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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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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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Hey folks! Today I’d like to feature a local startup which provides “context-based coaching” geared specially for youth who would like to overcome their fear of public speaking and also increase their employability through the creation of CV’s and presentations that stand out. The man behind this venture is Edwin Lim, a former colleague and [...]

Hey folks! Today I’d like to feature a local startup which provides “context-based coaching” geared specially for youth who would like to overcome their fear of public speaking and also increase their employability through the creation of CV’s and presentations that stand out. The man behind this venture is Edwin Lim, a former colleague and a good friend of mine. I managed to sit down with him amid his busy schedule to find out more about Soapboxer Company.

Hi Ed, tell me a bit about yourself. Your journey up to this point.

My career has been an interesting and adventurous one. Graduated with a Master’s degree in Software Engineering, my career began as a software developer for Royal Brunei Airlines, to becoming one of 3 RBA’s first Flight Simulator engineer and subsequently become RBA’s first Bruneian Project Leader.

After RBA, I became the Connectivity Delivery Lead for Ministry of Finance’s TAFIS Project under Accenture, becoming the first Bruneian Unit Lead for Accenture Brunei.

I went on to be an Assistant Chief Executive for E-Government Technical Authority Body (EGTAB), a technical think-tank for His Majesty’s e-Government initiatives.

My last professional career was with TelBru where I project managed MoF’s e-Payment Gateway and program managed TelBru’s FTTH initiatives. My last post with TelBru was General Manager for Access Network Department.

Having accumulated over 20 years of experiences as an IT consultant, running several large scale projects and heading technical operations, I felt it’s time to change my career direction from Services Delivery to Providing Services … I chose to become a Coach! I created SOAPBOXER COMPANY.

Why the name Soapboxer?

Soapboxer came from Soapbox – a platform for public speaking whereby someone literally stands on a box as their stage giving a speech to audiences who both agree and disagree with their views. At the end of the 19th and beginning of 20th centuries, these were common sights and practices which often resulted in a scuffle.

Hence, my flagship program SOAPBOX that coaches those with speech anxiety overcome their fear of public speaking. Soapbox’s mantra “A Soapboxer is one who has overcome their fear of public speaking”.

Why the switch to training and motivational consultancy?

I have two wonderful children who were very introverted to a point of being painfully shy. To ready them for their future and for the unforgiving business world, I need my children to stand out and have an edge. Having good grades are simply not enough – you are one of many. IQ alone just does not cut it anymore. Personally, I weigh in heavy on EQ. I have hired and seen individual with high EQ outperform those with high IQ.

Being vocal, heard and seen are the edge that I believe they desperately need. Not long after the birth of my eldest child, I felt I need to do something to make these happened. Over the course of my career, I was fortunate to see  the challenges, gaps and expectations in today workforce. So I started to develop my own coaching program for my children. They have come a long way. No longer afraid of speaking in public but still much we can work on to improve (like effectiveness). Next, I took my program and implemented it at work. The results were awesome and encouraging. It dawned on me that there are many more I can help and benefit from my program.

After TelBru, I realised it was time to put a name and brand on my program hence SOAPBOX was born.

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Hey folks! Today I’d like to feature a local startup which provides “context-based coaching” geared specially for youth who would like to overcome their fear of public speaking and also increase their employability through the creation of CV’s and presentations that stand out. The man behind this venture is Edwin Lim, a former colleague and a good friend of mine. I managed to sit down with him amid his busy schedule to find out more about Soapboxer Company.

Hi Ed, tell me a bit about yourself. Your journey up to this point.

My career has been an interesting and adventurous one. Graduated with a Master’s degree in Software Engineering, my career began as a software developer for Royal Brunei Airlines, to becoming one of 3 RBA’s first Flight Simulator engineer and subsequently become RBA’s first Bruneian Project Leader.

After RBA, I became the Connectivity Delivery Lead for Ministry of Finance’s TAFIS Project under Accenture, becoming the first Bruneian Unit Lead for Accenture Brunei.

I went on to be an Assistant Chief Executive for E-Government Technical Authority Body (EGTAB), a technical think-tank for His Majesty’s e-Government initiatives.

My last professional career was with TelBru where I project managed MoF’s e-Payment Gateway and program managed TelBru’s FTTH initiatives. My last post with TelBru was General Manager for Access Network Department.

Having accumulated over 20 years of experiences as an IT consultant, running several large scale projects and heading technical operations, I felt it’s time to change my career direction from Services Delivery to Providing Services … I chose to become a Coach! I created SOAPBOXER COMPANY.

Why the name Soapboxer?

Soapboxer came from Soapbox – a platform for public speaking whereby someone literally stands on a box as their stage giving a speech to audiences who both agree and disagree with their views. At the end of the 19th and beginning of 20th centuries, these were common sights and practices which often resulted in a scuffle.

Hence, my flagship program SOAPBOX that coaches those with speech anxiety overcome their fear of public speaking. Soapbox’s mantra “A Soapboxer is one who has overcome their fear of public speaking”.

Why the switch to training and motivational consultancy?

I have two wonderful children who were very introverted to a point of being painfully shy. To ready them for their future and for the unforgiving business world, I need my children to stand out and have an edge. Having good grades are simply not enough – you are one of many. IQ alone just does not cut it anymore. Personally, I weigh in heavy on EQ. I have hired and seen individual with high EQ outperform those with high IQ.

Being vocal, heard and seen are the edge that I believe they desperately need. Not long after the birth of my eldest child, I felt I need to do something to make these happened. Over the course of my career, I was fortunate to see  the challenges, gaps and expectations in today workforce. So I started to develop my own coaching program for my children. They have come a long way. No longer afraid of speaking in public but still much we can work on to improve (like effectiveness). Next, I took my program and implemented it at work. The results were awesome and encouraging. It dawned on me that there are many more I can help and benefit from my program.

After TelBru, I realised it was time to put a name and brand on my program hence SOAPBOX was born.

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April 25, 2016 – BIBD and Tourism Malaysia today announced Hj Muhd Mazran Haji Suhut as the lucky winner of the 1Malaysia Year-end Sale during the BIBD Home Showcase at The Mall, Gadong. The collaboration between BIBD and Tourism Malaysia automatically registered BIBD cardholders who made card transactions in Malaysia during the 1Malaysia GP Sale, [...]

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April 25, 2016 – BIBD and Tourism Malaysia today announced Hj Muhd Mazran Haji Suhut as the lucky winner of the 1Malaysia Year-end Sale during the BIBD Home Showcase at The Mall, Gadong.

The collaboration between BIBD and Tourism Malaysia automatically registered BIBD cardholders who made card transactions in Malaysia during the 1Malaysia GP Sale, which ended early this year, into a lucky draw. The winner was entitled to an all-expenses includes a five-day and 4-night paid holiday in Kuala Lumpur and Johor inclusive of airfare, accommodation, return airport transfers and a twelve-hour chartered car exclusively for them to go shopping.

To add to their great bundle, the winner is also entitled to 100,000 Hadiah Points, which can be used to pay for bills, make donations, among others. Presenting on behalf of BIBD was Siti Rafeah Hj Jakir, Head of Card Products, and for Malaysia Tourism, was its Director, Zurina Abd Samad.

On the other hand, the BIBD showcase highlights BIBD’s financing packages such as its Home Financing, Home Improvement Financing, Education Financing and its Personal Financing along with other BIBD’s products and services. The showcase will also include financial health checks performed by qualified BIBD certified Islamic financial planners. The showcase also provides a comprehensive platform for respective future homeowners to look at the exciting property and home improvement opportunities through BIBD’s collaboration with the stellar partners present.

Successful applicants will also stand the chance to win prizes such as iPad minis, shopping vouchers at Supasave and Hua Ho, BIBD Hadiah Points, among others. The eighth BIBD Home Showcase will be running for a period of ten days until May the 1st, open every day from 10am to 10pm. The opening time for Fridays will be from 2pm to 10pm.

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April 25, 2016 – BIBD and Tourism Malaysia today announced Hj Muhd Mazran Haji Suhut as the lucky winner of the 1Malaysia Year-end Sale during the BIBD Home Showcase at The Mall, Gadong.

The collaboration between BIBD and Tourism Malaysia automatically registered BIBD cardholders who made card transactions in Malaysia during the 1Malaysia GP Sale, which ended early this year, into a lucky draw. The winner was entitled to an all-expenses includes a five-day and 4-night paid holiday in Kuala Lumpur and Johor inclusive of airfare, accommodation, return airport transfers and a twelve-hour chartered car exclusively for them to go shopping.

To add to their great bundle, the winner is also entitled to 100,000 Hadiah Points, which can be used to pay for bills, make donations, among others. Presenting on behalf of BIBD was Siti Rafeah Hj Jakir, Head of Card Products, and for Malaysia Tourism, was its Director, Zurina Abd Samad.

On the other hand, the BIBD showcase highlights BIBD’s financing packages such as its Home Financing, Home Improvement Financing, Education Financing and its Personal Financing along with other BIBD’s products and services. The showcase will also include financial health checks performed by qualified BIBD certified Islamic financial planners. The showcase also provides a comprehensive platform for respective future homeowners to look at the exciting property and home improvement opportunities through BIBD’s collaboration with the stellar partners present.

Successful applicants will also stand the chance to win prizes such as iPad minis, shopping vouchers at Supasave and Hua Ho, BIBD Hadiah Points, among others. The eighth BIBD Home Showcase will be running for a period of ten days until May the 1st, open every day from 10am to 10pm. The opening time for Fridays will be from 2pm to 10pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BIBD today handed over five First Emporium Group shopping vouchers worth BND500 each to its third monthly “Swipe for Rewards” winners. Present to give away the prizes was Hjh Nurul Akmar Hj Md Jaafar, BIBD’s Deputy Head of Consumer Banking. The monthly winners were also presented with the opportunity to spend BND200 worth of their [...]

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BIBD today handed over five First Emporium Group shopping vouchers worth BND500 each to its third monthly “Swipe for Rewards” winners. Present to give away the prizes was Hjh Nurul Akmar Hj Md Jaafar, BIBD’s Deputy Head of Consumer Banking. The monthly winners were also presented with the opportunity to spend BND200 worth of their vouchers in a special ten-minute spree at the Pertama Jaya Department Store on Jalan Jerudong.

BIBD’s Swipe for Rewards campaign, which automatically registers any customers who spend a minimum of BND30 in a single receipt using their BIBD Debit or Credit Card at selected partners, is now in its final month, and ends on the 30th of September. The selected partners are Sim Kim Huat Trading Co, Pertama Jaya Department Store (Lambak & Sengkurong Branch), First Emporium & Supermarket (Batu Satu & Sungai Tilong Branch), and Giant Hypermarket. Each receipt allows for one entry into the monthly lucky draw prize.

On top of that, The BIBD Barakah campaign, now in its sixth edition, will also be running until the 30th of November, 2015. The campaign allows BIBD customers a chance to win a grand prize of a Honda Odyssey along with consolation prizes of Apple iPhones and iPads on top of its monthly prizes of electrical appliances. Registration is automatic and simple as all they need to do to join is sign up for any BIBD financing product or assign their salary to BIBD.

For more information on any BIBD products, services and promotions, please follow the BIBD Instagram account at BIBDBRUNEI; Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bibdbrunei; get in touch with BIBD Contact Centre at 2238181 or visit the nearest BIBD Branch. Also, don’t forget to download the popular BIBD Mobile App to get the latest BIBD offers and promotions under “What’s New” feature.

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BIBD today handed over five First Emporium Group shopping vouchers worth BND500 each to its third monthly “Swipe for Rewards” winners. Present to give away the prizes was Hjh Nurul Akmar Hj Md Jaafar, BIBD’s Deputy Head of Consumer Banking. The monthly winners were also presented with the opportunity to spend BND200 worth of their vouchers in a special ten-minute spree at the Pertama Jaya Department Store on Jalan Jerudong.

BIBD’s Swipe for Rewards campaign, which automatically registers any customers who spend a minimum of BND30 in a single receipt using their BIBD Debit or Credit Card at selected partners, is now in its final month, and ends on the 30th of September. The selected partners are Sim Kim Huat Trading Co, Pertama Jaya Department Store (Lambak & Sengkurong Branch), First Emporium & Supermarket (Batu Satu & Sungai Tilong Branch), and Giant Hypermarket. Each receipt allows for one entry into the monthly lucky draw prize.

On top of that, The BIBD Barakah campaign, now in its sixth edition, will also be running until the 30th of November, 2015. The campaign allows BIBD customers a chance to win a grand prize of a Honda Odyssey along with consolation prizes of Apple iPhones and iPads on top of its monthly prizes of electrical appliances. Registration is automatic and simple as all they need to do to join is sign up for any BIBD financing product or assign their salary to BIBD.

For more information on any BIBD products, services and promotions, please follow the BIBD Instagram account at BIBDBRUNEI; Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bibdbrunei; get in touch with BIBD Contact Centre at 2238181 or visit the nearest BIBD Branch. Also, don’t forget to download the popular BIBD Mobile App to get the latest BIBD offers and promotions under “What’s New” feature.

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May 20th, 2015 – Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD), Brunei’s leading financial institution, organised today a media familiarization visit at its flagship branch in Kiulap to foster better understanding on BIBD’s services and operations, as well as its commitment to provide innovative, world-class banking solutions to customers from all walks of life. During the visit, [...]

May 20th, 2015 – Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD), Brunei’s leading financial institution, organised today a media familiarization visit at its flagship branch in Kiulap to foster better understanding on BIBD’s services and operations, as well as its commitment to provide innovative, world-class banking solutions to customers from all walks of life.

During the visit, the respective media were given a tour of BIBD Kiulap Branch, PERDANA Banking lounge, BIBD Contact Centre, as well as briefing by Mr. Imran Samee, BIBD’s Head of Consumer Banking, and team. The briefing session on BIBD’s unique approach to customer service and key innovations, coupled with site tour and live simulation of the Bank’s services, gave media a dynamic understanding of the flagship branch’s best-in-class facilities and the groundbreaking initiatives that BIBD has undertaken in recent years.

“Our efforts and investments across our operations, products, and services are all geared towards providing a highly performant and enjoyable experience for all customers, individuals and corporations alike. BIBD’s refurbished branches perfectly demonstrate our ‘Bruneian at Heart’ values, providing customers in Brunei with world-class yet relatable and refreshed retail experience,” said Mr. Imran.

Inspired by the warmth of Bruneian hospitality and its heritage as a nation, the flagship branch features upgraded facilities and better service-based ambiance, ensuring that the best services and practices would be delivered to all of BIBD’s existing and potential customers. Located one level above BIBD Kiulap branch, the exclusive PERDANA Privilege Banking lounge is equipped with comforts expected by premium customers. Privacy, confidentiality, comfort, dedicated Relationship Managers, and other privileges are available for BIBD PERDANA Privilege Banking account holders in the luxurious lounge.

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May 20th, 2015 – Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD), Brunei’s leading financial institution, organised today a media familiarization visit at its flagship branch in Kiulap to foster better understanding on BIBD’s services and operations, as well as its commitment to provide innovative, world-class banking solutions to customers from all walks of life.

During the visit, the respective media were given a tour of BIBD Kiulap Branch, PERDANA Banking lounge, BIBD Contact Centre, as well as briefing by Mr. Imran Samee, BIBD’s Head of Consumer Banking, and team. The briefing session on BIBD’s unique approach to customer service and key innovations, coupled with site tour and live simulation of the Bank’s services, gave media a dynamic understanding of the flagship branch’s best-in-class facilities and the groundbreaking initiatives that BIBD has undertaken in recent years.

“Our efforts and investments across our operations, products, and services are all geared towards providing a highly performant and enjoyable experience for all customers, individuals and corporations alike. BIBD’s refurbished branches perfectly demonstrate our ‘Bruneian at Heart’ values, providing customers in Brunei with world-class yet relatable and refreshed retail experience,” said Mr. Imran.

Inspired by the warmth of Bruneian hospitality and its heritage as a nation, the flagship branch features upgraded facilities and better service-based ambiance, ensuring that the best services and practices would be delivered to all of BIBD’s existing and potential customers. Located one level above BIBD Kiulap branch, the exclusive PERDANA Privilege Banking lounge is equipped with comforts expected by premium customers. Privacy, confidentiality, comfort, dedicated Relationship Managers, and other privileges are available for BIBD PERDANA Privilege Banking account holders in the luxurious lounge.

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A view of the BIBD Perdana Lounge. Pic courtesy of RA

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BIBD today feted its second monthly winners of its “Swipe to Fly” promotion at the recently refurbished BIBD Manggis Branch. All the winners were seen excited with smiles when arriving at the branch to collect their prizes of a pair of air tickets to Bali. Present to hand over the prizes was BIBD Manggis Branch [...]

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BIBD today feted its second monthly winners of its “Swipe to Fly” promotion at the recently refurbished BIBD Manggis Branch. All the winners were seen excited with smiles when arriving at the branch to collect their prizes of a pair of air tickets to Bali. Present to hand over the prizes was BIBD Manggis Branch Manager, Hjh Raidahwati bti Hj Abd Rahman.

The BIBD “Swipe to Fly” promotion continues until the 31st of March 2015 with five pairs of air tickets up to Dubai and Melbourne still up for grabs.

Let BIBD reward you by sending you and a partner on your dream holiday. All you need to do is use either your BIBD cards or BIBD eTunai service and spend a minimum of B$30 on a single receipt at any retail or online outlet. This will entitle you to receive an entry into the monthly “Swipe to Fly” lucky draw. What’s more, BIBD customers will be rewarded with an additional ten bonus lucky draw entries for accumulating a monthly minimum spending of B$1,000 on their BIBD Cards and eTunai for that month’s lucky draw.

Winning has never been easier as there are no hassles of filling entry forms for each qualifying purchase transaction, making that dream holiday one step easier and closer.

For more information on any BIBD products, services or promotions, please follow the BIBD Instagram account at BIBDBRUNEI; Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bibdbrunei; get in touch with BIBD Contact Centre at 2238181 or visit the nearest BIBD Branch. Also, don’t forget to download the popular BIBD Mobile App to get the latest BIBD offers and promotions under “What’s New” feature.

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BIBD today feted its second monthly winners of its “Swipe to Fly” promotion at the recently refurbished BIBD Manggis Branch. All the winners were seen excited with smiles when arriving at the branch to collect their prizes of a pair of air tickets to Bali. Present to hand over the prizes was BIBD Manggis Branch Manager, Hjh Raidahwati bti Hj Abd Rahman.

The BIBD “Swipe to Fly” promotion continues until the 31st of March 2015 with five pairs of air tickets up to Dubai and Melbourne still up for grabs.

Let BIBD reward you by sending you and a partner on your dream holiday. All you need to do is use either your BIBD cards or BIBD eTunai service and spend a minimum of B$30 on a single receipt at any retail or online outlet. This will entitle you to receive an entry into the monthly “Swipe to Fly” lucky draw. What’s more, BIBD customers will be rewarded with an additional ten bonus lucky draw entries for accumulating a monthly minimum spending of B$1,000 on their BIBD Cards and eTunai for that month’s lucky draw.

Winning has never been easier as there are no hassles of filling entry forms for each qualifying purchase transaction, making that dream holiday one step easier and closer.

For more information on any BIBD products, services or promotions, please follow the BIBD Instagram account at BIBDBRUNEI; Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bibdbrunei; get in touch with BIBD Contact Centre at 2238181 or visit the nearest BIBD Branch. Also, don’t forget to download the popular BIBD Mobile App to get the latest BIBD offers and promotions under “What’s New” feature.

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See on Scoop.it – Aspiring Outliers 2013 was a year of exploration for brands on social media. From testing Vines to launching Instagram ads, many companies were dabbling in social media efforts across the Web just to see how customers would react. Now, in 2014, brands are geting serious. They’re using the wealth of data as well [...]

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2013 was a year of exploration for brands on social media. From testing Vines to launching Instagram ads, many companies were dabbling in social media efforts across the Web just to see how customers would react.

Now, in 2014, brands are geting serious. They’re using the wealth of data as well as the human connection that social media can provide to develop deeper relationships with customers.

Visit the link for more on these seven ways brands are using social media to increase customer loyalty this year.

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2013 was a year of exploration for brands on social media. From testing Vines to launching Instagram ads, many companies were dabbling in social media efforts across the Web just to see how customers would react.

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On Tuesday 11 February 2014, the school level winners of the BUBA Awards presented their business plan ideas at the British High Commission today in front of a panel of four judges in a Dragons’ Den style session. The theme for the 2013/2014 BUBA Awards is ‘Entrepreneurship.’ Seven sixth form schools took part in the [...]

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On Tuesday 11 February 2014, the school level winners of the BUBA Awards presented their business plan ideas at the British High Commission today in front of a panel of four judges in a Dragons’ Den style session. The theme for the 2013/2014 BUBA Awards is ‘Entrepreneurship.’ Seven sixth form schools took part in the 2014 BUBA Awards Competition, namely, Maktab Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah, Maktab Sains Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan, Pusat Tingkatkan Enam Meragang, Pusat Tingkatan Enam Katok, Pusat Tingkatan Enam Tutong, Sekolah Menengah Sayyidina Ali and Jerudong International School.

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The Dragons’ Den judging panel consisted of Deputy British High Commissioner Sunny Ahmed, BUBA Chairman Lee Wildman, iCentre advisor Stuart Kemp and BEDB representative Daniel Leong. The students who presented their business plans to the ‘Dragons’ were all first place winners at their individual schools. (Please see ‘Note to editor/s’ for the name of the business plans of school level winners).

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Deputy High Commissioner Sunny Ahmed said “I was impressed with the confidence of the young people presenting this morning. We have a range of plausible business concepts which we hope the students will pursue. It is clear that the next generation does indeed possess the creativity and innovation required to help Brunei diversify its economy.”

Stuart Kemp was also very impressed with the quality of presentations of business ideas generated in the BUBA Awards. He said “Each of the finalists is a credit to their colleges, their parents and to themselves. I look forward to seeing some of their ideas become business in the future.”

The 2012/13 BUBA Awards, which were based around research on the theme of ‘Knowledge Economy and Brunei’, were considered a great success, receiving numerous entries across the seven participating schools, culminating in a ceremony in February 2013 where Sachin Murugan of International School Brunei was crowned the winner of the inaugural BUBA Awards.

Following the success of the 2012 awards the BUBA membership discussed themes for 2013 during the board meeting in February 2013. We wanted to change the focus of the awards in 2013 from being a research led piece of work to something which allows the students to take forward their own ideas and inspiration. Given that entrepreneurship is part of the Brunei 2035 vision, and often plays a part in UK universities degree programmes and career development initiatives these days, we thought that this would be the perfect platform from which students have the freedom to develop their own ideas and increase their independent thinking and learning.

The national winner/s of the 2013/2014 BUBA Awards Competition will be announced at a prize presentation event taking place on Wednesday 12 February, in the evening at Indera Samudra Grand Hall 4 at the Empire Hotel and Country Club.

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On Tuesday 11 February 2014, the school level winners of the BUBA Awards presented their business plan ideas at the British High Commission today in front of a panel of four judges in a Dragons’ Den style session. The theme for the 2013/2014 BUBA Awards is ‘Entrepreneurship.’ Seven sixth form schools took part in the 2014 BUBA Awards Competition, namely, Maktab Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah, Maktab Sains Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan, Pusat Tingkatkan Enam Meragang, Pusat Tingkatan Enam Katok, Pusat Tingkatan Enam Tutong, Sekolah Menengah Sayyidina Ali and Jerudong International School.

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The Dragons’ Den judging panel consisted of Deputy British High Commissioner Sunny Ahmed, BUBA Chairman Lee Wildman, iCentre advisor Stuart Kemp and BEDB representative Daniel Leong. The students who presented their business plans to the ‘Dragons’ were all first place winners at their individual schools. (Please see ‘Note to editor/s’ for the name of the business plans of school level winners).

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Deputy High Commissioner Sunny Ahmed said “I was impressed with the confidence of the young people presenting this morning. We have a range of plausible business concepts which we hope the students will pursue. It is clear that the next generation does indeed possess the creativity and innovation required to help Brunei diversify its economy.”

Stuart Kemp was also very impressed with the quality of presentations of business ideas generated in the BUBA Awards. He said “Each of the finalists is a credit to their colleges, their parents and to themselves. I look forward to seeing some of their ideas become business in the future.”

The 2012/13 BUBA Awards, which were based around research on the theme of ‘Knowledge Economy and Brunei’, were considered a great success, receiving numerous entries across the seven participating schools, culminating in a ceremony in February 2013 where Sachin Murugan of International School Brunei was crowned the winner of the inaugural BUBA Awards.

Following the success of the 2012 awards the BUBA membership discussed themes for 2013 during the board meeting in February 2013. We wanted to change the focus of the awards in 2013 from being a research led piece of work to something which allows the students to take forward their own ideas and inspiration. Given that entrepreneurship is part of the Brunei 2035 vision, and often plays a part in UK universities degree programmes and career development initiatives these days, we thought that this would be the perfect platform from which students have the freedom to develop their own ideas and increase their independent thinking and learning.

The national winner/s of the 2013/2014 BUBA Awards Competition will be announced at a prize presentation event taking place on Wednesday 12 February, in the evening at Indera Samudra Grand Hall 4 at the Empire Hotel and Country Club.

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