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Tug-of-War or also known as rope pulling is a sport that directly pits two teams against each other in a test of strength. The origin of this sport is unknown but it is known that tug of war was practiced in ancient Egypt and China. The game had been made as part of Olympic Games from 1900 until 1920.

The basics of the game is almost similar wherever it is played but different countries may have different rules and regulations, techniques of pulling the rope and types of rope used.

In Brunei, tug-of-war or ‘tarik kalat’ as locally known, is among the traditional game that is still popular nowadays. Word ‘tarik’ means pull, while ‘kalat’ is the name of the rope used. The rope used in Brunei’s tug-of-war is about 231 feet long with a diameter of four, six or seven inches. For national (Brunei) and ASEAN level competition, a rope with six or seven inches is normally used.

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Tug-of-War or also known as rope pulling is a sport that directly pits two teams against each other in a test of strength. The origin of this sport is unknown but it is known that tug of war was practiced in ancient Egypt and China. The game had been made as part of Olympic Games [...]

Tug-of-War or also known as rope pulling is a sport that directly pits two teams against each other in a test of strength. The origin of this sport is unknown but it is known that tug of war was practiced in ancient Egypt and China. The game had been made as part of Olympic Games from 1900 until 1920.

The basics of the game is almost similar wherever it is played but different countries may have different rules and regulations, techniques of pulling the rope and types of rope used.

In Brunei, tug-of-war or ‘tarik kalat’ as locally known, is among the traditional game that is still popular nowadays. Word ‘tarik’ means pull, while ‘kalat’ is the name of the rope used. The rope used in Brunei’s tug-of-war is about 231 feet long with a diameter of four, six or seven inches. For national (Brunei) and ASEAN level competition, a rope with six or seven inches is normally used.

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Forty-seven students from schools under the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Religious Affairs received lifelong learning assistance contributed by Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam, BIBD through the BIBD Advocating Life-Long Learning for an Aspiring Future, ALAF Programme.

The presentation of the learning assistance was officiated by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy. The function is the sixth of its kind since the BIBD ALAF programme was launched in 2013. The total number of students who have received assistance under the BIBD ALAF programme up to January 2019 is 215.

The programme’s objective is to support the students’ learning to make them future leaders through a comprehensive financial assistance. It is also a strong manifestation of the care and attention given by Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam as well as its strategic partners, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Religious Affairs for life-long learning, in line with wawasan Brunei 2035.

Also present was Datin Seri Paduka Doctor Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohamad Salleh, Acting Minister of Education.

Forty-seven students from schools under the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Religious Affairs received lifelong learning assistance contributed by Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam, BIBD through the BIBD Advocating Life-Long Learning for an Aspiring Future, ALAF Programme. The presentation of the learning assistance was officiated by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd [...]

Forty-seven students from schools under the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Religious Affairs received lifelong learning assistance contributed by Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam, BIBD through the BIBD Advocating Life-Long Learning for an Aspiring Future, ALAF Programme.

The presentation of the learning assistance was officiated by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy. The function is the sixth of its kind since the BIBD ALAF programme was launched in 2013. The total number of students who have received assistance under the BIBD ALAF programme up to January 2019 is 215.

The programme’s objective is to support the students’ learning to make them future leaders through a comprehensive financial assistance. It is also a strong manifestation of the care and attention given by Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam as well as its strategic partners, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Religious Affairs for life-long learning, in line with wawasan Brunei 2035.

Also present was Datin Seri Paduka Doctor Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohamad Salleh, Acting Minister of Education.

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Baiduri Bank today hosted a prize presentation today for winners of their promotion in collaboration with Mastercard.

Between 20 October 2018 to 31 December 2018, cardholders stood a chance to win a trip for two to Resorts World Sentosa. To be eligible, cardholders simply needed to use their Baiduri Mastercard Credit Card to make their purchases during the promotion period. Cardholders who spent a cumulative amount of at least BND1,000, received 1x lucky draw chance.

Eight cardholders were shortlisted and after a final draw today, three lucky winners namely, Wong Mei Hua, Gan Sin Siong and Chung Yee Wuen each won an unforgettable trip for two to Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore. The package includes a 2-night stay at the 5-star hotel, a VIP tour of Universal Studios Singapore and a priceless dining experience for two.

The three other winners were rewarded with a consolation prize of 25,000 Royal Skies Miles.

Presenting the prizes to the winners was Pg Azaleen Pg Dato Hj Mustapha, Head of Retail Banking & Branch Network at Baiduri Bank. Speaking on the promotion, he said, “With this promotion, we aim to highlight the exceptional benefits, rewards, services that come with using Baiduri Mastercard Credit Cards.”

“Mastercard would like to congratulate the winners and thank them for choosing cashless payments options when making their purchases. The promotion was an opportunity to continue to demonstrate Mastercard’s commitment to reduce cash and increase electronic payments. Mastercard is pleased to collaborate with like-minded partners such as Baiduri Bank to provide exciting and unique offerings to cardholders and in turn raise awareness of the convenience, security and speed of electronic payments,” said Perry Ong, Country Manager, Malaysia and Brunei, Mastercard.

To be in the know of Baiduri Bank’s current promotions, the public may stay updated by following Baiduri Bank Group on Facebook and Twitter or via our Instagram handle, @baiduribank.

Baiduri Mastercard Credit Cards comes with an array of benefits, such as exclusive rewards and offers, easy instalment plans as well as the ability to accumulate Bonus Points for the Baiduri Instant Rewards programme. With every purchase, customers will enjoy Bonus Points, which in turn gets converted into Baiduri Dollars stored in the Instant Rewards card for instant redemption at any Baiduri merchant.

Currently, Baiduri Bank has over 2000 merchants all over Brunei who participate to give Baiduri cardholders special offers, privileges as well as exclusive shopping discounts. Overseas, Baiduri Mastercard Credit Cardholders not only enjoy access to a wide variety of offers and deals for travel, dining, shopping, sports and entertainment, but also 24-hour global emergency assistance, and depending on the card tier, complimentary travel insurance, and access to over 900+ VIP airport lounges around the world.

To find out more, the public can visit Baiduri Bank website at www.baiduri.com. Customers may also contact the 24 hour Baiduri Bank Customer Helpline at 2449666.

Baiduri Bank today hosted a prize presentation today for winners of their promotion in collaboration with Mastercard. Between 20 October 2018 to 31 December 2018, cardholders stood a chance to win a trip for two to Resorts World Sentosa. To be eligible, cardholders simply needed to use their Baiduri Mastercard Credit Card to make their [...]

Baiduri Bank today hosted a prize presentation today for winners of their promotion in collaboration with Mastercard.

Between 20 October 2018 to 31 December 2018, cardholders stood a chance to win a trip for two to Resorts World Sentosa. To be eligible, cardholders simply needed to use their Baiduri Mastercard Credit Card to make their purchases during the promotion period. Cardholders who spent a cumulative amount of at least BND1,000, received 1x lucky draw chance.

Eight cardholders were shortlisted and after a final draw today, three lucky winners namely, Wong Mei Hua, Gan Sin Siong and Chung Yee Wuen each won an unforgettable trip for two to Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore. The package includes a 2-night stay at the 5-star hotel, a VIP tour of Universal Studios Singapore and a priceless dining experience for two.

The three other winners were rewarded with a consolation prize of 25,000 Royal Skies Miles.

Presenting the prizes to the winners was Pg Azaleen Pg Dato Hj Mustapha, Head of Retail Banking & Branch Network at Baiduri Bank. Speaking on the promotion, he said, “With this promotion, we aim to highlight the exceptional benefits, rewards, services that come with using Baiduri Mastercard Credit Cards.”

“Mastercard would like to congratulate the winners and thank them for choosing cashless payments options when making their purchases. The promotion was an opportunity to continue to demonstrate Mastercard’s commitment to reduce cash and increase electronic payments. Mastercard is pleased to collaborate with like-minded partners such as Baiduri Bank to provide exciting and unique offerings to cardholders and in turn raise awareness of the convenience, security and speed of electronic payments,” said Perry Ong, Country Manager, Malaysia and Brunei, Mastercard.

To be in the know of Baiduri Bank’s current promotions, the public may stay updated by following Baiduri Bank Group on Facebook and Twitter or via our Instagram handle, @baiduribank.

Baiduri Mastercard Credit Cards comes with an array of benefits, such as exclusive rewards and offers, easy instalment plans as well as the ability to accumulate Bonus Points for the Baiduri Instant Rewards programme. With every purchase, customers will enjoy Bonus Points, which in turn gets converted into Baiduri Dollars stored in the Instant Rewards card for instant redemption at any Baiduri merchant.

Currently, Baiduri Bank has over 2000 merchants all over Brunei who participate to give Baiduri cardholders special offers, privileges as well as exclusive shopping discounts. Overseas, Baiduri Mastercard Credit Cardholders not only enjoy access to a wide variety of offers and deals for travel, dining, shopping, sports and entertainment, but also 24-hour global emergency assistance, and depending on the card tier, complimentary travel insurance, and access to over 900+ VIP airport lounges around the world.

To find out more, the public can visit Baiduri Bank website at www.baiduri.com. Customers may also contact the 24 hour Baiduri Bank Customer Helpline at 2449666.

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Liat Bula, Minum Budi…

One of my favorite local ads ever. Condolences to the friends and family of Adinordey aka c-boy. May his soul rest in peace. Al-Fatihah.

One of my favorite local ads ever. Condolences to the friends and family of Adinordey aka c-boy. May his soul rest in peace. Al-Fatihah.

One of my favorite local ads ever. Condolences to the friends and family of Adinordey aka c-boy. May his soul rest in peace. Al-Fatihah.

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2018 in Retrospect

Assalamu’alaikum brothers and sisters, it’s been a really long while since I’ve actually written anything substantive in this blog. Most of the action on social media takes place these days on the “instant gratification” media like instagram, facebook, twitter, snapchat etc. This is evident from my blog stats which have been dwindling over the past few years.

Despite that, I still believe blogs have a relevance (aside from being an advertorial channel) in allowing me to express deeper thoughts and ideas or even expressing my emotions and feelings.

Anyway, I just thought I’d do a bit of year end reflection and jot down some of the things that are bouncing around in my head.

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Assalamu’alaikum brothers and sisters, it’s been a really long while since I’ve actually written anything substantive in this blog. Most of the action on social media takes place these days on the “instant gratification” media like instagram, facebook, twitter, snapchat etc. This is evident from my blog stats which have been dwindling over the past [...]

Assalamu’alaikum brothers and sisters, it’s been a really long while since I’ve actually written anything substantive in this blog. Most of the action on social media takes place these days on the “instant gratification” media like instagram, facebook, twitter, snapchat etc. This is evident from my blog stats which have been dwindling over the past few years.

Despite that, I still believe blogs have a relevance (aside from being an advertorial channel) in allowing me to express deeper thoughts and ideas or even expressing my emotions and feelings.

Anyway, I just thought I’d do a bit of year end reflection and jot down some of the things that are bouncing around in my head.

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Ever wonder what goes on during a fire drill for companies? Baiduri Bank Group recently conducted a simulated fire drill exercise at their Baiduri Bank Kuala Belait branch and Baiduri Finance Kuala Belait branch today.

Upon the sounding of the fire alarm, certified Baiduri Bank Group fire marshals led by Pg Hj Shadan bin Pg Hj Yakob, Baiduri Bank Group’s Chief Fire Marshal and Coordinator of the simulation, were deployed to direct and evacuate staff as well as customers to the designated assembly point located at the opposite building. During this time, fire trucks and ambulances were rushed to the scene. A roll call was also carried out to account for all Baiduri Bank Group personnel.

During the simulation, four casualties, played by Baiduri Bank staff members, depicted unique injury scenarios (broken arm, broken leg, unconsciousness and burn victim). This was done to simulate a real-life scenario and to test the fire marshal’s ability to adequately assess the situation. The casualties were brought out on stretchers to the nearby medical team to have their injuries treated at the Casualty Clearance Station.

Upon satisfactory completion of the fire drill exercise, Pg Hj Shadan concluded the simulation by initiating stand down procedures. A debriefing was then held at a nearby restaurant between the relevant parties.

The exercise was a joint effort between the Baiduri Bank Group, the Fire and Rescue Department, the Royal Brunei Police Force, the Department of Electrical Services as well as the Emergency Medical Ambulance Service (EMAS).

According to Ms Dorothy Newn, Head of Group Communications Department cum Crisis Communication Secretariat, “The simulation is in line with Baiduri Bank Group’s strategic plans to raise the level of awareness on fire safety and security procedures amongst its employees. The purpose of the drill was to provide tactical experience, sufficient knowledge and training for employees as well as empower them to handle situations that might arise during emergencies.”

Ever wonder what goes on during a fire drill for companies? Baiduri Bank Group recently conducted a simulated fire drill exercise at their Baiduri Bank Kuala Belait branch and Baiduri Finance Kuala Belait branch today. Upon the sounding of the fire alarm, certified Baiduri Bank Group fire marshals led by Pg Hj Shadan bin Pg Hj [...]

Ever wonder what goes on during a fire drill for companies? Baiduri Bank Group recently conducted a simulated fire drill exercise at their Baiduri Bank Kuala Belait branch and Baiduri Finance Kuala Belait branch today.

Upon the sounding of the fire alarm, certified Baiduri Bank Group fire marshals led by Pg Hj Shadan bin Pg Hj Yakob, Baiduri Bank Group’s Chief Fire Marshal and Coordinator of the simulation, were deployed to direct and evacuate staff as well as customers to the designated assembly point located at the opposite building. During this time, fire trucks and ambulances were rushed to the scene. A roll call was also carried out to account for all Baiduri Bank Group personnel.

During the simulation, four casualties, played by Baiduri Bank staff members, depicted unique injury scenarios (broken arm, broken leg, unconsciousness and burn victim). This was done to simulate a real-life scenario and to test the fire marshal’s ability to adequately assess the situation. The casualties were brought out on stretchers to the nearby medical team to have their injuries treated at the Casualty Clearance Station.

Upon satisfactory completion of the fire drill exercise, Pg Hj Shadan concluded the simulation by initiating stand down procedures. A debriefing was then held at a nearby restaurant between the relevant parties.

The exercise was a joint effort between the Baiduri Bank Group, the Fire and Rescue Department, the Royal Brunei Police Force, the Department of Electrical Services as well as the Emergency Medical Ambulance Service (EMAS).

According to Ms Dorothy Newn, Head of Group Communications Department cum Crisis Communication Secretariat, “The simulation is in line with Baiduri Bank Group’s strategic plans to raise the level of awareness on fire safety and security procedures amongst its employees. The purpose of the drill was to provide tactical experience, sufficient knowledge and training for employees as well as empower them to handle situations that might arise during emergencies.”

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As part of BIBD’s efforts to support the de-cashing of the economy with seamless transactions, BIBD has already introduced digital conveniences such as BIBD Quickpay for QR code payments, BIBD vCard or Virtual Mastercard, its Mastercard Contactless and Visa payWave under its BIBD NEXGEN platform.

At the same time, BIBD is keen to partner with local institutions to create alliances to improve access and create more opportunities for the ease of doing business in Brunei Darussalam, while improving the infrastructure for a faster and more secure digital economy. Its first alliance came earlier in the year by powering Progresif Pay, Progresif’s digital payment solution.

Head of Retail Banking, Hjh Nurul Akmar Hj Md Jaafar demonstrating BIBD Quickpay to the media. The feature will be made available to BIBD mobile users in the new year.

As the demand for ease of payments from customers and merchants increase as a reflection of Brunei Darussalam’s smart society with among the highest social media penetration and mobile phone penetration, BIBD will always be on the lookout for digital innovations to complement its suite of digital payment solutions. Not far from the horizon, BIBD will be introducing the latest version of its BIBD NEXGEN Mobile app which will include its latest payment convenience: the BIBD NEXGEN Wallet.

BIBD, leading this digital initiative will be open to other wallet and payment solutions such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, and would gauge our further investments within this based on the public’s adoption to the cashless economy and smart nation initiative.

Paying made easy by BIBD NEXGEN Wallet

A first for Brunei Darussalam, the BIBD NEXGEN Wallet will allow BIBD customers to perform NFC (Near Field Communication) payments using their NFC supported android devices at merchants via the BIBD NEXGEN Mobile application.

This latest technological addition creates a fast and secure alternative to cash payments as the supporting technology and security makes payments seamless, with the added benefit of allowing payments to be made offline (without access to the internet). This can be used at any contactless-enabled terminal at more than thirty million merchants worldwide.

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As part of BIBD’s efforts to support the de-cashing of the economy with seamless transactions, BIBD has already introduced digital conveniences such as BIBD Quickpay for QR code payments, BIBD vCard or Virtual Mastercard, its Mastercard Contactless and Visa payWave under its BIBD NEXGEN platform.

As part of BIBD’s efforts to support the de-cashing of the economy with seamless transactions, BIBD has already introduced digital conveniences such as BIBD Quickpay for QR code payments, BIBD vCard or Virtual Mastercard, its Mastercard Contactless and Visa payWave under its BIBD NEXGEN platform.

At the same time, BIBD is keen to partner with local institutions to create alliances to improve access and create more opportunities for the ease of doing business in Brunei Darussalam, while improving the infrastructure for a faster and more secure digital economy. Its first alliance came earlier in the year by powering Progresif Pay, Progresif’s digital payment solution.

Head of Retail Banking, Hjh Nurul Akmar Hj Md Jaafar demonstrating BIBD Quickpay to the media. The feature will be made available to BIBD mobile users in the new year.

As the demand for ease of payments from customers and merchants increase as a reflection of Brunei Darussalam’s smart society with among the highest social media penetration and mobile phone penetration, BIBD will always be on the lookout for digital innovations to complement its suite of digital payment solutions. Not far from the horizon, BIBD will be introducing the latest version of its BIBD NEXGEN Mobile app which will include its latest payment convenience: the BIBD NEXGEN Wallet.

BIBD, leading this digital initiative will be open to other wallet and payment solutions such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, and would gauge our further investments within this based on the public’s adoption to the cashless economy and smart nation initiative.

Paying made easy by BIBD NEXGEN Wallet

A first for Brunei Darussalam, the BIBD NEXGEN Wallet will allow BIBD customers to perform NFC (Near Field Communication) payments using their NFC supported android devices at merchants via the BIBD NEXGEN Mobile application.

This latest technological addition creates a fast and secure alternative to cash payments as the supporting technology and security makes payments seamless, with the added benefit of allowing payments to be made offline (without access to the internet). This can be used at any contactless-enabled terminal at more than thirty million merchants worldwide.

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BIBD today organised its first ever BIBD Connects Pop Up Market held at the BIBD Connects open area located at Spg. 262-8-10, Kg Lambak Kanan, Mukim Berakas B, Jalan 10 Utara. Various activities for children were also prepared during the pop-up market, as an added activity during school holidays.

BIBD Connects provided the perfect location for the pop-up market as the location itself is aimed to bring closer families and the community, with entrepreneurs and banking. BIBD also took the opportunity to promote and encourage the usage of its digital payment solutions BIBD QuickPay, providing flexibility and convenience to business owners and customers.

The BIBD Connects Pop Up Market is part of BIBD’s Corporate Social Responsibility to promote local SME businesses, directly improving their capabilities to become more robust and sustainable. The pop-up market was attended by more than twenty SMEs that included twelve BIBDSEED participants who will be debuting their products to the market.

The event also saw the presentation of Certificates of Completion to BIBDSEED participants by Yang Mulia Hjh Noraini binti Haji Sulaiman, BIBD Deputy Managing Director, for successful completion of the third Phase of the programme – Product Incubator.

The pop-up market is the next phase in BIBDSEED programme where participants are exposed to real market situations as part of their entrepreneurial development. The market phase will test their resolve to apply their knowledge and learning from the previous phases such as pricing, marketing, communications, sales pitching to customers and promoting their products.

Also attending the event, to witness the BIBDSEED participants in action were representatives from the Department of Community Development, Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports; Brunei Islamic Religious Council and Islamic Dakwah Centre, Ministry of Religious Affairs – BIBD strategic partners for the BIBDSEED Programme.

Yang Mulia Hjh Noraini binti Haji Sulaiman, BIBD Deputy Managing Director also commented on the event, “Alhamdulillah, today’s double success of promoting entrepreneurship along with the spirit of community at BIBD Connects reflects BIBD’s commitment towards the success of its initiatives to create a positive impact for Brunei Darussalam’s economy through its people, communities and entrepreneurs.”

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The BIBD Connects Pop Up Market is part of BIBD’s Corporate Social Responsibility to promote local SME businesses, directly improving their capabilities to become more robust and sustainable. The pop-up market was attended by more than twenty SMEs that included twelve BIBDSEED participants who will be debuting their products to the market.

BIBD today organised its first ever BIBD Connects Pop Up Market held at the BIBD Connects open area located at Spg. 262-8-10, Kg Lambak Kanan, Mukim Berakas B, Jalan 10 Utara. Various activities for children were also prepared during the pop-up market, as an added activity during school holidays.

BIBD Connects provided the perfect location for the pop-up market as the location itself is aimed to bring closer families and the community, with entrepreneurs and banking. BIBD also took the opportunity to promote and encourage the usage of its digital payment solutions BIBD QuickPay, providing flexibility and convenience to business owners and customers.

The BIBD Connects Pop Up Market is part of BIBD’s Corporate Social Responsibility to promote local SME businesses, directly improving their capabilities to become more robust and sustainable. The pop-up market was attended by more than twenty SMEs that included twelve BIBDSEED participants who will be debuting their products to the market.

The event also saw the presentation of Certificates of Completion to BIBDSEED participants by Yang Mulia Hjh Noraini binti Haji Sulaiman, BIBD Deputy Managing Director, for successful completion of the third Phase of the programme – Product Incubator.

The pop-up market is the next phase in BIBDSEED programme where participants are exposed to real market situations as part of their entrepreneurial development. The market phase will test their resolve to apply their knowledge and learning from the previous phases such as pricing, marketing, communications, sales pitching to customers and promoting their products.

Also attending the event, to witness the BIBDSEED participants in action were representatives from the Department of Community Development, Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports; Brunei Islamic Religious Council and Islamic Dakwah Centre, Ministry of Religious Affairs – BIBD strategic partners for the BIBDSEED Programme.

Yang Mulia Hjh Noraini binti Haji Sulaiman, BIBD Deputy Managing Director also commented on the event, “Alhamdulillah, today’s double success of promoting entrepreneurship along with the spirit of community at BIBD Connects reflects BIBD’s commitment towards the success of its initiatives to create a positive impact for Brunei Darussalam’s economy through its people, communities and entrepreneurs.”

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Twenty ALAF Students recently participated in the annual ALAF convention on Brunei Wawasan 2035 in topics ranging from education, economy, tourism, environment and health. At the same time, the convention also looks at developing the capabilities of the BIBD ALAF students via mind-mapping strategies on how to effectively share and express their views and ideas; ultimately encouraging them to develop and focus on their goals.

During the convention, students also shared perspectives of the current situation in Brunei, identify areas that can be improved and through their research, whilst identifying best practices implemented overseas that can be applied to Brunei.

Guest of honor at the event was Yang Mulia Haji Mohammad Yusri bin Haji Wahsalfelah, BIBD’s Head of Government Relations and Special Projects who also commented, “Alhamdulillah the success of today’s BIBD ALAF Convention is a result of collaborative efforts of all stakeholders including BIBD, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Religious Affairs along with other relevant ministries, along with stakeholders from the corporate and private sectors, embodying Brunei Darussalam’s whole of nation approach.”

“Today’s convention is part of the extra-curricular activities organised by the BIBD ALAF programme for its students to become more innovative and creative in their contribution to lead change. These activities aim to better prepare Brunei’s youth to be part a competitive workforce and also leaders in the future, in line with Brunei Wawasan 2035 to be recognized for the accomplishment of its educated and highly skilled people.

“Coincidentally, we themed this year’s convention around Brunei Wawasan 2035 to ensure that not only do the students of the BIBD ALAF programme fully recognize and accomplishment of those strategies, especially from a young age.”

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Twenty ALAF Students recently participated in the annual ALAF convention on Brunei Wawasan 2035 in topics ranging from education, economy, tourism, environment and health. At the same time, the convention also looks at developing the capabilities of the BIBD ALAF students via mind-mapping strategies on how to effectively share and express their views and ideas; [...]

Twenty ALAF Students recently participated in the annual ALAF convention on Brunei Wawasan 2035 in topics ranging from education, economy, tourism, environment and health. At the same time, the convention also looks at developing the capabilities of the BIBD ALAF students via mind-mapping strategies on how to effectively share and express their views and ideas; ultimately encouraging them to develop and focus on their goals.

During the convention, students also shared perspectives of the current situation in Brunei, identify areas that can be improved and through their research, whilst identifying best practices implemented overseas that can be applied to Brunei.

Guest of honor at the event was Yang Mulia Haji Mohammad Yusri bin Haji Wahsalfelah, BIBD’s Head of Government Relations and Special Projects who also commented, “Alhamdulillah the success of today’s BIBD ALAF Convention is a result of collaborative efforts of all stakeholders including BIBD, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Religious Affairs along with other relevant ministries, along with stakeholders from the corporate and private sectors, embodying Brunei Darussalam’s whole of nation approach.”

“Today’s convention is part of the extra-curricular activities organised by the BIBD ALAF programme for its students to become more innovative and creative in their contribution to lead change. These activities aim to better prepare Brunei’s youth to be part a competitive workforce and also leaders in the future, in line with Brunei Wawasan 2035 to be recognized for the accomplishment of its educated and highly skilled people.

“Coincidentally, we themed this year’s convention around Brunei Wawasan 2035 to ensure that not only do the students of the BIBD ALAF programme fully recognize and accomplishment of those strategies, especially from a young age.”

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Baiduri Bank has announced the first batch of winners for the cash prize of B$1,000 each in a prize presentation held at the banking hall of their Kiarong Branch today.

The winners were selected from their Visa cardmembers who participated in the promotion, a collaboration with Visa. Between 15 October 2018 to 14 February 2019, ten Baiduri Visa cardmembers stand a chance to each win BND1,000 cash prizes per month when they use their Baiduri Visa Credit or Debit Cards to make their purchases. During the promotion period, with every BND500 spent, Baiduri Visa cardmembers receive 1x lucky draw chance.

Another 10 winners will be selected and announced in January 2018.

For those who do not have a Baiduri Visa Debit or Credit Card yet, apply for a new Baiduri Visa Credit or a Debit Card and receive sign up benefits. New Baiduri Visa cardmembers enjoy a 5-year annual fee waiver as well as 500 bonus points when they spend at least BND500 on their new card in the first month.

Baiduri Visa Credit and Debit Card comes with an array of benefits, such as exclusive rewards and offers, easy instalment plans as well as ability to accumulate Bonus Points for the Baiduri Instant Rewards programme. With every purchase, customers enjoy Bonus Points, which in turn gets converted into Baiduri Dollars stored in the Instant Rewards card for instant redemption at any Baiduri merchant.

Baiduri Bank has announced the first batch of winners for the cash prize of B$1,000 each in a prize presentation held at the banking hall of their Kiarong Branch today. The winners were selected from their Visa cardmembers who participated in the promotion, a collaboration with Visa. Between 15 October 2018 to 14 February 2019, [...]

Baiduri Bank has announced the first batch of winners for the cash prize of B$1,000 each in a prize presentation held at the banking hall of their Kiarong Branch today.

The winners were selected from their Visa cardmembers who participated in the promotion, a collaboration with Visa. Between 15 October 2018 to 14 February 2019, ten Baiduri Visa cardmembers stand a chance to each win BND1,000 cash prizes per month when they use their Baiduri Visa Credit or Debit Cards to make their purchases. During the promotion period, with every BND500 spent, Baiduri Visa cardmembers receive 1x lucky draw chance.

Another 10 winners will be selected and announced in January 2018.

For those who do not have a Baiduri Visa Debit or Credit Card yet, apply for a new Baiduri Visa Credit or a Debit Card and receive sign up benefits. New Baiduri Visa cardmembers enjoy a 5-year annual fee waiver as well as 500 bonus points when they spend at least BND500 on their new card in the first month.

Baiduri Visa Credit and Debit Card comes with an array of benefits, such as exclusive rewards and offers, easy instalment plans as well as ability to accumulate Bonus Points for the Baiduri Instant Rewards programme. With every purchase, customers enjoy Bonus Points, which in turn gets converted into Baiduri Dollars stored in the Instant Rewards card for instant redemption at any Baiduri merchant.

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