Archive | May, 2015

All set for ‘She Runs’

10 May


Fitness Zone unveiled the official banner at Fitness Zone Kiulap, for the much-anticipated Brunei’s first ever all-female charity fun run. Officiating the ceremony was the Managing Director of Fitness Zone Wu Chun(Second right) and one of the event supporters from D’Sunlit represented by Jackson Ting(second left). The run is dedicated to raise funds for Children’s Cancer Foundation. The all-female run is scheduled on May 17 at Fitness Zone Serusop.


Source: The Brunei Times

‘She Runs’ event to be held on May 17

10 May
Managing Director of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd, Jackson Ting, hands over the banner to Fitness Zone Managing Director, Wu Chun

Managing Director of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd, Jackson Ting, hands over the banner to Fitness Zone Managing Director, Wu Chun

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THE Women’s Club at Fitness Zone, Serusop is hosting Brunei’s first ever charity run for female runners on May 17. Managing Director of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd, Jackson Ting, as one of the supporters of the event, handed over the banner to Fitness Zone Managing Director, Wu Chun.

‘She Runs – To be the one’ is dedicating its missions to Children’s Cancer Foundation (YASKA) and is also a tribute to the women’s community in the country. The charity fun run will include the Fitness Zone 3.7km and TelBru 5km fun run. So far, the event has received an overwhelming response with some 1,300 female runners having registered for the run.

According to Fitness Zone, some women speakers will also present their talks on stage while vendor booths from The Body Shop, The Energy Kitchen, Revive, Redbull will also be joining the event. A face painting station for young girls will also be held.

Prior to the conclusion of the event, 10 lucky participants will stand a chance to win air tickets to destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Bali, Shanghai and Bangkok sponsored by Royal Brunei Airlines. This exciting prize also includes Fitness Zone Memberships, which can only be won by participating on stage sessions such as ice-cream challenge and inspirational quote contest.

Fitness Manager of Fitness Zone and Operations Manager of the upcoming event said, “Being a local girl who has dedicated my career to the fitness industry for almost two years, there is much to achieve. Most importantly, I want to acknowledge the strength and power of all determined women who have made a big impact in their own field of expertise. Therefore, gathering all these women in one venue would promise an exciting, inspiring and empowering atmosphere.”

Source: Borneo Bulletin

Fitness Zone answers call to Nepal relief efforts

6 May

Sunday, May 3, 2015

IT WAS an afternoon filled with kindness and togetherness as people from all over Brunei-Muara came to Fitness Zone in Kiulap yesterday to play their part and contribute to the donation drive for victims of the recent Nepal earthquake.

The donation drive, a collaboration between The Gurkha Palace Restaurant & Catering Service and Fitness Zone, was initiated at the fitness centre in Kiulap with the Managing Director of Fitness Zone, Wu Chun, passing all donated items collected from yesterday alone to The Gurkha Palace Manager, James Shakya.

Items collected and needed for the donation drive include medical supplies, beverages, clothes, pillows, tents, blankets, sleeping bags, torches, dry food and all sorts of items except for money.

Speaking about the collaboration and the public’s response, Wu Chun said: “As there was no collection point in Bandar, we tried to offer them our place and the result is so overwhelming. There are two more trucks full of things and we are out of space to put it so we encourage them to bring it directly to their warehouse for today. There have been about five trucks already altogether.”

“We are liaising with the British Gurkha Camp so the process is we collect and pack everything and bring it to the British camp there. The reason why we’re doing this is because the army can’t ask for help from the public so Gurkha Palace will be representing them,” said Shakya.

“We are really thankful to Wu Chun for helping us do this because initially we hoped to make a collection point at the camp but they had some protocol issues. We are also really thankful to the people of Brunei because what we’re getting is way more than what we expected. People have been calling us and asking what it is we need and saying that whatever it is we need, they will bring it for us,” the manager added.

Fitness Zone and The Gurkha Palace will be collecting the donations until May 8 at both branches of Fitness Zone in Kiulap and Serusop, from 9am to 4pm.

As for those who wish to donate in Kuala Belait, they may do so by dropping their donations at The Gurkha Palace Restaurant and Catering Service or The Gurkha Jewellery.

For more information, call Fitness Zone at 2232338 for the Kiulap branch or 2248488 for the Serusop branch and 3221474, 3222714 or 8744714 for The Gurkha Palace Restaurant and The Gurkha Jewellery.

The Brunei Times

Fitness Zone joins Nepal relief drive

6 May

Friday, May 1, 2015

FITNESS Zone branches in Serusop and Kiulap are now collecting relief supply donations to be sent to Nepal for victims of the devastating earthquake that has claimed over 5,500 lives.

The donation drive is in collaboration with The Gurkha Palace Restaurant, which has been searching for a drop-off point in Brunei-Muara after beginning collections last Sunday at the shop’s store front in Seria town.

“We are very grateful to be able to work with a well-established and well-known place like Fitness Zone,” said The Gurkha Palace Manager James Shakya yesterday.

He said that after The Brunei Times first published news of The Gurkha Palace accepting donations on Sunday, he has received hundreds of phone calls from residents in Brunei-Muara looking to contribute.

“The response from Bruneians has been amazing. Hopefully with this Bandar drop-off point, we will be able to send more supplies to Nepal,” said Shakya.

Speaking on the collaboration, Managing Director of Fitness Zone Wu Chun said: “The power of unity is our greatest strength and the family of Fitness Zone is happy to extend our arms to help those in need.”

Shakya revealed that two consignments have already been sent, with a third planned early next week.

“Tents, blankets, sleeping bags, torches, dry foods and medical supplies are currently the most needed items,” Shakya said.

He said that as of yesterday, the restaurant has managed to collect almost 70 boxes of clothing, 12 boxes of blankets, three boxes of medical supplies, 50 sacks of rice and about the same in packed foods.

Fitness Zone and The Gurkha Palace will be receiving donations until May 8. Those who wish to lend a helping hand can contact The Gurkha Palace Restaurant at​ or 3221474, 3222714, 8744714 and 8675761.

Fitness Zone can be reached at 2232338 and 2248488.-Aaron Wong

Source: The Brunei Times