Sunday, July 27, 2008

(Photos: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 26 July 2008)

Flowers on the tree

The 'elephant'

The flowers on the ground

(Photos: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 26 July 2008)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

One of the exhibitors in the Majlis Ilmu 2008 is Galleria Al-Atiyah (Malaysia). Their exhibition is about Islamic calligraphy oil painting.

(Photos: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 26 July 2008)

The calligraphy is also available for sale to the public.

p/s: I like the calligraphy that on display at their booth. It is much differ from the usual calligraphy that is only using pen and paper and also on the copper sheet. It has something abstract in addition to the verses from the Al-Quran.

Exhibition on "Raja dan Zikir" by Balai Kenangan Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien

Exhibition of Islamic Artifacts "Pameran Bertabarruk dengan Astar Islami"

Kardova, a center of knowledge

"Alat memproses minyak attar" description.

An equipment to produce perfume oil.

A Rehal.

A decoration in the exhibition hall, the rope and the daun pandan.

The decoration of the hall.

The English interpretation of Surah Al-Alaq.

(Photos: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 26 July 2008)

The School Visitors
The school visitors from SRTLDB arrived at the venue.

The pupils are entering the first exhibition hall "Raja dan Zikir".

The pupils recieved the Majlis Ilmu 2008 souvenir from the committee members.

Majlis Ilmu (Convention For Knowledge) is a part of the activities that is held to enliven the 62nd birthday celebrations of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

The Convention For Knowledge will be held from July 26 (today) to August 6, 2008, at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Berakas. His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam is officiating the convention this morning.

This year is the fifth year the convention is held since its inception in 2004. This year event will comprising seminars, exhibitions and motivational talks.

The theme for this year's convention for knowledge is Menghayati Negara Zikir. Negara zikir means a nation whose race and society always remember Allah SWT in their actions and thoughts.

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For Sale

"Kerasukan" book is available at Jabatan Mufti Kerajaan's booth.

Some of the books that are available at Pusat Dakwah Islamiah's booth.

Collection of Recipes 2 by Royal Brunei Catering is available at Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka's booth.

Some of the food supplements that are available at HPA BRU International Sdn.Bhd (Brunei)'s booth.

Ideal Cafe and Grill: The Gelato

(Photos: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 26 July 2008)

The 5th Abacus Holiday Travel Fair is held from 25th to 27th July 2008 at The Mall in Gadong.

The banner that inviting visitors to come.

Mona Florafauna Tours is one of the exhibitor in the fair. Photo shows the employee of the Mona Florafauna posed on their booth. Handicrafts from the villagers of Supon ( a kampung in the interior part of Tutong) are available for sale.

More banner but with different photo.

(Photos: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 26 July 2008)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A yellow Suzuki Swift Sport Edition was spotted parking nearby the entrance of the Boustead Service Reception on the 22nd July 2008. In the next day, I asked one of the employee at Boustead who the owner is.

The owner is the company, Boustead. The Suzuki Swift Sport Edition is likely to be available for sale to the public in Brunei Darussalam sometime next year. At present, Boustead is still testing the car for Brunei 'conditions'.

Note: This is not an official statement. Just my chit-chat with the guy there. You have to ask Boustead for further details about the official availability, if any, of the Suzuki Swift Sport Edition in Brunei Darussalam.

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(Photos: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 23rd July 2008)

p/s: Suzuki Swift Sport Edition is one of my favourite car. If I buy one, I hope I can get white, blue, yellow, or black. And, be able to afford one and having one is a dream that come true. I like my present black Suzuki Swift 1.3 Auto, but the problem is the car is less "pickup" i.e it is a bit slow at acceleration (kurang pikap nya orang Brunei).

One of the reason I like the Suzuki Swift (especially the Sport Edition) is Suzuki Swift have something European in term of its body design. To be more specific, there is the 'Mini'ness in its design. When I see the Suzuki Swift, I also 'see' the Mini.

I love Mini Cooper S very much, but the price is not very worth of money. You better buy other cars (such as Lexus IS300 or may be the coming soon BMW 1 Series) at its price.

So, the Mini Cooper S (and other Mini) is just on my computer wallpaper and become one of my favourite model car collection.

One of my favourite car brand is BMW. And, one of their car that become my favourite is the 1 Series.

For those who are waiting for the 1 Series, their wish to come true is very near. According to the billboard, The BMW 1 Series is arriving soon in Brunei Darussalam.

(Photo: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 23rd July 2008, from the carkpark in front of the Boustead)

The above photo shows a billboard that advertises BMW 1 Series is arriving soon. I like the tagline "THE CHOICE IS SIMPLE". The tagline is true when you can afford one.

However, "THE CHOICE IS (still) SIMPLE" when you have a lot of other choices that can meet your budget and preferences just because you (still) have the choices.

The Tug Of War Tournament (National Level)

The Glittering Ribbons

The Menu of the Day for the Attendee at the Taman (Padang)The menu is the chicken, the beef, vegetable, and official rice. The menu is put inside this large cabinet for delivery. It is kept inside until it is served.
The Medics

The Reflection
The reflection of "Daulat Kebawah Duli Tuan Patik" is on one of the BIBD's buildings.
Clean Up Time

(Photos: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 20th July 2008)