Wednesday, 20 February 2008


Gemilang Association will be on expedition to Sabah Malaysia from 21 March to 24 March 2008. We are proud and honored to be sponsored by Toyota NBT (Brunei) Sdn Bhd as our major sponsor and Shell Helix. The all Toyota 4WD expedition will drive through the roads of Sabah towards the east to Sandakan and to the most northern part of Borneo, Simpang Mengayau―the Tip of Borneo. The approximately 1300km journey will face undulating terrain in rural and urban areas on hard-surface roads. It is an activity that brings together our four wheel drivers and test our Toyota 4WD endurance. The expedition also allows us to enhance our knowledge and experience of our core activities (4WDing, Radio Amatuer & Photography), enhance our organizing ability, demonstrate leadership, promote teamwork and support Brunei Tourism. If you are an outdoor enthusiast and would like to widen your horizon, we would like to invite you to join this Sabah Expedition. Here is an adventure waiting for you. There will be numerous opportunities for sightseeing as we pass many interesting and magnificent scenic places. It will be an exciting trip and you will return to Brunei with full of amazing memories. The organizing committee limits the number of vehicles to be registered and participate in the expedition. So, there are limited number of forms available. So what are you waiting for? Hurry up! Contact us for the registration form and further information.

1. One registration form is for each vehicle participating in the expedition.
2. To participate, the vehicle must be a Toyota Four Wheel Drive.
3. Driver and all his passengers are to complete the form at the appropriate parts of the form.
4. The participation fee is B$100.00 for each vehicle and to be submitted with the form.
5. Only the driver and one of his passengers who are in the expedition convoy will receive the privileges and the entitlements of the trip. The privileges and entitlements include: B$20.00 cash for fuel; river crossing ferry services at Pendaruan and Terusan to and fro; one night stay at an accommodation in Sandakan; one night stay at an accommodation in Kudat; one night stay at an accommodation in Kota Kinabalu; one lunch; and one official dinner. Each driver will be presented with the official expedition shirt. Extra occupants of the participating vehicle will be at their own expenses and risks (They are also required to fill in the appropriate parts of the form).
6. The privileges and the entitlements are no longer valid when the vehicle and occupants are detached from the expedition main body completing the expedition route.
7. Passengers below the age of 18 years old must have their guardian participating in the expedition. Only the participating and registered vehicles for this expeditions are allowed in the expedition convoys.
8. The registration form is to be submitted including the participation fee of B$100.00 before 3rd March 2008, 6.00pm.

Day 1— Friday 21st March 2008
0630H-0830H: Kampung Tanjung Maya, Tutong (Breakfast, Doa Selamat & Flag Off Ceremony) → Kuala Lurah → Limbang → Pendaruan (Immigration & Custom Checkpoint, Ferry) → Bangar → Labu (Immigration & Custom Checkpoint)→ Terusan (Immigration & Custom Checkpoint, Ferry) → Sindumin (Immigration & Custom Checkpoint) → Tenom → 1400H-1500H: ETA Keningau (Lunch with Sabah associations representatives at Restaurant in town) → Tambunan → Ranau → Telupid → Beluran → 2200H: ETA Sandakan (Night Stop 1)

Day 2— Saturday 22nd March 2008
0630H-0730H: Breakfast at Sandakan accommodation → 0800H: Checkout → 0900H: Vehicle Technical Inspection → 1000H: Depart for Sepilok → Beluran → Telupid → Ranau → Kundasang → Tuaran → Kota Belud → Kota Marudu → Kudat → Simpang Mengayau → Kudat ( Own programme and Night Stop 2)

Day 3— Sunday 23rd March 2008
0630H-0730H: Breakfast at Kudat accommodation → 0800H: Checkout → 0830H: Depart for Kota Marudu → Kota Belud → Tuaran → Kota Kinabalu (own programme, 2000H: Official Dinner, Night Stop 3)

Day 4— Monday 24th March 2008
0630H-0730H: Breakfast at Kota Kinabalu accommodation → own programme → 1200H: Checkout → 1300H: Depart for Papar → Beaufort → Sipitang → Sindumin → Lawas → Terusan → Labu → Bangar → Pendaruan → Limbang → Kuala Lurah → Tutong and return to your home.

Expedition Brief: Sunday 16 March 2008, 0900H at Toyota NBT (Brunei) Sdn Bhd (all to attend)

Friday, 15 February 2008


Makluman kepada semua ahli-ahli dan orang ramai sekalian. Online Forum GemilangFoto sekarang telah beroperasi. Awda boleh menghantar gambar-gambar hasil kerja awda untuk dinilai dan dikomen oleh ahli-ahli yang lain. Awda juga boleh mengajukan segala pertanyaan sama ada berkaitan dengan fotografi mahupun permasaalahan yang dialami.
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Ahim Rani
Head of GemilangInfoMedia 2007/08

Saturday, 9 February 2008


The Toyota Fourbies are back again. The rendezvous started in the early morning of Sunday 3 February 2008 at Pachi Machi Restaurant Lubok Pulau, Mukim Tanjong Maya, Tutong District. It was a beautiful morning with mist still hanging over the coconut trees silhouette against the rising sun. It was a cool morning. It rained heavily the night before thinking how would the ground be for four wheel driving anticipating a fun day. The 5th NBT 4WD Basic Training, the first to be held this year started at 07.30am. Participants arrived, registered and welcomed with hot coffee, Hot The Tarik and you guessed it right, SOTO Pachi Machi! That’s what it’s renown for (Nyaman kali ah! Ada yang dua raun kali ah!). The Opening started at 08.30am. Co-organisers NBT Toyota & Persatuan Gemilang and participants are honored to have the Penghulu Mukim Tanjong Maya Yang Mulia Penghulu Hj Abdul Wahab bin Apong joining for the opening. Also present was the General Sales Manager Toyota NBT Sdn Bhd. Yang Mulia Awg Hj Sahrum bin Hj Kadir and the President of Gemilang Association Yang Mulia Major (R) Pg Hj Abas bin Pg Hj Othman. Hajjah Asmara binti Hj Deraman representing NBT gave an opening remarks and followed by Doa Selamat by Ustaz Alwi bin Dr Hj Hamzah. Participants were then invited for a group photo.

Class lesson continued by an Ice Breaker session and subsequently course overview brief by Gemilang 4x4. Participants began more enthusiastic in the class as the detail points of four wheel driving subject developed. The theory lessons ended and participants were excited to start the practical. Prior to practical participants were divided into two groups: A & B. Group A was looked after by Chief Operations Gemilang 4x4 Yang Mulia Dr Hj Hamzah bin Hj Abd Rahman, while Group B was looked after by Chief Instructor Gemilang 4x4 Yang Mulia Awang Hj Yakub bin Hj Abd Rahman. Each group was then taught how to perform Pre-Departure Checks followed by Wheel Changing exercise.

Each group demonstrated team work and were keen to understand more. When lessons at Pachi Machi were completed it was time to get in the car and line up to their group convoy (Atu banyak Toyota atu!). Each group had a mix of fourbies. There were Hilux, Fortuner and Prado. As before, Pangkalan Jalur and Bukit Kukob were used for the variety of terrain training. At Pangkalan Jalur, participant practice the Single Snatch Strap Recovery technique and Sand Driving.
At sand driving training area, participants practice the principles of 4WD, applying smooth accelerator control, maintaining momentum and traction. At Bukit Kukob, it was more challenging. It rained heavily the night before. The mud track eroded and was really slippery. Participants and their instructors went through the track vigilantly and were tested to the maximum. Excellent training value.
Both groups returned to Pachi Machi at the end of the practical at the training areas. Lunch was served and it was a deserve break for all. The 4WD Basic Training was closed by a debrief session by Yang Mulia Awg Hj Sahrum bin Hj Kadir and certificate presentation.
“The participants came back from training tracks with a big smile in their face. I am glad they are happy. We, Gemilang Association of the Tutong District, will continue to provide the 4WD training for NBT. It is our endeavour to provide quality and valuable 4WD training to our trainees” said Abd Ashunah bin DLR Hj Md Jair, the Chairman of Gemilang 4x4. The 5th NBT 4WD Basic Training(4WD Basic Training 1/2008) was a success with participants happy and within a half day their 4wd skill now raise to a new level. The training also provided participants an opportunity to understand their 4wd better and familiar with its ability. Congratulation to participants and last but not least, well done Gemilang! Happy 4WDing !

Saturday, 2 February 2008


The first NBT 4WD Basic Training for 2008 is around the corner. Those involved, FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELT, THE ADVENTURE BEGINS on Sunday 0730AM 3 February 2008 at Pachi Machi, Lubok Pulau, Tanjong Maya, Tutong. Look out for direction signs, you'll get there. The program: 0730AM-0800AM: Arrival & Registration, 0800AM-0830AM: Opening, 0830AM-0900am: Theory Classes, 0900AM-0930AM: Break, 0930AM-1230PM: Practical.

Enjoy! See you there!

Prepared by: Secretary Gemilang 4x4