Thursday, May 26, 2016

Bersamamu Ramadhan~

Dear BASS members and alumni,
بِسْــــــمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيْــــــــــــــمِ
ﺍﻟﺴَّﻼَﻡُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻜُﻢْ ﻭَﺭَﺣْﻤَﺔُ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻪِ ﻭَﺑَﺮَﻛَﺎﺗُﻪ
Who is up for Ramadhan? Everyone must be excited for the holy month of fasting to come where your good deeds are rewarded more than any other month of the year!
In Shaa Allah, in this coming Ramadhan, an Iftar event shall be hosted by the Bruneians Around Sydney Society (BASS) in collaboration with the Islamic Society (ISOC) of UNSW for the Muslim communities in Sydney. Thus, we are in need of funds to organise such a big event. Everyone is welcomed to donate 'seangkat-angkat hati'.

You may tansfer your donation to this account:
BSB: 062 303
Account No: 1112 3546
Swift Code: CTBAAU2S
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Any inquiries, please contact
+61 415 627 802 (Fazrul) or
+61 450 052 301 (Yazid)


Allah melipat gandakan pahala orang yang bersedekah sebagaimana di dalam firmanNya, "Sesungguhnya orang-orang yang bersedekah baik laki-laki mahupun perempuan dan meminjamkan kepada Allah pinjaman yang baik, nescaya akan dilipat-gandakan (ganjarannya) kepada mereka; dan bagi mereka pahala yang banyak." (Surah Al-Hadid, ayat 18)
Muslim sejati itu dermawan

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Rezeki Malam Nisfu Syaaban

Greetings everyone.

Our deepest appreciation to this lovely couple, Kaka Zetty and Abg Hj Saini, for kindly giving all Bruneians at UNSW free dinner tonight. May Allah bless you both with an abundance of wealth, happiness and love. The grilled chicken tasted very delicious especially when it comes from people who are caring and loving like this couple, who we respect and treat like our second parents here in Sydney. Alhamdulillah

the delivery boys and girls for the night, together with Ka Zetty and Abg Hj Saini

grilled chickens all the way from Granville ready to be delivered

sorting out the deliveries

Friday, April 01, 2016

Appreciation Night for superBASS committee 2015/16

Assalamualaikum BASS members and alumni,

On 29th March 2016, Alhamdulillah, an appreciation event was organised to recognise the contribution and dedication of the previous committee members. The 9-members committee led by Nabilah Nipah was a group of people that is worthy of an appreciation.

Serving BASS voluntarily without asking anything in return, ensuring everyone's welfare is protected and on top of that, academic responsibilities, might give them a huge burden to bear for the past year but they did their jobs magnificently. Not everyone is perfect but they and the rest of the rest of the seniors are the people that we look up now.

President - Nabilah Nipah
Vice-President - Muqsith Yahya
Secretary - Nisa Nadzirah
Treasurer - Aziidah Jofri
Male Religious Officer - Faiz Anuar
Female Religious Officer - Ajeerah Julaini
Public Relations Officer -Zakiah Suhaili
IT Support - Ervin Chung
Logistics Officer - Firdaus Omarali

(Not sure if we were having an appreciation event or walimatul urus? hehehe)
(Current President and Vice-President - this was our first event!)
(Thank you to everyone who brought food that night! Everyone's graciousness to contribute for the potluck event was really something to be thankful for.)

At the same event, appreciation certificates were also presented to attendees who were present for Brunei Darussalam's 32nd National Day Celebration at Canberra, Australia in February. The Brunei High Commission was really impressed with your performance and willingness to travel to Canberra just to celebrate the auspicious day for our beloved country, Brunei Darussalam.

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU EVERYONE!

- BASS committee 2016/17

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

bomBASStic Committee for 2016/17 session

(As posted on BASS official Facebook page)

Assalamualaikum warrahmatullahi wabarakatuh...
Dear BASS members and alumni,
How is everyone doing? I hope all are in good health no matter where you are.
The intention of this post is to inform everyone of the newly elected committee. Before that, the juniors would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts to the previous superBASS committee as well as the rest of the seniors for taking care of us for almost a year. We feel indebted and really appreciate everyone's help in getting us adjusted to Sydney life. the events that you have done for us will forever be part of our beautiful memories here in Sydney.
Thank you SuperBASS committee of 2015/16 session:
President - Nabilah Nipah
Vice-President - Muqsith Yahya
Secretary - Nisa Nadzirah
Treasurer - Aziidah Jofri
Male Religious Officer - Faiz Ace
Female Religious Officer - Ajeerah Julaini
Public Relations Officer - Zakiah Suhaili
Logistics Officer - Firdaus Omarali
IT Support - Ervin Chung
The new committee will try to mirror your enthusiasm and commitment in getting BASS active and running. We will do our best filling in the shoes that you have left us.
BASS members and alumni, I present to you my bomBASStic committee for 2016/17 session:
President - Fazrul Wafiy
Vice-President - Melvin See
Secretary - Hafizah Sim
Treasurer - Yazid Mustafa
Male Religious Officer - Abdul Aziz Haji Ismail
Female Religious Officer - Aida Daud
Public Relations Officer - Christy Hernah
Assistant Public Relations Officer - Abdul Qawi Abdullah
Logistics Officer - Zulfaisal Arifin
Media Officer - Aizat Sam ISamuddin
Together with my other committee members, we also would like to thank everyone who had voted for us during the election day. We will strive our best to make BASS a society that everyone can be proud of. As such, I hope everyone will support and cooperate with the committee. Let's avoid segregation among us and be a happy family! Let me remind you that we are away from our family back home and the only family we can count on here is our beloved friends.
In light of what is happening around us, my main concerns for the society as a whole would be every Bruneian's SAFETY and WELFARE. Working together side by side with Education Atache Unit and Brunei High Commission in Canberra, we hope everyone to not keep quiet and seclude yourself if you encounter any problems. I would also like to urge everyone to report back to me or Melvin See if you are not in Sydney or doing any extreme activities (skydiving, bungee jumping etc.). You are also advised to put our phone numbers as your emergency contacts.
Once again, thank you!
Fazrul Wafiy
President of BASS 2016/17 session

Friday, February 21, 2014

Meet the Future Sydney-siders!

Assalamualaikum and hello ladies n gents,

a pre-departure briefing was held at Institut Teknologi Brunei for prospective students who are leaving for Sydney in July this year insya Allah. This batch of students would be the fourth batch out of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering articulation programs to continue the remaining two years of their studies in UNSW.

A trio of specially invited speakers from BSP who graduated from UNSW's School of Petroleum Engineering were invited to the briefing. They were Md Zarifdana Zinal Abadin, Ak Abu Zahrin Pg Damit and Nabilah Ibrahim. Representatives from HRD were also present, the members being Dr Smitha and Rosie Jaaafar.

Event held on the 27th of January 2014 at the Pearl, ITB.

Another more casual 'pre-departure briefing' session was also held on the 2nd of February 2014, at Pantai Muara.

We also managed to have another session in ITB with the juniors before the seniors fly back to Aussie for the new semester commencing in March, on 20 Feb 2014.

We hope to see these faces more often in the future, be it in Sydney, or in Brunei. To our ITB juniors, all the best, bittaufiq wannajaah (May you be given guidance and success).

Keep in contact with us ok.

P/S: To the seniors, all the best for the new sem.

Till next time insya Allah.

Credits to Dk Aqilah for the piccas.


Monday, February 03, 2014

BruONZ '14: The Winners

Salaam and hi ladies and gents,

BruONZ 2014 hosted by BSSMelb (Brunei Student Society Melbourne) was held for a period of three weeks consecutively, from the 10th January till the 26th.

The winners for every category were announced in the closing ceremony held on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Bahtera Banquet Hall, Badi'ah Hotel, Batu Satu.

Group pic taken during the closing ceremony. (After BSSMelb)

Here we bring you the list of winners:

1) Futsal

1st place: Melbourne
2nd place: Perth Freo
3rd place: Sydney A

2) Netball

1st place: Sydney
2nd place: New Zealand

3) Basketball

1st place: Melbourne
2nd place: Sydney

4) Badminton

Men's Singles:

1st place: Matthew Foo (NZ)
2nd place: Suan Loong (SYD)
3rd place: Sylvester (SYD)

Men's Doubles:

1st place: Hj Sufian & Hj Rahim (BNE)
2nd place: Suan Loong & Sylvester (SYD)
3rd place: Lau Soon Tiong & Kui (MELB)

Women's Singles:

1st place: Hafizah (BNE)
2nd place: Sofiah (NZ)
3rd place: Syazwani (PER)

Women's Doubles:

1st place: Ena & Zuriana (MELB)
2nd place: Hafizah & Hana (BNE)
3rd place: Fakhriyah & Hazirah (NZ)

Mixed Doubles:

1st place: Ena & Ridhuan (MELB)
2nd place: Zuriana & Hj Riffin (MELB)
3rd place: Elleene & Hafiz (SYD) 

***NOTE: No overall (collective) winner for this year. 

BASS would like to congratulate each one of the winners, be it from the city of Sydney or other cities or states from all over Australia and New Zealand. We would also like to express our appreciation to every one who participated or was involved in BruONZ '14, directly or indirectly. We truly had a good time. Insya Allah, we'l see each other again (hopefully) in BruONZ '15 with more participation and enthusiasm.

News coverage on the closing ceremony can be viewed here.
Press releases on the ceremony, view it here and here.

Last but not least, we would like to thank and congratulate the hosting city Melbourne slash BSSMelb for their impressive work in organising the successful event.

Cheers and ciao.
BASS '13.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

BruONZ Summer Games Closing Ceremony 2014

Salaam and hi Sydney-siders,

Insya Allah, Melbourne (BSSMelb) has invited everyone to the event said above. Here we bring you a message from them.

Hi Everyone !

You are cordially invited to our BruONZ Summer Games 2014 Closing Ceremony. Details as per below:

Date: Sunday, 26th January 2016
Time: 2pm
Venue: Bahtera Banquet Hall, Level 2, Badi'ah Hotel

Ticket: $16
DressCode: Smart Casual

We allow members to extend one more guest only to attend the event.

We will be giving out the medals and trophies to the winning teams and lots of prizes to be won!!

For more details please contact:
Ned Bssmelb (Ibnu)
Zuriana Hal (Zu)
k'Lil Ahmad Morshidi (K'Lil)
Naqiiyah Ahmad Morshidi (Naqi)


The listed names are facebook names. Kindly check out these names on facebook ASAP if you wish to attend this event.

Thank you.

Wassalaam and best regards,
BASS 2013

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

BruONZ Summer Games 2014

Salaam guys and girls,

BruONZ is back!

(BruONZ '14 Poster, After BSSMelb)

Insya Allah, the following sports/games will be held on their respective dates:

10th January : Opening Ceremony and Friendly Bowling Tournament (Megastrike, Airport Mall)
12th January : Futsal (Sports Complex, Tutong - Venue changed to Sekolah Pulaie)
17th January : Netball (Sports School)
18th January : Badminton (Sports School)
19th January : Basketball (Batu Bersurat)

Stay tuned for more updates from the official blog here.

Have fun in this year's games. May the odds be ever in your favour.

BASS 2013/14.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Selamat Menjalani Peperiksaan bagi Sesi 2 Tahun 2013


Berikut adalah doa-doa yang berguna untuk warga BASS atau sesiapa sahaja, terutama
sekali semasa musim peperiksaan ini.

*Credits to Yusri Ibrahim and Nurulain Abu Bakar (BASS Committee 2011/2012)
Jazakumullahu Khair:)

1.       Doa sebelum belajar : (supaya dimudahkan memahami dan hafalan):

“ Ya Allah, bukakanlah pintu hati kami sebagaimana orang-orang yang arif , Kurniakanlah kepada kami kefahaman Nabi-Nabi dan ilham para Malaikat yang hampir dengan-Mu, dengan Rahmat-Mu Wahai Tuhan Yang Maha Pemurah Lagi Maha Penyayang. ”

        2.    Doa Selepas Belajar : (supaya apa yang dipelajari tidak lupa)

“ Ya Allah, aku pertaruhkan kepada-Mu apa yang telah Engkau ajarkan kepadaku, maka kembalikanlah semula kepadaku jika aku memerlukannya dan janganlah Engkau buat aku melupainya, Wahai Tuhan Yang Sekalian Alam. ”
     3. Doa supaya Dijauhkan Dari Sifat Sedih,Malas, Bakhil, Pengecut & dikelilingi hutang:

“ Ya Allah, sesungguhnya aku berlindung pada-Mu dari rasa sedih gelisah dan aku berlindung pada-Mu dari sifat lemah dan malas, dan aku berlindung pada-Mu dari sikap pengecut dan bakhil, dan aku berlindung pada-Mu dari cengkaman hutang dan penindasan orang (aniaya). ”

4.     Doa ketika menghadapi kesusahan dalam peperiksaan atau kehidupan:

Ertinya : “Ya Allah, tiada yang mudah kecuali sesuatu yang Engkau mudahkan dan Engkau lah yang menjadikan yang susah itu mudah”

Tata tertib seorang Islam dalam menuntut Ilmu

 Niat menuntut ilmu hendaklah semata-mata kerana Allah, Rasulullah bersabda 

“ Sesiapa yang menuntut ilmu kerana selain daripada Allah SWT ataupun menghendaki menuntut ilmu (sebaliknya) selain daripada Allah SWT, maka disediakan tempat duduknya daripada neraka." [Hadis Riwayat Tarmizi]

·         Dari mula pembelajaran sehingga tamat peperiksaan hingga ketika menunggu keputusan, pergantunggan (Tawakkal kepada Allah) perlu ada, kerana semua Ilmu itu adalah kepunyaan Allah yang boleh ditarik bila-bila masa sahaja.

·         Redha dengan apa pun jua keputusan selepas peperiksaan, kerana semuanya itu adalah takdir dan ketetapan Allah. Allah melihat pada kesungguhan usaha hambaNya, tidak semestinya pada Keputusan akhirnya.

**All the best, bittaufiq wannajah ~ semoga perjuangan kita semua diberkati dan mendapat redha Allah. 

“Siapa yang keluar untuk menuntut ilmu maka ia berjuang di jalan Allah sehingga ia kembali” (Hadis Riwayat At-Tarmizi dan Ad-Darimi)

By:  Nurul Ain Abu Bakar

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Jom Berhari Raya


Alhamdulillah. It was no dull raya this year for Bruneians in Sydney for the open house invitations kept on coming at almost every weekend of Syawal.

Let's have a look at some of the Bruneians' open houses around Sydney.

17th August 2013 : Open House at Anzac Parade. Thank you n Jazakunallahu Khairan Zura, Basyirah and Alia.

17th August 2013: Open House at Forsyth Street (Alai-alai Brunei i.e. Nora, Sal, Aqilah, Chyi)

24th August 2013: Anzac Babies (Majdina-Nad-Salwana-Feera)

(Credits to Nad for this collage)

25th August 2013: Eid at Meeks (Shar-Zimah-Cici-Rab + Rau-Nurul-Jamilah)

25th August 2013: Harbourne Boys Open House (Khalaf-Afiq-Boh-Azlan)

30th August 2013: Haura Al Azizah (Nisa-Peejah-Bash-Mai-Ain)

Thanks for filling our tummies Sydney-siders. Jazakumallahu Khairan.

Till next raya, insya Allah.

AZ BASS2013.