Tue

09

Aug

2011

A biG Celebration

A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to attend our very own local biG Magazine's 5th year anniversary at Radisson Hotel.

 

I felt pretty honoured to be invited, because it's not every day you get to celebrate an anniversary with one of the longest running magazines in Brunei

 

Some of you might have came across a biG Magazine in Coffeebean, the airport and at Empire Hotel & Country Club. But for those of you who has not picked one of these magazines up yet, those are the places where you would commonly find them.

 

Now, what does biG stands for exactly? No, it's not a big-as-a-newspaper magazine. :P

 

It actually stands for Borneo Insider's Guide, and the magazine is exactly just that. It shows a unique and interesting view of beautiful locations of this little island that we live on, as well as, highlight some of the different events held around Borneo.

 

Plus, you can score some free or discount vouchers at Empire Cinemas or restaurants with every issue. 

On entering Radisson's lobby, we were greeted with a red carpet that leads up to a huge biG backdrop. Goodie bags were handed out and drinks were served while we mingled around with other guests like EmmaGoodEgg, Thanis (Cookie Monster), Marul (Geek in White) and Jan Shim (Shimworld), to name a few.

 

After a while, we were ushered into the hall where more mingling was done, before we are lead to the other end of the hall to write our names for the lucky draws. And since I didn't win anything, I'm not going to bother to describe the prizes. :P

 

It was an enjoyable evening, catching up with friends and meeting new people. The dinner buffet was tantalizing and we also had the pleasure of having the first look at the new biG Magazine's website

 

You have a look at some photos of the event below.

 

Editor Wan Zainal Shazali speaking about the biG Magazine's journey for the past 5 years. Courtesy of biG.
Editor Wan Zainal Shazali speaking about the biG Magazine's journey for the past 5 years. Courtesy of biG.
The birthday cake was rolled out! Courtesy of biG
The birthday cake was rolled out! Courtesy of biG
Happy 5th Birthday, biG!
Happy 5th Birthday, biG!
This fresh prawn platter was the most eye-catching dish on the buffet table.
This fresh prawn platter was the most eye-catching dish on the buffet table.
Thanis snapping a shot of a dish. Courtesy of biG.
Thanis snapping a shot of a dish. Courtesy of biG.
With EmmaGoodEgg, Thanis & friends with our goodie bags against the biG backdrop. Courtesy of biG
With EmmaGoodEgg, Thanis & friends with our goodie bags against the biG backdrop. Courtesy of biG
With D3xlabs, Geek-In-White, Jan Shim & friends, again with our goodie bags. Courtesy of biG
With D3xlabs, Geek-In-White, Jan Shim & friends, again with our goodie bags. Courtesy of biG

The biG Spread

One of the items found in the goodie bags is biG Magazine's new July - September issue. And amongst its pages is a two-page spread about my favourite things! :D

 

biG Magazine has a section called 'biG Favourites' where they invite a someone to share what their favourite things are and why. A few months ago, I got an email from biG Magazine to be part of their next issue.

 

Needless to say, I was ecstatic as I do know of the magazine. So, it was pretty gratifying to actually see my words in print. :D I did get a little surprise from seeing my name in huge, red, cannot-be-missed letters smack dab in the middle of the spread. Lol!

 

The cover of biG Magazine's latest issue.
The cover of biG Magazine's latest issue.
Those shoes are really gorgeous, aren't they?
Those shoes are really gorgeous, aren't they?

The spread looks awesome, thanks to biG Magazine! I won't be posting close-up pictures of the article. For that, you will have to get the magazine yourself. :P

 

I'd like to thank biG Magazine again for the opportunity and for the evening at Radisson. To check out other posts by other websites, click here, here and of course, here.

 

Anyway, that's all for now. I just want to share this long overdue news with you all. 

 

Til next time!

 

biG (Borneo Insider's Guide) Magazine is a quarterly-issued magazine that has been bringing stories on the best to offer on lifestyle and travel in and around Borneo since 2006. It is a free publication that is widely distributed in Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak.

 

Visit www.borneoinsidersguide.com.

 

Email biG at borneoinsidersguide@gmail.com.

Phone biG at 223 1031.

 

Like biG on Facebook.

Follow biG on Twitter.

 

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Comments: 3

  • #1

    Manisha (Wednesday, 10 August 2011 01:01)

    Nice spread! Way to go :)

  • JimdoBusiness
    #2

    Orchid Row (Wednesday, 10 August 2011 03:27)

    Thanks Manisha! :D

  • #3

    cookiing varieties (wan Maznah) (Monday, 15 August 2011 00:55)

    hi orchid rows, first time, from bloggers. you got a very interesting looking blog with lots of bubbling activities as seen from the images posted. here- great, will come back..
    do visit my blog too, would love to read a comment from you too

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