Press Release Part 9

Jan08

12

Red Bull awards two lucky draw winners

Released by Borneo Bulletin On Jan 08 2012


Norhairol Momin and Lim Sei Kee brought home a Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 each after winning the 'Win-A-Car' campaign hosted by GreenCity Concept Sdn Bhd at the Consumer Fair Part 9 (CF9) yesterday.

Visitors can enter the contest by simply purchasing either six cans of Red Bull Gold or Silver or one box of Sunsnack for only $5. Customers will then fill in the contest form and drop it into the collection boxes that are located at several stations during the Consumer Fair Part 9. Other prizes to be won include another two units of Samsung Tab P1000 and four units of Samsung Galaxy S II. One lucky winner will drive home a brand new KIA Sportage (high spec) for the final grand draw that will take place on Sunday, the last day of CF9. Other prizes to be won in the final draw include two units of Apple iPhone 4S and two units of Apple iPad 2 (16GB Wifi+3G). Red Bull is also bringing in the Red Bull Monkey Run for the very first time in Brunei Darussalam. A challenging obstacle course that will test contestants' physical fitness, agility and flexibility and those who will win for the university category will have the unique chance to represent Brunei in the regional grand final in Penang, Malaysia, some time in July. The champion for the university category for the male division will win a cash prize of $1,000, the runner-up will get $700, 3rd place will get $500 and $300 for the 4th place. While the female division's champion will win $800, $500 for the runner-up, 3rd place will win $300 and 4th place will get $200.

Those participating in the open category will stand a chance to win a tour package for two inclusive of air tickets and hotel accommodations to watch the 'University' edition grand final in Penang, Malaysia. The champion for the open category for the male division will win $1,500, the runner-up will get $800, 3rd place gets $600, and 4th place will get $400. The female division's champion will win $1,000, the runner-up will get $500, $300 for the 3rd place winner and 4th place gets $200. The Red Bull Monkey Run is open to residents with valid Brunei identity card. For entrance into the university category to potentially race for Brunei in Penang, participants are only required to produce their student identity card and purchase a can of Red Bull. This Brunei leg of the race during the Consumer Fair 9 is the first stop for the series that will then go on to tour various parts of Malaysia and Singapore in search of other finalists to compete in Penang. The Red Bull Monkey Run is supported by the Department of Youth and Sports under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, and is managed by GreenCity Concept Sdn Bhd, the official marketing agent for Red Bull in Brunei Darussalam. The CF9 was opened to visitors starting on January 4. It will then be opened from 10am to 10pm every day until January 8. Free shuttle buses will run regularly from Stadium Negara Hassanal Bolkiah to ICC during the event period. Visitors are also welcome to park their vehicles in the parking space there.

Jan08

12

Eager public throng to Consumer Fair

Released by Borneo Bulletin On Jan 08 2012


Some 50,000 eager people have visited the Consumer Fair Part 9 (CF9) and in the process take advantage of delightful food samples, exclusive bargains on quality local and foreign goods in addition to fun-seekers searching for special entertainment.

Among the 330 booths of vendors from 10 countries showcasing a multitude of products and services are those offering banking and insurance services and those selling food and drinks, ICT items, health and beauty products to mention a few. The International Convention Centre's (ICC) multi-purpose hall offers visitors a wide range of delicacies from Brunei and several other countries. Luscious cupcakes, colourful cotton candy and delicious ice creams are some of the local fare available. Food products from overseas include a dazzling assortment of Malaysian products from Penang and the Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (FAMA) as well as handmade noodles made by Chinese Muslims from China. Visitors who utilise the special bank offers only available during the CF9 courtesy of the likes of Baiduri Bank, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam Berhad (BIBD) and TAIB will receive sign-up gifts and may enter lucky draws to stand a chance of winning high-range products. The QQestore's affordable prices for Samsung mobile phones and Concepts Computer's great offers on computers and accessories are just some of the other many crowd magnets in the plenary hall of the ICC.

Red Bull canned drinks and Sunsnack boxed food are seeing huge sales at the CF9. Those buying these items at the expo stand a chance of winning daily prizes of Apple and Samsung products and the grand prize of a high-specification Kia Sportage in the Red Bull "Win-A-Car" campaign. Red Bull is also running its Monkey Run obstacle race for the first time in Brunei Darussalam during the CF9 where participants can compete to win a $1,500 cash prize and the right to represent Brunei in the regional Grand Final in Penang, Malaysia in July. Patrons of the CF9 can also register to enter the Uni Arcade Basketball Shooting Competition to vie to become one of the three top winners of generous cash prizes. In addition, visitors will also be entertained by the myriad of arcade games and redeem winning tokens for selected prizes and children can enjoy the special kiddie rides brought in by Uni Arcade. Another attraction at the CF9, especially popular with children, is the Kids World theme park organised by Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd and Blue Waters Advertising Sdn Bhd. Featuring live mascots and settings from 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5', 'Spongebob Square Pants' and 'Toy Story', kids will be able to meet with their favourite characters and take part in various fun story-related activities. Freebies will also be handed out regularly to visitors to Kids World, and a selection of plush toys is also being sold at big discounts there, so it is well worth a visit for you and your little ones.

Attracting children and adults alike is the Balloon World featuring displays made entirely of balloons. This show has been exclusively brought into Brunei for the very first time from Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Hong Kong courtesy of Spades. An entrance ticket for Kids World and Balloon World costs $3. A package deal ticket allowing visitors into both the Kids World and Balloon World costs $4. A definite crowd-puller is the House of Snakes, run by EdPetShop. Strategically located near the entrance of the ICC, visitors cannot help but be drawn by the sight of people walking around with snakes casually draped around their necks. A quick glance at this unusual sight typically grows into interest as the reptile experts begin explaining how reptiles can actually make for very good and easy-to-care-for pets. Upon entering the House of Snakes, visitors can view and touch and pose with the various reptiles housed there including the local reticulated python, the African Ball python, tarantulas and lizards. CF9 is held at International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas and will run until January 8. The expo is open daily from 10am to 10pm. There is no entrance fee to enter the ICC and a convenient free shuttle bus service from the nearby Stadium Negara Hassanal Bolkiah carpark is available. Approximately 100,000 visitors were recorded at the CF8 in May last year, and the ever-increasing popularity of the Consumer Fair expo series may see this record number broken once again during this ninth Consumer Fair.

Jan08

12

Educating on exotic animals

Released by The Brunei Times On Jan 08th 2012


MANY may feel anxious and scared whenever or wherever one may encounter a slithering being (i.e a snake) or any other exotic animals that crawls on four or six legs. But for the crews of Ed Pet Shop, it is an opportunity for them to showcase these somewhat misunderstood creatures to the public at their "House of Snakes" booth during the ninth Consumer Fair 2012. According to Assistant Manager Baktiar Rambli, the "House of Snakes" is gearing up its effort to expose their presence and to correct public perception about these reptiles. "We all know the public perception when it comes to snakes, that they are dangerous to hold or even to touch it, but that's the reason why we are here, to tell people that not all are necessarily dangerous and poisonous," said Baktiar.

He assured that the snakes and other reptiles that are brought in are harmless and tamed. "Our crews have been trained and taught on how to handle these reptiles and with that knowledge they share it to the visitors...We always prioritise safety when it comes to handling them and our crews would teach visitors on what precautions to carry out when encountering one so my main hope is that visitors will get the right info when they walked out of this place (House of Snakes booth)," he added. Among the exotic animals making on display were corn snakes, milk snakes, king snakes, the reticulated python, the Burmese python, the blood python, Boa python and other reptiles such as scorpions, tarantulas and lizards and monitor lizards. To attract more visitors, Ed Pet Shop is holding a two day Pet Show-Off Contest that will end today and the winner will be announced towards closing time. The Brunei Times

Jan07

12

CF9 attracts over 50,000 visitors

Released by The Brunei Times On Jan 7th 2012

THOUSANDS of people continued to flock to the International Convention Centre (ICC) yesterday as the Sultanate's favourite annual event, the ninth Consumer Fair (CF9), entered into its third day. Amassing more than 50,000 visitors over the past three days, The Brunei Times visited the exhibitional event yesterday and spoke with some members of the public to gain better insight into their attraction towards the consumer craze.

"I think it's the excitement of going somewhere other than the usual places like Gadong and Kiulap," said 23-year-old Izzad Yussof who was there on the account of having most of his free time on Fridays. He said that when he attended the previous consumer fairs, it was more towards looking at the products and displays but not purchasing despite the affordability. "I understand why Bruneians come and buy here since prices are low," he said. "But for me, I'm here to buy food. I love the (goods) local home bakeries come up with like cupcakes, brownies and all that." Izzad added that he was more than happy to walk home with a few purchases comprising small delicacies. Another visitor, Nazirah Wahidzuddin, was there to exercise her purchasing power and look for bargains.

"We always come to the consumer fair for the electronic goods especially since I have been saving up to buy a new television set," said Nazirah. The 28-year-old said that it was also a good opportunity for her to bring her nephew to the fair for its many attractions especially catered to children such as the House of Snakes, the kiddie rides brought in by Uni Arcade and the Kids World theme park. One of the notable highlights of the fair was the chance to participate in the Red Bull "Win-A-Car" lucky draw which drew a huge crowd of visitors including Nurul Syafina Reza.

"There are quite a lot of people wanting to win the car but I'm more interested to participate in the Monkey Run obstacle race where we can win $1,500 and also represent Brunei in the regional Grand Final in Penang, Malaysia this July," she said. Twenty-four-year-old Aziya Khair stated that she just wanted to buy some accessories to decorate her room and try out the food at the expo. "I was surprised to see that there were a lot of food businesses in Brunei (participating in the fair) especially since most were quite tasty. The fair has a wide range of products to offer to people of all ages," said Aziya. The ongoing Consumer Fair Part 9, which opens from 10am to 10pm, will come to a close this Sunday. Organisers are expecting to surpass the 100,000 visitors mark over the five-day operation at ICC, Berakas.

Jan08

12

CF9 for financial healthcheck

Released by The Brunei Times On Jan 08 2012

The ninth instalment of the Consumer Fair (CF9) offers consumers a haven for not only goods but also services. Located at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Berakas visitors can not only find a one stop location to get the most value for their hard earned money but also a place where they can learn how to save their hard earned cash and plan for their future.

Out of the 330 booth showcasing their respective products and services BR kelvin Pong the authorised representative of American International Assurance (AIA) offers visitors of CF9 a free financial health check. Kelvin Pong Ming Onn (pic) the Financial Services Unit Manager of AIA Brunei explained that a financial health check is similar to that of a medical health check up the difference however is that a medical health check up assess one's medical condition where as a financial health check helps those interested to assess their financial situation.

He further explained that the financial check is a process which involves one to identify their goals, establishing their priorities and assessing the available options that will help them to achieve their goals. "By doing this, interested parties are able to be provided with a sound foundation for them to build a more secure financial future," he said. Those interested are welcome to visit the AIA booth at CF9 and learn more about financial planning where the helpful Insurance agents (IAs) are able to assess and provide solution for their financial needs. The CF9 officially ends today. "For financial planning it's never too early and never too late," said Kelvin.

Jan08

12

Big deals at Concepts on final CF9 day

Released by The Brunei Times On Jan 08 2012

One of many Acer laptops offered at exclusive discounts at the Concepts booth during Consumer Fair 9 (CF9) held at ICC, Berakas.(Above) Visitors of the Fair taking a closer look at the promotional Concepts booth yesterday.

GREAT deals and more at Concepts Computers during the Ninth Instalment of the Consumer Fair (CF9) at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Berakas. The much anticipated consumer exposition which was officially opened to the members of the public on January 4 and will end today features more than a number of 330 booth showcasing products and services offered by not only local vendors but also international vendors from 10 countries. One such company offering the latest in IT tech gadgets at an exclusive promotional rates is none other than local IT retailer Concepts Computers. One of the many items available at Concepts booth is the latest line of slim and high performance ready Acer Aspire S3 one of the few models under the Acer Ultrabook category.

The Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook measures only 13mm thin and weighs less than 1.4kg. Not only ultra portable the S3 also boasts the Intel Core i7 processor with a whopping 4GB of RAM running Windows 7 Home Premium. Not to mention being able to produce crisp sound quality thanks to its professional tuned Dolby Home Theatre v4 audio output. During the course of the consumer fair customers are able to get a special discount on the S3 Ultrabook and even exclusive packages where they can choose a wide selection of accessories which comes free with their purchase. There is also good news for photo lovers from all around the sultanate as just for the period of the ninth instalment of the consumer fair Concepts is offering a special package for the Epson Picturemate (PM) 310. The PM 310 is nifty little device, a portable photo printer with chic design and features a 7 inch display as well as numerous memory card slots. The PM 310 is able to print 4R photos in just about 37 seconds flat, producing a professional lab quality photo that is guaranteed smudge, water and fade resistant and will last up to 200 years. Available during the fair, the device is priced at $388 and with each purchase customer will receive ink and 150 sheets of photo paper.

Other new items available at the booth includes the Epson Stylus Photo 1390 printer. The 1390 sets a new standard in glossy printing, the wide format printer with the Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 pigment ink is able to deliver vibrant photos up to 12 inches wide and up to 44 inches long. It is also able to print on a wide variety of media types including glossy, luster, matte, canvas and fine art papers. It is available during the CF9 for only $788 compared to its usual price of $828. Concepts is also offering an exclusive offer for customers above the age of 50 years of age. This special demographic is offered exclusive prices on the latest line of Acer laptops such as the Aspire 4752Z which is available is offered at an exclusive price of $628 compared to its usual price of $728. For more exclusive discounts and the latest tech gadgets visit the Concepts Computers booth during the ninth instalment of the Consumer Fair at ICC, Berakas. Those interested better hurry as today is the last day for the exciting exposition at ICC, Berakas.The Brunei Times

Jan08

12

CF9 A Hit With Vendors

Released by The Brunei Times On Jan 08 2012

ACI-TECH (Brunei) Sdn Bhd is entering the ninth Consumer Fair as a first time participant offering computer products such as Asus, Dell and Acer with a promotion.

According to its Supervisor, Sammy Pingguan (pic), Aci-Tech is delighted to be a part of the event and being a first time participant they have high hopes and expectations about the sales. He added that from the number of visitors congregating to the International Convention Centre (ICC) since it first launched and open to the public. "We got a lot of visitors coming to our booth seeing our promotion leaflets and asking our staff questions about our gadgets," he said. Sammy indicated that the environment inside the packed hall was lively with people roaming around looking for items to buy.

He continued,"our hottest selling item is probably the gaming computer Asus G7 and G5 model which was a crowd-puller." "The shuttle bus free transport service has been put to good use and now we do not have cars coming in all at once to the parking site surrounding the ICC which was jam-packed with cars," he added. Sammy hopes to see more people coming to the ICC to enjoy the weekend and intends to join the next edition of consumer fair. The Brunei Times

Jan07

12

Bus service good but inconveniently located, public say

Released by The Brunei Times On Jan 7th 2012

THE public expressed their dissatisfaction over the transportation system set up for the ninth Consumer Fair yesterday. The change of location for this year proved troublesome for some.

As seen in previous years, free shuttle bus services was offered to the public as a means to avoid congestion at the International Convention Centre (ICC) caused by overcrowding and illegal parkings. It used to be situated within the vicinity of the Indoor Stadium, located directly across the ICC, however this year it has been moved to the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium parking lot, a 10 minute walking distance. "Parking would obviously be full at the ICC but I don't understand why we have to park so far at the national stadium," said Hjh Faizah Kaharuddin. When interviewed by The Brunei Times, the 35-year-old shared her initial plan of parking at the Indoor Stadium which would have proved more convenient for her to walk but a hassle for her 67-year-old mother who was deemed unfit to scale the uphill walk.

At the time, parking spaces near the Indoor Stadium were packed with visitors attending the Bru Xpo which led to the relocation of the consumer fair's shuttle bus services elsewhere. Another visitor, 43-year-old Razali Hj Umar, said, "I'm thinking more about safety when we have to park so far at the stadium, especially for people wanting to go to the consumer fair at night." When The Brunei Times visited the ICC yesterday afternoon, visitors were seen parking nearby the Indoor Stadium and walked up the hill nonetheless, to make their way to the consumer fair. "It's not much of a walk in my opinion, and it provides more parking for us for those who don't mind walking a few minutes up the hill," said Shahrin Mali, 27. Understanding the changes due to the circumstances, a 35-year-old who wished to be referred to as Ahmad, said he did not mind as he was open to the option of visiting either the Bru Xpo or the consumer fair.

"My only concern is whether those in charge with looking after the road traffic are doing their job since there are already people illegally parking at the Indoor Stadium just to head to the consumer fair," he said. "Hopefully, something can be done to help since it's always good for them to have more visitors like us." The free shuttle bus service can be found at the parking lot to the right of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium staircase entrance. Visitors are advised to park their cars accordingly to use the service. The Consumer Fair Part 9 is open to the public with free admission from 10am to 10pm. Amir Noor and Wardi Buntar

Jan07

12

'Fair great for building brand image, networking'

Released by The Brunei Times On Jan 7th 2012

REGULAR vendors at the Consumer Fair are capitalising on public walk-ins to further strengthen customer networking, establish brand identity and to increase spending locally.

Speaking to The Brunei Times, Angus Niu, the Sales and Marketing manager of PanaCom Sdn Bhd, an authorised distributor of Philips and Samsung, said that the company has a needs-based selling approach in helping customers choose their products. "Before buying anything we will ask what they want and their allocated budget. It is not much use to offer something they clearly cannot pay for," he said. Taking into account the reality of the credit crunch, Angus said the company is more focused on introducing brands to catch the public's attention by giving them more product information. "Most of the time, the public take advantage of our discounts that are exclusive to the fair so they purchase on the spot when they can. However, in the event that they miss out, they will still be able to get their hands on the brand because of our previous consultation which makes them more informed on their purchases," he said.

When asked about competition from overseas, Angus is unfazed at the prospect. Recognising the advent of digital broadcasting and demand surge for High Definition Television (HDTV), he expanded on certain aspects of purchasing locally, such as the built in High Definition (HD) receivers for capturing local HD broadcast and cooperation with banks. "The built in receiver for local broadcast is only available within the country. Apart from that, you can also make use of partnerships that the company has with banks which entitles waivering of processing fees when using facilities for your purchase," Angus said. Concepts Computer Marketing Executive expressed the importance of building customer relations during the fair as pivotal to business growth. "We are not aiming to make quick money during this fair. Once we establish networking with our customers, it only gives them all the more reason to come back to us for their needs, " said Zul Abdul Rahman who further propagated the message of buying locally. "Sure, the price could be cheaper overseas, but what if the product breaks down? Realistically speaking, you would have to spend even more money and precious time by travelling back and forth long distances, all of which you do not face when you purchase locally," he said.

The marketing executive explained in order to get the best bang for the buck, better services and warranty trumps over cheap pricing. "Price war is actually detrimental to local businesses because it rarely generates income considering the small population of the country. Instead we should focus on improving customer experience and service," he said adding that cheaper is not always better. The Marketing Executive summarised that persistent participation in the fair will solidify the brand name and have customers showing up at their retail stores even after the fair has concluded. Both businesses have been participating vendors since the very first Consumer Fair. The Brunei Times

Jan05

12

CF9 at ICC opens with 330 booths

Released by The Brunei Times On Jan 05 2012





THREE hundred and thirty booths were set up by vendors from 10 countries as the Consumer Fair Part 9 took off at The International Convention Centre (ICC) yesterday. The launching of the fair was officiated by the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS), Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Hj Hazair Hj Abdullah, accompanied by Dato Hj Danial Hj Hanafiah, executive director of Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd.

A donation by Sunlit Advertising of $10,000 to Tabung Kebangsaan was also handed over to the minister by the Managing Director, Jackson Ting. In his speech, the executive director said that the consumer expo aims to inform the public of shopping with a wide range of local and foreign goods and services at discounted prices. "With this awareness, it is hoped that the public will opt for the availability of products in the country rather than travel abroad and incur extra expenses," he said, while also hoping that this year's expo will break the record for number of visitors compared to last year.

This year has also seen Sunlit Advertising work together with Blue Waters Advertising in bringing in Kids World, a fun and educational theme park for children filled with activities and famous television characters such as Spongebob Squarepants, Buzz Lightyear and Captain Jack Sparrow. Other attractions include the balloon art by professional balloonists from Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Hong Kong, and the popular House of Snakes, which displays a few varieties of snakes, spiders, and scorpions. Various banks, real estates and insurance agencies are also available at the event with consultations in the areas of insurance and housing. The five-day fair is expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors, and is open from 10am to 10pm with no entrance fee.

Jan05

12

Eager public throng to Consumer Fair

Article from Borneo Bulletin On Jan 5th 2012


There is "no publicised cost" but this rare, one-of-a-kind engine has been insured for a million dollars.

For the first time in this region, Brunei Shell Marketing (BSM) is currently showcasing a transparent life scale Nissan 370Z engine made of Perspex at the Consumer Fair Part 9 (CF9), which opened yesterday at the International Convention Centre in Berakas. Md Adini Md Daini, BSM Head of Retail, told the Bulletin that the purpose of bringing in the completely transparent engine is "to better educate and display the way Shell's Helix engine oil works".

The engine is part of Shell's television commercial that uses an "invisible" Nissan 370Z built completely transparent, done to its finest details, in order to showcase its new range of Shell Helix lubricants. Such technology is not cheap to build. The insured sum is an indicator of how expensive the engine could be.

Jan04

12

Plenty Of Things To See And Do At The Consumer Fair

Released by Borneo Bulletin On Jan 4th 2012


Bandar Seri Begawan - The ninth instalment of the premier expo in Brunei, the Consumer Fair Part 9 (CF9) was officially launched yesterday at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas with organisers setting a target of 100,000 visitors during the five-day event.

Officiating the event was the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awg Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah in his capacity as the guest of honour. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the expo yesterday morning, Executive Director of the event's organiser, Sunlit Advertising Agency Dato Paduka Haji Danial bin Haji Hanafiah, expressed his hope that CF9 would continue the trend of seeing even more visitors than the record numbers seen at the most recent fair, CF8 in May last year, which attracted approximately 100,000 visitors. Dato Paduka Haji Danial added, "The Consumer Fair series of expos aim a providing the public with the convenience of shopping from a wide array of local and foreign products and services at special prices exclusive to the Consumer Fair."

The Executive Director went on to say, "It is hoped that the public would be more aware of what is available here in Brunei and thus be able to avoid unnecessary travel problems and various expenses incurred by those looking to shop outside of Brunei." Shortly after the launch, the minister and other invited guests were then taken on a tour of the CF9 expo to see what has been prepared for the public this time round. CF9 will run until this Sunday - a second time the Consumer Fair to be held for five days instead of four - to facilitate the large crowds seen at each staging of the shopping and entertainment bonanza.

Vendors from 10 countries occupying over 330 booths are offering their most popular and latest products and services from many categories, including IT and communications and food and beverages, at unbeatable prices and offers. Visitors can also look forward to many other attractions and activities at the CF9.There is the Balloon World, where you can find amazing balloon works of art by professional balloonists from Kuala Lumpur, Johor, and Hong Kong. There will also be a variety of game machines to play on and win prizes during CF9. Visitors can also enter the "House of Snakes" that will house not only a variety of snakes such as the local reticulated python and the African Ball python, but also lizards and tarantulas.

For the first time in a Consumer Fair, event organiser Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd has joined forces with another company, namely Blue Waters Advertising Sdn, to bring another signature theme park to the public - Kids World. According to organisers, this "new attraction" promises to be a fun and educational place for children, filled with enjoyable activities and popular characters from television and movies like Spongebob Squarepants, Buzz Lightyear of Toy Story and Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. Visit Consumer Fair Part 9 now and join in the fun activities and great buys from the exhibitors. The entrance is free with daily opening hours from 10am to l0pm and free shuttle buses are regularly provided from the Stadium Negara Hassanal Bolkiah Carpark A and B.

Jan04

12

Consumer Fair 9 begins today

Released by Borneo Bulletin On Jan 4th 2012

One of the many reptiles being featured at the 'House of Snakes'. Dazzling sculptures made of balloons and a wide variety of arcade games await visitors to the Consumer Fair 9 (CF9), which begins today. The amazing works of art by professional balloonists from Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Hong Kong at the Banquet Hall of the International Convention Centre (ICC) are brought to the Sultanate by Spades.

The Uni Arcade Basketball Shooting Competition will see the top three winners receive generous cash prizes totalling B$1,000. Visitors are eligible to enter the competition on a daily basis at a mere B$3 entry fee. The CF9 will be the first time that Sunlit's signature interactive theme park, complete with live characters, will run all day long during the five-day exhibition. Organiser Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd and Bluewaters Advertising Sdn Bhd are combining their considerable event management skills and market know-how to offer visitors fun activities and lasting memories by immersing visitors in three different fantasy scenarios. A life-size pirate ship along with Captain Jack Sparrow and some of his shipmates await all at the 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' world, where the public can enjoy conversing through pirate-talk and pose with the fearsome pirates as well as an opportunity to walk off the plank of the ship. Watch Jack and his crew climb up the rigging to the ship's mast and join them in running around to loot the treasures of the 'Dead Man's Chest'.

In 'Spongebob's Bikini Bottom', visitors can win a prize by looking in Spongebob's underwear for the answer to Patchy's question. Join Patchy when he tries to surprise Spongebob with a gigantic birthday cake in a classic scene from the popular cartoon series. And the fun doesn't stop there, as Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Barbie's friend Ken will dance and play games with visitors in the 'Sunny Side' world from Toy Story. Visitors to Kid's World will receive freebies handed out regularly by character mascots, so don't miss out on the opportunity to meet and pose with them, on top of receiving a gift. Doors will be open to visitors from 12 Noon to 10pm today, followed by 10am to 10pm each day, from January 5-8. Visitors who park at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium can take a complimentary shuttle ride service to the ICC from 10am to 10pm during the event period.

Apart from the fun and games, CF9 will bring in over 330 booths featuring vendors from 10 countries and are set to showcase products and services in a wider assortment of categories, all under one roof. The premier expo is conceived as a venue where Brunei-based enterprises - local SMEs and cottage industries in particular - can introduce and showcase their goods and services to the local, regional and international markets, boosting public awareness and the economy through higher sales volumes and increased networking opportunities.

Jan04

12

Red Bull to host 'Monkey Run'

Released by The Brunei Times On Jan 4th 2012


HOW would you like to stand a chance to win daily prizes such as the Apple iPhone 4S, Apple iPad 2, Samsung Tab 1000 and Samsung S II? Or the grand prize, a KIA Sportage? Why not come down to the Consumer Fair 9 (CF9), and visit the Red Bull booth to enter the Win-A-Car campaign, whereby customers who buy either six cans of Red Bull Gold or Silver, or one box of Sunsnack, will get the chance to win the aforementioned fabulous prizes.

Furthermore, Red Bull will also be hosting the Red Bull Monkey Run for the very first time ever in Brunei Darussalam. It is a challenging obstacle course that will test contestants' physical fitness, agility and flexibility. Those who win in the university category will stand a chance to represent Brunei for the first time ever at the regional grand final in Penang, Malaysia in July. The champion for the university category for both the male and female division will win cash prizes, while those participating in the open category will stand a chance to win a tour package for two, inclusive of air tickets and hotel accommodation, to watch the uni edition grand final in Penang in July. The Red Bull Monkey Run is open to residents with a valid Brunei identity card.

Participants who wish to register for the university category are only required to produce their student ID and purchase a can of Red Bull. This Brunei leg of the race during the ninth Consumer Fair is the first stop for the series, which will then continue to various parts of Malaysia and Singapore in search of other finalists to compete in Penang in July. The Red Bull Monkey Run is supported by the Department of Youth and Sports under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, and is managed by GreenCity Concept Sdn Bhd, the official marketing agent for Red Bull in Brunei Darussalam.

Jan04

12

CF9 booth preparations in full swing

Released by The Brunei Times On Jan 4th 2012

MANY activities and booths have been planned out and constructed for the Consumer Fair 9, which will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) commencing today until January 8. Balloon World, Redbull Mini Monkey Run, House of Snake and Uni Arcade Basketball shooting competition are just a few of the many activities that will be held throughout the duration of the fair. Preparations were in motion yesterday to create a "bigger and greater" consumer fair compared to the previous one, according to Ivy Tiongco, marketing executive of Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd. She also said, "We (Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd) are trying to bring in more products which is of high value and quality." An estimated 330 booths will be showcasing and selling a wide variety of products ranging from beauty goods to information and technology, as well as banking and insurance services from local and foreign businesses. The fair will launch today at 12pm and will end at 10pm, and from 10am to 10pm from January 5 to 8. Free shuttle bus services will run regularly from Stadium Negara Hassanal Bolkiah to ICC during the event period.Visitors are advised to park their vehicles at the specified parking spaces to avoid traffic.

Jan03

12

Kapal Api 'Betul-Betul Kaw!' competition at upcoming Consumer Fair

Released by Borneo Bulletin On Jan 3rd 2012

CREATIVITY can get you a long way, especially during the Kapal Api "Betul-Betul Kaw" competition that will be held during the Consumer Fair part 9 from January 4 to 8. The competition will be staged by Indadi Utama (M) Sdn Bhd. According to a press statement, there will no competition entry requirements, which gives all visitors a chance to try their luck. There will be two sessions of the competition every day throughout the fair. The game rules will be announced at each session, where participants are given a limited time to show their creativity and their efforts will be assessed by a panel of judges. The ninth Consumer Fair (CF9) at the International Convention Centre (ICC) will be open to the public from noon to 10pm on January 4 and from 10am to 10pm from January 5 to 8. An estimated 330 booths will be showcasing and selling a wide variety of products.

Jan03

12

Primeland To Hold Properties Roadshows In Upcoming Consumer Fair & BruXpo

Released by Borneo Bulletin On Jan 3rd 2012


Bandar Seri Begawan - Primeland Estate Agency is inviting the public to view a vast range of local and overseas properties available at different prices and various locations during its roadshows at the Consumer Fair Part 9 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas beginning tomorrow until January 8 and at BruXpo to be held in the Mall from January 5-8.

Visitors will have the chance to view and obtain professional advice on local and overseas estate from Primeland's property consultants. Of particular interest is a proposed 41 units of Double Storey Terrace Houses in Kg Serasa, with its floor area at approximately 2,324 square feet. Each Terrace House unit consists of four bedrooms and three bathrooms, with the price starting from $185,000. Located in an area predominantly developed for residential purposes with amenities such as grocery shops and schools are easily found in the vicinity accessible along Jalan Serasa. Directly one-km to the south is the Serasa industrial area and further to the Northeast is the Muara Town Centre, where some of government buildings and amenities are located.

Primeland Estate Agency is reaching out to investors by also offering Double Storey Detached houses and Dquble Storey Semi Detached houses in Serasa. As a limited offer, Primeland is offering its first 20 buyers a booking fee from as low as $2,000 per unit. Muara is a developing area with various ongoing projects attracting local and foreign investors. Due to the offshore oil exploration and the proposed development of the Brunei Water port in Pulau Muara Besar, many are anticipating a high market demand for rented property to accommodate the potential significant increase in population. A 2.8km bridge will be built from Pulau Muara Besar to the mainland, Serasa. In the near future, the company Zhejiang Hengyi will be starting its B$2.5 billion project, which will be creating approximately 800 job opportunities in Phase One and approximately 1,200 job opportunities in Phase Two with an estimated cost of B$3.5 billion.

Although the population growth in Mukim Serasa is lower in comparison with other Mukims in Brunei Darussalam, the population in Serasa is predicted to increase rapidly within the next few years as the project in Pulau Muara Besar commences. Primeland Estate Agency encourages investing in houses, apartments and any type of accommodations in Serasa while the prices are still affordable. As soon as the project starts, the demand for accommodation will increase to cater for the expatriates, employees and additional population coming into Mukim Serasa.

They also see a great potential for investment due to this upcoming project. Primeland Estate Agency believes that property is a good investment option depending on one's financial means, willingness to invest in the growing market and the desired profit levels. To find out more, Primeland invites the public to visit their office located at Unit 6-B, 1st Floor, Block A, Jalan Gadong, Kg Mata-Mata BE1718 or call 2424738/39/40.

Jan01

12

Consumer Fair 9 to feature 'Kids World'

Released by The Brunei Times On Jan 1st 2012

THE ninth instalment of the much anticipated Consumer Fair (CF9) is fast approaching, scheduled to take place from January 4 to January 8, 2012 at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Berakas. The event is sure to be packed with various highlights and entertainment for both young and old especially in the Kids World theme park.

During the course of CF9 get ready to meet and interact with a list of famous cartoon and movie characters. The 'Kids World' theme park is the brainchild of the collaboration between the organisers of CF9 Sunlit Advertising and with Bluewaters Advertising. The theme park is hoped to give visitors a memorable visit as they immerse themselves in a number of three different fantasy situations. The first is the "Pirates of the Carabbean 5" world. There visitors will receive surprise as they find a life size pirate ship and manning it is Captain Jack Sparrow (pic) and his crew. Visitors can spend time exchanging pirate talk with the crew members and pose for a memorable photo with the fearsome crew. Visitors can also live their fantasy of becoming a pirate by climbing up the rigging to the ship's mast and even go on an adventure to search of the treasures hidden in the "Dead Man's Chest".

The second world is the fun and exciting home to none other than the squared yellow sponge who calls him self Bob namely "Bikini Bottom". There visitors can get a chance to win prizes by just looking at Spongebob's underwear. The character to meet there is Patchy who will invite visitors to surprise Spongebob with a gigantic birthday cake. The last world is "Sunny Side" where kids can meet favourite Toy Story characters the likes of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and even Barbie's friend Ken. During the course of the fair the character mascots will be regularly handing out freebies to visitors at Kids World. CF9 will be open to members of the public on January 4, 2011 from 10am to 10pm. Free shuttle buses will run regularly from the National Stadium car park A and B.

Dec28

11

130 to participate in CF-9

Released by The Brunei Times On Dec 28th 2011


A HUNDRED and thirty companies are expected to participate in the upcoming Ninth Consumer Fair, known as CF-9, which will be held from the 4th until 9th January 2012 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas, according to a report by Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB).

Ten countries are anticipated to take part in the CF-9, which will involve 330 booths showcasing and selling a wide variety of products ranging from beauty goods to information and technology as well as banking and insurance services.

Through CF-9, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can introduce and sell their products and services to local residents and visitors at regional and international level, it was stated in the RTB news report.

Participants were briefed yesterday by the fair's organiser, Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd. Entertaining activities will also be featured in the upcoming CF-9."Next year we are going to have the 'Kids World' and 'Balloon World' which will be the first ever in Brunei," said the Assistant Marketing Manager of Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd, Sheryl Tan, in an interview.

Dec28

11

CF9 Promises A Fun And Interactive Learning Experience

Released by Borneo Bulletin On Dec 28th 2011


Bandar Seri Begawan - Can the upcoming Consumer Fair Part 9 (or CF9) to be held from January 4 to January 8 break new visitors record, where the previous one, CF8 earlier in May 2011, attracted has around 100,000 visitors? CF9 will be held for five days at the International Convention Centre, Berakas, which has been the largest fair of its kind in Brunei, with this year featuring 330 booths comprising vendors from 10 countries.

Participants of the upcoming CF9 were yesterday briefed by the event organiser Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd, at its office in Beribi. The briefing was attended by representatives from more than 130 companies who will be taking part in the latest staging of Brunei's largest and most popular consumer expo. Sherly Tan, Sunlit Assistant Marketing Manager, briefed the participants on the latest information regarding the CF9. The organiser said this is the second time the Consumer Fair will be held for five days to facilitate the massive interest from both the public and vendors from local and overseas. During the five-day event, 330 booths will offer exclusive offers and bargains on a wide category range of products and services from fashion and beauty to IT and banking and insurance services. Visitors can also expect another schedule of side activities during the CF9 that includes arcade games, a Red Bull Monkey Run, House of Snake, and various activities for the children.

Additionally, CF9 will be the first time that Sunlit's signature theme park will be run in collaboration with another company, namely Blue Waters Advertising Sdn Bhd. Together, both advertising companies promise to give visitors - in particular kids and those young at heart - a fun and interactive learning experience. The Consumer Fair series of expos was conceived as a venue where Brunei-based enterprises - local SMEs and cottage industries in particular - can introduce and showcase their goods and services to the local, regional and international markets, boosting public awareness and the economy through higher sales volumes and increased networking opportunities. The event organiser said the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources has supported the Consumer Fair since it's first staging in 2008.

Dec28

11

Consumer Fair 9 To Draw More Than 100,000 Visitors

Released by Borneo Bulletin On Dec 28th 2011


Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei's biggest and most popular consumer expo - the Consumer Fair is returning with more excitement and fascinating attractions as part of its ninth appearance next year, with over 330 booths featuring vendors from 10 countries, who are set to showcase products and services in a wider assortment of categories, all under one roof. Consumer Fair 9 (CF9), which is scheduled to take place in the first week of January 2012 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas, is promising "even more treats in store" for the public, with a range of exhilarating activities lined up for visitors that include sculptured balloons, a Red-Bull Monkey Run, arcade games and 'air dry beady dough' activities.

The event assures patrons a "great shopping experience" with exclusive offers on products ranging from furniture, fashion, beauty, health, IT, food and beverage, electronics as well as banking and insurance services. CF9 organiser, Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd, is bringing a brand-new theme park - Kids World - a signature of the company's events, which is a fun, interactive and educational zone for children. The premier expo, which takes place between January 4 and 8, will serve as a platform for corporate entities and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to introduce their latest products or services to the local and international markets as well as creating opportunities for all exhibitors to study and examine recent market trends and opportunities through business networking.

A signing ceremony between the event's organiser and activity partners was yesterday held at the Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd Office in Beribi and involved Telekom Brunei Berhad (TelBru), Brunei Press, Adison Marketing Services, AirCat Forwarding Sdn Bhd, Oregon Systems, Orchid Garden Hotel, Co-Leta Trading Company, UNI Arcade, Spades, Green City Concept Sdn Bhd and Blue Waters Advertising Sdn Bhd. S igning the partnership contracts on behalf of Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd was Executive Director, Dato Paduka Hj Dania] bin Hj Hanafiah, along with Assistant Marketing Manager, Sherly Tan as a witness. As with the previous fairs, CF9 is supported by the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources and aspires to draw over 100,000 visitors - breaking the previous record set by CF8 that was held in May earlier this year.

Dec20

11

Sunlit: 9th Consumer Fair to have 'something different'

Released by The Brunei Times On Dec 20th 2011


THE 9th Consumer Fair (CF9) will not just be a shopping haven for consumers or business opportunity for vendors, it will also be a platform for children to enjoy fun and educational activities, said the organisers.

Sunlit Advertising yesterday inked contracts with its partners to hold the CF9 at the International Convention Centre from January 4 to 8 next year. Speaking with The Brunei Times, Sunlit Assistant Marketing Manager Sherly Tan said the CF9, besides having more international vendors, will be "something different" from previous fairs as it will offer more than just consumer goods. Members of the public can look forward to a "Kids' World", an interactive fun and educational theme park for children, featuring character appearances such as Spongebob Squarepants, Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story and Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. Other things visitors can expect at the five-day fair include the Red-Bull Monkey Run, arcade games and air dry beady dough activities.

More than 330 booths, featuring vendors from 10 countries, will showcase the best local, regional and international goods from a wide range of categories including furniture, fashion and beauty, health products, food products and electronics, she said. The consumer fair, Tan added, aimed to provide exposure to consumer products available in the market, and serve as a platform for corporate entities and small-medium enterprises (SMEs) to introduce their products. The fair also allows local and international exhibitors to examine market trends and expand their business network for future business opportunities in Brunei.

The CF8, held in May this year, attracted over 100,000 visitors and Tan expressed hopes that the upcoming fair will draw in more. "We also target tourists, that's why we have an advert at the Arrival Hall at the airport. We want visitors to the country to be aware of what activities and products Brunei has to offer." The Consumer Fair, since its introduction in 2008, is supported by the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources. More information on CF9 can be found at www.bruneiconsumerfair.com.

Dec20

11

Sunlit looking to break records with next fair

Released by The Brunei Times On Dec 20th 2011

SUNLIT ADVERTISING is hoping to top its previous record of participants and attendees for its flagship Consumer Fair with the next edition scheduled for early next year. Sherly Tan, Sunlit's Assistant Marketing Manager yesterday told The Brunei Times that the next consumer fair hopes to draw even more visitors following the record-breaking event held earlier this year.

According to Tan, the Eighth Consumer Fair, which was held in May, drew in over 100,000 visitors, which was a new record for the fair since it was first introduced in 2008, and that the organisers are anticipating that CF9 would top that record. In addition, CF9 will also boast more participating companies that would exceed last event's record, as the next event will fully utilise the International Convention Centre (ICC), the venue in which the fair will be held, with more booths and activities. "We expect to draw in even more people this time and exceed our previous record, so we want to make it even bigger and better. In terms of activities, we are going to bring something new to the public," she said.

She said that a total of 330 booths have already been confirmed to be showcased at CF9, but the space is still open for more vendors to sign up. The total number of booths in the previous fair was 320. International participation has also been increased, with companies representing up to 10 foreign countries already signed up for the fair, including participants from Singapore, Indonesia, China and India. CF9 will also be the second time to be held for five days, an increase in the length from the usual four days, due to popular request from the public and the exhibitors, as well as an act of recognition for the event's immense popularity which the previous fairs had received over the years. The challenge remains however for the organiser in handling the increasing turnup of visitors, but Tan said that the next Fair is hoped to improve in managing crowd-control, particularly in the issue of parking space.

"The Shuttle Bus which we have introduced in previous fairs have helped solved that tremendously, but we will continue to improve on this area so as to ensure a more convenient experience for the visitors," said Tan. CF9 will be held from January 4-8 next year. The five-day fair is supported by the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources.

Dec20

11

CF9 dijangka lebih ramai pengunjung

Released by Media Permata On Dec 20th 2011

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 19 Dis - Tahun 2012 yang bakal menjelang tiba akan menjanjikan sesuatu yang menarik buat orang ramai apabila Pesta Pengguna sekali lagi tampil buat kali kesembilan. Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd selaku penganjur Pesta Pengguna (CF9) hari ini mengadakan majlis penandatanganan bersama 11 rakan kongsi yang akan bersama-sama menjayakan pesta tersebut yang akan diadakan dalam minggu pertama Januari 2012.
Rakan-rakan kongsi melibatkan Telekom Brunei Berhad selaku Telco rasmi, Brunei Press (sokongan media cetak eksklusif), Adison Marketing Services (rakan kongsi media online rasmi), Air Cat Forwarding (pengangkutan rasmi), Oregon System (pembekal perkhidmatan sistem televisyen litar tertutup dan Orchid Garden Hotel (hotel penginapan rasmi bagi peniaga luar negara). Sementara rakan kongsi aktiviti yang akan menyediakan pelbagai permainan ialah Coleta Trading Company, Uni Arcade, Spades, Green City Concept dan Blue Waters Advertising SDn Bhd. CF9 seperti tahun yang sudah, akan diadakan di Pusat Persidangan Antarabangsa, Berakas bermula 4 hingga 8 Januari dan lebih dari 330 petak mengetengahkan peniaga dari 10 buah negara akan berada di CF9 untuk mempamerkan barangan tempatan, rantau dan antarabangsa seperti perabot, fesyen dan kesihatan, produk kesihatan, produk makanan dan elektronik.
Selain barangan, pengunjung juga akan dihiburkan dengan pelbagai aktiviti seperti mengukir belon, larian monyet Red Bull, permainan arked dan air dry beady dough. Sunlit Advertising pada CF9 juga akan memaparkan taman baru iaitu Kids World yang merupakan hiburan interaktif dan zon pendidikan bagi kanak-kanak dengan menampilkan watak Sponge Bob, Kapten Jack Sparrow dan Lightning Buzz Year. Sejak pengenalannya pada 2008, Pesta Pengguna telah menjadi ekspo terbesar dan popular di negara ini dengan jumlah pengunjung semakin bertambah setiap tahun dan pada CF8 yang diadakan pada Mei lalu, ia merekodkan lebih 100,000 orang pengunjung dan CF9 dijangka akan menerima lebih ramai pengunjung, sekali gus mengatasi jumlah pengunjung di tahun sebelumnya.