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Two weekends ago, families in Kampung Bolkiah found out that they could actually exchange their “trash” for food.The Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s Student Community Outreach Team (SCOT) gave rice and noodles to low income families in the village in exchange for their collected recylables.The students’ group aims to eradicate poverty and to promote “green” practices.“We saw [...]

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Two weekends ago, families in Kampung Bolkiah found out that they could actually exchange their “trash” for food.

The Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s Student Community Outreach Team (SCOT) gave rice and noodles to low income families in the village in exchange for their collected recylables.

The students’ group aims to eradicate poverty and to promote “green” practices.

“We saw this as an opportunity to ‘kill two birds with one stone’ while also hoping to change the mindset of the people in Brunei to recycle more and we’re trying to show them that some trash actually has value,” said project manager Noor Amal Azirah Azlan. “This can actually be seen as one of the ways which they can improve their way of life.”

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Kg Bolkiah was selected as the first location for the project as some of the residents were victims of a recent fire and majority of the villagers were low income earners.

Rice and noodles were given to residents in exchange for their collected recyclable materials mostly aluminium cans and cardboard boxes.

Noor Amal said “every dollar worth of recyclables, they would get 1.5 kilos of rice.”

“It’s almost like a subsidy,” she added. SCOT stationed their base of operations at the Kg Bolkiah Mosque yesterday where residents delivered and weighed recyclables. The total amount of recyclables yesterday weighed up to 1,095 kgs which surpassed Scot’s expected mark of 100 kgs for their day-long operation.

The project manager said that she was happy with the response despite her worries of not having much participation due to the lack of recycling practices currently being done.

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When asked more about the future of such projects, Noor Amal hoped for it to be conducted again in another six months but could not confirm the chosen village for their next initiative. “I hope that it’ll be bigger with a much higher response,” she added.

A total of 80 volunteers participated that day.

After the overwhelming amount of recyclables, the stocks of the commodities drew short but residents were given coupons for them to collect their rewards the next day. – The Brunei Times

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Two weekends ago, families in Kampung Bolkiah found out that they could actually exchange their “trash” for food.

The Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s Student Community Outreach Team (SCOT) gave rice and noodles to low income families in the village in exchange for their collected recylables.

The students’ group aims to eradicate poverty and to promote “green” practices.

“We saw this as an opportunity to ‘kill two birds with one stone’ while also hoping to change the mindset of the people in Brunei to recycle more and we’re trying to show them that some trash actually has value,” said project manager Noor Amal Azirah Azlan. “This can actually be seen as one of the ways which they can improve their way of life.”

SCOT

Kg Bolkiah was selected as the first location for the project as some of the residents were victims of a recent fire and majority of the villagers were low income earners.

Rice and noodles were given to residents in exchange for their collected recyclable materials mostly aluminium cans and cardboard boxes.

Noor Amal said “every dollar worth of recyclables, they would get 1.5 kilos of rice.”

“It’s almost like a subsidy,” she added. SCOT stationed their base of operations at the Kg Bolkiah Mosque yesterday where residents delivered and weighed recyclables. The total amount of recyclables yesterday weighed up to 1,095 kgs which surpassed Scot’s expected mark of 100 kgs for their day-long operation.

The project manager said that she was happy with the response despite her worries of not having much participation due to the lack of recycling practices currently being done.

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When asked more about the future of such projects, Noor Amal hoped for it to be conducted again in another six months but could not confirm the chosen village for their next initiative. “I hope that it’ll be bigger with a much higher response,” she added.

A total of 80 volunteers participated that day.

After the overwhelming amount of recyclables, the stocks of the commodities drew short but residents were given coupons for them to collect their rewards the next day. – The Brunei Times

All pics courtesy of UBD SCOT. Thanks guys! You ROCK!

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BAIDURI BANK GROUP hosted a sit-down banquet for its customers and business associates for its ‘Malam Silaturrahim 2011’ celebration at The Empire Hotel and Country Club last night. Gracing the event as the guest of honour was the Chairperson of Baiduri Bank Group Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hjh Zariah Binti Al-Marhum [...]

BAIDURI BANK GROUP hosted a sit-down banquet for its customers and business associates for its ‘Malam Silaturrahim 2011’ celebration at The Empire Hotel and Country Club last night.

Gracing the event as the guest of honour was the Chairperson of Baiduri Bank Group Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hjh Zariah Binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammed Alam. The event was also graced with the presence of other members of the royal family.

The evening began with the recital of “Takbir Raya” and other traditional performances such as traditional dances and a pantun.

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Following this, General Manager of Baiduri Bank, Pierre Imhof, made a welcoming address where he expressed his appreciation on behalf of the group to the guests for their support during the past year and outlined its major progress and achievements.

“Baiduri Bank Group achieved satisfactory financial results in 2010. Total assets increased 3.5 per cent to $2.6 billion out of which total loans and advances reached $1.5 billion,” highlighted Imhof in his speech. He also highlighted numerous international awards won by Baiduri Bank Group including the “Company of the Decade for Brunei” award from World Finance. The bank had also recently launched the Chinese RMB Time Deposit and Savings account, said Imhof. Baiduri Bank had also launched the UnionPay debit card – the first pin-based international debit card in Brunei.

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After his speech, Imhof then proceeded to escort HRH Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hjh Zariah onto the stage who was then presented tokens of appreciations from five organisations which have benefited from Baiduri Bank Group’s charity programmes: Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam, Child Development Centre, Smarter Brunei, Learning Ladders Society and Ripas Pediatric Haemoto-Oncology Centre. – The Brunei Times

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BAIDURI BANK GROUP hosted a sit-down banquet for its customers and business associates for its ‘Malam Silaturrahim 2011’ celebration at The Empire Hotel and Country Club last night.

Gracing the event as the guest of honour was the Chairperson of Baiduri Bank Group Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hjh Zariah Binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammed Alam. The event was also graced with the presence of other members of the royal family.

The evening began with the recital of “Takbir Raya” and other traditional performances such as traditional dances and a pantun.

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Following this, General Manager of Baiduri Bank, Pierre Imhof, made a welcoming address where he expressed his appreciation on behalf of the group to the guests for their support during the past year and outlined its major progress and achievements.

“Baiduri Bank Group achieved satisfactory financial results in 2010. Total assets increased 3.5 per cent to $2.6 billion out of which total loans and advances reached $1.5 billion,” highlighted Imhof in his speech. He also highlighted numerous international awards won by Baiduri Bank Group including the “Company of the Decade for Brunei” award from World Finance. The bank had also recently launched the Chinese RMB Time Deposit and Savings account, said Imhof. Baiduri Bank had also launched the UnionPay debit card – the first pin-based international debit card in Brunei.

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Good news from Baiduri

After his speech, Imhof then proceeded to escort HRH Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hjh Zariah onto the stage who was then presented tokens of appreciations from five organisations which have benefited from Baiduri Bank Group’s charity programmes: Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam, Child Development Centre, Smarter Brunei, Learning Ladders Society and Ripas Pediatric Haemoto-Oncology Centre. – The Brunei Times

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Tunjangan Hari Raya?

Did you know that in Indonesia Idul Fitri has a legally mandated salary bonus for all employees, known as Tunjangan Hari Raya (THR) as enforced by Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration (“Kementerian Tenaga Kerja dan Transmigrasi”)? That’s right folks. The mandated amount of this salary bonus differs by region. For example, within the Jakarta [...]

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Did you know that in Indonesia Idul Fitri has a legally mandated salary bonus for all employees, known as Tunjangan Hari Raya (THR) as enforced by Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration (“Kementerian Tenaga Kerja dan Transmigrasi”)? That’s right folks. The mandated amount of this salary bonus differs by region. For example, within the Jakarta region the THR bonus must be not less than one month’s full salary paid in advance of Idul Fitri, in addition to the employee’s regular salary. Thus, Idul Fitri is also a paid holiday. Breaching or withholding THR is a very serious labour law infraction and punished severely, regardless of employer status or position.

In Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei, Eid is more commonly known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Hari Raya Idul Fitri or Hari Raya Puasa. Hari Raya means ‘Celebration Day’. Idul Fitri is the biggest holiday in Indonesia and Brunei; and one of the biggest in Malaysia and Singapore. Shopping malls and bazaars are usually filled with people to get things for Lebaran such as ; new clothes, shoes, sandals even food to serve days ahead of Idul Fitri, which creates a distinctive festive atmosphere throughout the country, along with traffic mayhem. Many banks, government and private offices are closed for the duration of the Lebaran festivities.

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Did you know that in Indonesia Idul Fitri has a legally mandated salary bonus for all employees, known as Tunjangan Hari Raya (THR) as enforced by Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration (“Kementerian Tenaga Kerja dan Transmigrasi”)? That’s right folks. The mandated amount of this salary bonus differs by region. For example, within the Jakarta region the THR bonus must be not less than one month’s full salary paid in advance of Idul Fitri, in addition to the employee’s regular salary. Thus, Idul Fitri is also a paid holiday. Breaching or withholding THR is a very serious labour law infraction and punished severely, regardless of employer status or position.

In Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei, Eid is more commonly known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Hari Raya Idul Fitri or Hari Raya Puasa. Hari Raya means ‘Celebration Day’. Idul Fitri is the biggest holiday in Indonesia and Brunei; and one of the biggest in Malaysia and Singapore. Shopping malls and bazaars are usually filled with people to get things for Lebaran such as ; new clothes, shoes, sandals even food to serve days ahead of Idul Fitri, which creates a distinctive festive atmosphere throughout the country, along with traffic mayhem. Many banks, government and private offices are closed for the duration of the Lebaran festivities.

Pics from an open house held at the home of a very, very close associate…

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Butra HeidelbergCement Sdn Bhd (BHC), the producer of Brunei Cement, is partnering with the Ministry of Health and MixMedia Group in a campaign to prevent diabetes before it hits. Stuart Lee, spokesperson for Brunei Cement, said the company is celebrating its 15 years in the industry and is keen to embark on a corporate and [...]

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Butra HeidelbergCement Sdn Bhd (BHC), the producer of Brunei Cement, is partnering with the Ministry of Health and MixMedia Group in a campaign to prevent diabetes before it hits.

Stuart Lee, spokesperson for Brunei Cement, said the company is celebrating its 15 years in the industry and is keen to embark on a corporate and social responsibility (CSR) initiative that highlights a current concern in the local community.

Following its successful involvement in various “green” or environmental campaigns, including sponsoring eco-clubs, Brunei Cement wanted to champion another “important” cause.

“With that, we decided to go to the Health Promotion Centre to get more information on prevention for diabetes, and this was something that we thought we could create the awareness of,” said the spokesperson.

He explained that there are two types of diabetes, Type One and Type Two. “From a non-medical point of view, I understand that the first type is hereditary and the second type is formed through an unhealthy lifestyle, which can be prevented,” he said.

The campaign’s slogan is “Prevent Diabetes: Eat Responsibly, Exercise Regularly”, Lee added.

With this slogan, both Brunei Cement and the Ministry of Health have teamed up with MixMedia Group to come up with a series of posters that is hoped to help create awareness among the local community, he explained.

“This is the first phase of the campaign which will run till November 14, which is World Diabetes Day, and we are hoping to come up with a finale for the campaign at that time,” Lee said further.

He said that this particular CSR initiative is also being disseminated throughout the Brunei Cement workforce, as the company places a lot of emphasis on health, safety and environment (HSE).

Shahiran Sheriffuddin Shahrani Muhammad, Health Facilitating Officer from the Health Promotion Centre, said that the organisation was “very happy” when it was approached by Brunei Cement to create the diabetes awareness campaign.

“We were told that Brunei Cement had heard from a well-known blogger about this centre and that they wanted to help,” said Shahiran.

In terms of the support that the Ministry of Health is providing, Shahiran said that the Health Promotion Centre helped Brunei Cement to “set the tone of the campaign, redirected them to a target audience” and so on.

Shahiran also said that the posters created by MixMedia Group will probably change the way health posters are designed in Brunei.

He added that through both MixMedia Group and Brunei Cement, the Health Promotion Centre will be raising the standard on how they market themselves for future campaigns.

Asked about how partnering with a company in the private sector helps to create the awareness of certain government campaigns, Shahiran explained that the partnership helps to provide exposure to more platforms and “channels” than if they were to spread the word by themselves.

“We hope to be in this campaign for the long run, and after that we would analyse and see how successful we were and how to readjust our strategy, but hopefully this will continue to be part of our CSR initiatives in years to come,” said Lee.

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Dont Feed the Ants

Butra HeidelbergCement Sdn Bhd (BHC), the producer of Brunei Cement, is partnering with the Ministry of Health and MixMedia Group in a campaign to prevent diabetes before it hits.

Stuart Lee, spokesperson for Brunei Cement, said the company is celebrating its 15 years in the industry and is keen to embark on a corporate and social responsibility (CSR) initiative that highlights a current concern in the local community.

Following its successful involvement in various “green” or environmental campaigns, including sponsoring eco-clubs, Brunei Cement wanted to champion another “important” cause.

“With that, we decided to go to the Health Promotion Centre to get more information on prevention for diabetes, and this was something that we thought we could create the awareness of,” said the spokesperson.

He explained that there are two types of diabetes, Type One and Type Two. “From a non-medical point of view, I understand that the first type is hereditary and the second type is formed through an unhealthy lifestyle, which can be prevented,” he said.

The campaign’s slogan is “Prevent Diabetes: Eat Responsibly, Exercise Regularly”, Lee added.

With this slogan, both Brunei Cement and the Ministry of Health have teamed up with MixMedia Group to come up with a series of posters that is hoped to help create awareness among the local community, he explained.

“This is the first phase of the campaign which will run till November 14, which is World Diabetes Day, and we are hoping to come up with a finale for the campaign at that time,” Lee said further.

He said that this particular CSR initiative is also being disseminated throughout the Brunei Cement workforce, as the company places a lot of emphasis on health, safety and environment (HSE).

Shahiran Sheriffuddin Shahrani Muhammad, Health Facilitating Officer from the Health Promotion Centre, said that the organisation was “very happy” when it was approached by Brunei Cement to create the diabetes awareness campaign.

“We were told that Brunei Cement had heard from a well-known blogger about this centre and that they wanted to help,” said Shahiran.

In terms of the support that the Ministry of Health is providing, Shahiran said that the Health Promotion Centre helped Brunei Cement to “set the tone of the campaign, redirected them to a target audience” and so on.

Shahiran also said that the posters created by MixMedia Group will probably change the way health posters are designed in Brunei.

He added that through both MixMedia Group and Brunei Cement, the Health Promotion Centre will be raising the standard on how they market themselves for future campaigns.

Asked about how partnering with a company in the private sector helps to create the awareness of certain government campaigns, Shahiran explained that the partnership helps to provide exposure to more platforms and “channels” than if they were to spread the word by themselves.

“We hope to be in this campaign for the long run, and after that we would analyse and see how successful we were and how to readjust our strategy, but hopefully this will continue to be part of our CSR initiatives in years to come,” said Lee.

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Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific regions are at the forefront of the current epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes affects 12 – 20% of the population, and is increasing in the young. A further 20% of the population has the pre-diabetes state of impaired glucose tolerance with increased risk of also developing diabetes. After [...]

Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific regions are at the forefront of the current epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes affects 12 – 20% of the population, and is increasing in the young. A further 20% of the population has the pre-diabetes state of impaired glucose tolerance with increased risk of also developing diabetes.

After 5 – 10 years it is expected that there will be an associated epidemic of vascular disease in patients with diabetes – the so-called vascular complications of diabetes (kidney disease, eye disease, peripheral nerve disease and increased risk of cardiovascular disease). This leads eventually to kidney failure and dialysis, loss of vision, chronic pain and premature death.

Control of blood glucose, blood pressure and lipids can help decrease the risk of vascular disease in diabetes but with best current treatment most patients with diabetes can expect to suffer vascular disease that impairs quality of life and leads to premature death. Improved understanding of diabetes and its complications and how to monitor and counter them is required.

In this lecture we will discuss some recent developments that will likely improve quality of life and care of patients with diabetes in the years ahead. We will describe the discovery that diabetes washes a vital vitamin, thiamine (vitamin B1), from the body and replacing this with supplements shows promise in alleviating vascular complications in the early stages.

We will describe a new type of cholesterol in the blood that sticks to the walls of arteries and is increased in diabetes. Suppression of this will likely counter the increased risk of heart disease in diabetes. We will also describe improvements in monitoring of blood glucose and screening for pre-diabetes states with improved biomarkers. These and other advances may help counter the impact of the epidemic of diabetes and related vascular disease in South East Asian.

Time & date: Noon, Wednesday 10th August 2011

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, PAP Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Presenter: Dr Naila Rabbani

Super-sticky ‘ultra-bad’ cholesterol revealed in people at high risk of heart disease.

Scientists from the University of Warwick have discovered why a newly found form of cholesterol seems to be ‘ultra-bad’, leading to increased risk of heart disease. The discovery could lead to new treatments to prevent heart disease particularly in people with type 2 diabetes and the elderly.

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Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific regions are at the forefront of the current epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes affects 12 – 20% of the population, and is increasing in the young. A further 20% of the population has the pre-diabetes state of impaired glucose tolerance with increased risk of also developing diabetes.

After 5 – 10 years it is expected that there will be an associated epidemic of vascular disease in patients with diabetes – the so-called vascular complications of diabetes (kidney disease, eye disease, peripheral nerve disease and increased risk of cardiovascular disease). This leads eventually to kidney failure and dialysis, loss of vision, chronic pain and premature death.

Control of blood glucose, blood pressure and lipids can help decrease the risk of vascular disease in diabetes but with best current treatment most patients with diabetes can expect to suffer vascular disease that impairs quality of life and leads to premature death. Improved understanding of diabetes and its complications and how to monitor and counter them is required.

In this lecture we will discuss some recent developments that will likely improve quality of life and care of patients with diabetes in the years ahead. We will describe the discovery that diabetes washes a vital vitamin, thiamine (vitamin B1), from the body and replacing this with supplements shows promise in alleviating vascular complications in the early stages.

We will describe a new type of cholesterol in the blood that sticks to the walls of arteries and is increased in diabetes. Suppression of this will likely counter the increased risk of heart disease in diabetes. We will also describe improvements in monitoring of blood glucose and screening for pre-diabetes states with improved biomarkers. These and other advances may help counter the impact of the epidemic of diabetes and related vascular disease in South East Asian.

Time & date: Noon, Wednesday 10th August 2011

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, PAP Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Presenter: Dr Naila Rabbani

Super-sticky ‘ultra-bad’ cholesterol revealed in people at high risk of heart disease.

Scientists from the University of Warwick have discovered why a newly found form of cholesterol seems to be ‘ultra-bad’, leading to increased risk of heart disease. The discovery could lead to new treatments to prevent heart disease particularly in people with type 2 diabetes and the elderly.

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Last night, the kids and I trooped on over to the newly renovated Pondok Sari Wangi Sengkurong to try out the sungkai buffet which was made up of padang dishes including ayam assam pedas, tempe goreng mandarin, pakis sambal, tahu, dendeng belado, daging tongseng and others. It was a veritable feast of flavours and textures [...]

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Last night, the kids and I trooped on over to the newly renovated Pondok Sari Wangi Sengkurong to try out the sungkai buffet which was made up of padang dishes including ayam assam pedas, tempe goreng mandarin, pakis sambal, tahu, dendeng belado, daging tongseng and others. It was a veritable feast of flavours and textures marked by the typical spiciness (but not hot) that padang cuisine is famous for. The kids enjoyed their meal at PSW and so did I. Their sungkai buffets are running at the Gadong and Sengkurong Branch from the 3rd to the 30th of August 2011. For reservation please call: 2445043 for Gadong Branch and 2661893 for Sengkurong Branch.

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Last night, the kids and I trooped on over to the newly renovated Pondok Sari Wangi Sengkurong to try out the sungkai buffet which was made up of padang dishes including ayam assam pedas, tempe goreng mandarin, pakis sambal, tahu, dendeng belado, daging tongseng and others. It was a veritable feast of flavours and textures marked by the typical spiciness (but not hot) that padang cuisine is famous for. The kids enjoyed their meal at PSW and so did I. Their sungkai buffets are running at the Gadong and Sengkurong Branch from the 3rd to the 30th of August 2011. For reservation please call: 2445043 for Gadong Branch and 2661893 for Sengkurong Branch.

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August 5, 2011 – The month of Ramadhan is the time to enjoy bounty and sharing, with families and loved ones as we open our hearts to prayers as well as giving to the charity with Hari Raya Aidilfitri coming our way, we witness everybody’s enthusiasm in adopting into the festive mood. In line with [...]

August 5, 2011 – The month of Ramadhan is the time to enjoy bounty and sharing, with families and loved ones as we open our hearts to prayers as well as giving to the charity with Hari Raya Aidilfitri coming our way, we witness everybody’s enthusiasm in adopting into the festive mood.

In line with this philosophy and reflection on Ramadhan, with the festive spirit of giving in mind, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam Berhad (BIBD), for the second year commences its “Program Sirah Amal BIBD” today. Today’s event marks the launch of this heartwarming initiative, in which more than 110 houses will be visited throughout all districts in the holy month of Ramadhan.

“Program Sirah Amal BIBD” was initiated by BIBD CSR Team with the combined efforts and resources by generous BIBD employees through internal fund raising. “In this program, we aim to brighten up the lives of the underprivileged families so they can celebrate this festive occasion with smiles and peace of mind”, said Hjh Nurul Akmar Jaafar, Head of BIBD’s Corporate Social Responsibility.

Today’s commencement of “Program Sirah Amal BIBD” starts off with the handover of food hamper boxes to a representatives from Greenfrog Management Services, who will be assisting BIBD in facilitating the distribution of the donations.

BIBD together with Greenfrog started their visits in areas of Kg Jangsak, Kg Sg Tampoi, Kg Lugu, Kg Katimahar, Kg Kulapis, Kg Mulaut, Kg Masin, Kg Bebatik and Kg Batu Ampar. BIBD’s Acting Managing Director / Chief Financial Officer, Hajah Noraini bte Hj Sulaiman and BIBD personnels have gracefully joined and shared the excitement as they set out together to distribute the donations.

According to Hjh Nurul Akmar Jaafar, Head of BIBD’s Corporate Social Responsibility, “It is hope that this year’s ‘Sirah’ or journey will help seize the opportunity for inner-reflection and self-realisation where Ramadhan is for normal people, and to be able to understand and experience the hunger and anxieties of poor and less fortunate people.”

“This will allow us to be grateful of the blessings that have been bestowed upon those that are better-off. This also displays BIBD’s role in continuously listening and caring for the needs to part of our community”, she added. This year, apart from the visits to underpriviliged families, BIBD has taken another step to provide donation to the family members from the recent fire victims in Kg Ayer.

BIBD CSR has always been underscoring the values of caring for the society and will always commit to ensure the objectives of BIBD CSR are met and is aligned with the guidelines of Islam and also the benefit of nurturing the society’s needs be it the underprivileged, young entrepreneurs, environmental preservation or research and studies. The first “Program Sirah Amal BIBD” has opened a lot of hearts and BIBD is honored to have become the pioneers in such initiatives.

August 5, 2011 – The month of Ramadhan is the time to enjoy bounty and sharing, with families and loved ones as we open our hearts to prayers as well as giving to the charity with Hari Raya Aidilfitri coming our way, we witness everybody’s enthusiasm in adopting into the festive mood.

In line with this philosophy and reflection on Ramadhan, with the festive spirit of giving in mind, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam Berhad (BIBD), for the second year commences its “Program Sirah Amal BIBD” today. Today’s event marks the launch of this heartwarming initiative, in which more than 110 houses will be visited throughout all districts in the holy month of Ramadhan.

“Program Sirah Amal BIBD” was initiated by BIBD CSR Team with the combined efforts and resources by generous BIBD employees through internal fund raising. “In this program, we aim to brighten up the lives of the underprivileged families so they can celebrate this festive occasion with smiles and peace of mind”, said Hjh Nurul Akmar Jaafar, Head of BIBD’s Corporate Social Responsibility.

Today’s commencement of “Program Sirah Amal BIBD” starts off with the handover of food hamper boxes to a representatives from Greenfrog Management Services, who will be assisting BIBD in facilitating the distribution of the donations.

BIBD together with Greenfrog started their visits in areas of Kg Jangsak, Kg Sg Tampoi, Kg Lugu, Kg Katimahar, Kg Kulapis, Kg Mulaut, Kg Masin, Kg Bebatik and Kg Batu Ampar. BIBD’s Acting Managing Director / Chief Financial Officer, Hajah Noraini bte Hj Sulaiman and BIBD personnels have gracefully joined and shared the excitement as they set out together to distribute the donations.

According to Hjh Nurul Akmar Jaafar, Head of BIBD’s Corporate Social Responsibility, “It is hope that this year’s ‘Sirah’ or journey will help seize the opportunity for inner-reflection and self-realisation where Ramadhan is for normal people, and to be able to understand and experience the hunger and anxieties of poor and less fortunate people.”

“This will allow us to be grateful of the blessings that have been bestowed upon those that are better-off. This also displays BIBD’s role in continuously listening and caring for the needs to part of our community”, she added. This year, apart from the visits to underpriviliged families, BIBD has taken another step to provide donation to the family members from the recent fire victims in Kg Ayer.

BIBD CSR has always been underscoring the values of caring for the society and will always commit to ensure the objectives of BIBD CSR are met and is aligned with the guidelines of Islam and also the benefit of nurturing the society’s needs be it the underprivileged, young entrepreneurs, environmental preservation or research and studies. The first “Program Sirah Amal BIBD” has opened a lot of hearts and BIBD is honored to have become the pioneers in such initiatives.

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A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated the FIL’s 72nd birthday at Ligong Restaurant at the Empire. The all you can eat promo is one of our favourites when it comes to special celebrations like these. Happy Birthday babah, from all the gang. Wishing you good health, and happiness throughout the year!

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A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated the FIL’s 72nd birthday at Ligong Restaurant at the Empire. The all you can eat promo is one of our favourites when it comes to special celebrations like these. Happy Birthday babah, from all the gang. Wishing you good health, and happiness throughout the year!

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A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated the FIL’s 72nd birthday at Ligong Restaurant at the Empire. The all you can eat promo is one of our favourites when it comes to special celebrations like these. Happy Birthday babah, from all the gang. Wishing you good health, and happiness throughout the year!

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Looking for stylish shawls and hijabs to wear for the holy month of Ramadhan and the upcoming Hari Raya festival? Cahaya Butik Outlet has it all. Cahaya Butik Outlet has few new shawls such as Jewelled shawls, printed cotton shawls, Stretchable cotton shawls and the popular scarf from Orsay.com. Cahaya Butik outlet is also having [...]

Our popular Orsay scarf

Looking for stylish shawls and hijabs to wear for the holy month of Ramadhan and the upcoming Hari Raya festival? Cahaya Butik Outlet has it all. Cahaya Butik Outlet has few new shawls such as Jewelled shawls, printed cotton shawls, Stretchable cotton shawls and the popular scarf from Orsay.com.

Cahaya Butik outlet is also having a clearance sale for Dubai chiffons from $20-$25 only! Do visit our facebook for the chiffons.

Simply visit www.cahayabutik.com to make purchase or simply add us at  facebook: Cahaya Butik Outlet & like our fanpage.

Buying in wholesale with minimum purchase of 10 pieces of our shawls is also available at Cahaya Butik Outlet. Interested customers who want to start small online facebook shop can e-mail: [email protected] for further inquiries.

Leopard print two tones

One of our jewelled shawl

Printed butterful shawl

Our popular Orsay scarf

Looking for stylish shawls and hijabs to wear for the holy month of Ramadhan and the upcoming Hari Raya festival? Cahaya Butik Outlet has it all. Cahaya Butik Outlet has few new shawls such as Jewelled shawls, printed cotton shawls, Stretchable cotton shawls and the popular scarf from Orsay.com.

Cahaya Butik outlet is also having a clearance sale for Dubai chiffons from $20-$25 only! Do visit our facebook for the chiffons.

Simply visit www.cahayabutik.com to make purchase or simply add us at  facebook: Cahaya Butik Outlet & like our fanpage.

Buying in wholesale with minimum purchase of 10 pieces of our shawls is also available at Cahaya Butik Outlet. Interested customers who want to start small online facebook shop can e-mail: [email protected] for further inquiries.

Leopard print two tones

One of our jewelled shawl

Printed butterful shawl

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