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Thursday, 31 January 2013 20:27
Saturday, 26 January 2013 14:29

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

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Friday, 25 January 2013 14:31

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

Thursday, 24 January 2013 09:11

WITH the development of Internet usage in Brunei Darussalam covering more than three quarters of the total population, the Ministry of Development (MoD), through the Public Works Department (PWD), has stepped forward and come up with an application known as JKR-ku.

JKR-ku is an application that was created to upgrade the management of complaints and report on the problems experienced by the general public, while PWD is known as a government organisation that offers maintenance and repair services for its users.

During the launching ceremony of PWD’s latest application, JKR-ku, Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awg Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, the Minister of Development and guest of honour, said in his speech that it is hoped the application will be able to improve the services of the PWD, enhancing their management quality in handling reports and complaints from the general public.

Through this application, the guest of honour urged the PWD to provide a fast and more efficient response to the complainants via e-mail or telephone and also to better record all complaints and responses for future references.

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Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awg Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, the Minister of Development, tours a mini-exhibition regarding the JKR-ku application. Photograph sourced from

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About the Editor

new about me profI am a born and bred Bruneian who lived and worked in Australia for over 10 years. I am now based in Brunei. Having spent time away from Brunei, I have learnt that, to know a country is to know the people. To truly appreciate a new place is to see it through their eyes, to listen to their stories, to taste, smell, do and feel as they do.

Everyone has a Story, and this blog - Projek Brunei, features the stories, music, photography and art of locals and of people who have lived or worked in Brunei before. Join me on this project, a project to discover and rediscover this country they call the Abode of Peace, the Heart of Borneo, this place they call the Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures...through the stories of the People.

You may know me by my online moniker, @BruneiTweet. I created BruneiTweet in 2009, and currently (February 2016), I have over 24,000 followers. I am passionate about community, and use social media to connect with people - both on and offline.

I have an MBA, a keen interest in business-development and marketing, and I am a three-time TEDx speaker. I believe in the power of social media and collaboration. I have worked alongside corporate organisations on various community projects. Some highlights from my journey to date: In 2011, I co-organised Twestival Brunei to raise awareness and funds for Brunei’s Child Development Centre. That year I also organised Convergence, Brunei’s first youth led leadership forum. In 2012, I co-organised Movember to raise awareness on men's health issues. In 2013, I participated at various forums including Brunei's National Environment Conference and the ASEAN Social Media Exchange in Thailand. In 2014, I was selected to represent Brunei at the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Programme. In 2015, I was involved as a panel moderator in an International Women's Day event, and was invited to speak at the Green Leaders Eco-Camp in Brunei about using social media with purpose.
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