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Bruneians have the talent & determination

Written by Rano Iskandar on 30 May 2012.


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Bruneians taking part in Sundown


Bruneians at the airport before flying off to Singapore for the Sundown Marathon last weekend

Six Bruneian members of the Marathoner Enthusiast Team (Brunei MET) were among the 10,000 participants who completed yesterday the 21-km-race in the Sundown Marathon 2012 held in Singapore, according to the Polytechnic Brunei.

The event started at 12.30pm yester-day from the Nicoll Highway. The Brunei MET completed in their best ever timing of less than three hours and received their 21-km finisher medal. Among in the team members was Johari, Brunei Polytechnic Marathon Club President.

"I would like to see more students taking part in the future marathon event. Running is an easy sport. You don't need to build a running track and you can run on your own and in your own time," he said. Amalina, Bibi and Julia said, "Prior to the marathon, we received a personal Crossfit training from our personal instructor. It really helped us in the run."

Lee and Zayn running tips are proper training, shoes, diet and training. Taken from Borneo Bulletin. Images courtesy of Amalina Abdullah and Shamsul.


Amalina at the Nicoll Highway


One of the booths at Sundown


One of the sessions from Sundown Marathon


Happy faces from the Bruneians after the run


Amalina was proud and earned herself a medal from the half marathon


This is how the medal looks like


Ok, salute to these guys for completing the full marathon. Awesome!!!!


Relentless does Brunei proud


Relentless Entertainment dancers were crowned champions in Miri Open Dance 2012

I love to watch dance performances. We recently had a few in Brunei a few years ago and it's pretty tough to have one with the presence of MIB in Brunei Darussalam lately. But I'm still happy that the local talents still pursue in their passion and their hardwork and dedication paid especially to Relentlent Entertainment Dancers.

The event is called the Miri Open Dance 2012, Hot Dance Competition. Held on the 27th of May, 2012 at the Miri Indoor Stadium. Organised by Kung Siong Association Miri and supported by The Miri City Council and Vertex New Media.

There was 19 dance crews in total from Miri, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam and more than 7,000 spectators.

4 teams from brunei are:
- Relentless Entertainment Dancersbr
- De' Last Minute Dancersbr
- Dance Synergybr
- Urvan Vibe


Each team was given a maximum of 5 minutes only and the judges were Boog Tom from Korea (organiser of DanceFloorLife), Bobby Tan from Kuala Lumpur (Street Nation Dance Studio) and Enen Lim from Johor Bahru (Dancologist). The judges based the score on creativity, originality, team work, synchronicity and costumes.

1st place - Relentless Entertainment Dancers - RM$10,000, Trophy, Individual medals and certificates
2nd place - Ladies BE (Kuala Lumpur) - RM$5,000, Trophy, Individual medals and certificates
3rd place - E-Merged Crew (Singapore) - RM$2,000, , Trophy, Individual medals and certificates

Both Dance Synergy and Urvan Vibe walked away with consolation medals.


The dancers and performers waiting for the announcement of the winners


Relentless dancers were in jubilant mood after the annoucement


Well done to the champions - Relentless Entertainment Dancers (Mardi Hedus, Amy Cheong, Ainul Marzuki, Zatty, Ng Chee Ta, Ehsan Issa (Bboy Chaos), Faiz Na'imullah (Bboy Allies), Azim Zulkifle (Bboy Cloud), Ampuan Akmal (Bboy Hanz)

Amy Cheong quote - "We trained for 2 weeks solid. Out of the 19 teams, Relentless performed 10th. Straight after our performance we were all relieved that it was over and thankful that we had had the opportunity to perform to such a huge and supportive crowd of people.

We really didn't expect to win because some of the other teams were amazing. But, we are happy that we won and we are proud to have represented Brunei in such a huge event and look forward to representing Brunei in more dance competitions abroad." Images courtesy of Relentless Entertainment.


Relentless in action last Sunday


Relentless in action last Sunday

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