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.
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 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
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.
Email biG at email@example.com.
Phone biG at 223 1031.