‘Community for Ramadhan’ launched

Community for Brunei, BIBD’s latest initiative, launched ‘Community for Ramadhan’, which aims to provide a virtual Gerai Ramadhan for the public to purchase food and drinks from several vendors to be delivered directly to buyers.

Onboarding for vendors began on April 20. There are over 50 vendors registered for the website with more to be added. Vendors include BIBD SEED entrepreneurs along with several Mualafpreneurs including vendors who usually participate in the yearly Ramadhan stalls organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS).

Customers can place orders at www.communityforbrunei.com from today. Orders received by 6pm will be scheduled for delivery by GoMamam the following day and any orders received after 6pm will be delivered within 48 hours.

“It enables Bruneians to feel the spirit of Gerai Ramadhan online. In view of COVID-19, we hope to bring several vendors and customers together in a virtual marketplace instead.

Customers can enjoy a safe and secure payment environment, where Sungkai meals will be delivered directly to their homes,” said BIBD Chief Marketing Officer Hajah Nurul Akmar binti Haji Mohd Jaafar. “It is an opportunity for vendors to enable their business digitally during the pandemic. There are no registration charges for vendors to be on this platform until July 16. Micro and small businesses need not worry about cash transactions or sourcing delivery companies as they are already included in the Community for Brunei system.”

Vendors who wish to be onboarded can contact BIBD via email at [email protected] for registration after getting their 16/17 registration, MSME account opening and QuickPay registration.