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PRESS RELEASE: “IGNITE YOUR FUTURE” AT THE EDUCATION UK EXHIBITION 2013 ORGANISED BY THE BRITISH COUNCIL
The Education UK Exhibition is back, with the biggest number of participating institutions in recent memory - forty one universities and colleges. The exhibition opens to the public at The Indera Samudra Grand Hall, Empire Hotel & Country Club on Wednesday 13 February from 1pm to 7pm; and at Maktab Duli PMAMB Sixth Form on Thursday 14 February from 9.30am to 1pm.
British High Commission, Rob Fenn, said: “(The Exhibition will be) an education festival. We have a host of British universities and colleges in town, and several strands of activity to help them interact with Brunei’s own education establishment and the general public. But the most important meetings which each of these institutions will have in Brunei are with prospective students and their families. That’s where something does or doesn’t “click” – and a young person’s future can ignite”.
At both locations (Empire and Maktab Duli), representatives of institutions participating in the exhibition will be on hand to offer advice to students on a wide range of topics: courses, fees, accommodation – every aspect of studying in the UK. The exhibition seeks to serve as a one-stop-shop for future scholars, as experts from the Ministry of Education, including the Scholarship Unit and the National Accreditation Council, will be there to guide visitors on procedures for applying for scholarships. CfBT will also present, to help with queries about the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - that or another certificate of proficiency in English is an entry requirement for UK Universities; and also in the visa application process (on which information and contact details will be available at the Exhibition). The British Council will also be there to assist with applications and pre-departure information.
Rob Fenn said, “My favourite feature of these exhibitions is the enthusiastic help we get from those who have already graduated from British universities, several of whom give up their precious time to attend our show. Anyone thinking of following in their footsteps can take one of them aside into a quiet corner, and ask what it was really like. Other UK alumni will be present “virtually”, since we will be screening entries to our Digital Scrapbook Competition from previous years. These short films allow visitors to the exhibition to see British universities through the eyes of Bruneians on the spot”.
Seminars will flow concurrently with the exhibition, enabling participants to drop in on in-depth presentations from one of the institutions. These will focus on topics of general interest, such as “Choosing What and Where to Study”; “Tips on Structuring Your Personal Statement”; “Applying for Postgraduate Study in the UK” and “Studying at a UK College”. Other seminars will address more specialised subjects, such as “Engineering and Geology Programmes for the Oil and Gas Industry”; Studying Chemistry in the UK”; and “Hospitality and Tourism”. These seminars are open to all visitors – with prizes on offer to those who participate in a feedback survey, and a chance to win a surprise gift for all those attending.
Rob Fenn added: “We aim to make these occasions a fun day out for the whole family. This year we have thought harder about photo opportunities, with students dressed in traditional British costumes, and opportunities to pose in a photo frame or a trade-mark red telephone booth! We also recognise the enduring appeal of i-stuff. Everyone who pre-registers with us at bn.edukexhibitions.org before Wednesday 13 February stands a chance to win one of four Ipad2 (32GB) which we are giving away”.
For more details, such as the list of participating institutions and seminar schedules, please visit www.ukinbrunei.fco.gov.uk.
UNITED Motors Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor of PROTON, (recently) unveiled its new sedan, PROTON Preve at the Radisson Hotel Mutiara Ballroom.
An excerpt from The Brunei Times:
PROTON Preve is offered in three variants which are equipped with a 1.6-litre turbo engine, which delivers power and torque equivalent to that of large 2.0-litre normally-aspired engines and is mated with a seven-speed ProTronic CVT transmission and it is economical.
PROTON's latest sedan is also its most technologically-advanced, as it utilises a method defined as Hot Press Forming (HPF) that provides better protection and higher body as well as structural rigidity without compromising the overall car bodyweight.
The Premium variant of the PROTON Preve will also include features such as steering mounted paddle shifters, satellite navigation, engine push start button and more. Safety features of the Preve includes dual front airbags, side and curtain airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic BrakeforceDistribution), Brake Assist, Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control in the Premium variant.
Additionally, the premium variant is also equipped with a Smart Information Display (SID) that displays status updates on the Preve's various functions such as average fuel consumption, distance to empty, vehicle intrusion warning and more.
The Preve's showroom price is 26,900(MT) and $28,550(CVT) for the executive variants, and $32,650 for the premium variant. It is available in six colours such as Blue Lagoon, Tranquility Black, Solid White, Fire Red, Elegant Brown and Genetic Silver.
Greetings Readers! Word on the street is that Forevershine Events, Media and Management Services are bringing a circus to town! It's slated to start on at the end of March 2013. You can tickets from their office in Jalan Tutong (see poster for details), Orchid Garden Hotel, Soon Lee branches, Fitness Zone branches, etc. Check out Rano's blog and Forevershine's Facebook Page for more details.
"Nature's Avengers" Initiative – for youths, by youths. Established early of January 2013, this youth-led movement under Green Brunei looks to creating opportunities for younger kids to be involved with the environment. How so? We thought of getting them in the jungle!
Nature’s Avengers is an example of an independent group of youths to be able to self-initiate and be exposed to how volunteering projects like these are conducted with the lending hand of the Youth Centre.
The green initiative journey began by pulling eleven like-minded youths together to come up with a plan to educate kids about the environment, or to simply say, “to save the world!”. The initiative is aimed at collaboration with the community to explore habitats that might be endangered or to simply expose Bruneians to more than just the “greenery”.
Nature’s Avengers Team: Nani Azlan, Irene Lee, Hanna Hassanal, Bazeelah Rafaea, Nur Alya Syafiqah, Norizi Shahrol, Tiong Hua, Ahamd Zaki, Azhiim Ghani, Fadli Zaini, Nur Amalia & Muna Munjiyah Malik
Right now, the project is central to helping primary-level kids to let them independently interact with the natural environment while teaching them the importance of sustainability, conservation and preservation of our green jewels. This includes planting of Gaharu trees, creating fishponds and turtle hatcheries.
Earlier in the month, we travelled to Bintudoh located at Ulu Tutong to survey and prepare the project site. It turns out Bintudoh is an Eco-tourism site in development with huts already constructed. We took benefit to facilitate the fertile site while helping the Bintudoh community to develop the conservation facilities and to expose Bintudoh as an exploration site for adventurous travellers.
Some pictures of the Bintudoh trip
Greetings Readers! The Education UK Exhibition 2013 is just around the corner with 40 participating institutions; 13th February at the Empire Hotel and 14th February at Maktab Duli. (Check out last year's event here.) There will be free seminars on how to write personal statements, what and where to study, information on Postgraduate Study and more. Plus, if you pre-register for the event before 13th February at bn.edukexhibitions.org, you could win yourself an iPad2!
Press Release: The launching of the Peugeot Boutique & opening of Madbites Cafe
T.C.Y. Motors, the sole distributor of Peugeot vehicles, has just recently launched their Peugeot Boutique on the 25th of January 2013, selling everything from watches to stuffed toys. One interesting fact about the french brand is that, in the 18th century, they have been manufacturing coffee, pepper and salt grinders, long before cars came into the picture. Hence, the salt and pepper mills on display in the boutique.
As a 200 year old brand, Peugeot has come very far in terms of innovation, style, and performance. To share its rich history and its well engineered products, the boutique was incorporated into the Peugeot showroom, to allow consumers to enjoy the many varieties available from the french brand.
The MADbites company has been active in the social media network and they are very popular for their colourful macarons, which is a sweet meringue based confectionary that originated from France. Since their introduction, T.C.Y. Motors and MADbites has mutually agreed to collaborate and to open their first café inside the Peugeot showroom to showcase and sell their desserts and beverages, including their ever popular macarons.
On their opening day, both companies have received an overwhelmingly positive response from the public, as there was a 30% off on all boutique items and a 20% discount on all MADbites orders starting from 3pm, for one day only. The first 100 visitors also received a free gift, on a first come first served basis.
The stocks available in the boutique will be updated from time to time to reflect consumers' lifestyle and taste and the MADbites café will be open from 10am to 10pm, Mondays to Saturdays. The Peugeot showroom opening hours will remain from 8am to 6pm.
To find out more information, please call 2426969 or visit the Peugeot showroom and enjoy a cup of coffee while you browse around the boutique. Like Peugeot Brunei on facebook at www.facebook.com/PeugeotBru.
The Peugeot Boutique
Peugeot Motor Vehicles
Mark your calendars readers! The Royal Regatta is slated for Sunday 3rd February 2013 at the Brunei River. Here's an excerpt about the upcoming event from the Borneo Bulletin.
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to grace the Brunei Regatta that will be held at the Brunei River on February 3, 2013 to witness the biggest boat race competition in the country which has attracted competitors from neighbouring countries as well as other nations.
The Brunei Regatta 2013 will feature a total of 12 traditional boat race events, four categories for the speed boat competition, two categories for water taxis and two events for the jet skis.
Video of the Brunei Regatta 2012
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