NBT Brunei fetes Sure Win winners

A lucky father-of-two won a shopping voucher worth $1000 during the final NBT Toyota Sure Win Promotion event held at the NBT Toyota Bunut. Muhammad Faisal Hj Yaakob, who runs Siti Rabiah Restaurant in Serusop, was all smiles when he found out that he was holding the $1000 worth of shopping voucher. “Alhamdullilah… This was…

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School of Paris displays avant-garde paintings

Walk through a gallery of history, love and fine works in an art exhibition dubbed “School of Paris between Montmarte and Montparnasse and The Current European Artists”. A collection of paintings by renowned artists is currently on display for the first time in Brunei and in the region at Radisson Hotel until December 10. The…

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Manchester United sign new partnership deal with Alibaba

Premier League soccer club Manchester United have agreed a partnership with e-commerce giant Alibaba in an effort to extend the club’s engagement with fans in China. The deal will see Alibaba provide club content on its online video platform Youku and develop a future club store on the company’s business-to-consumer platform Tmall.com. The deal is…

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‘Super Trouper’: ABBA exhibition opens in London

From a superfan’s shrine to a replica of the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest stage where they triumphed with “Waterloo”, a new exhibition opening in London on Friday looks back at the huge success of Swedish pop sensation ABBA. Personal items such as member Bjorn Ulvaeus’ school report as well as pictures, gold discs and clothing…

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EU agrees tough line on digital currencies like Facebook’s Libra

Private digital currencies like Facebook’s Libra should not be allowed in the European Union until the risks they could pose are clearly addressed, EU finance ministers agreed on Thursday. The move confirms the bloc’s tough line on Libra, which has attracted criticism from global regulators over its possible impact on the financial system since it…

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Arsenal slump to first home defeat by Brighton

Arsenal lost to Brighton & Hove Albion at home for the first time ever on Thursday night as goals by Adam Webster and Neal Maupay lifted the visitors to a 2-1 victory in the Premier League. Arsenal, who fired Unai Emery as manager last week and appointed former player Freddie Ljungberg as caretaker boss, now…

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AITI promotes digital technology through seminar

Brunei’s Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) recently organised a seminar to promote the adoption of new digital technologies among businesses to improve their productivity and operations. Dubbed the ‘Emerging Technology Opportunities Seminar’, the event held at AITI headquarters in Anggerek Desa featured talks by several experts including ICT organisation Beyond Tomorrow’s Marketing Director Reuben…

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Brunei’s first national archery contest starts tomorrow

The Brunei Darussalam Archery Association (BDAA) will be scouting for skilled archers to join its ranks in its first national archery event – the BDAA Trophy 2019 which will be held at the Jerudong Sports Complex starting tomorrow. Ten categories will be contested in the three-day event including Recurve Men Individual, Recurve Female Individual, Compound…

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Indonesian peace biker stops in Brunei

A world-acclaimed Indonesian solo motorcycle rider recently made a five-day stop in the sultanate for a “Ride for Peace” mission. Jeffrey Ronny Polnaja entered Brunei as a second leg stop on November 28 through Sungai Tujoh, Belait, after riding in Malaysia from Pontianak, West Borneo. The 57-year old is currently circumnavigating the world along the…

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