Press Releases Part 15



Consumer Fair Returns Bigger and Better!

Released by The Brunei Times Saturday, January 24, 2015

COME one, come all! D’Sunlit is organising the 15th Consumer Fair from January 28 until February 1.

The fair will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) at Berakas and will be opened from 10am to 10pm.

There will be many activities taking place during the fair and if you are a fan of the pre-historic age, there will be special guests awaiting your arrival.

Brought back by popular demand, the dinosaurs from the recent Brunei Edutainment Wonderland will be back to amaze and excite you.

There will be many photo opportunities for people to strike a pose with their favourite dinosaurs, such as a huge tyrannosaurus rex and pterodactyl. Not to mention, you can also experience what it is like to be in a dinosaur egg!

For those who are interested in taking a step back into time, the tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $6 for children. There is even a special promotion where buying tickets as a group of more than four will avail you to a 15 per cent discount.

Not only will there be a blast from the past at the fair but there will also be around 400 booths of vendors from not only Brunei but for countries such as Cambodia, India, Singapore.

The fair will be packed with many exciting activities for people to enjoy such as a lucky draw, eating competitions and sports challenges.

You can also sit back and relax and take advantage of the free shuttle bus service that will run from the parking lot of the nearby Indoor Stadium.

For more information about the fair, contact D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd at 245 3666 or send an email For the latest updates, follow D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd’s official Facebook page at or check out its Instagram page @dsunlit. The Brunei Times



CF15 exhibitors attends briefing

Released by Borneo Bulletin Saturday, January 17, 2015

EXHIBITORS for the upcoming Consumer Fair Part 15 (CF15) attended a briefing on the event’s rules and regulations, opening ceremony procedures, parking information and other important matters related to the event. The briefing was held at the premises of the organiser, D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd.

At the briefing, the exhibitors were also given their identification passes and shown the floor plan of the event.

On hand to brief the exhibitors was the Marketing Executive of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd, Chuisan Ting.

CF15 will take place from January 28 to February 1, 2015 and like its past series of exhibitions, the fair will feature an impressive list of activities for visitors, many of which will offer the chance to win fantastic prizes.

Visitors to the fair will have amazing choices of products and services at the approximate 400 booths set up with participating countries including Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, India, the Philippines, Singapore and the UAE.

During the fair, Kingston Beverage & Creamery will put up several challenges where amongst others, visitors can show off their can-balancing and ice-cream eating skills as well as Dairy Queen Hot Dog and Malar Setia’s Prata eating challenges.

The consumer fair series has continued to grow in popularity because of the wide range of quality consumer items brought in by exhibitors from all parts of the globe and are offered at special discounts.

For those interested in looking good will enjoy the Obsidian Live Hair demonstrations brought by Ho Tai, Hijab demonstration by Brau On and make up sessions by La Tulipe Cosmetics and Sariayu.

Also making its return to the fair is the NBT Dinosaur Journey Theme Park, especially for those who missed out on seeing them the first time.

Visitors will have the chance to walk among the proven-popular dinosaurs that will be rearing their heads and roaring their presence at the CF15 and go away with some great souvenir shots for the family album or social media page.



CF 15 opening! (Consumer Fair Returns Bigger and Better)

Released by Borneo Bulletin Thursday, January 29, 2015

MINISTER of Industry and Primary Resources Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Hj Yahya bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar yesterday officiated the opening of the 15th Consumer Fair (CF15) at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas.

Also present was Hajah Normah Suria Hayati binti Pehin Jawatan Dalam Seri Maharaja Dato Seri Utama (Dr) Haji Awang Mohd Jamil Al-Sufri, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources.

The ceremony opened with the recitation of the Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa, followed by welcoming remarks were delivered by D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd Executive Director Dato Paduka Hj Danial Hj Hanafiah, in his capacity as the organising chairman.

He noted it was encouraging to see the overwhelming response to D’Sunlit’s initiative increasing steadily, from both the public and participants.

The event enlightens consumers on the existing as well as latest products and services available in the country and overseas, and at the same time, serves as a platform for participants to showcase products and services to the local and international markets.

He also hopes to see more local SMEs participating in the Consumer Fair in the future.

Following this was the presentation of a $10,000 donation to SMARTER Brunei, which looks to build a new classroom. The cheque was presented to SMARTER President Malai Hj Abdullah Malai Hj Othman by Dato Paduka Hj Danial.

The day later saw the minister being led on a tour of the fair as well as the NBT Dinosaur Journey Theme Park located behind the ICC building.

The theme park features an assortment of life-size, life-like replicas of moving dinosaurs set in a surrounding similar to that the dinosaurs would have roamed millions of years ago.

CF15 covers a vast area of the convention centre, housing 400 booths and participated by local vendors as well as foreign ones from Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, India, the Philippines, Singapore and the UAE, among others.

These vendors are showcasing items covering an impressive range of products and services categories including banking and finance, electronics, health and beauty, food and beverage and home décor.

The fair also features a multi-hued assortment of beautiful orchids of varying species. The flower bonanza is made up of individually potted orchids to choose from and available at exclusive time-limited prices.

Activities planned for the five-day fair include chances to win great prizes by participating in ice-cream eating games brought by Kingston, a hot dog challenge by Dairy Queen and the Malar Setia Prata eating competition.

Fantastic prizes await winners of the grand lucky draw, and include a $3,000 savings, 46’ LED TV and Alcatel phones.

The RIPAS Hospital Blood Bank will also be conducting a blood donation drive on January 31 and February 1, from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Also scheduled are health and beauty activities with Ho Tai presenting the Obsidian Live Hair demonstration and Braun On hosting the Trend Warna 2015 and a Hijab demonstration.

The fair, which concludes on February 1, will operate from 10am to 10pm except on Friday, when it will close from 12pm to 2pm for Friday prayers. Shuttle bus services are available to ferry visitors between the Indoor Stadium Parking Lot and the ICC.



146000 people visit the consumer fair!

Released by Borneo Bulletin Monday, February 02, 2015

THE 15th Consumer Fair (CF15) officially came to a conclusion yesterday, recording over 146,000 visitors since it opened at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas on January 28.

The impressive number of visitors who flocked to CF15 is a marked increase from the 128,000 people that the previous Consumer Fair – the Asean Consumer Fair – drew in June 2014.

Organised by D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd and supported by the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, this latest edition of Brunei’s biggest consumer event featured a huge array of products and deals on offer by more than 400 participating local and international companies.

There were also a number of competitions and product demos that went on over the course of the five-day fair, as well as exciting attractions such as the epic NBT Dinosaur Journey Theme Park, the House of Reptiles and a Horror Fun House. Also seen at the Consumer Fair were mascots in the form of popular animated characters such as Big Hero 6’s Baymax and Transformers’ Optimus Prime and many more.

Before the final day of CF15 drew to a close yesterday, prizes were presented to 20 winners of the fair’s grand lucky draw.

Over the course of the Consumer Fair, visitors were asked to complete lucky draw forms presented at the entrance of the venue and drop them into lucky draw boxes by 5pm on Saturday. Eventually, 20 winners were selected from the submissions.

The winners were clearly pleased as they took home a wide variety of prizes, including dining tables and accompanying chairs, a 46-inch LED TV, refrigerator, sofa bed and Samsung Home Theatre sponsored by Intracorp (B) Sdn Bhd, as well as a marble dining table, a state-of-the-art refrigerator, washing machine, an Alcatel OneTouch Pop S9 smart phone, Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2S, and cash prizes sponsored by D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd.

The top two winners, Nadhirah binti Japri and Nurhafizah binti Hj Abdul Manan, were each presented with BIBD Wakalah Savings Accounts of $3,000 and $2,000 respectively, while Mohd Saiffulah bin Zakaria took home the third prize of a Philips 46-inch LED TV, courtesy of Intracorp (B) Sdn bhd.

On hand to present the winners with their prizes last night were D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd’s Managing Director Jackson Ting and Operations Manager Ngu Tiing Siang.

In addition to the grand lucky draw, prizes were also presented to winners of the CF15 DotRoot Technologies Instagram photo contest, who took home exclusive CF15 merchandise and three 3D printing coupons.



CF 15 goes hi tech!

Released by Borneo Bulletin Friday, January 30, 2015

WITH 3-D printing gaining more public interest in Brunei Darussalam, Dotroot Technologies has been the first organisation to make 3-D printers available for sale, essentially paving an easier way for public ownership of a personal 3-D printer.

Since the technology has been introduced and utilised in certain fields locally, several 3-D printing services have been made available for members of the public – most of which have been made possible in encouraging the nation’s way of innovative thinking.

The Korean manufactured 3-D Printer Moment is now available for purchase at the Consumer Fair 2015 (CF15), which is currently being held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas untill February 1.

Having brought the printers in just over a month ago, Dotroot Technologies’ Chief Operating Officer (COO), Md Khairul Anwar bin Sabir, shared that the main target market for their printers are educational institutions – particularly as it creates awareness and essentially promotes the use of 3-D printers amongst today’s generation. “Soon enough, the company will announce a demonstration of the true potential of 3-D printers,” he added.

With 3-D blueprints of just about anything made available online, producing plastic objects with 3-D printing in Brunei can easily be done by anyone.

Meanwhile, an intelligent self-balancing moving device named Airwheel has also been made available for purchase at the CF15 yesterday, intriguing eager consumers to test-drive the devices.

Brought in by local company Oregon Systems, the technology will be able to make transport of oneself easier, particularly convenient for patrolling jobs, for university students living on campus, or simply for recreational purposes.

The introduction of Airwheel to Brunei is also in line with the nation’s vision to encourage innovative thinking in the Sultanate.

With prices ranging from $600-$2000 – offering basic to off-road selections, the technology has been proven to be handy in many fields.

One Airwheel staff was seen using the device to deliver food from one section of the ICC to another as part of the company’s demonstrations yesterday.

Alvin Chong, the company’s manager, revealed that they’ve sold over a dozen devices since they started selling in Brunei a month ago. “The new batch of Airwheels will be coming in soon,” he said.

“An encouraging number of people have shown interest in this technology, particularly since it’s never been seen by members of the public in Brunei.”



Test of speed, appetite at CF15 Challenge

Released by The Brunei Times Thursday, June 12, 2014

IT WAS a test of speed and appetite at the 15th Consumer Fair (CF15) held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas yesterday, as participants raced against the clock in hopes of taking home prizes awaiting them in the various challenges lined up on the last day of the fair.

Kingston Beverage & Creamery rolled out its Pepsi Bottle Cap Challenge and Ice Cream Feeding and Eating Challenge.

The Pepsi Bottle Cap Challenge required contestants to hang as many bottle caps on hooks on the challenge board, with each challenger allowed two chances.

Syarifah, who recorded the fastest time, was crowned the winner and awarded with a Pepsi hamper. The six consolation prize winners took home a crate of 330ml bottled Pepsi and a Pepsi shopping bag. The prizes were presented by Kingston Beverage and Creamery Marketing Executive Ivy Belle P Tiongco.

The Kingston Ice Cream Feeding and Eating Contest saw Team Prescilla and Cristy taking first place, each winning a carton of 1.5litres Kingston Prestige Ice Cream.

Team Afizal and Anthony Lee each received a carton of Kingston Classic Pint Ice Cream, while Team Hartini and Farah each received a carton of Kingston Banana Split Stick Ice Cream.

In this challenge, the contestants were blindfolded and put in teams of two. They were then required to feed their partners. The team that finished their cup of ice cream the quickest was named winner.

The winners received their prizes from Kingston Beverage and Creamery Sdn Bhd Business Development Executive Faizal Rosli.

Meanwhile, Sufri Saruji took home two Acer Iconia Tab 8 W’s after emerging victor in both the GMP Foods Superwings Eating Challenge and Dairy Queen (DQ) Hotdog Maniac Challenge, defeating nine contestants in each challenge.

In the GMP Foods Superwings Eating Challenge, contestants were required to down a plate of 10 chicken wings in 10 minutes, while contestants of the Dairy Queen Hotdog Maniac Challenge had to eat through a plate of three hotdogs in 10 minutes.

Olive Tree Corporation Director Ahmad Tarmizi bin Dato Paduka Hj Yusof awarded Sufri Saruji with the top prizes, while the remaining contestants received consolation prizes in the form of $20 vouchers to Dairy Queen and Pizza Hut.