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Baiduri Bank, the largest conventional bank in Brunei Darussalam has announced the appointment of Mr. Ti Eng Hui as CEO of the bank and the appointment of Mr. Pierre Imhof who is retiring as CEO, to the bank’s board of directors. Both appointments are with effect from 1st April 2019. Mr. Ti Eng Hui, a [...]

Baiduri Bank, the largest conventional bank in Brunei Darussalam has announced the appointment of Mr. Ti Eng Hui as CEO of the bank and the appointment of Mr. Pierre Imhof who is retiring as CEO, to the bank’s board of directors. Both appointments are with effect from 1st April 2019.

Mr. Ti Eng Hui, a Brunei citizen, has over thirty years of banking experience including stints at Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank. He has been with Baiduri Bank for the last 20 years during which he held a number of key management positions including serving as Deputy CEO of the bank in the last five years. Mr. Ti is an alumnus of the University of Toronto where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Economics in 1985 and Oxford University where he recently completed the Advanced Management and Leadership Programme.

Mr. Pierre Imhof who is retiring as the bank CEO, led Baiduri Bank during a period of significant growth which saw Baiduri Bank becoming Brunei’s largest conventional bank with a rating by international rating agency, Standard and Poor’s of ‘BBB+/A-2’ with Stable Outlook. During this period, the bank won numerous accolades including Bank of the Year in Brunei awarded by The Banker magazine, UK, thirteen times.

YAM Pengiran Muda Dr. Abdul Fattaah, Chairman of the board of directors of Baiduri Bank said, “The board of Baiduri Bank wishes to acknowledge the significant contributions of Mr. Pierre Imhof to Baiduri Bank’s development. We are pleased that the bank will continue to benefit from his international experience and knowledge as he joins the board following his retirement as CEO.

At the same time, we are pleased to welcome Mr. Ti Eng Hui who is one of the country’s most experienced local bankers as the next CEO of the Bank. I am confident that these appointments and the support of the bank’s excellent management team will further strengthen Baiduri Bank’s position as Brunei’s largest conventional bank and the bank of choice for our customers”.

Baiduri Bank, the largest conventional bank in Brunei Darussalam has announced the appointment of Mr. Ti Eng Hui as CEO of the bank and the appointment of Mr. Pierre Imhof who is retiring as CEO, to the bank’s board of directors. Both appointments are with effect from 1st April 2019.

Mr. Ti Eng Hui, a Brunei citizen, has over thirty years of banking experience including stints at Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank. He has been with Baiduri Bank for the last 20 years during which he held a number of key management positions including serving as Deputy CEO of the bank in the last five years. Mr. Ti is an alumnus of the University of Toronto where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Economics in 1985 and Oxford University where he recently completed the Advanced Management and Leadership Programme.

Mr. Pierre Imhof who is retiring as the bank CEO, led Baiduri Bank during a period of significant growth which saw Baiduri Bank becoming Brunei’s largest conventional bank with a rating by international rating agency, Standard and Poor’s of ‘BBB+/A-2’ with Stable Outlook. During this period, the bank won numerous accolades including Bank of the Year in Brunei awarded by The Banker magazine, UK, thirteen times.

YAM Pengiran Muda Dr. Abdul Fattaah, Chairman of the board of directors of Baiduri Bank said, “The board of Baiduri Bank wishes to acknowledge the significant contributions of Mr. Pierre Imhof to Baiduri Bank’s development. We are pleased that the bank will continue to benefit from his international experience and knowledge as he joins the board following his retirement as CEO.

At the same time, we are pleased to welcome Mr. Ti Eng Hui who is one of the country’s most experienced local bankers as the next CEO of the Bank. I am confident that these appointments and the support of the bank’s excellent management team will further strengthen Baiduri Bank’s position as Brunei’s largest conventional bank and the bank of choice for our customers”.

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Negaraku Brunei Darussalam 35

Brunei tanah air kita. Warisan berkurun lamanya Budaya Melayu teras bangsa. Islam cara hidup kita Kita purih pancir mulia. Tabah gagah berhemah tinggi Bermaruah dan berperibadi. Bersopan sedar harga diri Masa depan penuh cabaran. Kita ungkayahkan dengan iman Dengan ilmu bakti setia. Ikhlas amanah kerana Allah Bangunkan kemakmuran pelihara keamanan. Teguhkan kedaulatan. Tegakkan keadilan. Junjunglah [...]

Brunei tanah air kita. Warisan berkurun lamanya
Budaya Melayu teras bangsa. Islam cara hidup kita
Kita purih pancir mulia. Tabah gagah berhemah tinggi
Bermaruah dan berperibadi. Bersopan sedar harga diri

Masa depan penuh cabaran. Kita ungkayahkan dengan iman
Dengan ilmu bakti setia. Ikhlas amanah kerana Allah
Bangunkan kemakmuran pelihara keamanan. Teguhkan kedaulatan.
Tegakkan keadilan. Junjunglah kebenaran. Hidupkan kerohanian
Ajaran Allah kita turutkan

Tegak bersatu mendukung negara. Brunei sejahtera bumi tercinta
Taat setia rakyat bahagia. Di bawah naungan Sultan kita

Lirik : Shukri Zain
Lagu : Manaf Haji Kamis
Susunan muzik : Manaf Haji Kamis

Brunei tanah air kita. Warisan berkurun lamanya
Budaya Melayu teras bangsa. Islam cara hidup kita
Kita purih pancir mulia. Tabah gagah berhemah tinggi
Bermaruah dan berperibadi. Bersopan sedar harga diri

Masa depan penuh cabaran. Kita ungkayahkan dengan iman
Dengan ilmu bakti setia. Ikhlas amanah kerana Allah
Bangunkan kemakmuran pelihara keamanan. Teguhkan kedaulatan.
Tegakkan keadilan. Junjunglah kebenaran. Hidupkan kerohanian
Ajaran Allah kita turutkan

Tegak bersatu mendukung negara. Brunei sejahtera bumi tercinta
Taat setia rakyat bahagia. Di bawah naungan Sultan kita

Lirik : Shukri Zain
Lagu : Manaf Haji Kamis
Susunan muzik : Manaf Haji Kamis

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In celebration of its fifth Anniversary today, Starbucks Brunei introduces its newest cold beverage experience. For the first time, customers in Brunei can enjoy the Sparkling Cocoa Mango Cold Foam and the Sparkling Cocoa Berry Currants Cold Foam – two beverages that combine the very best of Starbucks innovation: cold foam and Starbucks Fizzio™. These [...]

In celebration of its fifth Anniversary today, Starbucks Brunei introduces its newest cold beverage experience. For the first time, customers in Brunei can enjoy the Sparkling Cocoa Mango Cold Foam and the Sparkling Cocoa Berry Currants Cold Foam – two beverages that combine the very best of Starbucks innovation: cold foam and Starbucks Fizzio™. These two new beverages will be available at all its stores across Brunei starting today.

  • New! Sparkling Cocoa Mango Cold Foam

The refreshing taste of the summer lies in wait under the smooth layer of frothed cold foam. With splashes of mango and passionfruit infused with the effervescent of sparkling fizz over the rich and delicate flavors of our sweet mocha sauce. This is a beverage that surprises with every sip.

  • New! Sparkling Cocoa Berry Currants Cold Foam

Our refreshing explosion of sparkling tangy raspberry and blackcurrant juice layered over sweet mocha sauce is made even more irresistible with our velvety smooth cold foam, bringing out the deliciously fizzy and complex flavors of this delectable beverage.

“Since opening our first store in Brunei 5 years ago we have seen how customers here have made us a part of their daily lives, and embrace the bold new ways that we are reinventing our beverages and coffee each year,” said Sydney Quays, Chief Executive Officer of Berjaya Food (International) Berhad and Managing Director of Starbucks Brunei. “As we continue to deliver the Starbucks Experience to our customers in Brunei, we remain firmly committed to investing in our people, innovating our offerings and coffee at the core, and making a positive difference in the communities we serve each day.”

Starbucks first introduced cold foam when it opened the doors to its Reserve Roastery in Seattle in December 2018. While rich, steamed foam has been a hallmark of Starbucks coffee since the 1980s, cold foam is a modern twist on the classic as a perfect finish to cold beverages. Frothed cold instead of hot by blending nonfat milk until it is smooth, creating layers of creamy texture and flavor without the cream.

Meanwhile, the Fizzio™ machine is a breakthrough in carbonation technology with the ability to deliver an unmatched soda experience. Unlike existing sodas or at-home carbonation options, the machine carbonates finished beverages, ensuring every ingredient in the beverage receives the same level of carbonation and maximum flavor. The machine also delivers a customizable experience with the capability to adjust the amount of “fizz” in each beverage, and provides the option for customers to experience their favorite beverages.

Customers can also pair the new beverages with the new Ondeh-Ondeh Muffin. Inspired by the traditional local ‘kuih’, the muffin has a combination of pandan and coconut flavors, complemented with a rich ‘Gula Melaka’ or palm sugar sauce and a hint of coconut bites.

To further bring excitement to commemorate this important milestone, Starbucks Brunei is also introducing its 5th Anniversary merchandise collection which was inspired by the glistening lakes and ocean that surrounds the kingdom. The new collection includes a Double Walled Glass to help retain the temperature of your favorite Starbucks beverage, as well as a Venti (20oz) Thermos tumbler with a shimmer finish.

Taste the new handcrafted Sparkling cold foam beverages, which are priced starting at BND5 onwards and will be available at all Starbucks stores nationwide. The Starbucks Brunei 5th Anniversary merchandise collection is priced from BND12 onwards, while the ondeh-ondeh muffin is priced at BND3.80. Both the merchandise and food offering are available in stores from 16 February onwards, while stocks last.

For more information, please visit the Starbucks Brunei website at www.starbucks.com.bn.

In celebration of its fifth Anniversary today, Starbucks Brunei introduces its newest cold beverage experience. For the first time, customers in Brunei can enjoy the Sparkling Cocoa Mango Cold Foam and the Sparkling Cocoa Berry Currants Cold Foam – two beverages that combine the very best of Starbucks innovation: cold foam and Starbucks Fizzio™. These two new beverages will be available at all its stores across Brunei starting today.

  • New! Sparkling Cocoa Mango Cold Foam

The refreshing taste of the summer lies in wait under the smooth layer of frothed cold foam. With splashes of mango and passionfruit infused with the effervescent of sparkling fizz over the rich and delicate flavors of our sweet mocha sauce. This is a beverage that surprises with every sip.

  • New! Sparkling Cocoa Berry Currants Cold Foam

Our refreshing explosion of sparkling tangy raspberry and blackcurrant juice layered over sweet mocha sauce is made even more irresistible with our velvety smooth cold foam, bringing out the deliciously fizzy and complex flavors of this delectable beverage.

“Since opening our first store in Brunei 5 years ago we have seen how customers here have made us a part of their daily lives, and embrace the bold new ways that we are reinventing our beverages and coffee each year,” said Sydney Quays, Chief Executive Officer of Berjaya Food (International) Berhad and Managing Director of Starbucks Brunei. “As we continue to deliver the Starbucks Experience to our customers in Brunei, we remain firmly committed to investing in our people, innovating our offerings and coffee at the core, and making a positive difference in the communities we serve each day.”

Starbucks first introduced cold foam when it opened the doors to its Reserve Roastery in Seattle in December 2018. While rich, steamed foam has been a hallmark of Starbucks coffee since the 1980s, cold foam is a modern twist on the classic as a perfect finish to cold beverages. Frothed cold instead of hot by blending nonfat milk until it is smooth, creating layers of creamy texture and flavor without the cream.

Meanwhile, the Fizzio™ machine is a breakthrough in carbonation technology with the ability to deliver an unmatched soda experience. Unlike existing sodas or at-home carbonation options, the machine carbonates finished beverages, ensuring every ingredient in the beverage receives the same level of carbonation and maximum flavor. The machine also delivers a customizable experience with the capability to adjust the amount of “fizz” in each beverage, and provides the option for customers to experience their favorite beverages.

Customers can also pair the new beverages with the new Ondeh-Ondeh Muffin. Inspired by the traditional local ‘kuih’, the muffin has a combination of pandan and coconut flavors, complemented with a rich ‘Gula Melaka’ or palm sugar sauce and a hint of coconut bites.

To further bring excitement to commemorate this important milestone, Starbucks Brunei is also introducing its 5th Anniversary merchandise collection which was inspired by the glistening lakes and ocean that surrounds the kingdom. The new collection includes a Double Walled Glass to help retain the temperature of your favorite Starbucks beverage, as well as a Venti (20oz) Thermos tumbler with a shimmer finish.

Taste the new handcrafted Sparkling cold foam beverages, which are priced starting at BND5 onwards and will be available at all Starbucks stores nationwide. The Starbucks Brunei 5th Anniversary merchandise collection is priced from BND12 onwards, while the ondeh-ondeh muffin is priced at BND3.80. Both the merchandise and food offering are available in stores from 16 February onwards, while stocks last.

For more information, please visit the Starbucks Brunei website at www.starbucks.com.bn.

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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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 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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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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 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.

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.

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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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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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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