Monday, 22 August 2011

Brunei Apple Store, Apple Store Brunei

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(Top) Customers at the new AV Electronics outlet in Kuala Belait which was opened on August 8. (Above) A customer trying out a Mac on display at the new outlet. Pictures: BT/Al-Haadi Abu Bakar
A GROWING demand for Apple computers and devices nationwide has prompted AV Electronics to open up its third branch in the Belait District.

The new store opened its doors Monday August 8 at the ground floor of the Riviera Hotel, in the heart of Kuala Belait.

Hj Yusoff Soffian Hj Md Freddie, marketing manager of AV Electronics, said that the Apple Premium Reseller in Brunei was pleased to have made its presence in the district.

"As a company, we want to always try and serve our customers better. We feel there's always room for us to grow, we are forever improving, and we think opening a branch in Belait district is a logical next step for us," he told The Brunei Times.

"We're excited to see the Apple brand has gotten more recognised in Brunei over the past few years, not just for iOS devices such as the iPhones, iPods and iPads, but the Macs have also gotten more exposure because of the iOS devices. In fact, people are looking at our brand new Macbook Air laptops, which are pretty big sellers right now," he added.

The new store has a similar look and feel as its flagship store in Kiulap, with a complete line of Apple products on display ranging from desktop and laptop Macs, to iOS devices such as iPods and iPads as well as an array of accessories.

"As the sole authorised Apple premium reseller in Brunei, we carry the same Apple Store look wherever you go, so all our stores have a standardised Apple premium reseller look and feel to it," he said.

He said AV Electronics' second outlet at The Mall, which opened its doors in 2008, was the first to adopt the "Apple Store" architecture and concept used by all Apple retail and reseller stores worldwide. Its flagship outlet in Kiulap received a similar facelift a year and a half later.

"If you look at our new branch in KB, it looks like a replica of our Kiulap store, except its a third of the size," he added.

He said plans to open up an outlet in the district had been in the works as early as last year, as the store has a decent number of customers coming from Belait. "For years, we've been arranging for Friday deliveries for those customers living in the district who have purchased our products. It was okay in terms of product delivery, but eventually we've had concerns on how to serve those customers better in terms of maintenance and warranty," he said.

Besides being a retail store for premium Apple products, the KB branch also acts as a service depot for customers living in Belait District. "So when any customers from KB or Seria has issues with their machines, they can bring their units over to our KB branch where we can run simple checks on it and if necessary, customers can leave their units with us there and we will deliver them over here in Kiulap for servicing," he added.

"We did get a lot of feedback from our customers there, and we're happy that the reception has been decent so far," he added. AV Electronics also hopes, he said, that the opening of a new branch in Belait would enable the company a good amount of reach, especially for customers during product launches.

"When we launched the iPad 2 earlier this year, we only had two stores at that time, both here in Brunei-Muara district. So our customers from Belait who wanted to buy an iPad during launch day had to drive all the way down to our stores early in the morning so as to not miss the queue," he said.

In April, hundreds of customers thronged the two stores to grab their hands on the new iPad 2, with a record of more than 200 units reportedly sold on launch day. The iPad launch was a coordinated Asian launch for Apple, with Malaysia, Singapore and other Asian countries releasing the iPad on the same day, which resulted to limited supply.

"So we're hoping that with this new branch in Belait we will be able to cater to our customers there better, where they can visit our store, look around and try out our products and purchase our accessories as well," he added.

The Brunei Times

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Royal Brunei Catering Sdn Bhd formerly known as Dairy Farm (B) Sdn Bhd) is wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Brunei Airlines and was incorporated on 11th September, 1975. Being the largest and the most preferred catering company in Brunei Darussalam, its operations ranges from aircraft catering, restaurants, outside catering, fast-food outlets, bread and confectionery and small goods manufacturing to hospital and industrial catering and last but not least its laundry and dry cleaning services.

Royal Brunei Catering Company has a total staff of over 600 personnel and over seventy-nine percent are highly trained Bruneian citizen personnel who work alongside a core of formidably experienced expatriate professionals. Royal Brunei Catering thrives to maximize its effort to sustain its market position of being the leader in the catering industry.

Royal Brunei Catering, As one of the established name in Brunei Darussalam, we are proud to continue our tradition where quality and perfection is our main driving force.

As the largest catering company in Brunei, our current operations range from Aircraft Catering, Outside Catering, Restaurants, Bakery and Manufacturing of RBC Quality Products, Hospital & Industrial Catering and Laundry & Dry Cleaning Services.

Royal Brunei Catering is delighted to invite you to become a part of the RBC Privilege Club. This is a great opportunity for our patrons, family and friends to get involve with RBC and enjoys our many benefits and offers.

Find out how we can assist you with your catering needs, event arrangements at our restaurants or at a venue of your choice, job inquiry or simply to send your recommendation, email or call us directly at +673 244 8125 (Sales & Marketing) or +673 244 8120

TO SHOW its appreciation to loyal customers who have been breaking their fast with Royal Brunei Catering (RBC) Sungkai Buffet during the holy month of Ramadhan, RBC is offering new Sungkai Buffet prices at The Airport Restaurant, Seasons Restaurant and Poolside Café from August 15, 2011, until the last day of Ramadhan.

Patrons of The Airport Restaurant and Seasons Restaurant can enjoy the Sungkai Buffet at just $25 per adult. Meanwhile, the new price for Sungkai Buffet at Poolside Café will be at $15 per adult.

Royal Brunei Catering offers a wide choice for the Ramadhan Promotion at The Airport Restaurant, Seasons Restaurant, Poolside Café, Dynasty Restaurant and RBC Express Fast Food from the first day to the last day of Ramadhan 2011.

During the promotional period, exclusive discounts are available at RBC selected outlets namely The Airport Restaurant, Seasons Restaurant and Dynasty Restaurant for Baiduri Bank cardholders; 15 per cent for Infinite and Platinum; 10 per cent for RBA Amex Card and 5 per cent for Gold, Classic & Debit card holders.

For all RBC outlets, no service charge is added for dining in. In addition, diners can claim for free car park with a minimum spending of $20 and above at Seasons Restaurant and Dynasty Restaurant.

The Sungkai Buffet is served from 5pm to 9pm. Reservations are highly recommended to avoid disappointment. 

For reservations, call The Airport Restaurant at 2331853 or 2339207, Seasons Restaurant at 2422291/2, Poolside Café at 2334189 or 2334197 and RBC Express Fast Food at 2337777. Suraus will be available. 

The Brunei Times

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