limited edition Starbucks merchandises and stand a chance to win prizes up to BND 500.

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The design concept of this store is Regional Modern featuring lots of woodwork (Semangkok – Tropical hardwood from Malaysia), and the wooden planks of this store are actually made using recycled pallet wood (crate). The store has an overall square feet (sq ft) of 6,329 sq ft and can seat approximately 185 people, indoor and outdoor seating combine.

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Starbucks opened its first store in Brunei on February 16, 2014 at one of the most popular shopping destinations in Brunei, Mabohai Shopping Complex located at Bandar Seri Begawan which is the center of Brunei’s commerce, finance and government. In many ways, it is also the heart of Brunei’s cultural landscape, housing some of the nation’s most revered landmarks. This Starbucks store has been designed to reflect Starbucks 43-year coffee heritage, while embracing the country’s distinctive local traditions and culture.

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Sydney Quays, Managing Director of Starbucks Malaysia and Brunei said: “In Brunei, we look forward to welcoming customers to our stores and engaging in single moments of connection over coffee. Starbucks locations are a community gathering place where people come together to connect over coffee and enjoy the Third Place experience. We look forward to offering the highest-quality arabica coffee, handcrafted beverages, locally relevant food, legendary service and the unique Starbucks Experience to customers in Brunei that is consistent with the quality and experience the Starbucks brand is known for and trusted by consumers across the globe.”

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Starbucks has built the brand by delivering a consistent, authentic in-store experience to customers around the globe. The Starbucks Experience is built on sourcing the highest quality arabica coffee, delivering high-quality product innovation and surprising and delighting customers with an uplifting experience through engaged, passionate and knowledgeable baristas. With 43-years of coffee heritage and expertise, Starbucks is the coffee leader globally and has built the brand on its passion and pursuit for the highest quality coffee.

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“Starbucks provides much more than just the best cup of coffee — we offer a community gathering place where people come together, connect with family and friends and celebrate the Bruneian local culture. Now with the opening of our drive-thru concept store, we hope customers will enjoy the convenience of coffee on the go.” says Sydney.

Brunei will be Starbucks 15th market in its China and Asia Pacific region and its 64th market globally.

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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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Over 5,000 Walk, Run And Cycle For Noble Cause

15 October 2012
A run for the education of underprivileged children in Brunei was held yesterday at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, which was one of the biggest charity runs in Brunei this year. Charity runs in Brunei have had amazing responses and yesterday’s event saw more than 5,000 participants in BIBD’s fundraising event of the year, the […]
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Double Six: Dirgahayu Kebawah Duli Tuan Patik

15 July 2012
Dirgahayu Kebawah Duli Tuan Patik Happy 66th 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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Sea of Red at Taman SOAS – HSBC WalkRunCycle 2012

20 May 2012
A sea of more than 10,000 people painted the town red last night in what was dubbed the largest charity event ever held in the country at the Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddin. The HSBC Walk, Run, Cycle (WRC) 2012 themed “Unleash their abilities”, was held for the first time in the evening […]
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All set for #LoveBrunei28th!

22 February 2012
For the  last few years, I’ve been attending the National Day celebrations as part of the growing media contingent. Being assigned to various zones at the Taman SOAS meant that I could photograph the event from different perspectives. This year however, instead of being part of the media, I decided to be one of the […]
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Business Project Carnival 2012

28 January 2012
The Business School (Sekolah Perdagangan) is currently holding a Business Project Carnival 2012 today and tomorrow, at its premises in Gadong from 9am to 5.30pm. The carnival is one of the Business School’s projects organised, by Year 2 students with a total of 14 groups divided to make one activity during the two-day carnival. Among […]
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Convergence 2011. From Success to Significance

13 November 2011
The first youth-led leadership forum, targeting Brunei’s Next generation – Convergence, took place at the BMW Showroom in Beribi Industrial Area last night, attended by over 100 invited guests ranging from students, fresh-graduates, entrepreneurs, visionary executives, innovators and members from the Local creative industry. The forum, the first of its kind to be held here, […]
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2 August 2011
Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined – Johnny Carson
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Faces from #HM65

18 July 2011
From BB: Advancement in mobile telecommunications technology and the introduction of affordable digital SLR cameras have brought about a new way for people to see and experience huge events such as His Majesty’s birthday celebration. Bloggers, tweeters and photographers alike came to Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien for various reasons, but the spirit […]
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Memories of Leicester

16 July 2011
Lesta Masta, a set on Flickr. How time flies… It was this time last year I was in my room in Leicester contemplating whether to go home or stay on till September…
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STPRI Mega Book Bash and Harry Potter Day

12 July 2011
In a bid to raise awareness and encourage the joy of books and reading and at the same time raise funds for the School’s reading/book fund, STPRI held a Mega Book Bash and Harry Potter Day last weekend. Among the activities lined up during that day were an ‘Amazing Race’, Harry Potter Quizzes, Writing/Journalism workshops […]
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The Race That Cares – Part Two

11 July 2011
Standard Chartered Bank Chief Executive Officer Lai Pei-Sei, during her speech, said, "At Standard Chartered Bank, our brand promises ‘here for good’; a simple phrase with multiple meanings. ‘Here for good’ sums up SCB’s commitment to developing deep relationships with our clients and customers; our values, conduct and focus on sustainability; and our longevity, heritage […]
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The Race That Cares – Part One

10 July 2011
Pics from today’s awesome event organized by Standard Chartered which took place at the Indoor Stadium. Over 2000 participants turned up as early as 6am this morning to take part in what was dubbed “The Race that Cares”. From BT: SCB’s Head of Corporate Affairs and Marketing Jennifer Kang said: "We would like to thank […]
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BIBD Kicks Off Charity Expedition for Japan

19 June 2011
Some 1,000 participants flocked to the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium to take part in BIBD’s Charity Expedition for Japan. Present as the guest of honour to flag off the event was Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Yahya bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar Minister of Industry and […]
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Painfully close… Brunei Barracudas 67 vs 71 Philippines Patriots

17 October 2010
Some of the Facebook comments from the game: Ak Muhammad Hafiz Chris Garnet need to improve on his game, especially, on ”defense” if the Brunei Barracudas need to win a ball game.. but if his playing style stay the same, they need to get rid off him and bring Mike Pilgrim back on the court. […]
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Hitam Putih Series

5 December 2009
Haven’t played with B&W for some time, so here’s a random selection. Tks for looking and have an AWESOME weekend everyone!
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Bikers at The Arch

10 September 2009
A message from Juls-Dean / El-Kapitan 719, Mother-Chapter Brunei: Aslmkmwbt, im Road Captain for GANGSTARS-719-mother Chapter Brunei, would like to THANX to you & wife aka very nice of u to support Local Bikers. Hope to See you guys around again..and again…agian THANK YOU bro. Best Regards, Juls-Dean / El-Kapitan 719, Mother-Chapter Brunei Those […]
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Checkin out the Gerai Ramadhan @ Stadium

7 September 2009
And the winners for the Rizqun Coffeehouse Sungkai Vouchers today, 7th September 2009 are: Zizie Zul and Zaki Marzuki CONGRATULATIONS and enjoy your sungkai at the Rizqun Coffeehouse! Finally managed to drop by the gerai ramadhan at the stadium yesterday. Saw many familiar faces from previous years and some new ones as well! Kebaaaaaab keebab! […]
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Education UK 2009 Exhibition

27 August 2009
Congrats to my buddy Maul who got featured on NDTV while conducting a masterclass in Silat Suffian Bela Diri in Melbourne: From The Brunei Times: STUDENTS who wish to pursue higher education in the United Kingdom were advised to make full use of the British Council’s Education Exhibitions, as there is no substitute for obtaining […]
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Pusat Ehsan 4th Charity Bazaar 2009

10 August 2009
Message from the iCentre: Dear All, Reminder, 2nd THiNK BiG Business Competition Executive Summary Submission will be on Friday, 14 Aug 2009 @ 23:59. If interested, you will only require to submit a maximum 3 page executive summary to [email protected] . Below are the links that you can access to  find out more about the competition or they can also just navigate […]
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Suatu pagi di Pasar Borong Selayun

9 August 2009
KJ’s da man on d cover of the latest issue of copycat! Check it out! Happy National Day to all Singaporean friends and readers! Excerpt from an interview with the Singapore HC by PilihanFM: What are your thoughts on Singapore’s National Day? Our history over the past 44 years is a story of a country […]
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International Halal Products Expo IHPE 2009

3 August 2009
From the Borneo Bulletin: The 4th Brunei International Halal Products Expo 2009 (IHPExpo) saw its final day yesterday and received positive feedback from members of the public, some of whom also offered suggestions on subtle changes to enhance the local halal products industry. The prestigious four-day event featured 135 companies, of which 88 were local, […]
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Worldwide Photowalk – KB edition Part 2

20 July 2009
The office space not the lady 😉
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Worldwide Photowalk – KB Edition

19 July 2009
My day started at the crack of dawn yesterday. While everyone was just getting up for a day at school or work, I was on the highway bound for Kuala Belait to take part in an event called the Worldwide Photowalk organized by photoshop guru Scott Kelby. More pics here. More text later too… breakfast […]
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27 June 2009
These pics are more or less LIVE from the Mall, Gadong. More updates on the way 🙂
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AB Goes Walkabout: CMMA 2009

25 June 2009
Here are some pics from the recently concluded CommunicAsia Exhibition which was held in Singapore last week. The crowd this year was noticeably smaller and so were the number of exhibitors. This may be due to the economic downturn and also the whole H1N1 situation. The highlights of the show were new phones from Samsung […]
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DPMMFC Champions!

20 June 2009
NEWSFLASH TelBru, Brunei Bay Radio and Card Access Services Brunei Launch Low Cost Electronic Payment Service Using the High Frequency (HF) and Radio Network – TelBru, Brunei’s largest telecommunications and information technology provider, Brunei Bay Radio (BBR), operator of the South East Asian HF/SBB radio email hub and Card Access Services (CAS) Brunei, the leading […]
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Majlis Khatam al-Quran PAPMNB 2009

18 June 2009
Bandar Seri Begawan – PAPMNB Religious School, Kilanas recently held a khatam al-Quran ceremony for its 2008 morning and afternoon Primary Six students. The ceremony was aimed at encouraging students to continue reading the Quran after completing their studies at the school. The guest of honour at the event was the Assistant Chief Executive Officer, […]
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Jimatkan Tenaga, Tanggungjawab Kitani (Part 1)

26 May 2009
The country’s leading corporations and businesses were out in force yesterday morning for the launch of the 2009 Energy Fair at the Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien, most of them with one objective to show the public that one can have fun without using power. PetroleumBRUNEI, Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP), BLNG, Brunei Shell […]
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JAPEM Family Day (Ayam.39.2.Day)

19 May 2009
Two weekends ago, we celebrated da little man and Nina the Bartina’s birthdays at a joint birthday do at Swensen’s Cafe and Restaurant at the Mall. It was a medium sized gathering with all their cuzzies and some close friends. Thank you very much to Larry and the Swensen’s crew for making the party so […]
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Trust, Integrity, Loyalty

15 May 2009
These are the principles upon which Lindsay Fox has lived all his life. A living example of the Great Aussie Dream, Lindsay founded Linfox, a company which started out in logistics and later expanded into airport management, real estate, and security. Not bad for a school dropout at 16 who faked his age to buy […]
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MOD Customer Appreciation Day

11 May 2009
It was an activity-filled morning at the Ministry of Development yesterday as their Customer Appreciation Week came to a close. Heaps of games and other activities took place over the last week and prizes from these activities were presented to the winners yesterday. BARA was a major participant with their flying fox, abseiling, rock-climbing AND […]
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SM Sayyidina Hasan turns 15

10 May 2009
Pics taken at yesterday’s Open Day and Jumble Sale which was held at Sayyidina Hasan Secondary School to commemorate its 15th year anniversary. Sayyidina Hasan Secondary School was previously known as Tanjung Bunut Secondary School. The name change was officiated by the Minister of Religious Affairs. The school was opened in 1994 with 647 students […]
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SMARTER Challenge 2009

5 May 2009
Some pics from our simple little birthday do for da missus on Sunday. Thank you very much to CL for the lovely lemon cheesecake  and Bunny Pablo for the marvellous cuppy cakes! SMARTER Brunei’s "Charity Giant Walk" ended on a high note yesterday afternoon after the association’s president, Malai Haji Abdullah bin Malai Haji Othman, […]
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Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam Charity Bazaar

4 May 2009
Above: HRH signing a copy of the book. This special copy of “My Recipe Book” will be auctioned off and the starting bid will be BND50.00. Deadline for bids will be Friday. For those interested to bid, you can text da gangsta at 8677773 and place your bid and your name. Let’s do this for […]
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Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam Walkathon

3 May 2009
SPECIAL BIRTHDAY SHOUT TO DA MISSUS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART. MUCH LOVE FROM DA HUBBY N DA BRATZ It was an early morning start to the day at the Taman SOAS for the Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam Walkathon. There was a huge turnout with members of the public showing their support for the cause. Wow! What […]
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Ministry of Development – HMP and World Water Day

2 May 2009
All geared up for tomorrow morning? Click to learn more! HOT OF THE PRESS! Get your copy at the Stadium tomorrow morning! Pics taken this morning at the launching of the Ministry of Development Customer Appreciation Day or Hari Mesra Pelanggan (HMP). The guest of honour was YB Minister of Development, Pehin Dato Hj Abdullah. […]
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The Beach Bums and Friends Clean Up at Meragang

28 April 2009
Bandar Seri Begawan – A Group called the Brunei Beach Bums held a beach cleaning campaign yesterday in support of Earth Day. The beach picked this time was Meragang Beach. About 100 people turned up to help and show their support in the clean up. According to Rozia Hj Adenan, a member of the Brunei […]
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The Ministry of Communications’ Media Night

20 April 2009
Pics taken during the inaugural Ministry of Communications’ Media Night held at the Amar Pahlawan Hall, where the guest of honour was the Permanent Secretary at the ministry, Haji Awang Alaihuddin bin Pehin Orang Kaya DiGadong Seri Lela Dato Seri Utama Haji Awang Mohamad Taha. The event was organised to maintain a closer relationship between […]
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